Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Just Call Me 4-Eyes

The other day I went to the eye doctor for the first time.  I had never been so I didn’t know exactly what to expect.

(Even though I might have Googled “what to expect during an eye exam.”  My husband thought I was being neurotic, I like to call it being prepared.)

Despite my best Google research I was sort of a nervous wreck… and lets just say the people there didn’t exactly do anything to ease my nerves. 

This is how it went:
Nurse: (are they even called nurses?) When was your last visit?
Me: Never. It’s my first time.
Nurse: Never? In your life?!
Me: Nope… I’m a little nervous.
Nurse: No reason to be.  Look up.  *drops a variety of drops in my eyes* This is probably going to burn.  I’ll be back in 20 minutes.

Thanks a lot, lady.


The eye doctor was running a bit behind schedule, and I get that… But it wasn’t the best therapeutic communication, ya know? 

After that I was was left alone in the exam room to take selfies of my creepy dilated eyes, then proceeded to send them to everyone in my phonebook.

I’m only half joking.


As a prize the doctor gave me these stylish sunglasses to wear.  Turns out, I’m slightly near-sighted with an astigmatism. To celebrate, the husband took me out for Thai food and a movie. And yes, yes I did wear these shades all movie long. (We did see Star Trek though so I felt like I was in costume.)

Have I mentioned how great my husband is?  I am kind of a huge baby… and he puts up it so well.  I just love him.

So, in conclusion, this is my new look for the next 80 or so years.  Despite how the picture looks, I’m not completely excited about it, but I’m still getting used to these things.

Anyone care to convince me on the greatness of glasses?!


  1. I do prefer contacts but your glasses look fine. There are some benefits to them, such as the fact that you can just take them off and put them on (with contacts, you have to make sure that your hands are clean). You can also keep wearing the same pair for a while, instead of having order contacts every six months or so.

  2. Welcome to the glasses-wearing club! I only wear mine when I leave the house, but I distinctly remember the first time I got glasses. It was such an odd feeling--especially realizing how much I was missing out because I simply couldn't see the little things. This is going to make me sound weird, but I was amazed at the fact that I could actually see individual blades of grass, haha. :)

    Anyway, I love the new frames! They look so cute on you!

    p.s. I'm totally a Google-everything kind of girl. It's the curiosity and over-preparedness in me!

  3. You look super cute in your glasses. I remember getting my glasses and not liking them. Now I think I look really cute in them. :-)

  4. You look great in glasses! You'll get used to them the more you wear them.

  5. I love them on you!! I have always wished that I could pull off looking cute in glasses but I just don't look nearly as cute as you!! (so I stick to contacts!) and ps..I've been to the eye doctor A LOT of times and still get nervous every.single.time!

  6. Woohoo! I can't boast of the greatness of glasses, but I can say contacts are amazing!! I started wearing glasses when I was ten, soo...wow, that's 16 years ago, although I made the best decision of my life when I switched from glasses to contacts.

    You're lookin' cute, lady! :)

  7. You look great in the glasses! I've never worn glasses, but when I was a kid, I always wanted to. I also wanted braces (which I never had). Mostly because my sister had braces and my brother had glasses and I thought they were the two coolest people ever. ;)


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