Several weeks ago I realized that I was running dangerously low on contact lenses. All I needed was one good cry and I’d exhaust my supply (just curious – does anyone else find that crying while you’ve got your soft contacts in hastens their demise?)
At the time of this discovery, I was preparing for my trip to Canada and I figured that if I ordered a batch of new lenses that night, there would be just enough time for me to receive them before I left. Perfect! I thought. I got out my credit card, fired up the website I order from and…couldn’t order them because my prescription had expired. Bugger!
Today I had an appointment with my eye doctor. He’s a great guy and, despite the fact that he shines really bright lights in my eye, I like him a lot.
Here’s the cool part – I had only sort of vaguely realized that I am squinting a bit now. I never used to. But, of course, he noticed it right away. He did the whole “Is A better or B? A or B? 1 or 2?” routine. Then he put some letters up on the screen for me to read…and when I did, he said, “That’s astonishing. Very few people can read those.” He told me it was 10/20 vision. Amazing.
He adjusted my prescription and ordered a box of lenses for me to try. I’m excited! And to think…if my prescription had been in date six weeks ago, I wouldn’t have gone to see him and I wouldn’t have known that I could see the world so much more clearly. Thank goodness my timing was so bad six weeks ago so I could have this little miracle (and better vision) today!