20/20 vision: would you believe it?
What a miracle! Having struggled with short sight most my life, I was mortified by having to wear specs as a child – long before glasses became a fashion item even for children and when glasses were a source of shame and even ridicule. Soft lenses were a great relief and corrected the sight although it always seemed cruel that after the age of 40 or so I when wearing lenses I was becoming longsighted!
Latterly life became even more complicated as I developed cataracts immediately behind the pupils; these where apparently were pretty insignificant in themselves, but the effect in sunlight or at night driving towards bright headlights I really struggled to see clearly, although in the controlled dim lighting of the opticians’ consulting room apparently all was ‘just fine’. I even felt embarrassed to appear a neurotic.
But it clearly was not just fine so in the end I asked to be referred privately. (Having just sold our house, it didn’t feel quite such a big deal.) The consultant’s room was on the ground floor, several windows were wide open and the sun streamed in so when he tested my eyes, under more normal conditions, he immediately understood my concern. I could only see about half way down the chart.
And a few weeks later, after two ‘procedures’, here I am, with 20/20 vision! I don’t even need reading specs and it is a constant delight how sharp my distant vision is.
It really feels like a miracle.