I can see clearly now.

If it weren’t for my glasses and contacts, I’d be blind as a bat.

I’m near-sighted, which means, without corrective lenses, I cannot clearly see subjects in the distance.

I got my first set of glasses in the 6th grade. My teacher, Mrs. Mabry, told my mother that I was squinting a lot during class and my Q&A participation had taken a nose-dive. Basically, I couldn’t see the material on the board and was too embarrassed to say anything. Without hesitation, Mrs. Mabry (bless her sweet heart, love this woman dearly!) took serious my changed behavior. She knew there had to be good reason that Social Sally was all of a sudden quiet in her classroom!!!!! A few years later, along with a “lovely” set of metal braces on my teeth, I began wearing contact lenses.

I am the world’s worst at remembering to remove my contacts on a regular (daily) basis. Honestly, I forget about them. I don’t feel them, I don’t notice them, and they don’t bother me whatsoever. I’m also a cheap skate ….. manufacturers want you to THINK disposable contacts last 2-3 weeks. I’m here to tell you that’s a big fat lie and money down the drain. I purchased ONE box of disposable lenses (12 pairs, I think?) THREE years ago.

I know, shame on me. I visit the eye doctor for my routine exam and he/she always performs tests for glaucoma and macular degeneration, both are in my family’s history. In the past three years, there’s been no significant change in my prescription, so there’s been no need to purchase more contacts. Until now.

In honor of National Eye Care Month ……. and because I’m out of contacts ……. I went to the doctor today.

Mark this off the to-do list now.

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  1. Georgia McDaniel January 16, 2012 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    Nicole Marie I can’t believe with our family history you are wearing disposiable contacts for that long! I could kick your little hiney! You need to have lasik and be done with those darn contacts! I sure do love you and miss you. Hopefully we can talk soon. Auntie GA

    • Nicole January 16, 2012 at 8:29 pm - Reply

      I know, I know, I know. I actually talked to the Dr. about Lasik but he says the effects last only 10-15 years (at best). What’s the point if I have to wear contacts or have another procedure in a few years? I took my contacts out and I’m wearing my glasses tonight. LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      xo,
      Nicole Marie (I’m in trouble with that use of my middle name)

  2. Georgia McDaniel January 16, 2012 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    Nicole Marie I can’t believe with our family history you are wearing disposiable contacts for that long! I could kick your little hiney! You need to have lasik and be done with those darn contacts! I sure do love you and miss you. Hopefully we can talk soon. Auntie GA

    • Nicole January 16, 2012 at 8:29 pm - Reply

      I know, I know, I know. I actually talked to the Dr. about Lasik but he says the effects last only 10-15 years (at best). What’s the point if I have to wear contacts or have another procedure in a few years? I took my contacts out and I’m wearing my glasses tonight. LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      xo,
      Nicole Marie (I’m in trouble with that use of my middle name)

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