22. April 2008 · 2 comments · Categories: Ramble

After waking up this morning I decided to sit in bed and see if I could finish A Thousand Splendid Suns (i didn’t … I’m not a speed reader these days). I never read a book in the morning; I usually get up, make my latté, check email, and eventually get my breakfast (when I remember). But I’m at the end of the book, and I really want to know how it ends! I was wearing my computer/reading glasses. (They are also my music glasses and, in fact, that’s what I originally got them for; they were a life saver, believe me! I can see music perfectly, the conductor is a bit of a blur, but I can see beat patterns just fine. I just can’t see the glares. 😉

Only trouble is, now my eyes can’t focus on anything. Hmmm. I read most frequently at night, before going to sleep, so maybe this problem is always there and I just haven’t noticed it. (My dreams are always in focus.) But I feel like I’m seeing things underwater.

Ever so slowly I think my eyes are adjusting, but I have a feeling this isn’t they way things are supposed to work. I wonder.

It might just be that I slept wrong, though; years and years ago (before children, which might give you an idea of how long ago; our oldest is 25) I must have slept in such a way that altered the shape of my eyes for a short time. I have horrendous vision. It’s so bad I don’t even get out of bed without putting on my glasses. But that particular day I woke up, looked across the room, and could see the print quite clearly on the wedding sampler my mom had made us. You can’t know how startling it is to be able to see clearly after wearing glasses since 5th grade! Dan suggested I just sit there and enjoy the perfect (at least it appeared that way to me) vision. Of course it didn’t last, but it was really something to experience good vision for that brief time.

Ramble ramble … vision is gradually improving. Whew!


  1. Heck, I can see clearly to at least six inches from my nose without glasses. Or at least, I used to be able to – it seems that things are pretty much fuzzy everywhere anymore without glasses. Dagnabbit.

    You could’ve been experiencing a migraine (sans pain) – I’ve had a few of those – just kind of can’t focus on things. It’s typically a vascular thing, as I understand it, so it could’ve been just a lack of caffeine. I figure as long as they’re painless and infrequent, I’m not going to complain.

  2. I hadn’t thought about a migraine, Tim. My dad used to have those. Hmmm.

    Vision is still not completely normal, but I’m assuming it will be in 30 minutes, when my cane will be ready for shaping!

    As to seeing clearly 6″ away … well, for me it’s probably about 4″, although, with my misbehaving eyes right now, nothing really works. Go figure.