Blind as half a well-sighted bat

The eye doctor tells me that I need glasses. This is notable for two reasons.

1. I had LASIK done in 2001. It was supposed to last ten years without needing any touch-ups. Apparently my eye had other plans. I say “eye” in the singular because…

2. It’s just my right eye. It’s not very bad–about 20/40. But it’s enough that glasses will help me read better, and cure these awful tension headaches on the right side of my face.

I’m still glad I did LASIK. My prescription was about 20/500 before I had the surgery. I couldn’t even read my alarm clock in the morning. But to need such a mild prescription–and only in one eye. Grrr.

I’m considering monocles and eyepatches right now.

6 thoughts on “Blind as half a well-sighted bat

  1. You should totally go for the eyepatch. Somehow it suits you.

    Of course, I’m a ninja, and if you go around looking like a pirate, I’ll be forced to take you down immediately at first sight.

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  2. Hi,

    I just wanted to leave a note that I really enjoyed your story “Nine Thousand Four Hundred Ninety-Four Days.” I’m not really a short story person but I thought your really did an excellent portrayal of “other” and cultural modes of thinking there. Keep writing!

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