It’s that time of year again, the reminder SMS from my opticians, to tell me that I need to come and get my eyes tested and have my contact lenses checked to make sure they are still working for me and fitting well.
I have several eye issues, mostly common, but fairly severe. I am extremely short sighted, with a mild astigmatism, and I also have a very mild squint in my left eye, or what is termed as a “lazy” eye, that when I am tired, can be slightly obvious.
I wear glasses and contact lenses, to help correct my vision, and enable me to see. I have worn glasses since I was 5, and contact lenses from the age of 16. I don’t actually really mind wearing them, it’s something I have had to deal with all of my life, and got used to.
However, I would like to be able to go without, to be able to not wear glasses, or worry about the hassle of putting in my lenses. It would be lovely to see clearly, without the aid of either. To be able to go swimming and be able to see, or not have to worry about wearing goggles to protect my expensive contact lenses, to not have to remember whether I need my prescription sun glasses, or to put my contact lenses in so I can wear my fashionable sun glasses in the summer, to be able to ditch wearing glasses, and not have to worry about loosing or breaking them, and to be able to not have to worry about the cost of glasses or contact lenses for the rest of my life… Sounds great, doesn’t it?
I am turning 40 next year, and am contemplating taking the plunge and having laser surgery, to correct my vision and allow me to go glasses and contact lens free. With Optical Express, this is an easy, safe and affordable option. I can have state of the art treatment on my eyes, and improve my vision, and for the first time, since I can remember. I think this would be a perfect 40th birthday present. It’s very much on the top of my wish list.