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Monday, April 20, 2009

Clear as day...

Over a month ago, I was having issues. Like real serious eye issues. My eyes were constantly dry, watery and itchy - to the point where ripping my eyeballs out seemed to be the only option for relief. So I did what I always do, I googled my symptoms. According to webmd, I either had pinkeye or allergies. Um, ew. I diagnosed myself with the latter and went on my merry way with over-the-counter remedies. 

A few weeks later, things had progressively gotten worse and I was forced to see a doctor. I decided to visit an optometrist because I had no idea where to start. I hadn't been to an optometrist since about the 3rd grade so I was expecting to be in and out with some kind of prescription to fix this madness. Instead of the doctor diagnosing my symptoms, he told me the unthinkable, "Yep. You have an astigmatism in both eyes and you're significantly nearsighted. I'm surprised you've gone this long without your vision bothering you." After my initial shock, I scooped my jaw off the floor and insisted he tested me again because duh, I have 20/20 vision. He did a few more tests and solidified his first diagnosis. I needed glasses. **

Once I accepted the fact that I was now considered a member of the "four-eyes" club, I tried on lots and lots of glasses. Fat frames, skinny frames, pink frames, purple frames, frameless, etc. I finally landed on what I like to call the nerd-style. I think they're perfect for me. The second I slipped them on to my virgin eyes, I almost teared up. I COULD SEE! It was like my eyes were in photoshop and clicked on the Magic Sharp action. Everything is crystal clear now! I'm kinda bummed I've been missing out on the clarity of life for the past 27 years.

This past Saturday I attended my bridal shower sans glasses but once the party was over and done, I slipped my Velma's back on. Here's a few pics for your viewing pleasure.


Headband (AFarmersDaughter), Dress (Max and Cleo), Glasses (Lenscrafters)

And speaking of my shower, it was fantastic. The disadvantage of being a photographer is that you don't take pictures of yourself or your own events. I took like 6 pictures of the details when I first got there and then I got lost in the shuffle of being the bride. I must say it was so weird to be the center of attention but I loved every second of the time spent with all my lovelies. I'm praying someone else took pictures of all the details. A huge thank you to my mom and dad for their hard work on planning the day, my bmaids for helping set up and run the show, and all my family and friends for your love and support. 




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** By the way, the glasses did not fix my dry/itchy eyes so after a visit to an opthalmologist, they're on their way to being 100% again! 

17 comments:

bri said...

I must insist you wear those new goggles 24/7. You look soooo frickin amazing! Can I please wear glasses now too? Nerdy glasses are the new black and YOU own it!

HazelnutPhotography said...

Well you just look super adorable! That scenario happened to me about 15 years ago, clarity is so nice, yes?

Moco Roomie said...

So fun glasses! Welcome to the club! Soon enough you'll hate them so much and join the contact lens club. It is so much better and so much worse all at the same time!! =)

PS I loved your shower! Every single detail was perfect...but what else would anyone have expected?

Katie Y. said...

Your shower looked amazing and so did you! Rock the glasses girlfriend!

V3 Weddings and Events said...

You look positively adorable!
P.S. that cake looks so yummy! I might have to hit you up for the 411 on its maker!

Nins said...

LOVED the shower! LOVE the frames!!! so cute! BE GONE twitch!

and GREAT job with your pics =)

Ashley Rose said...

Oh you look sooo cute with your glasses, really chic =) and yeah for your shower! omgosh your wedding is coming up quick ;) enjoy every min/no second! xoxo

Jessebel said...

As someone who also suffers from astigmatism and is very nearsighted, I too wonder how could your eyes not have bothered you. Dayum. My membership to the four-eyes club was established almost 20 years ago...in 3rd grade.

Your bridal shower = adorable.

karri said...

Sexy Specs! And super sweet and cute, per usual.

Like jessebel, I've been bespectcled since 3rd or 4th grade. Clarity is amazing!

Last year, my mom had cataract surgery - she couldn't believe how vivid the world "has become" haha.

Meli said...

<3 the shower details, <3 your New 4Eye Look!!, you totally Pull it off, I too, Love my DorkYLiciouS Glasses =), <3 that cake Yum!

Jessie Welbaum said...

I just found out 2 weeks ago I needed glasses too! I've always wanted glasses and was told that I've always had 20/20 vision, too! Your glasses look adorable! AND I love your hair and the headband!

Jasmine said...

we're SO twins...i have the same max+cleo dress..except in black...because it OBVIOUSLY hides my not-so-slender parts.
you look fab in the glasses...but you already know that! :)
xoxo

Katie Y. said...

Ok can I say your cake is the cutest thing I've ever seen! Fill me in!

Lorena Valladares said...

I'm new to your blog. Your photos are A-maz-ing! I love them.

I rarely comment but after reading this post I was like "ME TOO! ME TOO!"

About 2 years ago I was having some eye issues and was so bumbed when I learned that I needed glasses, I was like "NO Way!, me?" Then I got them and literally cried. How?! How did I not know I needed glasses? Now life is good. The end. :)

Arellano Photography said...

A big warm welcome to the 4-eyed club indeed! I thought i had overly watered eyes for two months until my optometrist said I was slightly near sighted. The first time you slip those bad boys on it looks like a whole new world out there! Your pictures are slammin now, imagine what they're gonna be like thru your new specs! Best wishes for your wedding and I think j* has you covered for sure!

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eyeoptix said...

Cheer up! Having "four eyes" are in these days. Eyeglasses are so fashionable that people buy them even though they have perfect vision. When it comes to buying glasses online, here's another great resource I came across: BestBuyEyeglasses.com - the site features a diverse collection of designer sunglasses, eyeglasses, frames and lenses from Versace Eyeglasses to Christian Dior Sunglasses and everything in between at huge markdowns.