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.
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!