squinting, squinching, straining,
eyes that need rest
My tired eyes are getting glasses for the first time in a few days and the really strange thing is this: I have known for at least a year that I needed glasses. I delayed and delayed going to the doctor, and just didn’t think much about the fact that I couldn’t see well. I just willfully ignored it, pushing it to the back of my mind whenever I found myself squinting and straining. I took ibuprofen for my headaches, and turned up the brightness on my computer, and enlarged the font size when I could and just didn’t think about it too much.
But now that I know that I need glasses, it’s all I can think about. It actually seems like my vision is much worse, now that a doctor has confirmed what I suspected all along. Isn’t it strange how the mind can play such powerful tricks?
My eyes are totally exhausted. I’ll be happy when my glasses come — the same glasses I’ve dreaded for so long.