I was inspired by fedhz to post my eye sight problem history. I was in grade school then and we were here in Manila (or Pasay to be exact) We were waiting for a cab because we were to watch Aiza’s movie (Wake up little suzie is it?). My head starts aching and I started vomiting on the pavement. I also graced the theater house floor with my dinner. My aunts rushed me to a nearest hospital and I was X rayed. It was still vivid on my mind, I remember the doc telling me that I can go home the morning after and I can have my donut. There was nothing wrong on my head (seems that xray cannot detect OCd harhar). I can’t remember what happened after that, if I was subject t more test or not. I only know that it was two years after before I was diagnosed with eye sight problem. I was in Grade three then and I had a hard time keeping up with the lectures. Good thing my godfather worked in an optical shop. They were shocked that my myopia(near sightedness)is that bad, my first grade was 300 or so. They gave a glasses which is lower than my real grade.. They said my eyes needed to adjust from having one fist before they upgrade it to the exact grade. I was so embarrassed to wear glasses then. My schoolmates were teasing me, they say I look Kris Aquino.. oh G! I just so hate it. Back then it was not a cool thing and people mistook you from being intelligent (and I so hate it). It took about a week before I wear the glasses full time. That was year 1990.. Eight years or so after that, I discovered that I also have astigmatism. A simple explanation would be, you loose focus, a single line to you may appear two lines or blurred lines at all distance. Eighteen years later, my astigmatism is worse. Here is the case, I can’t avail the one hour eyeglasses promo. I am only qualified for a week or longer wait for an eyeglasses. They say my lenses were processed type.. and is expensive. In a place where suppliers are located, my lens will cost $50 at minimum (excluding frames). Good thing that my myopia is not competing with my astigmatism.. Myopia give up and gave the floor to Astigmatism.
Getting older is expensive.. you just discovered a lot of unhealthiness in your body that needs to be taken care of.
note: My family has it in the genes. My sisters also have eye sight problems like mine.