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So Here’s Looking at You

Betty Photo glassesThis is amazing!

In the past 3-4 weeks, I have had cataract surgery on both eyes, first the right and then —  2 days ago — the left.  My days are temporarily ruled by a schedule of putting drops in my eyes, but, oh, the clear vision that I have is absolutely wonderful.

It’s all good.  It is definitely all good!

It’s been a lifelong odyssey — from not being able to read what was written on the blackboard in first grade, being fitted with my first pair of glasses when I was 7 years old, first contact lenses when I was 19 years old, and finally dealing with a combination of contact lenses, bifocals and reading glasses from age 49 onward.

I feel a sense of liberation.  I was advised against the multiplex lenses, so I will still use reading glasses.  But to be able to see well otherwise, with no glasses and no contact lenses, feels very freeing.

So, here’s looking at you — at age 7, wearing my first pair of glasses, wire rims and all.  That was my life, from thence forward, but now, no more.

It is definitely all good!



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