Hello and welcome to the home of Word of the Week, a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. The idea of the linky is to reflect back on your past week and share it with us. It’s great if you can sum it up in a word or phrase, hence giving us your Word of the Week. My word this week is glasses and you can read more about that below.
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MY WORD OF THE WEEK
Last week I had an eye test and not to my surprise, my eyesight has deteriorated. I was given the choice of 3 pairs of glasses that I would need for normal use, laptop use and reading, or one pair of varifocals.
I chose the varifocals, despite hearing that they are difficult to get used to.
So, for the first time in my life I’m wearing glasses all the time. In one way it’s a relief as I don’t have to get my glasses out everytime someone hands me something to read, or if we are in a restaurant. I had a reading glasses in the living room, in my handbag, in the kitchen and in the bedroom. Now I can just wear one pair all the time. I just need to get used to them.
Not Just Me!
My Little Man also has new glasses. He had a test the same time as me and he has to have new glasses too. He’s used to wearing his all the time though. I bought him two new pairs and he managed to break one in the first few days! I’m hoping we can get them fixed.
When I was growing up I was the only member of my family who didn’t have to wear glasses. My Mum only had reading glasses but my three brothers and my Dad had to wear theirs all the time. My Mum always said it was because I had brown eyes. It’s true that brown eyes are less prone to suffer from certain eye diseases, and are more likely to see better in glare situations, like night driving. I managed to get pretty far in life with 20/20 vision so my sight is down to pure degeneration (and possibly my condition, but that’s not proven.)
Out of my two older kids, the blue eyed one wears glasses whereas the brown eyed one is recently starting to need reading glasses. Out of my three younger ones I have two with blue eyes and one with brown. The Little Man has blue eyes, but he is most like his Dad who also had to wear glasses when he was young.
Anyway, as you can see it’s been an exciting week for me and all I have to talk about is eye colour and glasses! I hope your week has been more exciting, do let me know by joining up your weekly round ups.
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That’s interesting about brown eyes being less prone to certain eye diseases and better at coping with glare. I have hazel eyes (greens-brown) but struggle with glare when driving at night and have needed glasses all the time since I was about 9. My children all have blue eyes but only Jessica has needed glasses so far (due to the squint she inherited from my husband – who is also blue-eyed!). Hope Little Man likes his new glasses and that you get used to the varifocals quickly. #WotW
Green eyes are meant to be more prone like blue, so maybe it’s because yours are more green than brown?
My wife has just ordered varifocals — she is a constant glasses wearer, but her eyes have deteriorated. Varifocals are new for her. #WotW
I’m slowly getting used to mine but they can cause headaches and dizziness, you have to perservere.
I really didn’t know that about brown eyes! I have brown eyes and have had perfect vision all of my life. Recently though I’ve been getting headaches while reading or writing on my phone or laptop. Whether that’s due to too much exposure or actually eye deterioration I’m not sure…maybe I should go for an eye test lol. #WotW
Funny you should say that. when I started my OU course many years ago I went for an eye test because of headaches, and they said my eyesight was fine, so yes, too much exposure can cause problems. Most of my work was done with books, but heck I did so much more reading and writing than I’d done since I’d left school.
I’ve not heard of a link between eye colour and eyesight. Interesting. Hope you get used to your new glasses soon. I guess you are less likely to lose them, if they’re on your head. I have grey eyes, although everyone else calls them blue. Bizarrely they do seem to be getting more blue as I get older. Sure it should be the other way round. Hope you have a good weekend and thanks for hosting.
You learn something new everyday! I have green(ish) eyes and for years I was told I needed glasses for driving.. now apparently I don’t but I do need them for reading smaller print.. I do struggle sometimes driving at night although that may be because it’s not something I do very often. Hope you have a lovely weekend
I hope you are getting used to your new glasses. It must be easier than just keeping track of one pair.
Good luck with getting your little man’s glasses fixed. x