I was not able to get my haircut today because my mom’s trusted stylist had his day off and she wouldn’t go for anyone else. And so instead, my mom suggested that I have my check up because I have been complaining about my eyes getting blurry at times, when I’m reading.
So we went to the ophthalmologist and got my eyes tested. It was my first time to get my eyes checked so I was nervous. Good thing the doctor was very kind. And I learned that she went to UST for med school and that she knows the dean of my college. We got on well and she told me that Physical Therapy, which is my course, really requires extensive reading. So going back, I took a couple of tests, one reading the Snellen’s chart and the other using whatever that apparatus is called. And then, the verdict. She told me that I have astigmatism but it’s pretty mild and may be corrected. My vision is 50-25, left and right respectively. I was prescribed to wear glasses, which I am not happy about. The doctor said that I should wear it while reading, using the computer, texting, so pretty mush most of the time. This will last for 6 months. And then I have to go back and have my eyes checked again.
I am not happy with this at all. Even though it’s just mild, I can’t afford to have faulty eyesight. I love reading and it’s practically my life. I am a bibliophile and having a blurry vision won’t do me any good. I don’t want this to get worse but then I can’t just stop doing what I love. I may just be overreacting but it’s true. Now, the doctor suggested that I should go easy on reading or anything that might put strain to my eyes. What should I do? I can’t not read. It’s the only thing I am so passionate about and I can’t stop.