When I was a little girl, I loved the look with eyeglasses. I secretly longed for a pair through the initial years of secondary school. To my young mind, the specs were the quintessence of high fashion mixed with bookish academia. Same was with my brother too. We imagined that if we had a pair, we might give some chaal in school or parties…flaunting like an intellectual. Sometimes, we used to express our desire in front of each other indirectly…Our discussions used to long for hours glancing through the fashion magazine pages…
One fine day, probably in my Class IX, I got a chance to see an Eye-specialist. I started feeling light pain in my eyes while studying in low light….I exaggerated in front of my parents….. And….my luck shined to make my brother jealous…..the doctor prescribed specs to me with a power ‘-.25’, while he asked me not to wear if I don’t have any pain.
I was so excited….it became my fashion statement, though the frame used to look like a Vintage, dowdy and dreadful one that used to take up half of my face!!!!
Time rolled on….During my University days, all of my close friends started saying that I look better without that specs and suggested me to leave my fashion companion. I didn’t want to…and did not leave the spec vibe till I lost it in the green room while doing a stage program during the versity week. I cried a bit not finding it in place after the program, but consoled myself remembering my friends’ words.
Since then, gradually I started loving my life without the specs. For better or worse, I never required glasses till recent years. My eyes were fit and fine!
Now, after so many years, few days back I saw an ophthalmologist for my regular check up…..I have found that my eyesight is waning a bit, and I need to wear glasses.……But this time…I am not excited…I am mortified. I don’t want to flaunt to be an intellectual….don’t want to give chaal in office nor in parties….I am extremely unhappy loosing some eyesight….Don’t know whether I will get my power back or not…..peeping through the pages of internet for the tips how to keep your eyes healthy….
With a heavy heart, I am all to set to pick up a pair of frames.