For about the last year or so I’ve been getting these head splitting migraines. Over the past couple of months they’ve been getting worse and worse. I used to be able to take a couple Excedrin migraines and be good to go. Lately raking medication and sleeping it off does absolutely nothing for me. Two days ago I reached my tipping point. I felt a migraine coming on around lunch time. I took 3-200mg ibuprofen when I got home from work and it did nothing. Fell asleep and woke up around 2AM to a splitting headache. Took 3 more ibuprofen and went back to bed. Yesterday morning I woke up to the same headache.
I told myself that enough is enough and scheduled an appointment with an optometrist. A couple of my friends told me that the cause of my headaches may be do to my vision. As I sat in the office and was asked to read some pretty large letters I read them off confidently. As the letters got smaller and smaller I was still able to read the letters albeit with decreasing confidence. Then the optometrist asked me to cover my left eye and read the letters. What? No problem. I rattled off the letters like it was nothing. Then he asked me to do the same with my other eye. When we got to the third line I asked myself “Is that a G or an O?” Things only got worse from there.
I was told that the vision in my left eye was basically shot and that I would need corrective lenses. Excuse me? Glasses? I can’t walk around looking like a geek. Did he not know that I have a reputation to maintain? I’m one of the cool kids. Seriously I did worry about how I would look in glasses. That turned out to be the least of my concerns.
He then placed some liquid in my eyes to dilate my pupils and sent me to see this other doctor (who was very attractive but that has nothing to do with this post). As she used some machine to look into the back of my eye she asked if I had any family history of glaucoma. It was then I remembered that when my grandmother died she was blind. We still don’t know if it was glaucoma or cataracts because the healthcare system in Nigeria leaves a lot to be desired. She was worried about some inflammation that she saw and wants me to get regular check ups to be proactive.
Now I have a prescription for eyeglasses and I’m not sure exactly what type of frame to get. I will be going to Costco today to try on frames to see what fits my face. I do know that I’ll need at least 4-5 pairs of glasses because I have a tendency to lose and/or break things. What about y’all? Do any of you wear glasses? What styles do you wear? Where do y’all get them from?