I had the first of my two cataract surgeries two days ago. The topics of seeing and eyesight and what’s out there to look at are on my mind these days because of my eye problems over the last year and the treatments I’ve been undergoing. I am progressing well with this cataract removal and look forward to getting the second eye done in two weeks.
I have been severely nearsighted all my life. It is a part of my identity. The idea of this no longer being true (in practice) has been something I’ve had some uncertainty about. Being able to see well all the time will change the way I manage my days. And yet, I’m still severely near-sighted – my eye shape has not changed. I just have my glasses in my eyes now.
I feel a little confused about it. Near-sighted? Or normally sighted? Both at once. My new way of seeing things.