Since I left New York in 2004, I've worn the same three pair of glasses: sunglasses for driving, regular glasses for movies and night driving, and reading glasses. Yesterday was my first eye exam in a while (I did go two years ago, but most of the appointment was taken up with the doctor's railing against English teachers. He and I are no longer seeing each other.), and I discovered that I am an anomaly.
My eyes are getting younger.
Seriously. At one point, my new doctor said that I have the eyes of a ten year old. I no longer need the two pair of glasses for distance. I have a slightly worse Rx for my readers (aren't they cute? And, yes, the lenses darken in the sun. I read outside a lot.), but my distance vision is nearly perfect. A long cry from where it was when I got my first pair of glasses in fifth grade. I wanted to be Meg from A Wrinkle in Time, so I was fine about the glasses, but still. They do get expensive.
Stay tuned tomorrow for a BIG announcement.