Besing shortsighted, I realised that the time had come to try varifocals. Well – they were horrid. I really couldn’t see the point. To go from pretty perfect sight to a thin strip of distance vision and a narrow gap of nearer vision gave me an idea of what it must me like living with tunnel vision. Also, as I moved my head from side to side, my world moved up and down as if I was on a ship during a storm.
I tried to get used to them I thought if I wore them all the time my brain would compensate, but I think I use my eyes too much. I don’t think most people actually look at things. Not all day long, like I do.
So Now I have new, stronger lenses and I seem to view the world from a different perspective. I’ve noticed that if I reach out for some things I either bump into them or they are not there. My perception of the world is quite different to how it was before.
I have found that that is true of life in general. Change your point of view or focus and what seemed to be really important before suddenly becomes quite irrelevant. We humans are apt to keep going without getting new lenses or even thinking about getting a sight test. This goes for our thought processes as well as our eyes.