I have gone 46 years without glasses. My last eye check up was back in 1992 in Boulder, Colorado in graduate school. So, when I started getting headaches about a year ago, it never actually occured to me that it could be something other than a sore back or neck, bad posture, stress... It wasn't until about two weeks ago when the Best Beloved pointed out that I was holding my knitting at arms length that I realized that I couldn't actually see ANYTHING nearer than two feet away.
So last Thursday I went to the eye doctor who checked me out and said "So, how long exactly have you been trying to read with your eyes as bad as they are?" Who knew? Tomorrow we choose the frames, and by Wednesday I'll be back to reading and knitting! I'm not so excited about getting glasses, but I am excited that I'll be able to knit a scarf while and not nurse a headache at the same time.
I am also struck with just how our conceptions of ourselves can be so limiting. 46 years without glasses OBVIOUSLY means that those headaches couldn't possibly be from bad eyes, right??!!
As soon as I can see, I will be rejoining the My So Called Scarf knit along with vigor!