In my ongoing efforts to document and communicate my experiences with a degenerative eye disease, I want to add to the list I started in my last blog post.
My Quirky Vision, a list continued
- When I go to pick up my daughter from basketball practice, even when I’m wearing glasses, I can’t pick her out from across the gym.
- Watching my daughter’s basketball games and my son’s swim meets is very difficult and exhausting. I can follow most of it, but it’s all a bit blurry.
- In general, I avoid eye contact with people; I’m afraid that I should recognize them, but I won’t be able to. I feel awkward looking at them too long, trying to figure it out. Of course, this awkwardness is exacerbated by my introversion.
- I also avoid eye contact because looking directly at people’s faces is difficult. They’re out of focus, which tires my brain as it tries to make sense of what I’m seeing.
Words like “fuzzy” or “blurry” or “out of focus” don’t seem to quite capture what my vision feels like to me. I should read some more accounts of other people’s vision problems. It might help me to express my own experiences more effectively.