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Legally Blind In Both Eyes.

My eyes have been horrible for years. But I didn't tell my parents until the summer before ninth grade. I was so afraid that I'd look stupid with glasses. I already had a horrible self-image, and didn't want anything to perpetuate it.

 I finally told them because I was starting driver's training, and knew that I'd end up failing the eye exam anyway. I also knew I'd need to be able to read the board come high school.

It turned out that I was legally blind in both eyes. My dad almost cried because he felt so bad.

I love my glasses now. I've gotten numerous compliments on them. I've been told that they make me look far more older, and very intelligent. I do like the way they look. I feel empty now when I look into the mirror and am not wearing them

And most importantly of all, I can see. That in itself makes everything alright.
SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2008

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I'm blind without my glasses or CL's like you, I start with glasses when I was 21, in present time I'm 28.