Aren’t glasses supposed to improve your vision as much as possible? I got my new glasses on Wednesday, but they seemed a little bit off. After trying to get used to them for a day and a half, I decided they were driving me crazy and that the prescription for the left lens is completely wrong, which it is. I went back to the eye doctor and the receptionist first tried to tell me it was because both eyes were working together to give me a clear picture, so if I couldn’t see clearly when I closed one of them, it was still okay. When I told her that I couldn’t see clearly using both of them (with my glasses on), she said the doctor was trying to strengthen my bad eye by making my better eye do all the work. Does this make sense to anyone? It sure didn’t to me. Wouldn’t that make my better eye worse, since it is straining more now? Anyway, I’m going back in on Tuesday to make them give me a better lens.
And a random sidenote, just for kicks: As we’ve been introducing ourselves in our new ward, Micah has been asked on multiple occasions if he is Hawaiian. “Micah, huh? Are you Hawaiian? Is that your Hawaiian name?” True, he has dark hair and dark eyes, which are also common features among the Hawaiian population, but the similarities end right about there. Of course, they seem to feel a little sheepish when he reminds them that it’s Biblical . . . .