How I Got My Glasses.

How I Got My Glasses.
By: Anna Adams. 8th period.

I remember a couple years back when I stated the fact that I would never wear glasses. Well, now I know that when people say,‘’Never say never,’’ you should take them seriously. I’ll explain what happened in a more accurate way.

Above all, it all started in the mall. I was the walking with my family on a gray carpet that stretched across the second story with low chatter lingering in the background. We walked walked by a shop that sold various assortments of eyewear. ‘’I’ll never wear glasses!’’ I heard myself say. My mother replied, ‘’Never say never.’’ I stopped by the handrail and looked down while doubt flooded my mind. I thought it was a joke. Little did I know that I was wrong.

Before I knew it, I was living in the summer before 4th grade, which was actually a bit peculiar. I often found myself squinting at words a couple feet away and the TV subtitles were a little blurry. Airplanes in the sky were nearly invisible to me! However, I didn’t pay much attention to it, so it might’ve caused a couple problems every now and then.

Soon, the leaves were turning golden and crimson, and there was a chill in the air. It was time to go back to school! 4th grade had started, and it was a little tricky to get by. It was hard reading off of the whiteboard and posters, and I always had to get closer to the presented material in order for me to read it right. Apparently, my mother noticed my challenges, so I was surprised with what happened next. She gave me a vision test.

Unfortunately, I failed the vision test. Everyone piled into the car as we headed to the optometrist(the person who checks your eyes and/or gives you glasses). Finally, we got a subscription for a pair of glasses, so the last step was to pick out what kind of glasses I wanted to wear. I finally settled on a pair of glasses with a purple frame and a pair of backups(black frame). I slipped on my purple glasses, and my world changed. Everything was so clear and detailed! I could read things far away! I was thrilled, at least until I realized the responsibility of glasses. That’s a complete different story, though. However, it’s worth it, though it isn’t easy.

This whole episode should serve as a lesson. Never say never! Something might happen. I’m not saying anything will, but you never know…

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