It seems somehow appropriate to be posting my response to Karen‘s latest Weekend Assignment on Delurker Day. Her question concerns seeing and hearing, and since I especially want to see and hear from y’all today, it’s perfect timing!
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Weekend Assignment #301: Which are you more satisfied with, your eyes or your ears? Why?
Extra Credit: Which would be easier for you, being nearly blind or nearly deaf?
I have been told by several eye doctors that I have the worst uncorrected vision they have ever seen.(no pun intended). (Trust me, there’s an award you don’t want.) I began wearing glasses when I was just three years old. I switched to contacts at 18, but since it’s now established that contact lenses can slow the progress of nearsightedness in kids and adolescents – because the corrective lens is placed directly on the eye – I wonder if I should have changed sooner. Then again, since I also have astigmatism, I had to wait for a lens that could handle that along with the myopia, so I’m not sure starting with contacts earlier was even an option, back in those long-ago 1970s.
In any case, my eyes have reached the point where glasses don’t provide strong enough vision correction; unless I have corrective surgery (which will require lens implantation, since I’m not a LASIK candidate), I must wear contact lenses. However, for the last several years, I’ve needed to top them off with non-prescription reading glasses – thank you, 40th birthday!
As far as the extra credit goes, I guess that being nearly blind would be “easier” for me, since I’m already used to being visually impaired. And even though I’d really rather keep what vision I do have, I think I’d prefer losing it to going deaf. After all, I could always switch to audiobooks if I couldn’t read printed ones…
So, if you had to pick just one, which would it be – seeing or hearing? Since today is officially Delurker Day across the blogiverse (many thanks to Chris at Rude Cactus for the heads-up on that!), I would especially like to SEE and HEAR your comments today! If you don’t have any particular opinions on this topic, that’s fine – just say hello, or ask a question, or tell me a random fact about yourself. This is all about the blog readers, so please make your presence known wherever you go in blogiverse today – comment, comment, comment!
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