About Reading

Last year, for the first time, I needed reading glasses and because I was starting graduate school, I thought I’d treat myself to a new pair this year. I decided to go to my son’s optometrist, whom I myself had never visited before. To my surprise I learned that there is a lot more to vision then meets the eye. (No pun intended!) It is possible to have 20/20 vision and still have hidden visual handicaps. I found out that my eyes didn’t track, which meant that when I read the words and sentences didn’t line-up. As a result I made a lot of mistakes when reading, and got tired reading very fast. Up to now I mostly listened to audio books. But this is changing. To my delight I now have a pair of glasses that help my eyes line up the text on the page. Books look completely different with my new glasses and reading is much easier. I wish I had gotten these glasses years ago. They would have saved me a lot of tears and frustration. But I sure am stoked now!