Kicking off a dramatic arc….
And immediately I am drawn in, having experienced the same thing in elementary school.
“Do ‘eye exercises'” I’m hoping that is a joke and that your father (who apparently wears glasses as well) actually knew you needed eye care.
Since my family all wear glasses we knew that eventually I would also wear glasses. I’m hoping my kids get their mother’s eyes.
Good point, Jason. I’ll address those points in upcoming strips. Stay ‘tooned.
I had the same problem but it was at high school, and my parents response was that ’cause of my best friend has eyeglasses I wanted my own and keep about 8 more month with headaches and blurry vision.
@jason: well, I got my paternal grandfather’s eyes; my left eye has gradually become much worse than my right, and apparently that’s the same thing that happened with my opa.
Actually, doing eye exercises can improve your vision. There have been studies done in the UK where people have been able to remove their need for contacts or glasses after 4 or 5 months of work. Of course, it’s tough to go 4 or 5 months w/o wearing your glasses since that can set you back (if I recall correctly).
It’s funny, I have had glasses since I was 6 and my wife has had them since she was 10. My oldest had to get them at 6, but my youngest does not need them so far. My youngest wants glasses so bad she can’t stand it. She even has some reading glasses she likes to wear to be “part of the family”. She so badley wants to be a geek/nerd like the rest of us but she will have to face the fact some day that she is cool and not a nerd. Poor girl.
I recommend eye-jumping-jacks 😉
Boy, does this hit home. I started wearing glasses when I was four: bifocals. I had strabismus (cross eyes) as well as myopia. By the time I was six, I was so sick of the constant pummeling at school that I flushed my glasses down the toilet just to get out of wearing them (that lasted about a month, until my parents could buy me new ones).
I got surgery for the strabismus when I was 21, didn’t need bifocals as a result, and went to contacts for awhile, but got tired of messing them and went back to glasses.
Now I’m getting presbyopia and need bifocals again .
@Blaine: what on earth sort of eye exercises can one do to correct the fact light does not fall onto the retina? It’s the shape of the eye itself that is the problem, not the eye muscles. Not saying it isn’t true, I’m just surprised and curious.
Wonderful as always! and then some!
My 6 year old daughter just got glasses to correct her lazy eye – and she was so excited. The other kids in her class were jealous.
Doubt she would have the same reaction if she were 8 years older.
This reminds me a bit of when I found I was short-sighted. Actually I don’t think its as big a deal now as it used to be – people in glasses are such a common sight. I was quite happy to get mine. All my family had them and they can look pretty cool.
Oi-I sympathize with this one. My vision gradually worsened as well in Elementary-but we were broke and I was afraid of letting anyone realize I needed glasses.
By the time I was in middle school, sitting in the front was not longer a cure all-and my father, finally divorced, took me to the eye doctor’s.
Sadly, my vision has only worsened- xD
Didn’t mean to ramble, but I liked the comic!
I also know this feeling well… It was worst during my exams in my second last year of high school before my parents believed me…
Can’t wait for the next one!
10+ Keep ’em coming!
As a kid in my 5th class, i had got big time seeing problem. everything on the blackboard was blurred.
i was bullied because i was introvert and used to copy what was written in the notebook of my benchmate. he use to make fun of me coz i was dependent. it was only aftter an year or so, that i told my parents about my problem and got myself a pair of glasses
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