I have monovision. Not, it doesn’t describe my way of thinking. What it means is I only use one eye to see things. Maybe that’s why I only see things my way? Hmmmm…probably.
You see, I had been wearing spectacles from as young as 9 years old. It is in the genes. All smart people wear glasses. (And some people even purposely wear glasses to look smart!) If your kid has bad eyesight, it doesn’t mean you are a bad parent. It is in the genes. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. No amount of carrots can help. Carrots or Vit. A only prevent night blindness. Not short-sightedness (where those things in the distance appears blur).
Short-sightedness happens when you grow too fast and your eyeballs don’t grow at the same time and rate. It is corrected by contact lenses for me. And now, at my age, my eyeballs are shrinking and I cannot see my own pores, bulu-bulu, small letterings etc. So, one good optemerist who is also part of my parenting group told me about monovision.
I resorted to monovision because I am too vain to wear grandma specs. I was caught once when I was in church. I went up to read the Bible and suddenly realised that I can’t see! The light in church was orange-y. Thank God I had memorised what I am supposed to read and got through it.
So, right now, I am wearing one side of contact lense that allow me to see things in the distance and one side is adjusted whereby I can read well too. My brain has adjusted so well, I don’t notice any difference or need to use the ‘right’ eye. Very cool, indeed. But you need an expert in monovision to help you with this. Don’t play-play, wrong prescription is highly dangerous, especially if you drink and drive. Because you cannot afford to close one eye (the wrong side) and you are going to end up on the front page of the paper, dead.
Now, that brings me to another problem. When I take photos, I usually need to use the viewfinder and not the LCD screen on my camera. I have problems seeing if the focus is ok from the LCD. So, I cannot take photos for too long because it involves closing one eye. If I close one eye for too long, my brain has problem adjusting to proper vision.
So, don’t ask me to ‘close one eye’. I do not like to close one eye. If you have failing eye sight like me, google monovision to read more about it.
PHOTO THEME : CORRIDORS
Today is Wednesday, which is also the day for my photo theme. This week, it is about corridors. *sigh* All amateurs lurve to take photos of corridors, no?
The corridor of the Burmese Temple in Pulau Tikus. Notice the intricate wood carving? The Burmese Temple differs from the Siamese Temple in terms of their architecture.
The corridor at Khoo Kongsi. I had photoshop this because the original lighting was bad.
No, this is not some horror movie corridor. This is from St. Xavier Institution. The original pic looks dreary, like all schools are supposed to look. So, I tested my photoshopping skills and got this.