Reality Check

A remarkable coincidence since I was pondering a slight variation of this just yesterday. . .


“You ever take your glasses off at night and think damn, natural selection would’ve taken my ass a long time ago if it weren’t for the development of optometry”.


About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Nashville, TN, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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9 Responses to Reality Check

  1. floridaborne says:

    A couple of memories come to mind: Until the age of 12 or 13, my world was color and not form. Once, in elementary school, I actually saw the playground with clarity. It was the moment I knew that something was wrong with my vision. Later in life I read an article about the differences in the way forest people and desert people look at the world.

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    • Ray V. says:

      I’ll have to investigate this a little, as opposed to… I’ll look into this further …..

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      • floridaborne says:

        Thanks for not dismissing it outright.

        My mother resisted glasses (Remember the old saying, “boys don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses). Once you learn to identify the world by colors, that’s what colors your world. 😊

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      • Ray V. says:

        I still a point in life where I rarely dismiss anything without looking into it. I’ve never heard anyone refer to the color vs form dichotomy, so I have to start there. While I think I get the difference, I’m not sure and that’s what I’m most curious about and will start there.

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      • floridaborne says:

        When you don’t know you see, think, hear, smell, or taste differently, it doesn’t occur to you that someone else might. It was one surprise after another in adulthood to find that my sense of smell, touch and taste were far keener than that of others.

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      • Ray V. says:

        Got it. That makes sense and I’ve heard that before from others.

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  2. Jim Borden says:

    maybe I wouln’t have been labeled a nerd as soon as I was if I had been able to delay the glasses thing a bit (1o years old when I started wearing them). The nerd thing was going to happen eventually, but it may have been delayed a bit without optometry…


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