I had my eyes checked last week. It was definitely time for new glasses as I have been squinting of late. I also worried that maybe my failing vision could have been what caused my horrible migraine experience, so I made an appointment as soon as I was back on my feet.
They have a lot of new-fangled gadgetry at the optometrist these days. Have you been lately? It's awesome! You just look into a machine and it tells the doctor what your prescription should be. I love this because it cuts down on a lot of the "Is A better than B? B or C? C or D?" I hate that because B and C look the exact same and C is better than D in some ways but D is better than C in others. I never know how to answer!
At one point in the exam, the doctor put a pair of sunglasses on over my regular glasses and brought out an i-Pad looking thing. Oooh, more new-fangled gadgetry! There were 9 boxes on the screen. Each box had 5 dots, like a 5 die. She pointed to the first box and asked me which dot was closest to me. Huh? I said none of them was closest. She thought I was being a smart-ass so she asked again, "Ok. Which one appears to be closest to you?" I said that they all appear to be the same distance from me. "Oh," she said. Turns out the sunglasses were 3-D glasses and I have absolutely no depth perception at all. 9 boxes on the test and I couldn't even see the easiest one!!
I've always said I have no depth perception, but people mostly thought I was just making excuses for not being able to hit or catch a ball. Softball, wiffleball, volleyball are all horrible sports for me. I will readily admit that I am uncoordinated and I have slow reflexes too, but really I'm not making excuses....I have no depth perception! Just ask my eye doctor!
I was sharing the eye doctor depth perception story with my soccer team and one of the boys on the team, who happens to be a really nice boy, said "Oh! That explains a lot!" Then later he said again, "No depth perception! That really explains so much!!" Wow :( Am I that bad at soccer?! Just wait til I get tested for coordination and reflexes...that will explain even more!