Keratoconus can cause substantial distortion of vision, with multiple images, streaking and sensitivity to light all often reported by the patiet.If afflicting both eyes, the deterioration in vision can affect the patient’s ability to drive a car or read normal print (Wikipedia source).
So I have had to rely heavily on my glasses. There have been times (without my glasses on ) when I look at my son across the room and can’t tell if his eyes are opened or closed, it’s hard to see the edges of steps and I wouldn’t cross a road without my glasses on.
I am slowly trying to get used to my face with no glasses on….weird, it’s been so long I forgot what I looked like! And to see it in such great detail…I was young the last time, but hey ho, such is life. I noticed to me my face looked a different shape and also my stature was different to what I had been seeing over the years. Then this week in a conversation with my mother I realised it must be because before I was seeing myself and the world through my out of date glasses using a cornea that was distorted. Now I am seeing the world through my lenses that are correcting my vision. I can now see strands of hair on a ladies head sitting two rows away on the train! Amazing! So if I am viewing the world differently, I now wonder as I enter a new phase in my life, whether the way I view things down the lens of a camera whilst wearing my contact lenses, will my photography change also ?
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