My vision is going. I remember that when I was young I had “better than perfect vision.” I commonly tested to have vision at the best they could measure, 20/12 or 20/15. A couple years ago I got my vision checked so I could get contact lenses, and I found that my vision was about 20/25 in both eyes. I am fairly certain it has been getting worse in the last couple of years, too. I’m certain that this is due (in part) to eye strain from sitting in front of a computer all day every day for the last five years. I’ve begun to notice that I can’t read 12pt fonts on papers hanging on walls only 7-8ft away, or text on the computer screen in the next cube. I feel like I’ll still be able to function, but in an increasingly small world. I imagine a sphere with me at the center past which small things cannot pass, growing increasingly small, closing in on me. I imagine that eventually the sphere will be at arms’ reach, and it will keep things smaller than a couple of inches from entering my perception. I imagine that I am encased in a blurry glass bubble that I am slowly breathing the air out of; it is closing in on me and making the world outside the bubble bigger and the wold I can see clearly smaller all the time.
I do not worry that I will not be able to function, though. I’ll still be able to see what’s in the bubble, right? Until it closes in on my head and I lose sight of the whole world, I guess.