I was always the tallest student in class. I was also near-sighted. With big pink plastic glasses of a grade which seemed never enough for me to read the little curly characters on the teacher’s board from the back (and I mean the ultimate, final, last row) of the room.
I was the kid trying to look inconspicuous crawling quietly to the front, crouching low on the floor just to copy the day’s lesson. I was the nerd who had a sweaty nose and had a habit of pushing up her glasses every five seconds. I was the girl who looked like a geek at her junior prom.
I was the silently suffering secretly pretty person (heh) who, at the age of 14, begged her father for contact lenses. And got them at 16. It did a world of difference, beginning with people finally being able to see my eyes for the first time. :)
Getting contact lenses was really the turning point for my confidence. It was then I realized I wasn’t so ugly. It was then I started to feel maybe I could be pretty. I had a blast at my senior prom, wearing just my face and a cakeful of makeup. The boy I liked, he liked me back. I went home with flowers, a teddy bear and a love letter from one boy, and a weird Valentine’s card from another boy. Hehehe. Oh and a boatload of happiness.
So I thank you, Bausch & Lomb (my very first pair), Duralex (my second and subsequent pairs) and PrecisionUV (my current pair). You have made my outlook in life a whole lot brighter. :)
P.S. My drawing looks a lot cuter than I was hehe.