I’m officially a dog mum, having just adopted my first puppy! They are a lot of work, that’s for sure, but I’m enjoying every minute of it. She’s my favourite little puppy in the entire world, and if I’m being honest, I probably love her more than I love my entire family. My family is also awesome, so that’s saying something.
The only issue is that I have really bad eyesight and it makes it harder for me to raise her. I can only see really close up which means I can’t see the hazards that may be coming my puppy’s way. For example, she was running about 10 metres ahead of me at the park the other day and she ran into a pot plant. She hit it pretty hard and fell backwards, seemingly becoming concussed for a short amount of time. I burst into tears when I heard her yelp and she didn’t get up from the ground.
That moment was the turning point for me. I realised that I couldn’t put off going to the optometrist in Bayside any longer. I always knew that my eyesight was bad, but I was getting around okay so I didn’t think too much about it. As soon as it started impacting my puppy though, I knew I had to do something about it.
I went to the optometrist yesterday for the first time. She was in shock at the quality of my eyesight. Apparently I am bordering on legally blind and refusing to visit the optometrist all these years has severely impacted my eyes.
According to the eye test in Bentleigh that I got yesterday, I will be able to see a lot better if I wear glasses. I know that sounds extremely obvious, but it was actually a relief to hear that my eyesight isn’t completely doomed. I want to be able to watch my beautiful puppy grow up.