Think back about …

The Eyes Have It

Maybe you were born with perfect vision, or maybe you have worn glasses or contacts for much of your life. Maybe you just wear glasses for reading, or for distance vision. More recently, maybe you've failed a DMV vision test, or you've had cataract or other eye surgery. Think back ... on the role of glasses, contacts, and/or changes in your vision over your lifetime. Share your The Eyes Have It stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Most Lost Eyeglasses Are Found
“Thank you, doctor,” I said via my own expressive raised eyebrow, accented by genuflection.  I went back outside.
When I Look in Your Eyes
In the late sixties I was drawn to a song by British composer Leslie Bricusse, “When I Look in Your Eyes.” The music [...]
“Can you see the board?” “Yes, I can see the board.”
A few months into second grade, Mom said, “Mrs. Floyd was wondering if you’re having trouble seeing the board. Are you?” [...]
“To see into another’s heart, Eyes are the place to start”
Science calls it Iris Recognition technology. Most humans call it looking into the windows of the soul.
Emily’s Eyes
No, no no…I will NOT sneeze!
Lost and Found. And Lost and Found. And . . . .
And then, I realized that a lens had fallen out.  Jeez.  While I was riding on the back of an open truck traveling at 65 [...]
I Can See Clearly Now
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My vision has been bad for so much of my life, I can barely remember a time when it was good. Until now.
Anxiety at the DMV
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As I drove home, I noticed all the lights blurred with huge halos, and, although I knew where I was, I couldn't read the [...]
Sheyn Aoygn (Pretty Eyes)
My eyes were dark brown, but the Hollywood ideal was a blue-eyed blond. Thus, I pondered what I could do to make myself more [...]
Was Blind but Now I See
My father was leaving the lecture hall when he stepped out of the doorway and a snowball—or more accurately, an ice ball—came [...]
Myopic With a Side of Astigmatism
I began wearing glasses at the age of 8. I couldn’t read the board clearly and knew something was amiss. I had become [...]
My Brown-Eyed Girl
I wear reading glasses, and have had the requisite cataract surgeries,   yet over the years I haven’t given much thought to [...]
Eyeballs: A Childhood Horror Story
Originally, I thought I had no new stories for this prompt.  So I did a RetroFlash which linked back to a story from a couple [...]
Driving Blind Redux – A RetroFlash
I’ll RetroFlash if you don’t mind Via link to my previous “Driving Blind.” Where I described to my [...]
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Past Stories You May Have Missed

My Father, the Alligator Man
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By Ginger Smith Bate Until Simon and I became parents, Father’s Day meant nothing to me. I bought my first Father’s Day card [...]
June 13, 2017
Mr. Pebbles
Mr. Pebbles  was a Soviet Space Cat who became the first animal in space, and the first animal to orbit the Earth. Mr. [...]
February 4, 2016

Think back about …

The Eyes Have It

Maybe you were born with perfect vision, or maybe you have worn glasses or contacts for much of your life. Maybe you just wear glasses for reading, or for distance vision. More recently, maybe you've failed a DMV vision test, or you've had cataract or other eye surgery. Think back ... on the role of glasses, contacts, and/or changes in your vision over your lifetime. Share your The Eyes Have It stories forward.

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