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droppedipadYesterday I went to the eye doctor. I have to have a shot in my eye once a month and so it was kind of a stressful day to begin with. They do numb my eye very well, and I can barely feel it – but still! You don’t put things in your eye – we’ve been taught that since Day Dot. (or your ear, or your nose … )

Before the shot, I had to read the eye chart. I remember, ages ago, when the eye chart consisted of E’s – pointing different directions. You just pointed the way the E was pointing and you were good to go. The technician that was working with me was a young woman with a wonderful sense of humor. And my good friend Ina came back with me.

“Read the first line you can.”


“Great.” She switches the slide. “Read the first line you can.”

“An E pointing up,” I said.

“You mean, a W?”

I turned bright red and we all three burst out laughing. A ‘W’. Yup, that’s what it was.

My message? You be careful of those E’s and W’s. They can poke you right in the eye!

My little fish friends don’t understand eye charts, so I just picked a cute one for you.

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2 thoughts on “E’s and W’s and the Trouble They Present

  1. I think that E eye chart was specifically for astigmatism. If you couldn’t differentiate the different directions, you had a problem.

    Posted on September 28, 2017 at 8:47 pm
    1. Oh! I didn’t know that, I just remember pointing the directions. 🙂

      Posted on September 28, 2017 at 9:28 pm