I will never forget the day I walked into the opticians with high hopes that I would be given a pair of glasses that would somehow ‘cure’ me.
My hopes were shattered when the optician – a tall bearded man wearing thick glasses, looked at me and told me I would have to wear glasses for the rest of my life. And the worst of it was yet to come.
Things improved a little when contact lenses came along, but not by much. Being forgetful as I am, I would too often leave my contacts on and fall asleep. The irritation in my eyes the next morning would be unbearable. I realized I was better off wearing glasses if I was going to be careless and forgetful with contact lenses.
A word of advice – don’t ever try to avoid a car in Egypt. The roads in downtown Cairo are chaotic. The cars will swerve around and avoid YOU. When I tried to avoid the car by running sideways, it hit me… Read more…