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46. Getting Contact Lenses
Linda has been wearing glasses since she was
years old. She has never liked them. She
that glasses made her look too nerdy. She
ugly in them. People called her Four Eyes
she was little. Not that many four-year-olds wore
. Every year Linda would beg her parents for
lenses. Every year they just told her that
was not ready. They were afraid that her
were going to get infected.
However, Linda's parents
her by taking her to the optometrist. After
Linda's vision, the doctor gave her a sample
to wear. She put the contact lens on
finger and put it near her eye. She
nervous. "Don't be scared. It won't hurt you,"
doctors said. It took Linda ten tries to
the contacts inside her eyes. It felt weird
amazing! She could actually see clearly without her
At school, everyone kept asking what happened to
glasses. Linda realized that people knew her for
glasses. They could barely recognize her. She kept
compliments and loved it. Linda also started wearing
since people could see her eyes more easily.
was getting more attention from the popular guys
girls at school. She started hanging out with
. Linda's old friends got mad at her. Linda
and asked the popular kids if her old
can join them. They said no. Linda decided
leave the popular group.