It actually really hurts my feelings when people accuse me of lying about how bad my eyesight is. Being almost blind in one eye, having poor vision in the other and no peripheral (side) vision at all is one of the most difficult things I have ever had to overcome throughout my life, legitimately.
I don’t know why anyone would ‘pretend’ to have bad eyesight - I’m not sure if you think not being able to drive, ever, is a good thing, but it’s not. People assume you’re lazy, or stupid, or a stuck up entitled princess who just wants to be driven around everywhere. I don’t know if people think that constantly walking into walls, coffee tables, and even other people is ~funny, or ~cute, or ~endearing, but it actually just blatantly sucks.
Forgetting my glasses or contact lenses basically means I’m fucked for the day. I. Literally. Can’t. See. Anything. Even with help, my vision is a damn sight poorer than most, and it sucks constantly missing bus stops because I can’t see the signs, it sucks having to be the nerd that sits at the front of lectures, it sucks not being able to see.
Sorry for sooking about this, but I just received ELEVEN messages calling me a ‘fake attention seeking bitch’ because I’m open about my eyesight problems. Eat shit.