My eyes have always been an asset, in that I’ve always had atrocious eyesight, which enables me to avoid seeing impediments that might make me hesitate where hesitation is pointless.
When I travel, which I’m doing a lot this month, I have a long checklist of vision-enhancements to make sure I’ve packed.
- Glasses – dorky, but effective.
- Contacts – much better, but they make my eyes green and gummy after a few hours.
- Reading glasses – for use with contacts for – you guessed it – reading.
- Clip-ons – for use with glasses, to screen from the sun.
- Sunglasses – for use with contacts, to screen from the sun.
- Contact lens solution – for clearing out the green gum.
- Contact lens case – for storing the gumfree lenses.
- Cleaning cloth – for wiping the glasses that somehow seem to get fifty fingerprints an hour on them.
- Glasses case – for storing the glasses when I’m wearing the contacts.
- Sunglasses case – for storing the sunglasses when I’m indoors.
- Clip-ons case – for storing the clip-ons when I’m indoors.
Despite the checklist, I always seem to leave something at home. As I sit here awaiting my next departure flight, I’m going through the list once more, wondering what I have forgotten to pack.
Wait — I think I left out the socks!