The Better To See You With, My Dear

Until I was in my 30s I had great vision and no need for glasses. I’m an avid reader and also an Internet addict who loves all forms of social media. By the time I was 40 I was wearing glasses. Now that I’m on the far side of 50 I visit my Optometrist yearly. About two months ago my dog ate my glasses.


That’s right. This sweet looking dog named Bella ate my glasses.  She popped the lenses out and chewed on them until they broke into pieces and destroyed the frames. Needless to say I was not happy but it could have been worse, she didn’t swallow the pieces. It takes months to get an appointment with my eye doctor, but it just so happened I had an appointment scheduled in about six weeks so I decided to tough it out. I wore cheap glasses from the discount store and counted the days until my appointment.

Not being able to see clearly is no fun.

February is #AMDAwarenessMonth and it’s a good time to remember to take care of your eyes. Age-related Macular Degeneration, or AMD, is a leading cause of blindness in adults 50 and older. 1 in 5 people over the age of 65 will be diagnosed with AMD and as the population ages, the number of cases is expected to increase.

My husband and I both visit our eye doctor yearly but I have many friends who don’t. I’m not even sure if all my friends know about AMD and that’s why I wanted to share this with you.

My grandmother read fairytales to me; one of my favorites was Little Red Riding Hood. Remember the part where the wolf says, “The better to see you with, my dear.” I want to be able to see these “little dears” grow up and to read to my grandchildren for years to come, that’s #WhyEyeFight.


I will do whatever it takes to fight for my eye sight. What about you? Make an appointment with an eye doctor today and visit JoyOf to learn more and become a AMD Awareness Month Ambassador. Your vision is worth making time for!

Disclaimer: NanaHood received compensation  for this post, however I would never share something that I didn’t feel was important or valuable to my readers!

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