Words are like tiny little programs, running underlying meaning and context and feelings in our brains. They are perhaps like a compressed version of a concept, easy to transmit from one person’s brain to another.
This, at least according to ole Jakey’s very unscientific take on language.
So when you call your glasses ‘prescriptions’, you run a whole concept of illness, medical treatment, deficiency, all the things one may associate with having to take a ‘prescription’.
But are glasses actually prescriptions? Clear curved pieces of plastic, prescriptions?
Well yes, after millions spent in lobbying by lens manufacturers, glasses are indeed only sold by qualifying outlets in various countries.
All that though doesn’t mean that running the concept of ‘prescriptions’ in your mind every time you think about glasses and diopters, is really all that helpful. If instead of this, we change the notion to ‘subscriptions’, you get a whole new take on what’s on your face.
You subscribe to your eyesight. And you can perhaps, unsubscribe. This whole musing, in the most recent episode of the Daily Beard:
There we go. Perhaps changing some of the language, to help us navigate better relations with our eyes.
And that’s it. Hope you’re taking those eyes for a walk, today!
P.S.: Your eyes aren't "broken".
It's your lens use and habits that keep making your eyes worse. And the massive hundred billion dollar optics industry loves it. They keep selling you stronger and stronger glasses, and tell you stories of some mysterious genetic "myopia illness".
It's nonsense. Your eyes are perfectly healthy.
Check out Annette's post in our Facebook group. From -5.25 down to the last diopter already:
To find out how Annette did this, grab a copy of my free (yes, darling freeloaders, don't pay me for this one) 7-Day guide. It'll teach you all the basics on how to start getting your eyes back. No sales pitch!