To see and be seen clearly

Self-portrait of the author wearing glasses, November 2017.

Like many people, I have imperfect vision. This was not always the case. My eyesight was actually better than 20/20 when tested in ninth grade; I scored 20/13, if I recall correctly. But by the time I was a senior in college, after hundreds of pages of weekly reading for my liberal arts classes, I was nearsighted and required…

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