That’ll be my new nickname by the end of the exams, just wait and see. My first experience of squinting like a newborn kitten was during the HPAT. I looked up and found I couldn’t see the clock properly, but I put it down to the concentration on the paper in front of me. I didn’t notice it again until during Easter when I spent many an hour staring at pages quite close to my eyes; suddenly writing in the distance became blurry. Once-familiar street signs were recognisable only because I knew where I was.
As the exams draw nearer and study intensifies my eyesight is getting worse and worse. I now have to squint at the board and to my horror when I tried on my friend’s glasses last week it made everything so much clearer.
I know having slightly blurry vision isn’t the end of the world, I’m hardly blind, but it’s a damn annoying thing to happen so close to exams. A trip to the optician is just inconvenient and glasses look so horrible on me. I’m hoping that this is just sudden eye strain brought on by staring at books which are so close to me and that my eyesight will return to normal after the exams.
Until then I’ll remain ol’ squinty eyes, wandering the corridors, unable to make out the faces of anyone I meet.