One of the first spells that we ever lay our eyes on in the Harry Potter universe is the Oculus Reparo spell, cast by our very own Hermione Granger (Yes; the iPad autocorrected that name … how cool is that?). Today, I had a very similar experience at the eye doctor.
Early last week, I went in for my yearly eye exam where, once again, I feel as though I should offer them my firstborn for the gift they have given me (i.e. eyesight). Anyway, at this particular appointment, they checked out my contacts – naturally there was a change needed. Coming out of an ominous Olivander’s-esk room (possibly a room of requirement), they pull out a pair for me to try.
The “Contact” Chooses the Eye, Mr. Potter
The contact was not happy and, so, I returned today to get things checked out. They gave me another exam (which I failed … though not as hard as the O.W.L.S., I’ll admit), and determined the contact lens defective.
Olivander The doctor gave me a new pair and – Oculus Reparo – my vision was fixed.
If you have been blessed with a natural proclivity for good eyesight, be happy. Think about this in another way – had Harry broken his glasses in his first duel with
Volemort He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, he certainly would have lost.
In all seriousness, I desire to wake up in the morning and to see the clock without fidgeting over my nightstand looking for the glasses that likely fell to the floor. I would love to be able to watch a movie late at night without having to position the pillow perfectly as to not jab my glasses further into my face. I’m glad I can see but, secretly, I hope eye surgery becomes cheaper in the near future.