My Vision Was Less Than 20/20

My Vision Was Less Than 20/20 by William Best (a Short Story Contest entry)


Born in 1947 to two native New Yorkers. I attended PS 197 starting in fourth grade when it opened. I never knew my eyesight was below par until my fifth-grade teacher gave me a note to give to my parents.


The contents: I could not see the writing on the black board.


Next stop – ophthalmologist’s office for my first pair of eyeglasses.


It was as if a new world existed beyond what I always knew as normal reality.