How Should I Talk About What Happened to My Eye?

I know how to joke about my eye, but not how to talk about it

Jamie Toth, The Somewhat Cyclops
Published in
5 min readJul 23, 2021

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The author with a white vision blocking contact lens on her left eye, wearing a mockup of 18th century stays because she loves to make things.
Image Source: The Author.

Trigger/Content Warning: domestic violence, rape.

I am losing vision in my left eye from a juvenile cataract. The process is slow and difficult for me (others have different experiences). I’ve had some exceptional doctors look at it (back when I had the…

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