Friday, December 11, 2009

New Glasses

Contacts are not for me. I realize it probably ages my appearance somewhat, however I have deluded myself into believing it makes me look smart. I have fairly good health benefits so I am able to get two pairs of new glasses every year. If you wear glasses every day it's nice to change what you look at in the mirror.

At about age forty I was informed by my optometrist that I needed bifocals. I nearly had a fit right there in his office. I was not happy with the news. When people begin to realize they need to keep adding more distance between themselves and the reading material and their arms are not going to grow any longer it's time to give up and do what you have to do.

I keep one pair as my office glasses and my second pair are the transition lenses that darken when you go outside in the sun. I love them but sometimes if you are going in and out of dark places and then back again into the sunlight it takes a little while for the lens color to adjust.

I get frustrated sometimes about the tightness behind my ears bothering me after awhile, like right now. It is usually after wearing the same glasses all day so sometimes I reposition them over my ears and they will stay on. If I go have the glasses adjusted to fit looser then they are always slipping down my nose and if I bend over they fall off my face.

So why don't I just get contacts or laser surgery? I've always had this aversion about anything going too close to my eyes. When my daughters were being fitted for their contacts I had to step outside the office because I couldn't bear to watch something being inserted in their eyes. So I doubt I'd ever be able to tolerate a Dr. or someone messing about with a laser beam. I guess I'll just have to keep wearing my old fashioned Ben Franklins. I guess if it's good enough for Jordy LaForge it's good enough for me.


underOvr (aka The U) said...

Hello my dear friend,

You just had to mention Jordy after sending me that T-shirt plug! Years ago my wife had laser eye surgery and she seems quite happy with it. She still need glasses for reading but otherwise it's the only time she wears them.

I have to ask, "Do your glasses allow you to sample the EM sprectrum, radio waves, infrared and untraviolet light?" If so, I agree, keep them.

Happy holidays to you and the family, all the best in the coming new year.


Michael said...

I have 20/20 vision, but everyone in my family wears glasses, so I kind of understand. I would prefer contacts, just because it looks like you have nothing wrong with your vision, plus there's very little risk of the contacts falling out, or getting broken.

They do get dry, though, and they're easy to lose as they're small and transparent.

Do you hate it too?
"If you're going through Hell, keep going."
Holy Holism!

MilesPerHour said...

My arms are really long so right now all I nee is magnifying readers. Running out of arm length though-lol.

Madame DeFarge said...

I tried lenses when I was 18, but gave up, as I always needed sun glasses. Hardly seemed any point in going through the whole 'poking in the eye' process. I'm happy to keep the glasses until I fall off my perch.

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gaf85 said...

U, Oh dear wouldn't it be great fun to be able to see like Jordy! I guess we tend to get set in our ways.

Michael, Do not despair your time will probably come when eye glasses may be necessary. I just can't get past the putting something in my eye though.

Miles, Yes if we could only grow longer arms that would solve everything!

Madame, I now wear the transition lenses that darken when I go outside. I have this image now of you as a bird perched on a swing. LOL :)

Doris, So sorry but I have yet to master the translation key for other languages. Thank you though for leaving a comment.

Michael said...
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Michael said...

Doris basically left you with an invitation to a Chinese porn site, with chatroom!

gaf85 said...

Michael, Luckily I have a sense of humor about weird stuff like that!