Yeah I know… I shouldn’t be BUYING STUFF when I’m broke and off work all summer thanks to fucking Covid and Monkeypox. But… it turns out I lost my TV-watching glasses, I think when I went to Barcelona in May. Though of course I can’t be sure where I lost them or they wouldn’t still be lost. Anyhoodle, I was more or less getting by without them okay but then I saw that my neighbourhood optician was having a 2-for-1 sale so I not only got another pair of normal glasses but also some new sunglasses as my old ones are now 6 years old and looking a bit worse for wear. Okay, they’re not the most stylish or posh (my previous sunglasses cost three times what this two-fer cost me) but they are doing the job and I quite like that my “at home” ones have the clear frames since I really only use them for watching TV. It’s like not having glasses on at all.
Weird thing about getting tested again is that my prescription hasn’t changed in 40 years. It’s still a slight miopia, not even enough that I’d be required to wear glasses if I still had a driving license. But it’s just a bit more comfortable for TV, especially when reading subtitles. I notice it more when I’m outside because things “pop” a bit more with the prescription sunglasses. They also tested me for reading glasses and decided what I have, at least for now, is what they call “tired vision”, which basically means I couldn’t read the smallest row of eensy weensy text. And so! New glasses bitches! 😎
You’re not going to lose those cases, either! Do they glow in the dark?
I’m going light on the expenses and I’m also terrified of being around people and having them TOUCH me or be in my face, but I really need a spare pair of glasses for my own peace of mind because my myopia is not slight (though the surgeons who did my cataracts didn’t have the decency to warn me that “leave me my near vision” apparently meant nothing to them and I can’t hold eentsy things up to my nose and see them like I used to, either. I guess it’s like everything else, I’m supposed to be grateful and kiss their asses because I’m not actually BLIND.) I’m toying with doing one of these online places to get a plain distance prescription made because I’ve had it with the progressive bifocals I ended up with, which make everything blur, but no one offers glasses that are actually comfortable with spring hinges and nose pads; I can’t wear the molded plastic stuff. And I didn’t get scratch-coat and glare coat and the other things that make a real difference to me because those glasses were supposed to be a test run and then we got fucking Omicron. I am so done with everything.
People need good glasses, if you’re going to spend on anything that’s a no brainer.
Aren’t those cases fabulous? Cheap and cheerful.
Have to admit I was concerned about getting tested, especially when they did the puff of air in the eye thing (for glaucoma) but the people who run this place are wearing masks and leave the two large doors open. They didn’t actually touch my face, but my face (forehead and chin) touched the equipment. Ick. Anyhow, that was two weeks ago and so I guess I dodged that bullet.
Can you not send in your actual pair of glasses and have them copied? I totally agree about progressives as they seem to be neither here nor there, and often make people dizzy. Peter has progressives and seems okay with them, but he mostly uses them for reading or when he’s on the computer. Your situation is so much more serious than mine. I mean, I can get by without glasses, but you can’t. So it makes sense that you need super high quality and comfortable ones. Mine are just a step up from the ones you buy at a drug store (except they’re prescription).
Vision, sight… my god, it’s always been my biggest fear, going blind. I can’t bear being in the dark, so I really feel you and all you’ve been going through. But it does sound like it’s under control now for you, even though it’s far from perfect.
Yep, between omicron, b5 and monkeypox I am also done with everything. Fucking fuck this shit. First monkeypox death in Spain was reported today. AND STILL NOBODY FUCKING CARES.