How many of you wear glasses and just how careful are you with them? My good friend Pat Tillett had a post a couple days ago called New Glasses, that got me thinking about just how much luck I have had with my very own glasses, buying them in bulk at Costco just may be an option for me, Thanks Pat.
My very first pair of glasses were prescribed back when I was in Junior High school, the teacher decided that I was not comprehending anything that she wrote on the blackboard so down to the school nurse I was sent, after her vast knowledge about eye exams she diagnosed that I needed reading glasses, and relayed her suggestion to an actual eye doctor who prescribed reading glasses for me, have any of you picked up on the problem yet?
Here I am thinking that I would look really cool in a nice pair of wire rimmed glasses which were popular at the time, but Moms budget only afforded the thick plastic frames that only came in black or gray, I chose gray and went back to school only to hear laughter from everyone around when I put them on my face and squinted to see the blackboard, this didn’t work and neither did looking at my books, I still to this day take my glasses off to read as I am still as nearsighted as I was back then, the problem I mentioned is reading glasses don’t help at a distance.
My first son was born before I ever admitted that I really couldn’t see at a distance, I went to a real eye doctor and got me a fine pair of wire rimmed glasses and the whole world around me looked like someone had turned the lights on, taking my glasses off to read once while on vacation, I ended up breaking the frame in half, and guess what, yep you guessed right, the only rims that could be found to fit my lenses were a thick plastic frame that only came in black or gray, I chose gray.
While helping Randy do an oil change on his truck, I pulled the dipstick to check the level, I laid my glasses on the air cleaner and went over all the normal checks and closed the hood, walked into the house and thought to myself “wonder where my glasses are”, yes they were still on the air cleaner and now I knew why I had to slam the hood numerous times to get it to shut properly, my completely flattened glasses were lying there with the lenses popped out.
Now I am not getting another set of plastic frames so I went down and got myself fitted for contacts, this worked well until I missed my photo gray lenses and had to get myself a pair of cheap sunglasses, you know the ones with the thick black frames, and yes I broke several pairs of those too.
Now I am back into my regular glasses, the progressive bifocals even, and yes they are black wire rimmed, a couple months ago I was adjusting the wheels on my lawnmower, I was sitting on the floor of my shop and laid my glasses to the side where they would be out of harms way, I got up and went into the house for a coffee refill and thought to myself “wonder where my glasses are”, yes you guessed it, there they were lying next to the lawnmower looking like a crushed spider.
Buying glasses in bulk is looking pretty good to me now.