Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Blind as a bat

I have worn glasses since I was 16. I'm fairly blind without them, and I feel naked without them. They are as much a part of my face as my nose.

Last night I noticed that my frames were a little off kilter, which happens every once in a while, so I pulled my glasses off to see what was going on. I also noticed that the lenses had little Elizabeth-sized finger prints, so I started cleaning them on my shirt. And snapped them in half.

I screamed as though I'd hurt myself, which scared B.

Fortunately, it's a clean break right on the nose piece. I'm hoping B, who is the zen master of super glue, can repair them so that I can see well enough to get to the eye doctor and get a new prescription and new glasses.

Of course, this had to happen on the day I had four new tires and two new brake pads put on the car. It never rains but it pours.

I posted a comment on Facebook this morning about being blind, and a friend sent me a link to this glasses place that sells glasses for cheap. Her husband has gotten two pairs from there and has been pleased with them. So I'll be giving them a try.

Ah, B just handed me my glasses. I have to be very, very careful lest they break again, and they're a bit skewed. But at least I can function again.


Cathy said...

i've been wearing glasses since grade school, so I can completely relate!

Unknown said...

ah, your glasses heard about the wor
k on the car and got jealous!!!

calicobebop said...

Too funny! I was picturing you with the nerdy white tape around the bridge of your glasses. :)

I used to wear glasses until the Navy paid for PRK surgery. Guess there were some perks to this ride after all.

Karen said...

We always got our glasses at Lens Crafters or some such place and paid a LOT for them. Then one day my mother-in-law needed some new glasses but wanted them tinted pink and blue and claimed Eye-Masters did that. (Yes, I know Blue on top half of the lens and Pink on the bottom, strange, but the lady in the store knew exactly what she wanted and offered to tint them herself.) And we discovered that EyeMasters is WAY cheaper than LensCrafters. Like we could have gotten 4 or 5 pairs of those strangely tinted glasses for what we were used to paying for 1 pair. So I suggest you give EyeMasters a try if you ahve one in your area.

Suna Kendall said...

I didn't notice anything amiss with your glasses yesterday! Hope everything gets fixed! And nice to see you and meet those sweet kids! And your mom!

Baino said...

Hate it when that happens. I recently snapped off the little nosepeggy things and had to prop my specs on with blue tac until the new ones were dispensed. I bought them at a budget eyewear place too, very cheap and super trendy frames . .I am a happy camper!

Jane said...

I hope you get them sorted soon, I hate being without mine.