Friday, June 26, 2009

I can see!


My new specs arrived today, just in time. I managed to snap my old ones apart again this morning. I didn't think I was going to be able to repair them for the third time, so I was relieved to find the package in this morning's mail.

 

Right now I'm suffering my usual buyer's remorse, which happens every time I buy new glasses. I spend a week dithering about whether I really like them, studying myself in the mirror and polling my family and friends about whether the glasses really look ok. This is why I wait three years between buying new frames.

 

My last three pairs of glasses have had black frames of some sort, but this time I decided to be daring and went with burgundy. I like the color, but I'm not sure about the shape. They're a bit wider than my old ones. Sigh.

 

The good thing is that I ordered them from Zenni Optical, and they were CHEAP. I got the frames and three sets of sun glass clips (I break them frequently), for less than $50, including shipping. I figure that if I'm not happy with the glasses after my week of dithering, I can always order another pair. Heck, I may order another pair anyway. I saw some funky retro style frames that I wasn't sure I'd want to wear every day, but I could get them as my "other" glasses.

 

The best part is that my prescription changed, and now I can really see again. It's so very nice to not have to squint to see the TV, or to drive at night.

 

(photograph by Lily)

7 comments:

Brandon said...

Stop dithering, you look great! Get the second pair too.

Suna said...

I love red glasses, and my overly subtle frames are only purple because there was no red option. I need to get my eyes looked at, and may try that place for my next pair--what fun!

Suna said...

Oh and PS: I didn't have any great room cleaning ideas because nothing ever worked for me. My children LOVE their rooms the way they are. All of my brilliant ideas did not work. They'd just sit there if punished, enjoying their squalor. Now they are much older. The rooms get clean when they can't find anything.

Baino said...

You sound like me. I had a pair for 2 years that I hated and was pretty happy when they finally broke. I have red frames now too! Much more trendy and I do actually like them! Cheap is good . . mine were AU$70 (about $100 US) which is still cheap by our standards! Love a good lookin' bargain!

Barb said...

I always hate my glasses after they arrive. I'm glad I'm not the only one--but I must say, you look GREAT!

Becca said...

i like!

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