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)