New Glasses

09 Aug

I’m getting old. There’s no denying it. When I came back to work at my current office I noticed that the new “normal” was to print the text itty, bitty, really, really small on the half-scale drawings. What ever happened to 1/10th of an inch? What ever happened to keeping it legible? Gaaaahhhhh!

Anyway. I couldn’t read the littlest text and it’s maddening. I found myself bringing the paper close to my face and looking under my glasses – a charming look I’m sure. Looking from under my glasses and then up to the computer screen has been an exercise in frustration for months and I finally did something about it.

New GlassesBecause my prescription is so high (-8 +) they had to send out for special lenses and it’s been two weeks of waiting. The sunglasses arrived last week and they’ve been great, but they’re too dark to wear in the office and I haven’t had a real feel for what these new progressive lenses are going to do for me.

I had bi-focals as a kid and I understand how they work. They aren’t as expensive as progressives and were my original plan. I’ve talked to a lot of people who have progressives and they all hated them, so I thought I’d go the bi-focal route. Until I sat down with the frame guy and he explained what progressives are and that it takes 30 days for your eyes to train themselves. Awana* piped up and said that she loves her progressives and I was sold. I’ve since talked to three other people who wear progressive lenses and they all love them, too, so I guess my opinion was outdated.

At this point everything is a little wonky, but I can see the itty bitty print AND the computer, without moving my head, so I think it will be a Good Thing.

* I’ve never had a Fashion Consultant help me pick frames before and this was a great experience! Awana knows what looks good and she has no trouble saying, “You can’t wear those!” likely saving me from a year’s worth of sighing every morning at my reflection in the mirror, wondering what the heck I was thinking. Many thanks, Awana!


Posted by on August 9, 2014 in Happy, I totally Rock!, right?



13 responses to “New Glasses

  1. kimberlyharding

    August 9, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Smiles at that last bit. I can relate. πŸ™‚

  2. NotAPunkRocker

    August 9, 2014 at 10:46 am

    I love those frames! Here’s to clear vision πŸ™‚

  3. goldfish

    August 9, 2014 at 11:38 am

    This is the second post in my reader in a row about vision. How strange. Those look great on you!

    My sister has progressives and she loves them. It does take some getting used to though.

    • Sofia Leo

      August 15, 2014 at 9:19 am

      Must be the season for eye exams πŸ™‚

  4. 1jaded1

    August 9, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Nice frames! I had bifocals since the age of 7. Finally switched to progressives last year and love them. Hope you enjoy them, too.

    • Sofia Leo

      August 15, 2014 at 9:19 am

      So far so good, but still awkward for some things. Re-learning how to look at the world.

  5. Awana

    August 9, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    What can I say? Except, “no trouble saying it”! Glad to be of service! It is really obvious the new glasses are helping you, but really…you can take off the sunglasses and get ready for your close-up, Diva!

  6. rpward51

    August 14, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    I love my progressives. It took me about a week to get comfortable with them. I got my first pair shortly before one of my trips to Tennessee to spend a month or so with my dad. Took them and did not take my previous pair of regular bifocals with me. That way I couldn’t “give up” on the prigs.

    • Sofia Leo

      August 15, 2014 at 9:18 am

      I’ve done the same thing – put the old glasses away and am forcing myself to get used to the progressives. Seems I’ve formed some bad habits over the years, like tilting my head to one side for some things, and that does not work with these new glasses. It’s getting better, but there are still a few things that are difficult.

  7. narcopathcrusher

    August 26, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Beautiful eyes!


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