When did my once perfect 20/20 vision go south for the winter? When did I need a quadruple magnifying mirror to put on my makeup? I’d like to think that my eyes paid the price for the miniature art I favor, but truth be told it’s just that when I wasn’t looking a few years crept up on me.
They haven’t invented contact lenses that don’t blur my far sight while correcting my near sight so eyeglasses are a necessary evil.
After looking at tons of eyeglass frames I decided on a rimless model. To me that is the closest thing to not wearing any glasses. This is the reason that when my prescription changes, I simply put new lenses in my old frames.
Last week due to a really weird, freaky accident my brother stepped on my glasses and twisted them beyond recognition. Clodhoppers will do that. I tried to put them to right and when I did, they snapped in half! They were not even nerdy geek tape-able. The two separate lenses were now independent of each other! They had become for all practical purposes--monocles. (In case you have never watched an old movie, a monocle is a single eyeglass held in position by the muscles around the eye, with a fancy little string attached--very distinguished and favored by old time British politicians)
I have to admit I was beyond disappointed when I visited my local optometry store and discovered they no longer carried rimless. I scoured the Internet for any place that would repair my old ones. After an exhaustive search (Isn’t anyone else attached to their favorite glasses?) the good news is that I did find a place and they were able to repair them.
And what was the weird, freaky accident? Well, let’s just say it was my fault and that a lesson was learned:
From now on, I just need to keep them off the floor and on my head.