Friday, January 22, 2010
Get a life, Louise! I can just hear people saying that, because I'm blogging about getting new glasses. Does it make a difference if I say that these are the first glasses that I have purchased in over 30 years?
I always had an office in the factory. And, in the factory, you had to have safety glasses, which the company provided. They certainly weren't fancy, especially in the beginning, but they were serviceable. So, being the thrifty (aka cheap) person that I am, I made do.
My eye insurance lasts for six weeks after I quit working, and I haven't had a new pair of glasses for a couple of years, so yesterday I did the deed, while I still had the insurance. Insurance paid for the exam, but I had to buy the glasses. Talk about sticker shock! Luckily, I found a frame on clearance that I liked, for 50% off. And, because of that, I got 50% off of the lenses, also. Still, I gulped a bit as I shelled out the money.
But, they're quite spiffy, I think, and I can't get over how light they are. Plus, I can read again, without having to take my glasses off! And, yes, as you can probably tell from the thickness of the lenses in the picture, I'm as blind as a bat without them.