Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Miscellaneous: Specs

I just got new glasses (above). They are much different than my usual selection. They are purple (well, the color says mauve, but that's close enough). Okay, I'm rambling.

My eye doctor has asked me about contact lenses the last few times I've gone. The idea is a good one especially since contacts have come a long way since I last wore them. But, there's an ease to slapping on my glasses first thing in the morning knowing I can see (which is extremely accurate - I can't see clearly at about 4 inches from my face without lenses).

Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, I needed my contacts when I wanted to look pretty and find a boyfriend. I'm married now...what's the point?

On the third hand, it would be nice to put on sunglasses whenever I needed them and they help keep my vision from changing (as the contact on the eye is more effective than a lens 3/4 of the way from my eye).

And my insurance covers lens...but do I really want to have to buy lens care?

You just got a taste of things that run through my mind. I apologize.


jo said...

I got contacts for the first time a few years ago. I saw a point to having them, but didn't want to stick something in my eye. Much to my surprise I got used to sticking my finger in my eye and I enjoy being able to have a cheap pair of sunglasses at the ready...however, one season my eyes got scratchy from the pollen and whatnot and I was heading out on a trip and needed to replace my prescription sunglasses on short notice...EXPENSIVE! But now I'm set with everything I need, right up until my prescription changes!LOL

PurpleNepenthe said...

I'm worried about getting contacts...then needing bifocals! And end up having to wear glasses anyway LOL