A few months ago I visited my optometrist for my regular eye examination. My prescription had changed only slightly, but he gave me the bad news that my eyes are severely dry; so dry that he wants me to reduce my contact lens wear by several hours a day. At the previous two appointments he had indicated that this was a minor problem, but he wasn't as concerned about the number of hours I was wearing my contacts. Now, it is a bigger problem and I can totally feel it in my eyes that they are "drying out". The problem with this diagnosis is that I really hate wearing glasses. I've never had a pair of glasses that I've really liked . . . the last pair I owned I purchased in 2002 and they were fine for home, but not so much for wearing out in public. So, off to the optical stores I went, in search of "the perfect" pair of glasses, which, by the way, do not exist.
I bought mine from a place that has a 2 for 1 deal, so I actually now have two new pairs of glasses (supposedly for the price of one). Due to our financial state, I was not able to purchase them out-right and had to make payments over time until they were paid in full. This weekend I made the final payment, and so, for your viewing pleasure, here are pictures of me with my new specs. One pair is pinky-purple, one pair is black and silver. I'm not sure which pair I like better. I have discovered, though, that the black and silver pair need some adjusting . . . every time I wear them I can feel my eyelashes hit the lenses on my left side . . . not fun. I love the color of the other ones . . . but I can't really decide which pair I like better. I'll let you be the judge!