Monday, August 31, 2009

Making a Spectacle of Myself

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!


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8 comments:

plettdaphne said...

Hi Kim - I really like the black pair! The other ones are nice, too but the black ones stood out to me more. However, I'm sure it's nice having two pairs, depending on your mood, outfit, etc. Nice glasses - both!

Lovella said...

Hey Kim, glad to see you were able to finally get your glasses. Both pairs look great, but I kinda like the pinky-purple ones better! Oh, the curse of long eyelashes! I feel so BAD for you!

Kelsey said...

nice specs! i think i like the purple ones a bit better but i really like them both

stacey said...

both, but probably black more. i have a funny eye glass story i need to share soon!

Brenda said...

They are both very cute. I'd just wear whichever one goes with what you are wearing!

The Walker Family said...

Oh wow, just caught up on reading your blog...thanks so much for posting so honestly about all you go through...I find it so encouraging to know other people are going through similiar things. I applaud your decision to stick with your job despite the opportunity that may lay elsewhere...your family are real winners for it in the end! The glasses look great (both pair!)

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Kimmie said...

Your so cute...enjoy your new glasses.

And when you want more, check out Zenni optical online (think its zennioptical.com). Their prices are unbelievably cheap. I got two pairs of glasses-frames and all with shipping for under $40.00. We just ordered 4 pairs for 2 of our daughters too (their's came to less than $85 for all 4 pairs!)

Kimmie
mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted