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Thursday, March 4, 2010

I See... Blurry Lights!

For nearly a year, I've carried a prescription for new lenses in my notebook. When I changed notebooks, it moved as well. You see, I didn't want to wear bi-focals, even if they are lineless. At 40-years-old, I felt, I was too young for bi-focals.

I did go to Wal-Mart, and start the process of getting new lenses. In the middle of the appointment, I told the lady helping me, I wasn't ready, and when I was, I'd return. I haven't gone back!

Last weekend, I noticed a bank's marquee, just beyond the light I was approaching. I asked my children if they could read it, and they could. All I saw was blurred red lights. At night approaching car lights look like what my Dr. calls star burst. I didn't think anything of it because it's... DARK! Now, I'm careful not to drive in unfamiliar places at night. Just as a precaution.

I'm thinking, maybe it's time to reconsider this bi-focal thingy. I've noticed a few other things, like:

1. Waking up, I need my glasses ASAP. There's no seeing the clock without them.

2. Reading medicine bottles, the phone book, or recipes has become more difficult. If I take my glasses off, I'm not seeing ANYTHING!

3. Messaging, tweeting, or facebooking from my phone, if my glasses aren't on, is all a total blur.

4. Putting my eyeliner on in the mirror isn't funny anymore. I have to be ON.THE.MIRROR to see what I'm doing!

I'm admitting, I can't see as well as I used too. And maybe I really do need bi-focals, even though I'm still in my 40s. There I said it. I put my handful of vanity in my pocket. I will make an appointment, and get the damn bi-focals.

Are you kidding? There is NO WAY, I'm using that prescription from nearly a year ago. My eyes have changed since then, and I know it!


NESI said...

so honest & real...can def'ly relate...

Anonymous said...

LMAO at you. We definately have to meet. Can I just tell you I just did a post on this last week. I just got new eyeglasses with the progressive lens. Fancier way of saying bifocals. I'm going to be honest and say "What a difference". You're only making your site worse if you don't get them. My eyes aren't as tired at the end of the day either which I was starting to notice. it was from straining. And yes, driving at night is better because I have less glare on count of that expense I put into the lenses. It's gonna set you back a little, but it will be so worth it in the end. I'm used to them now. It takes about a week to remember to look downward when tying and then move your eyeballs up to see through the prescription. Get the bifocals girl.

La'Tonya Richardson said...

@Nesi - Not you too!

@Angela - Okay, you're putting me at ease. I REALLY need them before I have to drive somewhere without Mr. Husband. He doesn't know I can't see so well at night, and you better not tell him!

Krystal Grant said...

I"ve been wearing glasses since I was in the 9th grade. I've considered getting Lasik surgery but since I saw Jessica simpson get it done on her reality show years ago, I've been terrified. I can't stand to think of someone cutting away at my eye lens. Yuck. My contacts are quite aggravating because they are always blurry. I think my vision is getting worse as I get closer and closer to 28! LMAO!!!!

Stacey said...

I'm right there with ya, and I'm not 40 yet! I'm starting to have trouble seeing even with my glasses on!

La'Tonya Richardson said...

Krystal. Krystal. KRYSTAL! 28? LMAO!!! I saw a report on Lasik. No one ever talked about the side affects until now, it causes dry eyes, blurring later. Not everyone, but a lot of people are having trouble.

I used to want it bad! And my son said as soon as he turns 18. I think I'll keep my glasses, and keep finding cute ones.

28... cracking me up!

Stacy - I feel you. Sometimes I feel like I can't see with, or without them. My husband says if I keep them clean, I'd see a lot better!

He doesn't know what he's talking about. He"s never worn glasses!

ParlinMom said...

you are funny...

you could get contacts!!!

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