I think my new bifocals are right this time.
I do kind of miss the old days. The days when I could realize I needed new glasses, go for an eye exam, get new glasses, and see better. Just like magic! Put on new glasses for the first time, see better! Ta da!
That’s how it always was. The first time I got glasses, I put them on for the first time and looked out the optician’s office window and was absolutely amazed that I could see the leaves on the trees! I had absolutely no idea that I was supposed to be able to see something that far away! That’s what far meant! You might as well have given me X-ray vision or the ability to see microbes with the naked eye, it was so astounding. Seeing leaves on trees. Wow. That was really something.
Now, I realize I need new glasses, go for an eye exam, get new glasses, and it’s harder to see than before. They tell me I need to get used to the glasses.
But I think they’re right this time. I’m still getting used to looking at things, but my eyes don’t hurt this time. The first time around I only wore them for 10 minutes. Then they remade them, and second time around, I wore them, but they made my eyes ache and water and I realized I was squinting a lot. They remade them again, and this time, my eyes feel normal. I just have to get used to looking at things. I’ve been wearing them for a few days now, and I think I’m getting the hang of it.
And they match my shoes!
(I don’t usually have a vein bulging in my forehead, but you try taking a photo of yourself while holding your foot up to your head!)