Monday, December 17, 2012
The Saga of My Glasses
I could see distance, I could see every thing. I could drive and not be afraid I was going to cause a wreck.
Then they called and said my glasses were in. I went to the place with the same joyful anticipation. I was already dreaming of all the things I would be able to see and how much fun it would be to go shopping by myself and not have to have a kid with me to read labels. Or my husband who is always so patient.
I got progressive lenses. You know when I was there and they were throwing words at me, I shook my head like I knew what they were saying. I was expecting the kind I get at the drug store. They aren't. I have to move my head around like a ostrich. I have to move my head up and down and sideways. I can't see a leaf on a tree unless I am a foot from the tree. Distance. Forget it. Drive with them, they are like my normal eyes without glasses. In fact, I can see better without them.
Now the good part. I can sew!!!! They are great for sewing. I can sew for hours and never get a headache. I can read recipes. Last night I did counted cross stitch for 3 hours. I never even had to rip anything out. It was wonderful.
I can't see a thing if I am in front of the computer with them though. I can't read either. I have to fall back on my drug store glasses for that.
So I am happy that I can sew. I am happy that they fixed my headaches. I might even grow into them. I am supposed to wear them all day. I can't yet but I hope that I can soon.
I will take a picture soon and show them to you. I like them. The other night, I was able to hook a rug and watch a movie. I have never been able to do that before. So in a way, it is like the world opened up to a new level for me.
So life is good,