Friday, 15 August 2008

eyes eyes eyes....


Right off topic and not very interesting post today, because I'm feeling beaten. Eighteen months and eight adjustments later my 'new' glasses are still pretty unwearable - unless, of course, I'm prepared to hold them up with one hand, or to walk with my head tilted back, squinting under the frames. The people doing the adjustments seem to be beaten too. Their parting shot today was 'Have you considered contact lenses?'

They're very sweet people. They patiently try new twists to the frames, and speak to me in the tone you'd use to a panicked dog. The problem is that they sold me the glasses. I picked some frames and they checked to see if these were good frames before I bought them. So no-one can quite tell me this was a bad choice.

At least I've learned a bit more about what kind of frames I need to look for next time .... great big plastic old-lady glasses. I'm hoping I can find some in lilac or beige!

7 comments:

lula cat said...

old frames are the best! You can trust that they won't break cuse they already been around the block.

I bought mine for R2 at the Milnerton Market. They also have great ones at that shop in kalk bay, the one with all the hundreds of tea sets in it...

Cicada Studio said...

Oh, how I hated to wear glasses... I switched to contacts about 10 years ago, then just this year I had corrective surgery. I'm a lot more comfortable without the paraphernalia, but there are times it still seems not quite right... esp when I'm tired.

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Venetian Blue said...

Have you tried another opticians for a second opinion? I know somebody who had problems with a pair of glasses with their usual optician and ended up going elsewhere and the problem was solved.
Jacqui

virginia said...

http://www.optical4less.com/?SSAID=165366
found via glassyeyes.blogspot.com/

i ordered 2 pairs, and was VERY happy with the quality and price.

your profile shows that you are 39...one of 2 possiblities: the optician is trying to lead you into mono-vision, which trains one eye to see near and the other for distance OR you may have a astigmatism and the axis 'scrip has been incorrectly ground. below is a link that explains prescription terms:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyeglasses_prescription

Jesse said...

Thanks for that link. I'm having problems with the frames specifically, and they have some likely looking ones!