So I’ve been having trouble looking at computers and reading lately — just vague, annoying eye strain, but my computer glasses with their four-year old prescription weren’t helping, so I went back to the eye doctor.
Am I the only one who thinks the whole getting-glasses thing is really woo-woo? I have to tell the doc which image is clearer? Doesn’t she know? I can NEVER tell (and I tell her that). Based on me saying, “Um…maybe the first one? Or maybe the second?”) she writes me a prescription?
Anyway. I suppose I can accept that. What’s harder to accept is that now I have to wear them all the time I’m in front of a computer or reading. This is, of course, ALL the time. So I need some cute frames.
Luckily, we live in the future. I got my prescription in my hot little hand, measured my own pupillary distance (because I’m a knitter and I’m good at using a tape measure to measure difficult distances), and ordered a couple of glasses from EyeBuyDirect, hitting a BOGO offer, scoring two pair for $50. Total. Dude, that’s $25 each, including prescription lenses. I love the internet. I ordered some kind of funky ones (I think — I barely remember) because you know what? They were $25. I’ll show you those when they come.
I also ordered 5 pairs of Warby Parker glasses to try on at home (free trial!). These are more expensive, at $99 each, so I need help choosing. I think I know which pair I want but I want to hear from you, please, in case I’m really off the mark.
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