Tuesday, October 07, 2008

New glasses

I picked up my new glasses last night. The bifocals. When I first put them on it wasn't near as bad as I was expecting. I thought I wouldn't be able to walk or something. But I hardly even noticed a difference. Then the lady told me to read this card, and it was all blurry still. Finally she told me to put it down, instead of holding it right in front of my face... Wow! I can read again. I hadn't realized just how poorly I was able to see things.

It's taking me some time to get used to though. My field of vision is smaller. Because I can only see far away out of the top part, and up close stuff out of the bottom, but not vice-versa. And when I turn my head it can make things feel funny. I'm kind of a little nauseous this morning.

It's also taking some time to get used to the new frames. For those of you who don't wear glasses or who are part-timers you don't understand. I've worn glasses since I was in the third grade (other than 3 1/2 years of high school where I wore contacts). When you wear something all day, every day, it kind of becomes a part of your face. Putting on a new pair - and a different style than the old pair - is weird. I don't know if I like the new ones yet. They feel crooked, and my eyelashes keep hitting the lenses, and they sit lower on my face, and hit my nose at a different spot. I'm sure it will just take time. It IS really nice to be able to read things though.

I know I joke around a lot on here, but this is a pretty serious thing for me. My eyes are a fairly constant source of concern - I probably worry about my vision more than anything. I can't see squat without my glasses. And I'm not feeling all that great this morning. As I said, I'm sure it will go away, but this isn't meant to be funny ...if you know what I mean.