Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Four eyed wonder
As a child, I adored my sisters' eyeglasses and desperately wanted a pair of my own. I thought Cara and Lizzie looked so smart and stylish. One day, when Lizzie left her glasses out, I couldn't resist trying them on, and much to my surprise, the world came into focus. I was astounded by clarity. I told my mom I might need glasses, but she was suspicious I simply wanted to be like my sisters. (To be fair, she was correct).
I then read a Baby-Sitter's Club book about a character who couldn't see the chalkboard at school. She needed glasses. I realized I couldn't see the chalkboard at school, either. Eureka!
I went to the eye doctor and from the chart I read only one line correctly: a capital 'E.' (Yes, I am nearly blind).
I was prescribed and fitted for my first pair of prescription glasses, and on the way home, what did my wandering eyes discover? I could read road signs! I could see far into the distance! I was overwhelmed by a sense of newness.
I have now worn corrective lenses for over fourteen years, and though I mostly wear contacts, on some days, I'd rather not poke myself in the eye as soon as I wake up in the morning.
I was using my glasses from high school until recently, when I noticed the prescription was no longer correct. I felt hazy and grouchy in my glasses, so I finally caved and went to the eye doctor.
(This time, I only knew to say 'E' due to my mad memorization skills.)
After my exam, I tried to choose frames, but nothing at the doctor's office appealed to me. I was obsessed with the trend of big, nerdy glasses and wanted wayfarers, not the tiny ovals of the late 90's.
Fortunately, I soon discovered another trend: ordering glasses online. At first, I thought this concept seemed ridiculous. How could I buy glasses I'd never tried on before or understand my prescription without professional help?
I needn't have worried, though. I ordered the glasses above from GlassesUSA.com and couldn't be happier. This virtual mirror helped me figure out which styles suited me. And how to read a prescription? Only a Google search away. It's 2012, you guys!
Within days, my glasses arrived on my doorstep. Goodbye headaches and dizziness. Hello, 20/20.
Are you a four eyed wonder? If so, would you consider ordering glasses online?
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