Thursday, September 4, 2008

Near or Far: Which is fairest of them all?

I wear glasses. I've worn glasses since I was about 12 or 13. I need them to help me see far away. Therefore, since I can see things up close, I am nearsighted. For some reason, people seem to get the terms "nearsighted" and "farsighted" confused, but I don't understand why. It makes perfectly logical sense to me that if you see better "far" you're farsighted, but if you see better "near" you're nearsighted. Anyway, that's not what this post is about.

I wear glasses. Oh yeah, I said that already. I did get contacts when I turned 16, and I still have some, but my eyes tend to be very dry, so if I wear them ALL DAY, or fall asleep with them in, they tend to stick to my eyeballs, and it's not very pleasant to remove them! Being pregnant and having small children for pretty much the past 17 years of my life has made me very tired, and naps are a wonderful, and sometimes unexpected, part of my day. I simply don't have time or energy to "take out my eyes" just for a nap, especially if I'm in the car.

So, despite the fact that little hands can make glasses pretty dirty, knock them off my face, and bend them, I wear glasses. The glasses I currently wear were purchased in 2004 (or was it 2003?). They are glass lenses as opposed to plastic, because glass doesn't scratch! I know, you can get "scratch-resistant coatings" for your lenses, but you know what? It doesn't really work! At least not for me. And my prescription isn't so strong that the lenses are any heavier in glass. I like my glasses, I really do. They have flexi-hinges on them, which means if they get opened too wide they don't break, which is really good when you have children who like to "borrow" your glasses.

But I really need new glasses. For the past 2 years, one of my lenses has this annoying habit of falling out, usually when I'm cleaning it. I tightened the screw. I went to Costco and had them replace the screw. We tried gluing it in place. Nothing worked. The space is stripped out, so no screw will stay in. I currently have a piece of wire running through the holes to hold them together. Sometimes, if I bend them just a bit in the wrong direction, the other lens pops out, too. Not a good thing.

So I need new glasses. Oh yeah, I already said that. I'd be happy to get another pair just like what I have, but Costco doesn't seem to have that exact style anymore. And my dh would like to see me with lenses a bit smaller than what I currently have. So, on a recent trip to Costco, I selected several frames to try on. Dh took photos of them all so that we could compare them at our leisure and make our choice. I would like to invite you all to tell me which one(s) you like the best, and also which ones you like the least. Please participate! Thanks in advance!


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11)

12)

Quite a handful!

I know some of them look a lot alike, but really they are different. Maybe different colors or slightly different shapes on top or bottom. Leave a comment, please!

5 comments:

Whiterock said...

I like number 6.

WR

Kaira said...

3, 6 or 11... I think I like 3 best but it is hard to tell from just a picture.

hope that helps :)

Melissa said...

I like the glasses in #7 or #11, but I like your smile in #5. :)

Anonymous said...

4 and 11 are good, 6 suits your face and coloring the best though it might be the photo.
Here's why I didn't pick the others...
1- two wide, too large
2-wrong shape, too wide
3-wrong shape
5- too large,color not quite right
7- wrong shape
8&9- too dark of color
10- "8&9, too large
12- "10
my opinion :)

Kelly the Kitchen Kop said...

Definitely #9!!!