I have worn reading glasses for about a decade now (just typing that word “decade” made me want to break out the granny chain for them), if by “worn” you mean remembered them only when my eyes were really tired or I found myself developing more headaches than normal. This week I’ve been having some problems with my eyes, so after a mental recounting of all the times I’ve worn them in the past month (exactly two) and a panicky search through half a dozen bags to narrow it down, I finally found them and put them on. Surprisingly, the blurry spots cleared just a little, and I feel much better for wearing them.
However, there are a few things that are driving me crazy. First of all, if I go to wash anything in the kitchen sink, the steamy water hits the stainless steel and my glasses fog up instantly. The same thing happens when I stick my head in the freezer (in my defense, I was looking for some food that had gotten pushed to the very back… it’s not like I go around sticking my head in freezers just for kicks), or when I take a pan out of the oven. My kids can’t hug me without pressing up against them, so they are constantly a mess of smears and cheekprints and heaven only knows what else. And the spots behind my ears are crying out in pain. It’s worse than sleeping a skinny headband, and waking up to find that it’s grafted itself to your scalp.
I know I didn’t have these problems when I used them strictly for reading, and it’s almost enough for me to give up and take them off, but then when I do, I notice that my eyes don’t rebound so fast from long-distance to short-distance viewing, and objects aren’t quite so clear. (Actually, if I’m being honest, things aren’t at all clear now anyway, seeing as I tucked my kids into bed and they insisted on pressing their faces against mine when we hugged goodnight. It’s like I’m viewing the screen through some wispy clouds.)
Getting older sucks. Going from occasional to permanent glasses sucks too. Having to clean my glasses every hour or so so I can actually see through them makes me feel stabby. (That is my new favorite expression. It’s so… real.) 😀
What doesn’t suck? When Kenny tells me they make me look hot. (Thank you, Honey, you little-white-liar!)