Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Glasses

So as you know I have been a little off lately with headaches and dizziness and I pretty much limited my computer activities to Facebook only. A quick on and right back off again. I did do some research into my symptoms and concluded it was a vision problem.

Well that figures since I haven't been wearing my glasses for some time cause I broke them for the third time in the same spot. The area is soo full of super glue that it wont even go together any more. Soo they have been sitting in the desk drawer for months. Occasionally I would try to wear them with one bow but that is a little difficult with them sitting on my face crooked!

I finally checked the books and figured a eye exam was possible, then I was reminded we had to get propane for the winter. While in my debate as to what would get done cause both wasn't possible, I was reminded that I would need my eye sight to light the pilot light! Yeah makes sense! The propane would just have to wait.

I went to the store and on the way home I went the back way, which came out right next to the convenience store. I quickly pulled in. I had quit going to convenience stores cause it was too easy to fall into the trap of scratch off tickets, the money guzzling wastes of paper. I had conquered that addiction two years ago and avoid the convenience stores like the plague. Well the back slider that I am, I went in and bought a $5 ticket and won $100. Woohoo! (No worries I won't be falling back into the trap) Now I have the money for both items!!

Yesterday was the big day, the eye exam. I was curious as to how much different my eyes are now compared to how they were 6 years ago, but apparently they don't keep the records of folks that don't come on a regular yearly basis. I have no clue what my script was back then. This time I was informed that my script called for bifocals, but the doc said they were optional at this point. Yikes! Seriously? When the heck did I get old enough for bifocals? Thankfully I learnt that the bifocal part would be a non script section in the lens, with the script in the upper portion.

As finances as they are I opted out of getting them. I kinda wish I hadn't but oh well I had to do what I had to do. The doc said all I would have to do is remove my glasses when I was reading or something was right in front of me, but definitely need them for driving or anything some distance away. The problem already has risen from not having them. To crochet in my lap and try to look up at the tv occasionally is not working. With my glasses the tv looks great, but with them crocheting looks weird.

Looks like I'm going to have to work on saving some more so I can go ahead and get them. Sigh. I had turned grey, produced a colony of wrinkles and gone snaggle-toothed, so why not just go all the way and add on some bifocals. How many more steps till I am officially considered "falling apart"? LOL!!



Paula said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats on the win. I used to enjoy buying a few scratch-offs but it got to where I never won anything so I don't buy them often anymore. You never hear of a lottery winner here in Texas either. Sorry you're having glasses trouble. I can see better out of my Wal*Mart glasses then I can my last prescription glasses.

kendrasue said... [Reply to comment]

Woo hoo with the lottery ticket! I'm glad you were able to get both the glasses and the propane!

Jimmy said... [Reply to comment]

That's about 100 more than I have ever won on the scratch offs Ha Ha Good to see you win

I had to break down and do the bifocal thing myself a while back, it's pretty cool to see both the road and the speedometer clearly when driving.

Carol said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats on your win! I gave up buying lottery tickets because I just do not ever win anything. Hub buys one now and then, but I don't know that he ever checks the winning numbers.
I've needed bifocals for years - I get the progressive because the bifocals made me crazy. I do find, however, that the #2 reading glasses from Costco (or Walmart) work better on the computer than my prescription glasses do.

Carol said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats on the win!
I've worn progressive lens (because bifocals made me crazy) for years. They don't work so well for the computer, but I've found that the #2 reading glasses from Costco work just fine for that.

Kaylen said... [Reply to comment]

Exciting about the lottery ticket! It's so fun to have unexpected money!

I'm glad you got some glasses! It's not good for you to try to compensate for your loss of vision.
Bummer - bifocals next time!!

Eric said... [Reply to comment]

You need propane here in Texas for winter??? Well, ok, maybe last winter when it was -12F for a week...

I love waking up to a cold house, but that's probably just because my feet always feel like they'll catch fire if they are not out of covers.

SuziCate said... [Reply to comment]

Yay for you, Heather! Look up Zenni Optical online. I have bought several pair of glasses there. I bought two pairs of glasses last year for a total with shipping for $32. They are just as good as a $300 pair. It only took like four days to get them in the mail!

purplume said... [Reply to comment]

ah age, it beats the alternative as they say.
If I won $100. it would make it even harder for me to stay away from them.

Joanie M said... [Reply to comment]

I need to get a checkup and new glasses. I just realized I've been wearing these same glasses for 5 years now.

I"m going to go to Walmart this time. Last time, I wen to my regular eye doctor and my glasses were $500!! It took me 3 months to pay for them and get them!

Rose said... [Reply to comment]

it's great when you win and esp. money. cong. glasses make you see the world differently. rose

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats on the win! As far as falling apart? I am right there with you unfortunately.