You need glasses. Ok, let’s backpedal.
Earlier this week I hit up the eye doc for a routine check-up. My first routine check-up to be exact. I’ve never had vision problems and I don’t wear glasses/contacts so going to the eye doctor hasn’t been a top priority. I will admit, however, in the past year or so I have noticed a little bit of difficulty reading things in the distance, specifically patient monitors at work. I was finding myself squinting and thinking, “Is that blurry? I must be tired.” Um, losing my vision… I thought that only happens to old people. Wink wink.
I went through the gamut of vision tests, the doctor looking at my eyeball, touching it, wiggling it, poking it. Just kidding. She had to literally pry my eyelid apart to get the drops in to dilate my pupil. I fought that like a toddler being told he can’t have a candy bar in the grocery store check-out line. I don’t know why but I could not relax my eyelid for the life of me. It was embarrassing.
When it was all said and done, she told me I might benefit from a slight prescription. To be honest, I was shocked (I know, I shouldn’t have been shocked considering I had already noticed a little bit of blurring in my everyday life… but still, it was shocking!). She followed up her statement saying that if I’m not noticing a problem then I may opt not to get glasses. And if I do get glasses, she would suggest I don’t wear them all the time but just when I’m doing something that requires focusing on things in the distance (her examples: movies, driving at night). Oh, my poor peepers. Fortunately, the health of my eyes checked out stellar. My retinas are the bomb.
I browsed their glasses collection for a little bit before heading home. I figured if I can find a trendy, flattering pair of glasses why not get some? Insurance covers most of the cost. Plus, it could be fun to make a little fashion statement out of this whole thing. I tried on half a dozen pairs or so and got a great laugh. I looked so ridiculous in every single pair. I have a little head and a narrow face… most of the glasses were way too wide for me. But even the ones that were the right size looked hilarious. I had an employee snap a few pics of me in the glasses and I still get a good chuckle when I look at them. I considered sharing the pics with you guys here but I think I’ll just leave that to your imagination for now…
I need to go back with my stylist (Lu) and find the perfect pair. Will I look smarter if I wear glasses?
Anybody out there wear glasses? Any style or brand to suggest? I kind of like tortoiseshell.
Happy Friday! TGIF. I hope you all have a great Memorial Day weekend and kickoff to summer… I’ll be holding down the fort at the hospital and working all weekend. Oh the joy. Make today a good day!