Sunday, March 05, 2006
I wear contacts so that I can see. I like wearing contacts. They are comfortable, they are cheap, they don't pinch my nose or fog up when I open the dishwasher. But my eyes start to get fuzzy at night and one eye starts to blur, then the other. I think the contacts start to get dry and that is what makes my eyes less reliable. Being out in the wind really dries 'em out fast.
I especially notice how bad my eyesight is when I have to type in that code for leaving comments on other blogs. Was that an m? or an r and an n set too close together? Those squiggly letters blend together and sometimes I have to try a few times before my comment is accepted. aaach, maybe I am just getting old.
Babies like to break glasses, and 8 month olds are particularly hard on frames, so I haven't had a whole pair of glasses since Emily was a baby - nearly 5 years ago! John is two and a half, so maybe it will be safe to have glasses in the house again.
I have worn glasses since about Jr High. I was not a great driver in high school (no accidents, but talk to Mary about an incident near a chain link fence) and I think that was mainly because I didn't like to wear my glasses. I can remember driving at night, out on the highway up from Hood River to Odell, and not being able to read the speed limit signs until just before I passed them. Yikes. I am still a wee bit nervous about driving at night - but I never drive without my contacts in.
I think I am going to have to follow my eye doctor's advice and buy a pair of back up glasses, to wear in the evenings.
Any advice about picking out frames?
how 'bout these?