Thursday, May 17, 2012

To See Or Not To See

First, I want to apologize for not posting lately.  Things have been crazy around here.  Soccer, school, the store, and weddings!  Yes, weddings!  Two in consecutive weekends.  Young love.  Alas, that's another post altogether.

This is about eyesight.  I am getting to the age that in a recent eye exam I was told that I needed bi-focals.  Bi-focals!  There is something about that word that just sounds old.  I immediately think about Ben Franklin.  I didn't want to try them.  I am pretty active and I do not like wearing glasses now.  People have told me horror stories about bi-focals, especially no line ones.  They have fallen down stairs, or just fallen- period.  Look, I'm clumsy enough.  I don't need another reason to have me tripping all over the place.  So, I went the route of contacts with reading glasses for close up.

I have been trying out my contacts for the last couple of days.  Still not sure if this is going to work. 
#1- It is against everything you learn in life to put the contact on.  "Don't stick anything in your eyes!  It's dangerous!"  We are told this early on in life.  Some of us more than others. 
#2- They seem like they are huge.  My aunt did tell me they make smaller ones.  You should have a fitting for trying out sizes of contacts.  It doesn't matter how much I pull on my eyes, they don't want to go in!

So, we'll see how it goes.  I know what your saying, "Just deal with it.  Bi-focals aren't that bad."  I'm sorry.  Maybe I will end up with them, but I am just not ready to go there yet.