Wednesday, June 18, 2008


This is what happened when I tried to put my glasses on this morning.

Not good.

I wear progressive lenses, so I don't need them too badly for distance, but I sure do need them to read, sew, cook or anything else within 5 feet of me.

Needless to say, I have a problem. Luckily I did go and get a new prescription and an eyecheck last week. I didn't order new glasses at the doctor's however because they were outrageously expensive, even with insurance. I have been procrastinating as usual. We have been getting our glasses and contacts at Walmart, but our new insurance is not taken there.

So I did a somewhat frantic search through drawers and coat pockets and old purses and came up with these old over the counter readers. These are all readers in varying strengths from 1.25 to 2.5. My current prescription is around a 2.5. I needed the magnifying glass to read the strength on the eyeglasses!

After a quick (and surprisingly painless) phone call to our insurance, I am off to Target to buy some new glasses. Hope they can do something quickly. I will see if they can fix my old ones in the meantime. Doubtful, but you never know. Now at least I know why you see people walking around with tape on their glasses. I miss mine already, and it has only been and hour.



Niki said...

Hi Donna.
I'm an Arizonaian as well! I am in Mesa. Whereabouts are you? Thanks for joining my quilter's list!

Fiesta said...

Donna, I too have that book and like you it was worth the money. I have not made anything from it but it thought me to love color.