Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Just throw in a walker and some coupons for the Early Bird Special while you're at it

I had my annual eye exam the other day. While there's no actual physical pain involved, I hate these visits almost as much as dental cleanings. First of all, it seems so inefficient. Is asking me 100 times "Is this one better? Or this one?" (when most of the time I want to say "Who the hell knows? They all look exactly the same") really the best way to determine the proper prescription? I can't believe modern technology has not come up with a better way to do this.

Second, I always feel like I am getting ripped off. It's like being at a used-car lot, with all the little extras and special offers and just-in-case ploys. I have decent vision insurance, and still always walk out of there at least $200 poorer—and I haven't bought new frames in 5 years.

At this visit, an additional insult was added to the injury. Apparently my close-up vision has deteriorated to the point where I now need bifocals or at least reading glasses. Naturally I chose the reading glasses because gah! bifocals?! I can't even go there.

And it is your fault, Internet. Apparently spending 8-10 hours a day in front of a computer screen is not so healthy for my baby blues. So from now on, I'll be armed with these. Please don't call me Granny just yet.

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The NYC trip went well. The bonus weekend add-on with the in-laws was important to do, but exhausting. Once again I'm so over traveling with kids, though, and am dreading Thanksgiving already. Missed you all—I have 300+ posts to read so I won't be able to comment much. Hope to be caught up soon.

12 comments:

Binkytown said...

You're a hot momma. No more granny talk. Those are fab!

Mary Tsao said...

The glasses will look very cute, I'm sure!

Glad you had a good time in NY, but thanks for letting me know about the skinny jean syndrome. I might have to wait and go back when wide legs are back in style!

TB said...

Now all you need is a beaded chain so you can hang those glasses around your neck ;o)

Seriously, those are super cool and not at all grannyish.

Mayberry said...

Actually I am thinking that I do need one of those chains! There must be some hip ones out there somewhere... I might have to get the girls at Cool Mom Picks to point me to something!

mothergoosemouse said...

Those glasses are great! I would really like to get new frames myself, and I might be tempted to schedule an appointment so as to give myself an excuse to upgrade my frames. My Rx has most definitely changed, so that would be sufficient justification, don't you think?

Lady M said...

That is an excellent color for glasses.

I've been in denial and avoiding an eye doc appt too. I'll let you know if I end up with reading glasses too.

Her Bad Mother said...

Welcome back, lady. Now get those glasses to work - you gots readin' to do!

Jamie said...

Those are cool glasses. You'll be the hippest mama in line at the all you can eat buffet at the early retirement center.

tallulah said...

You are way cool now.

Suzanne said...

Those are way cool glasses. I'm in need of some new ones myself -- and I can NEVER tell which one is better, A or B. It's all the same to me.

nonlineargirl said...

That part of the exam always traumatized me as a kid. I wore glasses and worried that one wrong answer would get me a bad pair.

Karianna said...

Those are excellent glasses!