For quite a while, just about every time I post a picture of myself I get a comment (or three) that my glasses are too big for my face now. I kept putting off getting new glasses because A) they are expensive; and B) I didn't want to fork over the cash until my face had stopped losing weight (such a weird thing to write...but when you lose over 100 pounds, the weight comes off everywhere).
I finally gave in. In a big way, too. Not only did I get new glasses, I got glasses with what used to be called bifocals, but are now called progressive lenses (to make us baby-boomers feel better about wearing bifocals, lol). I was so excited when I picked out my frames - I fell in LOVE with the colors - something totally different than what I have been wearing. I got fitted and went home to wait the expected two weeks - this is some high-tech stuff that they sent to a lab in Dallas to make, yo. I dreamed about these glasses. I planned my first outfit to wear with these glasses. I couldn't wait! They finally came in on Tuesday...and I have been seasick ever since.
Dang, these are hard to get adjusted to! You have to turn your head to see clearly - and apparently I am a shifty-eyed person, because I have to make a conscious effort to turn and see what I am looking at, if that makes any sense. I will say that the nice thing is that I can see the food on my fork, and that whole "reading" thing is much easier now. I hear that after about a week I should be accustomed to these crazy lenses. Who knew that at age 46, I would be learning how to do something so basic as see again?
Alright, I've made you wait long enough...here's the big reveal:
When I first tried the glasses on at the optical place and looked in the mirror, I was shocked at what was looking back at me - where did all of these wrinkles and huge pores come from?!? I thought I was aging gracefully! Apparently my old glasses provided me with that special effect - you know, the one where they put a thin coating of Vaseline on the camera lens? Ignorance was bliss. I think that along with your new glasses, the optician should hand you a gift certificate for a facial - it's the least they could do!
I also got a supah-cool pair of sunglasses - very sporty, with mirrored lenses. I've never had anything this cool - they didn't used to be able to do sunglasses with their curved lenses in prescription, but apparently this has changed. I will be wearing them tomorrow morning when I run in my third 5K - the Downtown Derby! I may not be fast, but at least I can look like like an athlete, right?!? Hopefully I will have some fun pictures, along with a race recap in a couple of days. Have a great weekend, everyone!