Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bifocals, yeah!

I'm excited to announce that I've decided to get bifocals. I needed them a year and a half ago, but didn't want to spend the money. Since then my eyes have gotten worse, so it's time.

I want the old-fashioned bifocals with the line, so I can appear properly middle aged. They're cheaper than progressive lenses, but mainly I just want to look mature and respectable. I'll never be white or male or tall, but at least I'm getting older. I think for women there's a window of time between being too young to be taken seriously and being too old to be taken seriously. I'll be 46 in July, so I think I'm there and I'm milking it. OH, yeah - bifocals. This is going to be great. Are you cool enough to wear bifocals?


Regina Rodríguez-Martin said...

I just had my eye appointment. I'm excited to pick up my glasses next week, but I won't be going back to that doctor. He was domineering and didn't listen well at all. The first thing he did that I disliked was ask me a question about my wearing glasses in college and then explain why the answer I gave was wrong and I wasn't remembering correctly. Why did he ask me, if he knew about my college years better than I did?

At the end of our appointment, Dr. Fernando Mosqueda held out his hand and said, “It was nice to meet you.” I shook his hand silently, looked him the eye and said, “Well, I MIGHT see you again, but I’m not sure.”

I believe in meeting rudeness with rudeness. This is just how I am, but I should also probably stop watching the American TV series "House."

Rudy Giuliani said...

I was prescribed glasses when I was 2.5 years old and then bifocals when I was 7. My eyes grew stronger as I got older and didn't need the bifocals any longer by age 14. It certainly takes a while to get used to them. I hope I never need them again but they certainly weren't that bad. Good luck with your bifocals and looking to be taken seriously!

Mick said...

just reading glasses for me, its great not having to wear them all the time.

getting glasses said...

Great post! Been reading a lot about getting bifocals. Thanks for the info here!

Regina Rodríguez-Martin said...

You're welcome, Getting-Glasses. I've been happily wearing my bifocals for two years now and they're great.