This is going to be an odd post- which is to say anything I normally write falls into the category of “normal”. First off, I apologize for not reading or posting the past few days. I have managed to get a sinus infection for has made me light headed and has affected my left eye. It is red and weepy and just yucky, so I can’t wear my contacts. It also hurts to read for any length of time, so my Dan Brown, my Sunday Times, blogs and email are not being read. I will try to catch up when my eye feels a little better.
As stated, I wear contacts. I started wearing glasses when I was 10, got contacts when I was 16, and I never looked back. Other than the first six months of my daughters life, I have worn contacts every day for the better part 37 years.
I have issues with glasses. First, I hate the way they make my nose feel sticky if they’re tight, or how they slide down my nose when they’re loose. Second, they make me feel more geeky than I normally am. I know- judging, stereotyping, blah blah blah. I also hate that they constantly need to be cleaned. NYC is a dirty, dusty place- I’m constantly wiping them down. They are also a pain to exercise in. They are difficult to watch 3D movies with (ok- I rarely watch 3D movies, but still….)
I actually look pretty good in glasses.
I know- right? Shocker! They frame my eyes. They had a little character to my face. They hide the bags under my eyes.
Yes- I am vain. I hate the bags under my eyes (which are presently worse due to mentioned sinus condition) If I were to ever have plastic surgery, it would be to fix my eyes. I spend very little on beauty products, but I will spend on eye creams, or anything that has the words “will get rid of puffiness in the under eye area.”
How did I not realize that glasses would solve this issue? I mean, realistically, I should have known that- glasses literally cover your eyes. Just silly pre-conceived notions about glasses.
And the other thing about glasses? As I wear progressive contact lenses, I don’t see distance or close up with any accuracy. Since I have a pair of glasses that is strictly for vision, I can actually see better. Yes- I see better with glasses! Who knew?! And since I can read without anything, if I need to read, I just flip the glasses up!! Perfect!
So on my to do list, along with taking sinus medicine, is to go to eye place and order prescription sunglasses. You have no idea how exited I am by this! And while I’m there, depending on how much money is left in my FSA, I may buy another pair of glasses.