On Valentine’s Day I went to pick up my glasses at Costco. It took about 5 days from when I dropped them off. I bought the frames somewhere else but got the lenses done at Costco because they are loads less expensive there. I need high index lenses. My prescription is -10.75 in the left and -11.00 in the right. I can barely see at all without them. If I didn’t get high index lenses they’d be seriously thick. Like coke bottle glasses for real for real.
My girlfriend, my Aunt, the cute guy who sold me the frames, and three of the women who work in the optical department at Costco like them a lot a lot! 😀 I don’t think I’ve ever worn plastic frames. I’ve worn metal frames with nose pads for many years. I’ve always called nose pads, nose huggers but I was recently, kindly, corrected. ha ha.
My new frames are very nice, they are dark brown with blue highlights, and I’m happy to have new glasses (It’s been 3 years!) but I have to get used to them. I look different. I look like someone who’s about it. Which is to say, when I look in the mirror I see someone staring at me who seems more capable, more creative, more focused, more intelligent, more together, more cool perhaps, than I actually feel.
Here’s to growing more comfortable with my new look. To seeing myself as clearly, as crisply as I now see the world outside of me. Here’s to seeing myself with new eyes.