I got my first pair of bifocal glasses recently. They are taking a bit of getting used to. So this is a quick list of what I like and don’t like about them.
1. The ground at my feet is no longer clear so I don’t always notice the marbles my dd leaves scattered on the floor. Yes, I could tip my head way down, but why bother for every step? What? Did you say something about marbles?
2. When I turn my head quickly it feels like I’m on a boat. Everything shifts.
3. When I rock my head back and forth, the desk in front of me looks like it is undulating. This is actually a plus when I’m bored.
4. I feel like I can’t see half the time because I’m looking out of the wrong part of the glasses.
5. I actually get tired of reading faster now than I did with my one-prescription glasses.
6. I have to tip my head funny to read; not just back, back and to the side.
7. My family thinks I’m giving them the stink eye when I’m just trying to figure out which angle I need to be at to see them clearly.
8. I have yet to figure out what I can focus on with the left and right sides of the bottom of my lenses.
9. I went to three eye doctors, and they all thought it was imperative that I switch.
10. I can see stop signs now. Wait, was that a plus or a minus?
11. I did not get the anti-glare, and it was a serious mistake. My world is noticeably darker now.
12. Because of the thickness and anti-UV of my glasses I have funny looking skin tone around my eyes when I take them off, but I also don’t have as many wrinkles as I would have. So I guess I look like a young, inverted racoon when my glasses are off.
13. Vacuuming has become an adventure. To see the floor I have to tip my head way down, and then the glasses fall off. If I don’t, then it’s pure guess work as to where the dirt is hiding.
Next time I’m getting laser surgery.