Friday, November 6, 2009

Old-People Glasses

I'm old.

Yep, I received my new pair of glasses today, the ones with bifocals. Well, I actually did get progressive lenses, but when I say that to people, they think I have the ones that turn light or dark based on light conditions. But I want to say I've got old-people glasses.

Actually, I'm pretty happy about them. The glasses themselves are just like the last couple of pairs I bought in terms of style: thick, dark frames. I went with Paul Bartlett frames this time; my last ones were from the Randy Jackson Collection. And after the hemorrhage in my eye in 2007, I'm happy with any glasses that enable me to see better. The hemorrhage stabilized a while ago, but my doctor says it's pretty common for someone who is far-sighted, like I am, to have my ability to read plummet quickly at my age. When I picked up the books I was teaching for class at the start of the semester, I was stunned at how difficult it was to read them. I was worried it was part of the hemorrhage, but it was ordinary aging. And I'm quite fine with that.

Especially since I can see much better now.


  1. The progressives take a little getting used to, but they are so worth it.

    You look very handsome! :)

  2. I had to get some last spring, but after wearing them for several weeks, I still could not adjust to them and went back to my old glasses.