Saturday, August 4, 2012

Help: Glasses Edition

Confession: I'm not the best at taking care of myself.  Healthwise, my attitude is that I'll probably be okay eventually if I'm not blatantly about to die.  (This may be why I managed to ignore an errant piece of metal embedded in my gum for three years after getting my wisdom teeth out.)  The only exception to my nonchalance is when my eyes get involved, which could have something to do with the time I decided it would be fun to accidentally mix my hair product with my contact solution and ended up with chemical conjunctivitis.  (Don't try it at home, kids.)  Good vision is absolutely vital, and I jump into action whenever it feels like something's not quite right.  This is one area in which I'd much rather overreact than not.

So, although I had already scheduled my annual eye check-up for late August, I called the ophthalmologist when my eyes started bothering me earlier this week.  He was able to fit me in to a cancellation yesterday, and after the usual drops and a few more unusual tests, he determined that something's wrong.  (Yes, he did tell me specifics, but no, I won't share them with you; you've got plenty of disgusting details in the paragraph above.)  If left untreated, it could cause serious problems down the line, but everything should be fine if I start being more proactive about taking care of my eyes.

I've got antibiotics and drops for the next week, which will clear up the acute problems, but there's one big change I need to make: I've got to replace my contacts with glasses, at least for a few weeks, while we monitor the situation.  My current glasses are five years old and aren't fit to be worn in public, so I need your help to pick a pair of new frames!

Whitney introduced me to a website where you can virtually try on glasses and I sort of went to town.  I picked my three favorite options: rectangular wire frames, rectangular plastic ones, and more rounded plastic.  What do you think, dear readers?  Which should I get?


  1. I like the first one. :)


  2. I like the first pair most! When you said that Whitney introduced you to this, I was really confused! I was like, "I don't remember ever using this site before!" haha!

  3. The first pair gets my vote!


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