Monday, November 5, 2012


Optical Glasses by George Hodan
I desperately need new glasses. I had known this before, but I could no longer ignore the fact when I found myself completely abandoning my glasses last evening.

It's not that they don't do any good. When I tested my glasses today at work, putting them on and taking them off, I found that they clarified something I was reading from a few feet away. But I think the lower part of my bifocals are completely the wrong prescription by now, and that makes my glasses...weird. Uncomfortable. I'd rather go without, when possible.

The frustrating thing is that I did have an eye doctor appointment scheduled for about a month ago, but the doctor office canceled it about a week in advance. I was supposed to call them back...but I guess I was too irritated to do so.

Most of today has been spent without my glasses, and I don't know how much I'll use them between now and my newly scheduled appointment. I'm actually not even wearing them as I type this.

And now, totally random, but two funny things about my eyes...

Funny thing #1: Even though I do need glasses, I can see fairly ok if I tense up my eyes. Don't ask me to explain what that means, because I can't. Some people get what I mean, others don't. I can't explain it to those who don't. And don't tell me that I don't need glasses since I can do this, because tensing my eyes can lead to headaches. So it's hardly ideal.

Funny thing #2: Aren't eyes supposed to get better as one gets into adulthood, before getting worse as they age? Um, my eyes seem to be getting worse now that I'm in my 20's. I need bifocals now, tensing my eyes doesn't seem to work quite like it used to, and I need new glasses more often. Often enough that my insurance won't cover it properly, since insurance companies say I only need new glasses every two years. Which is true for most people. But not for me. Because my eyes are weird.

Ok, so my eyes changing quickly might not be indicative of them getting worse...but it's a nuisance. And it's only since they've started changing quickly that I've needed bifocals.

...and I guess this is a slightly rambling post. Sorry about that. Maybe it would be better if I broke it into two posts, but I sort of don't feel like doing that.

Anyways, I did finally make a new eye doctor appointment, and it's on my mom's birthday. Over a month from now.

I. Cannot. Wait. I will be counting down the days.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Is tensing up your eyes the same as squinting? You are very, very young to need bifocals.

Sarita Rucker said...

It's not squinting. I don't think anyone can tell by looking if my eyes are relaxed or tense. The best I can describe it is that it feels like I have muscles in my eyes that I'm tensing, but I've been told there are no such muscles. So I have no clue what the heck I'm doing. lol

Yes I'm young for bifocals. My mom got bifocals when she was in her 30's, and was told that *she* was young. But a few people have told me that they got bifocals younger than me, so I'm not the youngest. And I do like them. :) When they're the right prescription, that is...