Tuesday, 12 January 2021

The state of affairs part 2

I liked these and was quite ticked off when they broke.

The next new thing is about my glasses. I had trouble seeing the screens in the bus when wearing sunglasses. They were polarised and it meant that some things needed to be tilted slightly in order to see. Annoying when you are driving and you have to keep turning your head to actually use the navigational tool (see the second photo of yesterday's post).

Then my regular glasses broke. Well, the leg of one came off and could not be fixed anymore. I had some spare pair that I used, but I knew it was time to get my eyes checked again anyway. When I got my glasses back in 2018 in Northern Ireland I was told/warned that I would probably need multifocal glasses next time, but I wanted to keep that at bay for a while longer: finances you know!
A great Christmas present

I had my eyes checked at the optician's and as he prepared to put the final pair on my face to see how they suited, he gave me a piece of paper to read as well. As I was struggling my way through it, he also put another bit on the end and all of a sudden I could read. Multifocal it was...

I ordered six pairs again, as there was a deal going: get three, pay for one. My only gripe about the whole glasses at that point was that they were all so big. Over the past few years I have worn glasses that were quite nice and fairly small. The new ones are nearly double the size and even after a week and a half I am not liking them. However, unless I am willing to fork out lots of money (I am not), these will have to do for the foreseeable future.

Yeah, not my favourite size: they show the bags under my eyes more!

What about the glasses themselves though? I had only gone multifocal on my regular glasses and that was hard enough. I am slowly getting used to them and when reading and watching television they are great. For walking I am still on the fence, even though I do wear them. The first couple of days were really tough though. They tired me out tremendously and even now I notice the difference, although it is getting less noticeable.


  1. Are big glasses coming back in fashion? It has been a long time since they were.

  2. Hari OM
    Well,,, that means the frames I have retained all these years are back in fashion. Good. When I moved to bi's, and could get a deal such as yours, I opted to make one pair 'plain' just for general use... though to be fair all my usage is 'close' and I don't require specs for anything at distance. YAM xx

    1. The next time I get glasses (2-3 years from now), I might consider spending a bit more to get a bit less!
      I have always been nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other, so either way I would need glasses. And as for plain ones: I have the sunglasses and the night glasses (also used when suffering from an H or an M) that are 'plain'. As I use them mostly for driving, I didn't think it warranted extra money thrown at them.

  3. I too prefer the smaller frames as the larger ones are just too big for me. Luckily I've still been able to find ones that fit my face well. Good luck getting used to the multifocal ones. It didn't take me long to get comfortable with them.

  4. I think they look nice on you and big glasses are in style these days. Sounds like a great deal you got!


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