I finally bit the bullet and got some new glasses.
I’d been wearing the same pair for about five years and I’d noticed that my glasses were getting dirty so much easier than they used to (perhaps the coating was wearing down?) and I thought my vision might have changed a bit.
So a couple of weeks ago I made an appointment with an optometrist to get my eyes checked and then, armed with a new, and only slightly changed, prescription I started the search for new eyewear.
I think I went to about four different stores that sold eye glasses and contacts. I’m certain I tried on at least 100 pairs of glasses before I finally found some I liked. Three of the stores seemed to mainly carry tiny oblong or rectangular lenses. I guess that’s in these days, but they don’t suit everyone’s face – certainly not mine!
The final store that I went in to had a huge selection of frames and the man that started helping me within minutes of walking in really new what he was talking about. I told him what I was looking for – semi rimless or rimless glasses and NOT rectangular and within seconds he was holding a pair that suited me perfectly.
Oh and get this … we got talking and I found out that his wife used to be in the Jewelry trade, just like me, and along with designing jewelry she also sold wholesale diamonds. I think I knew her back when I was in the business.
Anyway, I ended up getting a pair of Transition lenses and my second pair of glasses just have normal lenses.
I’ve only had my new glasses since Saturday and I’m still getting used to them, but I think it’s going to take a while to get used to the Transitions. They are pretty good outdoors, well unless I’m looking directly into the sun or a very bright spot, then they aren’t quite dark enough. however they are a little slow to change back to clear when I go inside and when they are clear I can see reflections or prisms on the outside edges of the lenses. The guy at the optical store said that would stop bothering me … but I don’t know.
I’m glad I got two pair of glasses. I think I’ll try to just use the transition ones when I’m going outside and use the normal pair when I’m staying home or working on the computer.
Have you tried the new Transition lenses? What are your thoughts on them?