Pop Culture Gadabout
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
      ( 11/28/2006 05:54:00 AM ) Bill S.  


SPECS – Bought a new pair of glasses in the last week: my first new scrip in several years. I've worn glasses for myopia since the second grade, and at this stage in my life, I really can't see getting around much without 'em. There's a scene in House of 1000 Corpses where Rainn Wilson gets his eyeglasses taken by the psychotic sex kitten Baby (Sheri Moon) and, lemme tell ya, it's one of the few moments in that pic that really made me squirm.

Like I say, though, I've needed a new pair for a couple years. Wife Becky has noted me looking like Terry Jones squinting through his wire-rims to read the World's Funniest Joke, and, even doing something as simple as vacuuming, I've managed to miss a lot of pet-related debris. Last few times both my wife and I had gone the get-yer-glasses-in-an-hour franchise route, but this time we went with a local eye doc. We both wound up feeling like we’d gotten more attentive eye exams this time.

I do graduated bifocals: if I went with lined glasses, I'd need to get trifocals since I spend so much time at the computer, so it's probably a good thing I got accustomed to these types of lenses. The scrip for nearsightedness was lessened this time. I'm told it's not unusual for that to happen, as you grow older. All I know is that the world looks sharper and clearer all around me now – which may or may not be a good thing. I'll get back to ya on that.

I am finding it easier to read manga digests, which is a definite plus . . .
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