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My Glasses! I Can't See Anything Without My Glasses! - Salvador Dali in a lawn chair.
I'm invisible without 3D glasses.
My Glasses! I Can't See Anything Without My Glasses!
I'm in a similar predicament as jopasm. My glasses are a very old prescription (5 years or more). I have contacts, too, but I wear my glasses about as often as I do my contacts. I've updated my contacts prescription twice since my glasses because they are so much more expensive and my doctor said that it's sometimes better not to focus on the computer screen too much.

I rolled over on top of them while in bed yesterday afternoon and smoooshed them all to bits. I've done this before, bent them back, and worn them in all their crooked splendor. But I'm breaking down and getting some. I'll probably take Brooke with me to help me judge on how the frames look, although sometimes we disagree on aesthetics. Perhaps I should go alone instead.

I haven't been to any of the optometrists in the area. I didn't even know there was a lens crafters. jopasm says the ones he picked out were $100 cheaper at Walmart. Although I'm going to check everywhere else first, I'm sorely and ashamedly tempted to let cost me my decider. Whereas groceries and other small good sometimes have no more than 30-cents to a dollar's difference between the prices at Kroger and Walmart, $100 is a much bigger difference.

I was comforted when I went to my eye doctor (who is my favorite of all time; he's an mmorpg gamer, charming, intelligent, and funny) whose office is in Walmart and dicovered that he only leases the building from them. He doesn't actually work for them at all, which makes me happy. I didn't want to have to find a new eye doctor when I like him so much.

I don't know why I'm actually posting about this. I've got about a thirty other larger, more important things to talk about than this that I've just not taken the time to write. I suppose the difference is that this doesn't take much thought and jopasm opened the conversation on his journal earlier. I figured if I was talking so long to write a comment, I could make it into an entry and update my sorely-neglected journal.

mood: headachy
music: Neneh Cherry - "Buffalo Stance"

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catgoddess From: catgoddess Date: February 17th, 2005 01:56 am (UTC) (link)
I need to get new glasses myself. I've gotten contacts twice since I first got these glasses and the perscription on them is horribly bad now. I noticed when I had problems with one of my eyes and couldn't wear my contacts. I'm just too lazy to get off my butt and get some more....well, that and the fact I have no money.
From: gothicbeauty21 Date: February 17th, 2005 02:10 am (UTC) (link)
There's a LensCrafters in Tupelo, they do good work. I go to the Sears optometrist at the Mall at Barne's Crossing now, and I really like the doctor there. The people that work at the desk are idiots, tho. I don't remember how much my contacts were, but I got them using my mom's insurance.

I can't speak for any of the eye doctors in Oxford. I've not been to one there since I was in elementary school. Up until recently I went to Steve Jones here in Water Valley. I've always enjoyed him, but again, mom's insurance, so I really can't help you guys out on price.
From: gothicbeauty21 Date: February 17th, 2005 02:12 am (UTC) (link)
I also lucked up. I wear my glasses more than I do my contacts. Fortunately my eyes haven't changed much since 2001, when I got these glasses. I need to start wearing my contacts more, though. I hate my mom spent so much money on them, to only be through one set (a month's worth) of contacts.
jopasm From: jopasm Date: February 17th, 2005 03:01 am (UTC) (link)
There's a "Spectacular Specs" open near the new Malco Theatre in Tupelo as well. I didn't make it there last week. I think they're cheaper than Lenscrafters but they don't do 1 hour lenses as far as I know. Still, if you're up for 2 trips to Tupelo in the span of a week they're an option.

Lenscrafter's lenses start at approximately $150 and go up to $290. Right now they're having a "half off lenses with purchase of frames" deal. Unfortunately the frames I like are $180. They probably have less expensive frames but I've learned the hard way I need titanium frames 'cause cheaper metals just don't last. I drop them, sit on them, whatever. And if they're too heavy I just won't wear them.

gigafive From: gigafive Date: February 17th, 2005 09:53 pm (UTC) (link)
Taking Brooke to look for glasses could be a mistake. She takes too long to make up her mind, trust me. She will look at two nearly identical pairs of glasses and be unable to decide which one she wants. Vexing.
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