Friday, July 18, 2008

I Need New Glasses!!

I'm now starting to feel officially middle-aged. I desperately need bifocals!! When I had my eyes checked two or three years ago, the optometrist said I didn't need them yet, as my close-up vision was still pretty good (I'm near-sighted -- I can see things close-up without my glasses but not far away). I could read with or without my glasses. Now, it's gotten to the point where I can't read at all with my glasses. I have to put everything more than an arm's length away to see it! So, I just take off my glasses to read or do close-up work. My arms are getting a lot of exercise taking them on and off, on and off. If I were far-sighted it would be a little better because I could place the glasses on my nose, just so, and I could look above the glasses to see far away and through the glasses at my book, knitting, or whatever. But when you're near sighted, you don't have a place to put your glasses. Maybe paste them at the eyebrows so they'll be at eye level for far away stuff and just look down below the glasses for the close-up stuff. I know that doesn't make any sense, but since I am nearsighted, I understand myself! LOL! Maybe those of you who are also nearsighted can get what I'm trying to get across!! Main thing - I can't see close-up while wearing my glasses.

So, it's time to see the eye doctor. I first have to check on my insurance and refresh my memory about what's covered. If I remember correctly, it didn't cover much. It covered a very little amount for the glasses so I've ended up paying a whole lot.

I took Ryan and Kathryn to get a few uniform items for school. Kathryn needed a bigger size skirt and Ryan needed an extra pair of pants and shorts. Thankfully the uniform place was not crowded. I was afraid there would be a huge wait. Not good when I have Emily! So, we were there for a short time, then we met Steve at work and had some lunch. We always love meeting him for lunch.

Kathryn has basketball practice tonight. Let's hope that Emily can get through that time without falling down. My goodness, it seems like the last three times she's gone, she somehow falls down on the cement and scrapes her knees, elbows, hands, etc. One thing for sure, she lives hard!

I don't know why I hadn't thought of it before, but I need to get a first aid kit for the car. I have a few band-aids in my purse, but I need some in all shapes. I just bought some Neosporin to Go.

Now I'm off to clean out the refrigerator. That's my first step before making out my menu for the next week. I hope there's not too many science experiments in there!

Blessings, everyone!


patjrsmom said...

Oh my goodness! I just got glasses (again!) and am feeling like there is not a single part of this old body that is not going on me...As my MIL said, "At least glasses are in style now!"

God Bless,

Julieann said...

Lisa!!??? Have I mentioned this before--you are my neighbor...LOL--I think I have.

I can totally relate to the glasses---I wore contacts/glasses all my life--and then in my 20's--I was able to see without anything--now that I am in my late thrity's I can't see anything with out my glasses. Check out your insurance, mine covers more then I thought--my 200.00 glasses only cost me all together + visit 35.00---anyway, I bet your fridge is happy now--I have to do mine again--oh the joys of motherhood:)


MITZI said...

Lisa, don't forget to get prescription sunglasses if you use them often. It helps. Or you can go the clip on route. Very inexpensive.

Laura said...

I went to the dollar store and bought 4 EXTRA pairs of reading glasses so we can have them all over the house.
I can't thread a needle or read directions without them.
(God is teaching me a lesson because I used to giggle at my mom when she would try to thread a needle without glasses.)
Oh well- they make me look smart?

GrandmaK said...

I need new glasses too, and I'm MORE than middle aged. I just chalk it up to another need to "up-grade!" Have a grand day!!! Cathy

Tracy said...

I think my almost 15 yr old daughter needs glasses, she has been telling me how much difficulty she is having seeing words, etc. from any distance, so I'm looking for the best priced place to take her as our insurance only covers eyeglasses for my hubby:(