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Eye, eye ma’am

imageThis story is bound to get progressively funnier — to someone anyway.

It seems the time has come — can I get a drum roll? — for progressive lenses.

In a few more days, I will no longer have to play that weird game with my glasses so I can read a book, newspaper or food label. You know, the one that goes: Push them down to the end of my nose; now remove them altogether and press reading material against nose; wipe newsprint from nose, put glasses back in proper spot and hold reading matter as far away as arm will allow; no maybe the tip of the nose again.

Catherine is rejoicing because, well, like nearly everything else I do, my eyewear calisthenics are embarrassing. (Sadly, the kid is right; I caught a photo of myself taken during a holiday party, in which I was doing the glasses thing trying to read the gift I’d just opened. It was not terribly attractive. And believe me, I need all the help I can get.)

The eye doctor assured me my eyes are behind schedule for this big change. “They are aging rather slowly,” she said.

I just hope they alerted my other vital organs to the schedule.

About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.


8 thoughts on “Eye, eye ma’am

  1. Oh my gosh! I just posted about this on my blog as well. The last time I heard the word “transition” I was in labor. Now you’re telling me I need “transition” glasses-. doesn’t my 94 year old grandma wear those? I don’t give a rip that they don’t have the line across the lense anymore! I’m too young for this stuff! And the kids frames… me too!!! I tried on 3 kid glasses and one tiny adult. Was so happy I could get the adult ones. Now why can’t i fit in kid pants?
    p.s. found you on Bloggy Moms and so happy about that fact!

    Posted by lablover22 | January 18, 2013, 2:20 am
    • LOL, Vicky! I can’t fit into kids pants, but I can wear a growing girls size 3 shoe! They end up being a little too sparkly for my taste, though! Glad we found each other on Bloggy Moms. I’m headed for some normalcy with my breakfast now!

      Posted by Terri S. Vanech | January 18, 2013, 7:43 am
  2. Can’t wait for my husband to join your “club”. He never has the right glasses/lenses needed! I am sure they look beautiful on you. Hopefully they won’t make you dizzy. Just my regular ones bothered me for a while till I got used to the new angles.

    Posted by Jacquie | January 16, 2013, 7:19 pm
  3. Congratulations on joining the lazy arm club. So now what kind of exercise will you replace your eyeglass calisthenics with? šŸ˜‰ Found you through Bloggy Moms.

    Posted by pmoppins | January 16, 2013, 8:34 am
  4. Love your sense of humor, Terri, and so happy you have connected with your original family! It is so empowering to finally discover the truth about yourself, a fact that is very difficult to explain to those outside the world of adoption.

    Posted by Susan Perry | January 15, 2013, 12:10 pm

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