Well, I’ve done it. I’ve just ordered a pair of bifocals.
I love my eye doc. She’s not like a doctor – she’s just a regular mom-type person, exactly my age. She said exactly the right words to help me make this move to the dreaded “old person’s” glasses: Don’t feel like you have to wear them all the time. No guilt. A lot of the time you will not want to wear bifocals. Keep your single distance-vision glasses for things like going to a movie or driving on a long trip. Go without glasses when you don’t need them, just as you do now, at home and during the work day. These are just a different tool, and you can use them whatever way works best for you.
So in two weeks’ time I’ll have the first new pair of glasses I’ve had in seven years, and I’ll never wear contacts again – just can’t make them work for me any more.
I’d like to make a few things clear, though:
- I am still very cool. NOT old.
- I look pretty damn good. I know because my darling daughter and husband tell me so all the time. I do NOT look old.(Never mind the interesting texture of skin on my neck…I’m sure that’s just a trick of the light.)
- My inner hipster is doing very well, thank you very much.