OPINION: Can’t see for looking
Where are my bl.... glasses? I don’t know how many times a day I ask myself or someone else that question.
Having had issues with my eyes as a child I had quite regular check-ups with the optometrist and some years ago it was suggested I should get glasses and maybe bifocals would be a good option for me.
Wrong! Despite all the instructions and advice, I just couldn’t manage close work with them.
I looked like some demented creature as I tried to work out how to see a book or the computer with them. Driving was fine as long as I only wanted to look straight ahead.
When I returned to the optometrist it was suggested I just have reading glasses because my long-distance vision was pretty good.
I was much happier with them although I didn’t really find that I had to use them very often.
Fast forward a few more years and suddenly everything in the world has dramatically shrunk, thus forcing me to wear my glasses more and more — or do the long arm stretch. When you have very short arms it doesn’t work.
I am convinced labels on foods, instruction manuals, recipe books and magazines have all reduced the size of their print by 75 per cent.
Most inconvenient, as I now find myself needing my glasses more and more often.
Which brings me to the point of this column — where the heck are my glasses when I need them?
I have one pair in the office and one pair up the house, so you would think it wouldn’t be too big a problem. Wrong!
If I was one of those super-organised people who put their glasses back in the case each time they finish with them there wouldn’t be a problem.
If you’ve been reading my columns for any length of time it will be very obvious I’m not that kind of person.
I spend more time looking for my glasses than it takes me to read whatever I want them for.
At times I am determined to manage without them but even in the brightest of light I usually get defeated and the search is on.
It’s a wonder my husband hasn’t threatened to superglue them to my face!
And yes, I have been known to search for them only to find them sitting on my head.
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