October 31st, 2008


Someone Tell Me This Is A Terrible Notion

I think all and sundry reading this know I wear glasses.  They've pretty much been a fact of my existence since my mid-20s.  As I grew more near-sighted over the years, I switched to bifocals, so that I only needed the magnification for distance.  But with my job and the general way I run my life, bifocals don't really cut it, and for the past year or so, I've gotten to where I just take my glasses off when I'm doing close-in work (which is about 90% of my day) and wear them when I'm driving or watching TV, and that's about it.

As a result, I now misplace my glasses.  A lot.  I probably lose half an hour a week looking for them.  But I really don't want an old-lady chain to hang them from when they're out of use.

So, here's my idea:  corrective goggles!  Get a pair of spiffy brass goggles and hire an optician to fit them with prescription lenses.  When I need them, they're jaunty and retro and functional.  When I don't, they can perch snazzily on my noggin, held in place by a cunning leather strap.

Plus, goggles!

I'm tempted to run this by the Optometrist at work and see what he thinks.
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