Temporarily Blurred

This happens every year or so, the last time was nearly 18 months ago. My eyeglass prescription changes enough that I need new glasses. So I have to surrender my glasses for three or four days or so to have new lenses installed (I keep the same frames, since I like them). During that time I can see quite well enough to get around – though I don’t drive – but the world is blurry and reading is a problem. I can make the text very large with an ebook, but otherwise I don’t read. Good thing there is lots of music to listen to.

I appreciate your comments on the previous post, and on this one if you choose to make one. However I may not read or answer them for a few days, and I won’t have a Friday Forgotten Book this week. Thanks for your patience.

About Richard Robinson

Enjoying life in Portland, OR
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15 Responses to Temporarily Blurred

  1. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Bummer. Hope you get it cleared up soon.

  2. Bill Crider says:

    For the first time this year I got new glasses without having a backup pair made at the same time. I’m not sure how that will work out when I need new ones since I like my current frames. They’re titanium and will still be like new when I need glasses again.

  3. Jerry House says:

    Richard, while you’re unable to read I have a few documents for you to sign. Bwahahahaha!

  4. Richard, listening to music is a good second choice.

  5. I’m a huge fan of radio drama (rather than talking books) – ever got into those? Hope the specs are, well, back up to spec, soon! 🙂

  6. I have a “backup” pair of glasses for situations like this. Audio books and music should keep you entertained until your new lens arrive.

  7. Hope everything gets back to normal for you soon.

  8. Cap'n Bob says:

    I hope you get them back toot sweet. I’ve been lucky and kept the same pair for at least three years. They’re getting shabby but I can live with that. I’m appalled at the cost of a pair of frames.

  9. I’ve never been into audio books, but I’m sooooo glad that they are available. I was one the Director of Administration for our state’s Division of Culture and History. The Library for the Blind was in the basement of the Cultural Center where I work. I became totally sensitized to the need for such libraries and worked to ensure its funding. We are so fortunate to have eyesight, even if not perfect.

    With some resistance, I’ve started reading eBooks too. Even with my reading glasses, the print on paperback was too small for comfort. I like BIG font. It slows down the read, but if its a book that was written to be digested, not mainstream genre fiction, slowing down is a good thing (unless you are a book reviewer with a TBR pile a mile high, LOL).

    Good luck with the glasses.

    • Richard says:

      Thanks for that, Robert, and you’re right, any eyesight is something to be grateful for. I called to check on the glasses, and was told another day, as the (apparently one and only) person who installs new lenses was out sick for a couple of days, so they are backed up. Hopefully I’ll have ’em by the weekend!

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