Thursday, October 2, 2008

new glasses

I debated about where to post this, but since it does affect my musical sensibilities (whatever that means) I'll put it here! Yesterday my bifocals FINALLY came, my poor scratched up lenses from before were happily tossed in the bottom of my oboe bag. I think I will get new lenses for those frames but I wanted to adjust to these first. They are "progressive" lenses - so there are no lines where the bifocal part begins. And so far they are great! Only a few weird things, the bell tables looked like someone had their arm underneath moving when I turned my head the right way, gave me a start! And tonight will be my first orchestra experience with them, I don't expect any problems but who knows. It is so frustrating to have my body actually failing, and it is just "part of getting older". I suppose the alternative is worse, but getting older sucks.

1 comment:

Patty said...

I've had progressives for far too long (I had to get them sooner than most folks do). It took me a bit of time to adjust, but I can't imagine life without them now. I have special music glasses that help me see the music even more clearly -- the closer focus takes up more of the lens. I can't see the conductor as clearly as I used to, but hey, that's not such a bad thing. eh? ;-)