Foglio's Field Notes

Leif Utne's random rants, musings and meditations

I can see clearly now…

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Leif with glasses
A historic first! I’ve never worn glasses in my life. My eyesight is still quite good. But as time and years of working with words on screens and pages would have it, my eyes don’t focus quite as well as they once did, and I sometimes have to strain a little too much for comfort to see clearly. (Hey mom, how about a lesson in some of those Bates Method exercises you used to teach?) That, and Antigua is known for having excellent eye doctors who’ll sell you designer glasses for about a third of what you’d pay in the US. These frames are from Spain and ran me about $130, lenses and all.

So I decided it was time.

I’m still not used to wearing them. (I’m not wearing them right now, frgzmpl.) They definitely work, making everything a little clearer. But it feels a bit like snorkeling.

Well, what do you think? Do they suit me?


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December 16, 2007 at 10:43 pm

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  1. This is the first time I’m seeing your face and I think they look adorable. Nice!!

    Lily Piel

    December 29, 2007 at 9:00 am

  2. you’re much better off
    –in the short run and the long run–
    to swallow the 130-dollar experiment
    and give them up

    your face and your eyes will thank you
    not to mention others interacting with you

    especially since you know about bates
    and your mom used to teach it

    it took me a long time to give up mine completely
    so i’m speaking from personal experience

    adjust your life
    and give up the crutch

    …or delete this
    if it’s not what you want to hear

    good luck

    bates fan

    February 7, 2008 at 8:49 pm

  3. You look great in glasses.
    Do you wear them in the meantime? You really should.

    Doris Sanders

    August 10, 2008 at 10:56 pm

  4. yeah.. and you look clearly 🙂


    April 10, 2009 at 2:57 am

  5. too bad, another one bites the dust. Why didn’t you get your mom to teach you the bates method?


    August 9, 2009 at 6:33 am

  6. eye doctors are specially helpful whenever you have some eye problems .;~

    Led Spots ·

    November 14, 2010 at 6:07 am

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