My Short Affair With Bifocals

Why not combine my eyewear issues?

Mary McGrath

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Photo by Mari Helin on Unsplash

I hate to admit it, but I’m getting to the age where bifocals might become necessary. Taking my glasses on and off is an exercise in itself, but not enough to constitute a real work out.

I have glasses scattered all over the house-some for distance, some for reading. Maybe I should combine the two?

I found a groovy online site and took the plunge. I was expecting to pay upwards of $700. My online shop was only going to charge me $134.

A few weeks later, they arrived. I put them on and walked around the house. But when I looked down at the ground, the pavers seemed undulate from side to side like I was in Hitchcock‘s “Vertigo.” What if I’d been drinking and I had these glasses on?

So, I sent them back, and now I will gladly acquiesce to my several pairs of glasses, that is until I eventually have cataract surgery and I can rectify my vision for good.

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Mary McGrath

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