Saturday, July 19, 2014

A Tale Of Two Pairs Of Glasses

I've been nearsighted since I was in elementary school. I started out wearing glasses, switched over to contact lenses in my teens, and back to glasses about fifteen years ago.  Several years ago when it started getting hard to read small print I got progressive lenses which took care of both my far vision and near vision issues.

Recently I've been noticing my vision wasn't as crisp as it used to be, so I made an appointment to visit the optometrist.   I wasn't surprised when he told me both lens portions needed to be changed.  I've had my glasses for a couple of years, so I decided to treat myself to new frames, too.  On Tuesday they called to tell me the glasses were in.  I stopped by the office Wednesday to pick them up.

I think the new frames look quite different.  When I went to work on Thursday I thought someone would notice and comment.  Much to my surprise no one did.  Nor did anyone on Friday or today. What do you think?

The new pair:

The old pair:

Five years ago today: The Same But Different


  1. They are nice, it's a subtle difference as they have the same shape. Maybe that's why people didn't notice. I also wear progressives. The odd time someone will grow a moustache and I will think there's something different but can't put my finger on it. So don't take in personally Kathy.

    1. Hmmmm.....I guess the lenses themselves are similar shaped. I had focused more on the outer frame.

  2. Both of your frames look nice on your face. The difference is too small to really notice. I have a friend who went from a small wireless frame to these big black frames. Everyone commented because it was so drastic.

  3. I saw the photos before reading the text and didn't notice a difference. But, upon a closer second look, I can see the frames are totally different. I have a feeling those who failed to notice are probably thinking something is different but can't put their finger on it ... yet.