I MIGHT buy new glasses any time soon. That's been on my checklist for the longest time. The last time I bought a pair was in September 2011. Incidentally Manong Ralph got new ones last week. I tried the glasses on, and they fit me well. I shall implore him to hand them to me once he gets sick of them—which I hope will happen very soon.
What frames am I looking for this time? Something black or brown, thick-rimmed, and light—and preferably not the kind that makes me look like a work for a multinational corporation. I'm thinking of glasses similar to the pictures below. I got most of them from the blog, Writers at Work, one of my favorite places in the Web.
Here's Dalton Trumbo. I wonder how studying in a bathtub feels like.
I just called my optometrist, but nobody answered. I called pretty early, anyway. I might try again sometime. Let's see what happens.
UPDATE! (February 3, 2013) I had one pair made last Saturday: thick-rimmed black frame with two studs in both corners. The frame is more rectangular than circular; the lenses are also bigger, but not too big to obscure my face. I hope to pick it up this week.
(February 9, 2013) Manong handed me my new pair. It fits nicely and it looks sturdy. I like it.