Saturday, February 2, 2013

In search of new glasses

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.

James Franco. He plays Allen Ginsberg in Howl.

William Zinser.

Martin Scorsese.

Woody Allen.

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.

new glasses



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hay, I want new glasses too but just my lenses cost 5k, stupid high myopia and astigmatism. And I already had cool glasses from Zenni at only around 3k but my ophtha gave me the wrong prescription so now I can't wear them. Grrr. -slf

Sat Feb 02, 03:13:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Lance said...

I remember that pair! Buti na lang hindi ganoon kataas ang astigmatism ko. 'Yun ata ang nagpapamahal sa lenses.

Sun Feb 03, 09:06:00 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Linda said...

Das ist gar nicht so einfach die richtige Brille zu finden. Ich jedenfalls tue mich immer sehr schwer dabei.

Wed Jul 10, 06:59:00 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Atom said...

Eyes are the most sensitive part of human body, so it is our responsibility to save them from the dust, pollution. Spectacle is used for the eyes protection; the one which you bought is quite good. In fact I have a very collection of spectacles.

Tue Oct 08, 03:40:00 PM GMT+8  

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