Saturday, November 26, 2016

New glasses—again

Eyeglasses

I HAD a quick trip to UP–Diliman today: lunch with Manong Ralph at Chocolate Kiss, and a visit to Nella Sarabia's optical shop at the UP Shopping Center, still my favorite eyeglasses store of all time. We were glad to see it in operation on a weekend; we usually call to make sure.


Zapatista

Dr. Sarabia recognized us when we opened the glass door. "The Catedrals! Who is the lawyer and the doctor?" She showed us our records. Mine was still labeled "BS Molecular Biology and Biotechnology;" I filled out that index card in 2005. I picked a faux-wood frame with neon green highlights. Manong had almost-rectangular tortoise shell frames. She approved of them. "You all look scholarly!"

Getting examined

I went to be examined first, and for the many times I have visited, she has never failed to ask if I was tired, and that would be the end of the conversation. But I was relaxed, and she proceeded with placing lenses in front of me, asking me if the letters in line seven of the Snellen chart were clear.

Avatar Aang?

She gave us a huge discount. We'll get our new pairs in three days. 

13 comments:

  1. You're so near Paterno and yet you go to Sarabia to get your glasses! Haha. I went to an Acebedo in Paterno since they had the cheapest price on the Nikon lenses I could afford.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I've been there, and there were a lot of good deals. But I go to Nella Sarabia, still: she has impeccable taste in eye wear; I hope some of it rubs off on me. And she gives me big discounts.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Attractive, post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I have liked browsing your blog posts. After all, I will surely subscribe to your feed, and I hope you will write again soon! occhiali da sole gucci donna

    ReplyDelete
  4. The fully rimmed glasses are available in some of the most unorthodox colours and unique arm designs. The rim guarantees durability of the highest quality.half rim eyeglasses

    ReplyDelete
  5. When it comes to sports sunglasses polarized lenses are another popular option as they are ideal for water and winter sports where water and snow can increase the reflective glare, especially on flat surfaces.buying cheap eyeglasses online

    ReplyDelete
  6. Sunglasses are additionally utilized for driving vehicles during the day and around evening time, during high force lighting conditions, such as glaring during the day break. occhiali prada da sole 2019

    ReplyDelete
  7. in any case, obviously focal point thickness becomes an integral factor and can change the weight significantly. clear framed glasses

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thick remedy eye glasses in glass can demonstrate to be hopeless when wearing them for expanded timeframes. Then again plastic scratches all the more effectively and can be less solid.
    computer glasses amazon

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sports sunglasses are accessible in lightweight, strong materials, adaptable structures with no slip plans and magnificent focal points alternatives. amycoz cheap spectacles

    ReplyDelete
  10. Nice info, I am very thankful to you for sharing this important knowledge. This information is helpful for everyone. Read more info about Glasses Online So please always share this kind of information. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  11. You have given great content here.All glass and aluminium fencing I am glad to discover this post as I found lots of valuable data in your article. Thanks for sharing an article like this.

    ReplyDelete
  12. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  13. If your work or career needs you to wear protective eyewear and you also wear best prescription safety glasses or contact lenses frequently, purchasing prescription safety glasses is a fantastic investment that you should consider making. Because of this, you won't need to bring two separate sets of glasses to work with you, which will save you time and energy.

    ReplyDelete

Powered by Blogger.