Wednesday, 24 August 2011

General Drivel.

I collected my new glasses today. These are the first pair of varifocals i've had, the previous pair being distance only. Aren't they weird at first? They will take some getting used to! It's the fact that looking down at one's feet whilst climbing or descending stairs the reading part of the lens is in view, thus blurred! Still, it's very early days so i'll persevere and keep you informed.

13 comments:

Bethany said...

I've had mine for a few months and just can't get the hang of them!

john.g. said...

Hi, Bethany. They've given me 4 weeks.

Mickle in NZ said...

You've reminded me of wearing my first pair of spectacles back in 1989 (I'm shortsighted). Crossing city streets became a whole new adventure as I found it very difficult to gage the curb height correctly and then coordinate my feet up or down to the right level.

These days I just wander around without the specs on at all- everyone appears in soft-focus which gives me a flattering view of them!

john.g. said...

Hi,Mickle, I thought you'd vanished!

Dumdad said...

I've been thinking about getting varifocals but haven't taken the plunge just yet: so I continue to have a pair for reading and another for watching TV.

john.g. said...

I'll keep you updated Dumdad, but at present they aren't easy!

Guyana-Gyal said...

I can't see my comment!

I was asking, can you see all popsicles in the rain, y'know, like in the song, I can see clearly now...

Dumdad said...

Here's a pub-themed joke for the weekend:


"Ever since I was a child, I’ve always had a fear of someone was under my bed at night.”

So I went to a shrink and told him I’ve got problems ....

‘Every time I go to bed I think there's somebody under it. I'm scared. I think I'm going crazy.'

'Just put yourself in my hands for one year,' said the shrink.

'Come talk to me three times a week and we should be able to get rid of those fears'.

'How much do you charge?'


‘Eighty pounds per visit,' replied the doctor.’
'I'll think about it,' I said.

Six months later, I met the doctor on the street. 'Why didn't you come to see me about those fears you were having?' he asked.

'Well, eighty pounds a visit three times a week for a year is an awful lot of money! A bartender cured me for £10. I was so happy to have saved all that money that I bought me a new car!'

'Is that so!' With a bit of an attitude he said, 'and how, may I ask, did a bartender cure you?'

'He told me to cut the legs off the bed! - Ain't nobody under there now.....'


“STAY AWAY FROM THE SHRINKS…

HAVE A DRINK & TALK TO A BARTENDER!”

Rog said...

Are they as good as beer goggles?

john.g. said...

Rog, better!

sue@sue18.net said...

I stuck it out with bifocals for about a year, then switched to no-line trifocals. Love them.

Pat said...

If I can do it you can.
Now I'm not sure whether I have them on or not.

john.g. said...

Mum2, that's old age for you! *scarpers*