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As of 12:40PM today, I officially became a glasses-wearer. I've already had several cow-orkers welcome me into "the club," though I've yet to be shown a secret handshake or be given the keys to the executive rest room. Mostly, the past 45 minutes or so have been about trying to think about the things on my face as anything but a foreign object. I've also been intensely aware of any change of focus my eyes are making.

How do you folks wear these things like it was second nature?
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transcribe From: transcribe Date: April 9th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
"How do you folks wear these things like it was second nature?"

Welcome.

You realize that you see better with them and then accept them as part of you.
cinemama From: cinemama Date: April 9th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Exactly. They will just become a part of you. Give it a day or two before you no longer feel the weight.

When do we get a picture?1
teddywookie From: teddywookie Date: April 9th, 2007 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

Welcome!

It comes with practice. And then you start walking into things again with every new pair.
komos From: komos Date: April 12th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Welcome!

My perscription is pretty mild, though it makes reading anything at distance a whole lot easier. Made me think of all of the photos I took and only caught certain details after I uploaded the images. I wonder what else I missed.
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technocowboy From: technocowboy Date: April 9th, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
How do you folks wear these things like it was second nature?

Because I've been doing it since I was six?
tenillypo From: tenillypo Date: April 9th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Every time my prescription changes I have trouble navigating complex things like steps and...doors. Give it a day or so.
komos From: komos Date: April 12th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a hard time navigating steps and doors without the perspective change.
cook_ting From: cook_ting Date: April 9th, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Welcome to Pimpville. Population: you.

You get used to them. I swore by contacts for a long time, but glasses are so much better. Just use them for a few days, take plenty of eye rests, and you'll be right as rain.
komos From: komos Date: April 12th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Can I have a cookie?
wildflowersoul From: wildflowersoul Date: April 9th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Soon your face will feel naked without them!

Glasses are Teh Coolness.
komos From: komos Date: April 12th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've always been a fan, to tell the truth.
why_style From: why_style Date: April 9th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
it's true! - you get used to them after a day or two (provided you remember to put them on), and i know for myself, every time i get a new prescription i can't see straight for a couple of days.

congratulations though - spectacles are AWESOME! i've resisted contacts for over 20 years now, and find lasik to be completely unholy. i don't wear a watch or any other type of jewelery or accessory, so my cheaters are pretty much my fashionable accoutrement (though in my case, with my rather small, beady eyes, i'm helped immensely by the goggular enhancment).
komos From: komos Date: April 12th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't imagine signing off on having a laser shot into my eye. I'll wait for nanotechnology, I think.

...yes, I know how weird that sounds.
From: uruz Date: April 9th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've worn glasses since I was four years old; I got contacts when I was seventeen but alternate back and forth from contacts to glasses based on laziness and/or eye irritation.

I can't function without them. Therefore, I have adapted.
komos From: komos Date: April 12th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
No contacts for me. I'm really not fond of the idea of mucking about my eyeball with a finger.
sassyinkpen From: sassyinkpen Date: April 9th, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
You DO get used to them. But I confess...I do miss the days when lenses the side of my windsheild were stylish, because I could see much more then. Now I can see the entire frame of my glasses at all times.

Also? We want pics!! O_O
sassyinkpen From: sassyinkpen Date: April 9th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
*SIZE of my windshield....
bushidokelt From: bushidokelt Date: April 9th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
"How do you folks wear these things like it was second nature?"

I've always been a people watcher. After I started lawschool, I had trouble making out faces at a distance. Glasses solved that problem. I also remember the words of Chuin master of Sinanju,

Remo: You can't see without glasses.
Chuin: I can see. They allow me to see more.
komos From: komos Date: April 12th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I found myself squinting at derby. Now I'm guessing I'll be able to make of the fishnet patterns from the top of the stands.
cayetana From: cayetana Date: April 9th, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep. A lot of time does it.

I can say that it takes a lot longer to get used to glasses with weather. Good thing it's Spring (or something like it).
komos From: komos Date: April 12th, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had my first experience with rain today.
plumtreeblossom From: plumtreeblossom Date: April 9th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you've chosen an attractive pair, people will start saying "Oooh, you look so sexy in your glasses!" And then your glasses will become your BFF and you'll look forward to wearing them. :-)
komos From: komos Date: April 12th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just remember that glasses boost mojo. Check.
tigermilkdrunk From: tigermilkdrunk Date: April 9th, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I have twenty years' experience wearing them, but at this point I think my face looks wonky without them. Now I'm at the point where I can't hear without them on, much less see. Which is to say, it'll come.

And the handshake is dope.
antonia3001 From: antonia3001 Date: April 12th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
The "hearing better with glasses on" is such a strange phenomenon and for a while thought it was limited to my family. Sometimes I wonder if its because I can also read lips at the same time, but that's not it because it also works when I'm on the phone!
esmerel From: esmerel Date: April 9th, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
You get used to it. Really. Especially once you get used to being able to *see* things you haven't seen well in a long time. Give it a week or two, you'll wonder how you lived without them.

Course, I say this and I've worn contacts for 20 years now, but :D I wore glasses full time for 5 years before that, and I still wear'em at night.
komos From: komos Date: April 12th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm already peeking above my glasses to see how much a difference the lenses make. The weirdest thing is that I'm feeling like my eyes are open really wide and I think it's just an aftereffect of not having to squint all the time.
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