Sunday, August 24, 2008

New Glasses & A Trapezoidal Nightmare

So, I finally found about 5 minutes in my weekly schedule to make an appointment with an optometrist in town where, yes, they determined, I need a prescription, and though my eyesight is near 20/20, I am, well, yes, maturing, and perhaps a prism for those astigmatisms. Yes, I agreed, I have astigmatisms, but I have no idea abut this aging business.

I found another 5 minutes (different week, mind you) to drop my prescription off at a shop that promised to sell me glasses that make me look, smart, no scratch that, intelligent, no scratch that, too. I think it was glamorous.

And finally..finally, I have my glamorous new glasses and I look 10x more intelligent and about that many years younger, and I could be on the cover of Vogue. No, really.

But there is a problem. Everything is a trapezoid and I feel, like, a foot shorter.

OK, what's the big deal, really, that the world is now a short trapezoid? I'll tell you what's the big deal, I need to see right angles. I need to be able to ship glass and cut corners (not the shortcut kind, either), and do all that stuff without the aid of a ruler! I have the skill for that. But now, I am seeing trapezoids everywhere. My monitor, my picture frames, my dog.

Trapezoids aren't all bad. That's why I have the photo of the gorgeous table in this post. The designer, Nathan Hunter, must have prisms in his glasses. I'm sure of it. To see more gorgeous tables like this visit this website.


ElegantSnobbery said...

First of all, gorgeous table, and second, I feel your pain!

I have been plagued by glasses since I was 10, but lately I've been switching between contacts and glasses, and while they are the same prescription, they wear differently and I am constantly a dizzy, blurry mess.

Drawing a straight line... not as easy as it ought to be!! Good luck getting it all sorted out!

New England Quilter said...

Oh Annie - I felt the same way when I had to get glasses. I have since switched to contacts - the dailies and the world has opened up to me again!

Great find on that beautiful table!

the20somethingmommy said...

I just got a new pair of Rx glasses last night and I am seeing trapezoids everywhere, too! The bed seems to slide, my laptop's suddenly weird. I wonder if you've found out a way out of the trapezoid world?

I don't want to think that I got the wrong pair of lenses. My husband will laugh at me if that's the case. :)