I have terrible vision. What most of you consider terrible vision doesn’t even hit my prescription. Except for my father, I have never met anyone with a worse prescription. However, LD has never had glasses. In fact, most of his life, he has had better than 20/20 vision. So, when he started complaining that he would get headaches at the end of the day after looking at a computer screen all day for work, I sent him to the eye doctor.
Well, he didn’t need glasses, but for looking at a computer, it would be helpful for him to get some. We are talking the smallest measurable astigmatism in one eye here folks. Can you say I’m jealous…yes you definitely can!
So, we took him to get the glasses and it was the most adorable thing ever. I forgot how you might not know the process for getting glasses if you’ve never had them before. You don’t know what shape of glasses to try on because you don’t know what will look good on your face. That meant we had to try on every frame in the store that would be within our price point (meaning covered completely by insurance) to choose the perfect one. When he was asked what he needed for the lenses, he looked to me with big, pleading eyes asking for help. I forgot how many options there are for people with lower prescriptions. Because he is only using the glasses for work, we decided the basic plastic lenses would be sufficient.
When we came back to pick the glasses up, he was asked whether they felt good. The poor man’s look was like a deer in headlights. I realized he had no idea how they were supposed to feel. How would you know how something is supposed to fit if you never experienced ones that fit well or experienced them at all for that matter? So, I taught him the kids’ shake test and we got them adjusted correctly.
It is always good to experience new things. I was happy to be able to teach LD something for once. I just wish my glasses could be as cheap as his. Insurance covered it all. I’m very jealous!