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Posted on Monday, November 26th, 2012

Dave!I have always hated wearing glasses. The frames are distracting in my field of vision and the lenses get smeared way too easily. So once I got my first pair of contact lenses, I was hooked. There was no way I was ever going back to stupid glasses ever again.

Or so I thought.

But then my eyes worsened, and contact lenses weren't giving me vision as good as they once did. I tried several different brands and styles, but to no avail. The best I could find were a disposable astigmatism lens, but they made my near-vision drop out completely.

And so now I'm back in glasses again, which give me pretty good vision near and far... certainly better than any contacts I tried...

Monkey Glasses!

Except I still hate them.

Because no matter how often I clean my glasses, it always seems as though I'm looking through smeary, dirty lenses with a nasty frame getting in the way. Apparently my brain has lost the ability to ignore such non-essential visual information.

Or maybe it's an ability I never had.

Because, come to think of it, I've never been able to ignore such non-essential visual information as Carson Daly or those stupid ads that networks put on top of their television shows...

Television ID

Life is pain.

Anyone who says different is trying to sell you something.

But, more often than not, it's because somebody is trying to sell you something.

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  1. B.E. Earl says:

    Most excellent use of a Princess Bride quote.

    Isn’t this the future? Why hasn’t anyone been able to make a pill that will make our eyesight better? I’m sick of this crap…

  2. Ren says:

    I must confess that if it meant new Veronica Mars episodes, I’d put up with those ads. The ones that have audio really throw me off, though.

  3. Steve in NH says:

    I sympathize on the glasses. I, too, gave up on contacts when my near vision went as well at age 40!

  4. the muskrat says:

    Don’t hate on glasses!

  5. Kyra Wilson says:

    Ya know, it’d be kinda nice to SEE the glasses on you… *AHEM*

  6. I wear both contacts AND glasses. At the same time. Not always, but when I’m working up close (i.e., drawing and tattooing) I find I have to have readers on to focus better.

    Getting old sucks.

  7. Invader_Stu says:

    Did you try cleaning the lenses with washing up liquid? I know it sound crazy but it removes the grease instead of just moving it around

  8. A. Lewis says:

    Daddy is heading to the eye doctor today for his annual exam. One of my MANY doctor visits this month.

  9. vahid says:

    I hope you know that when I started reading this post all I could think of was, “Look! Look, with your special eyes, and tell me what you see!”

  10. martymankins says:

    I know the glasses thing, although this is pretty much the first time in my life that I’ve had to rely on glasses to read my phone and computer screen.

    So when I read this post and comment while wearing my glasses, I totally feel like I understand.

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