A funny thing happend on the way to the forum

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vestabula
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   Posted 2/7/2009 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
For all you youngsters out there, that's the name of a movie with Zero Mostel that we dinasaurs (sp?) probably saw as kids.  Anyway, I was out all day and feeling pretty good...had a nice time with some friends.  So I got home and decided to check out the forum.  I grabbed my new prescription 'computer glasses' that I bought because my eyes get so watery and blurry after looking at the screen for more than five minutes I decided to see if these would help.  The hubby has decided to wear them also so the bows are a bit stretched out.  I  put them on my face and....OMG!  I just stood there and wondered what the heck was wrong with me...was I having a stroke?  I called the hubby and told him something was 'not right' and made him look at me...were my eyes crossed...was one eye rolled up in my head...were they popped out of my skull because that's what it felt like.  At first he didn't see anything unusual but then as he zoomed in on my face he...
 
found out one of the lenses was missing.  If you ever want a chance to see what it feels like to revist Woodstock, poke one of your lenses out of a pair of prescription glasses then walk around.  There ARE five dimensions of inner space..or seven or eight.  Just one more fibro moment when common sense just flies out the window...
 
Yipes.
 
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   Posted 2/7/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so nearsighted that I need glasses to find my glasses. I had a lens fall out once and I also thought I was having a stroke or something. I had dozed off on a chair and when I woke up, everything look crazy. I panicked then jumped up. I heard the lens hit the ground, closed one eye, then laughed for quite a while when I realized what happened.

Another time I woke up and went to get my glasses out of the cup on the nightstand - they weren't there! We searched the entire house for almost an hour; tearing apart the bedroom, moving furniture, we even looked in the refrigerator. My 15 yr old emerged from his cave wondering what the ruckus was. I told him we couldn't find my glasses. He laughs and says "You mean the ones hanging off the neck of your nightgown?"

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   Posted 2/7/2009 10:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I guess I am part of the "new" old school. I can not find my glasses if they are not on my face. I am going soon to test out our new vision plan of the insurance and see if my hoosband and I can get new specs. The last time we had eye exams was in Jan 06. Its time I think :) If I put my glasses somewhere and can't remember where they are,m and I am alone at the house, I go HOURS until I can find them. Last summer I lost them for 3 days while he was out of the country. grrrrr
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   Posted 2/7/2009 11:10 PM (GMT -7)   
A woman in my fibro support group recently bought a pair of glasses online from a company called Zenni optical. The glasses start at $8.00 -that includes lenses! You need your prescription information plus the pupil distance (it's not usually on your prescription). Shipping is only $4.95. Anti reflective coatings, tints, bifocal, and progressive lenses are really cheap.

I'm thinking about trying it out. I saw a frame I like in the $8.00 section so for $13.00 I can have a spare pair.

It does sound too good to be true but the woman that suggested the sight is really happy with her glasses.

Has anybody heard anything about this company?

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   Posted 2/8/2009 5:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I am always looking for my glasses and asking my pup Maestro, where are they??? The other day I said "where are my darn glasses" and I found Maestro staring at them in my favorite chair. Honestly a true story so even the pup has to keep me straight. I howled when I saw him. He's a lot smarter than me!!!

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   Posted 2/8/2009 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   

LOL... I remember that movie, Donna.  I guess that puts me in the dinosaur (sp) age!! Acck!!  I have that annoying problem with blurry vision after spending too much time staring at the comp. screen (and that's WITH my glasses on).  I've been wearing glasses for about 5-6 yrs now and I'm due for another eye exam.

When my husband (who's legally blind) and I got married we made a deal.  I would be the eyes (because at that time I had really good eye sight) and he would be the brains.. since I was having lots of cognative problems back then.  Welllllll... a few years later my eye sight started to go and I needed glasses.  When I got back from the eye appt. I told him he had grounds for divorce because his "seeing eye wife" was now defective.  For some strange reason he decided to keep me around. LOL.. being a fibromite, I don't think I'd be very aware of him becoming forgetful. (He remembers EVERYTHING... sometimes I wish he could forget the stupid stuff.)  Anyway, when I misplace something.. "Old Blindy" (as he calls himself) always seems to be able to find it for me. WOW.. is that pathedic or what?!!? shocked


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   Posted 2/8/2009 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Donna, you know how to tell a story! I am laughing so hard!! Sorry! (Not at the thinking you had a stroke part) Remind me to never lose a lense. tongue By the way, how are those glasses working out? A friend got the tinted rose colored glasses for the computer glare and she swears by them.
 
I have been wearing prescription reading glasses for about 5 yrs now and it makes all the difference in the world for me. Cannot be without them now for computer, reading, paperwork. And like many, I too am constantly searching for the darn things!
 
Patsie- Funny about your dog finding your glasses, they are so smart! Instead of a "seeing eye dog", you have a "find your glasses to see" dog! tongue
 
Patti- Your story made me laugh and it touched me- it is "something" how you both have such a good sense of humor in spite of having fibro and him being legally blind.  
 
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vestabula
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   Posted 2/8/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey GamJill...because the hubby wears them and the bows are stretched they keep sliding down my nose (I've had them about a month).  I haven't really noticed any difference in the bluriness though...still have about five mintues to write before the words blur.  Maybe I'll try the rose colored glasses.  Would that make me a polyana??

Huggies

donna


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GamJill
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   Posted 2/8/2009 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Donna- Yes, Ha-Ha!
 
 
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