Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Nose Knows

In all honesty, the title of this post could not be less truthful. My olfactory senses are among the least reliable upon this planet. I get it honest, however. My mother, rest her soul, could not smell skunk stink along a country road while everyone else in the car gagged and choked.

This is really a beef about eyewear (eyeglass nose pieces, to be exact; hence the title reference). Last week the right one broke off my reading glasses. Long overdue for an optical exam since my former ophthalmologist’s practice closed, I called the eye care group SO uses.

A Minor Nuisance
We're blessed to have insurance coverage, by the way. But sad to say, my appointment isn’t until the end of July. ~sigh~ And though the folks there might be willing to do this little job for me before then, I really hate to drive that far for this. In addition, let me tell you that hot glue is not a viable fix, at least it wasn’t for me.

I decided to replace the pad myself. After all, we have an eyeglass repair kit. However, it doesn’t contain the type of nose pad I need. I proceeded to shop online but didn’t want to buy multiple sets of these things, the only way they seemed to be sold.

Why not shop local? That didn’t work out, either. Every area drugstore carried what I already owned, screws and a driver, maybe a magnifying glass and stick-on nose pads that are useless to me.

I went back to the Internet. The best thing I could find was five sets of eyeglass pads for about $1 (US) a pair. Fine. I bought them. They arrived late yesterday.

Today I sat down first thing to install them. Alas, they are too large! The screw that fits my frame won’t hold them in place even if I managed to file down the protrusion enough to fit the frame’s metal attachment. That idea came from SO, and I wasted several minutes on that fruitless endeavor before realization dawned on me.

There goes yet another fruitless attempt at DIY. ~rolls eyes~ I am not a handy person, to say the least. Now I’m either going to have to piece together my frames every morning and try not to disturb them until ready for my other eyeglasses or find someone willing to do the repair.

Ugh… I hate having to deal with the outside world.

Don’t you hate wasting precious time and money on a problem you failed to fix?

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10 comments:

  1. Yes, the outside world I love to turn off and leave off as long as possible. That's a long wait for an appointment too. One thing is they are a busy place and that means the likelihood of you being happy is much greater.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. Thank you for the support! Be well, my dear.

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  2. I believe it's an easy fix for those who do that sort of thing. Is there no optometrist nearby? Or a sunglass shop? Walmart optical or Costo optical?

    Be grateful you don't have a good nose. That sort of thing runs in my family. Nothing like having to take the trash out daily. Very few things don't start to stink after a day or so.

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    1. You're right. I just hate dealing with people or even leaving the house if I don't have to these days. ~shakes head~ SO is being kind enough to take care of the grocery shopping as I type this. I don't envy your nose! Be well, my dear.

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  3. That does sound like a pain. Do you have your prescription? You could get a new pair at goggles4u.com , that would help until you have your new apt.

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    1. Oh, thanks for the tip! I really, really need a new prescription. ~shakes head~ I've put off going to the eye doctor far too long. It probably hasn't done my eyes any good. Thank heaven I can still function!

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  4. Yes I do! I get my reading glasses at the dollar store. But unless I reinforce them, (glue around the eye piece and a dab of silicone at the screws on the side) they don't last long.

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    1. You are my heroine when it comes to fixes. ~hugs~ Thank you for that clever advice. Be well!

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  5. Hardware store or craft store...E6000 glue! I think you just commented on a post about needing to get some, now might be the time. Less that 4 bucks, big tub. Great for all things. Problem, it will take 24 hours to dry completely unlike Super Glue which I hate cause I tend to glue fingers and all to whatever I am fixing. Sorry you allergies are kicking up also.

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  6. Oh, thank you for the reminder! Thanks for the kind word. I am so fortunate that watery eyes are about the worst of my suffering. ~hugs~ Hope you're having a good day.

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