Monday, January 14, 2019

Insult to Injury – A First World Rant

Weeping over the increasing number of my dead tropical fish throughout Sunday, I tried keeping things in perspective. One fantastic thing, I recalled, was the fact my vintage eyeglass frames with their expensive new high tech lenses were repaired right before our vacation last autumn.

And yeah, they are great.

The long distance vision is fantastic. Coming in from shoveling snow Saturday under cloudy skies showcased how well the polarization works, too. So I sent up thanks to heaven while nudging the left side with a delicate touch.

You see, the left lens seemed to have drifted out of whack again, causing my consideration to get the frames adjusted. Surely that’s all they need, I figured. I’ve been treating these frames with great delicacy since their repair and planned on asking any technician to treat them with the greatest care.

Well, torque wasn’t the issue. The right side hinge snapped when I attempted to put them back on!

The Screw is Still in There...
Guess it’s time to call Special Eyes tomorrow. I hope he can again do his magic.

At what point should I give up and purchase new eyeglass frames, do you think?

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12 comments:

  1. Now would be a good time for new frames or you're just going to do one thing or another trying to fix though. I speak from experience here. I've been wearing glasses for almost 30 years.

    Sorry about your fish. Bugger.

    Have a fabulous day, Darla. Big hug. ♥

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    1. I've been wearing glasses 38 years. ~shakes head~ Hard to believe I'm nearing 50. Anyway, I have an appointment with the wizard eyeglass repairman. Wish me luck. And be well!

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  2. Sorry, Darla, I think the time is now.

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  3. Thanks for the advice. I'm still hoping to keep these for now, if only because we just paid for fancy, expensive lenses last fall. ~sigh~ We shall see. I'm about to head out to that fellow's shop. Be well!

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  4. Do you still love wearing those glasses? Then fight to keep them as long as possible, unless you can find a suitable replacement. But if they can't be fixed...

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  5. Oh boy. Are they a little too narrow for your head by any chance? That will put pressure on hinges and frames.

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    1. Ooh, that's a good point. I have a rather small head (which I'm happy to say fits my stature... heh) and think perhaps replace the lenses last fall caused the stress. Those opticians probably never worked with vintage frames before, something just occurred to me.

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  6. I need to get my glasses in to have an adjustment done, seems they don't wish to sat straight on my face anymore. Those are cool frames. Sorry about your fishes.

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    1. Oh, that's annoying. Thank you for all the kinds words. You're having a much tougher time, I know. ~hugs~ Be well, my dear.

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