I started noticing my vision changing about 6 months ago. At first I didn’t think much of it, until I was squinting – A LOT. It didn’t affect my work or anything near sighted, but when I drive or try to see things further away it became really noticeable. I decided to stop putting it off and call around a few places to check the prices.
Finding the right company
I looked online and read a few reviews of different companies. Growing up I had a family eye doctor we all went to, but he closed his business several years ago, so I had to find a new place.
I checked places like EyeMart Express and Eye Glass World, since they have locations near my house, and seem to be fairly inexpensive. Of course when it comes to eye sight, I don’t want to buy something cheap that will injure my vision.
After speaking with the (very nice) receptionist I made an appointment at Eye Mart Express. I was out in about an hour and headed over to get my new prescription filled. The first person who greeted me was an older gentlemen who was super helpful.
I’ve never worn glasses or contacts before, and I had no idea what I was even looking for. With his help, I settled on 2 different frames. One that’s darker and a little more “smarter” looking and another in a lighter color with a fun shape.
Why I chose glasses
Contacts require a certain amount of finesse to handle, care for and keep track of. I am pretty clumsy and can totally imagine myself losing them all the time, poking my eyes out, forgetting to pack them while traveling and etc…
Cost less money
Glasses are kind of pricey at first (mine cost $218) but it’s a one time purchase. At least until my vision changes or I break/lose them. Contacts are a finite resource and need to be replaced all the time. There’s additional expenses like contact solution that are factored in as well. It’s an ongoing cost.
Being a geek is sexy
Being geeky is totally the IN thing, and I personally embrace all the funny, wierd and quirky things about myself. I enjoy being a financial geek, and now a glasses wearing nerd. Granted, losing my sight isn’t great, but I’m not going to complain or be upset about it.
So, what do you think? Glasses or contacts? Please share any tips or suggestions in the comments, since I’m a glasses wearing noob!
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