Saturday, May 26, 2018

My New Glasses: Eyewear

I have never mastered taking selfies so this is my version that looks like a double exposure. My reflection in one of my balcony doors also looks through to one of my living room walls. I wanted to show you my new glasses and the photo below is an enlargement.

I am very camera shy and I can take better photos of myself than anyone else.

This closeup shows the subtle colors in the tortoise-shell frames. My old ones had smaller lenses and wire frames with nose pads. They were quite comfortable but not that becoming. I bought them because I had clip-on sunglasses that fit and soon after I got those glasses, I lost the clips, so that was a wasted effort in economy. I have clip-ons that fit my new glasses too but I didn't realize it until I found them in a drawer full of old glasses. I can see more clearly out of my new frames but when I watch TV in bed, I can see better out of my old wire ones since the lenses are smaller. My new eye doctor tweaked my left lens making it easier to read street signs so, overall, I'm happy. I think it takes a long time to get used to your own reflection in a mirror before you look like yourself to yourself if you know what I mean.
Enjoy this long Holiday Weekend. Be safe if you are on the road. xo


Linda said...

Rosemary, lovely photo (I am so like you. I have become an expert camera dodger) and choice of frames. I just purchased a truly inexpensive pair from GlassesUSA to use when driving. I was aiming for something similar but the faux tortoise naturally is not so lovely and I wish the frames were a tad bit larger. But, I can see!!!! Not that I couldn't before. But, signs are more crisp. Oh, such decisions.

Content in a Cottage said...

Linda, I am considering purchasing a pair of prescription sunglasses from that very firm. Or I might go into NYC to try on and order inexpensive ones from Warby Parker because I love their giving back program. 2.5 billion people around the world need glasses but don’t have access to them; of these, 624 million cannot effectively learn or work due to the severity of their visual impairment. To help address this problem, we work with a handful of partners worldwide to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.
xo, Rosemary

Linda said...

I shall look into Warby Parker. Here, we can donate our old glasses to our US Military hospital/clinics & a local resale store run by local churches.

Content in a Cottage said...

Linda -- All old glasses should be donated and your place sounds wonderful. I have been saving mine and am determined to make a short trip next week to Millburn, NJ to New Eyes for the Needy. The letters they post online from recipients are very touching.
xo, Rosemary

Linda A. said...

Nice looking frames and they seem fitting on you.
I love tortoise frames.
Always enjoy your blogs and Instagram !

jusaweecatnap said...

I've tried all sorts of frames over the years, but I found the only ones I really liked were the tortoise shell ones. I like yours. I like your photos, too. I like the fun layering of images; I think it's a nice "reflection" of who you are, with your antiques and architectural elements, and your modern phone. Your smile. A great way to present yourself.

Penelope Bianchi said...

I love those glasses! They are so chic!!!

kathiquilts said...

You and the gentleman in the photos are a charming couple!
Love the way he is looking at you. Wonderful juxtaposition of time periods. PS - you new glasses are very becoming

Beth said...

Excellent choice! The style really suits you and I've come to appreciate that tortoise is a good way to wear obvious frames without them looking too severe. (A friend used to have a home and gifts store and she sold cool reading glasses because most of her customers were old enough to need them! When I was closing in on those ranks, I tried on a pair of black frames – the one "male" style she carried – and she convinced me to try on the tortoise instead. Big difference! She ordered that pair for me and I've finally starting wearing them on a regular basis.)

And I share your distaste for cameras generally. I was at an event a few weeks ago with a "famous" friend and his wife offered to take a picture of us. I had no desire to but she was keen to do it. I should have given her my phone so I had control of the image. :o ) And yup, I look awful. But I've let it go. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't matter.

Content in a Cottage said...

justaweecatnap: Thank you for your observations and words of praise for my shy persentation of myself. Glad you like tortoise shell frames too. They are always classic.
xo, Rosemary