I suppose I’m being rather literal here, but I can’t help it. I have worn eyeglasses my entire life — at least since the fifth grade. I’ve tried contact lenses and they didn’t work for me. I’ve tried “line-free” multi-vision spectacles. They weren’t good for me either. I even tried regular bifocals. Nope.
In the end, I wound up with lots of pairs of eyeglasses.
Distance glasses for driving and viewing. Computer — middle vision — glasses because most life happens in the middle. I read without any glasses (a miracle). But I have two pair of prescription sunglasses because I need shades … so I can look cool like the other kids.
None of my numerous pairs of glasses are particularly good for photography. If I wear distance vision glasses, I can’t see the LCD screen. If I wear middle vision glasses, I’m fuzzy on the big pictures, but can read the screen. Usually, I wear the middle vision glasses and count on auto-focus to manage the difference. I have no idea how I’d take pictures without auto-focus and I bless whoever was its inventor.
The price of eyeglasses has gotten really high, so I’m grateful that as we get older, usually our eyes change very little from year to year.
When someone asks me why I carry such large bags? Two pairs of glasses in protective cases fill half the interior space before I add the small camera, notebook, cell phone, pens, checkbook, wallet, business cards, emergency medications, maybe a protein bar and a small bottle of something wet. And a Kindle or a book. So guess what? That’s a lot of stuff and it’s heavy.
I always wonder about women who can use a wristlet and apparently don’t need a real bag. Where do they put all their stuff? They’ve gotta have some stuff, right?
And men. How big ARE those pockets? Don’t they have any stuff?