So....this happened recently. I've never had glasses....never needed glasses to be more exact.
Here's a confession for you. I didn't know what "readers" were. Nope. That might sound silly but I really had no clue. I was at a bridal shower and was having a terrible time reading some little tiny print on the side of a disposable camera. So....my friend says, "here, try these" and hands me her glasses.
WHOA!!!! And holy moly and WOW!!!! I could SEE THE TINY PRINT!!!! AMAZING!
Everyone laughed and I quickly made note to run out and get myself a pair.
I now am the proud owner of four pair of readers. If you too need these fantastic little helper you know that one pair isn't nearly enough. I have one in my purse, one on my nightstand, one in the kitchen and one in my cosmetic drawer (eyebrows, people!!).
I am loving being able to see so much better. In my defense this is why I think I never knew what readers were. You see my parents are young. So young that they never wore readers while I lived at home. I do remember my grandpa pulling his glasses out of his pocket to read something. Ah-ha! Readers! Until this point I thought all glasses were by prescription only.
I didn't really understand that you use this special type of glasses to look at things up close. Warning: Do not look at items far off...it will make you woozy. I'm learning the fine art of perching the glasses far enough down my nose so that I can look up and over them for distance.
And yes, I did go to the eye doctor to make sure I didn't need a prescription. I've still got 20/20 vision. Yeah for that!
Other epiphanies I've had since discovering readers:
1. Old ladies with long whiskers on their chins and upper lips don't know they are there. They need readers! And then they need tweezers.
2. Emoticons are making lots of different faces and even hold different things. Who knew?!
3. My husband thinks my readers are hot. Like smokin' hot. Sheesh...I would have gotten a pair 10 years ago if I knew.
My elementary school librarian wore that chain around her neck so she could put her readers on and off and not loose them. Ohhhhh! I get it now.
And maybe I might want one of those chains!