I stick my picture on this blog often enough, and you might notice that I’m not usually wearing glasses, but here I am in this picture not riding my bike wearing glasses. Hmmm… See I’ve had an eyeglass perscription for like 10 years. I got through college unable to read half of what the instructors wrote on the board, didn’t seem to hurt much, but when I failed my eye test at the DMV I had no choice but to get glasses.
I wore them occasionly, and eventually stopped all together, but a couple of years ago I started wearing them more. Now I wear them all time time except when riding. I don’t know why I don’t wear them riding. My vision problem is far away, or nearsightedness, so sometimes when I’m riding I can spend several minutes trying to figure out if that object in the distance is another rider, mailbox, or a spot on the road. It makes the time go faster.
Well now that I wear them everyday I’ve got to that point where without them everything seems wrong, especially in stores. Friday at school I was teaching my class and a lens fell out of my glasses because a screw had fallen out. I thought, no big deal, I don’t need these. Right after that hour I was down at the nurses station looking for an eyeglass repair kit. I couldn’t function without them.
Moral of the story, check the screws in glasses on a regular basis.