Early in December, we realized that we still had a lot of Flex Spending money left for 2010. We had put in extra hoping that it would be there at the end of the year for TechyDad and me to get new glasses.
Our wish came true, or was it a nightmare? Last time I had an eye exam, I opted to keep my glasses because I could not find anything else that I liked. Well, that isn’t entirely true. There were plenty of options out there, but I could not get them. I am allergic to one of the items in most metal frames. It makes my skin turn green and I have a bad reaction. Not good at all. Thanks to this, if I get metal frames, I have to get titanium glasses. Titanium frames are a lot more expensive. As I started to shop, I soon realized that most places did not stock titanium options because of this cost issue.
On my birthday, I happened to be in JC Penney with my mother and JSL. I stopped and looked at the frames in their optical department. No titanium, but the woman was able to point me to some smaller plastic frames. I started wearing glasses in ninth grade and had never bought plastic before. I was a little hesitant, but found a pair that I really liked. Before I knew it, I had selected a pair of glasses and new prescription sunglasses! Of course, I had to take a photo that day and explained that it was for blogging purposes.
A week or so later, TechyDad went for an eye exam and picked out some new glasses to use up the rest of our 2010 money. We are both getting used to them and I am having fun with my sassy new shades.
So my question to you this week:
Do you wear contacts or glasses? Do you like to pick out new glasses or do you find it daunting?
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the linky there if you are participating.