Monday, February 6, 2023


today is The Rest of The Story continued from yesterday Prior Post
About the silly pics yesterday, I went out side to take a photo of these ugly glasses and then went crazy with Insta toon app.
Questions came up about the High Cost of my new Glasses on a post last week.

In 1990 I wore reading glasses around my neck on a chain, and in 1990 suddenly I could not see well and found I needed to wear glasses during waking hours. 
I have a stigmatism in my right eye and needed trifocals.
Above Ugly Glasses 1991 were fashionable then, and I got the cheapest trifocals that had lines in them. wore them for YEARS. 
Hated then for years. I felt them on my face all the time.
Glass heavy, causing nose and ear pain from the weight.

In photo above you will see All Glasses I have worn since 1991.
Ather the ugly lines ugly glasses I changed to progressive lens and they aways cost more than the lens with lines.
I tried rimless and they were lighter but did not last long.
next was a frame at top rimless bottom, all of the Glass hurt my nose/ears because it got thicker each pair.
3rd row left, free glasses from Insurance, heavy glass, metal frame no cost but  Medicare doesn't pay for progressive lens, have to be distance and reading WITH Lines

3rd row, rimless were my first pair of Silhouette. 
From rimless to full rim to half-rim, all Silhouette eyewear offers unparalleled lightness

Last week I ordered my 3rd pair of Rimless and Paid The Price because I put them on and don't even know I have them on. I have worn only these brand glasses for 20 years. Titanium and Poly Carbonate Lens. 3 pair in 20 years, lens changed 3 times same frames, this time I got a new frame. 
Cost this time $823.00 by my cost was $523.00 my insurance paid 300 on them. 

If I had needed them last year, the insurance would have paid nothing. It changed on Jan 1. Woo Hoo.
My sight is my most precious thing to me and comfortable comes next... IN THE DISTANT PAST, BEFORE WRINKLES, RIMLESS ALLOWED MY BEAUTIFUL EYES WITH NO WRINKLES AND MASCARA TO SHOW THROUGH.  Alas! I can no longer wear mascara because my eyes burn and get red. Wrinkles are here to stay but I am COMFORTABLE.


Ginny Hartzler said...

I find as we get older, comfort matters more and more, and current fashion less and less. I have the half rim. Get mine at Costco, where they are super cheap. I have never heard of this brand! Where do you get them?

diane b said...

Such a similar story to mine. I ave three current pairs, one red, one blue but my got everyday are titanium lightweight glasses with a hexagonal shape so comfortable but sadly the rim colour of pale maroon is starting to wear off in patches. Not happy.

CheerfulMonk said...

I'm glad you found some that are comfortable. That's so important. And I'm glad the insurance paid for part of it. ❤️

DeniseinVA said...

At this stage definitely comfort before style for me. I keep losing my glasses around the house. I have several pairs (not the prescription kind but cheepo reading ones). I am always losing them and find in the oddest places.

Breathtaking said...

Hi Sandra :=) Comfort over style any day. I'm glad you found some that feel comfortable. I only have one pair, they are not rimless but fit well over my wide nose, and they don't feel heavy at all.

eileeninmd said...


I would take comfort over style any day. I have a regular pair of glasses and they do not feel too heavy. Take care, have a happy day!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I have kept the same frames for decades. So definitely not fashionable, but they suit me, and the cost of lens replacement is more than enough for me to cope with. YAM xx

Ann said...

Comfort has become the most important feature in anything I buy these days.
The third pair down on the left looks like a pair I've had.

Mersad said...

Comfort (especially lightness) of the glasses is so much more important then anything else.

Mersad Donko Photography

Mevely317 said...

I just got an education -- just in time for my eye exam this morning! I'm still on the side where how they look is more important -- but like everything else, that could change. Lots will depend how much out of pocket $ this will cost. Cross fingers!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It really is important to have good glasses that are comfortable to wear. And I'm so glad we don't wear eye make up any more. When I see someone with it on, I think it looks comical. Enjoy your day!

Hootin Anni said...

Another interesting post. I usually pick out cheap frames to keep cost down. Never thinking of comfort. I only need corrective lenses to drive tho.

My Mind's Eye said...

100% agree about sight. Maybe the most precious of my 7 senses. Followed closely by hearing and smell. I wore contacts from about age 35 or 40. Thankfully I was able to wear them throughout my working years. Eventually due to eyes being dry both due to contacts and age. I switched to glasses. I have Progressive lens too. Mid January is always my annual eye exam. Ironically as I type Bryan just left for his annual eye exam.
Hugs Cecilia

Chatty Crone said...

I could not agree with you any more - sight is critical.

I like your new glasses Sandra.

Did you say Medicare pays some on glasses - I did not know that.

photowannabe said...

I love my Silhouette glasses too. Titanium and poly also.
I would never go back to any thing else. Going to need a new pair soon but the cost is hampering me. Thank goodness for insurance. It sure helps.
Son Mark is still here until Tuesday. Its been great to catch up .
Yup...wrinkles are here to stay but I am Comfortable !!!

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Comfort is most important to me too...and I have close to the same exact, rimless glasses!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

the type of lenses you like are exactly what I have worn for years. But I have never done the rimless frame. Maybe next time. First I have to figure out if and when I will have that cataract surgery

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I have to go get tested with the ophthalmologist. It's been several years since I've been. Then I went and got some glasses and never used them. Mark used the distance for TV that I got. That certainly is a large sum of money to pay for glasses. Glad insurance covered part of it.

Linda said...

I'm saving up for a pair of new glasses! I am shocked at how expensive they are!! I wear the progressive lens too!