I have had a hate-hate relationship with my glasses since I was 8 years old and first started wearing them.
I used to watch tv really close to the screen and that was the tip off for my mom.
They told me I was far sighted and only needed my glasses for seeing close up-but my mom knew that a pair of glasses going on and off all day stood no chance against an 8 year old. Thus I wore my glasses all the time.
My eyes grew dependant and the rebell that I was in high school, I went back and forth between contacts (hurt ALOT thank you astigmatism) and just not wearing them.
I made peace with my glasses, my big glasses, my transition lenses -which never went back to normal-my computer glasses, my sunglasses, and my bifocals. I was good with all of these. On -off switch on off, switch.
This all worked out pretty well until a week ago, while getting dressed, putting on my glasses I heard a snap. No problem just the screw -we can fix that. Not the screw-the full on arm snapped in half at the hinge.
This was Thursday and the eye doctor said the part would be in Monday after work. Crap I'm blind-I really am.
Can you imagine the week I had? I tried old glasses that I had but they weren't strong enough. I wore them running -I almost threw up, I wore them driving, I almost crashed.
Then I switched to wearing my computer glasses all the time. They are like reading glasses. This was a little better but I still had head aches all the time, you could see every flake of my mascara, I still had head aches and felt like throwing up during my 10K, and driving was still iffy.
I was at the mall bumping into things when I wandered into a Lensecrafter and begged them to make a prescription from my current glasses when they informed me the state of California doesn't let you do that. I tried crying, I tried bumping into displays, I passed them a note give me a pair of glasses or else, I tried begging. None of it worked.
Okay I'll wear sunglasses. Which is great -but you can't really see when you are inside. I have a thing about light. I need a lot of it so wearing sunglasses inside just didn't cut it.
Finally it was the big day! I was going to be able to see. The eye doctor repaired the part, cleaned them up and out I walked. I could see Praise Jesus! I was healed!
Here's what I learned, get a spare pair of glasses, carry a paper prescription always, don't wear your sunglasses at night, and don't run a 10K in reading glasses. It's not fun and it doesn't make for happy running pictures.