I need to get what? #SOL18


Just a sliver this week, as I finish up my last 8 days of school.

On Friday afternoon I heard three words I knew were inevitable — you need progressives. I’m not sure why I’ve been dreading them, but I have. For years, I’ve worn glasses for distance vision — driving, movies, and theater. But recently, I find myself sitting in the front row of meetings and presentations, so I can read the text on Powerpoints and other presentations. And I’ve found book print to appear smaller and smaller, so I picked up a pair of magnifiers at Target. This helps, but…

When you reach a certain age, this is bound to happen. But that doesn’t make it easier to accept. I guess I’ll embrace the news and an opportunity to go on a shopping spree for glasses and sunglasses at Warby Parker!


Many thanks to the crew at Two Writing Teachers, and the extended SOL community, for giving us the time, space, and encouragement to live the writerly life here each Tuesday. Won’t you join us?



8 thoughts on “I need to get what? #SOL18

  1. I hate mine for the reasons you share…makes me feel old to always be tilting my head. I’m still wearing contacts during the day, and when I am read a picture book to my class, this sideways stance makes it hard to get the book at the right distance from my eyes. I’m going to have to start wearing the glasses more I think. *sigh* They made me dizzy at first, and messed with my depth perception, but a girl needs to see so I wear them.


  2. I just got my first progressives a few months ago, and I LOVE THEM!!!!! It did take a couple of days to get used to them, but I can’t even believe what a difference they make. I wish I hadn’t dragged my feet for the year or so I needed them before I finally gave in and got new glasses.


  3. I am right there with you! I have distance glasses and another pair for the computer. Good luck and let me know how it goes.


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