As of this weekend, I have begun the descent into the whole clichéd librarian-with-glasses scenario. I got myself some specs. Not prescription ones, just yet – these are just the cheapo magnifying ones you get at the chemist – as I only really need them for close work (namely, my crafting). I will see how I go over the next few months and then bite the bullet and get prescription ones as necessary. I don’t mind having them – I’m not one of those people who think glasses are ugly or make you look bad. I actually kinda like them on me – they distract from my face 🙂
Hopefully they will make for less squinty drawing and cutting out, less mistakes and better attention to detail. If anything, I can now see how badly my eyebrows need plucking, and be able to do something about it, instead of just guessing and plucking in the general vicinity, which can be problematic ha ha.
I’d been secretly hoping my vision would remain perfect into my old age, but now I’m in my forties it is clear that this will not be the case. It’s all (physically) downhill from here, so everyone keeps telling me. But it’s ok. My Mum has worn glasses for decades and she still produces the most beautiful, fine work that looks as though it had been created by someone with Superman-strength eyeballs. Plus now I can rock the proper librarian look some of the time (better get me a bun and some sensible shoes) and look over my glasses disparagingly at people when they have overdues or are noisy.
Hope you are having a lovely day – whether you have four eyes or two 🙂