I finally got my new glasses

My new glasses
@Asylum (48292)
Manchester, England
November 3, 2016 10:54am CST
It seemed as though this day would never arrive, but it has at last. I had my jacket on and was just about to set off for Manchester when I received a call on my mobile phone. To my delight it was the optician informing me that my new glasses were ready. Needless to say I went there instead of the city centre and collected the glasses. It makes a vast difference wearing prescription glasses again and everything is much clearer. It did seem a little odd having glasses again after a long period without, but certainly an improvement. Now that my eyesight is clearer I may have to throw out my mirrors.
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@marguicha (88099)
• Chile
3 Nov 16
CONGRATULATIONS!!! As for the mirrors, they are evil creatures.
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 16
They seem to grow more evil as I age. Obviously they do not like old people. Mirrors are AGEIST.
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@marlina (69987)
• Canada
3 Nov 16
@marguicha , yes, i agree with you, mirrors are bad, bad creatures. They should be destroyed, banned from this earth.
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@marguicha (88099)
• Chile
3 Nov 16
@Asylum I know! They were kind of nice ages ago, when I was young.
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@LadyDuck (141563)
• Switzerland
3 Nov 16
I am glad that you finally got them, now you are free and ready to book your next vacation.
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 16
What a great idea, I shall take a look at the holiday sites.
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@LadyDuck (141563)
• Switzerland
3 Nov 16
@Asylum Do this, it's much better than looking at the mirrors.
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 16
@LadyDuck Anything is better than looking at those mirrors. They would have been perfect for Halloween.
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@hereandthere (27761)
• Philippines
3 Nov 16
now everything will be clear and sharp and technicolored
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 16
It made a great change reading the prices in the supermarket without struggling.
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• Philippines
3 Nov 16
@Asylum prices are very important. you wouldn't want to be surprised when it's time to pay.
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 16
@hereandthere The price is always of paramount interest. I do not mind paying for what I get, but do not want to pay unrealistic prices.
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@rebelann (37729)
• El Paso, Texas
3 Nov 16
I don't see why you'd have to throw em out, just refrain from lookin in em.
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 16
I suppose that I could just turn them around.
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@rebelann (37729)
• El Paso, Texas
3 Nov 16
Holy smoly @Asylum how many mirrors do you have?
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 16
@rebelann I had to think about that, but I have three.
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@blitzfrick (2912)
• United States
3 Nov 16
LOL, that's exactly what I'm dreading...looking into the mirror when my vision is improved.
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 16
Look on the bright side, your mirror cannot be as scary as mine.
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• United States
3 Nov 16
@Asylum hmmmm, not so sure of that
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 16
@blitzfrick You say that, yet you have never been brave enough to look at my mirror.
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• New Delhi, India
3 Nov 16
Good now enjoy your mylotting
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 16
It will certainly be much easier now since the text is far clearer.
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@pgntwo (21288)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
3 Nov 16
@Asylum Clearer maybe - but still contorted :)
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 16
@pgntwo With some of the nonsense that I write, making it clearer just makes it more confusing.
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@skysnap (17652)
3 Nov 16
your glasses looks cool.
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 16
It was difficult trying to take a decent photograph due to the reflection.
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@amadeo (58648)
• United States
3 Nov 16
good for you and not a bad looking frame there.
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 16
It is not always easy choosing the frames, but I am quite content with these.
@Corbin5 (96145)
• United States
3 Nov 16
Well, I bet you look marvelous in those new glasses!!! Such a delight to be able to see more clearly.
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 16
I feel much more like myself now that I have my glasses back.
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@marlina (69987)
• Canada
3 Nov 16
Wonderful for you to finally get your new glasses. I still have to wait for Nov.9 for my doc's appointment. Can't wait to get my new glasses too as the cheap ones are for the birds.
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 16
Those cheap glasses serve a purpose, but can be a real pain at times.
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@shshiju (10200)
• Cochin, India
4 Nov 16
Congrats for your eyesight. What to say about it Poor Mirrors . Lol
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
4 Nov 16
Mirrors can be very unkind as we get older.
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@shshiju (10200)
• Cochin, India
4 Nov 16
@Asylum They are also getting old . Lol
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
4 Nov 16
@shshiju I hope that it is their age that is making them show inaccurate reflections.
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• United States
5 Nov 16
I'm so accustomed to mine I often fall asleep wearing them.
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 16
I have worn glasses for about 30 years, yet due to the period without it still seemed a little strange at first.
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• United States
8 Nov 16
@Asylum It's been about that long for me. I started out with a regular over the counter pair for distance and then when my close up vision started deteriorating I bought a stronger pair of half glasses and left them on top of my head, pulling them down over my originals as needed. My family was always poking fun at me, begging me to get bifocals. but I was happy with the arrangement, However when it was clear I needed trifocals I did go and get them. I was used to strong color lines using two pair of glasses so the tiny lines inside the triple lens didn't bother me in the least and I was surprisingly very happy with just one pair of glasses I could wear all the time.
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
8 Nov 16
@Jeanniemaries I can wear bifocals but the varifocal lenses were impossible to tolerate.
@Hannihar (26676)
17 Dec
I bet it was nice that you could see things again. I am glad you got your glasses. So, how do you like them?
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
17 Dec
I have managed to break one pair already.
@Hannihar (26676)
17 Dec
@Asylum Koalemos, do you have another pair? How did they break?
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
17 Dec
@Hannihar Yes I have another pair, I always buy two pairs as a precaution. Annoyingly I actually sat on the glasses.
@Mike197602 (13366)
• Worcester, England
4 Nov 16
How did you feel physically when you first started wearing them. I normally feel a little spacey for a while and this time (after 5 years of no eye tests) my prescription jumped a bit and I even felf funny walking for a while
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
4 Nov 16
It is a little disorientating to a degree, but nothing serious.
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@paigea (21562)
• Canada
5 Nov 16
I felt so funny walking when I first got glasses a year ago. I felt like I was 10 feet tall, and I couldn't step down from the curb without taking them off. I am so glad I got used to them though.
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@Mike197602 (13366)
• Worcester, England
5 Nov 16
@paigea I've worn glasses since I was a kid but get weird feelings when I get new glasses.
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@paigea (21562)
• Canada
5 Nov 16
darn those mirrors.
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 16
I should have kept a mirror from the 1960s because they were far more sympathetic in those days.
@paigea (21562)
• Canada
5 Nov 16
@Asylum I have a mirror from the 60s. I probably have clothes from the 70s. Maybe I should try them out.
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 16
@paigea You will certainly find them less sarcastic than modern mirrors.
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@RasmaSandra (16224)
• Riga, Latvia
3 Nov 16
Well congratulations to you. Hey what about a photo of you and your new glasses. The glasses look great what about you????
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 16
I certainly do not look great.
@RasmaSandra (16224)
• Riga, Latvia
3 Nov 16
@Asylum well I certainly won't like your comment here because I don't know how you do look. Come on let's have a pic.
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 16
@RasmaSandra Halloween has already passed.
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@Inlemay (16470)
• South Africa
4 Nov 16
Excellent - may you see the world brighter with those new spectacles Barry - may they take you on path's of Holiday pleasures!
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
4 Nov 16
What a great idea. I may consider taking a holiday.
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@Inlemay (16470)
• South Africa
4 Nov 16
@Asylum I wouldnt expect anything less
@Happy2BeMe (71975)
• Canada
4 Nov 16
Glad you finally got your website glasses. Things are so much better when you can see clearly.
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
4 Nov 16
It certainly makes everyday life much easier.
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@Happy2BeMe (71975)
• Canada
4 Nov 16
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@pgntwo (21288)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
3 Nov 16
Strange that I was wondering as I listened to the radio on my way into work this morning: I wonder if Barry's glasses have arrived yet... And this evening, tadaaa... There's a post about his new glasses.
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
4 Nov 16
So I have you to thank for this miracle.
@pgntwo (21288)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
4 Nov 16
Oh, I claim no credit - but this cover of a classic does apply:
Hothouse Flowers I Can See Clearly Now. 1990 single charting at #23 in the UK in August 1990; #5 in Ireland; #48 in Australia in October 1990 upon its initia...
@KristenH (22747)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
3 Nov 16
So glad you've got new glasses.
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 16
It was fabulous news when I was told that they were ready.
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@KristenH (22747)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
3 Nov 16
@Asylum I bet. I hope they last long and fit well for your eyes.
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