Alice’s Restaurant

January 23, 2008

TT #12: Pros and Cons of Bifocals

Filed under: Day to Day Life, Thursday Thirteen — aliceaudrey @ 11:49 pm

This post has been moved to: TT #12: Pros and Cons of Bifocals


  1. What a great list and boy, do I ever relate!!!
    Just got a new pair of specs myself…

    Comment by Amazing Gracie — January 24, 2008 @ 12:07 am

  2. Hilarious! I love the last one! I can see myself trying to vacuum and this being the case! I’d never get anything cleaned up! LOL!

    Comment by Sonya — January 24, 2008 @ 1:35 am

  3. LOL. Tks for the advance warning Alice. I’ve finally broke down and made that much delayed appointment with the eye doctor. I’m pretty sure I know what the verdict will be, but tks to you I’ll be better prepared.

    Comment by Anastasia — January 24, 2008 @ 9:57 am

  4. I got my first pair of bifocals at 19. I tripped over a curb crossing the street after leaving the optometrist’s office. I haven’t worn them since. And I’ve only been back to the optometrist’s twice since, a different one of course and my eyes are perfectly fine.

    Comment by Renee Lynn Scott — January 24, 2008 @ 11:13 am

  5. I’ve heard people say that about bifocals! Great list!


    My TT is at

    Comment by Paige Tyler — January 24, 2008 @ 2:17 pm

  6. I had to wear bifocals in high school. It was a big joke, because I really did not need them.

    My sister still makes fun of me today because of it. Nice, huh? 🙂

    Comment by Chelle Y. — January 24, 2008 @ 2:42 pm

  7. Interesting topic, Alice. I need to make an eye appoinment myself and am sure to need new glasses, but hopefully not bifocals. Here’s hoping you get used to yours soon!

    Comment by Heather — January 24, 2008 @ 4:41 pm

  8. Oh, you poor thing. I hope you get used to them soon. People do get used to them, don’t they????


    Comment by Harris — January 24, 2008 @ 5:04 pm

  9. I intend to get laser surgery too, one day.

    Comment by Nicholas — January 24, 2008 @ 5:11 pm

  10. This is the favorite title for a Thursday Thirteen that I have ever read. It’s like poetry. Or the chorus of a song. Or a chant at a sporting event.

    The Pros and Cons of Bifocals!
    The Pros and Cons of Bifocals!
    The Pros and Cons of Bifocals!

    Maybe it’s just me, but it sounds so musical.

    Comment by fullbodytransplant — January 24, 2008 @ 5:58 pm

  11. Oh man, I have glasses I use to drive with and watch TV. Don’t know how I’d handle bifocals.
    Oh well, who needs to see? LOL!

    Comment by Jennifer Shirk — January 24, 2008 @ 8:33 pm

  12. Did you happen to notice how much MORE expensive they are too?
    I hear you. I got glasses for the first time at 36. I pretty much thought life was over.
    I also have an optometrist with a sense of humor. You know those awful drops they use? To dilate your eyes. He always laughs and says “This is your eyesight in one year. Scary isn’t it? *cackle”. Ugh.

    Comment by Jen — January 24, 2008 @ 9:13 pm

  13. I was told at my last visit, I’d need bifocals next time. I really hope I can afford the lazer surgery before then.
    Happy T13!

    Comment by Adelle Laudan — January 24, 2008 @ 9:21 pm

  14. lol, I have trifocal progressives. I thought I didn’t need them when I got them and was only humoring my eye doctor, but now I can’t see without them. *sigh*

    AAAAAANND!!! The bad thing is that progressives don’t fit in small frames. ugh.

    Comment by jodi — January 24, 2008 @ 11:18 pm

  15. LOL! Switch to contacts. 🙂


    Comment by Lara Lee — January 25, 2008 @ 2:10 am

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  18. Hehehehe, hilarious! Especially # 10!!!
    I have bifocals too, and I never has any trouble getting used to them! Are you sure you contacted the right optician?

    Comment by Jientje — February 7, 2008 @ 12:47 pm

  19. Thanks for the laugh! I just got bifocals yesterday and I’m having a heck of a time with them.

    Comment by Liz — March 28, 2008 @ 5:57 am

  20. UPDATE

    I am fianlly used to my bifocals. More or less. A few days ago I tried to see something distant out of the bottom of the lenses and surprised myself when I remembered to look through the tops instead.

    As to not being able to see what’s under my feet – I’m used to it now.

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  22. Yep, I know what you mean…this is my first day at work with my new bifocals…I totally relate to you on “Ihave yet to figure out what I can focus on with the left and right sides of the bottom of my lenses.” It doesn’t make sense…I believe there should be bifocals all the way across the bottom of our lenses, not just in the center!! I’ve found that the vision in the center of my glasses is the same, great in the middle, but blurry at either side! It makes no sense…I am going to give it a good try, but I may be going back to my single vision glasses, and just take them off to read & work!! Good luck!!

    Comment by Caren — March 6, 2009 @ 8:31 am

  23. I’ve had these glasses for over a year now, and I’m still not happy with them. I’m not sure I’d go back to two pairs of glasses, but I’m thinking I should get a new prescription and go to someone else to have the glasses made.

    Comment by aliceaudrey — March 6, 2009 @ 9:51 am

  24. I know what you mean!
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    Comment by Dov Weinstock — August 6, 2010 @ 11:38 am

  25. eye doctors are specially helpful whenever you have some eye problems :;-

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  27. hilarious! I only wore reading glasses for many years and then my far sight started going i guess. so i have these bifocals-progressives. they are sitting in their case. i was shocked when the dr told me the reading part was only a thumbprint of the bottom. if i had known that….. i agree with post 22. i am used to seeing everything when i am reading with the reading glasses. i am going ot have a hard time with glasses that i have to keep moving my head to see or read. the blurriness on the sides is wierd. oh well.

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