Today was the day for me to go back to Lenscrafters to pick up my lenses. The guy at the store had fixed me up with a temporary pair of lenses so I would be able to see while they created my super duper, anti-glare, trifocal, Progressive lenses. When we arrived at Lenscrafters today at Arbor Place Mall, I had to leave my glasses with them for one hour while they cut the lenses to fit into the frames. This meant I had NO GLASSES during that time.
Fabgrandpa decided this would be an excellent time to take me shopping for a new pair of shoes. Now, for those of you who don’t know me, let me just say that when I have no glasses sitting on my face, I can NOT SEE. I can’t even see the end of my own nose, much less pairs of shoes in a shoe store. So, I had him picking out shoes and bringing them to me to try on. This was quite comical. If you know my husband, you know he does not like to shop. But he knows how much I needed a new pair of shoes that will support my arches and cushion my heel, and help me walk without pain. And he was determined that we were going to spend as little time at that mall as possible. We had to find a pair of shoes in the hour that Lenscrafters had my glasses.
We got to the shoe store, which is amazing because it involved me getting on an escalator going down. That was pretty scary: I could see just enough to know that I wasn’t going to run into anything. In the store, I needed some new socks to be able to try on some shoes. The only socks I have are the thick dark brown wool socks issued by the park service as part of the uniform. I couldn’t see any socks so I had to ask a salesperson where they were. I can tell you this, I will never go shopping without glasses again.
Fabgrandpa picked out a pair of sneakers that were (I think) brownish gray with pink and orange trim. Um, no. I wanted white leather New Balance or Reeboks. He had me try on some Timberline boots, and some other ones I don’t know what they were. here is how I was seeing things:
And here is what I see WITH my glasses:
Whew! I am so glad we made it out of there with a decent pair of shoes!