Survey Says…They all look alike.
In the last installment of Five Frames, One Face, One Vote , the people spoke. And while the favored frame was Zaag (far right photo), no one seem really thrilled about the plastic placeholders I modeled all too eagerly. Your honesty was refreshing (if not jarring), but I’m a big boy; I can take it. In the end, most folks liked my current frames, the ones with the wad of gorilla glue at the bridge.
I did learn that Warby Parker eyewear as handsome and as well-made as it is, does not offer the option of progressive lenses. For you young whippersnappers, were talking bifocals here. Then, I heard a voice, well actually two voices. The first one pined, “Cinnamon roll, you need a cinnamon roll.” And then, seconds later I heard the earnest inquiry, “Hey, why don’t you just fix your old glasses?”
I always listen to my inner voice(s), and yes the cinnamon roll was delicious. I was off to our island True Value to seek help from the resident sages of hardware wisdom. After a close inspection of my glasses by an impromptu handyman conclave, consensus was reached. Apparently not all super glues and epoxies are alike, especially where plastic is concerned. I was told acetate glasses needed a glue formulated to hold plastics, and so I made my purchase; one tube of Plastic Surgery, please.
In my junk drawer (actually they’re all junk drawers) I found some old plastic toothpicks and used them to apply light dabs of glue between lens and frame. Trying to keep the glue off the lenses was the biggest challenge along with pressing the frame together for the allotted drying time. Minutes later, frame and face were reunited.
I can see clearly now and it cost me all of $2.99.
Plastic Surgery worked beautifully and everything old is new again. I can see, I can see! Oh and for those who ventured off the track and shared their impressions of my foray into facial hair (i.e. lose the beard), I shall take your insightful opinions under consideration. In the meantime, I did trim my beard. It’s a start.
And again, thanks for your help everyone; survey says…you’re AWESOME!