I love going to the eye doctor. Really. It's the best. It's fun, the people at the place I go are all awesome... And I get to pick out new glasses! My prescription is so light that a lot of times pepole tell me that I am lying and my glasses are fakes... So my glasses are kind of just accesories that I get to play with. The only prescription glasses that I wear a lot tend to be my sunglasses...
Yesterday's trip was no exception to the fun... I always set up my appointment and my husband's appointment together. (And yes, maybe I did take an entire personal day for an eye appointment... What of it? I needed a day off!) This time, I got my exam first - read all my little lines, chose between 1... or 2? 1..... or 2? 2.... or 3? Better, worse, or pretty close? haha Then I got to go start playing with the glasses. The woman that does that knows me and knows what style I like pretty well, so she had already started picking stuff out... I ended up picking out a really cute new pair of regular glasses that have this purpley design on them that brings out my green eyes. But first, I had already picked out a really super-ridiculously-cute pair of dark blue-ish Coach sunglasses. My Calvin Klein sunglasses have been my favorites for quite a while now, but I am DYING to get these new ones. They were ridiculously adorable on me. And Josh gave me a hard time because they are similar to the color of my new car....... I swear that wasn't even a thought when I picked them - I just really like them!
When shopping / trying things on I tend to rule out the things I don't like pretty stinking quickly, so I was already done selecting mine by the time Josh was done with his exam maybe 10 minutes later, if I'm being generous... And then he started checking stuff out while I had to run back to the exam room because Dr. C had forgotten to do the icky-stingy eye drop portion of the exam... Which I was kind of glad that he had because it meant that I didn't have sticky itchy eyes while I was trying on new frames for once!
I proceeded to head back out to watch Josh searching through frames. He had started with sunglasses - there is this pair of Maui Jim aviators that he LOVED last time we were there, but he decided that they were just a little too pricey and went with different ones, but he always talks about them... Unfortunately, they no longer had the exact ones, but they had ones that were equally awesome. They quickly took the spot on the table of "first choice, but still expensive" and he narrowed down a couple other options... After 20 minutes or so of trying them all on over and over again, she talked him into letting those sit while he tried on regular glasses. Got THOSE narrowed down to three choices and again tried them all on over and over and over! HAHA! That choice took about as long as the sunglasses fashion show... Then he still had to pick a cheapo pair of reading glasses! My husband shops. It cracks me up. I go with gut instincts, don't ask about prices, and pick the ones that I love. And the lady knows me so well, that I almost always go with the first pairs she picks out for me. He pores over every little aspect of his decision - how comfortable are they, can I wear them to play pool, how heavy are they, what other colors do they come in??? And for some reason is usually drawn to the most expensive things in the store... (Which is why whenever we have to get dressed up to go somewhere, I'm usually in something I already had or something that was on sale... And he is trying to decide which cuff links go best with the - I'll admit GORGEOUS - light blue Armani shirt...)
I had already picked which ones in my head that I thought he should go with, so I turned my attention to another woman that was there picking out glasses at the same time. I was watching the ones she seemed to keep gravitating back to. There was this one pair that had some green on them and were cute, but they just weren't quite right... Then I saw my current regular glasses still available face down on the shelf and knew she would love them.... (They are really cute, cute, cute Sigrid Olson frames that are green and brown on the sides and this kind of burgundy-reddish-dark brownish metal on the front... Love them.) I pointed them out and it was all over. They were a winner!
And then Josh finally made his decisions - exactly the ones I knew he would pick. He got the Maui Jim's (yeah, they are pricey - as in, both pairs of my glasses cost less that just his sunglasses, but he can just keep getting new lenses for the next several times and make up for it), the darker of the regular glasses, and the first pair of reading glasses that he had even acknowledged liking... haha All in all, a successful day.
And it left me thinking, maybe I should be working selecting frames for people in an optomestrist's office!