In Which My Eyeglasses Store Ruins My Glasses

For some reason, I feel like most of the life drama I’ve had recently has involved glasses and/or contact lenses. Probably has something to do with the fact that I recently got a new prescription…

Anyway, today I went back to the place where I got my glasses. The frames were not adjusted properly and kept attempting to fall off my face, which was extremely annoying. The lady who usually helps me was not there, so that was a bit of a Bad Omen. Nevertheless, I ignored it and asked a different lady to adjust my glasses.

Aside from misunderstanding precisely what the problem was, this new lady heated up my glasses so she could bend them, then made me wait while they cooled off, which was yet another bad sign. I’ve had loads of frames adjusted in my life and I have never had someone say, “Wait a bit, I heated them up too much so they have to cool off.” Imagine my displeasure when I put the glasses back on and saw a plethora of scratches on both lenses.

It turned out these weren’t scratches. The glasses were heated so much that the coating on my lenses had started to peel off. Of course, the lenses have to be replaced, as the original ones are irreparably damaged.

It’s been a pretty annoying experience, but at least I don’t have to go back to the UK for a while. I’m not sure what I would have done if I were leaving in the next few days! And hopefully, once I get the new lenses, that will be the end of my eyeglass drama.