A victim of someone's evil plan – Got the Jimmy Legs

A victim of someone's evil plan

While I'm running out the clock at this job, I'm trying to use all the resources available to me while it lasts. One big issue is health insurance. Sure, there's some kind of Obama-subsidized COBRA thing but in all honesty I will probably forget to sign the forms or whatever when the time comes. So I'm trying to get some doctor-related stuff taken care of while I have full employer-backed coverage.

To that end, I just had my eyes checked and am happy to report that my vision has improved yet again! A few years ago I had my eyes checked and my scrip went down from -2.25 to -2.0. This time around I'm down to -1.75. At this rate by the time I retire my vision will be so strong I should be able to cut steel girder with a mere glance. In the meantime, I need new glasses!

I ordered some frames at the eye doctor that basically look like the ones I usually wear. But I just discovered this place that sells glasses, lenses and all, for $8. At first I thought they just meant frames for 8 bucks, which is not bad in of itself. But here it turns out you can get the whole kit 'n kaboodle for less than $10, not counting the 'shipping' charge. But which frames should I get?

I went through a bunch, the $8 frames as well as the more expensive types. I need to check with the optometrist to get the full prescription details before I order, but then I'm gonna go hog wild. I'll have glasses for every occasion! Cuz, you know, I have so many occasions to attend.


  1. miss mess
    Posted August 31, 2009 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    here's a tip: Cobra locks you in at your current plan, which means that if you have the best plan your employer offers, that's the plan you have to pay for when you're on Cobra. So, if you can, reduce your plan now so that it costs less on Cobra. I think it will be worth it.


  2. Francis Hwang
    Posted September 1, 2009 at 5:37 am | Permalink

    If only "which frames should I get?" could be a Facebook quiz somehow. That might actually be somewhat useful instead of extremely annoying, like those quizzes usually are.

  3. sylvia
    Posted September 2, 2009 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    i like the "bono" spectacles