No, I didn’t sneeze on them, nor does nasal mucus enter into this sad tale at all - I’m just trying to mind my language. There are innocents present, after all… in theory…
I’m just had my glasses since August - progressive tri-focals with an anti-glare coating. Within the last couple of months, I managed to scratch up the lenses so that driving at night was a pain. Still, they were more or less useable, and I figured I could put up with them till my next exam comes due in August.
Yesterday, I was working a bit in the yard yet again - pulling weeds, spreading mulch, that kind of stuff. As I was bent over, a drop of sweat fell from my forehead to the inside of my right lens. So I set my glasses aside and finished whatever it was I was doing. (My distance vision is OK - it’s reading and computer work that’s challenging if not impossible)
This morning, before leaving for the office, I decided I needed to wash my glasses. The sweat smear wouldn’t come out. I used dish detergent and a soft towel. No dice. The right lens has been ruined by my apparently lethal Lens-Etching Sweat[sup]TM[/sup].
Lucky for me, I bought a pair of cheap reading glasses that work for computer distance and reading distance. Unfortunately, I can’t use them for driving or walking or looking at anything further than 3 feet from my face. So I’m taking them on and off all the time. And I can’t remember what I did with the handy-dandy string I usta hang my specs from.
Bottom line - I gotta get new glasses 4 months sooner than I’d planned. Sure. Why not. Everything else on my body is shot. What’s one more expense? It’s only money.
That’s all. I’ll just pout quietly now.