#SoCS and #JusJoJan Jan. 21/17-Glass





My daughter has been wearing glasses for about 2 years now. It seems to be a side effect of modern school life- homeworks have to be done referencing from computers, printouts for projects from computers, teaching in school on the white screen which is an ACER board and so on. Her eyes glassed over one day and she said, Ma, I can’t see any more. And then there was a visit to the optometrist who said she needed glasses and her eyesight would worsen with the passing of time. A depressing news, to be sure and not one to be glassed over. Then we started her on a nutritious diet of carrots and carrot juices, less TV and computer time( we did her homework which was to be done using computers for her) till we have ensured that her vision did not progress for now.


Her father uses glasses too- has all his life. I have started using glasses in my old age and again this seemed to have been accentuated by my constant use of the computer and the TV screen. And these increased times sitting or lying down has had a direct consequence on my waistline and my body shape from has gone from hour- glass to a glass that runneth over, in all directions.

hourglassIn the kitchen, my helper boys, always seem to be making mincemeat out of my glasses. Each day I hear tinkling of glasses and wondering if they are having a party in the kitchen, I run down, only to find that they have had an accident and have broken, yet another glass. I am now laden with sets of odd glasses and when guests come, they wonder if I need a change of glasses when they see the glasses I serve them their juices in.


My daughter has a narrow head. She wears glasses all the time, or at least is supposed to. A 17 year old, does not enjoy wearing glasses, all the time. There are times when the width of the glasses and her head shape do not agree and at those times, her glasses fly off and land on the floor, which is hard and unforgiving. In a matter of 2 years she has gone through one Givenchy, one Ralph Lauren and a common glass frame. Her father in his enthusiasm got her new glasses which were branded but what are brands to a 17 year old ? She enthusiastically set out breaking them. Now she is on her fourth pair of glasses and hopefully her last.