May 15, 2010 | Spanish
Studying is harder when the words are blurry.
I bought the local Spanish-language newspaper, El Diario, again today. I started to read it. But there was a problem. My eyes were killing me. My vision has really declined since the start of this project—too much squinting at unfamiliar alphabets?—and over the past 10 days or so, it has become positively painful to read. Or to see, generally.
I have glasses that I didn’t usually need, until recently. Now they are not enough, but I can’t get an eye appointment with my favorite eye doctor until Wednesday. In the meantime, I have headaches.
So I had the brilliant idea this afternoon of trying on both of my two pairs of glasses at the same time (thereby doubling the prescription). I immediately felt a bit more comfortable, in my right eye at least. But not in my left. I tried to pop out one of the left lenses, but couldn’t, so I took the glasses to the local LensCrafters and they did it for me.
Much better; I read a bunch of articles from El Diario, looking up words I didn’t know.
As you can imagine, this double glasses thing with one missing lens is not exactly a high-fashion look. Therefore, there will be no photograph. There are limits.
Instead, here is a compensatory photo of some Upper West Side water towers against the backdrop of New Jersey (Nueva Jersey in Spanish).
It was a pretty sunset tonight.