the eyeglasses winner is….

Many thanks to all of you who so kindly vote, opined and other wise sounded off on the correct choice for my new eye glasses in a blog post a while back.

I thought it a silly, fun idea for a blog post and was very thrilled to see such interest.

Clearly in the voting the gray frames were a HUGE fan favorite.

And yet I was a fan of the black frames. I just thought I could see better out of them.

So the winner of the eyeglass vote was….

Neither of them.

Turns out that the eyeglass place that I was going to buy these frames from would NOT accept my insurance so they expected me to shell out over $500 free and clear for these specs. Since I have eyeglass coverage with my insurance – that seemed kinda stupid. Plus I’d have to wait a week to get them because I wanted anti-glare on the lenses (and of course pay more for that too).

On the OTHER hand, it turns out Lenscrafters IS included in my insurance plan (saving me about 40%) and they could get me my glasses in 24 hours.

So I went simple, basic and practical – everything the other glasses weren’t. Silver metal frames (oh, excuse me, titanium). The selection wasn’t as nice as the other place but I decided that I am at a time in my life where its more enjoyable to spend money like that on my family than on me or better yet save that money for later. Must have been a passing case of vanity…shame on me.

So when you see me out with my specs, for better or for worse, this is what you’ll see.

6 Responses to “the eyeglasses winner is….”

  1. You know what, Peter? I think you made the right choice. Besides the expense and lack of convenience the first place offered, I just think those frames you ended up with look great on you. 🙂 Well done, my friend! 😀

  2. Hi Jodi,

    Thanks, its nice to be able to see again 🙂

    Best always,
    – Peter

  3. Peter,
    The expensive frames didn’t fit your face as well as those from Lens Crafters. Could Helene be losing her touch? Maybe this could be the next debate. See well.

  4. Oh I think Helene is fine and I really might have gone for the those black ones if she had been a part of ANY kind of insurance program but I guess I’ll never feel that an investment in eyeglasses (from anybody) should make me wonder “what else could I be spending this kind of money on. I guess I am more cheap than vain in the long run.

    Thanks Michele.

    Best always,
    – Peter

  5. I’m with Jodi… the final result looks best!


  6. Thanks Andy!

    Best always,
    – Peter