I had an optometrist (actually Mordecai Richler's brother in St
John's) once ask me how many pairs of shoes I had. So why would I have
only one pair of glasses? Although he had a definite interest in the
matter, it makes perfect sense to me. Now, I have 3 pairs (I lost one
on my hunting trip this fall, I couldn't find them under the snow.)
I also had a scary incident on I5 in northern Oregon when my lens fell
off on a rainy night last November. And that was the right eye, the
one through which I see (for those who don't know, I am a one-eye-
talian). Luckily there was a rest stop not too far ahead, but I had to
go into the camper to get another pair. So I now keep a spare pair in
the glove compartment.
Currently, and hopefully not any worse, I only need reading glasses.
Therefore, I also keep several pairs all over the house as well as the shop.
Though, with the shop, I have a pair of safety glasses with the reader
magnification to my need imbedded on the bottom of the lens. Best $10 spent.