corrective lenses required
Habits, the keys to safe driving.
My license requires that I wear corrective lenses, however, my lifelong habit to date has been, no-lenses.
Now, each time I grab a car I must place on my nose, in front of my eyes, a metal frame with two round glass circles.
This is a new habit.
This brings with it, a new set of learnings that must be mastered in order to work effectively.
Plus a learning curve, which takes time to master and includes several failures along the way.
- The frames hurt my nose,
- The frames press against the side of my head.
- Dropping the glasses is not good, several times.
- Cleaning requires cold water, soap and a soft cloth daily – often several times daily.
- Sitting the glasses face down on a desk produces small scratches at the exact location my eyes look through.
- Sitting on the glasses can crush them effectively terminating my ability to drive.
- Hundreds of dollars for one pair which requires a second hundreds when I break them.
- I need a second backup pair., another couple hundreds.
- Then comes sunglasses – alas more hundreds.
- Forgetting my glasses terminates my ability to drive.
- A strong protective case works great but it looks stupid stuck in my back pocket.
And my past, that no-lenses habit, twenty years strong, often wins effectively pressuring me to drive without those dam glasses.
No-lenses drop my ability to see by more than 50%! And this is dangerous. Very dangerous.
Old habits die hard.
Welcome to your new driver’s license.
Did you remember your glasses?