Monocles Make a Comeback
An article in 2014 from the NY Times claimed monocles were making a comeback in the hipster community based on rapper Jose Vega sporting one. They were wrong. The monocle did not make a comeback then. Now. Now is when monocles are going to be the go-to accessory of the season. Because I am a trend-setter is why.
I wear a monocle. You don’t see it because it is a contact lens I wear only in my left eye. It makes me bionic in the reading department and makes me not feel quite so bumbling and old.
We easily have twenty pairs of reading glasses in our house but, I can never find any of them. There are little empty vases all over the place that once held cheaters to be within arms reach. Now they are just pathetic empty vases. Maybe it looks like I’m pining for flowers when I couldn’t see them if they were there anyway. PS: I am just pining to see. No flowers required.
My arms are long enough to read a menu or a book without readers but I need to squint, tilt my head just right, have the perfect lighting, and absolute quiet to concentrate. With my monocle, I just read like a normal person and look so badass doing it that I want to read more. Now I read on the subway, in the toilet, in a restaurant, and anywhere else there are words. It’s fabulous!
Be like one of the cool kids… get a monocle today. Here are the steps you need to follow:
See an optometrist
Ask for a reading contact lenses prescription
Learn how to poke yourself in the eye
Be cool like Mr Peanut
How it works: I have one eye that sees distance now and the other is a reader. It took about 3 weeks to fully adjust, but it is pretty sweet now that I am fully sighted.
Warning: Be patient if this is the first time you’ve had to poke at your own eye. It takes a bit of time but I am proof that an old dog can learn new tricks even though some days I still struggle with a lens popping out or a lens getting lost in my eyeball. At the end of the day, it is worth it!
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