I wore glasses in middle school because I often had headaches. I outgrew that and I didn't wear glasses in high school. When I had my physical for college, I needed glasses. I wore glasses for all of college and when I was teaching in the classroom. It was easier to wear them all the time than to take them on and off.
When I was pregnant I felt like I was blind for most of the pregnancy. There was no point to getting new glasses when you are pregnant. Since I stayed home and was just doing tasks around the house, I rarely wore my glasses. I was surprised 4 years ago that the eye doctor said I could pass my driving test without glasses. I had worn glasses for driving since 1992. He said after several pregnancies that women often have improved eyesight. The last 4 years I hardly ever wore glasses. When I had my most recent check up he said I could still pass the driving test without glasses, but he would recommend glasses for driving at night or driving in a big city to see the signs better.
I hardly ever drive at night or in a big city so I wasn't going to get new glasses. Then I realized I will be doing quite a bit of driving for our fall vacation. So I ordered new lenses for my old frames.
Our health insurance has nice vision coverage. I had a $25 co-payment and the insurance paid for the basic lenses. I chose an anti-glare coating because I will be using these for night time driving. My new lenses cost me $100. I think it will be worth it even though I don't wear them often.
I don't even want to think about that getting old part where this prescription may not last me 4 more years... nor do I want to think about the eye doctor's saying that he expects Lamb 1 will need glasses at his next check up in the spring.