Objects exist in multiplicity.
The physicality of this specific pair of glasses is just one perspective in defining these glasses.
From where did these glasses come? Of what materials are these glasses crafted? What parts of these glasses are unique to myself? What important milestones have these glasses passed? Where and when do these glasses get used (or not used)? How do these glasses effect my life (physically, emotionally, etc)?
From where did these glasses come?
These glasses were ordered on Zenni Optical‘s website.
Of what materials are these glasses crafted?
Browline Sunglasses #732021 are made from a mixture of acetate (Cellulose acetate) and silver alloy full rim and silicone nose pieces. The lenses are made of 1.61 High Index plastic, though no specific plastics are specified over 1.58 refractive indexes. There is an anti-reflective coating on them to reduce glare that is of unknown/non-specific composition.
What parts of these glasses are unique to myself?
The prescription: I have myopia, or nearsightedness, in that I can’t see at distances well, but reading-length vision is appropriate–indicated by the negative sphere (SPH) lens power. (I also have a slight myopic astigmatism in my right eye).
PD stands for pupillary distance, or the distance between the pupils. According to an infographic on Zenni Optical’s website, adult PDs usually fall between 54mm-74mm.
The lenses are often dirty, as I only clean them with cotton part of a shirt I am currently wearing. The frames are not level with the table, as I do not adjust them to uniquely fit my ear and nose-bridge shape.
What important milestones have these glasses passed?
I broke my previous pair of glasses on July 10th, 2015 at approximately 1:15am. I took them off while sitting on a front porch in the Short North of Columbus, Ohio, and a friend stepped on them.
I ordered these glasses on Dec 12, 2015. They arrived Dec 21, 2015. 12 of 15 selfies I’ve taken since Dec 21, 2015 have been while wearing these glasses. I’ve now owned them for 56 days.
Where and when do these glasses get used (or not used)?
I wear these glasses most days. I also have contact lenses which I wear on occasion. I normally only wear contact during sports with physical interaction (like volleyball) or when I plan on running long distances (sweating a lot).
When I put on my glasses in the morning, I grab them from the top (or second to top) shelf on my bedside table. I usually set them next to my iPhone while it is charging, a glass of water, and my keys and wallet. I wear them while commuting and while in class. I often wear them while at the gym but find myself taking them off when doing some ab exercises on the ground. I take them off to shower at home, and I place them next to the hand soap dispenser on the left side of the sink.
How do these glasses effect my life (physically, emotionally, etc)?
Physically these glasses are a hassle when wearing them in the rain. I commute using public transit and I’ve only worn them once in the rain. They also leave a slight impression on the bridge of my nose from wearing them on a daily basis.
I originally bought the glasses because of the 1960s academic style, epitomized by Henry Crane (portrayed by Rich Sommer) in AMC’s MadMen. I think of glasses as an essential part of my personal style. This particular style emphasizes a brow line that I personally think is weak compared to other’s brow lines.