I lost a screw on my eyeglasses. You know – the one piece that holds the lens in the frame. Arrgh. It is about the fifth time this has happened to me…
So I dug out my handy eyeglass repair kit to fix them again. Only this time, it appeared the screw has been stripped. I couldn’t fix them with the tools that I had.
I was ticked. While I do have contact lenses, I don’t want to wear them all the time, and I got rid of my old pair of glasses years ago. My husband told me I should just get a new pair – after all, I’ve had this pair for more years than I can remember. (In fact, I don’t remember buying them, which makes me think I was still living with my parents when I got them! YIKES!)
But I’m a cheapskate… The prescription is just fine. But I must admit, that I am tired of dealing with the lens popping out all the time.
So, I was pleasantly surprised when I got a letter from the Human Resources department of the college I just resigned from. Apparently, under my union contract, they are required to channel the funds from my vacation leave into a health savings account. So, I now have more than $600 to use on medical related expenses… including contact lenses and eyeglasses!
This was unexpected good news. I wasn’t planning on getting anything from my former employer, and now I will be able to get new eyeglasses.
Of course, the cheapskate in me got the old pair fixed today (the optometrist’s office did it for free). Now I’ll have more time to find the best deal on a new pair of glasses.