I am over 40. This means I wear those ubiquitous magnifying glasses from Wal-Mart to see anything within say… a foot of my face.
This is fine. I have no hang ups about getting older.
But I also like convenience.
This is why I now wear my magna-glasses around my neck. They are always there when I need them. This works for me. I don’t care how it looks.
Where the magna glasses fall short is when you have something in your eye or perhaps need to tweeze a brow. Then – they simply get in the way.
The other day my also-over-40 wife and I were at Bed Bath and Beyond where we came upon a display of magnifying mirrors.
I wondered-- will this work like the glasses or will I just see a blurry reflection of myself 5 times larger….
So I looked.
I called my browsing wife over.
We were mesmerized. We were gigantic… and perfectly. in. focus.
And o….the flaws.
We tried them all. Some had lights, some where chrome, some were nickel, some had different magnifications on each side. It was better than the fun house.
It occurred to us after some time that we were actually in a store – and that we would eventually need to go home, so we decided to purchase one.
After some further experimentation my magnified wife suggested the 10x.
I told her I may never leave the house if I had to see myself that closely.
So we chose the 7x and went home.
I can’t decide whether I wish we had always had one of these… or never discovered it.