If all goes as planned, I should be able to get some temporary glasses today. At least that's the hope. I can't get much done without a better solution than the expedients I have been using.
UPDATE: got them! The optician's staff warned me, "It may take some time to adjust to your new glasses." I walked out with them on under my dark post-surgery-issued sunglasses and started to smile. I stretched out my arms in the middle of the shopping mall parking lot, turned around slowly and chortled with joy. I felt like Charlton Heston, watching the lovely film of nature as Edward G. Robinson is being euthanized, seeing trees, flowers and wildlife for the first time and exclaiming, "I never knew!" It was that big a difference. I have not seen this clearly in decades.
The glasses are from a Lenscrafter's franchise. They were quick, efficient and completely in tune with my desire to pick from lens and frame combinations they could make that day. They had them done in less than an hour; I went to the nearby Target and kind of dawdled shopping, figuring it would take however long it took. Instead, the optician sent me a text saying the glasses were done, well before I had reached the checkout.
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