I’m now in the sixth week of waiting for my Superfocus glasses to be delivered… and the estimated delivery date is May 18th.
That’s right… it takes these guys 12 weeks to make a pair of these amazing, adjustable glasses.
I am so looking forward to getting rid of these bifocals and being able to focus at any distance with just a flick of a finger… however, the wait is almost unbearable.
I originally got interested in these when I saw a couple of TV ads with Penn Jillette and Joel Grey , then the ads started popping up all over the web… so I went to their site (www.superfocus.com) and got more information about them.
To start with, they are NOT CHEAP. Starting at around $600.00, by the time you get the extras, like scratch proof lenses (or shades) and different length and color of temples, you are easily up to $700.00 or $800.00. So I weighed the costs of getting either bifocals, or separate reading glasses and distance glasses, and the fact that these will function longer without prescription changes… and that they would just be easier to adapt to my aging eyes. Then I decided to order them. I went to my optometrist to get an eye exam and a prescription for the glasses (you have to get a little more than the usual amount of info because each pair is sized to the particular distance between your eyes only) and I called in my order.
Now I wait.
And I wait.
- Autofocusing Spectacles – NASA Provides the Superfocus Glasses to Aging Astronauts (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
- Better Space Vision: ‘Older’ Astronauts Test Superfocus Glasses (space.com)
- Hocus Focus: Superfocus Glasses Are OpthaMagic for Muggles (wired.com)
- Aging eyes in space no longer a problem (cbsnews.com)
- NASA Certifies First Adjustable Glasses (pcworld.com)
- High Tech Glasses for Aging Astronauts (neatorama.com)