I am pretty much three-faced. While many would assume this is a bad thing, in this context I would have to disagree! 🙂
My three faces are:
1. Glasses with cane
2. Glasses without cane
3. Sunglasses with cane
How I manage to wear three faces is still difficult for me sometimes however I’ve pretty much got it down.
I wear my glasses with cane when I am walking with others or I need to be looking for a building or something I am not familiar with. This is when I get the most double-takes or strange looks because if she’s wearing glasses.. how could she be blind?
I wear glasses with no cane when the stars align and it is neither too cloudy nor sunny, or when I am with someone I really trust to help me. I am having more and more trouble in different light situations. My vision is where I can choose or decide not to use the cane at certain times, it just depends. I like that I still have this option and recognize that I likely won’t have it forever. I also know that there are times I should probably use my cane more than I do, but so far so good and it’s working for me.
Last, there is the sunglasses with the cane. Let’s face it.. I live in Texas and it is pretty much really cloudy in which I get this horrible weird glare thing or really sunny in which the glare and sun is, well, blinding! Sunglasses in both of these situations are really helpful even though many think wearing sunglasses in a cloudy situation is weird. Oh well. 😛 Therefore, I am finding myself using my cane with my sunglasses more and more. I also like to have something on my head pretty much all the time since I’ve gotten used to glasses. So I have been wearing my sunglasses on my head or eyes more and more nowadays. 🙂
I do whatever works best for me in the moment. I am learning more and more to not to care what others think though and just do whatever I feel I need to do. The above is generally when I make the decision between my three faces, however, there are times when I do something completely different if I feel that is what I need to do that day.
As always, I’d love to hear your feedback!