I had a marvelous experience today that reminded me of how simple it is, at times, to get the help we need, if only we expect the best of people. Tooling through a little shopping strip this afternoon, I spotted an optical shop that looked particularly novel. Inside, frames were assembled in odd arrays, and the selection of frames was astonishingly tasteful and original. I began to wonder if the optician behind this very engaging operation might have any interest in experimenting with custom moisture chambers, and soon a lovely and incredibly warm young man emerged from the lab, in back, to answer my question. Yes, optician Shragie Abramowitz of Pikesville, MD was indeed interested in learning all he could about moisture chambers, and even bragged that he was "handy" and "creative," and interested in coming up with solutions. In a few days, I will bring him all my old custom moisture chambers, made in Ohio, Florida, and New York, along with my gorgeous RecSpecs, out of which I can barely see. He, in turn, will research Eagle Vision and other plastic shield material, and we will attempt a new pair of glasses.
Many, many times, in the past, I have asked random opticians to take a chance on making moisture chambers, and the answer has always been "Why bother? There's no mass market in it." Today, the young and able Mr. Abramowitz renewed my hope, and I'm thinking that those of us who need and want custom moisture chambers should never give up with local opticians, because we may just find someone who cares, at last!
I dedicate this happy update to our very own George T, whose courage in traveling to Miami, recently, for his first pair of moisture chambers, really uplifted me.