There is hope at last that the agony that my ilk, the bespectacled, have to contend with when they are forced to walk in the rain is soon coming to an end; the agony is worsened by the fact that the rains are so unpredictable these days, most probably due to climate change. The rain droplets form a series of streaks on the glasses that makes it difficult for one to see.
Coupled to this is the traumatic experience of segregation, neglect, marginalization, kuonewa, and kubaguliwa, that the scientific humanity and modern society has accorded us for the longest time.
We can’t wait for these scientists to invent water repellant glasses; or wiper blades like those of vehicle windshields; wiper blades which remove rain water and debris from our spectacles.
Pengine the marginalization stems from the awesome beauty and handsomeness that comes with wearing specs, causing what those who don’t wear specs to be jealous; what some Greeks call ‘Gîkoro’.
Thirdly is that, at last, it’s great to learn that tunashughulikiwa because a contraption has been developed to play the role of windshield wipers for spectacles.
The contraption comprises a clip-on wipers that is attached to eyeglasses to prevent the buildup of raindrops on the lenses.
My ilk and I are happy that tuko na wadau ambao wamejikakamua kutusaidia ili kupambana na hali yetu. This is a good start that awaits improvements. Si hata simu zilianza zikiwa kubwa zikawa mobile na sasa zinaelekea kuwa micro?
We now can see a light at the end of the tunnel; we can see that soon there will be crystal-clear visibility in any rainy conditions. We shall have tiny wiper blades that comfortably wipe the water, rubble, salt, and sleet, resulting in a streak-free windshield. And all this will happen without creating the screeching, whacking or throbbing sounds which we sometimes experience with car windscreen wiper blades.
We can see ourselves holding a spectacles remote control so as to avoid handling the specs with greasy hands; because unknown to the non-bespectacled, our attempts to wipe spectacles with handkerchiefs leaves flimsy mist, especially if there is rubbish or oil embedded on the handkerchief.