I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
I've been told that rushing and leaving ASAP (which would have been Sunday) probably isn't necessary, because there's no way I'd get there fast enough. Which is...upsetting. But also kind of a relief. So now I have a few more days to plan things more carefully and decide what I'm going to do. Still, I'm hugely grateful for the advice people gave today. I got a lot of questions asked and things arranged, and I'm feeling less scattered.
Oh, and one bit of good news: my glasses are now perfect. It turns out the problem was polished edges. Which I asked about after the second pair of lenses, but whatever. At least I know what to request in the future.
Now I think I'm going to sit and reread something comforting.