Seriously guys. When did it become cool to wear glasses? When did they become fashion accessories?
Here’s a secret: I’ve had to wear glasses for the vast majority of my life and I’ve absolutely hated it. Always. I love glasses on other people. They look flattering, polished or quirky. Luckily (depending on how you look at it) my eyesight was deteriorating so rapidly that at the age of 10 I was put into contacts to help hold my eye shape and control my spiralling myopia. Even though putting in contacts was scary and time consuming at that age, I was ecstatic that I could ditch my glasses.
Even now, I never go out for meetings or social events in them. (Except for one dark time in college when I had an ulcer in my eye and was forced into my glasses until it healed.) I think there’s only 1 photo in the history of Rhyme & Ribbons with me in glasses. Well today’s the day folks. Here are more pictures than you ever wanted of me in glasses.
Every year I pretend that this will be the year that I save up enough money to get lasik surgery. Waking up and being able to see further than 3 inches from my face is something I’ve literally only dreamed about since 1st grade.
Disclosure: I received a free pair of glasses from Firmoo from writing about them on my blog. That being said, my previous pair of glasses (paid for by me) were also from Firmoo so I would have recommended their services regardless.
For reference, these are the Firmoo Unisex Full Frame #F041 in Tortoise. I have nothing but good things to say about the folks at firmoo. As long as you have your prescription handy, they will sort you out with something in your price range. (Or non-prescription glasses if you wish!) I’d chosen Firmoo in the past because since glasses are an at-home only choice for me really, I am loathe to spend money on them.
Since you are ordering glasses online, the option to upload your own picture to “try on” the glasses is super handy! Just like with my last order, my glasses were shipped quickly, efficiently, and arrived just as described.
I know that wearing your contacts all-day every day can cause some damage, so maybe there’s still time for me to learn to love my glasses.
Are you a secret glasses wearer? Or do you rock them with pride as a favourite accessory?