I have been wearing glasses since I was 2 years old, so this cool and geeky accessory is pretty much part of myself. For most of my early years, I hated them. It was an obligation to wear them, a wall between me and regular teenagers. I was the four-eyed girl, I was automatically labeled a nerd (okay, I was a nerd), and view with slightly suspicion because, clearly, glasses meant a higher intellect, therefore we must avoid such people. Anyway, it wasn’t till a fateful day in 2005 (I remember it like it was yesterday), when I needed a new pair of glasses, and as I arrived at the optical store I decided: I wear glasses, might as well stop trying to hide it behind ugly wire frames (not my thing, clearly). And it was on that cold 2005 winter, that I bought my first pair of advertiser’s glasses (that’s how I call them). The thick black square frames I bought completely changed how I looked. I even changed my hair style after getting those glasses. They truly changed my life, and it’s the only style I buy now.
Another thought on glasses, though: they are a very expensive purchase, especially when you have very high prescriptions and weird eye problems. So, as I was growing up and learning about money and the cost of things, I was always terrified of one thing: one day, I’d have to buy my own glasses. There would come a day where my parents would not pay for that stuff anymore, and I’m not gonna lie, it did add some pressure to my college career “I need a career that will help me afford my expensive glasses!” Thankfully, I got such career (after a lot of schooling, I’m not gonna lie), and with said career also came eye insurance benefits, ie: best thing ever. I bought my first pair of glasses almost two years ago, a pair I paid for myself (thanks EyeMed and Westminster!), and, since I could afford it, prescription sunglasses to go with it. In July, I get another $100 toward a new frame from my insurance, and I plan to use it wisely to start my own collection of glasses. I’ll probably only add to it every two years, but it will be a fun and useful thing to collect, crazy glasses in all different colors and shapes! Anyway, here’s a few ideas of the kind of frames I’m thinking of buying.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on glasses on the comments! Do you wear them too? Do you love or hate them? What’s your favorite style of glasses?