I’ve worn eyeglasses since I was about 13 years old. Although I was never called four-eyes, I did always feel self-conscious about my glasses. Now, I don’t feel that way at all. With 7 pairs of glasses and counting, I have quite a collection.
I was (and still am) terrible at math. Things started to get complicated when I was in junior high school—I couldn’t read the multiplication table on the wall or see the chalkboard very well. I naturally assumed that this was a problem for everyone, though.
When I first learned that I needed glasses, we couldn’t afford nice ones—just the cheapest ones possible. Back then, the internet practically didn’t exist, and we weren’t able to purchase stylish, reasonably priced eyeglasses online. I ended up not wearing my glasses very often because I was so embarrassed to do so whilst in school. What happened? Well, my eyes kept getting worse, of course. Now, even though many people choose to wear contacts, I just can’t fathom the idea of sticking my fingers in my eyes, so I’ve always chosen to wear glasses. I do wear them regularly, these days—and have for years. . .since I got some more stylish ones, that is.
Me, with my cousin’s daughter—from grade 11?!
I have discovered in recent years that I can change the look of my outfit by putting on different glasses. I now have 7 pairs that I like to wear—2 that I mainly wear at home, and the others are all of different styles to compliment my mood or overall look. One of my eyeglasses cost me about $300—on sale! I know better now—I buy my glasses online, and I don’t have to wait for a sale, because they are so much cheaper online. If you’re worried about how the glasses you order online will look on you, check out GlassesUSA.com, where there is a virtual mirror so you can see how the glasses will look on you before you make a purchase.
Me in Hong Kong with glasses I had for about 4 years!
When someone asks me what I’d like as a gift, the first thing that comes to mind is for them to order glasses for me. Is this a strange gift? I don’t think so—I love changing out my glasses throughout the day. My at-home pairs are more comfortable, so changing in to them feels like changing in to pyjamas!
Do you wear glasses? What was your first experience with glasses like?
Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions are mine.