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I’ve worn glasses nearly my entire life. I started wearing them when I was 8 years old. Over the years I’ve worn everything from super dorky big prescription glasses with a unicorn etched in them to sleek black frames.
Watching the Glasses.com commercial Eleanor was like watching a vignette of my childhood – wearing frames too big for my face to make up for the fact that I lost peripheral vision, constantly cleaning my prescription glasses so that I could see the world more clearly, and remembering to hold onto them tight when trying new things. I never let my glasses keep me from experiencing the world. My parents bought me a swimming mask with prescription lenses so that I could dive to the bottom of the pool. I had tinted prescription lenses so I could go horseback riding out in the sun without squinting. I always kept a cleaning cloth handy to polish my lenses, too. When I would go from being indoors in the air conditioning to outdoors in the muggy Indiana summer, my glasses would immediately steam up and it would drive me crazy!
It’s taken me a long time to find the right pair of glasses. Because I’m -9 in each eye, I have to be careful with how I pick my frames. I can’t have too tall of a frame, or the lens will distort funny on the sides. I have to get my lenses crafted as lightweight and thin as possible, since I have to get such a high prescription or they’re unbearably heavy. I also shell out for the anti-glare and scratch resistant coating, since I spend hours staring at computer screens or my kindle fire. I have spent hours searching for the right frames so that I can be happy with my glasses. Once I find that pair, I wear them for years because I’ve had such a hard time finding frames I can love.
Glasses.com has great selection of frames to suit my taste. I fell in love with their cat eye and petite selection. After my yearly eye exam, I will be looking at glasses.com to find a new set of frames. I especially like the Jill Stuart and Kate Spade pairs shown above.
I wear my glasses every day. They’re the first thing I put on in the morning when I wake up and I wear them at night after I take out my contacts and I’m reading a book on my kindle fire. I love my glasses and they help me to see beauty in the world around me – from my poodle Phaedra to my colorful hair.
Do you wear glasses? What’s your favorite type of frame? Let me know in the comments below!
I probably should be but I have been blessed for my 40+ years to not need them, I do find that I have to keep a pair of reading glasses by my chair to read product labels now. You look lovely in your glasses. If I have to wear glasses, I would choose probably some type of wire frame w/ some kind of bling…..LOL! I don’t know that I could wear contacts, I can’t imagine me being able to apply them, I can barely put eye drops in my own eyes….LOL!
You’re so lucky!
I do wear glasses and I find them a bit annoying because I have a hard time finding frames that sit on the bridge of my nose and don’t slip down. Frames with nose pads seem to wear the best because they can be adjusted. I currently have a pair that are frameless on the bottom. I also really like the look of a thicker frame on the side. I’m farsighted so I shouldn’t need to wear glasses all the time, but I also have an astigmatism in each eye. Yeesh. I’m thinking about getting contacts this summer to correct the astigmatism and then getting glasses to wear while reading or working. At least then I could show off my eye makeup and still see, right?
Because of my rosacea, I find glasses with the nose pads to be uncomfortable to wear. Astigmatisms are no fun
I can relate to this, particularly the part about picking out just the right frames. I’ve been wearing glasses since first grade (my parents figured it out when they were trying to teach me to tell time and I had to get up to be able to see the clock) and contacts since I was 11 (I was supposed to be 13, but I got lucky, haha). I’m about -7, so it is hard to find the right frames…I have to find ones that are kind of thick to be able to mask how hefty my lenses are (even though I pay extra for the thinnest of the thin and all the extras like you do), but they can still get heavy (and, of course, expensive!).
I typically wear my contacts during the day and put my glasses on at night. I’d wear my glasses more if it were easier – contacts are just more convenient. I have to do my make-up WAY up against the mirror and it never looks as good. Sometimes I’ll put my contacts in, do my make-up, and take them out, but it seems like an extra step (even though it takes seconds, haha). How do you handle make-up application if you’re wearing your glasses?
Did you buy your frames from glasses.com? If so, how was your experience without being able to try them on? I feel like I’d have a hard time seeing if the frames meet my needs and/or don’t look bad on me without being able to physically see them & try them on, but I like the idea that they have tons of options compared to a brick and mortar store.
I have not purchased glasses from glasses.com yet but I can see myself purchasing from them next time I get my glasses updated. My eye doctor’s office provides great care but they have a crappy selection of frames. I didn’t update from my current frames that I’ve had for almost 4 years because his frame selection sucks so badly. Yet when I peeked at Glasses.com I found so many different frames that I liked.
My vision is so bad i can’t see to put makeup on without my contacts in. so I don’t typically do makeup for glasses.
As of three days ago, I was diagnosed with myopia. Kind of a bummer considering I’ve had super-vision for nearly 30 years. It’s also a bit scary how quickly my vision regressed, considering I had an eye exam merely a year ago and they only found the slightest hint of astigmatism in one eye (I have it in both eyes now, on top of the nearsightedness). Thankfully they’re not major enough that I need to wear glasses full-time, and it certainly explains all the headaches I’ve been having in the past few months!
Therefore, as a slightly scared newbie, I’d love to hear more about glasses and contacts, especially how to choose frames and how your eyewear interact with your make-up. I’ve worn plano colored contacts before, and while I tolerated it then, my eyes are a lot drier nowadays (I get patchy eyeshadows a lot because of this, boo).
I have to choose small frames to accommodate my high prescription. I wear my contacts most of the day and my glasses in the evening. My vision is so poor that I cannot effectively see to apply makeup without wearing my contacts. So I don’t normally wear makeup unless I put in my contacts.
My eye doctor always manages to have several pairs that I love, but there’s usually one pair that really grabs my attention above the rest. I do splurge on new frames yearly, and although I wear contacts daily, I love my glasses.
I’d needed glassed for a while but no one realized it, since I passed the school eye test and always sat in the front. I’ll never forget my first pair – I went out into the parking lot and saw tree branches for the first time ever!! Up until then I had no idea trees had branches, I could only see the big limbs. It’s important to have your eyes checked yearly, and don’t rely on the school to test your child’s eyes.