My Glasses and I

Thursday, April 29, 2010 Posted by Dina N

I started wearing eyeglasses in high school. I still remember my first pair: oversized metal frames, not particularly trendy but did the job. I don't recall being particularly preoccupied about choosing what to wear - it was more a matter of needing them to see better.

Until then, few of my friends had prescription glasses. As the years went by, I started noticing more and more people wearing them. I became more concerned with how the frames fit the shape of my face, whether they were comfortable enough, and if they looked hip or, well, outdated.

I was not tempted to try contacts until a couple of years ago. I finally had a fitting, and although I could appreciate the convenience of not having to remember bringing my glasses everywhere I go - just in case I needed them - that turned out to be the only easy thing about my experience with contacts. At first, it just did not seem right to me to stick my fingers in my eyes to get the contacts in and out. I shed many tears and uttered a few choice words, trying to get the stubborn contacts in - and especially out of - my eyes. Then I did not like working at the computer while wearing them, and no matter what the kind doctor said, I could always feel the contacts in my eyes. I guess I was just overly sensitive to contacts because no matter how many different brands I tried, none seemed to work for me. I just could not get used to any of them.

These days, I see my eye doctor every year for an eye exam, and own several pairs of prescription eyeglasses. Lucky for me, my prescription has not changed in over 10 years. I can still use a pair of glasses I got in 1998! Of course, they are no longer particularly trendy. Now I tend to pick frames that complement my features. I go for the classic look more than for the latest fashion but still like to spice things up now and then. One of my newest pairs is a beautiful red frame that draws attention to my eyes, and another is a fashionable little thing with stripes that my daughter picked out. There are so many beautiful frames to choose from - in stores as well as online - that I can always find the pair that is just right for my personality and style.

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  1. Khrys { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    I got glasses in middle school but finally got contacts when I was a senior in HS. I actually hate wearing glasses and only do when I'm at home. I tried to do laser but I had thin corneas, whatever that means. I think I need to start wearing them when I go to work. I need...transition lens. I wear sunglasses even when it's cloudy on my way home in the am. Sorry for jabbering :D

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