This post is sponsored by GlassesUSA.com, all stories and opinions are my own.
Contrary to the how I usually appear in pictures, I wear glasses. I'm the only one out of all 7 of us kids who seems to require help to see. However, I am no lover of lenses.
I counted up how many pairs of prescription glasses I've had in my life: 5 normal pairs, plus one pair of prescription sunglasses. I got my first pair of glasses when I was 15, and promptly lost them. I didn't break them, I didn't try to lose them, I looked everywhere I could think of for them, but to this day I have no idea what happened. They disappeared into thin air. Which meant my mom had to buy glasses for me again about 2 months after buying my first pair. Not my brightest moment over the course of my growing up years.
I know some folks love eyeglasses frames to such extent that they wear them for fun. I am not one of those. I detest my glasses so much that I often don't wear them. I'm blessed in that I'm not completely blind--I can see my way around a room, so I usually only wear my glasses if I have to drive anywhere. However, driving is a big part of adult life, and therefore, so are my glasses. I am very grateful for the invention of glasses in general, I just find them to be an extraordinarily annoying accessory! My face rebels against being constrained by this frame of metal, plastic, and glass. And it is extraordinarily uncomfortable to try to fall asleep while wearing glasses.
To me, the only thing worse than having to wear glasses is having to spend hundreds upon hundreds of dollars on a new pair. That's where sites like GlassesUSA.com come in handy! Next time you think you're about ready to try a new glasses look, think twice before simply buying your frames from the eye doctor. If you already know what types of frames you like best (for me, half-rimmed frames are the way to go!) that makes picking out a new pair even easier! Plus, their website offers a Virtual Mirror feature that allows you to experiment with how a particular pair might look on your face before you buy new glasses.
Are you a lover of eyeglasses or not? I think I've made my feelings clear--but honestly, I appreciate the fact that I can see so much farther when I give in and wear my glasses!