This is a little random, but something I wanted to blog about as I sit here squinting… it’s something that’s been on my mind for a while.
I don’t currently wear spectacles/glasses/specs/goggles. Despite knowing that I should – I spend a ridiculous amount of time in front of the computer every day (with a computer based job and the blog…) and have a bit of a concern that all this squinting is giving me wrinkles. Oh, that and I can’t see stuff all that well from a distance, which isn’t ideal.
I last had an eye test about six months ago and was given a prescription – that I have basically ignored so far. I think I get my approach to glasses from my Dad. That if I start wearing them, my eyes will just get lazy and get worse. Despite this, I know it needs to happen – I start to get headaches and so on when I’m in front of a screen for so long. So I should really suck up my vain side and get on with it. So with that in mind I have been checking out different styles and trying to decide what sort of glasses wearer I think I will be…(and looking on Pinterest/WeHeartIt for inspiration.
In my dreams I’d look something like these girls in glasses:
Well, maybe not exactly like that… but you know, relaxed, stylish and happy rather than geeky and awkward.
I’m not convinced I can pull of the sexy secretary look. Clear frames are a bit too ‘grandma’ like and geek frames just aren’t really me. So I’m a bit stuck really. I just don’t really know how to go about choosing glasses when I feel like I’m wearing fancy dress in all of them?!
I’m also tempted to give contact lenses a go – but not totally sure I’m OK with putting something *in* my eye every day.
What I’d love it some help/advice from any of you out there – glasses wearers and non wearers a like. What should I do… just suck it up, get glasses and get over the fact I think I look ridiculous in them or go down the contacts route? Or do I skip them both and just squint my way through life until botox is the only answer??! If going for glasses, where do I start and decide what style is for me?!