Glasses

August 16, 2011
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I've always had a love-hate relationship with my glasses. No strike that: I've always had a hate relationship with them.

On the one side there's my vanity: I can't help but feel my glasses make me less attractive. On the other side is my laziness: glasses are só easy: you put them on and off you go! Contacts require much more effort, and a hand-eye coordination I do not possess.

During Summer Vacation laziness beat vanity, but now that the kids are in school, vanity has staged a come-back and I'm having a flirt with contacts again!

Whát's that on the black board?!

When I was ten years old, the words on the black board started getting blurry, and the school doctor said I needed glasses. I thought things were looking bad, but a year later I also got a pair of braces that wrapped around my head, turning me into an Ugly Betty avant la lettre! Suddenly my glasses were the least of my worries.

Glasses reflect the fashions of times gone by

When I look back at pictures of myself with my eyeglasses, I can't help but smile. You can easily tell which decennium the pictures were taken, just by looking at my frames. During the eighties I wore big frames, and in the nineties they were really small. Right now I'm sporting so called 'nerd glasses'. I'm going for the look that says: 'Don't be fooled by these glasses! I'm real sexy underneath them!'

Buying a new frame is kind of fun, and they come in all different kinds of shapes and prizes. Unfortunately the fun usually stops when you have to buy the glasses that go into the frame. That's when it starts getting expensive. So I was excited when I found GlassesUSA.com, a company that prides itself on a 110% lowest prices guarantee, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Virtual mirror on the wall, which frame is the prettiest of them all?

One of the challenges of buying a pair of glasses, is that you need a pair of glasses to see how they look! It's hard to really judge how they look without 20/20 vision! Glasses USA have thought of that: they offer a virtual mirror, that allows you to try on different looks, after which you can buy the prettiest pair of glasses online.

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Help me out: do you think glasses make a person less attractive?

9 comments

  1. I am the same way with glasses - sometimes I love to wear them because they are easier but other times they just annoy me. Plus I hate smudges and with kids they get smudged so easily, lol!

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  2. I don't think it really matters in all honesty, i personally have to wear my glasses 24/7 and if i ever take them off people think i look weird lol.. So yea i think its just personal :)

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  3. I don't know about everyone, but I take mine off for photos where I wanna look half way decent. My glasses have been part of my face since I was a kid. I don't even realize they're on. I fall asleep with them on. Wake up in the morning looking for them in bedding and realize upon looking in the mirror that they're still on my face!
    Not everybody can rock a pair of glasses.

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  4. Insomnia, that's what I do too! When I'm not wearing my contact lenses, and and someone takes my picture, I take off my glasses.

    But sometimes I think my nerdy glasses give me character!

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  5. Yeah - my kids are constantly making fun of my "owl" glasses from the 80's. I keep telling them I was the height of fashion ~ back in the day. They don't believe me.

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  7. I feel the same way about glasses! I hate wearing them...I only like wearing them at home! LOL.

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  8. i think glasses are awesome! I have had them since I was five and went through my contacts stage in high school and college. After I got married, I abandoned the contacts and wholeheartedly embraced my glasses. I love them and think I look better with glasses than without. Hubby wears contacts and hates his glasses though so I guess it just depends on the person. Don't worry - he likes my glasses though! :)

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  9. I wish I could rock my glasses with pride, but I just hate the way I look in them. I almost never wear them out in public. I too got glasses when I was ten-they were purple, white and round. Nerd chic.

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