Here’s lookin’ at you, kid!
If you follow me on Instagram, you saw a photo of me wearing my New Glasses with a look on my face that resembled a deer caught in the headlights. 😉
I have extremely bad eyes. I’m near-sighted, so I rely on glasses to see the world. Without them, I’m like a sitting duck.
I’ve tried contact lenses many years ago, but they seemed like they were really high-maintenance. Plus I wasn’t fond of having to clean the lenses and touch my eye so much. And my eyes are really sensitive in general, so contacts were another irritation.
But that’s okay. I’m comfortable wearing glasses, and I’ve been wearing them since around grade 5.
Lately, I decided it was time to invest in a back-up pair of eyeglasses in case anything happened to my primary pair. (My glasses are pretty much ‘my eyeballs’, so it’s important to have a back-up or else I literally wouldn’t be able to leave my house!)
So, these are my new back-up glasses. I really like them a lot, but they’re Size 47 frames instead of my older frames, which are Size 42.
These also came in a blue, which I thought looked nice, but the red seemed to brighten up my complexion. And the entire frame isn’t red. It’s just the top corner accents and the bridge that are metallic red.
In this post, I’ll show you a closer look at the frames.
Depending on how the light hits the frame, you can see more or less of the red accent.
Unfortunately, I have to go back to the eye doctor to re-check my prescription because I wasn’t able to adjust to my new glasses – I got headaches and nausea. The prescription matched the lens, and there wasn’t a big prescription increase, so maybe there needs to be some tweaking.
It’s pretty frustrating, though, because I wanted to just start wearing these new glasses and make my old ones the ‘back up’. (I’ve literally had my old frames for around 8 years, which is a verrrry long time for glasses that I wear every single day. Most people are surprised that they’re still in really good condition. Haha, they should be falling apart!)
I really hope that they’ll be able to rectify the problem because glasses can look esthetically pleasing, but if the vision is off, they’re useless.
Also, lately I’ve been seriously considering getting laser-eye surgery because I miss the little things that people with good eyes take for granted, like being able to see clearly when you wake up in the morning.
My eyes have pretty much stabilized, so I should be a good candidate, but I need to do more research on it.
Also, even though the surgery is expensive – several thousands of dollars, it’s worth it because I believe it would improve my quality of life. And every single time I buy new glasses, I usually get hit with a $500 CAD bill anyway because the prescription for my lenses are so high and because I opt for the highest-quality lenses (since they’re ‘my eyes’).
I’d be really interested in hearing about your experience if any of you have had laser-eye surgery.
Do you wear glasses? Have you had laser-eye surgery? Do you wear contacts? What kind of eyeglass frames do you like the most?