All About Glasses Part I
Glasses. For some of us, they're a part of life so familiar that we put them on every morning without a conscious thought. For others, they're used for switching with contact lenses when needed. Others just use them for reading. For all glasses wearers, they can sometimes be seen as a necessary evil. In this two-part series I'd like to encourage my fellow four-eyes by telling my story, showing how glasses can be beautiful, and sharing tips about looking your best in specs. Even if you don't wear glasses, feel free to join and learn!
My Four-Eyes Story
At the ripe old age of seven years old I went to a routine exam at the doctor's office and it so happened that I failed at reading the eye chart. That fateful day began my life's journey with glasses. I began with child-size wire frames and continued wearing that style for about nine years. One of my pairs even had cute little stars shapes on the sides!
As I got older, it became time to step up the style game. At age sixteen I got plastic frames that had a darker color on the outside and a lighter color on the inside. I went through two pairs of that particular style. During this time, I also moved on from bifocals with an obvious line to blended lenses - teenage girls and visible bifocals just don't quite mix.
After entering my twenties, I have turned to new glasses for this next chapter of life. My latest frames are a completely new style for me with their rimless-on-the-bottom look. So far, I'm really liking their mature but fun look and the way they complement my face's size and coloring.
Glasses Can Be Beautiful!
For years, glasses had a stigma attached to them - they were for the people who were nerdy and smart and could only be beautiful by taking off their specs. Now, we're living in an era that uses glasses as fashion accessories, even for those who don't need them. They just might go out of style again, but one thing that remains is that there will be people with bad vision. Does that mean they have to be relegated to being unattractive behind their frames? No way! There are plenty of beautiful people who wear glasses, and by choosing the right kind they can look great.
Next week I'll be covering finding the right glasses for your face shape and how to wear makeup that looks nice behind your lenses! Now it's time for your feedback.
Have you ever worn glasses or contacts?
If you've worn glasses, what styles have worked or not worked for you?
Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.
1 Corinthians 2:9