Happy Easter! It’s time for the weekly Friday post and this time it’s about something I didn’t think I would say in a lifetime -“I have glasses”. And even if I did, I didn’t think I would say it without a care in the world. But, I am. I have glasses and I don’t mind one bit!
First eye test since 16 years
If it wasn’t for the Simply Health scheme we have at work, I might not have gone to do an eye test. I sit in front of a computer screen all day, which I know is probably not good, but since I haven’t felt any disadvantages from it, I haven’t been to get checked. Last time I went was when I was 16 and I had to in order to be granted to learn how to drive.
I had problems with my eyes when I was really young. I wore an eye patch every day over one eye and later also took eye drops. I’m thankful today that I was good and stuck to the routine as otherwise, I’d have a lazy eye today.
Anyway, last month, I finally went to have an eye test done and boy has it changed since last time I went. Haha, I’m not surprised but if felt strange looking into so much machinery. To keep the story short, I was prescribe with a pair of glasses. They said I don’t really need them but it’s a good idea to prevent my eyes from getting worse, staring at a screen all day.
I knew already I’m far sited (not so common) like my dad and my mum wears reading glasses so I’m not surprised I would also need some sort of glasses. I call mine corporate glasses, as I only need to wear them at work, at my desk.
Deciding which brand to wear
To the fun bit, which frames to get?! I got some help in the store, they know what they’re doing and in the end, I ended up with the ones they first picked out. I’m happy to be an owner of a pair of Ray Bans. After all, they’re experts in eyewear so should know what they’re doing. Michael Kors, Prada, even Converse and Cheap Monday are all cool, but they’re fashion experts. Yes, they’re also expensive but luckily I met lovely Ruth at an event, who gave me a really helpful discount. Moat of it has also been covered using the Simply Health scheme. I only paid £46ish out of my own pocket in the end – bargain!
I love the look of these; black on the outside of the frame and colourful on the inside. I could never have a pair of colourful glasses, I’d get bored. These on the other hand is the perfect combination. What do you think?
Adjusting to wearing glasses
I’ve been wearing the glasses at work for a couple of weeks now. At first, it was a bit strange; not so much the glass lenses (it’s hardly any difference with my low prescription, to have them on or not) but to adjust to the frames. I kept seeing the frames and felt a bit boxed in. I wasn’t happy but stuck with them and now I’m starting to look beyond the frame. All the nice comments, not on how good they look on me, but as I interpret it – how good I look in them, also helps!
Do you wear glasses? How did you feel the first time you had to wear a pair?