I think I need new glasses.
Or maybe it is more that I feel the need to get new glasses.
Spice up my life.
Every couple of years or so I get the urge to buy a new pair. Is that frequent? Maybe for the person that wears glasses 1) for reading only or 2) to improve their night-time vision (I’ll refrain from getting into 3) the person who wears non-prescriptive glasses “for fun”). But for someone who has to wear them every day for the rest of her entire life (no, LASIK is not an option for me – long story), I don’t think it’s all too frequent. It’s like buying a new pair of jeans . . . or underwear. It’s such a prominent article on my face, and I sort of get sick of staring at the same pair in the mirror every single day.
Every. Single. Day.
I used to hate it when people would say, “You look so GREAT without your glasses! Have you ever considered LASIK? Or contacts maybe?”
It’s called a back-handed compliment – i.e. an INSULT.
It’s like saying, “That dress is SUPER slimming!” (not like all your other clothes that make you look like a heifer).
I’ve only been wearing my glasses every single day for the past 16 years, but I’ve never, not once, thought about contacts! Thanks for enlightening me!
The worst part about sitting in the optometrist’s office trying to pick out a new set of frames is that you can’t really see what they look like on your face. There are mirrors everywhere, but you have to take off your own pair of glasses (the ones that actually allow you to see) and then put on the blurry pair before you make your decision. And then everyone wonders why it takes you so long to finally pick a pair. Good luck.