Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by SmartBuyGlasses; all content is created by me and 100% my own.
I get really excited when it’s time to go for my annual eye glasses exam and then get new glasses. In fact, it’s my favourite part when it comes to health benefits. I I actually have contact lenses in my possession for a l o o o o o o n g time now, but if you have ever read my blog, you’ll see that 9.999999/10 photos I’m wearing glasses.
Last year, I got purchased a pair of Giorgio Armani frames (similar to this pair here on SmartBuyGlasses.) This is probably one of my most favourite frames since it has the “Asian Fit” and is also very light and the frames have a matte tortoise pattern that is very subtle. When I wore them my parents are like “why do you always wear similar style of frames” (wayfarers are reliable!) and how come I never wear the contact lenses that I spent $$ on a few years ago.
When I get a makeover, whether at an event or I happen to be walking through Sephora and someone is like “can I put that on you?” I’ll be like sureeee…then become Harry Potter blind and can’t see what’s being done to my face. Still doesn’t make me want to wear contacts over glasses. I still remember 5-6 years ago my friend was complaining how she had to wear glasses cause her contact lenses were backorder and now she feels like a man, and I was like how ridiculous is that that and since when are glasses considered to be a male oriented accessory? So, here’s some reasons why I think me wearing glasses > me wearing contacts.
1. Glasses are my bangs rester.
My hair is coarse and can’t be tamed. Usually the only way I can get it from falling in front of my face is to have it chilling on the left glasses rim.
2. Extra hair/face/nap time in the morning.
I’ve dropped contact lenses while trying to stick them in the eye in them morning and on average it can take me from 5-15 minutes to have them sit comfortably on my eyeball. And once I drop them in the sink, I’m blind and those things are almost invisible to find, and then I got to stick them in my eyeball again. Why bother!?! I rather spend more time straightening my hair. The contact lenses I have at home are now daily ones since I can’t bother trying to store the contact lenses/wasting liquid solution when glasses are so much more convenient.
3. They balance out my face
Rarely people now notice my right eye is significantly smaller than the left and other blah blah blah judgemental things they think of. Eyeballs aren’t my greatest aspect but using fashion to improve my appearance helps with my confidence a teensy bit better.
4. Pretend to see something when I really can’t
I’m kind of guilty on this one. If I’m watching a scary movie and want to seem nonchalant, I just rest my glasses where the rims are slightly below my eyes so everything in front of me is blurry. It looks like I’m watching what’s going on, but in reality, it’s all a lie! Muahahaha.
5. It’s my safe zone
Some people fidget, shake their leg, bite their nails – when I feel nervous or unsure and feel the need to ‘adjust’ myself, I pretend to readjust my glasses. This is pretty freakin’ useful in interview- they ask me a question and instead of an awkward pause, I go “Well…” then readjust my glasses to buy me an extra second or two to come up with an answer. It look really natural hehe. And at the end of the day, they are pretty much a part of my body, and without it I feel a little bit less myself.
Honorary mention: I got away once not wearing safety goggles in a lab during my undergrad and the lab guy was like – fine, you’re wearing glasses anyway. *score!*
Honorary mention #2: They can be a great pen holder. I used to keep my pen between the ridge and the nose while I multi-tasked, then took the pencil/pen from my face.
Shopping for glasses is just as fun as shopping for new clothes. I’ve been thinking about what kind of frames I want next pair, and have been looking at possible styles on SmartBuyGlasses online. My coworker shops on there and I’ve only heard of it recently and they are on top of the eyewear trend game! I’m currently really into the look of the half rim glasses such as this pair from Tom Ford; I had something similar in Grade 11 (which feels like eons ago now) and I reminisce that style.
What is your favourite type of glasses frame? Do you change between different pairs?
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