I have new glasses!

I’ve been wearing glasses since I was 12 years old.  My first pair had plastic blue frames that were so large that they included half my cheeks in their scope.  When I was 15, after months of begging, I finally convinced my parents that I was in desperate need of contacts.  For most of my high school years, every morning I inserted thin plastic discs into my eyes.  I had the same pair of hard contacts until last spring (for those of you who are counting, that means I made a single pair of rigid gas permeable contact lenses last over 12 years).

In the last few years, I’ve shifted more and more to wearing my glasses.  Most nights, I don’t get as much sleep each night as is ideal and putting hard contacts in your eyes when you’re tired is really uncomfortable.  The glasses I’ve been wearing date back early spring of 2005 and were scratched and on the verge of breaking.  I’d been thinking about getting a new pair for a while when Roz Twittered about a glasses website that had gotten good reviews.  After digging around to find my prescription, I looked at a few frames and on a whim, placed an order.  I’d never purchased glasses that I hadn’t tried on before so this was quite the leap of faith (although including shipping, they only cost $53 so I figured if they didn’t work, I wouldn’t be out too much money).

They arrived today, packed in a small box that was carefully and lovingly padded (the glasses were swathed in soft cotton wads,  wrapped in a polishing cloth, protected by a plastic bag and inserted in a hard-sided case.  The case was wrapped in bubble wrap and then secured in the box with some styrofoam peanuts.  They were serious about protecting your glasses).

The best part?  They look awesome.  I am in love with my new glasses.  I took several pictures, although none of them are terrific (I am not particularly gifted at taking pictures of myself).  Here’s the best one (I was on the phone with my mother at the time).  Oh, and you can’t see it so well in the picture, but the sides are sort of a deep berry color.  I LOVE them.  new-glasses.jpg

10 thoughts on “I have new glasses!

  1. Andrea

    I love ’em too! They look fabulous on you. I’m amazed you chose them without trying them on – way to go. 🙂 xoxo

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  2. Wendy

    Your glasses look great! Can you tell me the website? I want to have a second pair of glasses and paying over $300 for a pair hurts.

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  3. Diane

    They do look great! I am amazed that they didn’t have to be fitted and that you could choose a frame without trying it on. I am VERY happy for you — I can tell how much you love them.

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  4. albert

    oh man do i hate wearing glasses. i wear my soft contacts all day until i know i’m home for good. and only then do the glasses come on.

    but yours look great and at the right price!

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  5. Marisa

    Hey folks, thanks for all the nice words about my glasses. I’m still loving them a whole lot two days later, so I think I’m in good shape. For those of you who are interested, I got them at http://www.goggles4u.com. You know you’re in the right place if you see a picture of Daniel Pinkwater.

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  6. raina rose

    damn sister!
    you look HOT!
    but of course i always knew you were,
    i am going to cook a turkey at a friend’s house for thanksgiving, so i’m glad there’s a fork you on brining.
    you are awesome and i love you

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  7. Julie

    I thought your new glasses were awesome when I ran into you at Fergie’s. And here I see you blogging them. I covet them. But not in a sinful way.

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