Fashionably Four Eyes

“I was walking down the street wearing glasses when the prescription ran out.” ~ Steven Wright

I was in first grade, having seen blurred blobs on the board where my vocabulary words were suppose to be for months. I shrugged my shoulders, I got up so I could get closer never thinking – and definitely not seeing – a thing out of place, dreaming of Nancy Drew and Boxcar Children in my six year old mind.

This went on for weeks, until a routine visit to the doctor, had my primary care doing an eye check where I discovered I needed glasses. My big sister and my dad wore them all the time and the rest of my family had them as well.

I thought cool, and picked out a pair of spotted blue spectacles. At six years old, I didn’t have a love hate relationship, I was innocent to the cruelty of kids, and the woes of fashion and glasses being “uncool.”



That quickly changed as I got older and my eye sight continuously got worse. Every few months, new thicker lenses. I even had to wear them when  I skated which was a trial and tribulation attempting to spin and and jump with them on.

At eleven years old, I cried uncle and exclaimed, “No more!” I begged my parents for contacts which they acquiesced, and shoved my glasses into the bowels of my night stand happily saying, “Buh-bye!”

For the next ten years, I happily forgot I was technically four eyes, surprising even close friends when they discovered I was blind as a bat without my contacts.

Literally, I was. Unfortunately when I arrived in my twenties, and the passage of old age upon me, my eyes needed a desperate break from wearing contacts.

Lamenting donning thick lenses again, I was pleasantly surprised when in the era of technology, glasses had also been improved, along with cooler more fashionable lenses.

Trying on frames, I actually had a difficult time deciding on which ones I wanted and finally settled on a pair by Kate Spade.

I may have had to be four eyes again, but at least I would be styling!

I am still not entirely comfortable wearing my glasses. But I don’t hate them uas much as I use too.


Are you a glasses or contacts kind of person?


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64 thoughts on “Fashionably Four Eyes

  1. I love glasses and also adore people who use them
    Sometimes ago I pretended to use glasses at school but then the teachers noticed that I’d always bend the glasses to see clearly without the glasses and I was in big trouble

  2. I love glasses and don’t even own contacts! My eyesight has been worsening over time too but I love how glasses give you an instant different look (and improved vision obvi) 😉 Great piece!

  3. I love both! I usually try to match my choice of contacts or glasses with my outfit. Glasses give a completely different vibe than contacts when it comes to fashion (in my opinion). Loved your post!

    1. Hugs it takes time. The first few years, my brother would put them in because I couldn’t do it. Now I can do it in seconds. Thank you so much for reading💗

  4. Neither. I suppose I should become a contacta person. I hate both poking but my eyebrows and heavy frames bother me. But after a couple weeks of squinting I get bad she headaches. I suppose I should finally pick a side.

  5. EEK! I wear glasses (and half the time I forget to bring them to school and cant see jack) and I loveeeeeeeeeeee this article! I literally only read the first paragraph! Wow! This is perfect for all the four-eyes out there! Fahionable! Please, check out my fashion blog Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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