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Fashionably Four Eyes

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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K.M. Sutton

I am a country girl living on the Upper East Side of the concrete jungle. My friends call me a modern day Renaissance woman. I have dabbled in a little bit of everything, from being a yoga instructor to holistic chef, to skating coach, to glorified nanny, to student. I am a self admitted coffee junkie. A wannabe mermaid. A wanderluster who dreams of other countries. A fashionista who really does need a bigger bank account. But most important of all, I dream of living in a bungalow by the ocean and being a published writer (in style of course) sipping coffee in the morning and a martini in the evening. I love to meet my readers, so feel free to comment or email me. Happy reading!

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!

  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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