I loved that I could change my eye color. I tried blue eyes, green eyes, and even blue-green eyes. None of it showed up on my eyeballs.
I finally settled on brown. Brown made my eyes pop. That was my eye color for more than 15 years. Then things started to change.
I started to notice I couldn't see my computer screen up close. I went to my eye doctor and she prescribed Toric (hard) contact lenses. They were great...except I couldn't get them off my eyeball at the end of the day.
So...the doctor explained to me that eyeglasses were the only option. No, it's not a bifocal thing. It's a "you're getting older and your eyeball muscles are getting weaker and can't overcompensate for contact lenses' inadequacies" thing. That's what I understood of it, anyway...but it all means it's time for these:
I admired the ultra-glamorous glasses worn by Penelope Garcia on Criminal Minds.
But those are Lafonts. As in Lafont Paris. Lafonts are in the $500 range for the frames alone. You can't exactly have a pair of glasses for every outfit like Penelope Garcia if you're stuck with only one pair of glasses for the next two years.
I was admiring my dental hygenist's blingy glasses when she clued me in on buying glasses online. Glasses for $6.95 including prescription. Of course, I'm half-blind so my prescription requires $20 more so I don't have thick lenses. Still--I ended up buying three pairs of glasses for just over $100. Two pairs were $36 each (shipping and all) and one pair was $45 or so because they were sunglasses. The tint costs more. Here's what I have so far:
But I have a feeling I'll be back for some more ultra-glam soon!
I still wear contacts for date nights and such. I just have to squint to see the menu.
Do you wear glasses? Contacts?