When I was seven years old I got my first pair of eyeglasses. I clearly remember one of my second grade classmates calling me “four-eyes”, until our teacher heard him and made him stop and apologize. I hated those glasses.
In junior high school, I was one of the few girls who had to wear glasses. It was the 80′s and, as luck would have it, kids started wearing “fake” glasses to look cool. This would have been perfect for my pubescent-self had they actually made nice looking prescription glasses back then. While everyone was walking around in black, round, plastic frames, I was stuck with gold, oval ones. I hated those glasses too.
When I was finally old enough, I got contacts. I have to be honest, I was not a big fan. My eyes were always dry and itchy, they were a pain to take care of and there is no feeling like having a gas-permeable contact lens that gets lost in your eye. If there had been a better selection of eyeglass frames on the market, I would have never stuck those things in my eyes.
Thankfully, along came LASIK! I was one of the first people to sign up, but the doctor wouldn’t do the surgery until I had been contact-free for six months. By this point in my life, I was nearly blind and my glasses were thick and chunky. My co-workers called them pop bottles. Guess how much I hated that pair?
But, it was worth it to walk around like Mr. Magoo for six months so I could get LASIK! I liked it so much, I got it twice. That’s right. I had LASIK twice, and guess who still has to wear glasses? Mmm hmm. That would be me.
I certainly wasn’t going back to contacts after knowing how good my eyes felt after more than a year without them. Luckily, times have changed and there are companies making good looking frames now. Like this cute pair I just got from GlassesUSA.com.
Here’s me (and my son whose identity I’m concealing for his privacy…okay, not true, I’m just a bad photographer) sporting my new, funky, bold, brown-on-top, clear-on-the-bottom glasses. You know you love them.
And, because I love you, I went and got you a 5% discount with this great company (not that you need it, with prices as unbelievable as theirs). Plus, they’re good people. Their returned eyeglasses are not restocked, but instead are recycled and donated to organizations throughout the United States and provided to people who can’t afford vision care.
The discount code is Mommy5 and it never expires. See? Good people.