Ya, I sorta like wearing glasses. I don’t see them as an inconvenience, yet, but more as an accessory to my face. No matter how strict the dress code is or how I’m required to wear a uniform at work, I can still wear whatever the hell kind of glasses I want. I can still show off a little bit of my own personal style that way, which is why I don’t mind having the eyesight of a bat. I’ve been wearing glasses since middle school, so I’ve had quite a grand collection of glasses to wear in the past. Oh, and add to the fact that I’m an optician, so I guess you can say I get some pretty sweet deals.
2006 — After I got hired by my previous optometrist, he told me I could pick out a pair of glasses for free. I ended up picking a simple pair that was magenta with a metallic shine to it. So rad.
2007 — This was the start of my interest in bigger, black frames and generic hipster glasses. At the time, none of the designer brands made any thick rimmed black glasses, so the closest I ever got was to picking out a frame that were made for men.
2008 — What’s cool about these is they have a “chain link” on the sides of the temples. One of our patients bought the same thing, she ended up breaking her’s and was not able to replace them because they were discontinued. I ended up giving her mine, and now, I miss them.
2008 — I was ready to stay away from the black frames and start moving towards red.
2009 — At the time, I was looking for retro glasses so I got these Ray-Bans. Shortly after, I wanted to move on to cat-eye frames but I had a tough time trying to look for a brand that carried them. With no luck, I looked up vintage online stores and purchased an actual vintage pair, but they were all so small.
2009/10? — Yay, I found my cat-eye glasses! These are, to date, the most expensive frames I had ever bought ($300) and my #1 favorite of all. I continue to wear them to this day because they are the most comfortable and fitting glasses I have ever worn. The quality is superb because these glasses went through so much for the past four years yet the condition still looks brand new (SEE Eyewear, your frames are awfully expensive but they are so worth it).
2011 — I wanted to level up and purchase some extreme cat-eye glasses so I bought Tom Fords which were originally sunglasses. Getting them was a bad idea because they aren’t comfortable as prescription glasses at all.
2011 — Getting this was also a bad idea, as it didn’t work with my Asian yellowish skin tone and the frame itself was also yellow-ish. They ended up blending too much together.
2012 — I wanted happy, bright colors but sadly, this didn’t work for my skin tone either. Having yellow skin can be a bummer sometimes.
2012 — The most recent style. It’s only just the beginning of my quest to find more transparent frames. I already have two so far *grins*.