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*.

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13 Responses so far.

  1. M says:

    wow you look so different in 2008

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    Tiff Reply:

    thanks.

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  2. Cindii says:

    Loved this post! I like seeing all the different eye glasses you own. It’s also interesting to see how you’ve changed over the years. I almost don’t recognize the earlier you.

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  3. M says:

    haha… i forgot when i started reading your blog, maybe when you started having black hair
    my boyfriend wears similar glasses to your 2009 ones

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  4. Leanne says:

    you have a nice face shape which seems to suit different glasses shapes. i really wish i could pull off the cat eye glasses- they are fab!

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  5. sarah says:

    I wish I share the same enthusiasm when it comes to wearing glasses (because i also have the eyesight of a bat), but I kinda hate wearing one so I poke my eyeballs everyday trying to wear/remove my contacts.

    But i looooovvveeeee your 2011 glasses, hihi ;)

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  6. Cat says:

    I love that you posted your glasses timeline! I think you have great taste in glasses styles :) My favorites are your 2009 one and your current transparent one. It’s also cool to see how you’ve changed through the years!

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  7. Jea says:

    I love wearing glasses. I don’t need glasses but I buy those glasses that have no grade and wear them around as an accessory. Wearing glasses make a person look cute! :3

    I liked the first cat eye glasses you got. They’re so cute. I agree that the $300 was worth it. ;3

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  8. Helga says:

    Suxxx bout the Tom Ford ones, those were my fave!

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  9. Jenny says:

    I envy your affection for glasses! I think if my prescription wasn’t so high, and thus heavy lenses, I could maybe appreciate my glasses more. Do you have people suggesting lasik a lot?? I get it when I wear my glasses instead of contacts to work. Suggesting surgery to someone is such an off-putting idea to me, haha

    Anyway I got off topic BUT I actually like the yellow frames on you but then again you carry so many shapes well!

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  10. Nancy says:

    You’re lucky for having pictures from even 6 years ago. I only bothered keeping pictures since Sophomore year ;o.

    I think it’s awesome how you accessorize your glasses. You look prettyful in all of your pictures with your glasses. It only adds to your awesomeness with your occupation as an optician. You’re too sweet for giving one of your patients your “chain link” glasses. You’re so rocking all of your glasses without a problem. If I had to pick the glasses I think is the cutest, I’d pick the first 2012 one. But then again, they’re all cute. You got some good taste there!

    The only time when a game should be taken seriously is if you’re in a competition or something. If it’s a casual game, there’s no need for serious competition… Unless it’s for a bet then it’s excluded.

    Assassin’s Creed is great if you like to follow the storyline of a game. I thought the AC3 is interesting because of it’s colonial time period.

    Take care :)

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  11. Crystal says:

    I always love your shades. I need to get more since I haven’t ordered contacts in so long. I surprisingly really love my current pair that were only $35 from Glasses USA.

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  12. Yuki says:

    I wish I were as /into/ eyeglasses as you. I’ve been postponing wearing eyeglasses since forever because my self-esteem plummets whenever I wear them. ;~;

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