Last time I had an eye check-up, the optometrist thought he was SUPER funny.
I’m all, like … “so are my eyes worse because I spend a lot of time on my computer and can hardly see my iPhone … maybe that’s the cause of it?”. And he’s like, “no, they’re worse because you are older”.
At which point, I attempted to emit a laugh which was meant to be all jovial, you know … let’s be buddies, I’m not old, I’m really quite cool. Unfortunately that said sound came out with a squeak and a muttering under my breath about how he was in nappies when I was learning the finer skills of beer drinking games at uni. Hummph!
Anyways, I am over it. Totally. Or should that be, totes.
And I’m really ok that specs are part of my life. I mean, what’s not to like about another accessory, right?
Today’s post is dedicated to other specs-wearing readers. May you age gracefully and look even more stylish with the help of these three suggestions:
1. If you need glasses for driving or long-distance, say at the beach while you’re trying to keep an eye on your kids, then you may have already discovered that your choices are limited because of the shape of the fashion frame. Until now. OPSM has introduced the latest optical technology, which allows for more than 80% of sunglasses to be fitted with optical lens – which means bring on the fashion sunnies baby. I’m in. Prices starts from $249 for a complete pair of prescription sunglasses. Just hope MBF puts through my claim for these Miu Mius.
2. Do you ever feel under pressure to choose a pair of specs quickly? I love this idea from Vision Direct – where you can use 3D try-on technology to play online and find the ideal pair to suit your face shape, hair and skin colour. Virtual 3D Try On also allows you to store photos of your fittings and share them with friends who may help you decide on which pair of frames fits you best. Yep, that’s right you could conduct a poll on Twitter or Facebook before hitting the buy now button. Very cool.
3. I’m still can’t quite believe that I got to meet Gok Wan last month. Seriously, that man knows his shiz. He’s the latest to team up with Specsavers to create his own collection: GW by Gok Wan. In it you’ll find 25 styles with a very retro and iconic feel. Gok’s vision was to design specs that were sexy, strong and glamorous but most of all different. These glasses are fashion statement pieces for the face, which are affordable and accessible to all spec wearers. “Gone are the days of hiding behind your specs, this range is for specs wearers who love to embrace fashion and dress to be seen.”
Do you wear specs? Does your optometrist make *funny* jokes with you? How do you show your style with your specs?