Last week I trundled along to my local Optician’s for a routine eye test. Except, it wasn’t quite routine. You see, a routine would imply a regular occurrence but I have to admit that I have not set foot into an Optician’s since I was a teen. It was so long ago that I had my last eye test, I did not even remember how eye tests were conducted. Reading letters that decreased in size. It seemed so easy in my memory. But oh no….I had some dude shining bright lights into my eyes and getting right up into my face so he could stare into them with some scary looking eye instrument. It was so in-depth. And thorough, I guess.
Long story short, I need glasses. For the first time ever in my whole entire life history. Yep.
I didn’t even know I needed glasses. I only went to the Opticians because the temp agency I am with at the moment gave me a voucher for a free eye test.
Good job I finally went. I’m a little bit short-sighted according to my prescription. The Opticians said I probably didn’t realise because I don’t drive.
Soooo….. now I have the enormous mission of trying to find a pair of glasses that suit my face and look pretty and will inspire me to fork out a whole load of money I don’t have. Brilliant.
Part of me is rather excited about this new foray into eyewear. Yey! Accessories! The other part of me, however, is a bit anxious (not just about cost) about finding ‘the one’. What if I can only find ugly glasses? What if no glasses suit me at all? What if my face is just not cut out for glasses? Argh….
Needless the say the latter part of me is being somewhat irrational. Of course I’ll find a lovely pair of glasses. I just need to take my time trying on frames, getting advice and seeking inspiration. So to start with I checked out some of my favourite Style Blogger’s to help me make a mini scrapbook of stylish glasses-wearers. I like how these ladies are rocking their glasses with confidence. I am think super-sassy is the way to go.
Next step is to spend several hours in my local Optician’s trying on every single pair of glasses they have. Mission Awesome Glasses has now begun.