Friday, August 24, 2012


I can remember that day like it was yesterday.  I was sitting in math class in 8th grade and I could not, for the life of me, see the blackboard. I had to move up to the first row and squint my eyes to barely make out what the teacher was writing. I needed glasses. The good news was that I worked/interned at an ophthalmologist's office which meant that I knew where to go. The bad news: I would have to wear glasses and get heckled for the rest of my life. I thought I would get teased and called "four eyes", you know... the usual stuff that you are concerned about when you are 14. 

So, I had an appointment and sure enough, I was nearsighted. My prescription wasn't too terrible. -1.25 in one eye and -1.00 in the other. But, I still needed glasses.  Luckily, my ophthalmologist's office set me up with contact lenses too. I probably wore my contacts about 95% of the time.  Over the years, I have had a few eye infections from wearing my contacts too much.  Apparently, they are too good to be true.  I never really realized that I should probably wear my glasses and not just my contacts all. the. time. 

In October 2010, I had a pretty bad eye infection.  The optometrist couldn't tell me exactly what caused my infection other than in related to my contacts. And me possibly wearing them too much. Oops. I had to wear my glasses exclusively for 6 months and use these special eyedrops. I was not too happy about that. But, it is what it is {it was what it was?} Anyway, I decided that I would rock my glasses. I bought new glasses from the optometrist which I liked, but apparently, I wasn't ready to go full on hipster.

My old/new glasses, $500 later...
"all the hot girls wear glasses" -- via Portlandia
I got these from babies in early/mid 2012  from for free! {read about it here} and have been rocking them ever since! Glasses wearers of the world unite. Except I hate being a glasses wearer when (1) I have to shower. How in the heck do people shave their legs? I can't see a thing! ... and (2) When it's sunny and you want to wear sunglasses but not that bad that you would put them over your real glasses. OK, people I did that one time. One time.       
P.S. Please watch this Portlandia video if you haven't seen it. It's freaking hilarious! "Where all the hot girls wear glasses. Yeah!" Apparently its from 2010. I might be a little late on the Portlandia train. But - better late than never.  

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