Embrace your poor eyesight
Long goes the time when poor vision was seen as an awful thing solved only by dreadful eyeglasses. If you had a problematic vision as child you know what I’m talking about, the last thing you want is to wear glasses: we all know how cruel children can be and the kind of “insults” you’re to expect (four eyes comes to mind…)
It’s bad enough that you have a condition that forces you to wear something that changes your overall look, let alone get mocked in the process. I believe that’s why most people (myself included) changed their prescription to contact lenses as soon as they could.
Regarding glasses though, the mocking part fortunately goes away when you grow up, but the change in your appearance does not. Thankfully, fashion, as society, is constantly evolving and spectacles have not only been accepted but become a symbol of style and self expression.
Eyewear has become increasingly bolder and extravagant to the point of being a statement piece. The past trend of wearing seamlessly invisible glasses has given place to thick,textured and colored frames of all shapes and sizes.
With such a vast catalogue to choose from, you’re sure to find something suitable to your type of face and personal taste. So ditch the contacts and be proud of your eyewear!
Moscot (photo from Selectism)
Riley by Oliver Peoples
Grayson by Oliver Peoples
Dries No2 by Mykita
New Wayfarer by Ray-Ban
Original Wayfarer by Ray-Ban
Fillmore by Warby Parker