What is a blog if not a place to
whine about discuss something that one wants, but for various reasons, has yet to get? ‘Tis the essence of blogging, imho.
So, here’s the skinny. I am sitting here all squinty-eyed looking at my lovely computer screen because I need new glasses. I’ve known this since July when it dawned on me that I was leaning in very close to the computer screen to see what I’d just written.
Bad posture + squinting. Not good.
But here’s the thing: I can’t get my eyes checked by the doctor until the weather turns cold. Very cold. Freezing cold. Because I need all the nasty pollen and mold spores to die. So that my itchy, red, inflamed eyes will be able to accurately see all those letters on the eye chart.
The key word is accurately.
Past experience, and the eye doctor himself, have taught me that until the allergens that cause my eyes to be irritated disappear from our environment, there is no point for me to try to get my eyes checked. The results of the exam will be wrong.
That would make me not happy.
So instead of charging forward [term used in both physical movement sense + paying for something expensive with a credit card sense], I am sitting here perusing the intertubes looking at photos of eyeglass frames so that when the magic day arrives for me to get my blurry eyes checked, I will have some idea of what frames I might want to go with. The choice, as I see it [pun intended], is between rimless frames OR dark plastic frames.
Sarah Palin or Wolf Blitzer?
Yep, that’s what it comes down to: granny or grump? Continue with my rimless look or give the hipster look a try? Spend oodles on another pair of Kazou Kawasaki frames or spend less on a pair of Warby Parker frames? All the while knowing that no matter which style I choose, I’ll initially dislike them because that’s what I do after buying new glasses.
• Bobbi Brown’s The New Tortoise Shell Collection, eye shadow specifically for women who wear glasses
• Makeup Tips for Women With Glasses, how-to photos to achieve natural yet polished look
• Makeup for Girls Who Wear Glasses, article geared toward women who wear bold frames
• Revenge Of The Nerds: Makeup Lessons For Gals With Glasses, video showing makeup applied to make your eyes pop
[*Original Source for image here. Just realized that I linked wrong above. Mea culpa.]