I went through laser eye surgery over ten years ago, I was pleased with the results but last year the optician did say I would need to think about getting glasses soon. I know I cannot put it off forever, as the effects of my surgery seem to be wearing off. I am not doing so well on my sight test, a little bit too much guesswork is going on for identifying those tricky smaller letters than my optician allows! I think he can tell as I also screw my eyes up to try and see them, which I never needed to do before… He is a lovely optician, great with the children, but he won't be convinced by my plea's that I don't need glasses.
I could go through the surgery again, but I am not as brave in my late thirties as I was in my twenties. I have the boys now and I do not think I would feel comfortable going through it again, when my sight is so important for helping them. Plus its not like I have spare money anymore, back then my bank account was relatively healthy, these days its on its last legs!
I just need to change my opinion of glasses! I guess I never really gave them a chance, when I was a youngster and had glasses, I had no style just HUGE glasses that never really suited me! I want it to be different this time round, if I really do have to accept its time to go back to glasses then I will make sure they fit the shape of my face. I really like this helpful guide from My Glasses Guru even I cannot get it wrong this time, you put your face shape, skin tone and hair colour so its fairly comprehensive. I want to be confident wearing glasses; all my earlier memories of them are quite negative. I think my glasses were even bigger than those Deirdre Barlow used to wear on Coronation Street. Plus I cannot even blame my mum for picking them for me, she says it was ALL my choice (but my choice might have been limited to the free NHS frames!). I had a habit of wearing them as little as possible so I never saw as well as I should have, I even got in the wrong car once.
The Superdry glasses look good, although even amongst them you have your bigger frame! Possibly I was an early trendsetter and never quite realised it. Maybe I should never have thrown away my old specs when I had surgery all those many moons ago. Although Superdry can probably get away with it because it’s a trendy brand...