For many years I wore contacts and during that time, I also wore bigger ear rings. The need for bifocals ended my love of contacts. I have tried every kind imaginable, with every pair I was having to give up some distance vision to achieve the close up vision I needed to make jewelry, it just wasn't worth the trade off.
I worked at an eye doc's office for awhile and in that time I collected some amazing frames. I have hot pink Judy Jetson glasses, lime green ones, a fameless version that you can change the temples on, great sunglasses and your basic brown glasses. The ones I wear most often are the hot pink Judy Jetson ones who needs more bling than that!
|My collection of eye wear.|
You can now see why I have an aversion to ear rings. This is the time for new beginnings so next year I am going to change that. For next year I pledge to make more ear rings. Not matchy ones, I still can't break that rule but ones that compliment the jewelry that I am making at the moment.
Here are some tips for next time you have to shop for glasses, remember that they are jewelry and you should feel wonderful in them.
- Don't wait until you break your current glasses or are desperate for new frames before you start shopping. This can make you purchase something that isn't as amazing as a pair that you had time to shop for.
- When someone offers to help you at the eye doc's take into consideration if you like the frames she/he is wearing. They don't have to share your personal style but do you like the glasses on them? Do they fit their style or are they just safe. A person who works in the eye wear world should rock your socks off with the frames they wear. They often get a deep discount so they don't need to play it safe
- Spend some time deciding on a new frame, look in more than one store. Most likely your eye doc's office can order anything you can find someplace else you just need the name brand and style number.
- Don't let the person showing you frames push you into anything your not sure of.
- Take photos of yourself in several frames you like and show them to your friends for help. This is where that camera in your phone will come in really handy.
- Take someone with you who's glasses you love.
- Take a chance on an amazing color.
- Purchase a sturdy frame, frameless glasses will never hold up to much stress and if your anything like me you need something that will hold up to a lot of abuse.
- Pay for the extras like scratch protection and anti glare. Make sure the anti glare coating is on the inside and outside of the lens one way some places cheap out is to only have it on the outside of the lens. Most scratch protection coatings insure your glasses for 2 years.
- Your frame should be covered for a year or two against breakage ask about this because the frame company's cover this and it shouldn't cost you any extra cash. Some company's charge you to replace a frame depending on how old your glasses are, this is crap go someplace else.
- Ask about replacement for lost glasses. A good office will offer to replace them for half off for the first year.