My Love Affair with Glasses

I’ve had a love affair with glasses for almost as long as I can remember; however, I had to wait until I had two children before I was able to upgrade to four eyes.

For the longest time I had my son convinced that I really did have four eyes.  He took it as fact that all moms have four eyes – two on their face and two behind their head.

His preschool teacher planted this idea in his little brain and I pretty much loved her for it.

It didn’t hurt that when we were in the car, I used the review mirror to my full advantage.  Those eyes in the back of my head always seemed to know what was going on.

I wish I really did have four eyes, and if you’re a mom, you probably do too.

Well, I got my wish right after I had my daughter.  I noticed that everything was just a little bit blurry and I hated it.  To my deep despair, I grew up with 20/20 vision.

I say “deep despair”, because when I was a child, my family and I often walked past an optical store that had all the latest frames showcased in their shop window.  There was one pair of glasses I would do anything to have.  They were a pair of little frames with a Strawberry Shortcake sticker right in the corner of one lens.

I loved those glasses and my love soon turned from “I love” to “I need” to “I can’t live without!”

Know what I mean?

Some days we spot something and know we cannot possibly live without it, even though in our world, that item didn’t exist until twenty seconds ago.

Well, I couldn’t live without these adorable glasses with the Strawberry Shortcake sticker, so the next time my mom brought me to the eye doctors, I tried to fail.  Yup.  I was pretty confident I could outwit the doctor.  After all, I outwitted my mom nearly every night.

She would come to check on me, all snug in my covers, and I’d pretend to be sound asleep.  It sorta became a game for me.  With acting skills like these, I was sure I’d be on Broadway by seven.

So I faked a vision problem.  I probably would have walked into the doctor’s office with my eyes closed and carrying a cane, but I knew it would have been too much drama for my mom.

During the test where they cover one eye and make you read from a chart on the other side of the room, the F became a Z and the B turned into an N, but the doctor was smarter than my four or five year-old self.

It’s too bad really, because I still think about those eyeglasses.

Now I sport my four eyes every single day and I wish I had a dozen pairs of frames, one for every outfit.

I’ve often thought about ordering frames online, so when contacted me about writing an article on their online shop, I got excited.

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I’m impressed with the variety of styles offers.  You’re going to have to check them out, because they really have some cute, affordable frames.

I’ve already fallen in love with several. offers a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee and Free Return Shipping.  The best part is that they ship worldwide!  Buying affordable eyeglasses with no risk involved is a very attractive offer to me.

They also provide a “Frame Finding Wizard” to help you choose perfect glasses for your personality.

Here’s the thing, I took the personality test just to see if their program could figure out my personal style and they pretty much nailed it.  Many of their choices are frames I picked for myself.  In some ways I think that’s pretty cool and in other ways, I’m dismayed by the fact that a computer knows me better than I know myself.

If you need prescription eyeglasses, would you ever consider ordering them online?

eyeglass collage trendy frames


I know the next time I’m in the market for a new pair of frames, I’m going to order glasses online.  There is so much more variety at my budget friendly price-point.

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Have you ever ordered a pair of frames online?

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  1. says

    I actually NEED glasses right now! I’m sooo tempted to buy some but I’ve always been incredibly picky at the store. I see all these glasses that I LOVE, but then I try them on and feel like they just don’t fit my face. So the whole concept of ordering a pair I’ve never tried on….super scary!

  2. Bev says

    What a memory! You are still a stinker! I plan on looking into this online eyeglass site! Maybe a pair in each color will do nicely. Thanks for the discount info.

  3. says

    I’ve been wearing glasses since I was only 8, so now 20 years later I would love to have perfect vision lol I don’t hate glasses, but they aren’t always convenient and either are contacts in my opinion. I actually just ordered glasses online a few months ago and am very happy with them! It sounds like those Strawberry Shortcake glasses were way cuter than my first pair…they were half the size of my face and were forest green with white speckles hahahaha

    • says

      Steph, I know what you mean. I can’t really see without my glasses now. Some days I just wish I didn’t need to wear them. We’re never satisfied, are we? Have any photos in those green speckled glasses?? 😉

  4. says

    I’ve never ordered online, but my daughter-in-law has, and hers are great! I mostly wear contacts, and sometimes glasses in the evening. I had my first frames when I was in sixth grade. They were blue. They did not look good on me. Guess I didn’t know what my personality was at the time. Wish I’d had a computer to help me back then!

  5. says

    I’ve never ordered them online. I’ve been wearing glasses since I was in fifth grade, and have gone through many, many pairs. I’d be nervous about ordering online because I wouldn’t know how they’d look on my face before I got them, but there would definitely be more of a selection which is a plus. Hmmm…something to think about!

    • says

      I thought about going to a shop, maybe even Walmart vision center and finding the basic style that looks good on my face. Then I’ll have more knowledge when I choose frames online. Just a thought.

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