My Glasses: a history
In collaboration with iframes
As you know I’m all about truth and honesty here so I feel it’s time to confess that I’ve worn glasses for over 30 years now.
Yep, you are correct, that makes me OLD…
I received my first pair as a newly minted kindergartener. The routine school eye check had uncovered that I had a lazy eye – my left eye really can’t focus on much at all so my brain has always favoured my stronger right eye.
When they are working together, I see fine – the right works overtime to make up for the shortcomings of the left. However, if you cover up my right eye, the world becomes fuzzier and much harder to decipher. Hence the need for glasses.
Once the diagnosis was made, glasses became an integral part of my world. Well, they should have, but I was far more interested in racing to sit in front of the teacher for story time than heading to her desk and grabbing my glasses after lunch. I wasn’t going to give up a front row view of that story for anyone or anything!
It was bad enough having to wear glasses and be called four-eyes by my peers in that first year or so. However, worse was to come. It was decided to patch my good eye to force my lazy eye to start working.
Yes, I was one of those kids who wore contact on one side of their glasses. If I recall correctly it was a stripey contact print that I sported for a few years in the 1980s, just like this one I found on Etsy from 1985…
In those days it didn’t matter if my glasses were classy, attractive or not (because they weren’t, it was the 1980s after all). That damn contact took away any street cred I may have had…
There were some terrible pairs of glasses during the following years. There were the round metal pairs, the plastic cat eye numbers (the tortoise shell look I rocked in the early 90s was particularly awful) as well as the colourful frames I sported in my “I don’t care what people think of me” phase.
However as the years have marched on I have been determined to find the most fashionable frames possible to make the best of my situation. I didn’t choose to wear glasses but I can choose to look the best I possibly can. And after years of questionable frames, finding a source of fashionable designer eyewear, at a great price, is kind of like my mecca.
And that’s where iframes come in.
iframes is a new online shopping experience in designer eyewear. They love eyewear and they love the latest trends. Even better they are an Australian business selling authentic designer brands at great prices and great service. What more could a glasses-wearing gal ask for?
They have an amazing range of sunglasses on their site covering revered brands such as Prada, Ray Ban and Oakley. Which reminds me, the closest thing I ever came to Oakley was a shirt with the Oakley logo from a factory outlet in Sydney, which came with a free pair of sunglasses. All for the princely sum of $20. Somehow I don’t think they were actually Oakley…
Ok, back to iframes. If you are like me and need prescription glasses you can order frames for your prescription lenses too. iframes currently offer a service where you can email your script through so they can make them up for you in your preferred frames. Alternatively you can buy the frames direct and take them to your local optometrist to have your prescription lenses fitted. A win all round, I say.
I really like how you can upload your photo to the site and have a play with the frames of your choice. Out of interest, which of the below do you prefer on me?
For peace of mind there is a free return service should the frames not suit you as hoped, all frames are guaranteed to be 100% authentic with original tags and cases and there is a 12 month local manufacturer warranty on all frames.
Throw in free next day delivery to metro areas and iframes looks like a convenient and risk-free alternative to traditional eyewear shopping.
After having my latest eye test last week (the verdict was I’m getting old and I need to wear my glasses all the time now…) it looks like I’ll be in the market for a new pair of frames soon.
Thank goodness iframes is a viable option for my next eye wear purchase. Now, which pair of frames did you prefer on me again?
BONUS – If you are keen to try out iframes for yourself you can score $10 off at check-out on all purchases using the following code: BGCNP10
Disclaimer – I received monetary compensation for this post however my opinions, my story and my unfortunate history of bad glasses are all 100% my own
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