Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Would You Hit a Girl with Glasses?

My sophomore year of college Eric and I had a class together, it was a biology class in a huge 900 person auditorium. The professor would project his presentation up on a big screen that we would dutifully take notes from... okay I would, Eric is one of those people that can just sit and listen and remember everything-drove me crazy! I would stare at the screen sometimes squinting as it was a little blurry. I tried on Eric's glasses and everything suddenly looked crystal clear.

It was then that I realized, I might need glasses too. I knew the day would probably come, both of my parents wore eyeglasses. So over break, my mom took me to the eye doctor and sure enough, I needed glasses to.

I stood there, looking at all of the glasses, plastic, metal, rimless, even bifocal glasses-though I definitely didn't need those- not yet at least.

How was I going to decide? I needed a friend's opinion. I needed a site like, where I could upload a picture and try on glasses and even send my picks by e-mail.

But this was the year 2000- sites like this didn't really exist yet, there was no way to buy glasses online. So instead, I stood there by the wall of glasses and tried one pair after another. Finally, I found a pair I liked, a pair with a thin dark blue metal rims.

Now, I was all set-- the words up on the screen were no longer blurry. I could now dutifully take notes; well when Eric wasn't distracting me.

Disclaimer: I was contacted by and asked if I would write a sponsored post. All opinions, stories and feelings are true and my own.

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  1. I was in 7th grade when I realized I needed glasses for reading. I was in 9th when I realized I needed them for everything...and that meant that I got contacts. ;-)

  2. I got my glasses in my 20s for the computer. When you stare at a computer screen all day, sometimes your eyes get wonky.

  3. How dare he be able to memorize everything like that so easily! I've bought glasses online twice so far. :)

  4. It's sweat and tears for me to do decent in school. It's the whole retention thing.

    I needed glasses at age 11 for astigmatism. My first frames were Holly Hobby. :)

  5. My hubby needs to get some new glasses, gonna have him look at that site.

    I really should have my eyes checked soon.

  6. I've had glasses since the 3rd grade. M got lasik surgery last Aug and has had perfect vision ever since. I'm too scared. =(

  7. I LOVE playing with's picture thing. LOL

  8. I hate trying on new glasses. I have no idea what I look like, because I can't see! Hence the need for glasses. Sigh. :)

  9. I remember when I first needed glasses in 3rd grade!! That sounds like a pretty cool site! May have to check it out, although I wear contacts all day and glasses just before I go to bed.

  10. I got glasses in 8th grade and they were these huge teal things, lol! I thought they were cool.

  11. I started wearing glasses when I was in 4th grade and have had them since. I'm now realizing that since I spend so much time on the computer my eyesight has gotten progressively worse. I guess it's time for a new pair!

  12. I've been meaning to get my eyes checked. Maybe I should now that there's a little discount. ;)