#MagicMoments – Seeing Things More Clearly

It’s Monday morning again and I’m linking up with Jaime at theoliversmadhouse for another Magic Moment. To read Jaime’s post for Joshua – click here.

Today’s Magic Moment is a bit different from one of my usual ones but it’s magic to me.

I’ve always used my sunglasses as a mask, these together with eyeliner and mascara. The sunglasses are a necessity with special needs parenting – you never know when tears will suddenly come – and the eyeliner/mascara needed because I’m so fair. Click here to read a post from last year when I let the mask slip.

For some reason T has been blessed with the longest thickest eyelashes ever, whilst his sister (D) and mother (me) have short, stubbly fair lashes. I did try eyelash extensions once and they were AMAZING until they started to grow out and then I looked like I had spiders legs above my eyes.

Anyway…digressing madly.

I found out about 3 weeks ago that I needed glasses, no great surprise and I would have been astounded if they’d said I didn’t.

Part of me felt a bit disappointed though, I always felt that the eyes were the window to your soul and wondered if I’d be perceived any differently.

T took the news very badly, he couldn’t understand why I needed glasses if I could see/read and he got very very upset. He admitted he didn’t want me to look any different. D, on the other hand, was delighted, as she’s been wearing glasses for a year.

T’s reaction made choosing frames very difficult, did I go for obviously kooky frames or something more subtle?

We had to wait until the school holidays to go into an opticians and just hope that T would be comfortable enough to accept frame suggestions that he was happy with.

In the meantime, I bought some frames from ebay and I had a blog review to do for a lenses re-glazing company (click to read) so I sent off the frames and waited for their return. Anticipating that T wouldn’t be terribly happy but it would get him used to me in glasses.

When they (the frames) arrived back, I was very apprehensive. Did I copy down the prescription correctly? Would they have read the numbers correctly? Would T be ok? Would I notice a difference?

The answer is yes! Finally here’s the magic moment you cry!

Subtitled programmes – which I have on at night if Mr Bluecrisps is doing his best impression of a warthog next to me – are clearer to read, it’s like everything is more defined. My eyes don’t feel so tired at the end of the day either.

Here are my current frames:
T doesn’t like the pink bit at the the top but we’ve now been and chosen some rimless frames so these will be spares.


Here’s the rimless ones, they have an obligatory bit of purple in the frame arms and T is happy with them.

Free sunglasses too in the deal from Boots.


A good example of the improvement is my front door, from a distance it’s now more defined. All the . Subtle but noticeable difference.


Because I only need them for distance – not reading – I can do the glasses-half-down-the-nose bit and wag my finger, pretend to be stern and look quite daft!

So, purse lighter but eyes happier, I’ve joined the glasses brigade, but as I said in my Boots Feel Good Forum post – click to read – age is just a number”, it’s what’s inside that counts..me, wife and Mumma.


24 thoughts on “#MagicMoments – Seeing Things More Clearly

  1. Your glasses look great! I’ve had glasses since I was thirteen, with a brief spell of not doing after having laser eye surgery. However, I have them back now. I don’t like having to wear them all the time but if I didn’t I’d be bumping into things all the time.

    I think, eventually, they will just become a part of you. Great post.

    Morgan x

  2. I think both sets of glasses look fab my lovely! i am a glasses wearer although i never have them on in pictures! .. i must wear them more (*wags finger*) i too have a warthog at night and i had nver thought to use subtitles!

    Thanks so much for linking up with #magicmoments x

    • I’ve just told Hubbie aka “snoring warthog” that you’ve got a tip from that..he’s marginally impressed lol! Hope you all had a great day with the birthday boy xx

  3. Both pairs of glasses look great on you. I fear that I may soon be joining you as a fellow spectacle wearer. Slowly but surely, I started to notice my eyesight deteriorating. Need to book an eye test. Have no clue what frames I’d suit though.

    • Yep, know what you mean. T very very resistant to change and once when I had my eyebrows tinted, D bolted from me as she decided I looked like a vampire. So much for a bit of pampering!!

  4. I have to wear glasses all the time and have done since I was in my late teens but even now I get amazed when I take them off and see how much difference they make!
    I like your rimless glasses, they look lovely 🙂 xx

  5. I use glasses to read, drive and watch TV. I am glad that I can either wear or not wear them as I get different looks! I love both your frames and they really suit you :). Thanks for linking to PoCoLo and for your all your support xx

  6. I’ve worn glasses or lenses since my teens. I know what T means, they can change your face – I went from heavy rimmed to rimless frames and it confounded people who saw me frequently – “have you had your hair done or something? You look different?” Being the favoured response! Enjoy being able to see properly too – new lease of life ‘n all that! #PoCoLo

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