#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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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