Today I had my first eye exam in three years, which is about a year over due. My vision as gotten slightly worst, which is kind of amazing since I spent so much time with screens. Someone once told me your eyes start dying at age 40, so I figure I have a good 10 years of excessive computer screens before I start regretting it. Just kidding, taking care of your eyes no matter what your age is very important. Did you know that optometrists can now take photos of your retina? My retina has a birthmark, which shows up on the photo. It’s also something my mom and sister have. Maybe it’s a super power.
Now the tricky task has come to pick some glasses. I grew up in an age before truly affordable frames available through sites like Zenni Optical and Eye Buy Direct. It was always drilled into my head not to lose my glasses. That I would need THAT pair for at least 2 years. And if I lost them, I’d have to revert back to my older, less cool pair. Not to mention the outdated pair. In short, when I pick a pair of glasses, it feels like a commitment.
For the past three years, I’ve worn the Warby Parker Sims glasses, which are sadly no longer sold despite my love to them. They’ve held up really, really well, so I’m inclined to buy another pair of Warby’s. I struggle a lot with finding a pair I’ll be happy with for two years, especially since I’m not entirely sold on this idea of having multiple pairs, despite the obvious usefulness and cost effectiveness. Fearing the loss of my glasses might as well be in my DNA at this point.
Some of the Warby Parker glasses I like