Monday, July 14, 2014

See what I did there





When I was a teenager some of the cool kids wore glasses. I thought I would quite like to get myself a pair too. So I told Mum I needed glasses for reading. We lived in the country and this meant I needed a day off school to go to the optometrist of choice.

Sadly for me at the time my eyes were perfect.

No chance of glasses for me. The next thing on my list was a decent pair of sunglasses. I actually wanted yellow ones, I still remember them. My parents said a big fat no. Sunglasses were considered a grown ups fashion accessory, kind of equal to a pair of stilettos.

Last term, the school nurse sent a letter to suggest we get Immy's eyes tested and her teacher also asked it be done as she has been complaining of a sore eye. So I booked Immy, Miss 8 and myself in for eye testing during the holidays.

I find eye tests fascinating. Since I was a teenager I have regularly had my eyes tested every few years but this was the first time I was told that I have significant UV damage, the optometrist asked me if I grew up in Queensland? No. Do I have sunglasses? Yes.

He then told me I must have spent a lot of time in the sun without any eye protection as a child.

I did!!! So I can blame my parents for not protecting my eye sight. I called Mum and told her off for not allowing me what I wanted as a child.

These days I am not great at looking after my sunglasses. After investing a few hefty amounts into snazzy sunglasses and then either losing or breaking them, these days I have lots of cheap sunglasses in the car, in my handbag, near the clothes line. But now I think I might need to invest in some fancy shades.

These ones even have some yellow like the ones I wanted in the 80s. And a bargain at just $430...maybe  I should get two pairs?

I also might have to invest in some optical health cover.

Do you wear specs? Got any favourite sunglasses?


11 comments:

  1. No I don't wear specs but my daughter does. HOw is IMmy's eye?

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    1. The eye remains a mystery still Sam, nothing obvious that came up, so it's a wait and see (or not) game for now. However Miss 8 looks like she will need some reading glasses in future - has a follow up in 12 months.

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  2. I always wanted to wear glasses too but was blessed with perfect vision! I used to think glasses would make me look cooler. I have a feeling I will get my wish as I get older. Being short sighted seems to run in the family.

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    1. considering how I lose things, I reckon contacts might end up being my thing.

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  3. Oh, hanging out the washing without sunnies is a nightmare - I need to keep a spare pair in the washing basket or something....

    And yes, doesn't everyone buy Prada x 2?

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    1. See, I just never thought to have laundry sunnies? Maybe I can keep my old Prada's for the laundry?

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  4. Just got some new specs - this month. Sign of my maturity I believe.

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  5. $430? total bargain;)
    I rock some cheapies but do struggle with them fogging up as I rush to load small people in the car with wet hair and hot coffee. I may need a new pair too. Why not?! x ashley

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  6. Here I am! commenting on your blog!

    I had a great pair of Ray Bans my mother in law bought in Europe. I broke them in a temper tantrum a few years later (sleep deprivation and two toddlers is killer). That was a year ago and I think I might need to book a trip to Europe to replace...

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  7. I wear glasses. Have so since my 2nd year of uni. I can get away with not wearing them, but by the end of the day I get a headache and things look soft.
    I don't run with my glasses though. And I don't have prescription sunglasses, so I in summer I wear a hat, otherwise it's just my transition glasses.

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  8. My hubby bought some Bolle recently , and again last week after we ran over them and his Akubra hat - that he left on the back of the tractor wheel.

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