I got new glasses! Hooray!!
Now this may not be exciting to a lot of people, but 1) I'd had the same pair of glasses for almost 4 years and although lots of people actually complimented me on them, I wasn't sold (I did have another pair for the 3 years or so, but they were lost almost a year ago, not by me!) and 2) my lenses were 2 prescriptions old, so not very good for my eyes to focus between glasses-vision, contacts-vision (which are the correct prescription) and natural vision (short-sighted).
Now I don’t usually get this excited but I picked up my glasses yesterday and although it had taken mighty long for me to choose pairs in Specsavers last week (with much help from Weez and a lovely assistant called Dorothy), it was worth it as I really love them. I would go as far as to say that they’re 'specsy'. :) They're not designer or anything, but still cost enough to get the 2 for 1 offer that Specsavers have (which is such a good idea, I’m pleased it’s a permanent deal). So I went from this…
Do you like them? I have a wide face/head and as so many specs these days are not wide, I find it really hard to find pairs that suit me and I like.
The only thing I’m not massive on with these pairs though is that it is super noticeable that I didn't opt for the ‘Ultraclear’ anti-glare/reflection coating this time. It costs £30 per pair and as I am trying to budget as much as possible right now, I figured “how bad can it be without it?”… The answer is: pretty bad. I’ve only been wearing them since lunchtime yesterday and within the first hour I kept on having to take them off to inspect as I thought they were dirty (which obviously they weren't as they were brand new) until I realised what the problem was. The reflection from lights and the sun actually make vision harder, and on the other side of the lens, I notice that more things are reflected onto the glass (you know like with aviators; they’re like mirrors? Like that). So I don’t know if there’s the option to get the coating on them now that I've already got them, but if there is I’m definitely going to go for it. I’ll just have to fork out the money, as this is one case where I actually think it is worth the £30 each.
Having said that though, they’re still pretty :) Right, I’m off to enjoy them now!