At the grand age of 22, following years of perfect vision and kinda maybe a little bit wishing I could be cool enough to wear clear glass hipster frames (sorry), it's official. My life of perfect vision is over! After having momentary hysteria that I'd be blind within a year, I calmed down a bit, and actually, got quite excited about picking frames.
I'm only mildly short-sighted and have been struggling driving and concentrating at work for 8 hours + a day, so living a life of screen-staring had it coming, really.
What d'you reckon? I'm not going to lie, I'm a little bit in love.
I chose these frames courtesy of Firmoo, who leapt at the chance to deck me out with my first ever pair of specs. For a reasonably late-starter, my First Pair of Glasses struck quite a chord with me, did you have that too, fellow specs-wearers? It's akin to my first pair of converses (black, battered), or my first mobile phone (phillips, orange, brick).
Firmoo offer a really wide range of fashion and practical styles, so I had absolutely no trouble choosing a style. After much deliberation, I chose a unisex pair in tortoiseshell. I'm a massive Wayfarer fan so anything in this sort of style grabbed my attention. I soon realised my eyes would be totally lost behind thick, black frames, so I plumped for a lighter style.
Less than a week after I provided my chosen style and prescription, they arrived, safe and sound, on my doorstep. I was a little concerned that if I didn't like my bespoke glasses, I'd be stuck. So, if you're a glasses-newbie like me, it's definitely advisable to go and try on frames beforehand in a shop, to get an idea of styles, colour, shape, and that sort of thing.
Saying that, I really couldn't be happier with these. They're super light so I've already got used to wearing them and ignoring them (though I haven't quite forgotten they're atop my head and spent hours searching for them, just yet). I'm tempted to get another pair too in a slightly lighter colour to match with the rest of my wardrobe.... choices choices!
Firmoo have a rather exciting deal on at the moment for a free pair of glasses, so if you're thinking of an upgrade, it's definitely worth checking out...