a few weeks back, i headed to the optometrist for a routine eye exam to refill my prescription of contact lenses. we got to the part where he asked me how frequently i wore my contacts, and i embarrassingly admitted that i pretty much wear them during all of my waking hours. i pop them in the moment i wake up and take them out before bed. i have pretty bad astigmatism in both eyes, so i notice that most glasses tend to feel almost like i’m looking through a fishbowl. i don’t mean to complain because i am very thankful for my vision, but i will admit that i can be pretty fussy when it comes to my eyeballs. unfortunately, this is probably not the best of decisions because i walked out of the optometrists office not with a prescription for new contacts, but with a strict order to wear glasses for the next 30 days. turns out all of my contact lens-wearing landed me with gpc (giant papillary conjunctivitis). basically, i need to give my poor eyes a rest!
the nice thing is that i have a handy little stash of glasses that have been helping me get through the past few weeks. it’s been interesting getting dressed because you’d be surprised to see how just a little pair of frames can really change the look of an outfit. for whatever reason, i’ve noticed than i’m opting for slightly more tomboyish looks in place of some of my more cutesy dresses. and because i have a really hard time applying makeup sans glasses, i’ve found myself applying less and less of it. needless to say, it’s actually been a pretty cool experience to change things up a bit and step so far out of my comfort zone.
i told my friends at bonlook about my 30 days of glasses and they offered up a coupon code! get $15 off your purchase with code “blcali15″ now through may 15!