So, about 3 weeks ago I went for my routine eye test and the optician advised me that I would now need to start wearing my glasses all the time (they'd previously only been for driving and watching TV and stuff), because my eyes had got worse. Also, because I've been having some frequent headaches of late, he suggested that my beloved retro frames could be to blame because they are a little heavier and that I might want to consider something more lightweight.
|My current London Retro Babs|
I was directed to a stand of 'frameless' frames. The sort that are invisible on your face. My heart sank and I got out of the opticians as soon as I could.
So I shopped around for a week or so, looking at glasses that I might like just as much as London Retro's Babs frame, but it wasn't happening. Then over Easter, I realised something, I had my glasses on all the time and I didn't get a headache. There an then I decided to flout the opticians advise, and I got back on to Glasses Direct and ordered EXACTLY the same glasses as the ones I already have, just in the tortoiseshell colourway instead.
|My New London Retro Babs Glasses|
I also opted for the transitions lenses so they would darken in the sunlight, and having worn them out yesterday to go shopping, I can't recommend that lens enough. It's so good to not have to think about changing out glasses when you go in and out of shops.
|The transitions lenses in action|
Since Glasses Direct do a free second pair too, I plumped for the London Retro Eliza for days when I'm feeling less flamboyant too.
I adore my Babs glasses, both colourways, and they such a part of my identity that I couldn't envisage going for something else as my day to day specs. I'm glad I stuck to what I wanted.