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Goodness Gracious - Glasses !?!

Updated on September 25, 2014

Glasses me?!?

Having to come to terms with having to wear glasses is quite a big turning point in one's life especially if you are as vain as me.

You start out with reading glasses that's one thing but you can be quite discrete about these as they only pop out when reading a book or computer work which is usually at home.

But the others having to be worn around town everyday need to be more fashionable, suit you, your style and your budget.

This is where it all gets a little too much when choosing frames and the costs involved.

How far do you go?!

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Frames and Lenses!

There are so many frames you can choose from it becomes a bit mind boggling.

Some suit but are too expensive then the affordable, shocking!

Then there are the many stores to check out. Some of the less expensive, the two for one option is great but I have heard that the actual lenses in the glasses at these stores are not that good and so don't last long, so be aware.

There are Optometrists on every corner but which one will be the one for you!

It is then well worth while to do some research into where you are going to buy your glasses and what you basically want before going ahead and purchasing.

Take a look around in the optometrist in your area when you are out shopping and you will get a fair idea.

If you are on a pension of any kind, check out want you are entitled to in the form of concession or optometrist available for pensioners.

With a concession card you will get a great deal.

One trick to keep in mind to cut the cost of the frames at least, is once you have found a frame that you like and that suits you, you can buy the exact one from eBay or Amazon at half the cost.

Hunt around it is worth it!

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The Importance of The Optometrist.

Once we have found our frames it's off to the Optometrist for the glasses to be fitted with the right prescription lenses made to meet your personal requirements.

An Optometrist, a health care professional, should be seen at least once every two years.

They will be able to detect any changes in your general eyesight and look for other eye diseases that can affect the eye and in some cases be quite lethal.

Whilst having a general eye test serious diseases can show up, such as myasthenia, diabetes and atherosclerosis, the symptoms of which would not have shown up if not for the eye test.

Most optometrists will give you the full eye test, one for the prescription for your lenses and the other for the general health of your eyes .

But be aware and ask as some provide the prescription test only.

I had my eye test and I am happy to tell you, my eyes are very healthy apart from the fact that I need readers and graduated lenses in another pair for every day use.

Cool frames help!

Bit the bullet Julia!

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      rewards4life info 7 years ago

      I should be wearing glasses at the moment, but I don't have a time to shop for them. =( I love the frames and "glasses make up ideas" you've got here. Congratulations on your award. =)

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      Julia M S Pearce 7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      @CannyGranny: Hi Granny, they are classy aren't they. A pair of opera glasses would be very stylish to wip out when needed.

      Thanks for stopping by I know you are always so busy.

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      CannyGranny 7 years ago

      Glasses are classy, why not lorgnettes?

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      Julia M S Pearce 7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      @redroses lm: Thanks for stopping by redroses! I agree, there are some great frames to chooce from all shapes and size.Because I never had to wear glassses before that was the delemma. It seems in your late fiveties everything goes to!

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      Jenny Campbell 7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      I only use magnifying glasses for reading. Constantly falling off my nose. Frames can be exciting though for those who've always needed glasses. Can give you a whole new cool look. Remember when we were told 'girls with glasses don't get passes' or something like that. Rubbish!

      PS in using the ebay module are you selling your own stuff there or if not, how does it work?

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      Julia M S Pearce 7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      @VladimirCat: Yes indeed, thats shocking Vladi, green peppers!Tell her to stop by any time for some advice.

      Havn't heard from you in a while, thanks for dropping by!

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      Vladimir 7 years ago from Australia

      The-woman-who-feeds-me needs glasses. She tried to feed me tuna with green peppers today. Wrong can! I'll tell her to read this lens

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      Julia M S Pearce 7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      @SusannaDuffy: Thanks Susanna! Wonderful blessing!

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      Sue Mah 7 years ago from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      I have worn glasses for so long that I can't remember ever being without one. After some time they are just part of who I am that I sometimes forget that I have them on.

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      Julia M S Pearce 7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      @anonymous: Thanks guardianstar77.

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