Oddly, I was always that child who wanted braces and wanted glasses. Kids of the '80s - we had different image issues compared to today's youth. Clearly.
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My crooked teeth delivered the heavy mouth metal as a teenager, and though I didn't really need them,
after college, when I had my first vision insurance plan, I bought a pair of eyeglasses that I sometimes wore while working as a TV reporter when I wanted to look smarter....and be just like Ashleigh Banfield. Remember her?
The prescription was so light, mostly just to magnify, but the price for my lenses and frame....so expensive! As a 20-something, I hadn't quite figured out that there's a BIG difference between looking smart and living smart! Despite my natty glasses, I didn't see it coming, but my days (and Ashleigh's for that mattered) on TV were numbered....
Still for years I sported my fashion frames, until one day the frames just broke. Since my vision truly was fine without glasses, at that stage in life I could see the difference between want and need, so I was wise enough not to spend money on new specs.
These days, I still sometimes wish for fashion frames - especially sassy tortoise shell ones that look great on everyone - but the only glasses purchased in our house are for Dan (who, as you can imagine thinks my need to accessorize with rims is....redic. )
Like most husbands, his only request when picking out new eyes: he wants cheap eyeglasses! Like most wives, I want them to look striking - and as with any kind of shopping, I want the purchase process to be fun!
To find that balance, we'll be shopping for Dan at GlassesUSA.com, an online eyeglass retailer.
There are so many frames from which to choose, and to take the guesswork out of buying glasses online the GlassesUSA.com guys created a "Try It On" Mirror where you can upload your photo and see for yourself how you (or the husband who lets you shop for him!) will look.
Prices are reasonable. Options are fashionable. And...GlassesUSA.com is giving I Do Declare readers a 10-percent discount on prescription glasses (CODE: Blog10). You'll find other deals at GlassesUSA.com and on Facebook.
With prices this low, and shopping this easy...It might finally make sense for me to blur the line between want and need and score a pair of glasses for myself!
*Disclaimer: This was a sponsored post, and though all thoughts + opinions are mine, I was paid to blog for GlassesUSA.com. Please support companies who support bloggers!