Friday, 7 November 2014

Wearing glasses is now cool.... according to my son!



I have been prescribed glasses since my late teens but it hasn't been until my early twenties that I actually started wearing them on a regular basis. 
Don't get me wrong I knew as a teenager that I should of been wearing them, yet I'm sorry to say that the styles around at the time were a little less that flattering. Also it was slightly geeky to have specs and with me already having braces this combination was the ultimate geeky look!
I don't even have any pictures to share with you as I just didn't wear them. 
I did however keep getting my eyes tested and every two years my prescription would change but I still didn't wear my glasses as advised. 
Tino & I
I'm not sure what really changed, but once I hit around 21, I had my routine examination and picked out a pair of specs and actually started to wear them... Full time! 
I could not get over how sharper things looked and the distance that I could now see, it felt amazing! At first they did make me feel a little dizzy but that soon settled and I couldn't imagine how I had managed for so long with out wearing my glasses. 
I soon ventured into the world of contact lenses, I found them great for nights out, playing sports, wearing sunglasses in summer or if I just simply fancied a change. 
My son Valentino was prescribed glasses at around five years old, to my surprise after meeting and chatting to the ACUVUE team at BritMums Live  this was in fact an age that children could wear contact lenses. 
This is much younger than I expected for lenses and younger than I was when I first had glasses never mind contact lenses, but I'm so proud to say that in the past three years he's been wearing glasses that he has been absolutely fantastic.
Sure we have had a few pairs that have been accidentally squished, sat on and bent beyond all repair, but that's kids for you and especially little boys!
I'm very surprised that we aren't at the opticians every other week, but he does look after his glasses and I find the opticians are great when it comes to children and glasses and they understand that yes accidents happen. 

After talking to my son it seems like it's now trendy and cool to wear glasses, I just wished it was like this when I was younger and I may have been more inclined to wear mine. I do think that the current styles of frames are so much nicer now, gone are the nasty big jam jar lenses in awful floral print frames.

“I wrote this review while participating in an influencer campaign on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”