Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New Glasses

I wore glasses from the 2nd grade through my sophomore year in college. That spring I went on a white water rafting trip. While rafting down the Ocoee river, our guide intentionally flipped our raft and I lost my glasses.
It was then that I decided I was going to get contacts.
It's not like this was the first time I had thought about contacts. Just ask my mom. She took me for what seemed like every day for a week 2 summers in a row to try to get contacts while I was in high school. I just COULD NOT do it!

After the rafting incident I decided that I had worn glasses long enough and I WAS DONE!

I got the contacts and the eye doctor insisted that I get a back up pair of glasses. I got them, but I could probably count on 1 hand the number of times that I wore them other than right before bed at night.

All those years of having to wear them had made me hate them.

However, this past Easter my whole family got pink eye. You can't wear contacts with pink eye so I had to pull out the dreaded glasses. That's when I realized that my glasses prescription is over 7 years old!

When I went to the eye doctor back in April, I decided that it was time for an upgrade so I got new frames to go with my new prescription.

Here they are...

Brandon and Chandler convinced me to wear them to church tonight so I did. I think it was the first time I've ever worn my glasses and not felt "ugly" and self conscience the whole time. :)


LM said...

Oh, your glasses look GREAT! So young, hip, and sophisticated! Really! I love your trip pictures!

Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! said...

Oh, I love your glasses! They are so cute. :) I wear mine whenever I get the chance, just 'cause they make me feel smart. :)

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

You are beautiful!! The glasses totally rock...I too just got contacts last summer (I was too freaked out to touch my eyes before :) I'm thinking I need some new cute frames :)

Amanda said...

chic! I know exactly what you mean. i got new glasses in december that look a lot like yours actually, you have probably seen them. anyway i actually feel ok wearing them out!

Heather said...

You look adorable! I'm amazed at how much traffic you've gotten from your new glasses post. Huh...who knew?

kristy.lynn said...

very cute jen. it's actually weird for me to see you w/o them. and for the record.. i NEVER thought you looked bad in glasses.. you always wore them well! :)