March 23, 2015

Eye Don't Know

One of the first weeks of school my history teacher announced that we would be having a pop quiz. He passed out paper and put all of the questions on the board. I had done the reading and was totally prepared, there was just one little issue, I could not see the questions. I have had 20/20 vision my entire life and never had any issues. My dad has bad eyes so I knew there was a chance that I would too but didn't think I would. A few weeks later I went to the eye doctor and found out that I needed glasses. Once they figure out your prescription, there are two path you can take, contacts or glasses. I wear contacts to school everyday, but have a pair of glasses that I wear on the weekends and at night. I looked at all the frames that they had to offer there and didn't like any of them, so I set out on quest to find the perfect pair. 

Finding the frame for you

+ Look for styles you like 
I knew that I wanted glasses with a tortoise shell frame. I had seen Carly wear a pair similar to the ones I have and loved them. Once you pinpoint the style you like check different shops and websites.

+Try them on
Even if there are pictures of a model wearing the frames you like online they may look completely different on you. I know Warby Parker has a great free at home try on program, personally I did not use this but I have heard great thing about them from people who have. 

+Finally, Order the pair you love
I ended up getting this pair called "The Rebecca" from Kate Spade. These are actually reading glasses, so when they arrived I took them to my eye doctor and they replaced the lenses with my proper prescription. 

The Ins and Outs of Contacts 

I knew that I primarily wanted to wear contacts the moment I knew I got my eyes checked. Obviously this is a personal preference, however I think that they are so much more convenient. My eye doctor makes you stay there until you can get them in and out 5 times which was SO helpful because let me tell you putting in contacts for the first time is the definition of the struggle. I probably poked myself in the eye a good 10 times and my eyes were watering like crazy, but once I figured it out it was a piece of cake. Contacts are awesome, once they are in, they're in. You don't have to worry about losing glasses or getting them scratched and you can see perfectly. Also, for driving purposes they make life so much less complicated. If you want to wear sunglasses you can and you don't have to buy new prescription pairs and you don't have to constantly remember to bring you glasses every time you drive. I think that they are really great for sports as well because let's be real do you want to wear glasses while running up and down a field, probably not. Anyways, thats my little monday spiel on eyes. Do you wear glasses or contacts? 

Preppy by the Sea 


  1. I wear contacts. Ever since I saw Carly wear these though, I have been interested in picking myself up a pair. These are adorable and would be really handy!
    Mikayla |

  2. I wear both! I had worn glasses since 3rd grade and had to play basketball in them until high school, which was very inconvenient. Before 10th grade began (and right after I got a horrible glasses tan line during tennis season), I decided to make a change. I love my contacts! They give me trouble at times but, they're so useful. I do love wearing my glasses to relax on the weekends though!

    - Ruthie S. |