Four eyes, Speckles, Coke Bottles, Sir Specks-A-Lot, Lady-Ga-Goggles. Whatever endearing nickname you have for your glasses-wearing friends, I happily join the ranks. And good news for us bespectacled friends – Coastal glasses is making it easy for us to build our eyeglass collection! Keep on reading to see which fashion-forward pairs I chose.
Wearing Main and Central Friday Frames In Plum Tortoise
Wearing Kam Dhillon Montecito Frames In Green
I’ve been wearing glasses since I was in fifth grade. I remember failing math (a C+ was failure to my 11-year-old goody two shoes soul) because I kept doing the wrong homework problems. I would diligently write down the assignment that Mr. Potiker wrote on the chalkboard each day in my little agenda book. But, unfortunately for me, I couldn’t see the board correctly and routinely did the wrong problems. My mom took me to see the eye doctor and, behold, I could finally see the world clearly.
Over the years glasses styles have changed, and I’ve always tried to stay at the forefront of frame fashion. My first glasses (in 1999) were thin, oval, wire-rimmed glasses with the nose pads. In late middle school, I became a jock and preferred to wear my contacts every day. Plus, I never bothered to choose fashionable glasses because updating my frames every year was too expensive. Even on weekend sleepovers and youth group retreats, I would wear my contacts until the last possible moment so that no one had to witness my glasses.
Fast forward 19 years, and so much has changed. Glasses are actually COOL now, so much that people who don’t even need corrective vision wear clear frames for fashion. And what’s even better is now, I can afford multiple pairs, so I’m not standing in the designer eyeglass store pouring over which single pair of glasses is going to withstand the test of style for the next 2 years. Companies like Coastal make choosing affordable and stylish frames to build your eyeglass collection online such a breeze. A little background on Coastal for ya. Coastal is the largest online eyewear company in the world. They carry a wide range of styles and prices, ranging from designer to exclusively designed brands. They make it so easy to own multiple pairs, especially since they always have incredible deals. Now, stylish people like us can affordably build our “eyeglass collection”, if you will.
Coastal also has a philanthropic component with their buy one give one initiative. For every pair of glasses you buy, Coastal donates a pair to someone in need of vision correction. I may or may not have cried happy tears reading about their mission here.
Now, I wear my glasses at least once a week to give my eyes a break, and because I love the way my frames look! I chose two pairs from Coastal’s website, one for every day and one that is a little more high fashion. The first pair I chose are the Main and Central Friday frames in purple tortoise. I love the subtle cat-eye and how easily the soft purple blends with any of my outfits. The second pair I chose are the Kam Dhillon Montecito frames in green. I really like how angular they are, with a bit of a retro flair. I’ve gotten so many compliments on them. I suggest you start building your glasses wardrobe with Coastal, asap!
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