Since I can remember I have wore glasses. My facial accessory has been with me since the age of six. I can remember my first ever eye examination. The optician was and old man with coffee breath and he came uncomfortably close to my face; on more than one occasion. I walked away that afternoon a glasses wearer for life. At six years old, I of course chose the My Little Pony clear rimmed specs with a detachable selection of pastel coloured ponies. I was ecstatic. That was until the bullying started. "Four eyes" they shouted. I was horrified, without my glasses I would bump into things and everything was a haze, I just couldn't understand why they were being so mean. I spent years being teased and eventually, at the age of 13 I was able to have contact lenses. There was no looking back, I wouldn't be seen dead in my glasses, I didn't even own a pair. And then all of a sudden people started wearing glasses. I noticed everyone around me wearing thick rimmed black glasses, some of my friends even had a collection without a prescription.
Glasses had now become fashionable.
But I still had a complex about wearing them, I didn't feel confident being seen wearing a pair. I would pick a new pair and love them but as soon as I got them something niggled inside me and the teasing started again in my head. So when MyOptique asked me to review a pair of London Retro glasses I was reluctant at first. I had a look at their website and I instantly fell in love with the vintage style and great selection of colours and shapes. They have something for everyone. I finally decided on Nancy in multicolour. I loved how the blues and reds shone through with the light, I had never seen anything like that before. The case is lovely too, just everything about Nancy is perfect and I haven't taken them off yet. I'm wearing them now as I'm writing this. If you're looking for something a bit different why not head over the MyOptique website and see for yourself.
Nancy by London Retro - MyOptique*