Hi guys, time for another quite ‘personal’ post! Let me start with going back in time. I was about 6 years old when I noticed some difficulties in my sight at school. While fellow class member saw everything that happened in front of the class room perfectly, I had troubles seeing everything clear. One eye doctor appointment later, it was time for my first pair of glasses. My parents let me pick a colourful pair of oval frames and I was all set for the next couple of years.
But then there was high school – and puberty I must have been about 12 or 13 years old when I noticed that I was about the only one in class wearing glasses. Not that big of a deal of course but at that age I wanted to fit in as much as possible. And with my correction of about -3 I couldn’t live without my glasses anymore. With my grandfather being an optician, we decided it wouldn’t hurt if I started experimenting with contact lenses. It took me about 2 hours to learn how to wear them properly but after that I was all set. The next 5 years I wore my contacts non-stop. In class, at home or even to sleep when I didn’t feel like taking them out. I had a correction of about -5 at that time so I was quite addicted to the wear of them. But at the age of 18, the first problems started to occur. My eyes were so dry because of wearing contacts all the time that I started to have eye irritations on a regular basis and sometimes my contacts would just fall out in the middle of the day. The verdict of the eye doctor was clear: I could never wear contacts again. And so that’s what I did in the next couple of years. I bought myself some pairs of goodlooking frames and found out wearing glasses wasn’t actually that bad.
At the age of 23 I started experimenting with contacts again, just once in a while, trying to find the right balance between wearing glasses and contacts. I must admit that when you’re used to wearing contacts, it’s not always easy to wear glasses again. Wearing glasses sometimes makes you feel like your sight is less broad or sharp. Especially if you have such a big correction like me, with -8,00 (I know, that’s a loooot!) You guys usually see me wearing my contacts for events and outfit shoots, but what you probably don’t know is that I usually take my contacts out as soon as I get home.
About two months ago, I got myself a new pair of stylish glasses, perfect to even wear them outside with my streetstyle looks once in a while, for traveling, and of course when I work from home. I went for some classy tortoise Prada frames, not too small nor too big, just the perfect pair of versatile glasses. For the lenses inside the frames, I’m currently trying the ‘EnergizeMe’ technology from Zeiss and I couldn’t be more happy to be honest. These glasses are designed especially for people like me, who wear their contacts a lot and are looking for an eye stress relieving alternative when they take them out. These glasses re-boost your eyes with energy, especially when your watching TV, working on your laptop or browsing on your phone thanks to the special coating, and all of this without giving in on the sharpness of your sight.
I guess I just found myself the perfect balance between contacts and glasses, thank you Zeiss!