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Glasses save lives. They allow many to function, to work and play, when otherwise they could not. Some of us love our glasses! Some people like glasses so much—particularly the effect on others—they wear them with plain lenses. What do you think about wearing lenses?

Boon or bane, hate ’em love ’em: we need our visual correction. Give glasses their due.

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This is our story of glasses: yours, mine, Benjamin Franklin’s and the celebrity sporting a stunning pair. Here, you may share your story or research on glasses; your glasses origin story; how they work, or don’t; your triumphs and troubles with lenses, previous writers inspire us.

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5 thoughts on ““I Love My Glasses”

  1. Chrissy Baclagan

    Wearing glasses is like alcohol. There are different varieties that are all conveniently placed in an aisle – some looking pretty, some dull, some exotic – they’re all there, waiting to be purchased. You begin to know what you what, choosing the drinks that makes you feel good about yourself.

    Then, there are the days where you absolutely find some drinks distasteful. The ones you know you never want to touch again, or for a few days at least. At times, your stomach begins to hurt, making you want to stop and take a break. It doesn’t last because you end up forcing yourself, grudgingly.

    I’ve been wearing glasses since I was in second grade. Now, I’m in my twenties. I’ve been wearing glasses for nearly two-thirds of my life. Wearing them hasn’t always been fun – sometimes despising them – but now, I can’t live without my glasses. I’ve found the one drink for me after so many years of taste-testing.

    -Chrissy Baclagan

  2. Trilla Pando

    Oh say, can you see?

    First grade
    The school nurse said ‘eye doctor.’
    Peering through her own wire framesMother said
    ‘She’s too pretty to wear glasses.’

    Second grade
    Crash! I bump into my sister’s bike.
    ‘Looks like she needs gl. . . .’
    To Daddy,Mother said
    ‘She’s too pretty to wear glasses.’

    Third grade
    Empty Easter basket at the hunt.
    ‘I didn’t see any eggs.’
    To the hostess, Mother said
    ‘She’s too pretty to wear glasses.’

    Fourth grade
    No homework, again.
    ‘It was on the board.’
    To the teacher, Mother said
    ‘She’s too pretty to wear glasses.’

    Last night
    I’m off to the party
    Not missing a thing.
    To me, I say
    ‘I’m gorgeous in my new yellow glasses.’

    -Trilla Pando

  3. Manon Boudreau

    My son is 11 years old. When he was 2, he was diagnosed with autism and at the age of 7 he received his first pair of glasses. He was excited and chose a pair he felt made him look like a spy. They had blue frames and made him look very handsome.

    Given his diagnosis, we anticipated some challenges. He is quite distracted and as such the glasses have been misplaced numerous times. They have been found in several interesting places. To name a few, we have found them under his bed, in the fridge, in the dog’s kennel and in a bowl of fruits.

    Shortly after receiving his glasses, when having a tantrum he would throw them. They were flung across rooms, at people, at walls and once in a pool. This has resulted in having to replace his glasses 5 times in a year.

    Thankfully, this behavior was addressed and the glasses are no longer thrown in anger. We do however still find them in humorous places.

    -Manon Boudreau

    • Nancy Gustafson

      I have a great-grandson with 1P36 Deletion Syndrome. When he was very young his white glasses on his baby face made him look like a little bug. Even with glasses he couldn’t see well. He is four now, and a recent operation fixed his eyes–a great blessing. But I miss that precious little bug face. Blessings to you and your son.

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