WDYT: New specs and sunnies

I went in for an eye exam because I'm having more trouble with reading up close. My prescription has changed (R eye has improved) and it's been 4 years since I got new glasses, so it's time for new ones. She said I could try progressives if I wanted to, but it was only going to be +0.75 additional so she said it probably wouldn't be worth it. Do any of you wear progressive lenses? I didn't order them but am wondering if I should have.

Here are the top picks of the pairs I tried on. I wish I could have asked you all before I ordered, but I was in a bit of a rush--the baby was hungry and we had to get back home to let the nanny off, so I went ahead and just picked my two favorites, one red and one brown (I like having color options to match my outfits). What do you think of these (1 & 2) vs. the runner-ups (3 & 4)? It will take two weeks, so if you really think I made a mistake I can try to cancel my order right away. Sorry for the bad pics with the funny facial expressions and lens glare. I feel like these glasses looked better in the mirror than they do in these pics. I also bought a pair of prescription sunglasses (5). I really liked them so I didn't pick a runner up.

Thanks for your advice!

The ones I picked/ordered:
1. Prada red plastic frame--it was between this and #3, but I (and the sales clerk) preferred the chunkier frame (she said it looked more modern). I also like the cat eye-ish shape.
2. Guess brown plastic frame--DH wasn't a fan of the red and green stripes at the side--he said it was a Gucci logo/symbol. It didn't bother me though and I liked the shape and tortoiseshell color.
The runner-ups:
3. Nine West reddish metallic--DH picked these and they were his favorite. I like them too and it was hard to decide between 1 & 3. This one has nose pads and a thinner frame than the others. I guess this one is a more classic look whereas 1 is a little more geeky/funky. Which one do you think looks better on me?
4. Ray-Ban violet plastic frames--the inside of these glasses are lavender, which is not my color, but the outside looks black or dark violet.

Also got a pair of sunglasses.
5. LaCoste sunglasses. I liked these a lot.
6. Bonus baby pic at the optometrist!
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10 Comments

  • CocoLion replied 4 years ago
    OMG baby pic is so adorable!  This is the first I've seen of the tiny bundle.

    My choice is #3 followed by #1.  So I agree with DH (and I looked at the pictures before I read the detail.)  Love the sunnies!
  • goldenpig replied 4 years ago

    Thanks Denise! Do you think it would be too similar/redundant to have pairs 1 & 3 instead of 1 & 2?

  • lyn67 replied 4 years ago
    Love the sunnies and specs nr 2. (and of course, the little dwarf:-)).
  • Diana replied 4 years ago
    I like the two you picked!  The only one I don't like is #4.

    Cute mama & baby pic!
  • goldenpig replied 4 years ago
    Thanks lyn and Diana!

    Bumping for Angie!
  • Kim replied 4 years ago
    I have progressive lenses and I don't like them for reading at all.  They are fine for a couple of minutes (like reading an ingredient list, or a prescription bottle) but for longer sit down read they are annoying! There's only a *tiny* field of vision at the bottom of the glasses that's good for reading smaller print.  You have to tilt your head to a weird angle to be able to use it at all and it often goes in and out of focus if you move your head a bit.  They are fine for my distance problems, (larger field) but don't have really bad eyes anyway, so I rarely wear them at all.  Usually just for watching TV or driving and I can do both without if I need to. 
  • Glory replied 4 years ago
    My fave is baby! Then #3.
  • rae replied 4 years ago
    I like #3 also - I feel like they open up your eyes more than #1. Love the sunnies!
  • deb replied 4 years ago
    I like the ones you ordered. #1 does look more current to me and they will be a nice change from #2. I wear progressives because I need the bifocals and do not want the 'old lady' line. I also have special lens so my eyes do not look like pin heads like they used to. Technology has done wonderful things for our eyewear.
  • Angie replied 4 years ago
    Love the Sunnies!

    Natalie, I like #3 the least. I find them overly conservative and not a good match for your style - although they fit well. Sorry, Mr. Natalie :(

    I LOVE #1! Absolutely KILLER, and the best by a long shot to my eye. No contest. Modern, yet refined and ladylike. This is you :)

    The shape of #2 is great too, but tortoiseshell is not the best shade for your complexion.

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