Houston, we have a problem. Of the “cat eye glasses” variety. (Which is the absolute WORST kind, isn’t it?)
The problem is that there don’t seem to be enough cat eye glasses in the world for me right now. They’re like the full skirts of the eye-wear world: no matter how many pairs of them I have, there’s always just one more pair that will complete my collection nicely. Well, with this latest pair, I think my collection might finally be complete. No, really.
These were a gift from Ozeal, and yes, they’re a classic, cat eye shape. And yes, they’re really quite similar to some of my other pairs of cat eye glasses. In the few days that I’ve had them, though, these glasses have already become firm favourites (Er, don’t tell the other pairs I said that, will you?). I find the brown frames softer and more flattering than the black versions I have, and they’re a little more versatile than the purple pair (Which are my second favourites: shhh!). If I could change one thing, it would be the fact that my hand appears to be permanently stuck to the frames, but when you only have one “I’m taking an awkward selfie” pose, that’s pretty much par for the course, unfortunately.
I’m something of a veteran of online glasses-ordering now (By which I mean “I’ve done it three times, so obviously I know everything.”), and once again, the process was pain-free. Actually, it really made me wish you could have your eyes tested online too: as a hypochondriac, I find the whole eye-testing thing a complete ordeal, especially the “we will now blow air directly into your eyeball” bit. Compared to that, ordering the glasses is about as much fun as you can have when you’re shopping for something that isn’t a 50s-inspired dress. The only slightly tricky bit was having to get Terry to measure my pupillary distance, but to give Terry due credit, when I approached him with a tape measure, saying, “You have to measure the distance between my pupils now, OK?” he didn’t even bat an eyelid. (You, of course, can have this done by a professional, if you prefer. It’s probably a good idea.)
And with that, my cat eye glasses collection is complete. Probably.