I got new glasses at the end of the year. I had FSA money to use, and so I ran out and got some fabulous glasses.
They are everything I could ever want in an eyeglass, but for one thing.
They're made by Lafont, a trendy, spendy French brand. They are greenish, as you may or may not be able to tell in the picture, with a subtle purple pattern that shows when you turn them at an angle. They sound hideous, but the overall effect is really subtle and pretty.
Somehow, this potentially ugly color/pattern combination blends really well with my pale skin and blonde hair.
They're also shaped as kind of a rounded cat-eye. I had a brief fear of looking like a Far Side lady, but I have been assured that I don't.
But here's the thing. They stick out more on the sides than I'm used to.
Which would be fine if I were a normally coordinated human being.
Which I am not.
And so I keep banging them into the things - the edge of open doors, mainly - and slamming the side of my glasses into it. Which then shoves them hard against the bridge of my nose. Which hurts. As you may imagine.
I've currently got little red marks on both sides of my nose.
I know, I know, the solution is simple. Stop walking into doors.
This is easier said than done. For some of us.