Time to wear glasses (again)

May 17, 2017


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When I think back to my earliest memories, most of my younger years were spent wearing glasses. I had quite poor sight while growing up, with one pair causing people to make references to Harry Potter. I took it as a compliment at the time, who wouldn’t want to be Harry Potter? But then as I got older, my eyes started improving and eventually I didn’t have to wear them anymore.

I never enjoyed wearing glasses while I was young. I found it a pain to always have to remember them – yes I had a rather crazy social life at the age of seven – forgetting them while off to a friend’s house or leaving them at home when at school. Couple that with the fact that I didn’t have a huge say on the specs I was wearing, cheers Mum.

On my most recent eye test I was told I might need them again soon. It’s nowhere near as daunting and dare I say, quite exciting. I’m not surprised I need them again as my work involves looking at a screen most days.

Now that I know it won’t be long before I’m wearing them again, I’m trying to find the right pair. To kickstart me into actively looking for the right glasses, rather excitingly Specsavers were happy to help. I’m currently wearing two pairs on and off – the Lincoln and Rufus – in order to learn what I feel better in. At the minute, although I like a rounded frame, I feel I’m leaning towards a more rectangular style to suit my face, so I chose to wear the Lincoln style out the house and in Leicester.

With so many styles it’s a lot easier to express personal style with glasses now than when I was younger. For me something like tortoise shell is subtle enough to not detract from my outfit, but gives frames a modern feel. No more Harry Potter jibes! I also felt comfortable and confident wearing them, which is the most important thing when it comes to eyewear.

Plus, is it just me that thinks people in glasses can be trusted more? Now I know Specsavers won’t say this, but I think they do. Anything that makes me look like I know what I’m on about… I’m excited to join the eyewear team when needs must and I think I’ve found the right pairs in both the Lincoln and Rufus.

Photography by Natalie Jade Reading

This post is sponsored by Specsavers. However, all the views about Harry Potter and having to wear glasses again are my own.


  • Reply Jordan Kay May 18, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Everyone finds it odd that I’ve never had an eye test… I have my first one next week at the age of 22 haha. If I need them, I’ll be checking this frames out for sure. Have a great weekend! Jord @

    • Reply Jordan Bunker June 5, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      I’ve been having eye tests since I was little! I hope your eye test went well Jordan.

  • Reply Eshika Roy May 22, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    The glasses look cool. Specsavers really has a nice of collection of specs. I like Rufus the most. I would love to try one of these elegant glasses. It can be worn on any occasion- be it formal or informal. Hope your eyesight gets better soon. Looking forward to reading your next post.

    • Reply Jordan Bunker June 5, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you Eshika! Yes, the Specsavers range has plenty going for it.

  • Reply Matthew Pike May 24, 2017 at 8:59 am

    I actually find it quite hard to find a style that fits my face, hence why you only ever see me in one style…

    Looking forward to seeing you in a pair soon.

    Buckets & Spades

    • Reply Jordan Bunker June 5, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      Ah you’ve definitely found your ‘go-to’ in eyewear that’s for sure. Maybe let’s try and find you a very different choice next time!

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