When I was first prescribed spectacles I was pretty fed up. The styles available were fairly dire and I spent most of my youth in contact lenses. I only really swapped to glasses when I found I needed varifocals. Since then I have rather enjoyed wearing glasses, but have been irritated at the fact that they seem to come in such a limited range of colours. Like the old days of shoes, it seems to be mainly black or brown. Or metal, which can be nice.
Yet in many other European countries – Italy, Scandinavia and Spain – they seem to have a much wider range of glasses and when we travel we often like to browse in the shops when we are away.
When we were in Bilbao we came across Mo Eyewear, a Barcelona based firm, that sells glasses with basic lenses for around 77 Euros for two pairs through the Multiopticas shop. Quite keen pricing, so Nick and I went in. We both got our eyes tested there and then and found the service was quite wonderful, even on a Saturday.
In London we tend to rely on Specsavers, which is a good shop in terms of service, but there is nothing like the range of colours in grey England, compared to sunny Spain. I think it is the same with cars – they all seem to be silver or black.
I liked all of them! I did buy a pair and I will show you when they arrive. But mainly I was really pleased with the wide choice of colours on offer. While I admit I wasn’t tempted by the yellow or light pink ones for everyday use, I was impressed that I could have any colour I wanted Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Green, Turquoise, Bright blue, navy, purple, white and clear.Even wood look – for the Natural types.
I wondered if I could find a pair to match my “radiant orchid” sandals.
I tend to wear my purple glasses everyday, although I have some dark brown ones too. But in an ideal world I would change my frames to match my outifts.
Do you like wearing glasses? Would you ideally match your glasses to your outfit, or is that just too extravagant?