I had a voucher for a free pair of glasses, only the voucher only covered the most basic plastic lens. Considering I am twice legally blind without corrective eye wear, basic plastic lenses in my prescription are comically thick. Not to be one to pass up on free glasses I decided to not only get the basic plastic lens of ridiculous thickness, I also decided to find the most ridiculous frame possible to encase the comically large pieces of plastic.

I picked the most outrageous pair of glasses I could find on purpose. They are giant, round, plastic and purple with silver hearts at the temples.

new glasses, sleeping baby.

That way if anyone were to be puzzled by my choice (which there have been many) they would have to wonder “I’m sure she’s aware of how silly those glasses are because she’s wearing them out in public.

I wear silly glasses on purpose.

ridiculous glasses.

And you know what?

They are the most comfortable well working pair of glasses I have ever owned and I love them.

(You can also just prepare yourself now for cats in EVERY. PICTURE. EVER. from now until the end of time because we officially adopted the coolest cats ever.)


  1. Awesome! Love how you used the freebies to your advantage!

    Casey Reply:

    @pgoodness, The optician in you is probably dying a little inside.

  2. Love silly glasses – I mean, if you have to wear them should really WEAR THEM!! (said from behind my bright blue/green/red & painted plastic frames!)

    Casey Reply:

    @Beth, There was a girl in Canada who had GLITTER GLASSES.
    They were amazing.

    Beth Reply:

    @Casey, Leave it to Toronto to have the best specs! Glitter must have been awesome!!

  3. Oh, darling, they’re DIVINE! I recently watched that Gloria Steinem doc on HBO and the eyewear was so LARGE and in CHARGE and GLORIOUS like this. Mind telling us where you got ’em?

    — Jenn.

    Casey Reply:

    @Jenn, Large, in charge and free. Heh. I’ll be Gloria’s were slightly more. 😉

  4. And this is why I’ve always been jealous of people with bad eyes – the ability to accessorize your eyes! NO FAIR!

    Casey Reply:

    @ClassyFabSarah, But you can buy fake ones at Claire’s for $5!

  5. I want them, and I want them NOW!!! First, I love purple. Second, I have been trying to find HUGE ala ’80’s frames well, since the 80’s!! I too have a strong prescription and now add bifocals and those stupid super small lenses just don’t cut it. Would you be so kind as to email me the make and model? Thx.!!

    Casey Reply:

    @Lee Laughlin, We must take photos together in our old lady glasses.

  6. LOL That cat does not look like he/she is thrilled at all to have its photo taken for the entire world to gawk over.

    I also have a voucher for FREE glasses also. I am just legally blind but, alas my lens are also thick – oh and add me some bifocals also! Oh yeah baby!!! I wonder if I shouldn’t go get me some outrageous ultra groovy specs also? mmm I will get back to you on that! 😉

    Casey Reply:

    @Shari, I’m beginning to realize that Percy looks really grumpy pretty much all of the time, one of those faces.

  7. Jessica V. says:

    *snort* HA! Those are amazing! So funnny. MEOW!!

    Casey Reply:

    @Jessica V., I wish I could have put glasses on him.

  8. love them! i recently did the same thing – i got the most hipster round glasses and love how ridiculous they look. i have the same problem with the Rx strength, so i figure the thick frames disguise most of the lenses anyway!

    p.s. what is considered legally blind? i’ve always wondered but can’t find a concrete answer on google!

    Casey Reply:

    @Tara, I’m just over a -5 which is considered twice for driving at least…

    Tara Reply:


    oh dear – i’m -7 in one eye in glasses and -6 in contacts. even lasik can’t help me now.

  9. Pretty sure I had that same pair, minus the hearts, when I was 8 and they were the coolest glasses I had ever seen. So you’re not silly, you are the height of 8 year old style and glamour and you ROCK those specs!

    Casey Reply:

    @Joules, Oh man, my eight year old glasses were TRAGIC. Blue speckled metal, and HUGE.

  10. You rock those glasses. I’m just sayin’.

    Casey Reply:

    @lceel, I’m currently wearing them AND footed pajamas with penguins on the toes.
    Cody gave up.

  11. I like them, but you look like a total hipster. 🙂

    Casey Reply:

    @Misty @ The Family Math, I’m way too Mormon to be Hipster (especially considering I had to look up hipster on Urban Dictionary.)

  12. Actually, those glasses somehow look CUTE on you! 😉

    Casey Reply:

    @Carolyn, It’s because your grandma probably wears the same ones, I know mine does.

  13. Close up of the hearts please and thank you! And p.s. You look pretty awesome in them!

    Casey Reply:

    @Shan, Heh. I’m not sure how to do such a thing but I’ll figure it out!

  14. Oh those are completely fabulous!

    Casey Reply:

    @tracy@sellabitmum, Oh thank you darling.

  15. The glasses. The cats. Love it all!

    Casey Reply:

    @suzanne @ pretty swell, I’m pretty happy with my life decisions. Except for dinner tonight. Meh.

  16. I don’t know… I kind like them for reals.

    I seriously need to get my eyes checked.

  17. Um… wait. Not that I meant I had to get my eyes checked BECAUSE I like the glasses. Totally different thoughts.

    *smack palm to forehead*

    Casey Reply:

    @Colleen, Whatever, you want dorky glasses too. 😉

  18. I completely endorse wearing goofy glasses on purpose. I save being ironic for everything else.

    Casey Reply:

    @Arianne, Ah yes! I thought of you when I put them on and decided to OWN THEM.

  19. One: I love them.

    Two: I can’t wait for big glasses to come back in. These little teeny glasses are actually super limiting in terms of peripheral vision. A great big lens would mean I can see everywhere, not just around the limit of these stupid teeny fashionable lenses.

    Three: To that end, I bought a pair of big prescription sunglasses. However, whenever I wear them they freak me out because it seems like the floor is deeper than it should be. Is this a normal phenomenon with big glasses? Go, put them on and look at the floor and report back. 😉

    Casey Reply:

    @zchamu, I nearly fall down the last step EVERY TIME.

    Glad to know it’s not just me.

    But the peripheral vision IS AMAZING.

  20. I got silly glasses on purpose, too. The year I wore them was the most fun I’ve had in a while. The latest glasses I got are more boring, and I miss my giant, ridiculous frames. You’ve inspired me to get a new pair.


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