5 Tips for Wearing Eyeglasses & A Sweepstakes

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I'll never forget the day I was told that I would have to wear glasses. I was sitting in Mrs. Fisher's first grade class and she called on me to answer a question regarding information on the board. I couldn't see the board and I started squinting. She asked me if I was having trouble seeing the board and I said yes.  I went home with a note and the next thing I knew, I was sporting my first pair of glasses.  I just knew my life was over. Glasses back in the day were not fashionable so I braced myself for the 4-eyes and coke-bottle jokes. For the most part, my first pair of glasses weren't that bad. They were just very big for my head at the time (see picture below).  However, not too many people bothered me about my glasses and being able to see was well worth a few digs here and there!

First grade Shasie!
Since those humble beginnings, I've been wearing glasses for eyesight correction...over 20+ years. Nowadays, glasses are worn as an accessory just as much as they are for vision correctness.  People who don't need glasses don them to complete an outfit or project a particular persona (nerdy look, emo, etc.). As an avid wearer of glasses (not a fan of contacts) for the majority of my life, I have learned several tricks when it comes to wearing and styling glasses. Check out some of my tips below:

Finding the perfect pair of frames for your face shape can be a chore. Especially if you're buying them for eyesight correction and can't see to tell what new frames will look like on you! Luckily, VSP has a solution to that problem! You can enter the VSP "Frame Your Fashion" Sweepstakes on Facebook to see what frames work best for you! All you have to do is snap a selfie!

A photo posted by Shasie | Fashion Blogger | HTX (@livelifeinstyle) on

This falls under picking out the perfect frame, but I felt that color was important enough for it's own category. Personally, I stick with dark blue, black or dark brown when it comes to my glasses. I feel those are the most versatile when it comes to every day looks and since I have to wear glasses every day that works for me. However, if I were just picking out glasses as an accessory, I would go for red frames, or even some of the printed frames. VSP has a wide selection of frame shapes and colors! You can check out some of the frame options in the below graphic. 

I'm not a big fan of contacts. This becomes a problem when it's time to wear sunglasses. I can either order prescription sunglasses or transition lenses. I do neither. I discovered that I can wear a large enough pair of non-prescription sunglasses over my eyeglasses.  I've been wearing sunglasses like this for years!  For the most part, people can't tell unless they are really close. If the lenses are really dark on the sunglasses then people can't see your eyeglass frames. Check out this picture below where I'm pulling off this trick!

If I wouldn't have told you, you would have no idea that I'm still rocking my eyeglasses beneath these sunglasses!

Wearing glasses can take away from people being able to see your eyes when there is a reflection. Anti-glare, also called anti-reflective coating, is my favorite lens enhancement.  It's a special coating that lens manufacturers add to lenses to get rid of reflections and light glare. Instead of seeing what you're looking at in the glasses of your eyewear, people will be able to see your eyes.

Even from a distance you can see my eyes with the anti-reflective coating.

A little closer.

Even with the anti-glare, it can sometimes be hard to see your eye makeup while wearing glasses. I tend to apply the color a tad heavier on my eyes, or choose bold colors. I also learned a trick from Estee Lauder Pro-Makeup Artist Jake Johnson, that I should apply more of my eye shadow color between the crease and the eyebrow bone because this part of my eye area sits above the eyeglasses and is more visible.

For my birthday, my makeup artist Amburlee Price knew I'd be wearing glasses for the evening, so she made my eye makeup pop!

What tips and tricks do you use when it comes to wearing glasses? Do you wear glasses for vision correctness or as an accessory? 

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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  1. Great post! I get anti glare and once was the only person in an office group pic who didnt have a flash reflecting on their lenses.

  2. Loving the cat ears for the business look, & your sunglasses over the eyeglasses trick works too well!

  3. Great tips for us four eyed fashionistas! Your style is super cute as well!

  4. You are too cute! I had to get glasses in the 4th grade and finally got contacts in 6th grade because of cheerleading. It wasn't until a couple of years ago that I started wearing my glasses regularly again and I've learned to LOVE them! My frames are really similar to yours so I must say you have great taste :)

  5. Love your glasses! I wear them, but really only at night and on weekends if I'm not doing much. I have been so used to contacts, but you make glasses look super cute!

  6. You definitely rock the glasses look! Love it!

  7. Super cute post! I have always wanted to wear glasses! I even used to pretend to fail the eye exam but it never worked.

  8. Awww! I love the little Shasie pic! And you sure know how to rock a pair of frames. :)

  9. Love this! I wear glasses because I need them. I would say try on a lot of different styles. I never thought I could pull off the cat eye frame, but after trying them, I realized how great they look on.

  10. The little Shasie pic is AMAZING! Thanks for these awesome tips :)

  11. I would have NEVER known you were wearing glasses underneath your sunglasses! Thats such a great trick. We are in the same boat - I had been wearing mine since 2nd grade!! Great, great post!

  12. Great tips! I got glasses when I was in the 5th grade and I hated the idea of having to get them. Now I am all for it. I wear glasses and contacts.

  13. Shasie you can really rock any shape and style!! Loved seeing the pic of you as a kiddo too!


  14. I also wear contacts, but contacts are my BFF. I love sunglasses so much I could never give them up :)
    Have a wonderful evening dear, I truly love stoping by and seeing your post.



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