{Day 4} Eyeglasses: Fashion & Beauty For Women Over 40

Well, we’re on a roll, Day 4 and we’re going to talk about those Eyeglasses as a fashion accessory!

It happens to all of us, that first time you try to read something and suddenly it’s blurry.

I remember the first time I realized something was going on with my eyes. I was in the shower and suddenly I couldn’t see which bottle was the shampoo and which bottle was the conditioner. I’m pretty sure I screamed!

From that day forward I knew that eyeglasses were going to be my new fashion accessory. That’s how I look at them–a fashion accessory.

 Things that age you when picking out eyewear:

  • Dated frames
  • Boring frames
  • Frames that drop downward (remember at our age everything needs to lift up!)
  • Metal frames
  • Rimless glasses
  • An eyeglass necklace (this is a no-no!)
  • Bifocals
  • Squinting (this causes wrinkles, wear glasess!)

Eyeglasses can make you look smart, sexy, and chic. (But if you can wear contacts or have Lasik surgery these are great options to look young and hip.)

Things to remember when picking out eyeglasses:

  • If you need bifocals (which I do) opt for the “invisible bifocals”.  There’s no line on these so they don’t scream old lady. 🙂
  • If you only need readers buy several trendy pairs. These can make you look smart and trendy.
  • Make sure the glasses fit your face. The top of your frame should be at the bottom of the brow but not over it. You don’t want to see the brow in your lens.
  • Frames are a fashion statement and a great way to wear designer labels. I spent a little more money buying a designer label but I wear them everyday so I’m getting my money’s worth. My eyeglasses are by Donna Karen.

Okay, do you wear glasses? Were you shocked, like me, when you started to see things getting blurry? 

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Beauty For the Heart~~As I was doing this post, I kept thinking of the song I sang as I child: Oh be careful little eyes what you see, Oh be careful little eyes what you see, For the Father up above He is looking down with love, Oh be careful little eyes what you see!

Matthew 6:22 says, “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light.”

Let’s be careful what we see and what we watch! Have a blessed day!

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  1. I am reading through all of these but I am at a loss. Why would you say that wire rims and rimless glasses are a no-no for women over forty? I think that is just a trend right now. Frankly, I can’t stand the plastic frames people are wearing because they scream grade school or cheap, reading glasses no matter how pricey they are. But…that is just my opinion. I have had plastic frames twice recently (both designer) and found them so depressing I wouldn’t wear them.

  2. So glad that I have found this. I am getting ready to make an eye appt. I need new glasses. I used to wear contacts but my allergies got so bad that I was always rubbing my eyes. I have wore glasses for at least 15 years now.

  3. I’d recommend two other things. If you wear glasses all the time, spring for the hi-index frames (super thin) for those with advanced nearsightedness AND an anti-glare coating such as Crisol.

  4. I have heard those multifocal lenses are difficult to wear Teresa. My eye doctor mentioned them to me a long time ago. Maybe I should look into them but I had a hard time wearing regular contacts.
    Thanks for the info!

  5. This isn’t true. You can get monovision or multifocal lenses. The latter might require some trial and error, but the result is worth it. I’ve always worn gas permeables and my vision is bad so it was a no-brainer. Bifocals and readers just made me fell dizzy and sick all the time. the soft are OK, but the gas perms give crystal clear vision and are cheaper in the long run. CTD

  6. I’ve need reading glasses for a while now, and I am sure it’s about time I get bifocals. It’s so hard to read and even my large print Bible is hard to read. You are so fashionable. I just love you!

  7. The good thing about bifocals is you can wear them all the time if you want. I was starting to wear my readers all the time and things far away would be blurry. 🙂
    Have a great weekend,

  8. Loved the blog! I have never thought that our glasses could age us! I mean thankfully I am getting my iLASIK procedure done in a few days. But I will be passing this blog onto my other 40 something friends, since most of them have glasses of some sorts.

  9. Haha – even though a chain will age me I plan on getting one. I am pretty near sighted, so when I read or craft wearing my ‘for distance’ glasses makes it difficult to see things up close, so I am forever taking them off and losing them or pushing them up on my head which then tangles in my hair. I tried a type of bifocal but it didn’t help that much, so granny chain it is 😀

  10. Yes, I was absolutely shocked when I turned 40 last year and couldn’t see! I kept getting irritated that the writing on labels was getting so small I couldn’t read it. And then I realized, whoops! It’s not the writing it’s my eyes 😎

  11. I had to wear contacts back in the 4th grade ’cause one lens of glasses would have had to be coke bottle thick. I still wear contacts, but I do need to get a pair of glasses for the days when I really don’t want to have to put my contacts in

  12. Yes, I must break down and get bifocals soon. I have been using readers for several years now. I usually have them on my head when I’m not reading something. Never could bring myself to use those necklace/chain thingies. I’m so used to having glasses on my head, I feel like something is missing if I have them off. How sad is that? LOL

  13. Hey Cyndi! You look so cute in your glasses. I wear glasses all of the time, my eye problem won’t allow for contacts. My glasses are virtually the same as yours except mine are tortoise. I love ’em!

  14. Love your blog. Just happened across it a couple of weeks ago. I”m as Admin. Asst. to five pastors in NC and just wanted to thank you for your godly counsel and uplifting advice and encouragement to ladies. Your tips on glasses today is very timely as I have an eye check up appt on Monday. Thinking about going “frameless” this go round. I shared you “bangs” post with a friend at choir practice last night. Perfect timing as well. Thanks again and God bless.

  15. cyndi, just want to let you know that i read ur fashion for hair post the other day. after answering, “yes” to every question, i literally picked up the phone and made a hair appointment. today i have a cute short hair cut and i’m loving it. obviously, ur blog post had an effect on me. Thanks! (ps – i had to get graduated bifocals a couple years ago. i was in denial for a while prior to that.)

  16. Hey Cyndi… I still follow you, and even tho’ I’m not over 40 I’ll comment 🙂 Love your glasses. I’ve been wearing them since I was young. Have a wonderful day 🙂

  17. I totally understand! You’ll appreciate this…I knew I needed “readers” when I put my loupes back on to write up a chart after finishing a pt. Pretty sad, huh? I really believe the loupes made my eyesight worse. Certainly it could not have been the creepy little number 40…which was 7 yrs ago:) Anyway, I have now embraced the readers and I have a cute pair with an animal print I picked up at WalMart for a great price.

  18. I am in this club. I also had the shower shampoo/conditioner event!!! It is a shock. My final straw was putting conditioner on first. I now use readers and have converted to a mono vision contact. I do like my reading glasses in funky patterns and have a couple expensive ones from the dr office and a variety of cheaper ones. Might as well have fun with it! I also look over the shampoo/conditioner bottles now to remember which way the cap goes! Thanks for all your great sharing! I love your wholesome, Christian, practical ideas!

  19. well I’ve been wearing glasses since the 4th grade..when icouldnt read a sign that said be ware of gators! You’ve seen my latest picture. I love my glasses. Tried contact’s again a few years ago but have been wearing glasses for so long I didn’t like the way I looked without them. I think I might be needing bifocals soon tho!