I am a little over 45.5 years old and my eyes aren’t working properly. I need progressives. I hate wearing glasses because I am vain, but now it is time, I’m afraid, to bite the bullet. I spent at least an hour trying on every frame at my optometrist’s office, after having had a very interesting conversation with him about early punk rock. I narrowed my choices down to these three, and I would really appreciate your input. Which should I get?
This pair resembles a pair of reading glasses I bought for 99 cents and on which I have received compliments. I think that with my hair side-parted and held with a barette and these frames I would look like someone about to be put on a train to Dachau. I mean that in the best possible way; they have that 30s in Berlin kind of vibe.
This is the pair I’m afraid I like the best, but are they just too outrageously dorky? Devo glasses. The woman who worked the front desk at the eye doctor’s said, “They’re too big for your face, but you might be able to get away with them.” To me, they say “well below 14th St.”
And then there’s these, which seem to me like a kind of compromise between the two:
What do you think? A, B, or C? Or none of the above? I would really appreciate your comments.
OK, wait, there are two other possibilities: glasses I already own.
I think these are cool: REAL vintage. But Gary says I look like an old lady in them (isn’t that sort of the point?):
and then these, which I like, but I’m not sure they are big enough for progressive lenses:
I know I’m awfully flushed and sweaty here, but it’s like 90 degrees in my room at the moment