Two days ago, I attended the Fashion Forward Conference in New York City with the always awesome @ShopwithRobin. On the agenda: learning from some of the best and most noted names in fashion and blogging, plus tips and tricks for writing fashion/beauty editorials (as you may have noticed, I’m a bit of a clothing/makeup junkie).
Now normally, the first thing I’d do for a fashion event is pop in my contact lenses. I’ve long detested wearing glasses and often felt “prettier” with my contacts in – and, it’s a well known fact that glasses make a gal look geeky, right? Right?
Nah, I don’t believe that either, at least not anymore. In fact, I now view my glasses as part of my “look” – and sometimes, an outfit actually looks better to me when I’m rocking my dark frames.
Waffle Cardigan, Joe Fresh
Active Tee, Joe Fresh
Leggings, Joe Fresh
Boots, Browns Couture
Five years ago, I NEVER would have worn glasses to a public event! It would take a (pretty awful) eye infection to keep me out of my contacts… but today, not only do I include my glasses as a fashion statement – I work ‘em!
Of course, my “eye love” doesn’t end with my frames – I also happen to take my eye health more seriously than the average 30-something. From prior posts you’ll recall that due to my grab bag of eye issues and hereditary time bombs, I’ve had to see an ophthalmologist twice a year, every year… for the past 15 years.
So at the risk of sounding repetitive, PLEASE see a licensed optician to fill your eyeglasses/contact lens prescriptions. Opticians are trained to take proper anatomical measurements, make appropriate initial and ongoing adjustments to eyewear and to perform thorough pre- and post-assessment of contact lenses to ensure vision health and safety, comfort, peak performance and clear accurate vision.
You’ll recall that visitors at Yorkdale Shopping Centre were treated to the Licensed Optician’s never-been-done-before interactive display on August 24th – here are some highlights from the event!
Missed the event? Choose your own prize pack with the Love Your Eyes online contest. Simply vote for your favourite prize pack, enter your deets and you’ll have the chance to win the whole kit and kaboodle! The contest ends on September 30th, so you still have a little time to vote for your fave and spread the word to your visually-challenged friends.
This post is sponsored by the Opticians Council of Canada. I Love My Eyes and encourage everyone to regularly stay on top of their eye health.