I was 7 when I discovered I needed glasses. I was at a Brownie meeting, we were practising singing (for a carol service) and were using a projector to read the songs from. I was sat next to my Mum (Brown Owl) and remember telling her I couldn't read all of the words being projected. She was a bit sceptical because my best friend had just started wearing glasses, she thought I probably just wanted to be the same, but to be on the safe side, she took me to the opticians, and low and behold, they told us I was short sighted. That's the start of my tale. Every year my eyes got worse. I've gone through so many pairs of glasses, I doubt I can even tell you how many, let alone remember what they were all like!! I know when I started wearing them in the late '80s the only things available (and affordable!) where the totally un-stylish, NHS style specs. Not a good look. I am so thankful these days for the range available, eyeglasses are so much more affordable these days.
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I know..I look a bit of a twit! Go on, laugh!
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