Frame by Frame

STORY BY: JADE INGLADA

I lived without eyeglasses all the way through high school, squinting through class or asking my friends to borrow their notes. I was too stubborn to admit that I needed something to help me see.

Once I reached college, though, I got my first pair of glasses. They were red -- not an in-your-face shade of red, but dark enough that the color was hard to pick up unless you looked closely.

It’s been almost eight years since then, and somewhere along the way, my glasses became more than just vision correctors. I rotate between three sets of frames and consider them all an extension of my personality. Each pair reflects a different mood. What’s more, they’re stylish.

Talk to anyone who wears glasses regularly, and you’ll hear similar sentiments. Being a “four-eyes” has never looked so good.

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Here’s what a trio of Dig editors think their glasses say about them.

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Caitlyn Mendoza: My glasses are my face, they’re a part of me. There are days when I forget my glasses, and people look at me and ask what’s different about me. It’s because everyone knows my glasses are a part of me! Some even ask why I never switch to contacts. Sure, it would be nice, but I’ve come to love my glasses, and I know I can pull them off well. My glasses are my everyday accessory.

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Taylor Williams: I went into my optometrist's office to get new glasses with my usual rectangular frames, but left with a circular pair the consultant talked me into getting. I decided to go with them because they weren't very popular at the time, and I thought they would be a different look. I think they describe me because they're fun and unique.

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Grester Celis-Acosta: My glasses represent who I am, even though I didn't start wearing them until after high school. I tend to go with the more rectangular shaped glasses because they feel more comfortable for me. I’ve never considered getting contacts because I’ve seen people struggle with them. I do really hate getting dust on my lenses. It’s probably the most annoying thing about glasses. But for the most part I love my glasses, and it shows how comfortable I am with them and with myself.

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