When I was in middle school, I was the doofus that actually wanted braces and glasses. I had this completely ridiculous perception that they were cool, and I was such a loser because I didn’t have either. I actually did have glasses, but since they were only to keep my eyes from getting tired when reading or watching a movie, (and when I did do either of those activities I completely forgot to wear them) they mostly went unworn. FAIL.
I still own a pair of real glasses, but they’re not exactly the cutest, and I’m sure the prescription is out of date — I haven’t worn them in years. But just like in middle school, I’m still completely obsessed with glasses, and happily I’m no longer the minority. Even glasses companies are catching on and selling their glasses with non-prescription lenses (mine are from Firmoo…this style is not available anymore, but there are a few similar ones in their wayfarer section, and Bonlook has a few almost identical pairs in their square framed section!)
I know some people that have just popped the lenses out of old frames and worn their fake glasses that way, but I prefer the non-prescription lenses so as to look as legit as possible. I’m totally one of the cool kids now, right? RIGHT?
Also, in the interest of full disclosure, I have braces right now too. They’re just the invisible kind. My eleven year old self would be groveling in my presence, I’m sure.