Here’s me making a spectacle of myself in my new Osiris glasses from Specsavers, which along with many other bloggers, we were lucky to receive at the London launch party back in July. Jo and I popped along to choose our frames a few weeks ago and after a good hour of deliberating I choose these tortoiseshell B29 flexie-hinge frames. Now that I’ve been wearing them for a month or so, I can confirm that I am tickled pink with them!
In fashion glasses are usually associated with geek chic or the ol’ sexy teacher image. While I am obviously always in the library (…), after coming across this colourful setting in Bristol one day I thought it was too good an opportunity to pass up.
If you’ve ever spent any time with me, you will know that I’m a pretty clumsy fool. Having previously run face first into a glass door, belly-flopped onto some scorching hair straighteners and dislocated my thumb whilst plaster casting my own wrist, you get the idea why I REALLY had to ensure these glasses were scratch resistant. I’m constantly dropping, squishing and squashing my frames as I’m too featherbrained to put them in their case when they are not on my face. These frames are both scratch resistant and durable.
The diameter and depth of these single vision lenses create a good area of vision, with no peripheral blur. A slight negative is that you can see the frames of the glasses while you are wearing them. I am used to wearing quite thick rimmed glasses, so this doesn’t bother me but you may want to avoid these particular frames if that is a bugbear of yours.
In spite of this, due to the lightweight design of the frames I often forget that I’m wearing them. Also, unlike my older frames (seen here), they rest lightly on the nose and ears without causing a pesky mark.