love your glasses

When I was about 11 years old, my mom took me to see a play. I can’t remember exactly what show it was – probably because, at the time, I couldn’t see it very well. As we were driving home from the performance, my mom rattled off her favorite parts of the performance and engaged me in conversation. It was then that we both realized I needed prescription glasses. The show had, literally, been a blur for me.

My first pair of glasses were pure ugly. My dad convinced me to pick oversized tortoise frames and lenses with a brown gradient tint. Looking back, it was no coincidence that boys wouldn’t look at me twice. But seriously, even though they weren’t the best looking glasses, they completely changed my life. For the first time in years, I could see. I mean really see. My hazy window to the world was suddenly crystal clear and I started to truly blossom.


daneen baird glasses
Since then, my taste in glasses has improved exponentially. I stopped taking advice from my dad and chose frames that spoke to me at that point in my life. Now that I’ve been sporting glasses for the past 25 years, it’s cool to look back on old photos and see what kind of frames I was wearing. It’s funny how a simple pair of glasses reminds me of who I was at that moment in time. I’ve worn wire-rimmed, nerd chic frames. I’ve also done the over sized hipster-ish glasses. I’ve had several pair of angular, slightly cat-eye frames. And I even had ones with animal print arms (I love leopard).

Daneen Baird Leisl Eyeglasses

I recently watched this commercial and it cleverly summed up my experience as a prescription glasses wearer.

It’s true that glasses are more than just vision correctors. They frame how you see the world and how others see you. They’re the ultimate accessory and an outward reflection of your unique personality and style. If you’re in the market for your first or a new pair, surf on over to They carry a wide-range of styles and name brands, make custom lenses in their in-house lab and offer 3D virtual try-on technology so you can easily find your perfect pair.


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