Well, let's just think about this for a minute, shall we? Kids who wear glasses don't tend to look any older than their peers who don't, thus, I would argue, it is ridiculous to suppose that a 50 year old woman wearing reading glasses must inevitably look a whole decade older than a 50 year old woman who doesn't seem to need them just yet. What having to wear reading glasses can do is cause you to feel a whole lot older than you used to feel, however. In order to avoid feeling older, I recommend the following:
- Instead of thinking of reading glasses as something you have to wear because you're getting older, think of them as super cool accessories you didn't get to experiment with in the past because you hadn't earned the right to wear them until now.
- Treat yourself to more than one pair, not just because they come in so many funky colours these days, you'll be able to find glasses to match all of your outfits, no problem. Having several pairs means you can leave one pair in each of several different handbags and never, ever find yourself out and about and missing your reading glasses ever again.
- Check that you're wearing the right lens, and don't, under any circumstances, allow vanity to cause you to wait too long. In my experience, other people don't tend to notice the fact that you are suddenly having to wear glasses so much as they notice if its difficult for you to see things close up. Not being able to read the numbers on price tags made me feel a lot older than wandering around the local supermarket with a pair of purple specs perched on the end of my nose, and, oh I do so love my new purple specs as well as the purple glasses case Gorgeous Husband bought me to carry them around in.