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  1. I haven’t seen it, nor do i wear glasses but i agree with what you are saying for you, it seems that it is giving the younger generation a bad view of wearing glasses and in effect making themselves less profitable too! !

  2. I don’t wear glasses much but I agree with you and thought exactly the same about the ad. My sister wears glasses and it’s a big part of who she is. You look so pretty with your glasses on, don’t let the ad knock you xx

  3. I haven’t seen the advert myself but I can see how it could knock people’s confidence. I’ve been wearing glasses since I was 10 years old and I believed they made me looked sophisticated and grown up. I loved taking them out of my case and putting them on in the lesson. I felt special. However, that changed when my optician told me I would need to wear them every waking second. I no longer enjoyed wearing them because I had to! Plus, when I wanted to go out with my friends and spend lots of time on my eye-make up, I did not want to cover it up with my glasses so I purchased contact lenses for those occasions. I hope to, one day, afford laser eye surgery.

    I have, often been complimented on my glasses and I do not feel self conscious wearing them in my every day life because I picked out a pair that compliments my face shape and looks quite stylish! No one should feel pressured to get expensive treatment. This is just a choice I made myself.

    Meg x the-writeblog.blogspot.co.uk

    • Thanks for reading honey. I think we the choice is taken from you and your told you have to it does make it less appealing. I’m hope you can one day get the laser treatment. I’ve never tried contacts. I don’t think I would be able to get them as my prescription is really strong so much so that people in my previous opticians would gasp when they read it. X

    • I know. It’s set out in a way that it’s meant to be customers saying how they felt before surgery but you would think that the advertising department would discourage the use of words like unattractive etc. X

  4. rosa1eeen

    I totally understand what you’re saying and yeah i do think they need to be more mindful about their adverts. I myself was teased in school for wearing glasses, i had a multicoloured pair that i thought were cool until the kids picked on me These days i still go for the crazy ones, no f’s given haha!
    Thanks for the post 🙂

    • Oh god old nhs glasses were the worst and caused so much teasing especially as my lenses were so thick. It was dark times but no I don’t care. They improve my vision only slightly but that means I get to see my little boy and family and all the beautiful things in the world slightly more clearer. X .

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