Of course, we all know this is bullshit, especially in Brooklyn, where apparently every woman under the age of 30 is required to wear glasses with frames that I wore in the 80's. That said, I am still to this day somewhat self-conscious when I wear my glasses instead of my contacts. It's not that I don't like my glasses -- I do. I even like just having the option of wearing them if the mood strikes. But I think I am able to hide behind them in some way -- maybe I become a little quieter, more hesitant, bordering on shy (I know, I know, hard to imagine, but shy on the Laren spectrum, at least). At this time of year at work, when it's all about spreadsheets, crunching numbers and staring at the computer, wearing my glasses is a matter of survival -- if I don't, I end up with a vicious headache and irritated eyes. This usually means that I have to carry my contacts for trips to the gym as well. I've got an eye doc appointment next week and might even consider a second pair, for fashion's sake, and because hey -- I kinda like them!
PS -- This is my favorite pic of me in my old glasses; I've got different ones now, which I also like.