On the 28th of December 2016 I bought my first pair of glasses. I've been short sighted for more than a decade, but only very slightly so, and it had never been worth my while getting glasses. That's changed in the last six months or so, it's finally gotten to the point where it causes me minor issues every day (especially now I'm commuting in the dark). So cue eye test and the inevitable pair of spectacles. I still have a really mild prescription; very slightly short-sighted.
It took more than 30 minutes to choose frames, and a week-and-a-half wait for a fitting appointment (busy time of year, apparently). I've been interminably excited about them too, as some of my friends are acutely aware. I sprang for designer frames in the end, thankfully taking advantage of a promotion available through my employer to reduce the cost. I really like solid frames (I was being counselled to opt for frameless or half-frames) and managed to find some that were plain and fairly elegant; totally working for my minimalist aesthetic tendencies.
Now I just have to weather my colleagues' comments on Monday!