It is funny what goes through your mind when you are trying to choose a pair of glasses. It is difficult to find a pair that you like for a number of reasons. The biggest reason for me was vanity. I am not used to seeing myself in glasses and no matter what ones I tried on they did not suit my sense of fashion or my sense of myself. I am not normally particularly choosy when it comes to fashion, if it is comfortable for me to wear and I like the style then I can generally be in and out of a store in 10 minutes and be comfortable with what I purchased, but not with glasses.
Fortunately I waited until my wife could come with me to choose a pair and so, given she was the most likely one to have to look at me in them, she made her choice.
The more I thought about the issue of wearing glasses the fashion vanity issue faded away and I was faced with a vanity that is far more powerful than a label. If I wear glasses, I am admitting a weakness. I do not like to admit that I have a weakness. I have spent most of my life being physically, mentally and emotionally assured, can play almost all sports at a reasonable level, can understand things quickly and can deal with everything I have had thrown at me to this point in my life.
I guess my humanity frightens me.