It took years of nagging from my parents, but I finally purchased health insurance. It's official — I am covered for the future, come what may. It's a very simple concept, taking small steps to care for yourself now to prevent bigger problems in the future. Yet, it's a commitment most 20-somethings find hard to stick to. Even me. I, who began using eye creams during college in fear of premature ageing.
Six-and-a-half years later, I graduated from mere creams to swanky tech. I have resting snugly on my face as I type this, the Skin Inc Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light Glasses for Bright Eyes. It's a mouthful, so when my dad asked me what "that alien monster thing" is on my face, I said it's insurance for my eyes.
It is, in many ways. LED light therapy is proven to do all the things these glasses say they would do: depuff, reduce wrinkles, and brighten the area around my eyes. They would just take a while (like a few years kind of a while) and they're better as a preventative method, rather than a diagnostic care. Mean time, I'll bide my time wearing futuristic eyewear beaming healthy light on me 10 minutes a day, eyes wide open, since the lights aren't nearly as harsh as those shining from the very expensive LG Pra.L Derma LED Mask
. Due to the design of the Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light Glasses, I just can't really lie down comfortably with it on. It's a good thing these feel and fit like regular spectacles. My laundry can't wait.