I had been prescribed spectacles at the age of 9 and had been wearing them ever since. The glasses went on getting thicker following the steady decrease in my ability to see without them. In the mean time, I was suggested contacts quite often, but just like a few other whims, of mine I had determined that I would do so with my own earnings, which I did, today.
At the optician's, when I clearly saw my spectacle-less face in the mirror, through contact lenses it dawned on me that I was doing so after ages. And that I did not even remember what my face looked like without the specs.