This is a completely different post than you are used to from me. But I think it is very important to post this post. So it’s about my new oxygen glasses. This is in no way a sponsored post. It’s about what these oxygen glasses do for a lung patient that needs extra oxygen.
Did I fool you?
Many of you know that I have a hereditary progressive lung disease. You can read my story about it here. Well you may think, well I don’t see anything on her. That’s right. For example, on my blog, especially the outfit posts, I do not carry my oxygen supply with me, that is possible for half an hour. And I never wear glasses indoors. My oxygen glasses are for when I go out the house. I also often hear that I look so energetic in the photos. That is also correct, I enjoy taking the photos and I am a very energetic person……for a lung patient.
What you don’t see is that after a shoot I first have to recover for 30 minutes and when I do two shoots in a row, I burst with pain in my body. What you don’t see are the worries about the future, my frustration when I’m out of breath etc. etc. So don’t let me fool you! LOL. But I am a very optimistic and happy person! Back to the oxygen glasses.
3D printed oxygen glasses
I’ve been using supplemental oxygen for almost 7 years, and the first 20 months were just horrifying because I didn’t have oxygen glasses back then and ran my hose over my face when I left home. Which resulted in a lot of staring and feeling very unhappy. After a long search, I found out that I could order oxygen glasses from the US.
I was incredibly happy with my first pair of glasses! What a difference it made. But those glasses are made of steel and very fragile and quite heavy. And then I was approached by Jeroen van Aspyro. Jeroen and Lien were busy producing 3d printed oxygen glasses. Whether I was interested in testing the glasses and sharing my findings with them! Well I was over the moon! To make a long story a bit shorter, I now have 3d printed oxygen glasses!
Oxygen glasses make the difference
I immediately took it to the optician to have the right lenses put in. By the way, Aspyro can also do this, but I have my own optician here in the village and I found that more convenient. You can also have fake glasses put in, of course, but when driving a car and cycling I do need prescription glasses!
The reason I write an entire post about these glasses is that this is so incredibly important for lung patients who use oxygen. Imagine what it would be like to go out with a tube in your face. That feels awful. First, you are even more aware that you are sick, second that staring really pushes your confidence into the ground. Glasses like this one make the difference!
Then why am I so happy with this one, I already had one anyway? Because this is a more modern frame, at the moment there is a choice of two colors, but Aspyro will expand that, they are much lighter glasses, you hardly feel that you are wearing them. And you can try out a frame! You can contact Jeroen and Lien with all your questions and they help you quickly and very friendly. I also want to add that, my contact with them was super nice, two such driven and friendly young people! I really wish them all the success with their company!
My custom made bag
The black bag I am wearing is custom made. The portable concentrator comes with an ugly bag as standard. So I started looking for someone who makes bags and together with her I designed this bag. It was quite a job, because the bag must enclose the concentrator properly and there must be ventilation holes in the right places. When Corona is over, I would like another brown bag!
So if you are, or do know a lung patient who uses oxygen, point her or him to the oxygen glasses! Living with lung disease is hard enough, but these glasses make it a lot more wearable!
I would love it if you would share your outfits with #nancysfashionstyle and tag @nancysstyle! Thanks!
Absolutely genius. The things people invent to make others’ lives easier and healthier. I had no idea what you meant by oxygen glasses until the end of the post! I thought somehow the glasses fed you oxygen through your eyes. Yeah, I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Glad you did a close up photo where I could (barely) see the oxygen tubes from the glasses. Wow!! What a great improvement over wearing what I call a nasal cannula. The glasses are a stylish accessory, too.
You never cease to amaze me, woman! So proud of your determined, energetic spirit. So glad you have this invention to uncomplicate life a bit. And that bag is stunning. Hope you can see get your brown one!!
Oh thank you so much Leslie! Those words mean the world to me. And I am definitely using,, the sharpest knife in the drawer,,! Haha, that is so funny!
I had no idea that these existed! What a wonderful idea and so glad you can benefit from these. I know this post will inspire many. So glad these help you with your shoots because I would miss them if you stopped.
Oh thanks Kathrine!
They look fabulous! I honestly thought your oxygen bag was just a purse.
That’s what I want you to think! Thanks Joanne!
This is so great! It is so nice to have something to make your life easier! And be stylish at the same time.
These oxygen glasses seem to be a very good idea! I’m glad you at least have a little comfort!
What an absolutely wonderful and life-enhancing invention these oxygen glasses are, Nancy! And these new, 3D printed frames are gorgeous too. I can totally understand you are thrilled with them. I am also very impressed with the custom made bag! I think you had many of us fooled with that one! Very admirable of you to share your story, by the way, and that you try to live your life in a positive way! xxx
Thank you very much dear Ann, I appreciate that!
Wow Nancy. This is absolutely something you should be sharing everywhere!! I can understand why you’d be so excited!!
Thanks Jodie! It is very important for lung patients!
I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!
AND I UNDERSTAND THE ENERGY AND EXCITEMENT AND THEN OUT OF IT!!!
I FEEL WE ARE TOO YOUNG FOR ALL THIS………………XX
Thank you very much!
Hi Nancy. I’m an optometrist so I was very interested to read about these. What a brilliant invention they are. It is so important that eyewear is lightweight and comfortable. I had no idea that you had a lung problem either. And yes, you do always look so energetic!
Have a lovely weekend, Lizzy
Yes, that’s why I send you a message on IG! Had you never heard of them before? Thank you very much Lizzy!
How very awesome! These glasses look fabulous. What a brilliant way to deliver oxygen. I can see why you are so happy with them. I hope their company does well. I’m sure most lung patients would find this preferable. And the purse is gorgeous too.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you very much Michelle!
You would never know that they aren’t just fashionable glasses and a gorgeous purse, Nancy! That’s amazing that you were able to get 3D printed frames! What an amazing world we live in.
Indeed! Everything seems to be possible!
Nancy, these glasses are really fun! And you know how much I admire and respect your enthusiasm and energy! What a great post that will help so many others who may not even know about oxygen glasses. I will be sure to share as well! I look forward to seeing your new brown bag when you have it made!
I think I will go to that woman in September or so, thanks!
Just found u on a search for oxygen glasses.
Where did u purchase?
In Belgium, but that company doesn’t exist anymore. I do have other glasses that I purchased in the US.