Sofia Vergara was inspired to create her new eyewear collection after she failed to find a pair of “cute” glasses.
The Modern Family actress has joined forces with the team at U.S. brand Foster Grant to create a collection of reading glasses and sunglasses in order to quash stereotypes surrounding spectacle wearers.
“When I turned 40, 41, 42, I started losing my sight. It’s the normal thing that happens at that age. I refused to wear glasses because I felt old. I was like, ‘No, I’m going to hold it. I don’t need them. I don’t need them,'” the America’s Got Talent judge told People.
Sofia was forced by her son Manolo to get glasses after he told her she would “get a double chin” if she continued squinting at her phone to read, but she was stuck when trying to find a chic pair of spectacles that didn’t make her look old.
“Those little ones at the top of your nose make you look like a granny if you’re reading or something. And I hate that. I prefer the ones that are bold and already a statement, not tiny little things that on your nose,” she explained.
She then partnered with creatives at Foster Grant to dream up the “super affordable, cute and glamorous” line, with prices ranging from $30 to $40 (£25 to £33).
“That’s all the glasses I wear right now,” the 47-year-old commented. “We’re going to have to use them no matter what at this age, so at least use something that makes you look cute, not like you’re the little grandma.”
For every pair of glasses purchased, Foster Grant will donate one pair of reading glasses to the global health organisation RestoringVision.
The Sofia Vergara x Foster Grant line is available on FosterGrant.com, Readers.com, and Walmart.com.