I’ve worn glasses since the age of six – yes, poor me. I’m pretty much blind without them. Although I do wear contact lenses occasionally, I find it a faff and think glasses are just more comfortable and practical. Over the years, I’ve experienced it all – I’ve had the awful giant, magnifying 90s specs as a kid, the ugly thick lenses in my teens and then the rectangular, more cooler frames in my twenties. I now have quite a trendy (gosh I sound old) pair of glasses – nice black plastic frames, slightly oversized and wafer thin lenses so no one really knows how poor my eye sight is.
Although I do love my specs, they do get in the way of life sometimes. Here are the struggles that only a glasses wearer will know
Glasses must be removed when you go for a haircut which pretty much leaves you in the hands of the hairdresser. I’ve done this many times and luckily, the end result has been great (apart from one time but let’s not talk about that)
If you don’t have a brolly, you’re screwed. Heck, even if you do have a brolly your glasses will still somehow get wet!
I’ve sat through many a film with two pairs of glasses on
People thinking your glasses are an accessory
‘I love your glasses, where did you get them from? and ‘Do you actually need them to see??’ hack me right off. Yes of course I need them to see. I haven’t just jumped on the geek chic bandwagon you know
Kissing is hard with glasses. They get in the way and they get extremely smudgy. I’ve had to take them off mid-kiss and then put them back on after. So cool
No, I’m not really good at maths or science just because I wear glasses. No, I do not work in IT
Prescription changes are pricey and annoying especially if you want to keep the frames but need to change the lens. Your favourite pair will be gone for over a week and you will be left with your spare pair – something that is probably so old, you won’t be able to see out of them
Winter isn’t a glasses wearers’ friend. Why? Because when you come out of the cold, into the warm, the glasses tend to steam up which renders you blind for a while. Hot beverages also cause said steaming which sucks
Putting on eye makeup is pretty difficult because you don’t really see the end result until the glasses are back on and then you see all the flaws. Also, the amalgamation of foundation at the bridge of your nose and glasses is pretty grim
The inadvertent insults
Them: ‘Can I try on your glasses?’
Them: ‘Go on!’
Me: *sigh* ‘Alright then’ (hands over glasses)
Them: WOW! You’re so blind!’
Me: *snatches back glasses and mutters under breath*
What are your bugbears of being a glasses wearer? Please share your thoughts in the comments box below!