Welcome to another lifestyle post and I would be talking about something that particularly has to do with people like me. My glasses are part of my life because I am short-sighted. My glasses are the first thing I reach out to as soon as I get up from my bed. I feel comfortable in them and can hardly accomplish much without my glasses. Certain people are glasses people, and I just happen to be one of them. Here are some issues that are peculiar to the “glasses gang” as I love to say.
1. Picking out new glasses is stressful.
Choosing The Perfect Pair is so important because the frames you pick will absolutely define you as a person until you get your next pair of glasses. So choose wisely and be true to yourself, or else you will end up with ~trendy~ oversize blocky gold frames that are too embarrassing to even think back on.
2. You have to clean your lenses all the time.
This can be tiring especially if you have an oily face like mine.
3. Wearing non-cotton clothing becomes an issue.
My outfit is usually my lens cleaner and now you have no way of cleaning your glasses when I wear satin or chiffon.
4. People assume you’re smart.
My level of intelligence is totally independent of the fact that I wear glasses, and no, I can’t figure out how much $20,000 is at the spot, please where is the calculator? You wear glasses and everyone think of you as a nerd and weirdo but if you know me you’d agree that this doesn’t describe me at all.
5. Doing any kind of sports is so much more difficult.
When we were much younger my mum used to warn my younger sister not to get involved in any kind of sport because of her glasses. Oh, you like to run? Good luck with those glasses sliding down your face. Oh, you like to swim? Good luck seeing with those non-prescription goggles.
6. When people ask to try on your glasses
In my head, I’m like for what again but I reluctantly give them my glasses and pretend to approve and play the “What can you see game?” but I actually can’t see shit so what’s the point of this whole exercise? Who am I really trying to please?
7. Or when people try on my glasses and say, “Oh my God! I’m going to go blind!!!”
I’m pretty sure bad vision isn’t contagious. Even though truly my lenses are so thick, you can never go blind or become short-sighted form wearing my glasses.
8. Or when people try on your glasses and say, “Oh my God! You’re blind!!!!”
Can I just have my glasses back? Great, thanks. Being short-sighted doesn’t equal to being blind.
9. Permanent nose pad indentations
If you have ever worn a pair of glasses that have nose pads then you might understand the struggle. I had to stop buying frames with nose pads because of this indentation. Still trying to clear off the semi-permanent marks it has left on my pretty nose.
10. Your glasses constantly slide down your nose,
If you don’t have nose pads. It becomes pretty annoying when you are doing something serious and you constantly have to use one hand to lift your glasses back to its original position. (like I’m doing right now)
11. You have to be extra vigilant when the weather changes.
If it’s raining, you have to protect your glasses or else you have to deal with cleaning them yet again. If you are cooking (Most annoying), the steam evaporates into your glasses and you have to clean again.
12. You are intimately familiar with this backhanded compliment
“You’re so pretty without your glasses!“. This weird compliment makes me tired. My glasses are part of my face (You should have gotten used to it by now). Even my mum says that sometimes as a way of telling me I wear my glasses too often.
13. You don’t feel like you’re reaching your sexy potential when you’re wearing your glasses.
I know I’m still hot but society has made me feel otherwise because I wear glasses.
When it comes to wearing sunglases and feeling like a cool babe I have only three options;
Option 1: Forgo sunglasses so you can see, but expect to squint in the face of the sun’s mighty rays.
Option 2: Wear sunglasses, but avoid doing any activity that requires vision. So that means I waould just wear the glasses to take photos nd nothing more
Option 3: Spent a lot buying designer sunnies for prescription sunnies only to dump them after a while because another designer ‘sunny’ is around the corner
15. When you put your glasses down and can’t find them
This happened to me once aand I was like a blind mouse. My lens fell off and i was spo confused on where to search because you can’t see without your glasses. I had to ask a colleague of mine to help me find it and he had a good laugh before giving me because the lens were right in front of me and yet I couldn’t see it. This can be really frustrating. (Only people in my shoes can explain the frustration)
16. You are treated as Fragile
Simply because no one wants to pay for a broken glasses. So everyone avoids you as much as they can especially in secondary school.
Which of my frames do you like the most? Are you using a prescribed glasses? Which of these struggels can you identify with?
***Hugs and Kisses***