I started wearing glasses in my early teens and have done ever since. I did briefly try contact lenses but, unfortunately, we didn’t get on very well. So now it’s Team Glasses all the way!
But as much as I love wearing my glasses, there are times when it is thoroughly frustrating. Non-glasses people just have no idea of the daily struggle that we go through! Haha. So, without further ado, here are my…
10 things you’ll only understand if you wear glasses!
- Making yourself a lovely, steaming mug of tea, cupping your hands around it, leaning down to gently blow on it… and suddenly getting transported to an alternate, foggy universe!
- The horror of being told you need new glasses. Noooo! I like my old specs, thank you very much(!) – I’m used to how they look on my face, they still have plenty of wear left in them, oh and I don’t have a spare £250 to fork out on what is, essentially, a bit of plastic with glass inside!
- Trying to choose new frames at the opticians. As soon as I take my prescription glasses off, I am pretty much blind, so I might as well just close my eyes and hope for the best! The other option is to press your nose flat against the mirror and pull a grimacing, squinty sort of look until you find one that looks vaguely right
- Having your photo taken in Specsavers. I don’t know if this happens in all opticians, but on my last trip, the shop assistant said they now offer a photo-taking service. Basically, I choose the specs I think I like. Then they come over with an Ipad and take photographs of me wearing them.
I hate having my photo taken at the best of times, but in the middle of a shop? By a complete stranger? When I’m pulling my grimacing, squinty face? I don’t think so!
- Merrily chatting away to your friend in the swimming pool and then realising that it’s actually a total stranger who happens to be wearing the same swimming kit!
My hubby once did this – he thought he was asking me if his new goggles looked okay, but it was actually a 70 year old granny! Haha. Anyway, she said they looked nice, so that’s one good thing!
- Getting into the shower and then having to make the terrifying choice to either shave without your glasses on (i.e. blind) or with your glasses on (i.e. still blind, because the water will steam them up!)
Being told you can’t ride the rollercoaster unless you take your glasses off. Say what now?? You want me to go on this death-defying, bone-rattling, stomach-churning ride without being able to see?! No way!
- Going shopping on a cold day – the minute you step into a nice, warm shop, your glasses steam up and you find yourself stranded in the entrance-way looking completely lost and bewildered
Peering down from a high place. Okay I don’t know if this is just my family, but my aunty once told me that whenever she looks down from high up (e.g. over a cliff edge or from a tall building), she imagines her glasses falling off over the edge and it totally freaks her out. This had never even crossed my mind until she said it, but now I can’t bear to go near the edge at all! Haha
The indescribably immense pain inflicted by someone bashing your glasses into the bridge of your nose. YEEEEE-OUCH! There is no pain like it!
Mournful violin music starts playing Yes it’s tough being a glasses-wearer. We have daily struggles that the non-spectacle-wearing population just cannot comprehend…
Have you got any others to add to the list? Do you have the weird fear of your glasses falling off your face? Or do you just wear contact lenses to save the hassle?!
(psst – don’t despair completely! You could win a free pair of sunglasses worth £50 if you enter the Rafflecopter competition in my Perfect Glasses review – prescription lenses are included if you want them)