SOCIAL MEDIA

22 January 2014

I Detest Wearing Glasses

This post is sponsored by GlassesUSA.com, all stories and opinions are my own.


Contrary to the how I usually appear in pictures, I wear glasses. I'm the only one out of all 7 of us kids who seems to require help to see. However, I am no lover of lenses.

I counted up how many pairs of prescription glasses I've had in my life: 5 normal pairs, plus one pair of prescription sunglasses. I got my first pair of glasses when I was 15, and promptly lost them. I didn't break them, I didn't try to lose them, I looked everywhere I could think of for them, but to this day I have no idea what happened. They disappeared into thin air. Which meant my mom had to buy glasses for me again about 2 months after buying my first pair. Not my brightest moment over the course of my growing up years.

I know some folks love eyeglasses frames to such extent that they wear them for fun. I am not one of those. I detest my glasses so much that I often don't wear them. I'm blessed in that I'm not completely blind--I can see my way around a room, so I usually only wear my glasses if I have to drive anywhere. However, driving is a big part of adult life, and therefore, so are my glasses. I am very grateful for the invention of glasses in general, I just find them to be an extraordinarily annoying accessory! My face rebels against being constrained by this frame of metal, plastic, and glass. And it is extraordinarily uncomfortable to try to fall asleep while wearing glasses.

To me, the only thing worse than having to wear glasses is having to spend hundreds upon hundreds of dollars on a new pair. That's where sites like GlassesUSA.com come in handy! Next time you think you're about ready to try a new glasses look, think twice before simply buying your frames from the eye doctor. If you already know what types of frames you like best (for me, half-rimmed frames are the way to go!) that makes picking out a new pair even easier! Plus, their website offers a Virtual Mirror feature that allows you to experiment with how a particular pair might look on your face before you buy new glasses.



Are you a lover of eyeglasses or not? I think I've made my feelings clear--but honestly, I appreciate the fact that I can see so much farther when I give in and wear my glasses!

24 comments :

  1. When I was small a friend got glasses and I thought they were the coolest things ever, I was so jealous. I'm pretty glad now though that I can see okay, especially when Malcolm walks in the rain and can't see because of the water droplets, or walks into a warm room and can't see because the glass steams up. Such little things I take for granted!

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  2. I have worn glasses since 4th grade! I'm happy to say I love them :P so I guess I'm lucky! Your glasses look great on you :) and why would anyone wear them to bed you silly goose? :)

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  3. My eyes are really bad, and I need glasses, too, unfortunately. I've tried contacts, but I hated them, so I've resigned myself to glasses or blindness. Luckily, I found Warby Parker - and really love their stuff!

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  4. I rarely wear my glasses, mostly because I work out a lot, and I hate working out in them. I actually just wore them the other and got so many compliments! Perhaps I should skip a couple more workouts and wear the glasses more - ha!

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  5. Nice review Rachel! Have a lovely day hun.

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  6. i've worn glasses since i was 7. i absolutely hate it. i have contacts, but since i stay at home with the kids most days i can't justify throwing away a pair just to lounge around the house, and i end up just wearing my glasses. i hate trying to get comfortable on the couch and having to be careful of bending my frames on a pillow. and taking naps on a trip. ugh. i wake up with sticky chunks of plastic in my eyes.

    for the past five years peppy has promised i can get lasik for my 30th birthday. only six months away! i am so excited. if for some reason my eyes don't qualify, i will throw a tantrum fit for a toddler.

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  7. I have glasses, but I prefer to wear my contacts instead. Every once in a while, my eyes get irritated though, and then I'll switch back to the glasses for a day or two. I don't dislike them, but I don't like that my peripheral vision is blurry with the glasses on, or that if I'm looking down without tilting my whole head then I still can't see that well!

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  8. I have worn glasses since I was 14. I wear contacts 95% of the time, due to pure vanity (though I love the hipster glasses look!)

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  9. I've worn glasses since I was 10/11 - my very first pair were so round! - and I've veered between loving and hating them ever since. At 14 I worre them ALL the time (I think I was hiding behind them) and at 18 I did anything I could to avoid wearing them. These days I'm just 'used' to them but I wouldn't mind getting my eyes lasered eventually (although I'm still not sure that's possible with my weird prescription and rugby ball shaped eyes). Contacts are a no-no basically because I'm squeamish.

    Aaaaand that's enough about my eyes, haha.

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  10. I've worn glasses since I was 5 years old. That means I've been wearing glasses for over 25 years. Ugh. I do not love my glasses either. And for some reason my eyes decided about a year ago that they just simply were not going to handle contacts anymore, so I'm stuck with my glasses 24/7/365. I can't go without them either...I have the worst eyes, I'd constantly be running into things. I'm glad there are more options for frames these days, but still...my ultimate goal is to get LASIK and be done with them once and for all.

    And do NOT get me started (I think we've talked about this before) on people who wear frames for fun without prescription lenses. I simply do not get it. It's a handicap, not a fashion statement.

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  11. I got my first pair at fifteen as well. Also the only child and both my parents never had to wear them. I was not a fan and always questioned, "why me?!!" When I finally bought a new and improved prescription via my husband forcing me, haha, I went all out! ;) After all my youngest daughter wears glasses now since she was almost 18 months old. This summer my daughter and I will both be investing in RX sunglasses.

    Kaitlyn

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  12. Haha I tried their website but i'm too paranoid of ordering online although since I know my prescription I may give it a whirl :) I just got my pari this week and its annoying since I have to keep going back to get them fitted since it keeps sliding down :) Otherwise, they're awesome! I don't mind them and they're comfortable so I'm oK :) You look cute with glasses on anyways take care Rachel and happy hump day! -Iva

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  13. I like the take on the review! I don't wear glasses, but I enjoyed the post!
    Maria

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  14. I hated wearing glasses too, and the frames and lenses were expensive. Nine years ago I had laser eye surgery, and I'm so glad I did! My vision is better now than it ever was when I was wearing glasses.

    sagegrayson.com

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  15. I used to be so upset at the thought of having to wear glasses (it's inevitable in my family) but once I actually had to I found a pair I LOVE!

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  16. I've wore glasses since third grade and contacts since sixth grade. I HATE wearing glasses. My prescription is really bad, so my glasses are really thick. People always asked me to let them try them on. They say, wow your eyes are bad. (I'm like no shit..and rude). People also call attention to them (I'm like, yep they are thick!). I have a pair from Firmoo that I really like and don't look AS thick, but I still much prefer contacts.

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  17. I love glasses. Contacts when I dress up but 90% of the time, glasses it is! So much easier!!!!

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  18. I started wearing glasses in the 3rd grade. In 5th grade, my mom finally gave in and bought me contacts. Now I only wear glasses in the 2 minutes between getting ready for bed and getting in bed. And, if my allergies are really really REALLY bad. Wearing glasses makes my eyes tired - it's like I'm constantly on the verge of napping. So, no glasses for me - even if they are cute.

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  19. I wanted glasses SO BADLY when I was 13 years old (those crazy days) I bought a non subscription and broke it just after 2 months :(

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  20. I had the same pair of glasses for about 4-5 years and I HATED wearing them! Its amazing what a new, fresh frame can do for you (not to mention an updated prescription too). Now I love wearing my glasses...they're one of my favorite accessories!

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  21. When I was eight I announced to everyone I didn't need glasses anymore because they got in the way when I jumped rope during recess. I too have a love/hate relationship with glasses and mostly wear contacts. I hate not having peripheral vision when I drive, but actually can see better with glasses. My nose is a bit wide so I have a hard time finding frames that fit me well.

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  22. I can totally relate! I have worn glasses since the 3rd grade. During those years into my early 20s I absolutely HATED them. I think it was because my grandmother always got me the ugliest pairs she could find (like seriously I think she asked for them). Then when I discovered how many styles and varieties were available...I Fell In Love! I like my NerdGirl look now...I prefer my contacts during the summer and off and on but I adore my frames now :D

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  23. i'm so glad you wrote this post. i need a new pair! i'm going for my annual eye exam on monday, so i will be on the hunt for a new pair of glasses to go with my new prescription next week!

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  24. I started wearing glasses when I was 3 and stopped wearing them full time when I was 14, not because I got contacts or surgery; I just wanted to wear them less for school. I hate glasses too. I try to go without them as much as possible now and want to eventually throw them away.

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