But I don't WANT to wear glasses.

posted 1 year ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I don’t think it’s ppssposs to improve your perscription …why not consider contacts or laser eye surgery?

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I just started wearing contacts again after over a year of wearing glasses every single day and I have to say it feels great to have the choice. You sound like you dont want to be dependent on glasses so are contacts or laser eye surgery an option? 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Honestly it just takes getting used to. I didn’t need glasses until I turned 25 (I’m 28 now) and I was pretty bummed out too. I still don’t really get how people deal with it in the rain. Luckily, I just need them for distance so sometimes I don’t wear them when I go out and just leave them in the car or something. But there are definitely times I get disappointed because I feel like my glasses ruin my outfit, or I spent all this time on my eye makeup only for glasses to cover it. But there are other times where I think I look better with them on! 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I had laser eye surgery 11 years ago and highly recommend it. But yes, your eyes need to be stable for a while. I’d also consider contacts if I were you!

Post # 7
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Busy bee

The prescription is not meant to make your eyesight improve. But it will continue to worsen if you don’t wear your glasses or wear them inconsistently. Try contacts if the frame bugs you that much.  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

BeeDD :  I’ve been wearing glasses for about 3 years.  I didnt realise how bad my eyes were until I got my first pair of glasses.  It was such a relief to not be so fearful of nighttime driving, I found grocery shopping much easier, and lots of other little things.  It’s not always an all or nothing situation, I started wearing mine just for driving and naturally stopped taking them off, as I would notice how much more I’d strain without them.  My suggestion is make sure you go to a place that fits you properly (width, length of the side bits etc) as it makes them heaps comfier.  I also personally hate the rubber bits that perch on your nose, I find the ones without much comfier.  Looks are important but not as important as comfort.  I’ve stopped wearing my expensive designer good looking glasses for my cheaper still okay looking ones as they fit and feel so much better.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

My eyes aren’t that bad but I wear contact lenses everyday. Daily ones and I couldn’t go back to glasses. They are expensive though.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Just find some nice, neutral frames. Or find some frames which match your style and look at them as another accessory. Being able to see properly is way more important. It will take a week or two to completely get used to them but I honestly get so many compliments when I wear mine as they suit my styke perfectly.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I’ve worn glasses since I was six and contacts since I was nine. I have very bad vision- my contact lens prescription is minus 9.5, so I’m wearing contacts or glasses every waking moment.

Everyone is different, but I much much much prefer contacts. I can wear sunglasses, eye makeup, etc.  All of that is tough with glasses. If you’re concerned about contacts irritating your eyes, ask your doctor about different lens solution. I use Clear Care, which has fewer preservatives than a lot of other brands and I’ve found it helps prevent irritation. There are also different options for the lenses themselves; talk to your doctor about what might be best for you.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

Glasses cover my eye bags so I like ’em

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

When I was ~20 I needed to get some form of vision correction. I started with contacts because I didn’t want to wear glasses. But my eyes got really irritated and I got infections a few times. So glasses it is.

I get new frames every couple of years as my insurance covers them. Every time I get new frames with a different shape or color I have to get used to them. For about a week I get irritated by the frame in my vision and it bothers me. But wearing the new frames consistently helps me get used to it and eventually my brain “erases” the frame. It’s kind of like how you don’t really notice your nose even though it’s in your field of vision.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

You can also try Ortho-K. It’s these custom made hard lenses that you wear in your sleep that shapes your eyes gradually over time, wear it for a week or so you should get very clear vision. But of course if you stop, it will go back to normal over a few days / a week. I only do this in the lead up to events where I know I don’t want to wear glasses. But you can wear it everyday if you can be bothered.

I’ve been wearing glasses since I was 13. It’s like an accessory to me. Love thicker frames in a colour that compliments my skin tone, I have multiple pairs! Though tend to only wear the one. I can be lazy with eye make up as the glasses tend to frame my eyes. Also hides my dark circles / eye bags. 

You do get used to them. Funnily enough, I know a lot of people that wear glasses and most of them I actually think they look better with glasses (myself included!)

Try on different shapes and colours and styles, find one that works for you 🙂 

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