But I don't WANT to wear glasses.

posted 1 year ago in Wellness
Post # 16
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I got glasses when I was around 25 – the tip off that my vision had gotten that bad (it was never perfect) was failing the eye exam to renew my license.

When I first the glasses, I only wore them sometimes, like driving and watching a concert or something, but gradually found myself wearing them more and more often.  Got a new prescription recently, which is a bit stronger than my original one.  I can still get around okay without glasses, but I miss details and can’t recognize people or read signs from afar.

I did a trial run of contacts, but had a miserable time wth them – my prescription calls for huge floppy contacts, which are difficult for me to put in.  Need to order more to have on my wedding day, because I’d like to not wear glasses and also recognize my guests from more than five yards away.

As for my frames, I have a couple pairs of thin, neutral metal frames that have a minimal visual impact on my face and go with anything.  I’m not terribly bothered by them or how they look.


Post # 17
1305 posts
Bumble bee

I first got glasses in elementary school; I think I was around 10.  I needed them back then for classwork and could take them off for sports and playing.  Now at the ripe old age of 31, I need them full time. undecided

It took me about 2 weeks to get used to wearing them full time.  I discovered I liked seeing better than not seeing, so the transition wasn’t too bad.  I also have contacts and wear them when I go out with friends.  I’m not crazy about the contacts but I deal with them on occassion.

I got funky frames and treat them more like an accessory.  I get a lot of compliments on them, which someone told me that means they look good on me.  My coworker has frameless glasses ala Sarah Palin so that may be an option if you want something less conspicuous.

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