(Closed) Glasses or contacts?

posted 4 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Should I wear glasses or contacts the day of the wedding for better pictures?



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  • Post # 2
    60 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 24 2017

    I used to work at LensCrafters so I can help with this! 


    I would say TRY contacts again. Astigmatism shouldn’t affect the fit to your eye TOO MUCH; the problem is usually all brands/time allowed to be worn are different. For example, a monthly contact (a contact you can wear for a month, taking off at night of course) is harder than a Bi-weekly, which is also harder than a daily. Personally, I CANNOT wear dailies. They are very uncomfortable and slip off my eye. However, monthly contacts are perfect for me. Additionally, each brand is different. I can only where Bioinfinity because my eyes get irritated at the other monthly brands (Acuvue Oasis, etc.). If you have time, I would go back to your Optometrist and try different contact lenses. If your Optometrist doesn’t have a large selection and they need to order samples (what they give you when you are trying tofind the right contact) I would HIGHLY recommend LensCrafters. They will do your exam, fitting, etc. They usually have rooms devoted to just doing contact lens fittings.


    If you find one that works, perfect! If not, you can always wear your contacts for as long as your eyes will allow and have your glasses readily available to switch into. 

    Post # 3
    305 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    That’s such a tough one! I am in the same boat. I think I am going to wear no glasss for the ceremony/photos but wear glasses during the night reception (because I have the most trouble seeing at night)

    Post # 4
    6104 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    jenfortin :  I say wear your glasses because it’s more “you”. I’d hate for you to look back at your pictures and not feel like yourself all because makeup doesn’t show up as well with glasses. This is coming from someone who hates wearing her glasses and lives in her contacts. If you’re getting your makeup done professionally they should know how to apply makeup for people who wear glasses. If you’re doing it yourself, just YouTube some tips and tricks.

    Post # 7
    585 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    How blind are you without glasses/contacts? How uncomfortable are contacts for you?

    I’m struggling with this too. I’ve worn contacts since I was in 5th grade, but switched to glasses a little over a year ago due to severe dry-eye issues. I don’t identify with my glasses as much as some others do, but they’re starting to feel more like a part of me. Mainly, though, I’m worried about having contacts in for so many hours and having bloodshoot, uncomfortable eyes.

    My current plan is to wear my glasses, but to take them off for some pictures. That way I’ll have a nice mix. I just want to test it out first to make sure I don’t look crazy and spaced out because I’m so blind!

    Post # 9
    6087 posts
    Bee Keeper

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    jenfortin :  Omg! This was me! I couldn’t decide either. Background, I used to wear contacts daily until I had eye problems and had to stop until it healed. Well it took years and I still can’t wear them daily (also have mild astigmatism). But I did my makeup trial in glasses and took pictures in both, liked both. Couldn’t decide, brought both so I could do ceremony in contacts and glasses for reception. I wound up wearing my contacts the whole day. No regrets I liked my pictures though I kind of wish we did one cute glasses one. 

    We did our engagement photos in glasses. My husband wore his to both.

    So you can do both! Or try out engagement photos with them on. A good photographer can work with light and the glasses do you can see your eyes. I’ve seen some beautiful photos around. 


    Post # 10
    2027 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I would wear the contacts or go blind! It’s my personal opinion that wedding dresses look weird when brides are wearing glasses. It just doesn’t look polished to me. Plus I feel you on the nose indentation.

    I have an astigmatism as well. I struggled for YEARS trying to find the right contacts. Finally we determined that I could see well in contacts without astigmatism correction, so we went with those. They are dailies and honestly – the most comfortable things ever. I actually fell asleep with them in a few weeks ago (not good!) because I forgot about them.

    Contacts that correct for astigmatism tend to be more uncomfortable because they must be worn in a specific position in your eye. If they are off and don’t move around to correct themselves, then they will feel uncomfortable. As well, there are no astigmatism-correcting contacts on the market right now that can offer the same level of moisture as as regular contacts.

    As an aside, I went to Pearlevision for years and struggled to find the right contacts. Finally, this year I started going to a local, independent optometrist, and she really took the time to figure out what would be best for me. I really couldn’t be happier with my new glasses and contacts that I have now!

    Post # 12
    23 posts
    • Wedding: October 2019

    I have terrible eye sight AND astigmatism AND my corneas are too thin AND my pupils are too large.

    I cannot see without glasses or contacts (nothing past 10 inches in front of my face). I wear Bioinfinity toric contact lenses and they’ve worked very well for me for years. They’re monthly contacts. They’re special and are meant for people specifically with astigmatism. I would ask your doctor to measure how bad yours is and see if you could get a trial pair (they usually offer them for free). 🙂

    Post # 14
    1251 posts
    Bumble bee

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    jenfortin :  

    So I wear my glasses every day and for my wedding I made the choice to wear my contacts. Knowing after a few hours they really started irritating my eyes.

    So, halfway through my night my eyes were blood shot and really bothering me.

    If I had to choose I would have opted for glasses for the reception/night and only use my contacts for the photos.

    My eyes were red in some of my pictures because of it….and not to mention they were SUPER sore the next morning.

    Post # 15
    4225 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

    I left my glasses off for my wedding day. However, my eyes are at that in-between where I can still sort of make out ok without them…so I didn’t require contacts.

    Perhaps just leave your glasses off for photos?

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