12 Problems only glasses wearers will understand

FG Contacts Feel Good Team
Monday, 24 May 2021 Share this blog: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Copy link Copy Link

Glasses wearers are often bonded together by a mutual understanding of the problems they share. If you own a pair of glasses, we'll be sure you'll be able to relate to the following problems.

1. The struggle of choosing a pair of frames

Choosing a pair of frames can be a major life decision for glasses wearers, as choosing the wrong pair is like having to wear the same bad outfit for a year at a minimum. A pair of glasses is also a fashion statement these days.

At Feel Good Contacts, we are all too familiar with this struggle which is why we have plenty of guides to help you decide on a pair of frames such as our ‘Glasses Frame Size Guide’ and ‘What glasses suit me’.

2. Foggy glasses

Those who wear glasses know how frustrating it is when they become foggy, which can happen pretty easily. For example, when opening the oven or the dishwasher, drinking soup or even a hot drink. Not to mention when wearing a face mask which is compulsory in most scenarios at the moment. Luckily, you can purchase The AB Mask Anti-Fog Cloth to help you tackle this annoying problem.

man wiping foggy glasses

3. Being unable to see during the middle of the night

This can be pretty scary if you wake up suddenly in the middle of the night and can’t figure out your surroundings. Objects can appear as frightening figures, and getting to the toilet can become an obstacle course.

4. Applying makeup

Yup, even applying eye makeup can present itself as a challenge, especially for those with strong prescriptions who can’t see their eyes at a distance when looking in the mirror.

5. The fear of switching to contact lenses

With numerous horror stories about, it’s no wonder that those who wear glasses are fearful of wearing contact lenses. You can be rest assured that many of these horror stories are, in fact, myths, and if you're thinking about switching to contact lenses for a bit, you can find some helpful articles on our Eye Care Hub.

6. Those handy cleaning cloths are often misplaced or lost

Losing your cleaning cloth can be a nightmare, especially if you’re out and about and find smears on your lenses. While you may think that using your shirt is a good idea, this should be avoided at all costs as it can result in fine scratches and streak marks. Our Feel Good Pouch is a handy accessory for on the go. Not only can it be used to store your glasses in, but it also doubles up as a cleaning cloth and is harder to misplace.

7. Weather complications

People who wear glasses are all too familiar with the complications the weather can present. Humidity causes foggy lenses, the sun means not being able to wear sunglasses, and rain equals droplets that obscure your vision; there is just no winning!

rain droplets on glasses

Fear not; while the weather can present various problems, eyeglass lens coatings can offer various solutions. You can choose from anti-fog lenses, a hydrophobic coating (which resists water droplets) or photochromic lenses (transition lenses), which act as prescription sunglasses and turn dark when put into contact with UV rays and block 100% of UVA and UVB light.

8. People asking to try on your glasses

You’ll know how frustrating this is if you’re a glasses wearer. The fingerprints and unsolicited opinions are enough to drive us just a little bit mad, not to mention the fear that they’ll be placed face down afterwards.

9. Lying on your side while watching a movie or reading a book

If you’re a glasses wearer, you’ll know the pain of trying to snuggle up on your side to watch a movie or read a book. It’s just not happening without getting a bruise or your glasses being shoved uncomfortably against your nose.

10. 3D movies are no fun

Sitting through a 3-hour long 3D movie wearing 3D glasses over your regular glasses makes you wonder if it's worth it.

11. Forgetting what you look like without glasses

On the odd days that you don't wear glasses, you'll often be surprised by your reflection. In addition to this, it's not uncommon to be greeted by commentary such as 'you look so different without glasses'. These awkward comments leave you wondering whether this is a good or bad thing, and you're never quite sure how to respond.

12. Losing your glasses but needing to find your glasses

This happens all the time for glasses wearers, which is why we always recommend having a spare pair that you keep somewhere safe such as in your car or at your desk. At Feel Good Contacts, you can buy glasses online for the lowest prices, so why not take advantage and grab two pairs!

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