As a person who wears glasses, I have a love/hate relationship with them. While I need them to see clearly and they help me tremendously, I also have many struggles with them that I’m sure many people can relate to. I’m here to list some everyday struggles of living with glasses.
Forgetting Them- Whether it’s early in the morning or right before bed, forgetting about your glasses can be a real problem. Especially when going to school or work and realize when you get there that you forgot the thing that helps you see.
Annoyance- Trust me, as much as they help us to see, they can be quite annoying at times. When they keep sliding down my face or fog up over something hot, it’s not the greatest time.
Choices- One thing I’ve always struggled severely with when it comes to glasses is, choices. When I want to go swimming, it’s either don’t go or swim with blurry vision. When I want to wear sunglasses it’s either buy prescription sunglasses, don’t wear them, or wear them with blurry vision.
Fragility- Let’s face it, most of us wear our glasses everyday. Over time we tend to stop taking as much care of them as we used to. I’ve done this multiple times and it doesn’t end well. I’d like to think they’d never break, however I've learned the hard way that they can and do. If you don’t have contacts or backup pairs, it’s important to be careful with them always.
Picking out glasses- This is a really tough one. Picking out which glasses I want has been a huge struggle for me. These are things you’re probably going to wear for a long time. So, it’s important to pick ones that suit you and that you like to wear everyday.
Paying to see- There are times when I really wish I didn’t need glasses. Mostly because with or without insurance you’re still paying a good amount of money for one of your senses that you need. True, there are cheaper ways to go about it but always having to pay to see is something that becomes quite a struggle when visiting the eye doctor.
With all these struggles in mind, it's important to remember that glasses still make a big difference in people's lives. If we didn’t have them, many of us wouldn’t be able to see like we should. While they can be a pain, they’re also stylish and something that makes you unique. Which is a special thing to see.