To quote Velma from Scooby Doo. A heroine for glasses wearers everywhere.
I've worn glasses for most of my life, apart from a brief flirtation with contacts. I rely on them totally and can't imagine life without them. I suspect it would involve more tripping over. I'm too squeamish for laser surgery. So glasses it is.
- Glasses are necessities not fashion statements.
- Glasses protect eyes from rain, bugs, random objects or poking fingers.
- They're like a security blanket that I can hide behind.
- Time off to go to the opticians.
- After cleaning, the world looks amazing rather than grubby or smeary.
- To make my lazy eye work better, I had to wear an eye patch when I was a child. Ripping off eye patches when growing up creates fashionably strong eyebrows. As well as a high pain threshold and a dislike of even the idea of waxing.
- Glasses are a one off expense. Contact lenses may be a monthly outgoing.
- Glasses come in all shapes and colours to suit any face structure, skin tone or outfit.
- Glasses are easier to find when you've put down than teeny tiny pieces of plastic. And easier to take on and off.
- People's reaction when they try on my glasses is hilarious. One of my eyes has reasonable vision, but the other is really short sighted.
- It's a free health check as some illnesses are picked up via eye tests. Optegra Eye Health Care did a survey on eye health in the UK, and turned their survey findings into an Infographic. The findings are pretty random, including a rather sobering one - 5% of people have difficulty seeing the car in front when they're driving.
- You can re-enact those, "But Miss Jones, you're beautiful ..." moments from Carry on Films.
- If the lens gets scratched, they need to be replaced.
- People can be mean to glasses wearers. B*stards. I'm glad the Tubblet has good eyesight. Although she can't find anything that she's lost even if it's right in front of her.
- They can be expensive. If special features like thinner lenses or varifocals are needed, even more so. (My next trip to the opticians is going to be hideous).
- Eyesight only tends to get worse as you get older. (Sorry!)
- They're easily lost and difficult to find. Panic!! I now put them in the same place every night. Lesson learnt.
- Falling asleep in them makes you think you're cured when you wake up. The disappointment! And you have marks on your face. (Now I'm a grown up, I don't this anymore. But it was a common experience when I was studying / staying out late on a Saturday).
- People want to try them on. But I need the darned things to see and do stuff! And they make rude comments about how short-sighted I am in one eye. Is outrage!
Do you wear glasses? What are your pros and cons?
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[Disclosure: I was asked to share an Infrographic by Optegra Eye Health in exchange for no money. So I have. Who can resist random facts like over half women surveyed don't take off their eye makeup at night]