Friday, November 28, 2014

The Woes Of A Glasses Wearing Book Nerd

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So for about three years now I've been wearing glasses and in that time I've found quiet a few issues that come with wearing glasses and reading and I am here to tell you all about them.
Also, no these problems are not bad enough to make me want contacts, I mean you want me to put those in my eyes!? No way. I had pink eye once a few years ago and the eye drops...*shivers in fear*

1.Tears. When you cry whilst reading and you happen to where glasses you can't read through the tears because your glasses get all foggy!

2 Dirt/dust/finger prints - It can get really annoying when you are in the middle of a really good book/chapter and you accidentally touch your lenses(or sneeze, I swear every time I sneeze it somehow gets all over my glasses) and you have to dig around for something to clean your glasses off with.

3. Glasses make it difficult to hit yourself in the head with the book you are reading! - So, this is more of a personal thing, so sometimes when I get particularly frustrated with a book I will, lightly, hit myself in the forehead with it...I don't know why I do this, but I do know my glasses don't like it.

4. Glasses...break. - So say you are particularly distraught, you just finished the last book in a favorite series and it sucked so you dramatically throw yourself down on your bed/couch/dining room table...well the thing about glasses is that they break, so say your glasses go flying off while you are dramatically collapsing, they just might land right in front of your brother who doesn't notice them and steps on them...and they break... Or you're up late at night reading and you fall asleep with the book and your glasses are still on and you roll over in the middle of the night and your glasses they...break.

5.Slipping - Personally my glasses are always slipping down my nose like some old lady and it drives me insane especially when reading!
Well that's all I could come up with...I hope you enjoyed this post!

Do you wear glasses? As a book nerd is there any way in which your glasses have hindered your reading experience?


  1. SWITCH TO CONTACTS GO GO GO. You don't notice that they're there, but I'll probably retract this statement once I find out that I have problems with my eyes because I've been wearing them for too long.

    I have had bad eyesight starting from when I was super young, so wearing glasses all my life has been a pain in the butt. They break, scratch, YOU CAN'T WEAR 3D GLASSES WITH THEM, and they get sweaty. I like my glasses, but they just aren't as clear as my contacts. Or annoying :D


    1. But you have to put contacts in YOUR EYES, how can you stand to do that?! I totally forgot to mention the 3D glasses but that is so annoying! =)

  2. Forgot contacts, and get thee to a LASIK machine. I started wearing glasses at 5, and got contacts at 10. Yes, 10. I swam competitively and my eyes were a MESS, so I literally couldn't see the wall. I would run into it, and teammates, and the lane line, and well.. you get the idea. Anyway, I was freaked out, and it took me MANY tries but it was SO worth it. And since this was 20 years ago, it was before disposables, when lenses were about $120 a pop. So.. yeah. Now, the upsides were what you mentioned: No more tear marks (I tend to cry a lot), I didn't have to worry about the rain and snow and junk, and I could do more stuff without them. But contacts have their own problems, like dry eyes, and taking them out to sleep and then walking like a blind person to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Or god forbid, falling asleep with them in. Yuck.

    Anyway, when I was around 26 or so, I had PRK, which is a version of LASIK. It is more invasive, but my only option due to the severity of my nearsightedness and astigmatism. (It hurt in ways I cannot describe, BUT the chances of you having this would be slim to none.) My brother had regular LASIK the year after, and he literally could see 20/20 the very next day. So that was about 6 years ago and I STILL have 20/20 vision (before? 20/1000) knock on wood. Seriously, it was the best money I (and my parents, who split the cost with me) ever spent. Glasses suck the worst, contacts are better, but neither is the BEST!!

    1. You know, I've never actually thought about that! I think it's because my glasses don't actually inconvenience me that much(except when I ugly cry), though it does suck when it's raining, or snowing, or just cold out and then you walk into some place that has a heater on and instant fog! I could definitely see needing to find an alternative when swimming competitively!

      I don't think I'd be good with sticking something in my eye...even if contacts have come a long way. Though I get the feeling this is all stuff you eventually reconsider, my brother has been wearing glasses for a very long time and is so tired of them, and I'm convinced my other brother hates his glasses because they interfere with his "look".

      Anyway, I hope you get that job as a LASIK salesman! =)

  3. I've been wearing glasses since the 6th grade. My sophomore year in high school, I switched to contacts. 3 years ago I had to switch back to glasses because the doc says my vision is getting worse. They annoy me but I have to wear them. I sneezed so hard one day that they flew off my face. LOL

  4. I've worn glasses since I was 13. I had a period of almost 15 years where I wore contacts exclusively, and it was great. But, alas, having a kid made my eyes hard to wear contacts. I find I get fingerprints or marks on my glasses all the time, even when I swear I didn't touch them. It's like there is suddenly a smudge right in the middle of where I'm trying to read. So frustrating.