So hey, this is going to be a rambly kind of post, but I want to know your thoughts on this. Those of you with 20/20 vision, you can weigh in too, but I’m mostly talking to all my buddies out there with short/long sighted vision.
For the longest time I have worn glasses. Since I first visited the optician when I was 8 and prescribed them. I never used to wear them full time until high school when I realized just how blind I was without them. I could never see what was on the board.
Then, my sister got contacts with money she earned from her part time job. I decided that I too would like contacts. But my parents said I had to pay for them myself like Jo. So I waited (for ever) till I got a job, and got to try contacts. Now, at first, I hated them. Poking your eye on a daily basis, putting a tiny sphere in your eye, then squeezing and removing it at the end of the day. It felt weird, and it took me 20 minutes to get them in/out. People at school also kept asking me why I wasn’t wearing my glasses. But within a few days, I got used to them. I could do it quickly, and I loved not wearing glasses. I didn’t see the frame outline out of the corner of my eye, it was like I had correct vision!!
As time went on, I phased out my glasses and wore contacts full time all the way through uni. People didn’t even know I wore glasses, until one day I was randomly wearing it cause I forgot to order contacts. That surprised people. This was also the time I started getting into makeup (very little at first). I loved playing with my eyes. Eyeshadow, Mascara, eventually Eyeliner. Then when I had to wear glasses, it would get annoying (i didn’t know about curlers at the time).
Finally, a few years back, my eyes would constantly get bloodshot and red. I changed contact solution but it kept happening. So I saw the optician, and he said my eyes were fine. I ended up getting sick of my eyes being red and bloodshot, so I stopped wearing contacts and my eyes cleared up. I started wearing glasses full time again.
Now, I go back and forth. It is pretty much down to preference. There are many cool glasses frames out there, more than there used to be.
However, I still prefer contacts. But when I put them in, around 6-8 hours in, my eyes feel tired and I can see them going red. If I wear contacts two days in a row, my eyes get bloodshot again which annoys me. So I’ve become accustomed to wearing glasses full time, but I prefer contacts. On important days (hello wedding!), I knew I had to wear contacts, definitely not glasses.
With contacts, I don’t have to constantly push my glasses up my nose (I still do it though, which means I just poke my eye for no reason). With contacts, I don’t have to adjust my makeup accordingly to my glasses. With contacts, people have no idea that I’m short-sighted, I can fool them all. I just wish my eyes didn’t get annoyed with them for some reason. But hey, that’s just me.
What do you guys prefer? Glasses or contacts? Any reason why?