Five Spectacle Wearing Issues

By Fatima K - October 25, 2014

They come in all shapes and sizes! 

I came across this post by Kathie K about glasses and the problems faced by fellow glasses wearers. Check it out people, Kathie K is a brilliant blogger!!

And so I was inspired to also do a post like this, because like Kathie, I also have issues as a glasses wearer. Here goes:

1.'Oh you're wearing glasses today?'
This is a question I get asked very frequently - almost always by the same people actually. So the answer is 'yes, as you can obviously see using your own eyes, I am indeed wearing glasses today'. I once asked someone why they ask me this and apparently it's because my glasses really make a differece to the way I look  - but what can I do if things are blurry without them?!

2. Windscreen wipers - Kathie mentioned the lack of wipers for rain, but let me tell you something else, glasses steam up very quickly too - 
Walking from a cold room to a hot room = steamed up glasses.
Opening a pot that's full of hot food steam = steamed up glasses.
I'm not sure why glasses with rain wipers aren't available - and if they are I haven't seen them! 

3. For some reason, (such as falling asleep with my glasses on and not being as careful as I should be) I misplace my glasses a lot. You know how we always misplace our keys, well I misplace my glasses and keys. The funniest thing is, I usually find them when I accidently sit on them - that's right, I keep sitting in my glasses! It's not very good for my glasses but luckily they haven't broken becasue I've sat on them. That would be hard to explain to the optician....I sat on my glasses and they broke....awkward! 

4. Deciding on what pair to wear - Till very recently. I only ever had one pair of glasses. Ok, so I don't mean I've had the same pair since I first started wearing glasses, I mean once I got a new pair the old ones were no longer on the scene. Then, a few months ago, I got a new pair of glasses and for some reason, kept my old pair. So now I have two pairs which I regularly hop between depending on my mood, the occasion and and my scarf. Sometimes I carry both just in case I change my mind!! 

5. When I went on holiday, we stayed with some cousins and the kids there were really nice. In the day I had my glasses on but later, I changed into my pyjamas and at that point I'd taken them off for some reason. That's when it first happened: the kids came to ask if the other girl from the morning was my sister!!! I was so confused but it turned out me without glasses and me with glasses are apparently quite different! How odd. This happens occasionally and because of the incident on holiday, I pick up on it a lot more. People will ask where the girl from yesterday/the other day is - and I just have to say I am that girl. I'm pretty sure that because I wear conctacts to some places and glasses to others- it mostly depends on what time of the day it is and how I'm feeling - it would take a few minutes for people to register who I am. This is by far the weirdest thing that has happened to me!! 

There we go, five issues, I, a spectacle wearer, face! 

And to finish off, I should probably mention that there are benefits to wearing glasses, such as being able to see clearly and also hide my bags - that's right, my glasses do a really good job at covering up the puffy eyes and bags I sometimes have under my eyes. :) 

Have you been in similar situations? 
Keep reading, F x

Keep reading, F x
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  1. When they say you look so different when you wear glasses and when you don't wear them happens to me too!
    Great post! :D

    1. Also I forgot to mention, I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! You could check my post out for more info :D

  2. That's a bit of a relief that it happens to you too! :) I think we don't notice it ourselves but others do. And thank you for the nomination! Will check it out. :D
    Also, good to see you on twitter!! :)


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