8 everyday struggles of glasses wearers

8 everyday struggles of glasses wearers

My name is Karen and I have myopia. You may know it as short-sightedness. Whatever you want to call it, I can only see things clearly if they are right up against my face. This means I’m one of those lucky people who rely on glasses all the time. While it’s great to actually see things and lets not forget, they can make you look smarter in some circumstances, there are so many nuisances that come along with wearing spectacles.

Before I get into the post, can I just say it still blows my mind that there are people out there whose eyes actually work without any assistance, like wow, your eyes aren’t lazy bitches and actually do what they’re supposed to do, that’s amazing.

Here are 8 everyday struggles of someone who wears glasses:

Struggle #1

When you wear glasses, at least once in your life you’ll be asked:

“OMG, you wear glasses? How many fingers am I holding up?”

Can you not? Whilst this does make me laugh it can get annoying.

It also often follows with that person asking to try on your glasses, stating that “OMG you’re SO BLIND”

Struggle #2

Your glasses turn into fog city every time you eat/drink something hot. Soups, noodles, even cups of tea cannot be enjoyed to their full capacity if you’re wearing spectacles. And if that wasn’t bad enough, forget about wearing your glasses during hot, humid weather.

Struggle #3

Your glasses sliding down your face in hot weather and having to constantly readjust them.

Much like a child at a water park, glasses like to slide, down your nose more specifically. Especially if it’s summer.

Struggle #4

Makeup + Glasses = No. My glasses are covered in foundation by the end of the day, and the bridge of my nose is not. Gross, I know.

Struggle #5

No longer can you watch a 3D movie or wear cute sunglasses on their own, unless you want to sacrifice your vision.

Struggle #6

Constant smudges. No matter how many times you clean them, there’s always a smudge you can’t avoid.

Struggle #7

Lying on your side while wearing glasses. No, just no. It doesn’t work. RIP all those times you used to lie on the couch and watch TV.

Struggle #8

Never being able to take a nice selfie wearing your glasses. Reflection, anyone?

Do you wear glasses? What do you love/hate about it?

– Karen xx



  1. January 5, 2018 / 6:08 pm

    I needed to read this!! The makeup and laying on your side struggles effect my life daily 😂😂

    • thelifestylelove
      January 6, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      It’s a daily struggle 😂

  2. January 5, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    I normally wear contacts, but I’ve been wearing glasses more recently. My main problems are the makeup & fog especially since it’s so cold outside so everytime I go inside they fog up

    • thelifestylelove
      January 6, 2018 / 8:46 pm

      The fogging up gets so annoying!

  3. January 5, 2018 / 11:24 pm

    I don’t wear glasses all the time, but when I do I HATE when they dream because of my tea and when I get makeup on them!😩x

    • thelifestylelove
      January 6, 2018 / 8:47 pm

      It’s irritating isn’t it!

  4. January 6, 2018 / 4:55 am

    These are all so true 😀 Especially with the one where they hold their fingers up. I’ve been wearing since I was a kid, but they always bugged me. So when I got in my teens, I switched to contact lenses when I’m out. But as soon as I get home the glasses comes right on. Lying on the side it’s one of the worst parts!

    • thelifestylelove
      January 6, 2018 / 8:50 pm

      I agree! I end up just taking them off when I lie down x

  5. January 6, 2018 / 9:25 am

    So true, I switch between contacts and glasses. When I wear my glasses, I minimize my jewelry, otherwise I feel like I have too much going on.

    • thelifestylelove
      January 6, 2018 / 8:54 pm

      Yeah it can be a lot wearing glasses and jewellery at once. Sometimes it’s best to choose one or the other!

  6. January 6, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    I don’t wear glasses but seeing my brother wiping his almost always is quite hilarious. We live in the tropics and trust me when I say he wipes them.
    Great post

    • thelifestylelove
      January 6, 2018 / 8:44 pm

      Haha! They constantly have to be wiped x

  7. January 7, 2018 / 11:51 am

    I wear glasses all the time and can totally relate 100% esp #8 haha!

    • thelifestylelove
      January 7, 2018 / 11:59 am

      Glad you enjoyed the post! x

  8. January 7, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    I’ve had glasses since I was five (I’m 21 now), and I relate to these all so much! I don’t have an issue with foundation on my glasses, the real issue is blindly putting on makeup!

    I’m thankful I can wear contacts most days though!

    • thelifestylelove
      January 7, 2018 / 5:05 pm

      Haha yes! I didn’t even think about adding how difficult it can be to put makeup on! xx

  9. January 7, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    I have never related to a blog post more than this one! The makeup and glasses one is so true, especially with eye makeup! I don’t generally have a problem with foundation going on my glasses, but sometimes it does happen.

    • thelifestylelove
      January 9, 2018 / 3:06 pm

      Glad you enjoyed! x

  10. January 10, 2018 / 7:11 am

    I wear glasses and experience all of these!! It’s so annoying! I’ve been wearing them since I was 4 and I’m nearly 17! 😂

    • thelifestylelove
      January 10, 2018 / 2:38 pm

      Thanks for reading! X

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