Those of us who wear glasses face a particular set of struggles that our two-eyed brethren will just never understand. If you wear glasses, here are 13 things you can definitely relate to; if you don’t, read on and walk a mile in our bespectacled shoes.
1. A Hot Mug Of… Anything
You take a big drink and you have to guess what it is—because there’s no way can you see it.
2. Taking Them Off Becomes A Problem
Maybe your eyes are tired and you need a break. Just don’t expect to read the menu on the wall—or even see your hand in front of your face.
3. Sunglasses? Total Hassle
If you don’t like to wear contacts, you basically have three choices: Constantly switch between prescription sunglasses and your regular glasses, rock the Transitions lenses and look about as cool as Richard Belzer, or just do double duty.
4. You Want To Rest In Bed
You have to make a choice: Rest, or be able to see the clock on the wall when it’s time to get up. You can’t have everything.
— CED (@carolined0neg) December 13, 2015
5. 3D Movies
Q: How are you going to fit these over your glasses? A: Not well.
6. Little Cousin Timmy Wants To Try Them On
The odds of him having PB&J sticky fingers are pretty steep, but hey, that’s why you keep moist towelettes around. Those won’t fix the broken glasses arms though.
7. Lens Cleaner? Meh.
You used to take meticulous care of your glasses, using that little bottle of cleaner your eye doctor gave you. Now, blow on ’em and wipe with your T-shirt. Done.
8. Rain, Rain, Go Away
I don’t think we need to elaborate on this one.
9. No One Recognizes You Without Them
I call this the “Superman Effect.” Glasses on, he’s Clark Kent. Off, the Man of Steel. How has no one in Metropolis ever picked up on this?
10. Humidity Is A Killer
Same deal as having a mug of tea or going out in the rain. Reach for those paper towels.
11. They Never Stay Clean
I look at mine and think, “I never put my thumb in the middle!” Yet there it is.
12. Fashion Statement AKA An Unavoidable Signature Item
You’ve had ’em so long that they’re a part of you. Haters to the back of the line, please.