I’ve recently started wearing glasses and it has been a life changing event. In addition to facing my adulthood and the imminent approach of old age, as I thought having this new attachment that I cannot easily put aside would get me to fall into the middle of a life crisis.
That was not the case, as my inner hipster actually embraced the new look and wears it proudly, being a little too into herself, I might add. No, the physical change wasn’t an issue at all. It’s all the burden that comes with owning and having to cater to a delicate and not so cheap accessory.
It’s a day-long struggle towards the perfect vision, which I, apparently, lost a long time ago:
1. The lenses are permanently speckled
I’m not sure how this happens and it will continue to be a mystery for me for a long time, I bet. The lenses are always dirty. Always. Even after I clean them. For 2 small pieces of glass I keep on my face, they look like they have gone to battle and returned with a rough beating. It’s absolutely baffling how many times a day I have to clean them. And how many times I’m interrupted by unidentified spots in front of my eyes. Also, how does one stop touching the lenses with their fingers?
2. Cleaning the glasses is harder than it looks
One should be able to wipe the lenses clean, right? Nope! Maybe I’m just new at this and I just didn’t get the hang of it yet, but I have not been able to get the lenses to look the same as the day I got them. Granted I wear a lot of makeup and, somehow, it gets all over the place. I don’t think I was able to clean all the foundation from the frames yet. Well, girl problems. How is that technology has evolved to artificial intelligence, but we still have to deal with stained glasses?
3. How does my makeup look?
I never know if putting on makeup still counts as it seems hardly noticeable at times (talking about the eye area). Though I have found it covers particular things that foundation seems to not be able to fight off and, yes, I am grateful for that. However, I am still half-mourning my makeup case and the good times we had together.
4. You always need to be aware of your glasses
People who have worn glasses for years, probably, don’t have this problem, but, for newbies like me, it’s tough to remember that there is an extension of you that you can’t lose or break (well, you can, but it’ll just make your life harder) and you have to remember to wear them. I find myself squinting in front of the TV more times then I should and it takes a whole Supernatural episode to figure out what’s wrong.
Hopefully, as I grow in being an experienced person with glasses, this will all seem like a funny dream.