When nerd culture came to prominence in the early 2000s, there was a sudden proliferation in large, horn-rimmed frames without lenses in them. Was it all harmless fun that people simply wanted that look and were willing to wear a pair of plastic frames on their face, even if their eyesight was perfectly fine? Maybe, but an entire community of glasses-wearers with sub-optimal eyesight might beg to differ. After all, they have to suffer through all of the annoying tasks and routines that come hand in hand with having to wear glasses constantly.
Other than handsome celebrity men with glasses helping the cause, perhaps the only saving grace when it comes to owning glasses is how easy it is to find decent frames and good brands nowadays. Back in the day, you would be limited to what your optician had stocked in their store, and you’d need a small loan just to be able to afford them considering that they were being sold through a third party. Now, thanks to the internet and websites like Edel Optics, you can browse a huge range of glasses and try them on at home to see if they suit you. However, this doesn’t change the fact that wearing glasses can be damned annoying. Check out the some worst pet peeves below.
Watching TV On The Couch
Everything’s all fine and dandy when you’re sitting upright, but the second you want to get a little bit more comfortable and lie on your side with your head resting on the couch’s arm, it all goes pear-shaped. Suddenly your glasses are sitting askance on your face, your left lens is no longer aligned with your eye and your right one is sitting far enough away to make it seem like you’re looking through a reverse telescope. If you do adjust your specs it’s only a matter of time before they’re digging into your temple and making you wonder if you shouldn’t just shell out on the LASIK already.
Riding a Bike In The Rain
This one’s potentially life-threatening. One minute you can see sharply into the distance, the next the heavens open and suddenly your life becomes one big kaleidoscope while you speed down that hill at lightning speed.
Sure, it looks great in the movies, but in reality, you risk poking your partner’s eye out. If they happen to wear glasses too, then your kiss comes together like a pair of jousting knights. If there was ever a time to switch to contacts, then it is this.
Waking Up And Looking For Your Glasses
Just waking up and staring at the blur of colour that is your immediate foreground can be annoying. It’s the same scenario every morning, groping blindly with one hand while you look for your glasses like Hans Moleman in The Simpsons.
Still though, once you glasses to suit your face and frames that match an outfit, we wouldn’t have it any other way!