This is going to be an odd post- which is to say anything I normally write falls into the category of “normal”.  First off, I apologize for not reading or posting the past few days.  I have managed to get a sinus infection for has made me light headed and has affected my left eye.  It is red and weepy and just yucky, so I can’t wear my contacts.  It also hurts to read for any length of time, so my Dan Brown, my Sunday Times, blogs and email are not being read.  I will try to catch up when my eye feels a little better.

As stated, I wear contacts.  I started wearing glasses when I was 10, got contacts when I was 16, and I never looked back.  Other than the first six months of my daughters life, I have worn contacts every day for the better part 37 years.

I have issues with glasses.  First, I hate the way they make my nose feel sticky if they’re tight, or how they slide down my nose when they’re loose.  Second, they make me feel more geeky than I normally am.  I know- judging, stereotyping, blah blah blah.  I also hate that they constantly need to be cleaned.  NYC is a dirty, dusty place- I’m constantly wiping them down.  They are also a pain to exercise in.  They are difficult to watch 3D movies with (ok- I rarely watch 3D movies, but still….)


I actually look pretty good in glasses.

I know- right?  Shocker!  They frame my eyes.  They had a little character to my face.  They hide the bags under my eyes.

Yes- I am vain.  I hate the bags under my eyes (which are presently worse due to mentioned sinus condition)  If I were to ever have plastic surgery, it would be to fix my eyes.  I spend very little on beauty products, but I will spend on eye creams, or anything that has the words “will get rid of puffiness in the under eye area.”

How did I not realize that glasses would solve this issue?  I mean, realistically, I should have known that- glasses literally cover your eyes.  Just silly pre-conceived notions about glasses.

And the other thing about glasses?  As I wear progressive contact lenses, I don’t see distance or close up with any accuracy.  Since I have a pair of glasses that is strictly for vision, I can actually see better.  Yes- I see better with glasses!  Who knew?!  And since I can read without anything, if I need to read, I just flip the glasses up!!  Perfect!

So on my to do list, along with taking sinus medicine, is to go to eye place and order prescription sunglasses.   You have no idea how exited I am by this!  And while I’m there, depending on how much money is left in my FSA, I may buy another pair of glasses.





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      1. Never fun when your symptoms could literally be anything from “too hot, slightly dehydrated” to sinus infection to low blood sugar to that rare disease that WebMD just convinced you you’re dying of LOL

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  1. Hope you feel better soon! I have always loved glasses on myself and others. I have a bit of a “collection” for my various activities, actually. Maybe that makes me a nerd, I’m ok with that 😄 Thanks for the post!

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    1. I tried varifocals, I looked the wrong direction walked in to optician door walked out with separates a pair for vision & a pair for reading. 😀

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  2. Sorry about the sinus infection! Hope that clears up soon. Yuck, can’t stand ’em.

    I’m like you, I have to wear something and have since I was in 1st grade. I’ve been wearing contacts since I was in 4th grade always wear my contacts out of the house. The thing is, contacts give me headaches, lol, but I torture myself and still wear them because I’m happier not wearing glasses. Haha! ❤ Everyone says the glasses look great. Not sure what my problem is.

    I hope yours work out great and you feel better soon. 🙂

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  3. I started wearing glasses in 4th grade. Got contacts when I was 16, wore them for over a decade.

    Then, had a random event with a piece of paper. It managed to flip up and run the edge along my contact lens.

    I got a papercut on my contact.

    If I hadn’t been wearing anything, yea…I’d have sliced my eye.

    since then, I’ve gone back to my glasses, even though they sometimes slide around and are a pain to keep clean. I want a better shield between my eyes and the world than a thin piece of waterlogged plastic.

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      1. I tried varifocals but looked wrong way and walked in to the door, so I left with two pairs, one for seeing & others for reading. Which I am wearing now.

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  4. I had the lasik surgery done several years ago for some of the same reasons you described in your post. I don’t like wearing glasses and contacts always gave me eye infections, even the daily throw away ones. The surgery went great and vanity won for the short term. I now carry around drug-store, old-lady readers for the close up, small print, I really need to see what I’m reading, stuff. Feel better soon!

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  5. I wear contacts but can only tolerate hard gas permeable ones. Haven’t even owned a pair of glasses in decades. I probably should, but they’re just so darn expensive, and the hard contacts shape the cornea so I’d never know if the prescription was also correct for glasses until I found out it wasn’t.

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  6. I myself wear glasses over contacts for the sole purpose of my gallses are actually just for protection. My eye Dr figured since I was legally blind in one eye, disconnected is more like it, I should have something to protect my good one at all times. Hence, he gave me glasses.

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  7. I got my first pair of glasses when I was 5. I started wearing contacts in my teens and loved them. I still wear them, but now that I suffer from dry eyes and allergies they become irritating. And I have so much trouble with presbyopia that I get frustrated when trying to see anything up close. That’s why I decided against lasik. I didn’t want to struggle to see up close since for now I can still read fine when I take the contacts out. (I couldn’t adjust to the monovision option.) So now I wear my glasses more. Like you said, I can just take them off or slide them up when I need to read something. I hate that nose piece thing too. Annoying. But my old eyes are liking glasses more and more. I just ordered a pair online from Zenni for $36. Look for my post about the experience soon to come over on my blog at It’s going to be interesting.

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    1. 😀I must admit, I’ve been wearing glasses for about the past 10 days, and I think I’m going to be a glasses convert, except maybe for sports, because exercising in glasses is not fun. And while I can elliptical with no glasses, I can’t play tennis without glasses


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