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    Posted on Dec 12, 2014

    32 Things Every Glasses-Wearer Will Relate To

    No, you cannot try them on to see "how blind I am."

    1. That first childhood inkling that your vision might be off.

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    2. Is everything supposed to be this...blurry?

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    3. You started having trouble making out the chalkboard.

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    More than usual, that is.

    4. Until finally someone noticed you were having a hard time.

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    ...and said the three words every child fears.

    5. "You need glasses."

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    6. Maybe you even considered cheating on the exam (like this guy).

    My mom caught my dad trying to memorize a printout of an eye chart in an effort to ace his eye exam. #LiveTweetingBob

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    7. So they placed you in the most baffling contraption ever devised.

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    8. For the umpteenth time, they asked you "Better...or worse?"

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    9. "Number one...or number two?"

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    "About the same?"

    10. Until finally, an ocular miracle occurred and they found your prescription.

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    The miracle of basic legibility.

    11. Followed by the excruciating process of choosing your first frames.

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    Wire? Plastic? Cat-eye? Aviator? The rare Double-Monocle?

    12. Looking at your reflection like—

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    13. "Nope."

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    14. "Definitely not."

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    15. "Well, hello there."

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    These could actually work.

    16. Suddenly, the whole world comes into focus.

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    17. That first ride home was life-changing.

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    Huh. Individual leaves. That's new.

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    Huh. Individual leaves. That's new.

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    Huh. Individual leaves. That's new.

    18. The impossible becomes possible again.

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    Like keeping score.

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    Like keeping score.

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    Like keeping score.

    19. You can see again! It feels like you can do anything.

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    ...right?

    20. Kids at school could be less than kind.

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    21. Which is why people with glasses tend to hang out with each other.

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    22. Pretty soon your glasses became like a part of your own body.

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    23. A part of your own body that you somehow manage to lose constantly.

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    24. Along with the embarrassment of them being right under your nose most of the time.

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    25. Maybe you even sprung for prescription sunglasses.

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    26. So you could finally drive again.

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    27. You got used to people asking "Are you a librarian?"

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    28. Or skeezier people asking "Are you a sexy librarian?"

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    No. Just no.

    29. And if one more person asks if they can try on your glasses...

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    30. Pretty soon, the fashion world caught up with you.

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    31. And everyone started figuring out what you've known your entire life...

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    32. So here's to you, fellow four-eyes!

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    Wear them with pride.

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