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32 Things Every Glasses-Wearer Will Relate To

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

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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.

More than usual, that is.
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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).

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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.

The miracle of basic legibility.
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The miracle of basic legibility.

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

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