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25 Tragedies You've Experienced If You Grew Up Wearing Glasses

That awkward moment when someone far away waves at you and you have no idea who they are.

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3. And then getting scolded because you were irresponsible with your expensive glasses.

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"This is the last pair I'm buying you. If you break these, you just won't be able to see for the rest of the year."


5. Sitting in the back of the classroom and essentially just not understanding anything that was going on.

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Your notes were always a mess on those days. Sometimes you couldn't even be certain that your teacher was writing in English.

7. Glasses and gym class never mixed.

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You couldn't see where you were running without your glasses, but if you kept them on, they bounced all over the place (often right off your face) and steamed up instantly. It was a lose/lose situation.


10. You never appreciated how awful rainy days were until you started wearing glasses.

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There's just no winning. Your glasses get wet, and you can't see. You take them off to clean them, and you can't see. You put them back on and they fog up instantly, AND YOU CAN'T SEE.

11. You love the idea of 3D movies, but you hate actually going to watch them.

Wearing two pairs of glasses just never works very well, and it makes you look ridiculous. Then you try taking off your normal glasses, but of course, you can't see anything on the screen. Why bother?

12. And you have the same dilemma with sunglasses.

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Sure, they have those transition lenses that get dark when you step outside, but it's just not the same. You wish you could just live a normal life and buy cheap sunglasses whenever it was convenient for you.


14. You avoided taking your glasses off around other people because nobody could help but comment on your appearance without them.

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"I never realized your eyes were that color! You look pretty without glasses. Have you ever thought about wearing contacts?"

16. When all your friends insist on trying on your glasses then won't shut up about how blind you are.

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No, I've been wearing glasses all my life because I thought it'd make me look super cool.


19. On more than a couple occasions, your poor vision has led to some awkward encounters with people you don't know on the street.

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Like those times you approached a friend to say hi and when you finally got to them you realized that you had no idea who you were talking to.


21. Nighttime is especially hard on glasses wearers, because it's tough to tell if that shadow in the corner of your room is a homicidal maniac, a terrifying ghost, or just a sweater you hung up on your door earlier.

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Just because it hasn't been an axe murderer yet doesn't mean it's not this time.


This post was translated from Spanish.