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15 Lifelong Struggles You Know To Be True If You've Always Worn Glasses

"How many fingers am I holding up?"

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1. Having to wear face masks like this:

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Because not being able to see for half an hour isn't so fun.

2. Cleaning your glasses, only for them to get dirty again 30 seconds later.

It would probably help if you cleaned them with a proper cloth rather than your jumper.
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It would probably help if you cleaned them with a proper cloth rather than your jumper.

3. Spending 99% of a roller coaster ride worrying that your glasses will fall off.

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There is no fear quite like letting go of roller coaster handlebars to push your glasses up your face.

4. Dealing with mascara smudges all the time.

Bold lashes and glasses is not a good mix.
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Bold lashes and glasses is not a good mix.

5. Putting your glasses down for a second, only to forget where you've put them.

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If only there was a "find my glasses" feature built into your specs.

6. Being forced to make a choice between not being able to see or being blinded by the sun.

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Or making the super-fashion-forward choice to wear sunglasses on top of your specs.

7. Having your glasses slide down your nose when both of your hands are holding something.

Then trying to push them up without dropping anything.
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Then trying to push them up without dropping anything.

8. Spending ages at the cinema trying to align 3D glasses on top of your regular ones.

How it feel like when u gotta wear 3D glasses at the cinema but u already wear glasses

Then being too afraid to move your head for the whole film, just in case they slip down.

9. Dealing with your glasses falling down your face literally every time you work out.

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Thanks, sweat.

10. Having your glasses steam up when you do basic household tasks.

Alternatively, getting a steam clean for your glasses every time you open a dishwasher.
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Alternatively, getting a steam clean for your glasses every time you open a dishwasher.

11. Even when you do something as simple as getting a cuppa.

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You put up with it, though, because no one wants lukewarm tea.

12. Struggling to keep up with current eyewear trends.

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And secretly fearing the day glasses become "uncool" again.

13. And having to switch to your weird, spare pair when you break your nice ones.

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It's even worse when your spares have the wrong prescription.

14. Getting caught in the rain and no longer being able to see.

Before wiping them clean, only for them to get covered in rain again a minute later.
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Before wiping them clean, only for them to get covered in rain again a minute later.

15. Having to deal with people trying on your glasses to "see how bad your eyesight is".

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Then listening to them say "your glasses give me a headache".

However much we love our glasses, there are definitely some situations where they get in the way. So if you fancy a change, Specsavers is offering a free contact lens trial on either daily disposable or reusable lenses, so you can find the kind that work for you. Win.

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