9 Problems Only People Who Wear Glasses Will Understand

Being visually impaired sucks for more than one reason.  Here's a list of a few things that I resent about having to wear glasses...

1)  The "nerd" stigma

It's sad but true.  Kids that wear glasses are automatically classified as "nerds" and become targets for bullying.  If you (like myself) were unfortunate enough to have glasses during your childhood, you probably were called "nerd", "geek", "book-worm" or "four-eyes" more than a few times.

2)  The foggy lenses

Heat creates steam and steam fogs up your lenses; all of a sudden, you're blind and opening the oven is a safety hazard.


3)  The 'windscreen' effect

It's pouring from the heavens and your glasses are spattered with raindrops.  However unlike your car, these screens don't have any window-wipers.  Guess you're gonna have to cycle home blind.

4)  The expense

If you want to wear a pair of glasses that are in any way stylish, you've gotta empty your wallet.  And if you want to wear contact lenses, you've gotta empty your wallet again.


5)  Prescription sunglasses

Damn.  No cheap Penney's sunglasses for us.

6)  Prescription swimming goggles

Double damn.  Without these, we can't tell if we're swimming in a straight line.


7)  Ball games

Ever been hit in the face with a football while wearing a pair of glasses?  Your face hurts and your glasses break.

8)  Losing your glasses

This is a serious problem.  Please, don't laugh at us.

9)  Hipster posers

These people wear fake glasses and think that it's cool.  Okay, this isn't really a problem.  It's just REALLY REALLY ANNOYING.


Pity the blind.  Give us dogs.

Caroline McEvoy
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As an English Literature graduate from UCD, Caroline is now doing her Masters in Broadcast Literacy in Belfast. A lover of both the Northern Irish and Irish capitals, Caroline spends most of her spare time flitting back and forth between the two, and flâneuring about the shops.

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