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Continuing from The Plight of Glasses Part 1, here are some other quirks of wearing glasses.

  1. People try your glasses for no apparent reason and LOOK REALLY GOOD in them.

Then they proceed to say, “Wow, you look really different without glasses. Like, you look pretty.” Thank you. Unfortunately those glasses are staying on my face. Contacts and laser are not going near my eyes. #foreveralone ❤

  1. Prescription sunglasses, no matter how cool they look, are a pain.

When the prescription changes, so must the sunnies, and they aren’t exactly the price of a box of Oreos. Alternatively there are clip on sunglasses. Yes, I’m joking. Or am I?

  1. Friend group going to see a movie? Great! In 3D? You magically have work to do.

Over the glasses sunglasses, lab glasses and 3D glasses are annoying. Why? That’s 6 eyes. It’s heavy. I’m Asian. My small oily nose struggles to keep them from sliding down. Not to mention it makes the grip of the glasses tighter and can actually give one a headache. A headache in 3D? No thank you.

  1. That moment you have to take off your glasses to clean them, you feel so exposed.

There is no shield between your eyes and the rest of the world. What if a blurry blob suddenly appears and bulldozes you? Also I feel the whole world staring at my naked small eyes.

  1. Awkward greetings

There is a move I call the Attack of the Glasses* where you try to do a cheek-to-cheek greeting and your glasses collide and tangle up with the other person’s. If the person is the same height, and both of you tilt your head to your respective right sides, it should be fine, like the image above. Theoretically.

It is more difficult to hug really tall people as this happens:


Do you see this in movies? No, you don’t. So remember, when you hug a person with glasses, do it in slomo to give them time to reposition their head and corrective eyewear to avoid awkward hugs.

*Not to be confused with “glassing” which usually involves alcoholic beverages.