Glasses (and the trials and error that come with)

I have only been required by my home state to wear glasses (or contacts) since I was 21 years old. When I was 18, I started having minor difficulty reading the board while in a college lecture class. I told my dad. Next thing I knew, I had glasses.


·         Glasses with the rubber cushions vs. glasses without

I hated my first pair of glasses, mainly because they had the rubber cushions on them. Now, my parents both have bifocals with the rubber on them, but me? I decided they just weren’t for me. For one, the rubber does not stop them from falling down my nose. Second, being new to glasses, I tended to wear them on my head. Would you like to know how many strands of hair get yanked out each and every time after doing that?

No? Okay.


·         Wearing makeup

I absolutely love foundation. It covers my zits and balances my complexion quite nicely.

But, when I wear glasses, the pigment from the foundation sticks to them, causing dark spots around my nose and under my eyes to show up each and every moment I decide to take my glasses off for a moment.

And no, dabbing a tissue does in fact, NOT save the day.

·         Sliding down, Granny style

I’m sure almost all glasses-wearing peoples can relate to the whole “Excuse me, while I take my pointer finger and push my glasses right up to my eyeballs [i.e., for women (so that my not-so-dry mascara can leave a deadly mark on the inside of my lenses)].”

‘Nuff said.

·         Fingerprint/Blurred

This one is pretty much self-explanatory. Finger to glasses = not a good way to start or end your day and definitely not good at any time in between especially when you have no special wipes and your glassware cleaner towel is sitting at home on your coffee table.

·         Hurtful ears

I hate that this happens. I’ll be laying down on my bed and wanting so bad to watch more Scandal, so I turn the big TV on so I can sit up, but you know how it goes, you watch a few, you get tired, you lay down, glasses still on your head, your ears begin to HURT. You fall asleep. You wake up with sore ears and worrying whether or not today is the day you broke your glasses.

·         Ones that don’t fit your face

This is actually uncommon as when you get your new frames, the eye receptionist helps you and judges you so you don’t make a mockery of yourself when you leave the building.

I say this because while I did pick my first pair out, turns out they fit my sister’s face better than mine.

·         GLARES

Again, self-explanatory. The GLARES.

Beware the GLARES.

·         Headbands

Headbands and glasses never work. Hence, my previous point of hurtful ears.

Headbands add 50% more hurt to those ears.

xoxo —

Amanda B Hansen

Amanda Hansen

Amanda B Hansen is a writer & poet who currently resides in Omaha, NE. 
She is a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She holds a Bachelor's in General Studies. Her certifications include English, Music, & Creative Writing. 

Amanda currently splits her time being a full-time Customer Service Adviser at her local Walgreen's, and being an Editor/Social Media/Writing Contributor for Fine Lines Journal in Omaha.