6 Problems With Wearing Glasses

If you wear glasses regularly, you’ll know just how much of a pain they can be. I mean they’re great and all – I wouldn’t see a thing otherwise – but they just get completely in the way sometimes. We’ve all been here at some point…

7 Problems With Wearing Glasses

When your glasses just constantly steam up

This has got to be the most annoying thing ever with glasses. Walk into a warm building from the cold outdoors? Glasses steam up. Drinking a hot drink? Glasses steam up. Put your glasses back on after a hot shower/bath? Glasses steam up. Open the oven door? Glasses steam up. They’re all irritating scenarios, but it’s especially irritating when you’re in a public place.

Glasses need their own wipers

Sometimes I feel like I need wipers on my glasses, like a car would have. It was raining when I last did a park run and I wore a cap so the rain wouldn’t hit my glasses too much. I still ended up having to wipe my glasses mid-run many times. I need some gloves that are made from the material that keeps lenses clean… They must exist right?

Shaving is 10x more difficult

When I shower, I can’t wear my glasses because they’ll steam up. Obviously. Without my glasses, I can’t even see the hairs on my legs unless I put my face a couple of inches next to them. Very often resulting in me missing a line of hair. It happens a lot. Also like, is that shampoo or conditioner? I don’t know unless I put the bottle a couple of inches next to my face!

Lying down sideways with glasses

Nope. Not happening. I mean you can occasionally find a comfortable position, but rarely. They just get in the way. I have fallen asleep many times and woken up in pain because my glasses have been digging into the side of my head.

Dressing up as characters who don’t wear glasses

Glasses just ruin it really. This year is the first year I’ve had contacts so for Halloween I didn’t actually have to wear glasses. Winner.

They are forever dirty

How do my glasses get so dirty? I just don’t understand. I’ll see kids wearing glasses with shiny, clean lenses and then there’s mine looking like said kid has fondled them. Always.

Any more glasses-wearing woes?


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  • This was perfect! I wrote a similar post back in august about the things I hate about wearing glasses and I’m kicking myself now that I’ve missed points such as trying to shave, the steam and the dirt. Where does it come from?! x

    • Who knows! Haha. Just popped over to have a toot at your post – so many yes! x

  • Haha I can totally relate to this!!! I hate when they steam up when I’m drinking my tea :(

    Rachel | Beauty and the Bird

    • Worst thing ever haha!

  • Definitely know the feeling, though thankfully I don’t need mine quite as much. I do love the look of my glasses, though. They feel like a fashion statement to me.

    Lisa | farawaylisamae.com

    • Oh yeah I do still love them – I feel a little naked when I wear contacts haha!

  • Joanne

    I so rarely come across a post about glasses so I absolutely LOVED reading this, haha! The steam thing is totally problematic and at times kind of embarrassing when you’re with other people. And I also hate that you can’t lie down peacefully while wearing them. All things aside, I do love my glasses still, and wouldn’t trade them for contacts any day soon anyway! Haha great post <3
    I've just found your blog and completely adore it, yours posts are awesome! I'd totally love if we can follow each other maybe? Do let me know!
    Have a good weekend x

    Joanne | Life in Blue Skies

    • Thanks lovely! Definitely heading over to your blog now! x

  • Yes, yes, yes.. so can relate to this post.. Especially with them always being dirty, I swear I just cleaned mine like two seconds ago and I’m typing this whilst looking through ditched again glasses! I don’t know about you but another ‘problem’ is always other people asking to try them on and then exclaiming how the hell do you see in them.
    Also, just posted a ‘blog posts I loved this week’ post and have included this post! Hope you don’t mind :)
    Kirsty xx

    • Oh yes, that one! ‘I didn’t realise you were that blind’ …cheers! Haha. Thank you for including me, that’s awesome! x

  • Erin Russell

    my biggest bug bear is the fact that they rub off my makeup, sounds so small but its SO annoying. The dirty thing is annoying too,,,, oh and how by the end of the day your face hurts from wearing them so long… sigh – Just realised I am not following you on BL, am now! :)
    Erin || MakeErinOver

    • Yeah, especially foundation on the nose – so annoying! x

  • I did a Tough Mudder in 2015 & realised that jumping from a height into water wouldn’t work with glasses! Especially as I’m blind enough that I couldn’t have gotten round without them. I managed to get a free contact lens trial & kept swimming goggles round my neck to put on with any water obstacles. It seems that many people taking part don’t wear glasses…

    • Oh, I’ve never really thought about that but you are so right! Tough Mudder is something I want to do at some point in life aha!