15 Problems People With Glasses Will Understand

Once I realised I could not see any of the lecture notes at university, I knew I had to do something about my eyesight! I didn’t realise how bad it actually was until I began wearing my glasses around 2 years ago.

Problems Only People Who Wear Glasses Will Understand

I remember the first time I went to a park with my new glasses on. I could actually see the leaves in the tree and I was completely in awe – I didn’t even know that was a thing that people could normally see! I am nature obsessed so finally be able to properly see and appreciate every little detail was a huge deal.

But, with the ups comes the downs. Wearing glasses can be a huge pain in the arse sometimes!


1. Exercising with your glasses is practically impossible. Anything that requires an ounce of effort or sweat causes your glasses to slide down your face. Running with your glasses is a big nope, unless you fancy holding them in place the entire time.

2. Constantly thinking you’re vision is getting a bit fuzzy before realising it’s actually a greasy finger mark.

3. Having to put your glasses straight back on after taking them off because someone said “look at this”.

4. Walking into a warm room from the cold for your glasses to react as if you’ve stepped into a sauna. Even drinking a hot cup of tea causes your lenses to fog! When will it end?

5. Trying to balance your 3D glasses on top of your regular glasses at the cinema… Fail.

6. Having to choose between your regular glasses or your sunglasses. Protection from the sun or the gift of sight? Prescription sunglasses, please!

7. Napping with your glasses on is pretty uncomfortable unless you like the feeling of your glasses frame pushing into your skull.

8. Carefully applying your winged eye liner for it to only be completely covered when you eventually put your glasses back on.

9. Your mascara covered or false lashes constantly tickling up against your lens.

10. People always want to check *how* blind you actually are, so they’re determined to try your glasses on.

11. Glare. Glare everywhere.

12. Walking around in the rain is a pain, full stop. You’re blinded by specks of raindrop. When will someone invent tiny little windscreen wipers?

13. If your partner also wears glasses, a spontaneous smooch could be a little disastrous. The pain of a glasses collision is difficult to describe.

14. Wearing an outfit that isn’t cotton is such a risky move. Normally, your shirt is your lens cleaner. What do you do now?

15. Wearing your glasses all day and they leave two huge dents on your nose, which stay there for so damn long.


Despite the problems, I love my glasses! They cover up my make-up free face when I’m feeling a little self-concious. They make me look older when I’m feeling like I look about 12. And, obviously, they help me see!

Can you relate? Did I miss any problems that you’ve had issues with?

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38 thoughts on “15 Problems People With Glasses Will Understand

  1. I can relate to a few of these! I’m lucky my lashes aren’t long enough that when I’m wearing mascara it smears all over my glasses. The struggle when your lenses fog up and not being able to wear 3D glasses is real. I have transitions lenses so they automatically tint when I’m in the sun meaning I don’t need to wear sunglasses.

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  2. I relate to so many of these issues, especially the rain! I need windscreen wipers.
    Having glasses tan lines is a massive one for me. I have to keep my glasses on because the arms make lines across the sides of my face and I look like I have inverted panda eyes!
    Kate xx

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    • Oh no! I didn’t even consider that my face would tan around my glasses. This will be the first summer where my eyesight has been this bad, so I’ll have to keep a look out for that issue :).
      Thank you for stopping by!xx


  3. I know exactly what you mean about being able to see the leaves because that was my first reaction as well. The issue I face is that I want squeaky clean glasses all the time I just cannot bear any marks on the lenses but somehow they always get dirty and the marks on them distract me to no end!

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    • The leaves are just amazing. I was in absolute awe!
      Yeah, I’m like that. I spend so bloody long keeping them clean. You’d think someone would have invented smear free lenses by now! :p


  4. Dear Morgan, you write about serious things in such a lovely sweet manner, I believe everyone who suffers from this problem smile now. Haven’t you thought about contact lenses, I recommend! Very comfortable and most of problems vanish…

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    • Thank you so much Ann 🙂 that’s a lovely compliment!
      I’m a little scared of touching and putting something into my eye. It creeps me out a little! I’d like to try them eventually though. Maybe test them out!

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      • Yes, I understand you very well. Several years ago I had the same feeling, but once I tried everything has changed. Now I use them as if it has been always! Good luck, remember you are not the one!


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  6. Yes to them ALL!! I totally also found out about the HD world when I couldn’t read lectures. I assumed the world got blurry past 5m!

    Do you also wear contacts? I don’t mind them but honestly it feels weird, much prefer my glasses on a daily basis.

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    • Me too! I didn’t realise people could see that far until I realised everyone around me could read the notes and I was just BLIND!
      I don’t wear contacts cause they completely freak me out. I’ll stick with the glasses, even though they have downsides :p.

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