Problems related to spectacles

There are so many people who use spectacles and have a number which does not let them part with their glasses no matter what. Though everyone gets used to it and specs are not that bad to use either, they become very cumbersome at times. I have been using specs for almost since my 13th birthday (approximately for 9 years) and I have faced many difficult situations because of my spectacles which I am listing below :


1. Going outside in  rain :

The worst thing that happens to me when I walk in the rain is getting my specs all wet in the rain. No matter what I do, I cannot successfully walking in the rain without ruining my glasses.

2. Make up for eyes :

When I am going for a party, I usually like to focus more on my eyes while getting ready (i really do love my eyes :P) but eventually what ever I have done to my eyes gets hidden behind my specs!

3. Commuting in a crowded train :

I hate getting into crowded trains and if I know the train would be crowded I mostly try to keep my specs in my bag, but there are times when I get into an empty or nearly empty train and then it gets all crowded at the later stations and then I have this constant fear that people will knock my glasses off with their elbows!

4. Wearing shades :

I don’t wear shades. Period. I cannot. There is no sense buying sun glasses when I know i cannot see properly through them. There is an option to get the shades specifically for my eye number, but then it again doesn’t make sense to remove my spectacles, keep them in the bag and then wear the shades just to look super cool! 🙁

5. Touching the glass by mistake and making it dirty and smudged. 

I tend to do this a lot of times, anywhere I am and i keeps getting dirty after every few minutes of washing and cleaning them!


Some solutions that I came up with this problem are :

Not wearing specs in rain – on the downside, it is difficult to see and then it can give me headaches!

Not wearing specs at parties- same problem as the above one!

Solution to shades is, I have got my specs which photo-chromatic lenses, the ones that turn dark in the sunlight. It does help against the bright sunlight. I have also got my glasses tinted so as to protect my eyes while working on the PC. – problem : it makes me look weird, just a little bit! 😛


I finally came up with the solution for wearing contact lenses. It is not the ideal solution, but it does help me a lot. I will be blogging more on contact lenses in the subsequent posts, so look out if you are debating over spectacles and lenses 😀

So, do you wear spectacles? What problems to do face?



  1. Another problem with glasses is that it’s annoying to exercise with them on! It’s also a problem if you break your glasses and don’t have a spare. With contacts, I can just open another pack.

    I switched to contacts a long time ago, about when I was 13, and I’ve been wearing them since. I’ll wear glasses at home to give my eyes a break though. If I happen to be wearing glasses while out, it’s not really an option for me to take them off during those troublesome situations. My eye sight is really, really bad!

  2. Have you considered ever getting those lenses that changes from indoor to outdoor usages? I’ve had friends who had those, where their lenses will become sunglasses outside, but when inside, it will be lighter for indoor usage.

    #1 is indeed a problem for me, but my biggest problem is when my spectacles steam up on me! I absolutely hate that.

    #2 and #3 are not an issue for me. I don’t wear make-up, and I commuting has never given me problems XD

    #5 is also a problem for me! It drives me nuts when I can’t seem to get them clean ever.

    • ya mine changes its color in indoors and outdoors. That feature is called photochromatic lenses

  3. I’ve never heard of people saying spectacles before. I’ve always heard the term being used as “Glasses.” I, myself, actually wear glasses daily. My very first pair that was purchased was in high school. I was actually supposed to have them all through out elementary, junior high, and high school. But, because I was bullied a LOT, my dad didn’t make me get them. But, I did get them in my Sophomore year, and I had a really cool pair (teal green). But like you, mine gets spotted with rain and my glasses also gets smudged up a bit when I touch the lenses. I don’t think there is any solution to glasses, but contacts, and I dislike contacts.

  4. Oh yea, glasses in rain sucks really bad. I’ve stopped using umbrellas because they’re so impractical and it’s usually windy when it rains too, plus they only protect the upper body. I usually wear a decent jacket with a hood to protect myself from the rain.

  5. I do #5 all the time! I end up trying to clean my glasses every hour, and it drives me crazy because it’ll just get smudged again. 🙁

    I don’t have prescription sunglasses, so I just forgo my eyeglasses on the weekends. Thankfully, eyesight isn’t that bad (yet!) so I can still go out without them. I just can’t drive or read signs from far away.

  6. Ooh girl! I wore glasses since the 4th grade and I absolutely hated the rain because they would splash all over my glasses and I wouldn’t be able to see. And then middle school came and sunglasses were super cool, but I could never wear them because I already had these things on my face.

    I ended up getting contacts, and ironically I miss my glasses now. lol.

  7. I face all of those problems and one more, getting the lenses fogged up by either extreme heat or just gas. It’s annoying but I can’t wear contact lenses as I am too scared to put them in and I can’t stand them, but I can wear glasses and deal with the pain of them, and plus, it’s like a cool accessory to have. You can change frames and get new designs, that’s how I survived with them. Also, I had a lot of pairs, but I’ve always lost them or they get broken, etc; but in the end, I love glasses. <3



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