Struggles with Spectacles

It’s been a while since I last published an article for my Fab Five list (formerly known as 5 things). Today, I decided to talk about something that is very close to my heart (or eyes if I’m being specific). Remember last month when I talk about my journey to wearing glasses? Well, I’m going to have a follow-up of that article. You see, I’m wearing spectacles for 2 months now. I know that’s a pretty much short period of time, but I already learned a lot about the struggles of people with glasses. I understand that there are much more you can think of right now, but this is my top 5 struggles and these are the things that I experienced personally.

1. My glasses keeps on falling down on my nose

You know, for people who are not THAT gifted in the nose department (which I’m a proud member of) this is a real struggle, I’m telling ya. Just an itty bitty change in the angle my head is balanced, the glasses will fall and becomes misaligned with my eyes. Sometimes, I’m thinking of investing in a robot whose only function is to “PUT BACK IVY’S GLASSES ALIGNED WITH HER EYES”. LOL!

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2. The glasses fogs up whenever I drink something hot

I’m sure I’m not the only one who experiences this, but why the heck did someone NOT tell me about this before?! LOL! I almost had a panic attack when I put my face over a hot bowl of soup (I’m smelling it, okay?) and the fog just devoured my glasses! WOAH! Zero Visibility Alert! I was ready to push any emergency button we had at that time. LOL! But seriously, it freaked me out a little bit. Also, I’m a very sweaty person (especially in my face’s T-zone) in the middle of this very hot country so it happens to me all the time now, and I must tell you I’m not very happy about it.

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3.  Friends were doubtful if your glasses were real or you’re just trying to achieve the “nerdy” look

Just 3 weeks ago, I went out with my group of friends from college and every single one of them asked me if what I’m wearing is a prescription glasses. Some even tried my glasses on. Maybe they had this doubt that my glasses were only a part of my outfit for that day. Actually, that’s the first time that they saw me with something in my eyes so I bet they were actually surprised. I’m guessing that this will be the exact same situation when my other friends see me.

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4. Trying to lie down with your eyeglasses on

This has only become my problem because I love reading in bed or lie down while watching TV. Sometimes, I had to adjust my position based on my glasses’ liking and needs. LOL! If not, I’ll suffer a mini heart attack when I feel it might snap in two, therefore, leaving me with no other glasses to use.

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5. You do not look like yourself without your spectacles

It’s a good morning. You just woke up from your deep slumber when you pass by your mirror hanging on the wall and then you suddenly broke out into singing Disney’s Mulan song “Whoooo is that giiiiiirl I seeeee? Staring straight back at me. Why is my reflection someone I don’t knowwww?” LOL! Even though I’m only wearing mine for 2 months, I can barely recognize my face without my glasses. I’m thinking of it as a certain sort of a shield (from where, I really don’t know). It’s like my face is so bare without it now and to think that I lived 23 years of my life before wearing one. Weird, right?

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There you go guys, these are my top 5 struggles. I guess I just have to accept that eyeglasses are part of my life now and try to live harmoniously with it. LOL! Maybe, one of these days I’ll try to wear contacts but it’s better to take it one step at a time. If you’re wearing one, what other problems can you add to this list? Make sure to share it on the comments! 🙂

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Oh, look! I got 2 additional eyes!

Last month, I finally had the courage to get myself spectacles. I find it more difficult to see smaller and farther things for the past few months already. At first, I was in denial that I needed eyeglasses. One of the reasons was because most of my family are wearing glasses and I know from their experience that it’s NOT a good thing. “Nothing beats a clear vision”, they say. They had their own regrets of not taking enough good care of their eyes. So, when I started not seeing the volume on the TV and not being able to tell the time without standing up from the couch to the wall and squint my eyes so that I can see, I panicked a little. That’s because I had my whole life eyesight planned out (as if you can plan something like that! LOL!). In my mind, I promised myself to be like my father because he only got glasses in his late 40’s and it’s because of his age (our eyes become weaker by this time) which is a normal (I think) occurrence in a person’s life.

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My new glasses 🙂

Obviously, because I’m in denial, the first thing I did was to completely ignore my eyes’ pleas to have glasses. So I IGNORE it, IGNORE again and IGNORE some more to my heart’s content. But then, you already know what happens next, right? It got worse, you see (no pun intended). So I have no choice but to go to an optometrist and had my eyes checked. The first time I wore the glasses, I got a little bit dizzy and had a mild headache but after a few hours, I think my eyes already adjusted so all is well. I can see things clearly that I haven’t been able to see before.

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While pondering about this experience, I had this thought about life that sometimes, if you feel like the world in front of you is a little bit unclear, blurry and unrecognizable due to something obstructing your vision, sometimes, all it will take is to step back and view the world with a different set of eyes (figuratively, not literally LOL!) and everything would be a clearer version of itself.

Now, if I could only be as adorable as Taylor Swift in glasses, I would be so happy. 🙂

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