Contact, Hi!

Raise your hand if you love glasses? Now, raise your hand if you loved glasses way back in 1996 before hipsters made it cool and the eye doctor said you needed glasses so you could see the 4th grade chalkboard and your little brother got jealous because his vision was 20/20? If you got pumped about the latest Harry Potter novel because finally a smart kid in glasses was kicking butt and taking names, then you and I would have been specs-tacular friends.

5 of my [most recent] pairs of glasses. :)

I LOVE glasses. My face feels terribly naked without them. I find myself bonding with other specs-y gals and becoming good friends. On a few occasions I've discovered that a friend of mine doesn't actually have a prescription but wears fashion glasses and I'm like, "What?? How rude?!" #fraud

Lately, though, I've been thinking long and hard about giving contacts another try. I had them for a hot minute my freshman year of college, but the cleaning solution I used was recalled and I took that as a sign, tossed the things out, and never looked back.

Living at da beach has been so incredibly fabulous... and sunny. As it stands, I can either drive legally while wearing my prescription glasses or I can wear sunglasses. Not a great choice when the glare from the chrome ahead of you impairs your vision just as much as an astigmatism! 

So I feel two paths emerging ahead -- 

(1) contacts and *gulp* fashion glasses [ultimately cheaper] 
(2) prescription sunglasses [that I can't lose or break or 
throw in my purse or let someone borrow or get scratched up]?

The fact that I'm even considering contacts has my head spinning. What has come over me?! Advice and input is greatly appreciated, my fellow blind-ies. 

Sarah :: Your Plucky Picaroon

Are you a glasses girl or a contacts gal? Why or why not?

Sarah :: Plucky in Love

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  1. Ha! My boyfriend has had glasses since high school and he has the same problem. He loves his glasses, but gets so frustrated about the prescription sunglasses issue. He's definitely been considering getting contacts so he can just buy a pair of sunglasses he likes and use them whenever. That being said...he still hasn't made the commitment to do it.

    I'm sure you already know Warby Parker has some killer prescription sunglasses for (relatively) cheap.

    Good luck!!

  2. I don't think you have to be exclusive with one or the other. Some days I'm a contact wearer, some days I keep my glasses on all day (no fraud here! I can't see without the help!).

    I realized how handy contacts are to have while on a cruise with my sister and soon-to-be brother-in-law (bil). We all went snorkeling and no one thought about the fact that bil wears glasses! Poor guy wasn't able to see much and was sad he missed out.

    I've thought about prescription sunglasses for my glasses days, and I know it's costly, but a good investment that can last a long time. I'll still buy contacts every six months, too. I know the price is daunting, but cutting onions while wearing contacts is tears! :)