As a glasses-wearer, I have encountered quite a few people with misconceptions about wearing glasses. In this post, I will
complain about list a few! Here goes:
Glasses = Geek/ nerd/ dork/ whatever else
I blame films for this one. It’s straight up stereotypical. I am a bit of a geek myself – or at least others might brand me as one – but there are plenty of specs-wearers who aren’t! People wear glasses because their sight needs fixing slightly, bot because they are going along with stereotypes! A lot of celebrities wear glasses, and SO DOES HARRY POTTER SO BEAT THAT!!!!
Weather doesn’t get in our eyes
Oh, how wrong this one is!
1) Glasses are not the same as goggles. Although they can protect our eyes from getting all the rain/ snow in them, they do not completely block it.
2) Half the time, my glasses get covered in whatever is coming from the sky, and I end up having to take them off. Someone seriously needs to invent little windscreen-wiper-type-thingies for glasses!
Glasses make people’s eyes look funny
NOOOOOOOO! NO NO NO! Although this is often the case in cartoons, it isn’t in real life. Eyes tend to look completely normal behind glasses!!
Mascara and Glasses is a no go
I suppose this one is sometimes true, but I’ve never experienced it. Unless your mascara makes your eyelashes like 3cm long, then I don’t think you’ll have this problem!
Glasses hurt your nose
Glasses aren’t that heavy! I don’t know about you, but my glasses always slip down my nose. I’ve never had any pain, though.
That’s the end of my little list! Big thanks to Invisible2001 for some ideas whilst writing this post!
Do you wear glasses? Have I missed any misconceptions off the list?
xx Elly xx