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Old 10-11-2013, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Why would anyone wear glasses when they have the choice to wear contacts?

I have seen several people lately wearing contacts (who normally wear glasses) and it has made a huge improvement in their looks.
1) Glasses are very convenient. Putting them on takes moments. Taking them off takes moments. I buy them and the only care they need is a wiping down every second or third day.

2) I couldn't possibly care whether or not you think I look better without them.

I've seen several of your threads and I notice you're generally mystified at the fact that other people have subjective preferences that differ from your own. You might want to consider the fact that you don't seem to be able to even understand the fact that your own preferences are merely that - preferences.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:48 PM
 
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Well,glasses hide aging of the eye area very well. It hides my deep tear trough deformity and dark circles well,esp the new geeky,hipster type glasses.
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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they make their eyes bigger. So, for me at least, glasses are usually a turn-on.
This only works if you are farsighted. For nearsighted people, glasses make your eyes look smaller.


I am on my phone, please forgive the typos.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:41 AM
 
Location: USA
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Me peepers need some glasses sometimes. I like the frames from the mid-90's.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:29 AM
 
Location: all over the place (figuratively)
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This only works if you are farsighted. For nearsighted people, glasses make your eyes look smaller.
Huh?

I got contacts because I didn't want to wear glasses. Later I got Lasik. Both went pretty smoothly.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Huh?
jade408 is right. The refraction of the lenses use for treating farsightedness serve to magnify how large your eyes and eye area look behind them, but the refraction of the lenses used for treating nearsightedness have the opposite effect. They make your eyes and eye area behind them look smaller. If you are nearsighted, your lenses minimize your eyes to some degree (quite a bit, for high prescriptions), and if you are farsighted, they make your eyes look visibly larger. For farsighted folks, their glasses lenses will not hide eye-area aging and imperfections...they will magnify them. Whereas with nearsighted glasses lenses, things like crow's feet or puffy undereye areas will be minimized due to the properties of the lenses.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:48 AM
 
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I hope by the end of this thread I can find great contacts. I dont like glasses.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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I like my glasses. Contacts always bothered me, all my friends complaining about them all the time. My glasses don't really get in the way, I think they're a lot more convenient. I've never wanted contacts. Plus, my SO thinks my glasses are cute so it works out.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I hope by the end of this thread I can find great contacts. I dont like glasses.
I am severely nearsighted and have an astigmatism. I have monthly disposable contacts. They are fine most days. Maybe every few months I need to add drops during the day due to dryness. I was also one of the weirdos who had no problem putting in contacts the first time.


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Old 10-17-2013, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Have worn hard contact lenses since my teens (Dr told me my eyes would not be good for soft). Glasses since childhood. Switch to glasses when have been wearing contacts all day and eyes are tired/drying out. Usually wear contacts at work, out and about. Am near-sighted and therefore can read extremely well without correction. Usually wear glasses when switching from reading to doing something else and back to reading. Otherwise need reading glasses to read when wearing contacts.
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