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Old 10-07-2013, 05:14 AM
 
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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.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I mostly wear my glasses. I will wear contacts once in a while, such as to a formal event where my glasses do not complement eveningwear, or if I'm going to be out and about all day in bright sun and want to wear sunglasses (I hate transition lenses, and my prescription is very costly to purchase separate prescription sunglasses).

I don't wear my contacts often because I have dry, very sensitive eyes, and even the lines of contacts specially manufactured to combat dry eyes are only comfortable for a short period of time. Clear eyes with glasses look better on me than red, puffy, itchy eyes.

I also wear my glasses by choice because I like how they look.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:34 AM
 
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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.
I have extreme nearsightedness and glasses afford me better vision for distance, mid range, and close up. I have tried contacts to see if they would improve my vision, the distance was improved, but that was about it.

Next question may be: Well, why not get lasik surgery and eliminate glasses? Not all patients are good candidates for that surgery, and unfortunately I am at the top of the list due to a retinal condition.

I am thankful that glasses improve my vision, and that I still have vision.

As far as my appearance? Well, if it is unappealing to anyone, they are more than welcome to look the other way.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I also am ineligible for lasik. I am extremely nearsighted with astigmatism, and my prescription has yet to stabilize in over thirty years. I like how I look in glasses, have been wearing them since I was a small child, so they're a nearly lifelong part of my look.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:54 AM
 
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I had a medical condition with my eyes where for awhile I had to stop wearing glasses. I also could not get lasik because of the condition. Mine was more extreme but a lot of people have sensitive eyes or I even know people in dry climates where contacts don't work for them. Some people just like the way they look in glasses. I don't care for myself in them but some people I have noticed look nice in them especially celebrities who get fitted properly for them.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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Contacts are too high-maintenance (financially and otherwise), and wearing glasses confers zero risk of getting an eye infection-
plus, I only need glasses to see far distance, so I keep putting them on & taking them off throughout the day.
YMMV
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:38 AM
 
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Because glasses can also be a fashion accessory.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Denver area
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Some people find contacts irritating and/or uncomfortable.

Not everyone who wears glasses can wear contacts.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads
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I have an astigmatism and have yet to find a pair of contacts I don't find irritating or uncomfortable.

And I like how I look in glasses. I've had them since fourth grade, so I don't know much different!
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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a) It's really none of your business; and

b) Not everyone is motivated by appearances.
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