Saturday, February 07, 2015

Glasses fix

For about 20 years I have been wearing glasses.  For almost 20 years glasses have been sliding down my nose and falling off of my face.  This has been the case with every pair of glasses I've owned (strip on sports goggles excepted).  It's been infuriating (though, still, I've never even considered contact lenses).

Though I'm not sure that it's actually the case, the problem seems to have gotten much worse with my current pair of glasses.  I think a conservative estimate might be that I adjust my glasses on my face hundreds of times a day.  In many cases the adjustment may constitute catching and repositioning my glasses as they literally fall from my face while engaged in low-impact tasks like dish washing.  Even just sitting a desk typing may be enough to dislodge my glasses.

According to experts in the field (AKA opticians I've consulted) it is possible to have glasses that don't fall off of one's face constantly.  Apparently it's all in how the glasses are fitted.  I'm not sure how much I believe this.

Recently, in the hundred plus adjustments a day era, I mentioned this problem to Jeannette.  She responded by telling me about some rubber attachments her brother used to use.

Before long I found similar products online for a very reasonable price and decided to give them a shot.

I've now had my new rubber attachments in place for the past 2.5 days.  One thing that is immediately apparent is that my glasses are not falling from my face - which is exactly what I hoped.  Unfortunately, now that my glasses are always almost strapped on to my head via my ears I've begun to feel the attachments rubbing behind my ears.  Hopefully after a few days of regular use this will no longer be an issue.  In any event, I'm inclined to think that a some behind-the-ear discomfort might be worth not having to adjust my glasses hundreds of times a day.

Cameron - 5
Neil - 0

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