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How to wear glasses to school for the first time?

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So i've needed glasses for about four years. however, i have only worn contacts for about three and a half years. i literally wear them 24/7. well, i was told that i need to take a break from my contacts for a little while while my eyes heal from an infection. i don't know how to start wearing my glasses out in public. i have never worn them out in public. i'm a senior in high school and am very self conscious. how can i get comfortable enough to wear them to school?

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asked Feb 19, 2017 in Health by anonymous

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Just pretend like its no big deal. Treat them like a fashion accessory. It's not really a big deal, I mean, you won't be wearing them for long, right? If people ask or stare, just smile and pretend that your glasses are your best feature or something.

How weird, I've been wearing glasses for the past four years and now I just switched to contacts! Tomorrow my classmates see me with my contacts for the first time.
answered Feb 19, 2017 by ChaiTea
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I think that you should wear them to places in public as simple as the store or a gas station to get use to wearing them in front of people. Im sure it will be ok. I mean tons of people need glasses. If u need more help getting comfy wearing them, look at yourself in the mirror with them on and you will realize that you don't look half bad. Maybe ask other people's opinion on them. You'll be fine.
answered Feb 19, 2017 by M03
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That is a hard one, if people ask you just be honest with them.
When I wore glasses a long time ago when I was in grade school I was called four eyes.
I would maybe just feel confident and maybe people will say "hey I like your glasses."
I would say try to get over your fear and you'll be all right.
Just remember that it won't be forever that you have to wear your glasses.
Good luck to you from someone who used to wear glasses and may have to go back to wearing glasses for reading and driving.
answered Feb 19, 2017 by book reader
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What is it about your glasses that you don't like, that makes you uncomfortable wearing them in public? It may be that you don't like the way they look on you. You can find really cute, trendy glasses for cheap online. If you have a pair you really like, you're probably going to be more likely to want to wear them. They'd be more like an accessory than just plain ol' glasses! Try the site I listed in the source.
answered Feb 19, 2017 by Cara
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Try practicing wearing them around your house at first. Wear them when you are watching a movie, etc.

Just dive in to school wearing them. Glasses can be extremely cute and stylish- but make sure that they do look cute. You will probably get a lot of attention at first if people haven't seen you wearing glasses before.

Good luck!
answered Feb 19, 2017 by hurricane
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What is your first time wearing glasses and contacts like?
I was at the eye doctor today and found out I need glasses. I decided to get contacts as well. I'm getting them in a little more than an hour since their lab can do them. What I'm wondering is what will my first time wearing them be like and how long will it take to get used to them?
answered Feb 19, 2017 by Marion C
I was about 7 when I got my first pair of glasses. I had to because I couldn't see the blackboard at school, and my teacher went and told my parents...I wasn't keen at all! But after I got them, I came to appreciate them. My vision was much clearer, I didn't have to walk to the front of the class to copy notes, and I didn't have to sit right in front of the TV to watch my favourite cartoons. There weren't that many funny comments either-so there was practically no 'getting used to' time involved. It just made everything clearer- and that was great!

A few years later, I switched to soft contact lenses. I can't remember the exact reason why-I was wearing my glasses just fine. But,

The soft contact lenses were another revelation-good clear vision without any annoying frames-in any direction of gaze. No more fogging of the lenses! Total comfort! It almost felt like I had new eyes, but it took a while to get used to the cleaning regimen. It took a few weeks before I lost the fear of putting the lenses in and taking them out (I was about 11 or 12 years old then). My mother helped me a lot during this time. And then,

a couple of years later I switched to RGP lenses. This, as I recall, was because at the time there was a belief that wearing RGP lenses could slow the rate of myopia progression down, and mine was increasing real fast.

RGPs are quite different from soft lenses. At the beginning, it felt like there was an eyelash constantly in the eye (moving with each blink). My eyes would water somewhat. And if any bit of dust or grit got under the lens-boy, you learn how to take the lens out immediately. But the vision I got from them was amazing-I remember seeing the individual leaves on the tree from my living room, possibly 20 meters or more away. Little twigs were seen-that was real life high definition vision.

So, to cut a long story short, wearing contacts gives you a sensation closest to natural good vision. You will need to 'desensitize' yourself to things getting close to your eye, and not to instinctively close or squeeze your eyes while you try to get them in. There are other tips and tricks, such as making sure your fingers are dry, so that the lens will not stick to your fingertip while you try to insert them. With practice, it will become second nature anywhere from a couple weeks to a month or so. Do remember to follow the instructions about contact lens care and hygiene, and you will really enjoy the vision you get from them.

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