Glasses and contact lenses

@maximax8 (28547)
United Kingdom
August 12, 2009 7:20am CST
I was tired last night and I wasn't feeling well. I forgot to take my contact lenses out. I usually wear a new pair each day. Before I had contact lenses I had a pair of prescription sunglasses and a pair of ordinary glasses. I got contact lenses when I was 21 years old. Do you wear glasses? Do you have contact lenses? If so how do you get on wearing them? Are you eyes sensitive to light so you wear sunglasses?
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8 responses
@AmbiePam (50245)
• United States
14 Aug 09
I had to get contacts when I was ten. But I had to wear hard contacts, and I hated them! They irritated my eyes so much that sometimes I'd cry. When I was fourteen I went to glasses. They weren't my favorite thing, but at least they didn't hurt my eyes. However, when I was sixteen I found out I could wear soft contacts. When I switched to them it was like a whole new world! I didn't even feel like I was wearing anything on my eyes. I do have a prescription pair of glasses and sunglasses right now. I was prohibited from wearing contacts for two years because my retinas were in danger of being detached. But now I'm back to soft contacts. They are the kind I wear every day, then at night they soak. I change them once a month to a new pair.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
i never had an experience wearing contact lenses. am sure it is very nice to have them but i think there is so much maintenance having it like cleaning it in solution and other routine to make it workable. and here, a contact lense is expensive. wearing a pair of eyeglasses is just right for me because of my very busy schedule. i take it off when i am not reading and then wear them when i do. its much simpler. ann
@youless (94189)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Aug 09
I am near-sighted, but I don't wear glasses at usual. I will wear glasses when it is necessary, such as watching TV. I don't like to wear contact lenses, as I am afraid of any risks. I don't think it is so bothering to wear the normal glasses. At least it is safer. I love china
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
12 Aug 09
I had an opperation a few years ago that replaced my lens, now I only use glasses for reading. I had cateracts, and to remove them, they had to remove the effected lens.
@UK_Shree (3604)
12 Aug 09
Yes I do wear contact lenses and have been doing so since I was about 15 years old. I remember I first needed glasses when I was around 10 and felt really upset about it at the time. I do sometimes get dry eyes from wearing my contact lenses for too long so I try and alternate between glasses and lenses when I can. When I am going out somewhere special though I will always wear my contacts.
• Philippines
12 Aug 09
I used to wear contact lenses, but I stopped almost a couple of years ago because it's much of a hassle for me and I developed astigmatism from using it. Now, I have eyeglasses for reading.
@mickly08 (769)
• China
12 Aug 09
I think glasses is better for your eyes . Contact lense is very danger for me to wear .Because I always forget to take it out .Besides ,I am very lazy .Wearing a contact lense is a hard work for me to do it .
@yogambal_64 (1016)
• India
12 Aug 09
Yes I do wear glasses, No I do not have contact lenses, I prefer glasses. Yes I do wear sunglasses and my eyes are sensitive to light, I can manage without one too sometimes.