Anyone else have sensory issues with wearing glasses?
I have an awful headache but I cannot face putting them on right now…
IDK what yours are, but for me it’s, like, the weight and pressure of them. It can be almost intolerable, but I need them to see anything that’s not, like, two or three feet in front of my face, so I gotta wear ‘em regardless. It can feel like either 1. clamping the bridge of my nose in a vise or 2. having to hold up some kind of heavy iron mask or crown with just my ears, though, on a bad day.
Yeah. I recently got some without those fuckin nose pad things though thanks fuck.
But i am obsessive with having them feel Just Right
And they hurt and itch and my eyelashes brush against the lenses.
I want contacts lmao
I don’t usually notice them that much anymore, unless I’m already really overloaded and/or have a bad enough headache. Then they’ll feel heavy and like they’re pressing into my nose and sometimes ears too hard.
It is kind of interesting again, what different problems people can have with fit and general sensory reactions there.
My old sensory nemesis: The giant plastic ‘80s fuckers I started out in as a kid. With no real nosepieces, much less adjustable ones. Just molded slippery plastic.
(A trip: Throwback Thursday- Vintage Eyewear Ads From The 1980’s)
Maybe those wouldn’t have been so bad if any of them had been designed to fit my face better. But, choosing the best-fitting frames available? Especially with a low nose, the bottom rode on my cheekbones constantly–getting the lenses greased up in the process, besides causing zits for the glasses to press and rub on. And usually the earpieces were set so they pressed up against my temples too. At least when they weren’t making a bid for the floor, because they sure as hell didn’t want to stay on my nose with nothing really holding them up there. I’m sure all of that would get annoying even without any particular sensory issues, but yeah.
Just a few years of that did help me start agitating to try contacts when I was 12. Thankfully, less huge frames with the adjustable nosepieces did come in during the early ‘90s, and the situation got way less annoying with my specific fit and sensory issues.
They still inevitably slide down on my nose a lot, and I haven’t managed to try any “Asian fit” frames which might work better yet since I found out that’s an option. But, at least they’re way less likely to suddenly just slide totally off my face, and I haven’t gotten hold of any for ages that ride on my cheekbones. Probably extra handy since I haven’t worn contacts with my allergies in over 10 years now.
But yeah, I was mostly reminded of that by the nose pad mention as something undesirable 😉 Plenty of different needs.
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