Have you ever had your glasses slide off your nose at the gym? Welcome to the club. Glasses serve a very important and obvious purpose — namely knowing what’s happening on TV — but they’re far from foolproof (and, in some cases, can be a complete pain). Here’s exactly why life with contact lenses is way, way better.
You can actually see what’s going on when you put on eye makeup.
Drawing on a cat-eye while wearing glasses is just the worst. You definitely don’t get that problem with contacts because, duh, you can see! Just make sure your eyes stay happy by soaking your contacts overnight in a hydrating solution like OPTI-FREE® Puremoist®, so you don’t find yourself making the classic Irritating Lens Face (ILF to those in the know) halfway through that cat-eye.
You can show off your expert makeup skills.
What’s the point of having insane makeup skills if no one can see your artistry behind the glare of your lenses? That’s a huge drawback of glasses, whereas with contact lenses, all your friends can see that major cat-eye. And ask you for a tutorial.
You can run without your glasses sliding down.
Sweat on your face plus any sort of physical movement equals glasses that just won’t stay in place. Any moisture basically turns your nose into a mini waterslide for your glasses to slip down, and a 3-mile run feels 10 times longer when you’re busy pushing up your glasses every two seconds instead of listening to music or enjoying the view.
You can do yoga — and actually see yourself in the mirror.
There are two ways to do yoga when you wear glasses: without your glasses at all or with your glasses getting mangled every other second (which is not so yogic). With contacts, you can watch yourself move in the mirror, which helps with your balance and pose technique, and do downward-facing dog with zero worries.
You can’t smudge your contacts.
You don’t realize how easy it is to smudge glasses until you wear them yourself. Plus, you can’t even have a decent makeout sesh with someone when you’re wearing glasses because nothing smudges glasses as efficiently and quickly as your date’s cheek.
You don’t have to deal with nose indents 24/7.
Not only can the nose pads get seriously uncomfortable — especially if you have to wear your glasses every waking moment of the day — but they can also leave little indents on your face once you take them off. There’s no hiding those.
You won’t get glare from your camera’s flash.
There’s no Insta filter or Photoshop for that bright glare on your glasses. You could always get your glasses coated with an anti-glare treatment but it’ll cost you $$. And, let’s be honest, if you care enough to get that coating, you probably care enough to make the switch to contacts.