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Why You Should Ditch the Contacts and Embrace Your Glasses

It’s time to break out those glasses that have been collecting dust on your bedside table, and here’s why:

1. It gives your eyes a much needed break

It’s the end of the day and your eyes feel tired, dry and irritated. Contact wearers have all been there. It feels as if your eyes are being suffocated and your contacts are glued to your eyes. Instead of popping in a few eye drops, listen to your eyes and switch to glasses. Take out your contact lenses and let your eyes breathe for a bit. Trust me, they’ll thank you for it.


2. Glasses are less of a hassle, and much easier to maintain

Remembering to order contacts can be the struggle. So can keeping up with eye drops, contact cases and solution. With glasses, all you have to do is pop them on and go. You may have to clean them from time to time, but it’s better than remembering to put on and take off pesky contact lenses every day. Glasses are overall much easier than contacts, and are great for those with a busy lifestyle.


3. It saves you money

Constantly ordering contacts can be expensive. A pair of glasses that lasts you several years can be a great investment, especially for those who are looking to save some extra cash. For around a year’s worth of contact lenses, you can purchase a couple pairs of glasses that will last you much much longer.


4. Glasses lead to improved eye health

Let’s face it, we all spend hours a day in front of laptops, textbooks and phones. This alone causes strain on the eyes and can make it hard to focus on tasks at hand. Contacts can actually worsen this strain, causing tiredness and cloudy vision. With glasses, this strain is reduced. Glasses help to refresh your eyes, and strengthen your focus. They also act as protection for your very important eyes, keeping things such as dust and dirt particles out.


5. Glasses are SO CUTE and come in many different styles!

With an endless amount of shapes and styles to choose from, you are bound to find a pair that you love. Glasses can completely change and elevate any outfit, adding a more sophisticated look, as well as an extra hint of cuteness and individuality. Plus, they help to frame your face and bring out your best features while acting as a distraction from the not so great ones because we all wake up with an unexpected pimple from time to time. 


Sarah Carr

Virginia Tech '20

Sarah is a current senior majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in sociology. 
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