Having to wear eyeglasses can be a source of shame for teens. Most of my high school friends made the switch to contacts years ago, so they could avoid wearing their glasses. Even though most could make the switch, it didn’t address a deeper issue: they lacked confidence in their appearance.
The moral for all of us—both with and without glasses—was that what we really wanted was to feel comfortable as we are. Turns out that’s way more attractive.
In line with feeling comfortable just the way you are, we present you with 5 Reasons Teens with Eyeglasses Should Wear Them Proudly:
- Glasses distinguish you
- Glasses are stylish
- Glasses add to your variety of looks
- Contacts can be a hassle
- Genuine confidence is everything
Glasses distinguish you
There are many ways you can stand out as a teen, and glasses are one way to do so. Although, body armor and camo as well as a beard also gets the job done.
Glasses are stylish
These aren’t your grand pappy’s spectacles!
Glasses add to your variety of looks
Most of us have a variety of shoes that we wear depending on the occasion. Similarly, eye glasses allow you to choose from a number of styles that you can change based on the current fashion trends, season, or occasion.
It’s not that you don’t look good in glasses—you just haven’t found the right pair.
Contacts can be a hassle
How many times have you heard of someone losing their contacts? It can happen to the best of us. If you misplace your glasses, you don’t have to search for what can feel like forever.
You may not also know that contacts can be irritating to put on and take off.
It simply doesn’t look pretty when things go wrong (no need for a picture here).
Genuine confidence is everything
It doesn’t matter how cool other people think your glasses are if you don’t also believe that you look good. And it might be helpful to know there’s always someone out there that finds exactly how you look right now attractive.
It’s a cliché but if you want a more down-to-earth perspective, consider this:
Most people are more confident when they can see clearly and don’t have headaches 🙂
Contributed by Nick Fochtman