question for those wearing glasses

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    Oct 12, 2011 3:06 AM GMT
    I've worn glasses for many years, but I've hated wearing them for as long as I've been wearing them. It's not that I don't look good in glasses (and in fact people say I look cuter in them), but I always get those annoying red marks on the nose where the frame sits. No matter what glasses I get, the ones that are supposed to fit me perfectly or the super lightweight titanium ones, I always get those red marks. So I only wear them when I have to.


    Now I've just decided to keep my glasses on, mainly because I hate squinting all the time and because I don't want to miss the flirty stuffs other people direct at me. But the red marks!!!!

    Any suggestions? I've been wanting to get contact, but I can't for now.
  • commoncoll

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    Oct 12, 2011 3:08 AM GMT
    Most other people who wear those glasses get them too. You don't see them, because people who wear their glasses a lot, don't take them off.

    You can also get some that are not tight fitting across the nose.
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    Oct 12, 2011 3:09 AM GMT
    Carefully peel the skin from your face. Now replace your glasses and the red marks will simply blend in with the rest of your face. Anything else I can help you with?
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    Oct 12, 2011 4:24 AM GMT
    Hmm, if they are leaving red marks , it probably means that the bridge holder is kept on too tight.

    Try massaging the indents with warm water and then moisturize.
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    Oct 12, 2011 4:28 AM GMT
    I don't think it's the bridge holder thing that's bugging me. I think it's just the fact that there is something on my nose, you know something that has weight. I've decided to just keep it on and not take it off until I am done with the day.
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    Oct 12, 2011 4:29 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk said
    Scruffypup saidCarefully peel the skin from your face. Now replace your glasses and the red marks will simply blend in with the rest of your face. Anything else I can help you with?


    LOL ... you're bad



    yes, very bad. Not helpful at all icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 12, 2011 6:08 AM GMT
    Nothing you can do. Embrace it... but make sure they're comfortable and do not dig into the skin making the marks appear worse than what they already do. icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 12, 2011 2:24 PM GMT
    You must have really sensitive skin or something, because I wear Ray-Ban, titanium framed, prescription glasses all day long, and I don't have that problem. According to the digital kitchen scale, my glasses only weigh 16 grams.
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    Oct 12, 2011 4:21 PM GMT
    I've had to wear sunglasses or safety glasses pretty much all the time for many years. The nose doesn't bother me, but the skin between my ears and head gets all irritated. Especially when combined with bike helmet, hard-hat or the like.
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    Oct 13, 2011 12:53 AM GMT
    Just do lasik eye surgery like I did, period!
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    Oct 13, 2011 1:01 AM GMT
    I get that too sometimes if they're not adjusted. But wearing them all the time will help a lot... you'll forget they exist.

    I hope I can get lasik in the next couple years. I'll probably wear my glasses forever though. It would be weird not to have them.
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    Oct 13, 2011 1:06 AM GMT
    when i wear my glasses I also get the red marks... so to avoid that I wear my contacts all day... from about 8am until about 12am when I go to sleep... admittedly this amount of contact lens wear isn't ideal either but until I get laser vision correction it's the only alternative! Unfortunately you just have to pick the lesser of two evils, red marks on your nose or contacts for many hours.
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    Oct 13, 2011 1:12 AM GMT
    I think I've only had 1 pair of glasses over the years that didn't give me red marks. I wear glasses from the moment I wake up until I go to bed. It's just a fact of life, I guess. I don't like wearing contacts, and I don't trust the surgery yet.
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    Oct 13, 2011 1:16 AM GMT
    You realize that no one will see the red marks if your glasses are on, right?
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    Oct 13, 2011 1:21 AM GMT
    MSUBioNerd saidYou realize that no one will see the red marks if your glasses are on, right?


    Please refrain from injecting logic and reason into this topic. This is RealJock. It's frowned upon.

  • Oct 13, 2011 1:21 AM GMT
    That is a strange problem, really. I've been wearing glasses for almost 20 years, and always got those red marks. However they never bothered me, they disappear in 2 minutes after you take glasses off (my current glasses weigh 21 g, 0.7 oz). It's probably just a matter of habit. Stop stressing about it, and they will disappear from your list of problems icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 13, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    Trollileo said
    DudeInNOVA said
    MSUBioNerd saidYou realize that no one will see the red marks if your glasses are on, right?


    Please refrain from injecting logic and reason into this topic. This is RealJock. It's frowned upon.
    Not to mention grounds for exile and banishment.


    I thought exile was only for failing to turn every topic into a flame war? I guess I need to brush up on my forum rules.

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    Oct 13, 2011 1:32 AM GMT
    Lasik sounds a bit invasive for me. Like I said I want to get contact, but can't now. And whenever I have glasses on, I always feel that "something is there". Like there's weight. Slightly uncomfortable.
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    Oct 13, 2011 1:33 AM GMT
    Trollileo said
    DudeInNOVA said
    Trollileo said
    DudeInNOVA said
    MSUBioNerd saidYou realize that no one will see the red marks if your glasses are on, right?


    Please refrain from injecting logic and reason into this topic. This is RealJock. It's frowned upon.
    Not to mention grounds for exile and banishment.


    I thought exile was only for failing to turn every topic into a flame war? I guess I need to brush up on my forum rules.

    Oh, and by the way, you suck and everything you believe is wrong! icon_wink.gif
    I don't believe anything. I know. I am Jewish after all.



    Ok. attention back to ME please icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 13, 2011 1:36 AM GMT
    slimnoodlez saidLasik sounds a bit invasive for me. Like I said I want to get contact, but can't now. And whenever I have glasses on, I always feel that "something is there". Like there's weight. Slightly uncomfortable.


    If you wear them all the time, you will stop noticing them. You notice them more because you are taking them on and off. I don't feel mine anymore.
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    Oct 13, 2011 1:41 AM GMT
    go to a locally owned eyeglass shop, where they will fit them to you, or try a plaistic frame. I don't like the idea of lasik my eye + burning laser = no.
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    Oct 13, 2011 1:47 AM GMT
    I had my lasik a year ago and my uncle as well and we turned out fine. Can't believe the freedom I have now compare to having to wear glasses. But it's up to you guys.
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    Oct 13, 2011 1:58 AM GMT
    Are your glasses to heavy? Can't you get a lighter frame and plastic lenses? Or have the weight more on your ears?
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    Oct 13, 2011 2:02 AM GMT
    bhp91126 saidAre your glasses to heavy? Can't you get a lighter frame and plastic lenses? Or have the weight more on your ears?



    they're actually not heavy, but not light either. I've had those geeky really light ones in middle school, but even they left a bit of mark after an extended stay on my nose. And my vision is quite bad, so I try to make my lens as thin as possible but they still add to the weight. This is annoying icon_evil.gif
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    Oct 13, 2011 2:15 AM GMT
    slimnoodlez said
    bhp91126 saidAre your glasses to heavy? Can't you get a lighter frame and plastic lenses? Or have the weight more on your ears?



    they're actually not heavy, but not light either. I've had those geeky really light ones in middle school, but even they left a bit of mark after an extended stay on my nose. And my vision is quite bad, so I try to make my lens as thin as possible but they still add to the weight. This is annoying icon_evil.gif


    go get Lasik! I wore heavy glasses and expensive contacts for 25 years and the freedom after having my eyes lasered was incredible.