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Do You Shower in Your Eyeglasses?

Do You Shower in Your Eyeglasses?

Me neither. It makes shaving my legs a spotty venture.

I’ve been trying to make contact lenses work for me, again. I’m highly motivated and it gets greater with each injustice:)

When I visited my daughter in April, I had an incident.  Here’s the text I sent her at work.

Do You Shower in Your Eyeglasses?

 

She got quite a chuckle out of it. Me? Not so much :-O

So while I keep trying the contacts, my RX changed and I needed new glasses. I love trying on new frames. I take a photo of myself in the frames, then put my glasses back on to see how they look.

I’m here at Midlife Boulevard today, sharing my tips for choosing the best eyeglasses for you.

Do You Shower in Your Eyeglasses?
Shape, lens, color, material of frames. They’re all important.

Are you in the market for new glasses?

Join me and see what criteria I use.

I’d love to hear how you choose frames or if these tips will help you.

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25 Comments

  1. Oh, I can identify with that! I’m thinking of the time I was stuck in a tiny shower cubicle at a campground in Australia, wondering why the body lotion I had slathered on my hair was not lathering. Then half-opening the door, sticking my head around it, and asking the teenage girls standing drying their hair if anyone could lend me a handful of shampoo. Oh the “are you a crazy woman?” looks I received! Still…makes for a great funny story afterwards, eh?

    • Jennifer
      Author
      June 8, 2015 / 8:06 pm

      It does make for a funny story. Laughter is such an important part of my life:) I just love those crazy lady looks!! I can perfectly understand the lotion mistake you make. I’d do the same. xoxo

  2. Get Fresh
    June 3, 2015 / 7:30 am

    Jennifer, battishly blind since about age 7 so really empathize and smiled at this. Wish had your site post thoughtful picking glasses tips when I finally got new ones in spring. But have to say assistants in optometrist’s office were great help in pushing my final choice a bit more toward the not-dull “accessory” side. I am your opposite, devoted to contacts since age 10. Hated frames for sports, cold weather fogging, blind spots, weight etc. etc. But glasses tech and style have both come an enormous way. I finally have a pair which I am happy to wear, after three decades! A necessity to prep eventually for the next thing I have my eye on LASIK/ PPK. We’ll see. PS have you seen places like Pearle, that have a screen where sight-challenged can more easily see and compare the look of different frames?

    • Jennifer
      Author
      June 8, 2015 / 8:08 pm

      LASIK scares me a bit. Actually a lot. I’m still working on the contacts. I’m stubborn that way. xoxo

  3. June 3, 2015 / 9:53 am

    Yes, you’re singing my song! I’ve been legally blind as a bat since I was a kid. Until a few years ago, I wore contacts, but since they no longer correct my astigmatism, I’m back to glasses. I’m almost looking forward to glaucoma, because you get a permanent lens that enables you to see without glasses. Love the sound of that!
    XOXOX,
    Brenda

    • Jennifer
      Author
      June 8, 2015 / 8:09 pm

      You always have a great way to look at things Brenda!! xoxo

  4. June 3, 2015 / 10:13 am

    I’ll be looking for new frames soon, so I’ll head over as soon as I have a minute and check out what you say on the topic — sure to be useful!

  5. June 3, 2015 / 10:48 am

    Need to look for new frames, thanks for this lovely share! 🙂

  6. Jen
    June 3, 2015 / 10:52 am

    I’m in trifocals now (or contacts and reading glasses.) I have a pair of Dior tortoise shell cats eye glasses I love. Dog shampoo lol

    • Jennifer
      Author
      June 8, 2015 / 8:11 pm

      My progressives are trifocals too. Just lately I’ve discovered distance contacts and cheaters. I may do this for a while. Yup, dog shampoo:))

  7. June 3, 2015 / 11:43 am

    Since I broke and smashed my wrist I’ve had my legs waxed. In the shower I’m Usually OK without my glasses because everything is a diferent color.

  8. June 3, 2015 / 1:37 pm

    Ha ha! oops.

    bisous

    Suzanne

  9. Deborah Montgomery
    June 3, 2015 / 7:38 pm

    thanks for the informative article Jennifer. I’m going to be in the market for new glasses in the next few months,

    • Jennifer
      Author
      June 8, 2015 / 8:12 pm

      I hope these tips are helpful.

  10. June 4, 2015 / 1:46 pm

    How I wish I could shower with glasses on! And what a great idea – taking a pic in each frame. Then send to daughters and get their opinions. My appointment is coming up soon and I will use this trick. Always such interesting ideas on your blog!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      June 8, 2015 / 8:14 pm

      Thanks Jennifer! I ask my daughter too :))

  11. June 10, 2015 / 9:43 am

    I think that shampoo and conditioner bottles should be either a completely different shape or colour. I don’t know how many times I have conditioned my hair twice because I can’t read the minuscule writing in the shower. Also note to self: move the dog shampoo.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      February 9, 2016 / 10:01 pm

      I’ve done the same thing many times. Why is that printing so small??

  12. June 10, 2015 / 9:55 am

    I hadn’t even considered the importance of not leaving the dog shampoo in the shower. I forget that some family members don’t have perfect vision. Yes, that strangely is the lesson that I took from this post.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      February 9, 2016 / 10:02 pm

      It was the lesson I intended…for my daughter to learn:)

  13. June 10, 2015 / 11:36 am

    This is hilarious!! What about those teeney little bottles you get in hotels? I have used mouthwash for shower jel and lotion for shampoo…sadly!!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      February 9, 2016 / 10:04 pm

      Me too! Now I line them up in the right order, so I know what is what, before I get in.

  14. Anne Allen
    June 20, 2016 / 11:56 pm

    Had my annual eye test yesterday but no need for new frames. I have no problem choosing now as I discovered a few years ago with rimless glasses I can wear previously avoided long earrings without looking like a Christmas tree. Also I can apply some of my eye make up by just adjusting them slightly. I usually wet my hair & apply the shampoo before I get into the shower. Wish I’d discovered it sooner.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      June 21, 2016 / 8:05 am

      Now that’s a smart solution! Add the shampoo first 🙂 Thanks

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