Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Can You See Me Now? Gooood.

Welcome to Choose and Defend Wednesday here at "What Fresh Hell is This?" This week I was inspired by my youngest son, Handsome Lad, who has just gotten his first pair of glasses. All of my children, with the exception of the always super Social Animal, wear some form of corrective lenses. Secret Agent Man and Girlie Girl actually have really poor vision. They can thank their father for that. Social Animal, like me, has perfect vision. Yes, thank you, we are very proud of that. haha! My boys wear glasses, my daughter wears contacts.

Okay, enough of the blah, blah, blah! But it was all leading up to my question for you this week. A really easy one at that :-) For vision correction which do you prefer?

Contact Lenses


I'm sorry, I am not offering laser surgery this week. You can have contact lenses or glasses though! Maybe you use one or the other or both. Maybe you have no need. have a preference. I know you do and I want to hear it. Choose and Defend!


Tara said...

Well I've worn both (not at the same time), and I choose glasses but only because I don't have to go through a few different steps when I want to take them off. There's too much maintenance with contacts, even though it's like having a totally different look.

I am so jealous, though, that you and one of your sons have perfect vision.

Tara said...

Oh and Handsome Lad looks very sophisticated with his new glasses!

daffy said...

and I think handsome lad looks very handsome!
Glasses, I am a wearer of the specs! 4 eyes, google eyes! I've had the names but I don't care. I could no more shove bits of plastic in my eyes than I could walk on water. ( I've only tried the eye thing!) Can't even wear mascara or that pencily line thing the girlies wear... *shudders* Specs! :o)

David in DC said...

Handsome lad looks dapper in glasses.

Contacts are a pain in the, well in the eye.

Monkeyboy figured out his eyes needed correcting while experimenting with concave ond convex lenses in 5th grade science class.

We found out four months later, at an annual pediatrician appointment.

When we realized he already knew, we asked why he hadn't told us. He was full of tears. He'd heard too many radio commercials about laser eye vision surgery and wanted no part of it.

We assured him we didn't believe in elective surgery on youthful eyes when lenses worked just as well.

Relieved and cheerful, he's worn glasses ever since. He wears them on a lanyard around his neck when he's not reading the blackboard or precision-targeting his dad's bald spot from across the lawn. It cuts down on lost eyeglasses.

Anonymous said...

I have worn both and they each have their advantages and disadvantages. But, in this case, I have to go with glasses. I cannot wear contacts anymore because it feels like my eyes are getting scratched. So, GLASSES it is.

Churlita said...

I didn't need glasses until I was almost 40. I have this weird eye problem where I don't produce tears correctly or something, so contacts are WAY out of the question. Glasses it is.

laura b. said...

Tara: Glasses really suit you, Tara. I don't think I'd care to mess with contacts myself.
And thanks, I think he looks very cute.
One for glasses :-)

Daffy: Thanks! I think it makes more sense to have problems sticking things in your eyes than not...if you know what I mean.
Two for glasses!

DiDC: Oh my hurts to imagine little MiDC walking around with that worry! I am going to have to institute some similar storage policy for Handsome Lad, because yesterday he left his glasses at the park. Luckily they were still there when he went back. phew!
And three for glasses.

AlienCG: I believe a lot of women like men in glasses, so you were wise to give up the scratchy sensation of contacts.
Wow, four for glasses.

Churlita: I suspect reading glasses may be in my near future :-) Yes, contacts sound like they could be very bad stuck up against an unteary eye.
And so make it unanimous for glasses!

Everyone: 5 out of 5 readers prefer glasses to contact lenses! I wasn't expecting such a blow out. But maybe the contact contingency is feeling shy. The voting never closes, so feel free to tell us what you like!

NoRegrets said...

Contacts. Can't live without them. Unless I get a migraine. Then the glasses come on.

laura b. said...

NoRegrets: Finally! Glad to hear from a contact lenser :-) I knew you people existed. haha!

Sebastien said...

I prefer contacts, your vision is better corrected and they are much more practical if you play lots of sports and do physical activity.

But glasses are better in terms of eye health, contacts increase chances of infection and things of that nature.