17 Every Day Struggles Of Contact Lens Wearers


1. Constantly worrying about when your current pair will expire.

You know you should really write the dates down, but you NEVER DO.

2. Getting dry eyes only to realise that you left your eye drops at home.

Why. Why am I so irresponsible???

3. The pain every time you have to buy yet more solution and contacts.

Yeah, don’t even try to do mental math to figure out how much you’ve spent on them.

4. Getting dry eyes only to realise that you left your eye drops at home.

Why. Why am I so irresponsible???

5. Feeling so helpless whenever you need to sit near a fan.


6. Getting dirt/dust/an eyelash stuck in your eyes and trying your best to stay cool because you are in the middle of something important.


7. Feeling like there’s something in your eye when you know there is nothing there.

*deep breath*

8. Random sleepovers stress you out.

Because chances are, you never bring your contacts solution and case with you, so you end up storing your lenses in random glasses and bottle caps with water. Hassle.

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8. When a lens rips or falls out in the middle of the day, you know you’re screwed. 

Now you are like a one eyed pirate for the rest of the day.

9. Having mornings when your contacts just won’t go in!

And it is always on a day where you are running late in the first place.

10. Accidentally falling asleep with your contacts in.

This is a double whammy as you wake up with your eyes stuck together, then when you open them they look like the eyes of a zombie.

11. Interchanging your lenses.


12. Carefully applying eye makeup only to stain your lenses.

You’re forced to take them out and rinse them, because that is the right thing to do. Totally staying away from tightlining now.

13. Going swimming knowing that you can’t open your eyes underwater.

No underwater photos for you, then!

14. Crying = double whammy.

You always end up with a horrible headache and irritated eyes. So you end up wearing glasses the next day.

15. But there is that beautiful feeling of removing your contacts at the end of a day.

It’s almost as satisfying as removing your bra, really.

16. When you do end up wearing glasses, people always say things like “I didn’t know you wore glasses!” or “You look so much better with glasses on!”

And you’re left there thinking, “Oh, okay, thanks?”

17…only to realise that you “can’t find” your glasses.

And you end up just wanting to sit in a corner and cry because you really don’t remember where you last left your specs. It’s not on your bedside table, it’s not on your vanity, and it’s not on your bathroom counter. Because it is on your desk. At work. Okay, good night.

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