What bothered you most about wearing corrective lenses?
I never felt good wearing glasses, as I just didn’t think they made me look good, especially as my vision got worse. My eyes looked so small behind the lenses. Also, I love sport and windsurfing, and corrective lenses were always such a limitation. For surfing I had to use soft contact lenses, and even then I had to improvise a lot, since dust and water are the enemies of any contact lens. It was always a challenge to do sport without having my eyes hurting. Glasses were also a bother when jogging, and in general they were simply annoying. My eyes would often get tired from looking at a computer screen all day and at home I didn’t like wearing glasses. Especially with a small child, glasses and contacts were just an additional hindrance in daily life. But without them, I couldn’t see at all well and that doesn’t work with a baby. Plus there are the usual problems – babies like to grab at your face, glasses can get broken, contacts fall out – in short, glasses and contacts bothered me, not to mention the costs for super-reflective glasses or high-end hard contacts.