Celebs with Glasses: Love or Hate?

I've been in need of contacts for a long time.  And by a long time, I mean that I've probably been needing them for the last 5 years.  Oops.  Has anyone else out there avoided contact lenses for years?

It started in high school when I couldn't see the board very well.  Then as the classrooms got bigger in college, glasses and a seat in the front row were a must.  Today I'm cramped up behind my lap top all day so my need for contacts doesn't seem as crucial...

UNTIL I give a speech and can't see anyone in the audience...

Or, on the rare occasion that I drive and I can't read the signs...

Or, when I'm at the grocery store and everything far away seems blurry...

When these things happen, you can bet money that I don't have my glasses and I probably don't even know where my glasses are.

I'm pretty sure it's time for me to get some contact lenses, but I'm a little scared.

Once the ultimate accessory that screamed geek, glasses have come a long way from the old 1980’s thick and ugly jam jars.  In fact, I got the glasses in the picture above because at the time I was convinced they'd make me look like Jennifer Anniston.  I look at this picture now and have no idea where I came up with such a comparison...

My guess is that a majority of people who actually need help with their sight prefer wearing contact lenses over glasses.  As a test, I looked up celebs who wear glasses to see which look I liked better. Turns out that, hands down, I preferred every single celebrity WITHOUT glasses (and presumably WITH contact lenses).

Which celebrities do YOU prefer with glasses?



And what's a post about glasses vs. contacts without the infamous Sarah Palin?!

PS- Anyone know if there are negative consequences to NOT wearing contacts regularly?


Nicole Emerick

Nicole Emerick founded Ms. Career Girl in 2008 to help other ambitious young professional women find and thrive in a career they love. Ironically, growing MsCareerGirl helped Nicole transition her own career from commercial banker to digital marketer. Today Nicole leads the social media practice at a digital agency in Chicago. In addition, she is an adjunct professor at DePaul University where she helps develop the careers of PR, Advertising and Communications students. Tweet with Nicole @_NicoleEmerick.

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