Get Rid of This Accessory to Lose Half a Decade
The trick: Trade your glasses for contact lenses.
Why: Just in case you were wondering, those thick-framed hipster specs aren’t doing you any favors. Like, any.
Research indicates that glasses make people look an average of three years older. What’s worse: The older you are, the older they make you look. Subjects older than 45 were judged as five years older than their true age when they wore specs. Ouch.
Try: Contacts aren’t for everyone, but new developments in technology are making them easier to wear. Hate taking out your lenses before bed? Products like AirOptix Night & Day Aqua are approved for extended wear for 30 days. Can’t be bothered to care for them? Buy daily disposables like 1-Day Acuvue.
Whatever lens type you choose, practice good hygiene: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released numbers indicating that eye infections from contact lenses are responsible for 1 million doctor appointments and ER visits every year.