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How do you get someone to wear their glasses?

Asked by Adina1968 (2737 points ) April 12th, 2008

My husband admits that he has trouble seeing things and has been perscribed glasses but yet he is too stubborn to wear them. It is very frustrating! Any ideas??

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gailcalled's avatar

Let him stumble around, or walk into a tree…but don’t let him drive if he is nearsighted and not wearing the corrective lens.. And tell him how gorgeous and sexy and appealing he is with his glasses. Show him how easy it is to kiss while wearing them (You might want to wear your sunglasses to demonstrate how nice it is for both people.)

trogdor_87's avatar

Untill he is ready to start wearing them, there really is not that much you can do. Maybe you should try to put him into a situation where he would need to wear them (I.e. Reading signs, or driving). Ok maybe not driving, but who knows?

gailcalled's avatar

@and sit near the rear at the movies…oh, and tell him how handsome he is without squint lines around the corners of his eyes.

peedub's avatar

Tell him how smashing he looks in them and how much he resembles Marcello Mastroianni in 8 1/2.

http://mmimageslarge.moviemail-online.co.uk/fellini8.jpg

gailcalled's avatar

And what a hottie Woody Allen is.

trogdor_87's avatar

And there is always the “if you want sex you’ll wear them” move. I bet that one would be your best bet.

Breefield's avatar

You could poke him in the eyes until he really needs the glasses badly. That might make him wear them? But not exactly the right way…

delirium's avatar

Refuse to drive with him until he wears them. Or hold out on him in other ways….

peedub's avatar

Ladies you are ruthless!

delirium's avatar

We are. Its part of our charm. (And our power.)

Behind every great man… is a beautiful woman holding out on him.

peedub's avatar

I know, I secretly love it.

Adina1968's avatar

I am loving all these answers and believe you me, I have tried positive reinforcement. My husband can be stubborn as a goat. He is a great guy though. I am ready to strangle him though. If I hear one more time how he can’t see anything or says that he can’t find what he is looking for even if it is right under his knows directly in front of him, I am gonna go bonkers! LOL! FYI…He is currently not driving at the moment, so no worries there but if he was driving I would let him get into an accident just to teach him a lesson. :-) Just Kidding!

trogdor_87's avatar

To bad the holding out thing does not work for guys….or does it…..hummmmm?

peedub's avatar

Note to self: just WEAR the damned things.

trogdor_87's avatar

Freak out on him that because he does not wear his glasses he misses out on all of your beauty.

gailcalled's avatar

Would he find this site funny or just infuriating? Can he be self-deprecating? If not, do not hand him anything, show him anything or read anything from newspapers from him.

And possibly remind him of how lucky we are to have eye glasses. 50 million years ago he might well have been eaten by a mastedon (or whatever carnivore was around then,)

delirium's avatar

Gail, I do know you were joking, but the idea of a carnivorous mastodon made tears come to my eyes from laughing.

amandaafoote's avatar

i agree with the no sex till he wears them part, haha

gailcalled's avatar

@ D: Oh, good. Were mastodons around then and did they eat flesh, or simply grass? The only one I know personally is Ray Romano (or was he a wooly mammoth?)

delirium's avatar

Hahaha, more like 4 million years ago until around 10,000/15,000 years ago, from what I recall. And they were omnivorous, thank god. They’d be wickedly scary carnivores, if I do say so. Like angry, hungry elephants out for blood (literally).

shockvalue's avatar

Just show them this , it’s a sure-fire way to change their view.

scamp's avatar

But don’t omnivorous eat meat too? I thought plant eaters were called herbivores. And omnivores eat plants and meat, like the grizzly bear for example. Is that right?

gailcalled's avatar

Let’s hope that the local bears are wearing THEIR glasses and decide that Mr. Adina is not very appetizing.

@Scamp; I think that Delirium was positing that mastodons ate both flesh and vegetation; if they ate only meat “they’d be scary carnivores.” Personally, I would be equally frightened of an omnivorous mastedon (similar to my town assessor, who just raised everyone’s property taxes).

How on earth did we get from ophthamology to paleontology?

And for those of you who might remember, check out cartoons starring Mr. Mcgoo – who had comic adventures when he forgot his glasses

scamp's avatar

How on earth did we get from ophthamology to paleontology?

Beats me! You brought it up. Love the reference to Mr. Magoo!!

gailcalled's avatar

Moi? O-O This is me, wearing MY glasses. I am gorgeous.

delirium's avatar

Hahahaha, I meant herbivorous, I was still a little woozy and medicated from being sick at that moment and did some weird wordswitching.

scamp's avatar

It’s ok. I was just wondering if I remembered what I learned in school correctly. Feel better D.
gail.. nice specs!!

foxystar's avatar

tell him they look great on him and hopefully he will believe you (you are his husband after all :)

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