I occasionally wear elastic headbands when working out or when my hair is constantly falling into my face.
No one bothered to mention to me that an implant could possibly cause a mild sense of discomfort when wearing glasses and headbands. My glasses and headbands always seem to hit right at the bottom edge of the implant and rub against it.
I constantly lose these headbands and finally lost my last one the other day (I swear it mysteriously disappeared into thin air). I decided to try a different type of headband.
These headbands are a bit wider and they stay in place better…so they don’t rub against the implant as much.
As for glasses. I don’t wear my glasses often because the Rx is really old and I tend to wear them only at nighttime. I recently got scolded by my optometrist for not taking enough breaks from wearing contacts. That means I need to go shopping for a new frame.
A new frame that doesn’t bother me after an hour of wearing them.
Pre-contacts and pre-CI days…..I did wear glasses with hearing aids and I was usually able to position the HAs in a way that it usually didn’t bother me too much with stuff hanging off of my ears.
However, I can’t exactly move the implant. 😉 There’s not much room between the back of my ear and the implant. It might be a bit challenging to find a frame that fits well, I like, and is in my price range.
Just thought I would blog about this. Just a couple of things no one really thinks to mention. It’s not really a bit deal…more of a mild annoyance than anything.
P.S. Back to the glasses thing. Did any of you glass-wearers find it impossible to pick out glass frames without contacts? I remember the first few frames I owned (before I had contacts), I couldn’t see how they looked on me until I already bought them and had the correct Rx lenses. It’s sooo much easier shopping for glass frames while wearing contacts…because then you can actually SEE the frames! 😉