Growing up, I was never able to find glasses that fit well and looked good. The pair of frames that I always ended up with, was the one that stayed on my nose the longest without sliding down. Yes, I had the curse of the FAN! Flat Asian Nose!!! The glasses I wore were never terribly stylish looking. I recently went through a photo album, I couldn’t find ONE picture of me with glasses. Probably because whenever I saw a camera near me, I’d whip those glasses right off! Uh huh- NO WAY was anyone going to capture me wearing those.
Needless to say, I blame my dateless high school years and even later years because of my glasses.
Really, you say? Yeah, you heard me. I’m cute! But I didn’t know it because I was wearing horrible glasses. I’m cute! But I didn’t know it because I was so self-conscious about my looks and wearing HORRIBLE glasses. I was cute but I could never tell if a boy was cute because I always took my glasses off at social gatherings. Nothing says sexy like someone squinting at you. Or those really big deep grooves you get in your nose from wearing glasses that don’t quite fit right.
And if you don’t believe that glasses or ill fitting glasses or ill fitting glasses that look really horrible can impact your social life, self esteem, etc. check out some of these posts I have found from other Asians bemoaning the fit problem.
Devoureddreams wrote: “From high end to low all of my sunglasses were uncomfortable, always sliding off my face, and a lot of them left oily makeup marks on my cheekbones.”
Kissablemenou wrote “I have the same problems with the cheek marks. Another thing is though that I do I have a smaller face that most of the time the lens are just too big on my face.”
Ooglyduckling wrote. “each time that i smile my makeup would transfer onto the frame. i also have a difficult time keeping the glasses on when it is hot out.”
It’s comforting to know I’m not the only one out there who has FAN and had difficult times looking good in glasses because of it. It’s funny, reading through all the posts, I get the feeling if we were all put in a room together, we might have a competition: who has the flattest Flat Asian Nose.