Bags under eyes: Should your glasses be blamed?

Julie Topping

Published on July 19, 2021, 12:59 pm

Bags under eyes: Should your glasses be blamed?

There is still a small group of people who choose contacts over glasses. And the most common reason they give is that glasses cause dark circles. But, do they?

When it comes to determining whether eyeglasses cause dark circles, people don’t seem to be on the same page. But this remains the hottest topic among the glasses wearers, especially the ladies. So, let’s talk about that today.

While some people think that glasses help them to hide, some argue that the lenses highlight whatever blemishes or marks they have under their eyes.

If you are planning to buy eyeglasses to be able to see clearly, don’t let these perceptions pull you back.

Can Glasses Cause Dark Circles?

The short answer is that yes, they can. But, only when your frame is too heavy. Other than that, your glasses won’t do you any wrong, trust me.

However, you shouldn’t put the entire blame on your glasses. The skin around your eyes is so sensitive that almost anything can irritate it.

So, when you wear frames that press too tightly against your under-eye skin, it hampers the blood circulation in that area. It makes the blood vessels dilate and show up through the thin skin under your eyes.

It gives a dark appearance to your under-eye skin. And while I always advocate the use of sunglasses when spending time in the sun, a little bit of sun exposure is always good to keep your skin cells healthy.

Since your optical lenses have UV filters, the skin surrounding your eyes don’t get enough UV exposure and thus isn’t healthy as compared to other parts of your face.

So, when you order glasses online, make sure the frame is not too tight. When you buy from us, you’ll get to try out the frames first so you can make sure that they fit perfectly.

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What else causes Dark Circles?

Dark circles aren’t only for party animals. A lot of things could lead to dark circles too.

  • Iron deficiency doesn’t allow enough oxygen supply to your skin tissues. Thus. it makes the skin under your eyes appear bruised.
  • When you are stressed, the blood mainly gets circulated to your crucial organs. This leaves the skin on your face pale and enhances the appearance of dark circles.
  • Rubbing your eyes can disturb the natural balance of your skin. It might also break the fragile vessels causing them to leak and make the skin look purple.
  • Excessive screen time puts a lot of pressure on the delicate blood vessels around your eyes. And when they dilate, the skin under your eyes looks visibly darker than the rest of your face. Using blue light filter glasses during screen time will put less stress on your eyes and prevent the development of dark circles.
  • Lack of sleep makes your skin look pale and thus the dark circles become even more visible.

Tips to Get Rid of Dark Circles?

While you can always use concealer, men wear glasses too and might be dealing with the same problem. If you want to know what else works for those jaded peepers, keep reading.

  • If your eyes are tired, put two chilled cucumber slices on your eyes. The cooling sensation will reduce inflammation while the astringent properties will combat the tiredness.
  • Make sure you clean your lenses every morning. Bacteria building up on the lenses can cause pigmented skin and redness around your eyes.
  • Drink plenty of water. Dehydrated skin is more prone to damage than healthy skin.
  • Whenever your eyes feel tired, take off your glasses and give your eyes a gentle massage using your fingertips.
  • Wear large frames that hide any irregularities of your under-eye skin. Avoid rimless glasses and wear darker shades such as navy blue, brown or black glasses frames.
  • Take your specs off when you are taking rest and don’t need vision correction. This will give your eyes some rest and prevent the development of dark circles.
  • Use eye masks to deal with problems such as dry eyes and inflammation of ocular vessels. This will reduce puffiness and soothe your eyes. However, you won’t see the effects from a single application.
  • Apply fresh lemon juice to the dark skin. Lemon has skin lightening properties and will get you rid of dark circles. But, do a patch test before to make sure your skin is not allergic to lemon.

Prolonged use of prescription glasses might lead to dark circles if you invest in the wrong frame size. Wearing lightweight frames will put less pressure on your eyes and there will be less room for dark circles.

If you need a frame test, take our free home trial where you will get 4 frames to try for free. You can check the size, appeal and weight for yourself. And when you make a decision, get a similar frame from us at discounted prices.

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