Anyone shave with their glasses on?

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by Spud, Jun 30, 2017.


Do you shave with glasses on?

  1. Yes

    26 vote(s)
  2. No

    33 vote(s)
  3. I have an extra pair just for shaving

    1 vote(s)
  4. I wear contact lenses

    3 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Spud

    Spud Well-Known Member

    I will be 44 next month and it's getting harder to see without my glasses. I can see pretty good up close without glasses and I'd be likely to get lather over them but I'm thinking eventually I will need them to shave. I'm curious to hear what other glasses-wearing shavers out there do.
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  2. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    I shave without them as I need to shave clear up to me lower eyelids. Yes, I'm a wookie
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  3. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

  4. Terry Williams

    Terry Williams Well-Known Member

    All the time.
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  5. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    I can shave without any eye support, but to type this is killing me without contacts/reading glasses.
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  6. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord

    I didn't start wearing glasses for close distances ( reading and computer work) until I hit age 50. I can successfully SR shave without wearing them but they do come in handy for allowing me to see clearly while doing the 'detail' work.

    I anticipate a prettty substantial majority of glasses wearers answering this poll as, in general, the wet shaver demographic usually trends upwards (north of 40) in the age department.
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  7. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I can see close up without glasses, but the mirror isn't that close.
  8. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Almost 46 here. Have shaved with and without spectalles on and off. I have learned to shave with them on, and off, for SR, SE, and DE. Is all good.

    Live to shave, shave to live.
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  9. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented

    61 here. I definitely need glasses for shaving now. I have a pair of generic reader glasses in the bathroom just for this purpose. They have the right correction for setting myself clearly in the mirror.

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  10. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    No, and unless I'm watching the tube I hate eating with them on, too. Dinner table or in a restaurant? They are off. No idea why.
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  11. '65 G-Slim

    '65 G-Slim Well-Known Member

    Hm, haven't tried it yet, but I reckon sooner or later I'll have to try.
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  12. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus

    Without, though the correction in my lenses is very minor, and for distances.
  13. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    I shave better by feel than with my glasses on,
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  14. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    Been wearing glasses since the 4th grade. Don't need 'em to shave though.
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  15. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    When I first started wet shaving with a DE I used reading glasses for awhile but not anymore.
    I think I did the same thing for a bit when first using a straight.
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  16. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    I have really bad eyes, -8.5 contact in left eye -9.5 in right. At 48 I use reading glasses with the contacts in. I can shave just fine with the contacts alone. I have to wear my glasses if I do not have contacts in...or I bump into doors and such. I have no issues shaving with glasses on. There are some spots that are more by feel as when I have my head up the glasses are not helping with the mirror.
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  17. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    My glasses are for distance, so I never shave with them on. Problem is that anything over 3 feet is the limit. I find myself with my face up against the mirror sometimes, especially when using a straight. I've bumped my straight into the mirror a couple of times when shaving. It was close!
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  18. Fup

    Fup Well-Known Member

    I'm going to be 30 this month, have been wearing glasses since like 3rd grade. I can't see too good what's in the mirror with sink between myself and my reflection but now I shave without glasses and lean when I have to see. When I first started wet shaving a couple months ago I wore them but now they're more in the way than a help. I just go by feel and sound most of the time and I can see where the lather is good enough. I don't put my glasses on until after the witch hazel.
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  19. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

  20. AGHisBBS

    AGHisBBS Well-Known Member

    Almost 50, the mirror is getting further away all the time. I think I might try one of those magnifying mirrors before I go to glasses for shaving, but not quite yet.
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