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Where Are My Glasses? Read This Before You Panic

Nick Saraev

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Nick Saraev

Updated: 20 May 2024 •  
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We’ve all been there – you’re in the middle of doing something, and you can’t find your glasses. Suddenly, the world is a blur, and you feel hopeless without your trusty spectacles.
If you’re a frequent glasses-loser, don’t give up hope just yet – check out our tips below!

Did you check these 11 places for your glasses?

Before you begin searching, take a deep breath and clear your mind. You can do this! Those sneaky little spectacles usually have their favorite hiding spots, anyway – so it’s worth checking these places first:

1. On your desk

This is a common one, especially if you’ve been working on something and haven’t moved your glasses in a while. Check your desk or any other surface you may have been using recently.

2. In your pocket

Sometimes, we shove our glasses in a spare pocket without even thinking about it. Autopilot takes over when you least expect it! Make sure to check your pants pockets, jacket pockets, and even your back pockets.

3. In your bag

Do you carry around a purse, tote bag, or backpack? Your glasses could be in there. Check all the pockets and compartments to see if they’re hiding away. If your bag is a dark color on the inside, it can help to use a torch.

4. On your couch

The couch is another common spot. Perhaps your glasses have wriggled into one of the cushion cracks? Try looking behind, underneath, or even between the cushions.

5. On your bed

Everyone loves a good nap, and perhaps your glasses are no different. Check if they’ve snuck under the covers for a quick 40 winks, or between the mattress and box spring.

6. In your book

Glasses make excellent bookmarks on-the-go, but not if you forget to replace them with something else. If you’re looking for your glasses and can’t find them anywhere else, check any books you were reading recently.
person placing a pair of glasses on top of an opened book

7. In your bathroom

The bathroom is another common place for glasses to hide. They could be on the sink, in the toilet, or even in the shower! If you’re really lucky, they might even be hanging around your neck while you shower (been there, done that).

8. In your car

Did you use your car recently? Your glasses could be there. They always seem to end up under the seat or in between the cracks of the seats. Give your car a good once-or-twice-over and see if you can find them.

9. In your refrigerator

When putting things away in the fridge, an absent mind can lead you to put your glasses in the fridge right alongside your stick of butter. If you have a habit of doing this, check the fridge first before panicking.

10. In your hair

Is your hair long and luscious, or big and bushy? Your glasses might have found their way in there. Check for them before you go to bed and give your head a good shake to see if they fall out.

11. On your face

Believe it or not, this isn’t a silly suggestion. Sometimes you’re so used to the way your glasses feel, that you forget to check the most obvious place of all – your face!

A bonus tip for finding your glasses with blurry vision

Unlike your glasses, your smartphone is always by your side (usually). So, if you’re really struggling to find your glasses, try using your phone to help you.
Open your phone camera and use it to scan your surroundings. It will give you HD vision while your glasses are MIA. Use the zoom button or the flash button if you have to; you’ll find them soon enough!
using phone camera to capture a photo of an object you dont wanna lose

How to stop losing your glasses

If you are always losing your glasses, you’re probably a bit frustrated. But don’t worry, there are a few things you can do to prevent this from happening.

1. Keep them in a case

This is probably the most obvious solution, but it’s also the most effective. When you’re not wearing your glasses, make sure to put them in a case so that they’re less likely to get lost or damaged.
Cases are also easier to spot from afar than your frames. If the case that came with your glasses looks boring, you can shop around online for more eye-catching (no pun intended) cases.
woman putting a pair of eyeglasses into mouqy semi hard case

2. Assign a throne for them

Make your glasses feel regal and important by putting them in the same spot each time you take them off. Maybe it’s a special spot on your nightstand or a coat hook by the door.
The key is to make sure they have their own space so that you can always find them when you need them.

3. Maintain a routine

This one is for the forgetful folks. If you have a hard time remembering where you put your glasses down, try to establish a routine of sorts.
For example, always put your glasses on the counter when you walk in the door or in the same drawer every night before bed. Creating a habit will help your brain remember where they are even when you can’t see them.

4. Get a glasses strap

This is especially helpful if you’re constantly misplacing your glasses or if you’re an active person who doesn’t want to worry about losing them while you’re out and about. There are a variety of different straps you can buy, so find one that fits your style and personality.

5. Put a tracker on them

If you’re really worried about losing your glasses, you can always put a digital tracker on them. That way, if they ever go missing, you can easily find them using your phone or another device. iPhone owners can invest in an Apple AirTag to attach to a glasses strap. Alternatively, the Orbit Glasses Bluetooth tracker is designed specifically for attaching to glasses and comes with its own app.

6. Make them glow in the dark

Give your glasses that much-needed glow by coating the frames in some glow-in-the-dark paint. You can also buy special glow-in-the-dark tape to stick on them. The next time your glasses go missing, just turn off the lights and look for those glowing frames.

7. Give them a sibling

Are your glasses lonely? Then, perhaps it’s time to buy a second pair! If you have the budget, purchase some extra glasses so that they can fill in when your first pair is taking a break from you.
two pairs of similar looking glasses frame flatlay

What to do if they’re gone for good

If they successfully escaped from you, don’t worry. It’s not the end of the world! Nowadays, it’s easy to get a new pair of glasses online and have them ordered straight to your doorstep. Check out Mouqy’s collection and find yourself a new pair of glasses.
Our frames are functional, but stylish; and most importantly, they won’t leave your face unless you say so!

Nick Saraev

Written by:

Nick Saraev

Nick Saraev is a digital nomad with a wealth of experience in e-commerce, marketing, and brand-building.