I got glasses about a week ago (I'm nearsighted, severely) and I've been wearing them around a good deal for driving and walking around and watching TVs that are slightly too far away and looking at my girlfriend's face and such. However, I've noticed a pretty significant drawback.
The simple act of wearing them makes me incredibly anxious over longer periods of time.
My anxiety is largely social but sometimes flares up when I'm alone and feeling particularly paranoid or depressed. I think I've narrowed it down to two things. 1) Being able to clearly see faces, pupils, and what people are looking at makes me incredibly self-conscious that people might be looking at me, and realizing that they can see as clearly as I can now makes me worried that they are glaring at me from across the room and 2) having frames makes me feel boxed-in to my own brain, and it causes me to mentally retreat and feel distant and disconnected from the world and more focused on myself and how I'm presenting myself.
For anyone else who suffers from anxiety and has glasses, is this something you've experienced as well? Does it go away, or subside over time? Is this specific to my Shit Brain? I've been hot on laser eye surgery for a while but figured glasses would be an acceptable and possibly stylish alternative (and hot dang are they stylin), but I may end up going with laser eyeballs if this keeps up.