My family on both sides for the most part has pretty bad eyes, especially my dad's side. My grandmother, rest her soul, had eyes so bad they sewed contacts into her eyes and she still had glasses that were over half an inch thick.
That being said, I have terrible eyes and rock glasses. I can't stand contacts. I've thought about getting the lasik surgery or whatever for your eyes, but I've heard that it doesn't last forever and I can't justify spending a couple grand on something that is bound to reverse.
Glasses are cool though.
I can't imagine being a ****ty-visioned person in a world without our modern perks.