Glasses look stylish, make you look intelligent, hard-working and honest. It's not me. It's the psychology behind wearing glasses. You have never noticed, but you inadvertently put your guard down when you are near people who wear glasses. You would rather ask a glasses-wearing person for direction rather than just any random person. You will feel that the former won't prank you.
In your school days, you might have noticed that the glasses-wearing kid is the one who gets punished less by the teachers. However, they are the ones that are ridiculed by their peers the most.Glasses make you intelligent and weak (strength-wise). You appear as a bookworm who rarely steps out of their home. The bullies find this as an opportunity. Some kids are problematic as they find joy in harassing other kids.
I have been wearing prescription glasses since my school days. There were really silly bunch in my days. They loved Harry Potter but ridiculed someone with Harry Potter glasses. They were simply jealous kids.
This stigma from childhood is something that shapes our minds. I was glasses-shy. I didn't tell my parents that my vision was getting worse. They noticed themselves when they saw me struggling to watch television from a distance. It's a big thing when you start wearing glasses and you know you will be ostracised for it. You won't get included in the cool kids' crowd. You will be more of a Maths club kid.
Glasses are more of a fashion accessory than a vision necessity.
Twenty years or so ago, glasses were not trendy. As a kid with glasses, you had some bad times. But in today's era, glasses are trendy. You would wonder why this big shift. What if I told you this wasn't a big shift but has been for ages. Do you know glasses were once a status symbol in the early 13-14th century when the glasses first came into inception?
Glasses were worn by scholars (mostly noble classes). Glasses were not a tool that was found in commoners hands. Slowly the scene changed, and glasses were common worldwide to improve vision. There was a segment of people who wore glasses for fashion. They were hipsters, and they had quite trendy choices for the style of the frames, unlike the traditional circle or rectangular frames.
Tortoiseshell glasses were quite fashionable and unconventional (made from real tortoiseshells) in the 20th century. They were expensive. And not to mention fashionable, unlike the traditional glasses frames. Only the style-conscious or rich preferred these frames. Many styles of glasses came afterwards and became trendy because a famous celebrity has worn those glasses. You can easily tell that about cat-eye glasses frames (made trendy by Marilyn Monroe), circle glasses (John Lennon), aviator glasses (Tom Cruise), and there are many more.
Glasses have been a fashion accessory as well as a visual aid for ages. However, only glasses wearers, people with poor vision enjoyed that fashion.
Charm of Eyeglasses
Eyeglasses are very prominent on your face, the first thing that gets in your vision. You can easily spot people with glasses in the crowd and remember most of their features than other people. Glasses make you stand out.
With the right style of glasses, you can stand out for a better reason. Fashionable glasses matching your face shape, your style and personality will bring out your best features. Glasses add a bit of charm to your appeal. Your face glows up with glasses. Try vibrant glasses. You will find yourself looking totally different. If you appear confident office guy with vibrant glasses, you will appear cheerful and fun-loving guy.
Why should you wear glasses even with perfect vision?
Can I wear glasses even if I don't need them? You certainly can.
Your appearance speaks louder about your personality. You can be a confident professional, a fun-loving geeky student or a chic and refined person. Any person looking at you for the first time will surmise that about you. Glasses add more to your personality.
You are more visible because of your prominent glasses. You can make a good first impression on interviews, dates, or any important event.
You can certainly improve your appeal. But fake glasses can give you more than that. Don't forget glasses are initially meant to improve vision. If you spend a lot of time on digital devices like computers, phones, iPad etc. You are exposing your eyes to blue light emissions, a lot of it.
Spending an abnormally long time in front of devices can harm your eyesight. They give you eyestrain, headache, blurry visions and even disrupt your sleep cycle. People with perfect vision also suffer from this symptom, otherwise known as computer vision syndrome. Wearing blue light glasses can eliminate this problem and keep your vision good for a long time.
Another benefit that glasses can give you is protected from harsh sunlight, glare from bright light and UV rays. Of course, you can wear sunglasses for that. But if you are getting fake glasses too, get them with these qualities to cut down your expenses. Glasses that cut glare and even block UV rays will benefit you if you stay a lot outdoors. If you live in a high UV index region, wearing these glasses will be life-saving for you.
Do you know what percentage of the population wears glasses in the UK? It's 74 per cent. When most people are wearing glasses, why should you feel shy? Wear fashionable glasses to look trendy and also to protect your vision.