U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-29-2011, 11:27 PM
 
Location: SWUS
5,421 posts, read 8,067,026 times
Reputation: 5808

Advertisements

what I mean is that your reason isn't purely vanity... you wear glasses, but they are prescription and you prefer them to contacts.

I wear glasses, but I need them to see. That, and I'm terrifed of anything being in my eyes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-30-2011, 01:30 AM
 
Location: middleboro, ma
184 posts, read 620,924 times
Reputation: 543
i'm nearsighted, and am also terrified of things in my eyes, so i wear glasses for a large portion of the day, every day. i do not understand why glasses are seen as an accessory for smart people. is there some link between bad eyesight and intelligence that i don't know about?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-30-2011, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
2,637 posts, read 11,233,700 times
Reputation: 3561
Quote:
The difference is that you two have reasons to wear glasses in the first place, as opposed to vanity.
Do we have to provide reasons for wearing earrings or necklaces? Must we justify our choices to wear flats or high-heels? Why would accessory glasses be any different? Why is it anyone's business whether someone is wearing glasses for a reason you approve of, or just for the heck of it? I could have got by with a cheapo pair of glasses but I special ordered a particular pair that I really liked and paid a lot more for them, isn't that vanity, too?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-30-2011, 10:51 AM
 
Location: middleboro, ma
184 posts, read 620,924 times
Reputation: 543
that's not vanity. that's "if i have to wear these in order to see, i might as well look decent."
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-30-2011, 10:08 PM
 
Location: SWUS
5,421 posts, read 8,067,026 times
Reputation: 5808
Quote:
Originally Posted by _ataraxia View Post
that's not vanity. that's "if i have to wear these in order to see, i might as well look decent."
Exactly. I don't expect anyone to buy UGLY glasses, if they actually NEED them. Might as well have nice ones if you're going to be wearing them all the time.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-01-2011, 09:27 AM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
7,286 posts, read 13,907,807 times
Reputation: 11592
Quote:
Originally Posted by fibonacci View Post
Yea or nea? I'm thinking about buying some frames w/ plastic lenses for a fashion upgrade. Should I go with a sophisticated look every so often?
Sure, why not? If you do, please have proper lenses cut for them (just without any correction). Do not wear the demo lenses. I've seen people do this. It looks awful.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-01-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach County
614 posts, read 1,489,254 times
Reputation: 464
Quote:
Originally Posted by fibonacci View Post
Yea or nea? I'm thinking about buying some frames w/ plastic lenses for a fashion upgrade. Should I go with a sophisticated look every so often?


Personally; I'd be THRILLED TO DEATH having 20/20 vision ahaha, so for me it would be a nea if I didn't NEED them. However, if you want to add frames to your look; then go for it!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-03-2011, 09:24 AM
 
2,382 posts, read 4,647,775 times
Reputation: 3432
Quote:
Originally Posted by fibonacci View Post
Yea or nea? I'm thinking about buying some frames w/ plastic lenses for a fashion upgrade. Should I go with a sophisticated look every so often?
I wear contacts for 20/200 vision (I doubt I could find my way out the front door without them).

Every now and then I have to wear my glasses - why anyone would wear them for fashion confuses me....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-03-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Middle America
37,244 posts, read 43,783,853 times
Reputation: 52039
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bakeneko View Post
why anyone would wear them for fashion confuses me....
Why? Some people like how glasses look. I will nearly always choose my frames over my contacts, although sometimes contacts are necessary.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-03-2011, 10:41 AM
 
Location: US
5,144 posts, read 11,153,564 times
Reputation: 5352
I had glasses that were coated with a glare treatment to make computer screens easier on the eyes. It also helped with that halo you see while driving. If you really want some clear glasses at least get something you can use. I thought about getting transition lenses with a glare coating in the future when I will be using computers and driving more often. The glare coating did save my eyes. I didn't have the eye strain issues I had previous to using them. I think they actually helped save my eyes from strain damage. I stopped getting "computer headaches" too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top