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Old 10-29-2011, 12:36 AM
 
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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?
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:41 AM
 
Location: SWUS
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No offense, but that's kind of a strange idea. If you don't need glasses, why buy fake ones? There are other ways to look "smart" or "sophisticated" without them. If that's what you're aiming for, you could simply start dressing more nicely.

As soon as people realize you're wearing fake glasses, they'll probably think it's strange as well.
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:42 AM
 
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No offense, but that's kind of a strange idea. If you don't need glasses, why buy fake ones? There are other ways to look "smart" or "sophisticated" without them. If that's what you're aiming for, you could simply start dressing more nicely.


People do do it all the time, you know that right? Glasses can just be another accessory.
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:45 AM
 
Location: SWUS
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People do do it all the time, you know that right? Glasses can just be another accessory.
I've seen people do it before, I just don't see the point in it. The only time I've seen people do it are people who are trying to be trendy "hipsters." Also, be prepared for people to start asking you extremely annoying questions about computers.


Like I said, try dressing more nicely. It'll have the same effect and will probably look better anyways.
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I don't see anything wrong with wearing glasses as an accessory. I can see 20/20 without my glasses but this is due some weird brain adaptation thing as I have one moderately near sighted eye and one slightly far sighted but my brain just cancels out the blurry image and goes with the good one. Lots of people elect to have their eyes set up this way when they get laser correction surgery. I don't really need my glasses to see, just to not get headaches, and one of my lenses is a dummy because only one eye needs correction. The nice thing about dummy lenses is that they are very light and thin. If you plan to wear them in a work environment you might want consider getting the anti-glare coating. I notice that I do have a slight improvement in the sharpness of my vision out of the non-corrected eye which apparently arises just from the effects of the anti-glare coating. This is very helpful when staring at a monitor or trying to read under fluorescents. Then if anyone gives you crap for wearing glasses when you don't need them (like that's going to happen ) you can just tell them they help with the glare.
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I wear my (prescription) glasses all the time as a fashion accessory. I have contacts, I don't have to wear frames, but I prefer how I look with glasses. I really only wear my contacts if the activity dictates it (formal event where glasses would give me a too-casual look, swimming, being outdoors all day and needing to wear sunglasses, working with kids who typically break glasses, etc.) There's no reason not to wear glasses for how they look if you like how they look.
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:37 PM
 
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If you don't need to wear glasses, then it looks ridiculous. As if you're trying to stand out or something. I've seen quite a few people with them on, they wear the big black "nerdy" kinds and they look idiotic with them, including the hipsters.
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Old 10-29-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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How would anyone ever know if they're prescription or not?
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:58 PM
 
Location: SWUS
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I don't see anything wrong with wearing glasses as an accessory. I can see 20/20 without my glasses but this is due some weird brain adaptation thing as I have one moderately near sighted eye and one slightly far sighted but my brain just cancels out the blurry image and goes with the good one. Lots of people elect to have their eyes set up this way when they get laser correction surgery. I don't really need my glasses to see, just to not get headaches, and one of my lenses is a dummy because only one eye needs correction. The nice thing about dummy lenses is that they are very light and thin. If you plan to wear them in a work environment you might want consider getting the anti-glare coating. I notice that I do have a slight improvement in the sharpness of my vision out of the non-corrected eye which apparently arises just from the effects of the anti-glare coating. This is very helpful when staring at a monitor or trying to read under fluorescents. Then if anyone gives you crap for wearing glasses when you don't need them (like that's going to happen ) you can just tell them they help with the glare.


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I wear my (prescription) glasses all the time as a fashion accessory. I have contacts, I don't have to wear frames, but I prefer how I look with glasses. I really only wear my contacts if the activity dictates it (formal event where glasses would give me a too-casual look, swimming, being outdoors all day and needing to wear sunglasses, working with kids who typically break glasses, etc.) There's no reason not to wear glasses for how they look if you like how they look.

The difference is that you two have reasons to wear glasses in the first place, as opposed to vanity.

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How would anyone ever know if they're prescription or not?
When people notice that he doesn't wear them every day and that he doesn't need them to see distant/near objects? It'd be pretty obvious after a few days. Maybe not to the person on the street, but to the people around him at work/home/social life.
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I wear my glasses out of vanity, believe me...I like how I look much better with my glasses than with my contacts.
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