I sit here writing this post safe behind my fairly strong prescription lenses. For me wearing glasses isn't really a choice (ok, it is and most of the time I choose contact lenses) it's a matter of personal and public safety. Lately, however, the trend has developed for people to wear big statementy frames often with blank lenses.
In searching online I found blogs that got incredibly upset over the use of blank glasses as a fashion statement and claimed that they trivialise a physical impairment. Firstly, I am going to say - they're just glasses. Calm down. Secondly, I'm going to argue that yes glasses are cool and the right pair can really frame the face and give a person a new look.
I don't think it's a question of necessarily looking geeky (though obviously you generally will) but of looking different and looking good. Just like doing your hair differently or wearing a dress when you always wear jeans, experimenting with how you look is your prerogative and no one has the right to question the strength of your prescription (except perhaps if you're driving them home).
Anyway, I'm stepping off my soapbox and sharing some cheap inexpensive fake frames, no one needs to know you didn't go for an eye test.
Oh, and the title of the post? Isn't true. Obviously.
Feel free to disagree/agree in the comments. (Loved the slightly heated discussion over Cate Blanchett's gown last week!)
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