Would you wear non-prescription glasses as a fashion statement?

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Would you wear non-prescription glasses as a fashion statement?
    Yes! why not? : (23 votes)
    19 %
    No - never! : (96 votes)
    78 %
    Maybe, to certain places (explain below) : (4 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Ummmm no. I have to wear glasses to see. I can’t wear contacts comfortably. Do not wear them as a “fashion statement” that’s like the cheerleaders wearing fake glasses and saying “omg I’m such a nerd!”

    Post # 4
    6447 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    No. I don’t mind the way I look with my glasses on but they are annoying. If I didn’t have to wear glasses for my vision I would not wear them as a fashion statement.

    ETA: I wonder if the answers will vary between people who need them and people who don’t. As someone who has worn them for 15 years I find them to be a nuisance. However, if someone could just take them off if they became annoying I can see why they might not mind wearing them.

    Post # 5
    2675 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    I used to work in an accessories store and we sold a lot of frames that had non prescription lenses in them. I have horrible vision so if I want to wear glasses I can just put those on instead of my contacts but I don’t really like wearing glasses since I can only see well through the lenses and all around them is horribly blurry.

    I think it’s fine and it can be fun. Though you might get some questions from people who know you as to when you got glasses, how “bad” your prescription is etc.. Some people though might be entirely clueless and not even notice. Both when I got glasses and when I switched to contacts not a lot of people noticed immediately. Or they thought I “always had them” LOL.

    I’d give it a try with a cheap pair of frames and just see how it goes!

    Post # 6
    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Mrs. Wallaby:  Totally! I started wearing those non-prescript glasses in 6th grade as a fashion statement. Glasses are a wonderful accessory!

    Post # 7
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I would but I never did. I always wanted glasses so I just waited til my vision started to deteriorate then I was straight into the opt shop to get a really low prescription! Now I just wear them whenever I want. 

    Post # 8
    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    My glasses are totally cute and my FI loves me in them, but I wear my contacts most days, glasses are irritating. I can’t imaging just wearing them for no reason. 

    Post # 9
    2179 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2024

    @misslineman +1 I wouldn’t wear them as a fashion statement I think it’s ridiculous.

    Post # 10
    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Well, I actually wear glasses, so I couldn’t do it if I wanted to.

    But I think most people wouldn’t understand, and all the questions I’d get about it would sort of ruin the fun of it!

    Post # 11
    306 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I voted no because I actually have to wear glasses to see. Lol. And they are really irritating most of the time.  I work in party rentals and setting up an event is frustrating as it is and needing to fix my glasses every so often gets really annoying! But my 11 year old wears non prescription glasses as fashion statement and it’s a huge trend now, which I think is super cute!  Maybe if I didn’t have to wear them every day, I’d probably get me some trendy ones to wear to certain occasions! 

    Post # 12
    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I don’t see why not, especially since Warby Parker offers them with the non-prescription lens too.  Plus they’re handy for keeping dust out of your eyes if you’re outside a lot.

    I’ve had a pretty high prescription since I was little, so glasses are like my security blanket.  Tongue Out  If I ever get corrective surgery, I’d probably get a non prescription pair.

    Post # 13
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013


    I’m from a part of Vermont where like 25% of people wear fake glasses! It’s hipster Hell! So I wouldn’t, but mostly because I have an innate dislike of all things hipster.

    Post # 14
    1018 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Mrs. Wallaby:  I voted “maybe, to certain places” because (TMI warning) I’ve worn them while “role playing” with SO. 🙂

    Not as a librarian or anything… just as a *different* person with a different name haha! We’ve been together for 8 years we like to mix it up

    As far as wearing non scripts OUTSIDE of the bedroom… I’ve done it before but I don’t like it. I have perfect vision and I tried wearing them while driving – annoying, or being active-annoying.

    Post # 16
    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @Mrs. Wallaby:  my experience is that people with glasses talk about glasses A LOT. I usually wear contacts, but I recently got a pretty bold pair of Tom Fords that I’ve been wearing and the number of random glasses convos I’ve had are shocking.

    Fellow glasses-wearers will compliment your choice of specs, they’ll talk about how they were thinking of getting new ones, they’ll compare brands (did you know Tom Ford glasses aren’t handmade? I didn’t, but I do now!), they’ll discuss LASIK, compare prescriptions, and most of all, they will say “Oh! I didn’t know you wore glasses!” 

    The “I didn’t know you wore glasses!!!” is almost like them saying, “whoa! I had excluded you from our glasses club, but now you’re totally welcome,” and if you rely you’re wearing glasses as a fashion statement, they’ll roll their eyes and…go back to what they were originally doing.

    So as long as you’re aware of the inane conversations you will have once you get your first pair, then go nuts. I love my glasses, but it’s so much freeing to wear contacts.


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