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

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Would you wear non-prescription glasses as a fashion statement?
    Yes! why not? : (25 votes)
    19 %
    No - never! : (99 votes)
    77 %
    Maybe, to certain places (explain below) : (5 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 17
    9639 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Mrs. Wallaby:  funny you posted this. i was just discussing this with Fiance last week.  we were watching some cooking show with kids.  one of the kids had fashionable black plastic glasses.  during the interview/commentary tidbits he said the glasses were for show and has no lenses.  Fiance started making fun of him.  i told him when I was in elementary school (the age of these children most likely), i popped lenses out of sunglasses and wore them to school, etc.  i wanted to have glasses really bad.

    as i was going through pictures of me when i was younger, i came across a picture of me wear light purple glasses with no lenses. i showed the picture to Fi and he was laughing….

    i also know someone who wears glasses, the lenses are clear with no perscription.  he wanted to go for a certain look but doesn’t need glasses.

    Post # 18
    8434 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Mrs. Wallaby:  I need my glasses to see, so probably not.  It doesn’t bother me if other people do it though.  To be honest, I’d rather have perfect vision and wear fake glasses lol.

    Post # 19
    752 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’ll be honest, I hate this ‘glasses as an accessory’ thing that’s going on. You get picked on all through elementary school for wearing, and now they’re cool? Huh?!

    I got LASIK a year ago and sometimes I forget that I ever even wore glasses to begin with! I can’t imagine going out and picking up some Ray-bans because it’s cool now.

    Post # 20
    167 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Nope, hipster nonsense!


    But seriously, I just never understood it. It just seems so super fake.

    Post # 21
    11226 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Nope. If I wanted to wear glasses, I would take out my contacts.

    Post # 22
    3561 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Nope…I have prescription glasses that I don’t even wear half the time.

    I guess it wouldn’t be so bad if they looked “normal”, but I really hate those big black framed “hipster” glasses.  A friend of mine has a pair and he looks ridiculous. lol

    Post # 23
    1460 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m being super sensitive and bitter…but as someone with awful vision who is totally dependent on contacts/glasses to see….I see it as a slap in the face to my people lol

    I’ve had my thick, black resin square framed glasses out of necessity since I was 13 years old. Literally, I had a pair of my dad’s RayBan Wayfarers turned into eyeglasses because I thought they were neat and they were the only frames thick enough to hold my lens. I wear contacts now but I update the prescription and I’ve kept them for 15 years. I wear them on occasion when my eyes bother me and people think I’m being trendy! Um, now all of a sudden everyone thinks they’re cool?

    Can’t we have anything for ourselves in consolation for this cursed, perpetual blur?

    “oooo, these look awesome…my 20/20 vision isn’t enough…I need these too”

    whomp whomp.


    Post # 24
    524 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    As someone who has to wear glasses to see, I don’t understand why anyone would want to wear them as a fashion statement tbh.  Of course, when I was growing up glasses were far from cool and I’ve actually been called “four eyes” once.  In high school I would take them off during school and keep them in my car (since I couldn’t legally drive without them on).  Sure people would be blurry walking from far away, but it at least made me feel less awkward.  I feel iike that’s almost like getting orthopedic shoes as a fashion statement or braces.  But that’s just me.  It could also be my dislike of hipsters shining through as well.

    Post # 25
    79 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Sorry, not as a fashion statement… However, I could understand someone that has perfect vision but light sensitivity ordering frames with the transition lenses. In my opinion, that would be the only exception.

    Post # 26
    3458 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I wore glasses as a fashion statement in middle school and high school. I see nothing wrong with it at all. It’s an accessory. Lo and behold I wound up needing glasses in college and law school (and beyond). I still have a huge collection of eyeglasses, the only difference is that now they’re prescription. I only wear contacts if it’s a photographing occasion or if I really really want to wear one of my many pairs of designer sunglasses. I never plan to get LASIK because I love wearing glasses and even if I do have the surgery, I will continue to wear glasses for fashion purposes. 

    Post # 27
    2512 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’ve been wearing glasses/contacts since I was in first grade. I don’t see ( har-har ) what the big deal is. If someone wants to wear some cute frames with an outfit, why not? It would only be weird if it was all the time.

    Post # 28
    2415 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I have to wear glasses to see, so no, I don’t think I would ever wear them as a fashion statement. I hate wearing glasses most days, so I’m thankful I am able to wear contacts.

    Post # 29
    3571 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I can hardly see and have a pretty strong contact prescription. I have two pairs of glasses that are pretty cute but I more or less avoid wearing them in public at any cost. I feel like I don’t look “dressed” with them on.

    Post # 30
    7547 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    No, but my students do this all the time. Clearly I’m out of touch Embarassed

    Post # 31
    2490 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    No. I barely wear my prescription (reading) glasses as it is 

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