People wear glasses to improve vision (rant)

Discussion in 'Vaginarium' started by Acciaio, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. Acciaio

    Acciaio New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Messages:
    904
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle
    Okay let's just clear things up here for a minute. If you see someone wearing glasses that is because he/she has less than 20/20 vision and wishes to improve their well being. When they put said glasses on their face, their ability to see objects clearly, improves.

    What wearing glasses does not mean:

    You spend all your time studying.
    You watch the SyFy channel.
    You have no friends.
    You have friends, but you just play D&D with them.
    You go to the comic book store more often than the grocery store.
    You're a virgin.
    You have no social skills.
    You have aids/h1n1 or some other contagious disease.


    Case study: I wear prescription glasses and have since my sophomore year of highschool. My current pair aren't thick and black and hipster. Just normal glasses. It's pointless to talk about how people treat me when I wear glasses, SO:

    Sometimes I wear contacts lenses. On the days I wear contacts, girls smile at me when I walk to class, flirt with me, act friendlier towards me, etc.

    I'm not crazy. I know this happens to people other than myself. Here's just one of the many quotes I could use to reinforce my point:

    I was walking to class....

    Guy: Hey Jenn.
    Girl: uhhh.. Oh hi Greg! I didn't recognize you with your glasses. You Look Very Studious!



    Cliffs: Glasses improve vision. Glasses don't reflect your personality.
     
  2. haargerman

    haargerman ayuh.

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2005
    Messages:
    4,748
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Boston
    I disagree.

    ..and studious doesn't have to be a bad thing.
     
  3. korverftw

    korverftw New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2008
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    0
    She was just being funny. Get over yourself.
     
  4. 2397

    2397 OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    8,615
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    FL
    Gosh. One time one of my guy friends met me and another friend at a bar to discuss something school-related (nerds). Well, he walked in behind me and did something to get my attention. He was wearing glasses (I'd never seen him in glasses before) and when I turned around, I didn't recognize him at first and stood there speechless because he looked so sexy.
     
  5. giapia

    giapia Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you re

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    7,065
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SoCal
    i wear poser glasses :o they're like an accessory for me
     
  6. Silmatharien

    Silmatharien OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2004
    Messages:
    19,850
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't think anyone's every treated me differently because I wear glasses. Granted, I don't wear them all the time - just in class, watching TV, stuff at a distance.
     
  7. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    18,783
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lansing, MI USA
    If you get that bad of a reaction from people, maybe you do need to look into different frames?

    Just a thought....
     
  8. Amanda Ann

    Amanda Ann New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2007
    Messages:
    14,024
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    FL
    Um... are these people like 12??? Because generally I stopped hearing those stereotypes around that age, and those things certainly don't cross my mind when I see a man in glasses. I tell my SO all the time he needs to go get glasses because he's constantly complaining he can't see certain things.

    Fuck, if anything, people compliment more more WHEN I wear my glasses. Not to mention I shop for glasses like I shop for shoes - and I wear my contacts 80% of the time...And, if a man can rock glasses and pull off sexy.. :drool:

    But, I don't look at glasses or spend time thinking about them anymore than I would the color shirt he has on. People wear glasses to see, you are right. They wear hearing aids to hear, use canes to walk, and wear braces to fix their teeth. That's life. HOoray!
     
  9. Kyoko

    Kyoko New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Messages:
    872
    Likes Received:
    0
    What. The. Fuck. Dude.

    Where the fuck do you live? New Jersey? Florida? PEOPLE STILL STEREOTYPE ABOUT GLASSES???!!!

    Seriously.
     
  10. Acciaio

    Acciaio New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Messages:
    904
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle

    Well I know there are always exceptions. :)



    Seattle, lol. And I go to Udub.... pretty lame, huh?
     
  11. DTR rex

    DTR rex New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2004
    Messages:
    14,518
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chi-Town
    I wasn't aware that people still stereotyped glasses. That's extremely lame.

    That seems so elementary I don't even know where to start.

    Personally, I like glasses. I don't wear them myself (never needed them) but I don't even notice it when other people wear them. A lot of jocks and very athletic people I know wear them.
    And I don't know why people take offense to being stereotyped as studious or dorky. Nothing says you can't have an active social life, get chicks, be smart, wear glasses.
    In fact, my ex often told me she wanted me to wear glasses, lol. Thought I looked sexy with glasses on.

    As a matter of fact, I have a thing for girls who wear glasses. Cute girl wearing glasses = me very interested. Cute Asian girl wearing glasses = I'm in love.
     
  12. giapia

    giapia Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you re

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    7,065
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SoCal
    four eyes! :mamoru:
     
  13. ForgottenSpiral

    ForgottenSpiral Hope and Irony OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2004
    Messages:
    23,699
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NoVA
    Contacts > glasses anyway.
     
  14. ForgottenSpiral

    ForgottenSpiral Hope and Irony OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2004
    Messages:
    23,699
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NoVA
    Honestly it sounds to me like you are putting too much weight on your glasses, not others. I know plenty of people who wear glasses and they aren't thought of as any of those things you listed.
     
  15. john law

    john law Guest

    There is a reason why I almost never wear glasses, and I have 20/40.

    I also don't like girls with glasses. I tell them I don't care about the makeup, or the clothes you wear...just don't wear the glasses, and put those contacts in.

    I'll tell them they have a pretty face and glasses get in the way of me enjoying it. Haven't had a girl complain when I said that.
     
  16. Reign

    Reign Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2003
    Messages:
    21,304
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Westminster, CO
    I've been told my glasses make me look really cute. Too bad I fucking hate wearing them. And really, I only need them for driving at night... stupid 20/40 vision.
     
  17. john law

    john law Guest

    Werd to all 3 of your points.
     
  18. fray

    fray New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    Messages:
    5,282
    Likes Received:
    0
    Totally dependent on the frames. You've gotta get something flattering and modern. If not, of course people are gonna judge a little. It'd be like showing up in parachute pants and wondering why people don't think you're cool.

    That said, some people don't look as good or feel as comfortable in glasses and some people just hate glasses on other people. Can't please everyone. But, are you sure you don't dislike them and you're not just projecting??
     
  19. JBunni

    JBunni New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,040
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    east of here
    I've felt this way at times. I had to wear glasses from kindergarten to my first year of high school. I felt like I had never really seen my face until then. And I wore my contacts everyday, and I had sort of a hate for my glasses. I felt people judged me, and a lot of old memories from elementary school were still there. But a few months ago, I ran out of my contacts and havnt had the money to buy more, so I've been wearing my glasses regularly, and I dont feel nearly as judged as I used to. I think it was my insecurity with myself that made me feel others were judging me. After a while, I got to the point where I realized I am who I am: glasses, contacts or whatever. And I try not to care how other people see me.

    Maybe its your own perception or 'stereotyping' of glasses that makes you feel judged.
     
  20. Dahlia

    Dahlia Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    27,527
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lexington, KY
    When guys wear the right frames I think they are super cute.
     
  21. Rellik

    Rellik New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    Messages:
    6,446
    Likes Received:
    0
    if you're good looking you can get away with wearing glasses (thats when they say they "complement you") but if you're bad looking like me, they're only going to hinder you, imo... ditch em and get contacts or lasik if u can
     
  22. Toxica

    Toxica New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Messages:
    2,057
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    IN
    :werd:
     
  23. THoC

    THoC New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2007
    Messages:
    7,341
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TRampa, FL
    if you dont want negative reactions from people get new frames.

    if you dont care about the neg reactions (of course you do or you would not have made this post) then ignore said comments.

    a girl with glasses on is very cute to me.... if the frames look good.
     
  24. Ago816

    Ago816 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2006
    Messages:
    893
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rochacha
    I think you are over reacting....I wear glasses sometimes and I get compliments from people regularly saying how sexy they look. You need new frames.
     
  25. blackrat

    blackrat OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2007
    Messages:
    11,525
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    used to rarely wear my glasses, only ritght before going to sleep or right after waking up. Been wearing them more and more to break off any dependence on contacts and have been getting complimented left and right. I've found myself actually preferring to wear my glasses sometimes and disappointed when I have to wear contacts.


    a cute set of glasses on a girl are :drool: too.
     

Share This Page