Statistically about 72% of the population uses some form of eyewear in order to help their sight, and according to The Vision Council of America about 64% of people wear glasses and 11% wear contacts.
Since when did glasses become stylish? I remember when wearing glasses got you the nickname “four-eyes.” Glasses have indeed become in fashion and are being offered in various styles, and brands. Glasses have been the one accessory that has come such a long way in the fashion industry. Being called “four eyes” is a thing of the past, and “fake” glasses are even being sold so people who don’t actually need glasses can look cute and studious too. They not only have become “IN” with style but they also boost self confidence in individuals.
It is no longer weird or lame to be smart, and this is probably why glasses have become so popular. They give us that studious look and now with all the different styles being offered let us look cute too. Wearing glasses not only helps us look smart but it has been shown that wearing them can actually improve a student’s performance in the classroom. (Alicia Batucan discusses this in her article). This is probably due to the fact that since the student can see clearly with the lens they are more likely to pay attention and stay focused.
Glasses have not only improved performance in the classroom but in activities such as sports as well. Children with glasses who once were thought to not be able to play sports due to the fear that their glasses could break, are now playing sports and doing just as well as the children without glasses, thanks to the specially made sportswear glasses that are designed with more flexibility than the traditional pair (as shown in the image below). This is giving those students the chance to be able to play the sports they like and be active which results in a much more healthy, happy, and confident individual.
So don’t be discouraged if someone insults your glasses because you both may be studious, but I bet you look much cuter doing it 😉
Don’t let your glasses hold you back!