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How to Wear Eyeglasses in a Scene Fashion Style

Updated on November 29, 2016
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Randi is an ABO certified Optician. She works full time in a retail setting and is all about fitting corrective eye wear to lifestyles.

Me...sporting my Ray Bans.
Me...sporting my Ray Bans. | Source

In 2008, Taylor Swift brought eyeglasses to the fashion front when she made the video for her song. You Belong with Me. To look like a nerd, she wears giant, horn rimmed glasses. Instead of making her look geeky, it made her even more endearing and started a fashion trend that is still going strong today. Taylor was actually not the first star to make a fashion statement with glasses that are bigger than her face. In 1961, Audrey Hepburn changed the face of Ray Ban by sporting a pair of original Wayfarers in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Both of these women have been an inspiration to young woman and have influenced an interesting trend. Geek eyewear. Many stars have jumped on the "geek" bandwagon. When it comes to eyeglasses, geek is in! If you haven't already, it's time to get your geek on!

Breakfast at Tiffany's anyone?

Famous Spectacle Wearers

Let's not forget the Men in Black, the guys from CHIPS and Tom Cruise who wore their sunglasses better than most! And we can't discount Andy Warhol, Buddy Holly and Elton John. Each one brought his own style and made it okay to wear anything on or with your glasses. Sophia Loren not only wears glasses but has her own line of fashion eye wear. In fact, she was the first celebrity to have a fashion eye wear brand! Then there are those actors like Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Matt Damon who simply makewearing glasses hot! For women and men who don't like admitting that they are getting older, how inspirational was it to watch Meryl Streep slip on her "readers" to accept her Oscar?

Interesting Facts about Eyeglasses.

Did you know that....

  • 75% of all Americans wear some form of corrective lenses?
  • and 85% (about 144,000,000) of those people wear eyeglasses?
  • Pirates wore gold earrings to improve their eyesight?
  • Over 4 million pairs of glasses are discarded in the US every year?
  • Contrary to popular belief, dim lighting will not hurt your eyesight.
  • Wearing correction does not make your eyes worse.

Eyeglasses are in!

And for the most part, the bigger the better! Not only are young people getting into the craze of wearing non prescription eyeglasses as an accessory, but it has become a common addition to many interview ensembles. Although I have not been able to substantiate the fact, I have found none less than 20 articles stating that "studies suggest that job seekers who wear glasses to interviews are more likely to be hired than their 20/20 counterparts." Why? They are viewed as more intelligent and professional.To further substantiate this claim, as an optician, I get many inquiries on eyeglasses without prescriptions and have sold a number of clear eyeglasses with just anti-reflective coating. In addition to wanting them for interviews, many people are looking for them to improve their work status. One of my customers who is a court room attorney told me that she uses them as a prop. She takes them on and off, cleans them and puts one end in her mouth. She claims this distracts and disarms her adversaries as well as buys her some extra time. It also doesn't hurt that she picks glasses that enhance her looks!

"You go to school, you get a master's degree, you study Shakespeare and you wind up being famous for plastic glasses"~Sally Jessy Raphael

Do you wear eyeglasses?

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Wearing nerdy well!

Never enough glasses

As you can see, there are many reasons to wear eyeglasses, including the original ones; to correct your vision or protect you from the sun. Just as eyeglasses have come a long way, so has our attitude about wearing them. Prescription eyeglass wearers are no longer being teased or made fun of like they used to be, instead individuals who don't need glasses are actually envious of them! That is only one of the perks of glasses now being "IN" So, the next time you need to go to an important meeting or interview, make sure you wear your glasses. If you don't need any, just buy a pair of clear ones. You don't want to miss out by being the only one without them. Glasses are like shoes. You can never have enough!

A girl can never have too many glasses!
A girl can never have too many glasses! | Source

© 2013 Randi Benlulu

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Do you know that I have never owned a pair of sunglasses? In western Washington what would be the point? And yet we lead the nation in purchases of sunglasses. LOL

      Fun hub Randi!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Great job Randi: well written and most interesting to read. I go everywhere with my sunglasses. Even when it is not sunny there is often a glare outside. Great photos and really well written. Voting UP and pinning.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      lol, Bill! Funny, isn't it. I have so many customers here saying they don't wear sunglasses (What?!?) and you have the highest sales. Go figure! Thanks for stopping by!

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      SaffronBlossom 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      I have never needed eyeglasses but I do love a pair of oversized sunglasses a la Audrey Hepburn--a pair of tortoiseshell Ralph Laurens was my first "real" fashion purchase after college! I'm from bright and shiny Texas so sunglasses are a must most days of the year. Great hub. :)

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Hey Carol....thank you! Yes, I own 3 pairs of rx sunglasses right now and need them all the time. I have been working on the photos. I appreciate your noticing! thanks for the vote up and pin!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Lucky for you, SaffronBlossom! But eventually, you may need them to read (you still have time!) I love Ralph Lauren sunglasses! I used to sell them and I would buy them whenever they had a special! Thanks for stopping by and the follow!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. I admit, I am a little vane, when it comes to reading glasses.

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hey Randi-cute hub about fashion glasses. The one that really stands out for me is Elton John and his crazy glasses, but Johnny Depp-oola la! Loved the videos! Great job, rated up.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Well my ravishing Randi - you know what they say - it's not the clothes that makes the woman - it's the woman who makes the clothes - and you definitely make those glasses the sexiest and luckiest glasses on the face of this earth - and how do you know that I didn't write Five Senses of you - about you??

      I am sending you profound good thoughts and warm wishes to you from the January thaw of lake erie this week and it's currently 12:41am and listening to Muddy Waters - I need to raise the roof here - when I wrote my new piece about an hour ago I needed the right atmosphere and music - sometimes raw electric blues from Chicago just doesen't do it in the romance dept. lol

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Martin. You don't need to be vain about those readers. Just make it a fashion statement and no one will know the wiser!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Hey Denise...thank you! I thought I'd take a lighthearted approach on this one being the eyeglass maven I am! Thank you so much for all your support, Denise! I do appreciate it and the vote!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Oh, Colin, you sure do amazing things to my ego! Especially when I have the audacity to put a picture of myself on the same page as the beautiful Taylor Swift! Now about the 5 senses....suffice it to say, I would be extremely lucky if it were me! It is now, 11:17 pm here....no music playing...kitties are sleepimng and kids are out. A rare evening to myself! Muddy Waters is not exactly my musical venue but I do hail from Chicago. I ran way from the chill 4 years ago! Somehow, it seems to be following me this year! lol.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ....and Taylor not so Swift is dreadfully boring - next to you - and I am still loving your picture with the sweet Carol

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Awww, thank you (blushing!)

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I am never without my 'cats eyes' RayBans. Many years ago I learned that squinting into the sun is not only hard on the eyes, it instigates wrinkles around them! I have become accustomed to the dark lenses for protection and eye comfort and the instant mystic that sunglasses create. In view of the fact that Anderson Cooper "sunburned" his eyes while filming 2 hours on the water in Portugal on an 'overcast' day, rendering him blind for 36-hours, the importance of protection via sunglasses cannot be underestimated!

      Great topic, Randi. You prove that looks and brains sing in perfect harmony in a beautiful blonde...You!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      So very interesting and well informed here to so many more hubs for us both to share on here. I wish you a great day. .

      Eddy.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Ah, Amy, you are way too kind! Thank you for your sweet comments! It is true about wrinkles. I wrote about that in a sun protecrion hub and it is also critical to know that overcast is not necessarilly safe. We went for a walk yesterday and while I had my sunglasses on, I didn't use sunscreen and my face is showing it today! It is so nice to see you here! I hope you had a happy new year!

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      Anahi Pari-di-Monriva 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Randi, this was a great topic and a well-written hub! I've been wearing prescription glasses since about age 11 but always lusted after "cool" sunglasses. I finally bought a pair of non-prescription, plastic, black-framed sunglasses (a la Blues Brothers) when I was 18 but I currently don't wear any sunglasses (though I know I should)...but I can't wear contacts anymore (I had blindness for two weeks years ago because of keratitis - won't risk that again!) and prescription sunglasses run me a fortune for decent frames, progressive lenses and astigmatism correction! I voted you UP and Useful! I also love your photos!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Eddy! I spend most of my day dealing with eyeglasses, I often forget it is a good topic to write about!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Hi Anahi! Thank you so very much for all your great comments! Keratitis is not fun. So glad you are ok! Well, if you ever need/want prescription sunglasses, you now have a friend who can hook you up with a 50% discount!

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      Anahi Pari-di-Monriva 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Wow, @btrbell, thanks so much for the offer! The glasses look really beautiful!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      You are welcome, Anahi!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Lots of good information here btr....glasses are certainly here to stay with all the computer and cell phone use. Still, young people don't want to wear glasses...as they age, they change their mind. Contacts are very big in high school and laser surgery has become popular with young adults. All of that aside, this is an interesting hub.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you tillsontitan for reading, commenting and voting! Laser surgery is a great option but is cost prohibitive and not permanent. Young people change with the wind and luckily, even if they wear contacts, they still need back ups. I will say that current fashion trends have us selling more and more glasses to teens!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      lol..according to your poll - the whole world wears glasses! I started about 10 years, but before that - i used to have a hUGE collection of sunglasses - i wasn't into the clears..

      Now..it's more difficult to have any 'fun' with glasses, but - i do like my daytimers, too..

      If you're following the Jodi Arias trial - all of a sudden - on day 3 of the trial - she suddenly appeared with fashion glasses..

      LOL..

      i adore fun glasses - and have fun! Great idea for a hub, girlfriend!

      up and sharing forward

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      Vicki L Hodges 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I don't care for sunglasses as I feel my vision is limited, and for those who wear glasses for FUN? Well, they wouldn't feel that way if they HAD to wear glasses or contacts since they were children. It's a pain to not be able to function without corrective lenses. I can't see a foot in front of me! And Taylor Swift looks so much better without those big ugly 70s/80s frames! haha. Thanks for letting me vent. I'm sure it would be fun to play with glasses if I weren't so dependent on them 24/7 and had to spend so much money on my vision over the years.

      Still, this is a cute hub. I'm due for some an updated prescription, so maybe I'll get some cute frames. Not like Taylor's though. I wore those when I was 13! haha The video reminds me of how hideous they were/are! LOl. :-)

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Leslie! Sunglasses are always fun! And, my dear, you can have loads of fun with clear ones, too. I have some great ones for you! I have not been watching the trial but that was a true story. I have sold several clear (no rx) glasses to attorneys! Thanks for for your comments and sharing! A visit from you is always fun!

      Randi

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Hi Victoria! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I am glad you were able to vent! You should definitely get some cute frames! Even though you are dependant on them, you can still have fun! I do agree with you about Taylor.

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      Ruth R. Martin 4 years ago from Everywhere Online ~ Fingerlakes ~ Upstate New York

      I wear glasses because I am near-sighted. However, so far I have always worn wire rimmed glasses that blended in nicely with my face. I have not had the nerve to go bold with them yet!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, healthwealthmusic for stopping by and your comments. Bold is always a bit more difficult but you can do it if you decide!

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