We haven’t done this feature in a while and I know I promised to write about sports next time around,but I think it is time again to do it because of an epidemic I have to address, the art of wearing lensless glasses. I have never understood why people like wearing glasses without any lenses in them. What is the point? Aren’t glasses supposed to help you, I don’t know, see better? Then what’s the purpose of wearing some without lenses in them?
As a guy who wears glasses with lenses, has done so for over 11 years,and legitimately needs them to see what the hell is going on in the world, I struggle to see why this is,was,or has been cool in the first place. I agree,glasses are awesome and if you need them,I highly recommend them because they are amazing (take that,contact lens wearers) and your eyes will thank you for it.
However, I don’t see the cool factor in wearing something so useless as lensless glasses. last time I checked, they don’t do anything to help you see any better or in my view, make you look any less foolish than you already do. I’m fine with you wearing glasses with plano lenses (lenses that have no power in them), at least there are lenses in those.
This made our list of The Things That Need to Go in 2011 back in December at #28, and since I still continue to see people doing this in photos and in public, it may be back on next year’s list and it may be higher on the list, and if anyone on my editorial board is reading this,keep that in mind when we start gathering data in October. This is one of things that everyone else loves that I really do hate and it really needs to stop.