For a decade, LASIK sellers have hawked ”throw away your glasses” in an appeal to our vanity and insecurity about how we look with spectacles. The trend has turned. Geek chic-glasses are cool!
The front page of the Wall Street Journal reports “Fashion Plates of the NBA Make Specs of Themselves.” While Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder battle in the NBA Finals, they agree on one thing. Big eye glass frames are all the rage. Wall Street Journal, June 15, 2012, A1.
No one should mistake this for a fashion blog, but the trend is clear. Glasses are cool. From the NBA, to Hollywood, get some retro Scorsese frames.
Compared to LASIK surgery, glasses do not cause vision threatening disabilities. They do not cause ectasia, impaired night vision or dry eyes.
Visit your optician. It makes fashion sense. It makes health sense.