|Red || Brown: Specsavers|
But not in a million years will I ever wear THESE.
To be honest, I don't ever remember getting any grief for wearing glasses, though I started wearing them all the time at about 11. Perhaps the novelty of the bespectacled had worn off for potential bullies, but it does mean that I don't hate fake classes because I'm embittered.
This is a common comeback fired at ex-victims of bullying who argue against fake glasses, and because I've never experienced it myself, I cannot comment on the effects of spectacle-related ridicule on a person, and thus the validity of this argument; and I respectfully suggest that those similarly fortunate as myself do the same.
Even for one who does not partake in many sporting activities, glasses are a definite inconvenience. They slip down my nose, constantly accumulate grime, and threaten to bless my eyeballs with a million shards of metal and glass whenever I wish to head-desk, take a nap at a table, or whenever a ball comes flying at my unsuspecting face.
Indeed, fashion is often impractical, but to me, glasses are not an accessory. The reason I don't often wear jewellery is not only because it gets in the way, but also because I simply cannot be bothered to put it on, as the added aesthetics are often not worth the inconvenience. An accessory is, to me, something that makes an outfit look better, but is not essential to my walking out the door. Without my glasses, I will more likely be walking into said door.
It is true that some people indeed look better with glasses; nevertheless, those who honestly look better with those huge, distracting frames are few. There are many beautiful people who look fabulous in them, but at the end of the day, they are beautiful, and tend to remain so, whatever plastic abomination blights their sightly visages.
Separating the topic of big black plastic frames and fake glasses, I don't like big black glasses mostly because I think that they are fugly. If you're half blind and you choose to remedy this with such frames, that's your choice - beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
But whether they are priceless platinum-lined Ray-Bans or 3D glasses with their lenses popped out, I just disagree with the concept of glasses for those with perfect vision. It is faking a physical impairment. Is this supposed to be attractive?
I await the day which sees us all in braces, hearing aids and wheelchairs, all for the sake of fashion.