What Eyeglasses Say About You

Taryn Winter Brill with Good Morning America, ABC News did a fun, “What Eyeglasses Say About You”, segment recently. It was a set-up of three scenarios, with and without eyeglasses. The goal was to find out what perceptions people have about those that wear eyeglasses, i.e. what eyeglasses say about you. The three scenarios were dating, a job interview and the class room. Kids in the classroom thought that the eyeglasses meant that a person was smarter, read more and would generally be better in the classroom than someone without eyeglasses, 36 out of 44. I am happy to say that they did not make any difference on the hiring prospects in the job interview but sorry to say they were not an asset for the dating situation, although a different survey disagrees. To view the video on What Eyeglasses Say About You, please click on this link What Glasses Say About You.

Essilor did a similar survey which you can read about on About.com. Here are a few highlights from the report:

Richard Gere

Richard Gere

When asked whether or not glasses affect attractiveness, 73 percent of respondents say it has no impact. Sixty percent of men compared to 62 percent of women flatly disagree with the old expression “boys don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses.” Sixty-eight percent of Americans with partners who wear glasses say specs don’t get in the way of a romantic moment.

Most people, whether they wear glasses or not, share the same positive attitudes toward people wearing glasses. Most commonly, people who wear glasses are perceived to be smart (40 percent) and sophisticated (39 percent). Richard Gere was rated among women as the sexiest celebrity wearing eyeglasses.

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  1. what is the name of richard gere’s eyeglasses

  2. Don’t know- sorry