Wearing glasses with perfect vision?

Socially acceptable?


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Is this socially acceptable? I want to buy the new Bose sunglasses and put clear lens in them to get more usability out of them. They are insanely cool, as if I have my own personal soundtrack for my brain.

But I have perfect vision, so is this weird? Does anybody use glasses just for style here? I know some wear watches but never use it to tell time. Same thing?


 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
Is this socially acceptable? I want to buy the new Bose sunglasses and put clear lens in them to get more usability out of them. They are insanely cool, as if I have my own personal soundtrack for my brain.

But I have perfect vision, so is this weird? Does anybody use glasses just for style here? I know some wear watches but never use it to tell time. Same thing?


The pumpkin faced fake newsman are given Fake glasses to appear smarter like the imbeciles on CNN
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
I find wearing glasses less comfortable than not wearing them. So why use them if you don’t need them.
Maybe you can look better wearing them.
I don’t think that it is an issue related to socially acceptableness.
 
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Bender

G.O.A.T.
Yes, it's weird. But no different than padding your bra.... or jock strap. Go for it.
yeah but people do that because they think they're deficient in those fiddly bits

here, OP has perfect vision but wants to look like he doesn't

It's like those people who self-identify as disabled and take pride in that, even though there's nothing physically wrong with them

 
I have always found that people who wear clear glasses do so because they think it makes them look more intelligent than they perhaps actually are. It’s a combo of insecurity and inferiority complex.
 

Gary Duane

G.O.A.T.
As a kid I had a lazy eye and for a year had to wear a patch to strengthen the eye - which was useless - then got an eye operation and never needed glasses again except for reading until around age 60. But during the lazy eye thing I had to wear glasses. No one who has ever HAD to wear glasses wants to wear them again for any reason.
 

mmk

Hall of Fame
I've worn glasses while riding a bike to protect my eyes and keep them from drying out, and when I lived in Colorado there were plenty of times I wore sunglasses when it wasn't sunny due to windy conditions with grit in the air. But otherwise, no.
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
I have always found that people who wear clear glasses do so because they think it makes them look more intelligent than they perhaps actually are. It’s a combo of insecurity and inferiority complex.
I hated wearing correction glasses even when I needed them (and I needed them). The solution was a laser surgery. Why would anyone want to wear a foreign object on his face when he doesn't need it is beyond me. I agree, it is contrived and looks like one is wearing a golden pendant with his initials over a tuxedo.

:cool:
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
I've worn glasses while riding a bike to protect my eyes and keep them from drying out, and when I lived in Colorado there were plenty of times I wore sunglasses when it wasn't sunny due to windy conditions with grit in the air. But otherwise, no.
Sunglasses are a must in almost all outdoor sports. Shooting, MTB/road cycling, riding, hiking in sunny conditions, fishing etc.

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FRV2

Professional
Eyeglasses, yes, socially acceptable. This has been a trend I believe (though I stopped paying attention).

I once had a friend who tried to put on 3D glasses with the lenses cut out at an event. Now he got called out on it immediately and took them off lol.
 
What?!?! Why would you not? I once got a watch to both look cool and use as a timer for tests. I found myself using it all the time (no pun intended).
Wearing a watch but not using it to tell the time might be the weirdest thing ever. Even weirder than people who never drink hot drinks.
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
What?!?! Why would you not? I once got a watch to both look cool and use as a timer for tests. I found myself using it all the time (no pun intended).
And now with the smart watches it can be so much more than just the time telling that one can use. It looks like everyone has them now (even the Lady at the register in the grocery store wears an iWatch).

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movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
My watch has a digital wallet, music player, maps of North America, navigation, counts steps, flights of stairs, tracks my heartrate, body temperature and location. Yes, sometimes I use it to tell the time.
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
My watch has a digital wallet, music player, maps of North America, navigation, counts steps, flights of stairs, tracks my heartrate, body temperature and location. Yes, sometimes I use it to tell the time.
IMO, the two most useful things that a smartwatch (not a dedicated sports watch) can do is cashless payments and mail alerts.

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movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
IMO, the two most useful things that a smartwatch (not a dedicated sports watch) can do is cashless payments and mail alerts.

:cool:
It has mail, text, phone and other alerts too. Watches are incredible these days. You can hook this thing up to a Garmin InReach to receive text messages anywhere in the world too. InReach uses the Iridium satellite messaging service to provide communications anywhere in the world.
 

Fairhit

Semi-Pro
I hated wearing correction glasses even when I needed them (and I needed them). The solution was a laser surgery. Why would anyone want to wear a foreign object on his face when he doesn't need it is beyond me. I agree, it is contrived and looks like one is wearing a golden pendant with his initials over a tuxedo.

:cool:
And what do you feel about the laser surgery? It was worth it? I'm thinking about getting one myself.

Sorry for hijack the thread.
 

mmk

Hall of Fame
My watch has a digital wallet, music player, maps of North America, navigation, counts steps, flights of stairs, tracks my heartrate, body temperature and location. Yes, sometimes I use it to tell the time.
I'm in way too many meetings and work environments that won't allow smart watches to have one.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
I'm in way too many meetings and work environments that won't allow smart watches to have one.
It's a Garmin Fenix 5+ so technically it's a fitness watch. It just also does a bunch of smartwatch stuff too.

It doesn't look like a smartwatch either. Nice round display, Titanium Bezel and Titanium Watchband and buttons. It does not have a touchscreen either.
 

mmk

Hall of Fame
It's a Garmin Fenix 5+ so technically it's a fitness watch. It just also does a bunch of smartwatch stuff too.

It doesn't look like a smartwatch either. Nice round display, Titanium Bezel and Titanium Watchband and buttons. It does not have a touchscreen either.
Yep, wouldn't be allowed.
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
It's a Garmin Fenix 5+ so technically it's a fitness watch. It just also does a bunch of smartwatch stuff too.

It doesn't look like a smartwatch either. Nice round display, Titanium Bezel and Titanium Watchband and buttons. It does not have a touchscreen either.
Well, that thing looks like it would fit under a shirt cuff even worse than an iWatch, so I can see how that would be a problem. Bulky and/or ostentatious watches are not the best idea for a conservative business environment. Smartwatches also have the annoying habit of emitting light when they signal something, so imagine sitting in a dark room reviewing something and that thing goes off like that.

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movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Well, that thing looks like it would fit under a shirt cuff even worse than an iWatch, so I can see how that would be a problem. Bulky and/or ostentatious watches are not the best idea for a conservative business environment. Smartwatches also have the annoying habit of emitting light when they signal something, so imagine sitting in a dark room reviewing something and that thing goes off like that.

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You can easily shut off some or all of the alerts.

These things are built like phones these days. The latest model comes with 32 GB of storage, more than some phones out there.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Smart watches are the devils creation. Give me a Swiss made automatic any day.
I went to the ER via ambulance summer 2018 for a heart condition. I would have died but they had a drug to reset my heartrate (though they had never used it before). I took my pulse manually ten times a day to make sure that I didn't get into trouble. Eventually I got a watch and it has alarms set if my heartrate goes up too high. I also monitor my heartrate while working out to make sure that I don't get into trouble.

These devices literally save lives by telling their owners to go to the ER when unsafe conditions are detected.
 
I went to the ER via ambulance summer 2018 for a heart condition. I would have died but they had a drug to reset my heartrate (though they had never used it before). I took my pulse manually ten times a day to make sure that I didn't get into trouble. Eventually I got a watch and it has alarms set if my heartrate goes up too high. I also monitor my heartrate while working out to make sure that I don't get into trouble.

These devices literally save lives by telling their owners to go to the ER when unsafe conditions are detected.
Hmm. Ok well I guess you are allowed to wear a smart watch.;)
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
I have always found that people who wear clear glasses do so because they think it makes them look more intelligent than they perhaps actually are. It’s a combo of insecurity and inferiority complex.
The US Soviet lying vermin of the News do wear them to look smarter
USA maybe more corrupt than even Mexico
 

tennytive

Professional
LeBron and some of his teammates used to wear clear glasses or no frame glasses, I don't remember which to their after game press conferences. Whether or not it was for fashion or faux intelligence, you would need to ask them.
 

FRV2

Professional
Is intelligence and sophistication the same thing? I would argue that wearing glasses with non-prescription lenses is more about looking sophisticated rather than intelligent.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Is intelligence and sophistication the same thing? I would argue that wearing glasses with non-prescription lenses is more about looking sophisticated rather than intelligent.
Wearing glasses, particularly multi-focals, just makes you look old.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
I have always found that people who wear clear glasses do so because they think it makes them look more intelligent than they perhaps actually are. It’s a combo of insecurity and inferiority complex.
I've been thinking of wearing them to look intelligent.

Will it help my insecurity and inferiority complex also.


I hated wearing correction glasses even when I needed them (and I needed them). The solution was a laser surgery. Why would anyone want to wear a foreign object on his face when he doesn't need it is beyond me. I agree, it is contrived and looks like one is wearing a golden pendant with his initials over a tuxedo.

:cool:
Have you had that lasik surgery ? I read somewhere that it gives you only one kind of vision. Either near or far, so its not like your eye once was. Is that true ?
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
Have you had that laser surgery ? I read somewhere that it gives you only one kind of vision. Either near or far, so its not like your eye once was. Is that true ?
Yes. I haven't noticed such a thing, and that would completely defeat the purpose of doing it.

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