What is it that makes people wear glasses? Why do they wear them? Various reasons back up the claim that eyeglasses provide a clear vision to people who have less than perfect vision. Another reason for people wearing glasses is to look cool and stylish.
While most people wear glasses to get rid of problems like nearsightedness and astigmatism, it is pretty standard for others to wear “fake” glasses to make a bold fashion statement. Let’s explore why people need to wear glasses as a necessity and why it has become a popular accessory for others, even with excellent vision.
Why Do People Need to Wear Glasses?
According to a majority of people, they have problems with their eyesight. They find it difficult to distinguish objects from afar, the text they read is fuzzy, or they experience blurred vision due to astigmatism.
For most of these people, wearing the perfect pair of glasses is the only option to correct their vision. You may think blurry or less-than-perfect vision is uncommon, but that is not true. According to The Vision Council, almost 75% of adults use some vision correction equipment or method.
The Vision Council also revealed that 64% of those adults wear glasses, and 11% wear contact lenses (either separately or paired with glasses). Exactly how many people wear glasses is quite impossible to measure. But according to The Vision Council, an estimate of almost 164 million American adults use glasses for vision correction.
This was an estimate. The number of people wearing glasses is expected to rise. Right now, an estimate of 1.4 billion people are affected by myopia (nearsightedness), and this number is projected to hit a 5-billion mark in 2050. The 5-billion mark will almost be half the population of the earth by 2050.
Why People Wear Glasses If it’s not a Necessity?
Glasses are a way to complete people’s new look. Some find wearing glasses as a way to look smarter. While most of the population associate glasses with functionality, some may find fake glasses to be a silly trend.
Remember, fashion doesn’t need to be functional. It is only fun. Glasses have long been a way to accessorize your outfits- that final touch to add vigor to your latest outfit. Regardless of the reason for you wearing glasses, finding the perfect one for personal use may not be as difficult as you think.