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23rd Aug '17 12:08:56 AM PaulA
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* Rosalind Hawkins from ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Fire Rose]]'' has to wear glasses. She isn't shown as ever losing them. However, she is required to take them off for a ritual to Summon (or rather cajole) a {{Unicorn}} (an Elemental of Spirit), and is annoyed that she can't see much of anything. (The Unicorn looks like a white, blurry shape when it appears.)

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* Rosalind Hawkins from ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Fire Rose]]'' ''Literature/TheFireRose'' has to wear glasses. She isn't shown as ever losing them. However, she is required to take them off for a ritual to Summon (or rather cajole) a {{Unicorn}} (an Elemental of Spirit), and is annoyed that she can't see much of anything. (The Unicorn looks like a white, blurry shape when it appears.)
21st Aug '17 7:31:03 AM OmegaDez
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*Even though a lot of characters wear glasses in ''Webcomic/{{Frivolesque}}'', Saki is the one constantly running with this trope everytime she has her glasses taken away from her. She's usually looking away from the people talking to her, wandering in random directions, and being unable to identify the people she's standing right next to.
9th Aug '17 4:08:20 AM Scraggle
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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': In a series where the majority of glasses-wearing characters [[PurelyAestheticGlasses don't need them]] for vision problems, [[HollywoodNerd Estonia]] is a notable exception, as character notes mention his poor eyesight without them. As he's a HollywoodNerd with a penchant for computers, it could overlap with NerdGlasses. They also help conceal his expressions, as he's said to always have a lot on his mind.



* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': In a series where the majority of glasses-wearing characters [[PurelyAestheticGlasses don't need them]] for vision problems, [[HollywoodNerd Estonia]] is a notable exception, as character notes mention his poor eyesight without them. As he's a HollywoodNerd with a penchant for computers, it could overlap with NerdGlasses. They also help conceal his expressions, as he's said to always have a lot on his mind.
4th Aug '17 4:00:47 AM NightShade96
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* Chester Bennington of LinkinPark. Though this trope, Chester was told not to wear them onstage due to the band's 'edgy' image early on, which meant he'd play shows practically blind. He still often wore them backstage. From the "Minutes To Midnight" period, when the band's music became more alt-rock and experimental, Chester has often worn them publically

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* Chester Bennington of LinkinPark. Though Music/LinkinPark. Despite this trope, Chester was told not to wear them onstage due to the band's 'edgy' "edgy" image early on, which meant he'd play shows practically blind. He still often wore them backstage. From the "Minutes To Midnight" period, when the band's music became more alt-rock and experimental, Chester has often worn wore them publicallypublicly.
27th Jul '17 7:02:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* Christopher Lambert has Myopia and is almost entirely blind without his glasses. Since he cannot wear contacts, he is often forced to act while unable to see anything clearly (making the fact that almost all his roles require fighting or some form of strenuous physical activity all the more impressive). This is also the reason behind his trademark intense gaze as he is really just trying to see what's in front of him.

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* Christopher Lambert Creator/ChristopherLambert has Myopia and is almost entirely blind without his glasses. Since he cannot wear contacts, he is often forced to act while unable to see anything clearly (making the fact that almost all his roles require fighting or some form of strenuous physical activity all the more impressive). This is also the reason behind his trademark intense gaze as he is really just trying to see what's in front of him.
23rd Jul '17 6:52:44 PM foxley
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* Deborah Jo in ''Series/LittleLunch''. Most of the plot of "The Lost-And-Found Box" involves her losing her glasses and having to be guided by the rest of the kids to the lost-and-found box to look for them.
31st May '17 4:16:59 PM Tightwire
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--> '''Tagline:''' "Should've gone to Specsavers."
27th May '17 10:22:12 PM AthenaBlue
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* Averted in ''Series/ThirtyRock''. Liz is often seen without her glasses and can see fine without them (leading Jenna to comment that "She doesn't even need them"). This is partly a reference to the fact that, while they are her trademark, Tina Fey is not wholly dependent on them and only needs them for long distances.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'' exception: The Fifth and Tenth Doctors both have only minor vision problems. Creator/DavidTennant admitted in an interview that he had the Doctor wear glasses to give children with glasses a hero. In the crossover short "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash Time Crash]]", the Tenth Doctor explicitly states that neither he nor the Fifth Doctor need glasses to correct their vision -- [[PurelyAestheticGlasses they only wear them to look clever]]. The First Doctor occasionally did wear proper glasses to improve his ailing vision.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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exception: The Fifth and Tenth Doctors both have only minor vision problems. Creator/DavidTennant admitted in an interview that he had the Doctor wear glasses to give children with glasses a hero. In the crossover short "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash Time Crash]]", [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash "Time Crash"]], the Tenth Doctor explicitly states that neither he nor the Fifth Doctor need glasses to correct their vision -- [[PurelyAestheticGlasses they only wear them to look clever]]. The First Doctor occasionally did wear proper glasses to improve his ailing vision.vision.
** Series 10 has a very unusual example: ('''Major spoilers''') [[spoiler:The Doctor gets blinded in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E5Oxygen "Oxygen"]] after having to lend his helmet to Bill on a spacewalk. For the next two episodes, he uses his [[GogglesDoSomethingUnusual sonic sunglasses]] to partially compensate for the loss. They have significant shortcomings, but when he's not wearing them he can't "see" anything at all.]]
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E7ThePyramidAtTheEndOfTheWorld "The Pyramid at the End of the World"]]: In a significantly downplayed example, scientist Erica needs reading glasses to do her work. Said glasses getting broken results in a ''situation'' ensuing.



* Averted in ''Series/ThirtyRock''. Liz is often seen without her glasses and can see fine without them (leading Jenna to comment that "She doesn't even need them"). This is partly a reference to the fact that, while they are her trademark, Tina Fey is not wholly dependent on them and only needs them for long distances.
12th May '17 9:25:38 PM thelivingtoad
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* Likewise, the CoolShades that Bono of Music/{{U2}} has worn since the early '90s are more than just for vanity. The glasses are prescription, and their bright tint is to correct both his glaucoma and sensitivity to light. It's difficult for him to see without them anymore. Bono once said that whenever his picture was taken without them on, his eyes would swell up and he'd see the flash for the rest of the day, ruining his eyesight for concerts.
12th May '17 9:19:32 PM thelivingtoad
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* Andy Fletcher of Music/DepecheMode is also very nearsighted without his glasses and there are even stories that Martin Gore used to hide or snatch Fletcher's glasses away from him, evidently as a practical joke, and causing him to trip in the studio and even on stage.
* The late Music/RoyOrbison could barely see without glasses. His CoolShades? All of those were prescription made.
** They actually became his trademark [[ThrowItIn by accident.]] His regular glasses broke just before a performance, so he had to use his prescription sunglasses instead since there was no time to get a replacement.



* According to Music/GeorgeHarrison, Music/JohnLennon was "blind as a bat" without his glasses.
* Andy Fletcher of Music/DepecheMode is also very nearsighted without his glasses and there are even stories that Martin Gore used to hide or snatch Fletcher's glasses away from him, evidently as a practical joke, and causing him to trip in the studio and even on stage.



* The late Music/RoyOrbison could barely see without glasses. His CoolShades? All of those were prescription made.
** They actually became his trademark [[ThrowItIn by accident.]] His regular glasses broke just before a performance, so he had to use his prescription sunglasses instead since there was no time to get a replacement.



* Music/EltonJohn was born with perfect vision, but began wearing eyeglasses to emulate Music/BuddyHolly. After decades of wearing them non-stop, they've altered his eyesight, and now he can barely see without them.
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