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16th May '18 12:54:35 PM Twiddler
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* ''Manga/TheDisappearanceOfNagatoYukiChan'': While this isn't a problem for her ''{{LightNovel/Haruhi|Suzumiya}}'' self, the alternate universe Yuki Nagato very much suffers from this, to the point where she can't make out Haruhi on first meeting her from a few feet away.



* ''Manga/TheVanishingOfNagatoYukiChan'': While this isn't a problem for her ''Haruhi'' self, the alternate universe Yuki Nagato very much suffers from this, to the point where she can't make out Haruhi on first meeting her from a few feet away.
19th Apr '18 9:38:59 PM nombretomado
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* Without this trope, the famous ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "Time Enough at Last" would have lost some of its zing. It's almost reverse FridgeHorror, though, because you realize that eventually he'll think to stumble his way into an optometrist's and find a pair that works reasonably well. He could also have just found himself a magnifying glass.

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* Without this trope, the famous ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'' episode "Time Enough at Last" would have lost some of its zing. It's almost reverse FridgeHorror, though, because you realize that eventually he'll think to stumble his way into an optometrist's and find a pair that works reasonably well. He could also have just found himself a magnifying glass.
16th Apr '18 5:03:27 PM rjd1922
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* Kenji in ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' wears ScaryShinyGlasses. And given [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace how close he apparently has to get]] to recognize Hisao, he seems to be damn near blind ''with'' 'em, too.

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* Kenji Setou in ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' wears ScaryShinyGlasses. And given [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace how close he apparently has to get]] to recognize Hisao, he seems to be damn near blind ''with'' 'em, too.
9th Apr '18 6:53:28 PM Lemia
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* Sasuke from ''VisualNovel/IkemenSengoku'' can mistake trees for people without his glasses. In one route, Kenshin even pilfers them specifically to prevent him from escaping, but luckily Sasuke has a spare pair and a friend who can get them for him.
28th Mar '18 8:50:34 PM Kalmbach
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* UsefulNotes/HarryTruman had wanted to attend the MilitaryAcademy at [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks West Point]] as a young man, but his eyesight was so bad they couldn't take him--he could hardly see a thing without his glasses. When UsefulNotes/WorldWarI started, he wanted to join the Missouri National Guard, but realized that he'd face the same problem--so he memorized the eye chart and ended up a captain in the artillery.

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* UsefulNotes/HarryTruman had wanted to attend the MilitaryAcademy at [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks West Point]] as a young man, but his eyesight was so bad they couldn't take him--he could hardly see a thing without his glasses. glasses (his left eye was so bad it was beyond the threshold of legal blindness). When UsefulNotes/WorldWarI started, he wanted to join the Missouri National Guard, but realized that he'd face the same problem--so he memorized the eye chart before being told to take his glasses off and ended up a captain in the artillery.artillery, i.e. [[{{Irony}} the branch of the Army dedicated to shooting at things really far away]]. He was actually quite successful.
4th Mar '18 8:07:35 PM rjd1922
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** Patty Ferrell.

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** Patty Ferrell.Ferrell can't see three feet in front of her without her glasses, meaning [[spoiler:when Greg and the other trees in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' play pelt apples at her (Dorothy) and her glasses break, the play has to be cancelled]].
27th Feb '18 3:08:08 PM WileK209
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* The Caliph in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooInArabianNights''. When he breaks his glasses, he doesn't bother getting a new pair and does away with them, and ends up squinting and with blurry vision for the remainder of the movie.


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* When WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} doesn't have his glasses on, his eyesight is quite blurry and poor. This also applies to the books, most notably ''Arthur's Eyes'', which was the title where Arthur gets his glasses (adapted into the first episode of the TV series as well.)
** This is also discussed in the Step-Into-Reading book "Glasses For D.W.," where D.W. wants glasses like Arthur despite her eyesight being fine, though Arthur explains that he needs his glasses to see. D.W. soon begins to fake vision problems as an attempt to try and get glasses, to the point of intentionally walking into walls.


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* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' needs his glasses to see as well; they aren't just simply [[PurelyAestheticGlasses to make him look smart]].


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* Betty-Anne Bongo in ''The Off-Beats'', a segment on Nickelodeon's ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam''. Even though she's a beatnik, her horn-rimmed eyeglasses are not a fashion accessory; she really needs them to see. In one episode when she loses them and the Populars find them and hide them from the rest of the Off-Beats, and while Tina is wearing the glasses, Betty-Anne's vision is so bad without them that she can't even see that Tina is wearing her glasses!
21st Feb '18 11:10:08 AM nombretomado
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* Phil's teacher Mr. Soggy in ''RiddleSchool 3''. [[spoiler:You have to knock his glasses off with the rubber band hidden in the vent.]]

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* Phil's teacher Mr. Soggy in ''RiddleSchool ''VideoGame/RiddleSchool 3''. [[spoiler:You have to knock his glasses off with the rubber band hidden in the vent.]]
30th Jan '18 8:26:06 AM MasterFuzzy
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* Creator/KatyManning (Jo Grant in ''Series/DoctorWho'') wore thick glasses when off camera. On camera, she was prone to crashing into the scenery or other actors. You know how the Doctor always takes his companion by the hand and runs with her? It started with Jo Grant, because Jon Pertwee needed to guide his essentially blind co-star.

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* Creator/KatyManning (Jo Grant in ''Series/DoctorWho'') wore thick glasses when off camera. On camera, she was prone to crashing into the scenery or other actors. You know how the Doctor always takes his companion by the hand and runs with her? It started with Jo Grant, because Jon Pertwee needed to guide his essentially blind co-star. At one point, [[MeanCharacterNiceActor Roger Delgado]] does the same, which ends up looking like a PetTheDog moment for the Master.
30th Jan '18 8:23:07 AM MasterFuzzy
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%%* Meg in ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime''.

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%%* * Meg in ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime''.''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'' is mentioned as having very poor eyesight.
* Ingvar in ''Literature/{{Brotherband}}'' is a GentleGiant and by far the strongest of his RagtagBunchOfMisfits, but his nearsightedness makes him a liability in battle. [[spoiler: Then Hal makes him a primitive pair of spectacles, and he [[TookALevelInBadass takes quite the level in badass]].]]
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