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13th Aug '16 7:11:08 PM TonyG
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* Panda from ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'' wears contact lenses. In the episode "Chicken and Waffles", he loses them and is unable to see properly, so he needs Charlie to make his way around the city.
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** This also seems to be true for Chiruyo, if her fumbling around for her glasses while they're on her head is any indication.



** This also seems to be true for Chiruyo, if her fumbling around for her glasses while they're on her head is any indication.
11th Aug '16 3:10:56 AM Scraggle
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** Furi Ten of Muteki-Dan in ''Anime/{{Zoids}} Genesis'', tripping and trying to find her glasses in her introductory episode and continuing it as a running gag through the rest of the series.

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** * Furi Ten of Muteki-Dan in ''Anime/{{Zoids}} Genesis'', tripping and trying to find her glasses in her introductory episode and continuing it as a running gag through the rest of the series.
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** Furi Ten of Muteki-Dan in ''Anime/{{Zoids}} Genesis'', tripping and trying to find her glasses in her introductory episode and continuing it as a running gag through the rest of the series.
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* ''VideoGame/AikatsuStars'': This is a problem shown for Koharu. She first meets her idol Yozora when the latter hands her back her glasses after she drops them. This is also reflected upon a character she acts out in a ShowWithinAShow in episode 13.
* ''Manga/AkameGaKill'': A RunningGag with Night Raid member [[CuteClumsyGirl Sheele]]. There's even a short dedicated to it.


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* ''Manga/CandyCandy'': Both Patty and Stear. One adorably hilarious scene has both of them losing their glasses during a ball and trying to dance without them on anyway.


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* ''Anime/OccultAcademy'': Kozue, likely as a shout-out to Velma, constantly loses her glasses throughout the series. Her glasses are literally a part of her soul; without them, she's nothing like her true self and gets trapped in a dream looking for them.


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* ''Pastel'': Moe Haruno drops her glasses a few times, as part of being a klutz.


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* ''Anime/RiskySafety'': Safety breaks her glasses in one episode and spends the next floating about aimlessly and crashing into various objects.


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* ''LightNovel/SorcererStabberOrphen: Revenge'': This is a RunningGag with new character [[TokenMiniMoe Licorice]]. The first episode alone has her gushing to a statue she thinks is Orphen after she drops her glasses.


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* ''Anime/ThrillerRestaurant'': Anko nearly has a conniption fit whenever she loses her glasses. However, she ends up [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] without them, as when she's unable to see in the fifth episode, she's not scared of the ogres attacking her and manages to get her and her friend to safety - [[BlindMistake albeit not before running into a wall]].


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* ''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.


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* ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'': Shown to affect numerous characters, Okinami, Makigumo, and I-8 most notably.
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People who are legally blind without their glasses are a Real Life example of this trope.

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People who are legally blind without their glasses are This is a Real Life example of this trope.
SuperTrope to BlindMistake and DroppedGlasses.



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* Mousse in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' is so dependent upon his glasses that without them he can mistake a bright green houseplant for the purple-haired girl he loves. This isn't helped by his tendency to [[TheGlassesComeOff take them off any time he tries to be cool/dramatic]]. He even has a pair of glasses sized for his duck cursed form.



* Kururu from ''Manga/SgtFrog'' also mutters "megane, megane" after he loses his glasses; whether they were dislodged by an explosion or shattered by boob missiles. While he is a nasty little cur, just break his glasses and he's mostly harmless.
* ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' had Retasu. Actually, she ''could'' see without them when she was transformed as Mew Lettuce, but in civilian form, small blurry eyes and feeling around still reigned supreme.
* ''Manga/LuckyStar'' averts the "shrinking eyes" effect when Konata pulls off Miyuki's glasses, and [[LampshadeHanging disappointingly admits]] that "it doesn't work that way in real life". They do, however, show her having to squint to read the board, and she says her vision without 'em is "way below 20/200."
* Mari in ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion 2.0'' claims to be this although given her subsequent actions and somewhat erratic personality suggests she may well be lying.

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* Kururu ''Manga/BlackButler'':
** Maylene the maid is so farsighted she doesn't need a sight on her sniper rifles. However, that makes ordinary tasks as a housemaid rather difficult. She's BlindWithoutEm, barely functioning with 'em.
** This is also true of all the [[{{shinigami}} Grim Reapers]]. The "Story of Will the Reaper" OVA shows the workshop of the craftsman who makes all of their spectacles -- he is a highly respected legend. The Shinigami Haken Kyoukai Theme Song
from ''Manga/SgtFrog'' also mutters "megane, megane" after the second musical says that their #1 rule is that all reapers must wear glasses. In regards to actually seeing them fumble around for a dropped pair, the stoic, straight-edged William gets that sort of scene the most. About thirteen minutes into [[http://www4.funimation.com/video/?page=video&v=6172: episode 9 of Kuroshitsuji II]], he loses his glasses; whether they were dislodged by an explosion or shattered by boob missiles. While he is a nasty little cur, just break his glasses and he's mostly harmless.
* ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' had Retasu. Actually, she ''could'' see without them when she was transformed as Mew Lettuce, but in civilian form, small blurry eyes and feeling
starts fumbling around still reigned supreme.
* ''Manga/LuckyStar'' averts
on the "shrinking eyes" effect ground Velma-style—even admonishing a brick wall that he thinks is his partner. It also happens to a lesser extent in the aforementioned OVA.
* Riruka Dokugamine from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. She refuses to wear her glasses due to vanity. Actually downplayed: her nearsightedness is brought up only once, in a dark room
when Konata pulls off Miyuki's Ginjo refuses to turn the lights on, and she shows no obvious signs of needing glasses at any other point.
* Uniquely zigzagged in ''Anime/BrigadoonMarinAndMelan''. Marin is a rare example of a character who's far-sighted rather than near-sighted. She does need
glasses, but she can see well enough to get around without 'em. The trope later gets exaggerated halfway through the series; [[spoiler:Marin becomes ''literally'' blind and [[LampshadeHanging disappointingly admits]] that "it can only see with a Monomakia acting as her glasses.]]
* Normally averted yet still invoked in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' to maintain Conan's ClarkKenting. He
doesn't work that way in real life". They do, however, show her having to squint to read need the board, and she says her vision glasses to see, but he fakes this anyway to keep his identity secret. The dub made it one step further by making dub!Conan say he has retinitis pigmentosa.
* Issei Tsubaki in ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'', while still being functional
without 'em his coke bottles, doesn't recognize neither Sōsuke nor Kaname without them, and it leads him to [[MegatonPunch almost kill]] the janitor after going through the entire class just to find Sōsuke who had missed their duel on the roof.
* Sacchan from ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' has a tendency to lose her glasses often, leading to such situations as poking Gintoki's eye out with a chopstick full of natto or mistaking a time bomb for a giant ''breath mint''. What makes her plight all the more disastrous -- or hilarious --
is "way below 20/200."
that she's actually a ninja.
* Mari Nowy in ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion 2.0'' claims to be this although ''Anime/GlassFleet'' is apparently Blind Without Em, given her subsequent actions and somewhat erratic personality that his DroppedGlasses moments are frequent enough to become an OverlyLongGag -- but a scene near the end of the series suggests she that he may well be lying.intentionally exaggerating it for Eimer's amusement.
* ''Manga/HanaNoMizoShiru'': Arikawa has [[http://www.dm5.com/m104613-p25/ terrible vision]] without glasses or contacts.



* Matsuri from ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'' is already quite clumsy, but it gets throttled to near-catastrophic proportions when she doesn't wear her glasses. She almost gets herself (and Nobue) killed during a visit to the public bath, for one.
* Tsukuyomi of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' Rather than use her specs for [[{{Meganekko}} pure cuteness]], [[Creator/KenAkamatsu the author]] made it a slight plot-point when she is interrupting [[TheRival Rival]] swordswoman Setsuna from rescuing her charge, to which Setsuna responds by [[FoeTossingCharge tossing the impeding enemy swordswoman aside]], unintentionally [[DroppedGlasses knocking her glasses off]]. She is no threat afterwards.

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* Matsuri The girls from ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'' is already quite clumsy, but it gets throttled ''Manga/HidamariSketch'' are delighted to near-catastrophic proportions when she doesn't wear her glasses. She almost gets herself (and Nobue) killed during a visit to the public bath, for one.
* Tsukuyomi of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' Rather than use her specs for [[{{Meganekko}} pure cuteness]], [[Creator/KenAkamatsu the author]] made it a slight plot-point when she is interrupting [[TheRival Rival]] swordswoman Setsuna from rescuing her charge, to which Setsuna responds by [[FoeTossingCharge tossing the impeding enemy swordswoman aside]], unintentionally [[DroppedGlasses knocking
see Sae without her glasses off]]. She for once, but when it turns out that she cannot even distinguish between a clam and a soup ladle anymore they quickly make her put them on again. (The reason she wasn't wearing them in the first place was because the steam was fogging them up, so the benefits of putting them on again are unclear.)
%%* Chie from ''{{Manga/Hyakko}}''
%%* ''Manga/IchinenseiNiNacchattara'': Yume, the MadScientist.
* In the ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'' story, "Manami-chan's Big Adventure", Kyōsuke's [[GlassesGirl meganekko]] sister loses her contacts while enjoying a day off from everyday household chores and
is no threat afterwards.subsequently rescued from shady characters -- in the manga they're lecherous guys, in the anime it's [[{{Delinquents}} sukeban (girl gang)]] members -- by Kyōsuke. He fails to recognize [[SheCleansUpNicely his dressed-up sister]], and she fails to recognize him without her glasses or contacts (and he has a slight sore throat, which changes his voice), and they end up on a date together. (It makes sense in context and isn't {{squick}}y in the least.) In the manga story he's just being nice to a sweet girl he's met, but in the anime he ''does'' finally recognize her and treats her to the memorable day she wanted to have -- with Manami never realizing that this kind, gentlemanly boy she spends the day with was in fact her brother.



* Sort of subverted in ''Anime/WitchHunterRobin'' where the title character needs glasses only for correctly using her magical abilities. And it's really not as stupid as it sounds.

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* Sort of subverted in ''Anime/WitchHunterRobin'' where ''Manga/LuckyStar'' averts the title character needs "shrinking eyes" effect when Konata pulls off Miyuki's glasses, and [[LampshadeHanging disappointingly admits]] that "it doesn't work that way in real life". They do, however, show her having to squint to read the board, and she says her vision without 'em is "way below 20/200."
* Tsukuyomi of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' Rather than use her specs for [[{{Meganekko}} pure cuteness]], [[Creator/KenAkamatsu the author]] made it a slight plot-point when she is interrupting [[TheRival Rival]] swordswoman Setsuna from rescuing her charge, to which Setsuna responds by [[FoeTossingCharge tossing the impeding enemy swordswoman aside]], unintentionally [[DroppedGlasses knocking her
glasses only for correctly using off]]. She is no threat afterwards.
* ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray'' has Riika Sheder, who like the Geordi La Forge example below is ''literally'' blind without
her magical abilities. And it's really not special glasses. In the main series, the purpose behind the experiments leading the [[ArtificialHuman creation]] of [[spoiler:protagonist Kira Yamato]] is that sometimes genetically engineered "Coordinators" don't turn out quite as stupid "[[BornWinner perfect]]" as it sounds.they're supposed to. Riika exists as living proof of how true this is. But since the cybernetic technology in the "Cosmic Era" is just as advanced as the genetic technology, she's able to be a [[HumongousMecha mobile suit]] test pilot anyway.
* The Class Rep in ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' is pretty much blind without her glasses. She's also unrecognizable, when TheGlassesComeOff she's [[SheCleansUpNicely far more attractive]]. Natrually, this means that she ends up spending a whole afternoon with Nagasumi with neither of them recognizing each other (as she can't see him, and he doesn't recognize her with her hair down.)
* Jean Roque de Baltique in ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'', including the obligatory DroppedGlasses scene. To the point that without the glasses, his eyes are drawn much smaller than the usual "anime" size.



* Sacchan from ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' has a tendency to lose her glasses often, leading to such situations as poking Gintoki's eye out with a chopstick full of natto or mistaking a time bomb for a giant ''breath mint''. What makes her plight all the more disastrous -- or hilarious -- is that she's actually a ninja.



* The girls from ''Manga/HidamariSketch'' are delighted to see Sae without her glasses for once, but when it turns out that she cannot even distinguish between a clam and a soup ladle anymore they quickly make her put them on again. (The reason she wasn't wearing them in the first place was because the steam was fogging them up, so the benefits of putting them on again are unclear.)
* Nowy in ''Anime/GlassFleet'' is apparently Blind Without Em, given that his DroppedGlasses moments are frequent enough to become an OverlyLongGag -- but a scene near the end of the series suggests that he may be intentionally exaggerating it for Eimer's amusement.
* ''Manga/IchinenseiNiNacchattara'': Yume, the MadScientist.
* ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray'' has Riika Sheder, who like the Geordi La Forge example below is ''literally'' blind without her special glasses. In the main series, the purpose behind the experiments leading the [[ArtificialHuman creation]] of [[spoiler:protagonist Kira Yamato]] is that sometimes genetically engineered "Coordinators" don't turn out quite as "[[BornWinner perfect]]" as they're supposed to. Riika exists as living proof of how true this is. But since the cybernetic technology in the "Cosmic Era" is just as advanced as the genetic technology, she's able to be a [[HumongousMecha mobile suit]] test pilot anyway.
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
** Shou of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' cannot tell the difference between a giant koala and his friend Hayato without his glasses. It's surprising he can even WITH them.... In all fairness, Judai mistakes Hayato for a giant koala upon meeting him.
** Carly from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' also can't see a thing without her glasses; except when her SuperPoweredEvilSide is in control. (In fact, Jack finds her half-broken glasses in the ruins of the Arcadia Building after she is recruited into the Dark Signers, and [[MementoMacGuffin they play a big part]] of getting her to snap out of it later.)
* In the ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'' story, "Manami-chan's Big Adventure", Kyōsuke's [[GlassesGirl meganekko]] sister loses her contacts while enjoying a day off from everyday household chores and is subsequently rescued from shady characters -- in the manga they're lecherous guys, in the anime it's [[{{Delinquents}} sukeban (girl gang)]] members -- by Kyōsuke. He fails to recognize [[SheCleansUpNicely his dressed-up sister]], and she fails to recognize him without her glasses or contacts (and he has a slight sore throat, which changes his voice), and they end up on a date together. (It makes sense in context and isn't {{squick}}y in the least.) In the manga story he's just being nice to a sweet girl he's met, but in the anime he ''does'' finally recognize her and treats her to the memorable day she wanted to have -- with Manami never realizing that this kind, gentlemanly boy she spends the day with was in fact her brother.
* Issei Tsubaki in ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'', while still being functional without his coke bottles, doesn't recognize neither Sōsuke nor Kaname without them, and it leads him to [[MegatonPunch almost kill]] the janitor after going through the entire class just to find Sōsuke who had missed their duel on the roof.

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* ''Manga/PingPong'': The girls from ''Manga/HidamariSketch'' are delighted to see Sae without her glasses for once, but when it turns out that she cannot even distinguish between a clam and a soup ladle anymore they quickly make her put them on again. (The reason she wasn't wearing them in the first place was because the steam was fogging them up, so the benefits of putting them on again are unclear.)
* Nowy in ''Anime/GlassFleet''
[[spoiler: Sakuma can never excel at ping pong]] is apparently Blind Without Em, given that his DroppedGlasses moments are frequent enough to become an OverlyLongGag -- but a scene near the end of the series suggests that he may be intentionally exaggerating it for Eimer's amusement.
severe astigmatism.
* ''Manga/IchinenseiNiNacchattara'': Yume, the MadScientist.
* ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray'' has Riika Sheder, who like the Geordi La Forge example below is ''literally'' blind without her special glasses. In the main series, the purpose behind the experiments leading the [[ArtificialHuman creation]] of [[spoiler:protagonist Kira Yamato]] is that sometimes genetically engineered "Coordinators" don't turn out quite as "[[BornWinner perfect]]" as they're supposed to. Riika exists as living proof of how true this is. But since the cybernetic technology in the "Cosmic Era" is just as advanced as the genetic technology, she's able to be a [[HumongousMecha mobile suit]] test pilot anyway.
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Shou of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' cannot tell the difference between a giant koala and his friend Hayato without his glasses. It's surprising he can even WITH them.... In all fairness, Judai mistakes Hayato for a giant koala upon meeting him.
** Carly from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' also can't see a thing without her glasses; except when her SuperPoweredEvilSide is in control. (In fact, Jack finds her half-broken glasses in the ruins of the Arcadia Building after she is recruited
Early into the Dark Signers, and [[MementoMacGuffin they play anime's run was a big part]] of getting her to snap out of it later.)
* In the ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'' story, "Manami-chan's Big Adventure", Kyōsuke's [[GlassesGirl meganekko]] sister
character-of-the-day named Seymour., who gets tripped by Meowth, loses her contacts while enjoying a day off from everyday household chores his glasses, and is subsequently rescued from shady characters -- in essentially rendered incapacitated until he finds them.
** From
the manga they're lecherous guys, in the anime it's [[{{Delinquents}} sukeban (girl gang)]] members -- by Kyōsuke. He fails to recognize [[SheCleansUpNicely his dressed-up sister]], X/Y season, there's Ash's companion Clemont, who ends up walking into and she fails to recognize him without her glasses or contacts (and he has a slight sore throat, which changes his voice), and they end up on a date together. (It makes sense in context and isn't {{squick}}y in the least.) In the manga story he's just being nice frantically apologizing to a sweet girl he's met, but in the anime he ''does'' finally recognize her and treats her to the memorable day she wanted to have -- with Manami never realizing that this kind, gentlemanly boy she spends the day with was in fact her brother.
* Issei Tsubaki in ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'', while still being functional without his coke bottles, doesn't recognize neither Sōsuke nor Kaname without them, and it leads him to [[MegatonPunch almost kill]] the janitor
giant rock after going through the entire class just to find Sōsuke who had missed their duel on the roof.a Pancham swipes his glasses.



* Jean Roque de Baltique in ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'', including the obligatory DroppedGlasses scene. To the point that without the glasses, his eyes are drawn much smaller than the usual "anime" size.
* ''Manga/BlackButler'':
** Maylene the maid is so farsighted she doesn't need a sight on her sniper rifles. However, that makes ordinary tasks as a housemaid rather difficult. She's BlindWithoutEm, barely functioning with 'em.
** This is also true of all the [[{{shinigami}} Grim Reapers]]. The "Story of Will the Reaper" OVA shows the workshop of the craftsman who makes all of their spectacles -- he is a highly respected legend. The Shinigami Haken Kyoukai Theme Song from the second musical says that their #1 rule is that all reapers must wear glasses. In regards to actually seeing them fumble around for a dropped pair, the stoic, straight-edged William gets that sort of scene the most. About thirteen minutes into [[http://www4.funimation.com/video/?page=video&v=6172: episode 9 of Kuroshitsuji II]], he loses his glasses and starts fumbling around on the ground Velma-style—even admonishing a brick wall that he thinks is his partner. It also happens to a lesser extent in the aforementioned OVA.
* Averted in ''Anime/BrigadoonMarinAndMelan''. Marin is a rare example of a character who's far-sighted rather than near-sighted. She does need glasses, but she can see well enough to get around without 'em.
* Normally averted yet still invoked in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' to maintain Conan's ClarkKenting. He doesn't need the glasses to see, but he fakes this anyway to keep his identity secret. The dub made it one step further by making dub!Conan say he has retinitis pigmentosa.
* Riruka Dokugamine from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. She refuses to wear her glasses due to vanity. Actually downplayed: her nearsightedness is brought up only once, in a dark room when Ginjo refuses to turn the lights on, and she shows no obvious signs of needing glasses at any other point.
%%* ''Manga/VictorianRomanceEmma'': Emma, the title character.
* A one-episode character from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' called Seymour. He gets tripped by Meowth and upon loses his glasses says: "My glasses! I can't see a thing!"

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* Jean Roque de Baltique Mousse in ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'', including the obligatory DroppedGlasses scene. To the point ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' is so dependent upon his glasses that without them he can mistake a bright green houseplant for the glasses, his eyes are drawn much smaller than the usual "anime" size.
* ''Manga/BlackButler'':
** Maylene the maid is so farsighted she doesn't need a sight on her sniper rifles. However, that makes ordinary tasks as a housemaid rather difficult. She's BlindWithoutEm, barely functioning with 'em.
**
purple-haired girl he loves. This is also true of all the [[{{shinigami}} Grim Reapers]]. The "Story of Will the Reaper" OVA shows the workshop of the craftsman who makes all of their spectacles -- he is a highly respected legend. The Shinigami Haken Kyoukai Theme Song from the second musical says that their #1 rule is that all reapers must wear glasses. In regards isn't helped by his tendency to actually seeing [[TheGlassesComeOff take them fumble around for off any time he tries to be cool/dramatic]]. He even has a dropped pair, the stoic, straight-edged William gets that sort pair of scene the most. About thirteen minutes into [[http://www4.funimation.com/video/?page=video&v=6172: episode 9 of Kuroshitsuji II]], he loses his glasses sized for his duck cursed form.
* Mari in ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion 2.0'' claims to be this although given her subsequent actions
and starts fumbling around on the ground Velma-style—even admonishing a brick wall that he thinks is his partner. It also happens to a lesser extent in the aforementioned OVA.
* Averted in ''Anime/BrigadoonMarinAndMelan''. Marin is a rare example of a character who's far-sighted rather than near-sighted. She does need glasses, but
somewhat erratic personality suggests she can see may well enough to get around without 'em.
* Normally averted yet still invoked in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' to maintain Conan's ClarkKenting. He doesn't need the glasses to see, but he fakes this anyway to keep his identity secret. The dub made it one step further by making dub!Conan say he has retinitis pigmentosa.
* Riruka Dokugamine from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. She refuses to wear her glasses due to vanity. Actually downplayed: her nearsightedness is brought up only once, in a dark room when Ginjo refuses to turn the lights on, and she shows no obvious signs of needing glasses at any other point.
%%* ''Manga/VictorianRomanceEmma'': Emma, the title character.
* A one-episode character from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' called Seymour. He gets tripped by Meowth and upon loses his glasses says: "My glasses! I can't see a thing!"
be lying.



* ''Manga/HanaNoMizoShiru'': Arikawa has [[http://www.dm5.com/m104613-p25/ terrible vision]] without glasses or contacts.
* The Class Rep in ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' is pretty much blind without her glasses. She's also unrecognizable, when TheGlassesComeOff she's [[SheCleansUpNicely far more attractive]]. Natrually, this means that she ends up spending a whole afternoon with Nagasumi with neither of them recognizing each other (as she can't see him, and he doesn't recognize her with her hair down.)
%%* Chie from ''{{Manga/Hyakko}}''
* ''Manga/PingPong'': The reason [[spoiler: Sakuma can never excel at ping pong]] is his severe astigmatism.

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* ''Manga/HanaNoMizoShiru'': Arikawa has [[http://www.dm5.com/m104613-p25/ terrible vision]] without ''Manga/SgtFrog'':
** Kururu mutters "megane, megane" after he loses his glasses; whether they were dislodged by an explosion or shattered by boob missiles. While he is a nasty little cur, just break his
glasses or contacts.
* The Class Rep in ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid''
and he's mostly harmless.
** This also seems to be true for Chiruyo, if her fumbling around for her glasses while they're on her head
is pretty much blind without any indication.
* Matsuri from ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'' is already quite clumsy, but it gets throttled to near-catastrophic proportions when she doesn't wear
her glasses. She's She almost gets herself (and Nobue) killed during a visit to the public bath, for one.
* ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' had Retasu. Actually, she ''could'' see without them when she was transformed as Mew Lettuce, but in civilian form, small blurry eyes and feeling around still reigned supreme.
%%* ''Manga/VictorianRomanceEmma'': Emma, the title character.
* Sort of subverted in ''Anime/WitchHunterRobin'' where the title character needs glasses only for correctly using her magical abilities. And it's really not as stupid as it sounds.
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
** Shou of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' cannot tell the difference between a giant koala and his friend Hayato without his glasses. It's surprising he can even WITH them.... In all fairness, Judai mistakes Hayato for a giant koala upon meeting him.
** Carly from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''
also unrecognizable, when TheGlassesComeOff she's [[SheCleansUpNicely far more attractive]]. Natrually, this means that she ends up spending a whole afternoon with Nagasumi with neither of them recognizing each other (as she can't see him, a thing without her glasses; except when her SuperPoweredEvilSide is in control. (In fact, Jack finds her half-broken glasses in the ruins of the Arcadia Building after she is recruited into the Dark Signers, and he doesn't recognize [[MementoMacGuffin they play a big part]] of getting her with her hair down.)
%%* Chie from ''{{Manga/Hyakko}}''
* ''Manga/PingPong'': The reason [[spoiler: Sakuma can never excel at ping pong]] is his severe astigmatism.
to snap out of it later.)



* The Creator/DCComics hero Doctor Mid-Nite is an example of ''literally'' blind -- he can only see in total darkness, otherwise he needs special lenses to filter the light.
* Pretty much the same with [[Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick Riddick]], though he seems to have no problem fighting in light when the plot calls for it.
* ''ComicBook/XMen'''s ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} could be seen as a special case. Though technically able to see without his ruby-quartz glasses, he [[PowerIncontinence cannot turn off]] the concussive beams that continually shoot from his eyes. He is thus forced to keep his eyes shut in order to keep from destroying everything around him. He can therefore be said to be "voluntarily blind" in the same way that the Inhuman's Black Bolt (whose voice is a similarly uncontrollable sonic weapon) is often said to be "voluntarily mute". They are contained because his body is immune to his own power: The beams which flow from his eyes flow right back in to his eyelids with no loss of energy.
* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'':
** Peter Parker before he becomes Spider-Man, as seen in the recent ''Film/SpiderMan1'' films. Interestingly, gaining superpowers mends his normal vision AND makes everything blurry when he wears his glasses. Wearing corrective lenses that aren't made for you really does mess up your vision, so this isn't unreasonable.
** Spidey's foe ComicBook/DoctorOctopus sometimes has this problem. Depending on the continuity, it's considered a side-effect of the accident that gave him his powers.
* In ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'', James Gordon uses having dropped his glasses as an excuse not to recognize Bruce Wayne after Wayne saves his son's life.



* The version of the Scarecrow/Jonathan Crane appearing in ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' claims to be this, as demonstrated in a scene where he jumps out in full costume at [[spoiler:Dream and John Dee]], followed by an apologetic pause to take off his mask and put his glasses back on.

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* The version of the Scarecrow/Jonathan Crane appearing in ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' claims to be this, as demonstrated in a scene where he jumps out in full costume at [[spoiler:Dream and John Dee]], followed by an apologetic pause to take off his mask and put In ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'', James Gordon uses having dropped his glasses back on.as an excuse not to recognize Bruce Wayne after Wayne saves his son's life.



* Brainy Smurf in ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'', both in the comic books and in the AnimatedAdaptation.

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* Brainy Smurf in ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'', both ''Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'': Riddick himself is literally blind without his own special glasses in the comic books and light, though he seems to have no problem fighting in light when the AnimatedAdaptation.plot calls for it.
* Similar to Riddick, the Creator/DCComics hero Doctor Mid-Nite is an example of ''literally'' blind -- he can only see in total darkness, otherwise he needs special lenses to filter the light.



* The version of the Scarecrow/Jonathan Crane appearing in ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' claims to be this, as demonstrated in a scene where he jumps out in full costume at [[spoiler:Dream and John Dee]], followed by an apologetic pause to take off his mask and put his glasses back on.
* Brainy Smurf in ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'', both in the comic books and in the AnimatedAdaptation.
* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'':
** Peter Parker before he becomes Spider-Man, as seen in the recent ''Film/SpiderMan1'' films. Interestingly, gaining superpowers mends his normal vision AND makes everything blurry when he wears his glasses. Wearing corrective lenses that aren't made for you really does mess up your vision, so this isn't unreasonable.
** Spidey's foe ComicBook/DoctorOctopus sometimes has this problem. Depending on the continuity, it's considered a side-effect of the accident that gave him his powers.
* ''ComicBook/XMen'''s ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} could be seen as a special case. Though technically able to see without his ruby-quartz glasses, he [[PowerIncontinence cannot turn off]] the concussive beams that continually shoot from his eyes. He is thus forced to keep his eyes shut in order to keep from destroying everything around him. He can therefore be said to be "voluntarily blind" in the same way that the Inhuman's Black Bolt (whose voice is a similarly uncontrollable sonic weapon) is often said to be "voluntarily mute". They are contained because his body is immune to his own power: The beams which flow from his eyes flow right back in to his eyelids with no loss of energy.



* Conrad, ComicStrip/CaptnCrazy's brother, is even almost-blind with 'em.



* Conrad, ComicStrip/CaptnCrazy's brother, is even almost-blind with 'em.



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* Edgar the Mole from ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponAForest''. He is a mole after all.

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* Edgar the Mole from ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponAForest''. He is a mole after all.
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* Edgar the Mole from ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponAForest''. He is a mole after all.



* Averted in ''Film/JurassicPark''. At one point, Dennis Nedry loses his glasses. He looks for them for about a second before saying "I can afford more glasses", being in a hurry to catch a ship. His sight is not drastically affected. [[spoiler:However, not having his glasses leaves his eyes vulnerable to the [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology spat venom of the Dilophosaurus.]]]]
* ''Film/MyCousinVinny'':
** Subverted when the inept defense lawyer tries to discredit a witness by claiming the man couldn't have seen the perps' faces because he wasn't wearing his vital glasses. The witness replies that they're reading glasses.
** Also subverted with another witness, who ''was'' wearing her glasses when she saw the crime. In this case, though, she's half-blind even ''with'' the glasses.

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* Averted in ''Film/JurassicPark''. At one point, Dennis Nedry loses his glasses. He looks for them for about a second before saying "I can afford more glasses", being in a hurry to catch a ship. His sight is not drastically affected. [[spoiler:However, not having his ''Film/AdventuresInDinosaurCity'': Jamie [[DroppedGlasses has her glasses leaves his eyes vulnerable knocked off]] in a bar fight and is left to the [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology spat venom of the Dilophosaurus.]]]]
* ''Film/MyCousinVinny'':
**
crawl around trying to find them. Subverted when one of her friends accidentally steps on them before she can find them; while she's clearly troubled by it, it's not a massive deal to her.
* Sheriff Albert Earp in ''Carry On Cowboy'' -- although he is not really much better with them on.
* ''Film/{{Delicatessen}}'' has a woman who removes her glasses in order to look better for a man she's about to see. She is almost completely blind without them and many times knocks something over or overpours tea. We are given a view of her vision a few times and she's pretty blind.
* The [[MadScientist title character]] of ''Film/DrCyclops''. He can't see at all without his coke-bottle spectacles; that's why he summoned
the inept defense lawyer tries team of scientists to discredit his island, because he needed to use a witness by claiming the man microscope to perfect his shrinking device, and couldn't have seen the perps' faces because he wasn't use one while wearing his vital glasses. The witness replies them. His miniaturized victims try to take advantage of this by breaking them. They only manage to break one lens, but that they're reading glasses.
** Also subverted with another witness,
blinds him enough for them to trick him into chasing them to a mineshaft, where he plummets to his death.
* A mall employee from ''Film/EightLeggedFreaks'',
who ''was'' wearing her glasses proved himself TooDumbToLive by repeatedly taking off his glasses, even when she saw on the crime. In this case, though, she's half-blind even ''with'' the glasses.run from giant spiders. Eventually, he blindly walks up to one and is killed.



* ''Film/SororityBoys'' contains what is probably the stupidest example of this trope ever. It's a drag comedy that expects us to believe that a character without her glasses can't tell the difference between a naked man and a naked woman.
* The ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy''. Pete before getting his powers, and when they start failing.

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* ''Film/SororityBoys'' contains what is probably Sinistra, the stupidest example of this trope ever. It's bikini-clad temptress in the '60s beach-party film ''The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini''.
* ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'' has Vincent lose his contacts and is thus utterly helpless when he tries to cross
a main drag comedy that expects us to believe that a character without her glasses can't tell (which is plain dumb in the difference between a naked man and a naked woman.
* The ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy''. Pete before getting his powers, and when they start failing.
first place).



* In ''Film/GuestHouseParadiso'', Richie donned Eddie's glasses as a disguise. They were both rendered nearly blind as a result.
* The film ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'' averts this trope nicely when Harry gets his glasses knocked off by the Whomping Willow. This leads to a fuzzy but still somewhat intelligible POVShot that's pretty close to what the world looks like through myopia.
* In ''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire'', Pola (Marilyn Monroe) is blind without her glasses, and vain enough to always take them off around men. This leads to scenes like pretending to read a book, which she's holding upside down.
* Averted in ''Film/JurassicPark''. At one point, Dennis Nedry loses his glasses. He looks for them for about a second before saying "I can afford more glasses", being in a hurry to catch a ship. His sight is not drastically affected. [[spoiler:However, not having his glasses leaves his eyes vulnerable to the [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology spat venom of the Dilophosaurus.]]]]



* The [[MadScientist title character]] of ''Film/DrCyclops''. He can't see at all without his coke-bottle spectacles; that's why he summoned the team of scientists to his island, because he needed to use a microscope to perfect his shrinking device, and couldn't use one while wearing them. His miniaturized victims try to take advantage of this by breaking them. They only manage to break one lens, but that blinds him enough for them to trick him into chasing them to a mineshaft, where he plummets to his death.
* ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'' has Vincent lose his contacts and is thus utterly helpless when he tries to cross a main drag (which is plain dumb in the first place).



* ''Film/MyCousinVinny'':
** Subverted when the inept defense lawyer tries to discredit a witness by claiming the man couldn't have seen the perps' faces because he wasn't wearing his vital glasses. The witness replies that they're reading glasses.
** Also subverted with another witness, who ''was'' wearing her glasses when she saw the crime. In this case, though, she's half-blind even ''with'' the glasses.
* ''Film/SororityBoys'' contains what is probably the stupidest example of this trope ever. It's a drag comedy that expects us to believe that a character without her glasses can't tell the difference between a naked man and a naked woman.
* The ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy''. Pete before getting his powers, and when they start failing.
* Donald Sutherland's character in ''Film/SpaceCowboys'' says he only needs glasses for a few things, like "reading, driving, seeing movies, walking..." He nonetheless passes the NASA eyesight test by memorizing the letters: "I may be blind, but I have a perfect memory!"
* In a reversal, although not really a subversion, in ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'', Alfred Hitchcock wanted the actress who played Miriam to wear glasses with thick lenses so he could show [[spoiler:her murder]] reflected in them, and to make her resemble another character. The actress, Casey Rogers (billed as Laura Elliott), didn't need glasses, and couldn't see at all with the costume glasses on. She wears the thick lenses for close-up and medium scenes, and plain lenses for long shots, but there are still several scenes where she has to depend on other people to make sure she doesn't trip or stumble when she's wearing the glasses. In the scenes where Miriam goes to the amusement park with two men, she is holding both their arms most of the time because she can't see where she is going.



* ''Film/TurkeyShoot'' has a particularly glaring example: [[TheBrute Ritter]] removes one prisoner’s glasses before setting him out on the field.
* An important plot point in ''Film/TwelveAngryMen'' (and the play on which it was based, of course): [[NoNameGiven Juror #9]] [[HyperAwareness recalls]] that a key witness in the murder case had marks on her nose suggesting that she usually wears glasses, though opted not to in court. He points out that she was unlikely to be wearing them in bed late at night when she claims to have seen the murder from all the way across the street, thereby making her less than credible as a witness.



* Donald Sutherland's character in ''Film/SpaceCowboys'' says he only needs glasses for a few things, like "reading, driving, seeing movies, walking..." He nonetheless passes the NASA eyesight test by memorizing the letters: "I may be blind, but I have a perfect memory!"
* Sinistra, the bikini-clad temptress in the '60s beach-party film ''The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini''.
* In ''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire'', Pola (Marilyn Monroe) is blind without her glasses, and vain enough to always take them off around men. This leads to scenes like pretending to read a book, which she's holding upside down.
* Sheriff Albert Earp in ''Carry On Cowboy'' -- although he is not really much better with them on.
* A mall employee from ''Film/EightLeggedFreaks'', who proved himself TooDumbToLive by repeatedly taking off his glasses, even when on the run from giant spiders. Eventually, he blindly walks up to one and is killed.
* In a reversal, although not really a subversion, in ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'', Alfred Hitchcock wanted the actress who played Miriam to wear glasses with thick lenses so he could show [[spoiler:her murder]] reflected in them, and to make her resemble another character. The actress, Casey Rogers (billed as Laura Elliott), didn't need glasses, and couldn't see at all with the costume glasses on. She wears the thick lenses for close-up and medium scenes, and plain lenses for long shots, but there are still several scenes where she has to depend on other people to make sure she doesn't trip or stumble when she's wearing the glasses. In the scenes where Miriam goes to the amusement park with two men, she is holding both their arms most of the time because she can't see where she is going.
* In ''Film/GuestHouseParadiso'', Richie donned Eddie's glasses as a disguise. They were both rendered nearly blind as a result.
* An important plot point in ''Film/TwelveAngryMen'' (and the play on which it was based, of course): [[NoNameGiven Juror #9]] [[HyperAwareness recalls]] that a key witness in the murder case had marks on her nose suggesting that she usually wears glasses, though opted not to in court. He points out that she was unlikely to be wearing them in bed late at night when she claims to have seen the murder from all the way across the street, thereby making her less than credible as a witness.
* ''Film/{{Delicatessen}}'' has a woman who removes her glasses in order to look better for a man she's about to see. She is almost completely blind without them and many times knocks something over or overpours tea. We are given a view of her vision a few times and she's pretty blind.
* ''Film/TurkeyShoot'' has a particularly glaring example: [[TheBrute Ritter]] removes one prisoner’s glasses before setting him out on the field.
* The film ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'' averts this trope nicely when Harry gets his glasses knocked off by the Whomping Willow. This leads to a fuzzy but still somewhat intelligible POVShot that's pretty close to what the world looks like through myopia.



* Piggy, from ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''. He's almost completely blind without them. [[spoiler:Poor kid never saw that rock coming]].

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* Piggy, from ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''. He's almost completely blind without them. [[spoiler:Poor kid never saw that rock coming]].Catherine of ''Literature/CatherineCalledBirdy'' has terrible eyesight. As she lives in the Middle Ages, she has to just deal with squinting a lot, something she complains about a few times over the course of the book.



* Literature/''TheCuriousIncidentOfTheDogInTheNightTime'': Only mentioned in passing, but Siobhan, the narrator Christopher's favourite teacher, wears glasses thick enough to induce headaches when 20/20 people wear them.
* Scobie in ''Literature/DontCallMeIshmael'' can't see without his glasses, which becomes a problem when he tries to play sports. He once loses them during a volleyball match and can't find them, leading to the match to end in complete chaos because people trip over him as he is searching for the glasses.
* 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.)



* Princess Andromeda, from ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms One Good Knight]]'', has been severely nearsighted since early childhood. However, the Sophont who made her glasses designed them to stay on her face (and they do, unless she chooses to take them off).
* This is an important plot point in one ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' story. Holmes deduces that the culprit could not have left through the front door because she would have to walk along a narrow board to avoid leaving footprints, and she is clearly blind without her very thick glasses that she lost while committing the crime.
* Catherine of ''Literature/CatherineCalledBirdy'' has terrible eyesight. As she lives in the Middle Ages, she has to just deal with squinting a lot, something she complains about a few times over the course of the book.
* Literature/''TheCuriousIncidentOfTheDogInTheNightTime'': Only mentioned in passing, but Siobhan, the narrator Christopher's favourite teacher, wears glasses thick enough to induce headaches when 20/20 people wear them.



* Piggy, from ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''. He's almost completely blind without them. [[spoiler:Poor kid never saw that rock coming]].
* ''Literature/TheMagicTreeHouse'': Jack. He loses them a few times in the series, the earliest instance occurring in ''Pirates Past Noon''.
* William of Baskerville, in ''Literature/TheNameOfTheRose'', has an interesting version: his distance vision is just fine, but he cannot ''read'' without his "lenticules." Since the plot entails a series of murders involving a library and its contents, he is seriously handicapped when they're broken halfway through the action.
* Princess Andromeda, from ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms One Good Knight]]'', has been severely nearsighted since early childhood. However, the Sophont who made her glasses designed them to stay on her face (and they do, unless she chooses to take them off).
* This is an important plot point in one ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' story. Holmes deduces that the culprit could not have left through the front door because she would have to walk along a narrow board to avoid leaving footprints, and she is clearly blind without her very thick glasses that she lost while committing the crime.
* ''Winter of Magic's Return''[[note]]Pamela F. Service[[/note]]. Welly has his glasses knocked off a few times in the book. [[spoiler:Near the end, a charm makes sure he won't lose--or break--them again, and improves the prescription.]]



* ''Winter of Magic's Return''[[note]]Pamela F. Service[[/note]]. Welly has his glasses knocked off a few times in the book. [[spoiler:Near the end, a charm makes sure he won't lose--or break--them again, and improves the prescription.]]
* 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.)
* Scobie in ''Literature/DontCallMeIshmael'' can't see without his glasses, which becomes a problem when he tries to play sports. He once loses them during a volleyball match and can't find them, leading to the match to end in complete chaos because people trip over him as he is searching for the glasses.
* William of Baskerville, in ''Literature/TheNameOfTheRose'', has an interesting version: his distance vision is just fine, but he cannot ''read'' without his "lenticules." Since the plot entails a series of murders involving a library and its contents, he is seriously handicapped when they're broken halfway through the action.



* ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': Mr. Conklin and Mrs. Davis. Mr. Conklin suffers Blind Without 'Em with a vengeance in "Living Statues" and "Cure That Habit".
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' exception: The Fifth and Tenth Doctors both have only minor vision problems. David Tennant admitted in an interview that he had the Doctor wear glasses to give children with glasses a hero. In the crossover short "Time Crash", the 10th Doctor explicitly states that neither he nor the 5th Doctor need glasses to correct their vision -- [[PurelyAestheticGlasses they only wear them to look clever]]. The 1st Doctor occasionally did wear proper glasses to improve his ailing vision.
* Exemplified in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' by Geordi [=LaForge=], who actually ''is'' blind without his VISOR. (Technically, he is still blind even ''with'' it. However, the visor lets him perceive his surroundings in other ways that make his "sight" superior to most humans, allowing him to "see" infrared and ultraviolet as well as the narrow "visible light" spectrum that human eyes are limited to.)
** Averted as of ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', where he's replaced the VISOR with [[ElectronicEyes cybernetic eyes]] that allow him to ''choose'' which parts of the EM spectrum he sees at any given time, as well as adding features like telescopic zoom (and allowing Creator/LeVarBurton to dispense with the very uncomfortable VISOR prop).
* 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.



* ''{{Series/Heroes}}'': In the series, Mister Bennett uses his NerdGlasses to make himself seem inconspicuous. Right up to the point where he shoots someone. In the webcomic, one villain remarked "He shoots well, for a guy with bifocals." [[WhatAnIdiot Gosh, really?]]
* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': Billy, the Blue Power Ranger could barely see without his glasses or, later, contact lenses, then glasses again when Alpha steps on his contacts.
* One episode of ''Series/{{Monk}}'' has this as a plot point: the victim was blind without her glasses, yet they weren't found at the crime scene.
* Olive from ''Series/OnTheBuses'' can't see a thing without her glasses.
* Played to their usual absurd degree in ''Series/TheTwoRonnies'' sketch, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIFx_GQIfSk the Opticians.]]
* Sophia from ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' suffers from this. Once she loses her glasses inside a shopping mall, and [[BlindMistake she keeps inserting quarters into a condom vending machine, mistaking it for a pay phone she intended to use to get her daughter to pick her up.]]
-->'''Sophia:''' Here Dorothy, I brought you three. [[CrowningMomentofFunny A lifetime supply.]]
* Leonard in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''.
* Lilly Truscott of ''Series/HannahMontana'' can't tell a person from a post without her contacts.
* Private Vanderbilt on ''Series/FTroop'', though he's blind ''with'' them as well. Appropriately enough, he serves as the fort lookout.
* Parodied in ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' in an episode that featured a chase sequence that involved ScoobyDoobyDoors... and Lisa Zemo dressed exactly like Velma, having her glasses knocked off and saying the classic quote.



* Possibly played straight ''and'' averted in ''{{Series/Leverage}}'', as [[HollywoodNerd Hardison]] is seen in flashback with glasses on and may wear contacts. [[LightningBruiser Eliot]], on the other hand, only wears his glasses about a third of the time.
* {{Subverted}} on ''Series/DueSouth''. Detective Kowalski appears to be moderately nearsighted. He can read, write, drive his [[CoolCar Pontiac GTO]] without apparant difficulty, and otherwise function as a normal human being without his glasses. However, were he to attempt to shoot the broadside of a barn without his Birth Control Glasses, the safest place to be standing would be directly in between [[FanNickname RayK]] and the barn. With his glasses on, he's an expert marksman. Of course, he never actually ''wears'' the glasses because he looks like a dork with them. And because they're so bulky, they're always getting stuck in the liner of his jacket when he actually needs to put them on during a gunfight. When [[LampshadeHanging asked why he doesn't wear contacts]], he claims that they're [[{{irony}} too much fuss]].
* Sid from ''Series/{{Skins}}'', mostly likely. The lenses of his glasses are noticeably thick (they magnify his eyes a little bit) and he's been shown to sleep with them on. Of course, Sid only has glasses because the actor who plays him does.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}},'' George loses his glasses. He thinks he can see just fine (especially when squinting), but he ends up mistaking a police officer petting her horse for Jerry's cousin making out with Jerry's girlfriend. It's also revealed that he once mistook mailboxes for raccoons. Oddly enough, he was also able to spot a dime on the floor from the other side of the room.

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* Possibly played straight ''and'' averted %%* Leonard in ''{{Series/Leverage}}'', as [[HollywoodNerd Hardison]] is seen in flashback with glasses on and may wear contacts. [[LightningBruiser Eliot]], on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''.
* In
the other hand, only wears his glasses about a third of the time.
* {{Subverted}} on ''Series/DueSouth''. Detective Kowalski appears to be moderately nearsighted. He can read, write, drive his [[CoolCar Pontiac GTO]] without apparant difficulty, and otherwise function as a normal human being without his glasses. However, were he to attempt to shoot the broadside of a barn without his Birth Control Glasses, the safest place to be standing would be directly in between [[FanNickname RayK]] and the barn. With his glasses on, he's an expert marksman. Of course, he never actually ''wears'' the glasses because he looks like a dork with them. And because
short-lived series ''Series/BigDay'', Becca accidentally drinks Skobo's contacts when they're so bulky, they're always getting stuck in a glass of water. Skobo has vision problems for a majority of the liner episodes until he buys a pair of his jacket when he actually needs to put them on during a gunfight. When [[LampshadeHanging asked why he doesn't wear contacts]], he claims that they're [[{{irony}} too much fuss]].
* Sid from ''Series/{{Skins}}'', mostly likely. The lenses of his
glasses are noticeably thick (they magnify his eyes a little bit) and he's been shown to sleep with them on. Of course, Sid only has glasses because the actor who plays him does.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}},'' George loses his glasses. He thinks he can see just fine (especially when squinting), but he ends up mistaking
same prescription at a police officer petting her horse for Jerry's cousin making out with Jerry's girlfriend. It's also revealed that he once mistook mailboxes for raccoons. Oddly enough, he was also able to spot a dime on the floor from the other side of the room.yard sale.
-->'''Skobo:''' I am legally blind without my glasses!



* 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.
* Averted in ''Series/NewGirl''. Jess often wears glasses but can see just fine without them too. She even goes entire episodes without needing to use them. In one episode she mentions that "they help me see" but this is never mentioned again.
* ''Series/GoodEats'': Alton Brown, at least within the mildly-fictionalized confines of the episodes that have plots. In one episode, he loses his glasses in a shipwreck, then washes up on a DesertIsland where he spends several days living off foraged island vegetation, completely unaware that just beyond the trees where he's getting his coconuts one of the major cities of the Hawaiian islands lies within walking distance.
* A ''Series/HappyDays'' episode had Fonzie confronting a vision problem and the fear he has with the prospect of wearing glasses. Richie tells him that glasses or no glasses, he's still the Fonz and he's still cool. When Fonzie later tells a contest audience that "wearing glasses is cool," the self-esteem of millions of children across the nation who wear glasses soared.
* ''Series/DuckDynasty'': Silas "Si" Robertson's vision is so poor, with or without his original glasses, that he mistakes raccoon droppings for muscadine berries at one point. ''And eats them.'' He soon gets a new pair, though.
* In the short-lived series ''Series/BigDay'', Becca accidentally drinks Skobo's contacts when they're in a glass of water. Skobo has vision problems for a majority of the episodes until he buys a pair of glasses with the same prescription at a yard sale.
-->'''Skobo:''' I am legally blind without my glasses!



* Also averted on ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'', where the disappearance of Danny's glasses from the early seasons is still unexplained.
* Samantha Samuels on ''CoryInTheHouse'' removes her glasses in one episode. When asked if she can see without them she responds that she can without a problem, only for us to show the scene in her perspective. Her eyesight is pretty bad.
* Subverted in RonnieBarker's SitCom ''Clarence'' (not to be confused with [[{{WesternAnimation/Clarence}} the animated series of the same name]]). Clarence claims to be this, but in fact he's pretty much blind ''with'' 'em as well. HilarityEnsues.



* Subverted in RonnieBarker's SitCom ''Clarence'' (not to be confused with [[{{WesternAnimation/Clarence}} the animated series of the same name]]). Clarence claims to be this, but in fact he's pretty much blind ''with'' 'em as well. HilarityEnsues.
* Samantha Samuels on ''CoryInTheHouse'' removes her glasses in one episode. When asked if she can see without them she responds that she can without a problem, only for us to show the scene in her perspective. Her eyesight is pretty bad.
* Averted on ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'', where the disappearance of Danny's glasses from the early seasons is still unexplained.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' exception: The Fifth and Tenth Doctors both have only minor vision problems. David Tennant admitted in an interview that he had the Doctor wear glasses to give children with glasses a hero. In the crossover short "Time Crash", the 10th Doctor explicitly states that neither he nor the 5th Doctor need glasses to correct their vision -- [[PurelyAestheticGlasses they only wear them to look clever]]. The 1st Doctor occasionally did wear proper glasses to improve his ailing vision.
* ''Series/DuckDynasty'': Silas "Si" Robertson's vision is so poor, with or without his original glasses, that he mistakes raccoon droppings for muscadine berries at one point. ''And eats them.'' He soon gets a new pair, though.
* {{Subverted}} on ''Series/DueSouth''. Detective Kowalski appears to be moderately nearsighted. He can read, write, drive his [[CoolCar Pontiac GTO]] without apparant difficulty, and otherwise function as a normal human being without his glasses. However, were he to attempt to shoot the broadside of a barn without his Birth Control Glasses, the safest place to be standing would be directly in between [[FanNickname RayK]] and the barn. With his glasses on, he's an expert marksman. Of course, he never actually ''wears'' the glasses because he looks like a dork with them. And because they're so bulky, they're always getting stuck in the liner of his jacket when he actually needs to put them on during a gunfight. When [[LampshadeHanging asked why he doesn't wear contacts]], he claims that they're [[{{irony}} too much fuss]].
* Private Vanderbilt on ''Series/FTroop'', though he's blind ''with'' them as well. Appropriately enough, he serves as the fort lookout.
* Sophia from ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' suffers from this. Once she loses her glasses inside a shopping mall, and [[BlindMistake she keeps inserting quarters into a condom vending machine, mistaking it for a pay phone she intended to use to get her daughter to pick her up.]]
* ''Series/GoodEats'': Alton Brown, at least within the mildly-fictionalized confines of the episodes that have plots. In one episode, he loses his glasses in a shipwreck, then washes up on a DesertIsland where he spends several days living off foraged island vegetation, completely unaware that just beyond the trees where he's getting his coconuts one of the major cities of the Hawaiian islands lies within walking distance.
* Lilly Truscott of ''Series/HannahMontana'' can't tell a person from a post without her contacts.
* ''{{Series/Heroes}}'': In the series, Mister Bennett uses his NerdGlasses to make himself seem inconspicuous. Right up to the point where he shoots someone. In the webcomic, one villain remarked "He shoots well, for a guy with bifocals."
-->'''Sophia:''' Here Dorothy, I brought you three. [[CrowningMomentofFunny A lifetime supply.]]
* A ''Series/HappyDays'' episode had Fonzie confronting a vision problem and the fear he has with the prospect of wearing glasses. Richie tells him that glasses or no glasses, he's still the Fonz and he's still cool. When Fonzie later tells a contest audience that "wearing glasses is cool," the self-esteem of millions of children across the nation who wear glasses soared.
* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': Billy, the Blue Power Ranger could barely see without his glasses or, later, contact lenses, then glasses again when Alpha steps on his contacts.
* One episode of ''Series/{{Monk}}'' has this as a plot point: the victim was blind without her glasses, yet they weren't found at the crime scene.
* Parodied in ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' in an episode that featured a chase sequence that involved ScoobyDoobyDoors... and Lisa Zemo dressed exactly like Velma, having her glasses knocked off and saying the classic quote.
* Averted in ''Series/NewGirl''. Jess often wears glasses but can see just fine without them too. She even goes entire episodes without needing to use them. In one episode she mentions that "they help me see" but this is never mentioned again.
* ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': Mr. Conklin and Mrs. Davis. Mr. Conklin suffers Blind Without 'Em with a vengeance in "Living Statues" and "Cure That Habit".
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** Exemplified in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' by Geordi [=LaForge=], who actually ''is'' blind without his VISOR. (Technically, he is still blind even ''with'' it. However, the visor lets him perceive his surroundings in other ways that make his "sight" superior to most humans, allowing him to "see" infrared and ultraviolet as well as the narrow "visible light" spectrum that human eyes are limited to.)
** Averted as of ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', where he's replaced the VISOR with [[ElectronicEyes cybernetic eyes]] that allow him to ''choose'' which parts of the EM spectrum he sees at any given time, as well as adding features like telescopic zoom (and allowing Creator/LeVarBurton to dispense with the very uncomfortable VISOR prop).
* Olive from ''Series/OnTheBuses'' can't see a thing without her glasses.
* Possibly played straight ''and'' averted in ''{{Series/Leverage}}'', as [[HollywoodNerd Hardison]] is seen in flashback with glasses on and may wear contacts. [[LightningBruiser Eliot]], on the other hand, only wears his glasses about a third of the time.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}},'' George loses his glasses. He thinks he can see just fine (especially when squinting), but he ends up mistaking a police officer petting her horse for Jerry's cousin making out with Jerry's girlfriend. It's also revealed that he once mistook mailboxes for raccoons. Oddly enough, he was also able to spot a dime on the floor from the other side of the room.
* Sid from ''Series/{{Skins}}'', mostly likely. The lenses of his glasses are noticeably thick (they magnify his eyes a little bit) and he's been shown to sleep with them on. Of course, Sid only has glasses because the actor who plays him does.
* 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.
* 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.
* Played to their usual absurd degree in ''Series/TheTwoRonnies'' sketch, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIFx_GQIfSk the Opticians.]]



* Pe Lanza, vocalist and bassist of Brazilian rock band {{Music/Restart}} (although he assumed that he has contacts on during the concerts as a homage to {{Superman}}).
* Music/LisaLoeb. She's also apparently allergic to contact lenses.
* A little known fact about Music/JohnLennon, he was extremely short-sighted. Refusing to wear glasses because they were unfashionable until his mid-twenties, he could see very little during most live performances of the Beatlemania era.
* A [[UrbanLegend supposedly true story]] about Music/EltonJohn is that he had perfect vision when he was young. He started wearing eyeglasses to emulate Music/BuddyHolly... and now 40 some years of glasses wearing have ruined his eyes to the point where he legitimately needs those glasses.



* A [[UrbanLegend supposedly true story]] about Music/EltonJohn is that he had perfect vision when he was young. He started wearing eyeglasses to emulate Music/BuddyHolly... and now 40 some years of glasses wearing have ruined his eyes to the point where he legitimately needs those glasses.



* A little known fact about Music/JohnLennon, he was extremely short-sighted. Refusing to wear glasses because they were unfashionable until his mid-twenties, he could see very little during most live performances of the Beatlemania era.
* Music/LisaLoeb. She's also apparently allergic to contact lenses.
* Pe Lanza, vocalist and bassist of Brazilian rock band {{Music/Restart}} (although he assumed that he has contacts on during the concerts as a homage to {{Superman}}).



* Wrestling/ArnAnderson: The cornerstone of wrestling's Four Horsemen was ''never'' seen without glasses except for his wrestling matches. Like Hansen and Duggan, this is attributed to his real-life eyesight problems.
* Wrestling/HacksawJimDuggan: The affable everyman wrestler often wore glasses outside the ring due to his real-life poor eyesight. Several heel color commentators -- in particular, Jesse "The Body" Ventura and Bobby "the Brain" Heenan -- frequently pointed this out in disdaining Duggan.



* Wrestling/HacksawJimDuggan: The affable everyman wrestler often wore glasses outside the ring due to his real-life poor eyesight. Several heel color commentators -- in particular, Jesse "The Body" Ventura and Bobby "the Brain" Heenan -- frequently pointed this out in disdaining Duggan.
* Wrestling/ArnAnderson: The cornerstone of wrestling's Four Horsemen was ''never'' seen without glasses except for his wrestling matches. Like Hansen and Duggan, this is attributed to his real-life eyesight problems.



* The second ShowdownAtHighNoon boss battle in ''VideoGame/TinStar'' is against Snake Oil, who forgot to bring his glasses. If he can draw before you, he has a chance to miss and shoot a bird instead. His brother Crude Oil, fought later in the game, doesn't have this problem.
* Jessica in ''VideoGame/AnotherCode''.

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* The second ShowdownAtHighNoon boss battle %%* Jessica in ''VideoGame/TinStar'' is against Snake Oil, who forgot to bring ''VideoGame/AnotherCode''.
* Jorge Garcia of ''VideoGame/BackyardSports'' cannot see well without
his glasses. If Dmitri seems to be like this (he faints if he can draw before you, sees sun without glasses), but the difference is that his glasses may actually be goggles (as they do not break when he falls).
** But in ''Sandlot Sluggers'', [[TheGlassesGottaGo
he has a chance to miss and shoot a bird instead. His brother Crude Oil, fought later in the game, doesn't have this problem.
* Jessica in ''VideoGame/AnotherCode''.
no glasses]]. Darn, he was really cute with them.



* The {{Courier}} can be slightly this in VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas if the player chooses the four eyed trait. It grants a bonus on the Perception stat if you wear glasses, and a malus if you don't.
** There is a mod ("[[http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/38775/ Realistic Four Eyes]]") which alters the camera by blurring the screen if a Courier with this trait doesn't wear glasses. Depending on the version installed (there are three versions, depending on the level of blurring), the game becomes unplayable without glasses.
* Happens to Skye in the in the survival game ''VideoGame/LostInBlue''. She's not completely blind without them, but severely nearsighted enough she can't navigate the island's hazards without help. Consequently, she stays in the cave, mostly cooking and doing other passive jobs nearby.
* In ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'', the protagonist Guybrush Threepwood needs to steal the monocle from the cartographer as a PlotCoupon.
* Missing groom Matt is Blind Without Em in the ''VideoGame/NancyDrew'' game ''The Haunting of Castle Malloy''. Used as a plot point, as finding Matt's glasses is the first sign he hasn't run off as a prank or ditched his bride. [[spoiler:It also explains why he couldn't read all the clues Nancy finds in the rocket laboratory, and rescue himself.]]



* Phil's teacher Mr. Soggy in ''RiddleSchool 3''. [[spoiler:You have to knock his glasses off with the rubber band hidden in the vent.]]



* Jorge Garcia of ''VideoGame/BackyardSports'' cannot see well without his glasses. Dmitri seems to be like this (he faints if he sees sun without glasses), but the difference is that his glasses may actually be goggles (as they do not break when he falls).
** But in ''Sandlot Sluggers'', [[TheGlassesGottaGo he has no glasses]]. Darn, he was really cute with them.
* Missing groom Matt is Blind Without Em in the ''VideoGame/NancyDrew'' game ''The Haunting of Castle Malloy''. Used as a plot point, as finding Matt's glasses is the first sign he hasn't run off as a prank or ditched his bride. [[spoiler:It also explains why he couldn't read all the clues Nancy finds in the rocket laboratory, and rescue himself.]]
* Happens to a Skye in the in the survival game ''VideoGame/LostInBlue''. She's not completely blind without them, but severely nearsighted enough she can't navigate the island's hazards without help. Consequently, she stays in the cave, mostly cooking and doing other passive jobs nearby.
* In ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'', the protagonist Guybrush Threepwood needs to steal the monocle from the cartographer as a PlotCoupon.
* Phil's teacher Mr. Soggy in ''RiddleSchool 3''. [[spoiler:You have to knock his glasses off with the rubber band hidden in the vent.]]
* The {{Courier}} can be slightly this in VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas if the player chooses the four eyed trait. It grants a bonus on the Perception stat if you wear glasses, and a malus if you don't.
** There is a mod ("[[http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/38775/ Realistic Four Eyes]]") which alters the camera by blurring the screen if a Courier with this trait doesn't wear glasses. Depending on the version installed (there are three versions, depending on the level of blurring), the game becomes unplayable without glasses.



* The second ShowdownAtHighNoon boss battle in ''VideoGame/TinStar'' is against Snake Oil, who forgot to bring his glasses. If he can draw before you, he has a chance to miss and shoot a bird instead. His brother Crude Oil, fought later in the game, doesn't have this problem.



* ''VisualNovel/CorpseParty'' has Sakutaro Morishige, as revealed in Extra Chapter 9. When Yoshiki accidentally breaks his glasses, he has to escort Sakutaro home, where he has a spare pair. When Mayu sees them walking together, she leaves, not wanting to "[[HoYay interrupt]]".



* ''VisualNovel/CorpseParty'' has Sakutaro Morishige, as revealed in Extra Chapter 9. When Yoshiki accidentally breaks his glasses, he has to escort Sakutaro home, where he has a spare pair. When Mayu sees them walking together, she leaves, not wanting to "[[HoYay interrupt]]".



* ''TheCyantianChronicles'': Twinky, a Wereskunk, has very bad eyesight in his human form.



* Minor subversion: Brent Sienna of ''Webcomic/PvP'' is [[http://www.pvponline.com/2008/05/06/loveblind/ quickly blinded when he removes his sunglasses]].

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* Subverted in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Tedd Verres's eyesight is normal, but he wears a pair of [[NerdGlasses thick glasses]] (filled with high-tech gadgetry) while in public to make himself seem less effeminate, though at the cost of making him look more nerdish. When [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-05-21 he is first seen without them by Grace, he initially tries to claim he is this]].
* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': has Sydney invoke but then subvert this trope ([[OneOfUs even outright saying she's subverting a trope while doing so]]) when trapped inside her force field with a villain in order to get him off his guard.
-->'''Sydney:''' ''Ha!'' Trope subverted! Nobody's that blind, you big pile of idiot! Well, no, I take that back. There are people that blind, but they don't get to be cops.
* ''Webcomic/KarinDou4koma'': After Elly shatters Meguru's glasses, Meguru mistakes a scale for Shizuki and begs it for help.
* ''TheLawOfPurple'': Dex's eyesight is highly dependent on his glasses, as he is ''incredibly'' nearsighted without them. Possible aversion with another character, who also wears glasses but doesn't appear to be quite as dependent on them.
* Minor subversion: Brent Sienna of ''Webcomic/PvP'' is is
[[http://www.pvponline.com/2008/05/06/loveblind/ quickly blinded when he removes his sunglasses]].



* In ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'' Sweden is utterly blind without 'em. Which becomes a problem when Denmark puts them on -- they make ''him'' blind, [[http://satwcomic.com/the-wonder-of-glasses but he's too stupid to take them off]], and neither can see or find the other.



* ''TheCyantianChronicles'': Twinky, a Wereskunk, (cooler than it sounds) has very bad eyesight in his human form.
* ''TheLawOfPurple'': Dex's eyesight is highly dependent on his glasses, as he is ''incredibly'' nearsighted without them. Possible aversion with another character, who also wears glasses but doesn't appear to be quite as dependent on them.
* Subverted in the (now defunct) webcomic ''[[http://thosedestined.pensandtales.com/?date=20021205 Those Destined]]'' :

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* ''TheCyantianChronicles'': Twinky, a Wereskunk, (cooler than it sounds) has very bad eyesight in his human form.
* ''TheLawOfPurple'': Dex's eyesight is highly dependent on his glasses, as he is ''incredibly'' nearsighted without them. Possible aversion with another character, who also wears glasses but doesn't appear to be quite as dependent on them.
* Subverted in the (now defunct) webcomic ''[[http://thosedestined.pensandtales.com/?date=20021205 Those Destined]]'' ''Those Destined'' :



* Subverted in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Tedd Verres's eyesight is normal, but he wears a pair of [[NerdGlasses thick glasses]] (filled with high-tech gadgetry) while in public to make himself seem less effeminate, though at the cost of making him look more nerdish. When [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-05-21 he is first seen without them by Grace, he initially tries to claim he is this]].
* In ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'' Sweden is utterly blind without 'em. Which becomes a problem when Denmark puts them on -- they make ''him'' blind, [[http://satwcomic.com/the-wonder-of-glasses but he's too stupid to take them off]], and neither can see or find the other.
* ''Webcomic/KarinDou4koma'': After Elly shatters Meguru's glasses, Meguru mistakes a scale for Shizuki and begs it for help.



* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': has Sydney invoke but then subvert this trope ([[OneOfUs even outright saying she's subverting a trope while doing so]]) when trapped inside her force field with a villain in order to get him off his guard.
-->'''Sydney:''' ''Ha!'' Trope subverted! Nobody's that blind, you big pile of idiot! Well, no, I take that back. There are people that blind, but they don't get to be cops.



* WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses walks right into his bookcase when he takes his glasses off.



* The Porcelain Doctor from ''Literature/DeadWest'' plays with this. He wears glasses, and rarely takes them off or loses them, but when he has to fight without the glasses, he does it just fine (that happened in close quarters, though). Then again, he might be actually blind, or just simply unable to perceive his environment, due to his frequent hallucinations.



* WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses walks right into his bookcase when he takes his glasses off.



* [[http://tokiandcowiki.wikidot.com/wiki:doki Doki]] is an extreme version as explained [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/art/White-Cane-440822586 here]] in that without her glasses she fits the standard of legally blind (as preposterous as it sounds), as explained why she needs a white cane.
* The Porcelain Doctor from ''Literature/DeadWest'' plays with this. He wears glasses, and rarely takes them off or loses them, but when he has to fight without the glasses, he does it just fine (that happened in close quarters, though). Then again, he might be actually blind, or just simply unable to perceive his environment, due to his frequent hallucinations.



* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': In "Tweety's SOS" (a Tweety and Sylvester cartoon set aboard a cruise ship), Granny drops her glasses while trying to keep the ''puddy tat'' away from her bird. Sylvester notices this and, seeing that Granny is virtually blind without her glasses, kicks them under her chaise. Sylvester then resumes his chase... but is unable to grab his meal before the bird finds the glasses and puts them back on his master.
* The classic example is Velma from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'', who was always losing her glasses in the original series. (A common gag on the show: Whenever she loses her glasses, the MonsterOfTheWeek is the one who hands them back to her, and she doesn't realize how close he is until she puts them on.) Nicole Jaffe, the actress who originally played Velma, admitted in an interview that at the initial taping of the show, she accidentally dropped her glasses. She then exclaimed something the writers adapted into her catchphrase: "My glasses! I can't see without them!"
* Parodied by WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo in the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' CrossOver episode "Bravo-Dooby-Doo" -- he and Velma lose their glasses (CoolShades in his case) at the same time.
-->'''Velma:''' My glasses! I can't see without my glasses!\\
'''Johnny Bravo:''' My glasses! I can't be ''seen'' without my glasses!
** They then grab each others' glasses and...
-->'''Velma:''' Jinkies! Everything's dark! I'VE GONE BLIND!!
** Leading to Johnny switching their glasses back and replying...
-->'''Johnny Bravo:''' I'm only going to say this once... '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Don't. Touch. The Glasses!]]'''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Milhouse often loses his glasses, and he is practically blind without them (as an art-style gag, in contrast to the goggle-eyes of everyone else, he has tiny little pinpricks when his glasses are off). As well as this, both his parents have similar glasses.
--->'''Milhouse:''' (''to approaching car'') Nice doggy!
** Professor Frink sometimes loses his glasses too.
** Averted in an episode where Troy [=McClure=] is pulled over for reckless driving. His license requires him to wear glasses, but they make him look like a nerd, so we usually never see him with any.
** In one episode, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger drops his glasses in a toilet while visiting the nuclear power plant. (Smithers assures him as he leaves that they'll keep an eye out for them, but Kissinger knows what happened, he's just too embarrassed to tell him.) In the next scene, the news reports that he injured himself walking into a flagpole.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': In "Tweety's SOS" (a Tweety and Sylvester cartoon set aboard a cruise ship), Granny drops her glasses while trying to keep the ''puddy tat'' away Zummi from her bird. Sylvester notices this and, seeing that Granny is virtually blind without her glasses, kicks them under her chaise. Sylvester then resumes his chase... but is unable to grab his meal before the bird finds the glasses and puts them back on his master.
* The classic example is Velma from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'', who was always losing her glasses in the original series. (A common gag on the show: Whenever she loses her glasses, the MonsterOfTheWeek is the one who hands them back to her, and she doesn't realize how close he is until she puts them on.) Nicole Jaffe, the actress who originally played Velma, admitted in an interview that at the initial taping of the show, she accidentally dropped her glasses. She then exclaimed something the writers adapted into her catchphrase: "My glasses! I can't see without them!"
* Parodied by WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo in the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' CrossOver episode "Bravo-Dooby-Doo" -- he and Velma lose their glasses (CoolShades in his case) at the same time.
-->'''Velma:''' My glasses! I can't see without my glasses!\\
'''Johnny Bravo:''' My glasses! I can't be ''seen'' without my glasses!
** They then grab each others' glasses and...
-->'''Velma:''' Jinkies! Everything's dark! I'VE GONE BLIND!!
** Leading to Johnny switching their glasses back and replying...
-->'''Johnny Bravo:''' I'm only going to say this once... '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Don't. Touch. The Glasses!]]'''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Milhouse often loses his glasses, and he is practically blind without them (as an art-style gag, in contrast to the goggle-eyes of everyone else, he has tiny little pinpricks when his glasses are off). As well as this, both his parents have similar glasses.
--->'''Milhouse:''' (''to approaching car'') Nice doggy!
** Professor Frink sometimes loses his glasses too.
** Averted in an episode where Troy [=McClure=] is pulled over for reckless driving. His license requires him to wear glasses, but they make him look like a nerd, so we usually never see him with any.
**
''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears''. In one episode, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger drops his glasses in a toilet while visiting the nuclear power plant. (Smithers assures him as he leaves that they'll keep an eye out for loses them, but Kissinger knows what happened, he's just too embarrassed to tell him.) In and spends half the next scene, the news reports that episode crawling around blinded until he injured himself walking into a flagpole.lucks out and finds them.



* Meg Griffin From ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Stewie breaks Meg's glasses because he hates to be watched while he sleeps. We even see how bad her vision is when Stewie does a vision test and holds an undetermined object (which appears very blurred out).
* Miss Whoops on ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow''.
* ''The nearsighted WesternAnimation/MrMagoo'' is completely Blind Without Em, and never wears 'em. This makes him CaptainOblivious and HilarityEnsues.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}''. His eyes don't shrink to points when he removes his glasses -- ''he doesn't have eyes without them.'' Or eyelids and eyebrows, for that matter. Not only that, but they sit far down his face even normally, so you can see the blank stretch of forehead where they ''should'' be even when he's got the glasses on. Furthermore, as Cornfed [[LampshadeHanging suddenly notices and remarks on]], Duckman doesn't even have ears to keep his glasses in place. A particularly bizarre sight gag shows Duckman face down on the floor, his glasses knocked off, and his eyes ''within his glasses'' blink and shed tears. In one episode he actually removes the glasses/eyes, and turns them around to take a look at himself.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'', Adam deliberately takes off the Spiffy's (nerd) glasses to avoid detection of a killer mob, as they were killing off the smart people (literally) and were under the assumption that anyone with glasses is smart (despite the fact that there at least two people in the killer mob who '''wore''' glasses). In their blind state, the Spiffy's were wandering around helplessly, appearing to be so dumb they can't tell where they're going (well, it ''worked'').
* Porcupine in ''[[Franchise/WinnieThePooh My Friends Tigger & Pooh]]'', who can't tell the difference between Darby and her dog, Buster, without her glasses.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'' episode "Fly-By-Knights", Dastardly thinks the Vulture Squadron needs glasses, so he kits them out with them. The resulting effects: Zilly sees everything upside down, Klunk sees everything in fours, and Muttley sees everything as far away. The General's hand reaches out from Dastardly's phone and plops a pair of glasses on him, with the result of seeing everything way close up.
* Gus in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' is apparently blind without his glasses. He even says "I'm blind!" when he accidentally steps on and breaks them. What's ridiculous is that when he finds that he's considered cool without them, he ditches them, sacrificing sight for popularity. The viewer is given a scene or two from his point of view: the images are blurred, but not even close to the severity of the blur of people with glasses in real life. It's only a slight blur, and the "lines" between objects are still distinguishable.

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* Meg Griffin From ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Stewie breaks Meg's glasses because he hates to be watched while he sleeps. We even Macie on ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' can hardly see how bad her vision is when Stewie does a vision test and holds an undetermined object (which appears very blurred out).
* Miss Whoops on ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow''.
* ''The nearsighted WesternAnimation/MrMagoo'' is completely Blind Without Em, and never wears 'em. This makes him CaptainOblivious and HilarityEnsues.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}''. His eyes don't shrink to points when he removes his glasses -- ''he doesn't have eyes without them.'' Or eyelids and eyebrows, for that matter. Not only that, but they sit far down his face even normally, so you can see the blank stretch of forehead where they ''should'' be even when he's got the glasses on. Furthermore, as Cornfed [[LampshadeHanging suddenly notices and remarks on]], Duckman doesn't even have ears to keep his glasses in place. A particularly bizarre sight gag shows Duckman face down on the floor, his glasses knocked off, and his eyes ''within his glasses'' blink and shed tears. In one episode he actually removes the glasses/eyes, and turns them around to take a look at himself.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'', Adam deliberately takes off the Spiffy's (nerd) glasses to avoid detection of a killer mob, as they were killing off the smart people (literally) and were under the assumption that anyone with glasses is smart (despite the fact that there at least two people in the killer mob who '''wore''' glasses). In their blind state, the Spiffy's were wandering around helplessly, appearing to be so dumb they can't tell where they're going (well, it ''worked'').
* Porcupine in ''[[Franchise/WinnieThePooh My Friends Tigger & Pooh]]'', who can't tell the difference between Darby and her dog, Buster,
without her glasses.
* ** Noelle as well. In the ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'' one episode "Fly-By-Knights", Dastardly thinks the Vulture Squadron needs glasses, so he kits she loses them out with them. The resulting effects: Zilly sees everything upside down, Klunk sees everything in fours, and Muttley sees everything as far away. The General's hand reaches out from Dastardly's phone and plops a pair bet to another girl. While we are given a glimpse of her vision (in the perspective of the other girl when she puts on the glasses) it doesn't appear to be too bad. Until she gets her glasses on him, with the result of seeing everything way close up.
* Gus in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' is apparently blind without his glasses. He even says "I'm blind!" when he accidentally steps on and breaks them. What's ridiculous is that when he finds that he's considered cool without them, he ditches them, sacrificing sight for popularity. The viewer is given
back however, Noelle clearly has a scene or two from his point of view: the images are blurred, but not even close to the severity of the blur of people with glasses in real life. It's only a slight blur, and the "lines" between objects are still distinguishable.difficult time seeing.



* Implied for Jeremie Belpois of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', given that his first instinct when woken up isn't to investigate but to snatch up and put on his glasses.
* WesternAnimation/{{Daria}} seems to be pretty blind without her glasses, though occasionally we see her without them and she doesn't seem to have too much of a problem.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'' episode "Fly-By-Knights", Dastardly thinks the Vulture Squadron needs glasses, so he kits them out with them. The resulting effects: Zilly sees everything upside down, Klunk sees everything in fours, and Muttley sees everything as far away. The General's hand reaches out from Dastardly's phone and plops a pair of glasses on him, with the result of seeing everything way close up.
* On ''WesternAnimation/DocMcStuffins'', the character Hallie the hippo makes this statement, as the titular Doc takes away her glasses supposedly to give her an eye exam, but actually to hide the fact that she's in a room that's decorated for a surprise birthday party (but isn't quite ready yet). We are, however, given a point-of-view shot of what Hallie sees and it's clear that things are just blurry, like someone with nearsightedness. She probably could have figured it out if Doc and the others hadn't continued to keep her distracted.
** Also, in the episode ''Starry, Starry Night'', Aurora the telescope is blind without her eyepiece, mistaking the aquarium for a big-screen TV, Lambie for a dog and Chilly for Stuffy, who she thinks is a porcupine. As in the case of Hallie, this is reinforced with point-of-view shots, which indeed shows what she sees as a blurry mess.
* On ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales'', while the point-of-view shots show fuzzy nearsightedness, Eunice the unicorn (a flying unicorn, or alicorn, actually) is apparently so blind without her glasses that when Max and Emmy arrive, she addresses dragonberry bushes before turning to them. Then, when she actually sees Max, she thinks at first that he's a dragon and not a human.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}''. His eyes don't shrink to points when he removes his glasses -- ''he doesn't have eyes without them.'' Or eyelids and eyebrows, for that matter. Not only that, but they sit far down his face even normally, so you can see the blank stretch of forehead where they ''should'' be even when he's got the glasses on. Furthermore, as Cornfed [[LampshadeHanging suddenly notices and remarks on]], Duckman doesn't even have ears to keep his glasses in place. A particularly bizarre sight gag shows Duckman face down on the floor, his glasses knocked off, and his eyes ''within his glasses'' blink and shed tears. In one episode he actually removes the glasses/eyes, and turns them around to take a look at himself.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'', when the heroes are forced to experience their greatest fears, Presto's is simply having his glasses taken away, since his eyesight is really bad and he's terrified of not being able to see.
* Meg Griffin From ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Stewie breaks Meg's glasses because he hates to be watched while he sleeps. We even see how bad her vision is when Stewie does a vision test and holds an undetermined object (which appears very blurred out).
* Mr. Herriman on ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' is blind without his ''[[HighClassGlass monocle]]''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** In the episode "The Problem with Popplers", the Omnicronians are almost fooled when Zapp Brannigan tries to substitute an ape for Leela. Leela at first thinks this is because they have a hard time telling ''any'' creatures other than their own species apart, but seeing as Lrrr did indeed only figure it out when he used his glasses to get a better look, it seems bad eyesight may be at least partially to blame.
** ''The Twilight Zone'' episode "Time Enough at Last" is parodied with ''The Scary Door'', where the last man on Earth has just lost his glasses.
--->"Wait, my eyes aren't that bad; I can still read the large-print books. (''eyes fall out'') Well, lucky I know how to read braille. (''hands fall off, {{big no}}, [[{{OverlyLongGag}} tongue falls out]]'')



** Of course, it's been established that it's very hard to aim the eye beams of the Pig Talisman because, you know, you've got red-hot beams of heat shooting out of your eyes. Coupled with Chow's need of glasses, he was never going to be a perfect shot. Whenever his glasses are taken off any other time, he seems perfectly fine without them.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'':
** Deedee. Her eyes are shown as dots without the glasses, e.g. in the "Mirror Land" episode.
** Chuckie too an entire episode revolves around this, when the others put on his glasses they see the same stuff he does without them.
** When Didi loses her glasses, she walks into closets. When Chuckie loses his glasses, [[http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/269/chuckieo.jpg/ his world becomes an LSD trip.]]



* Mr. Herriman on ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' is blind without his ''[[HighClassGlass monocle]]''.
* Mr. Griff on ''WesternAnimation/{{Stanley}}'' states that he can't see a thing without his glasses.
* On ''WesternAnimation/DocMcStuffins'', the character Hallie the hippo makes this statement, as the titular Doc takes away her glasses supposedly to give her an eye exam, but actually to hide the fact that she's in a room that's decorated for a surprise birthday party (but isn't quite ready yet). We are, however, given a point-of-view shot of what Hallie sees and it's clear that things are just blurry, like someone with nearsightedness. She probably could have figured it out if Doc and the others hadn't continued to keep her distracted.
** Also, in the episode ''Starry, Starry Night'', Aurora the telescope is blind without her eyepiece, mistaking the aquarium for a big-screen TV, Lambie for a dog and Chilly for Stuffy, who she thinks is a porcupine. As in the case of Hallie, this is reinforced with point-of-view shots, which indeed shows what she sees as a blurry mess.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** In the episode "The Problem with Popplers", the Omnicronians are almost fooled when Zapp Brannigan tries to substitute an ape for Leela. Leela at first thinks this is because they have a hard time telling ''any'' creatures other than their own species apart, but seeing as Lrrr did indeed only figure it out when he used his glasses to get a better look, it seems bad eyesight may be at least partially to blame.
** ''The Twilight Zone'' episode "Time Enough at Last" is parodied with ''The Scary Door'', where the last man on Earth has just lost his glasses.
--->"Wait, my eyes aren't that bad; I can still read the large-print books. (''eyes fall out'') Well, lucky I know how to read braille. (''hands fall off, {{big no}}, [[{{OverlyLongGag}} tongue falls out]]'')
* Macie on ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' can hardly see without her glasses.
** Noelle as well. In one episode she loses them in a bet to another girl. While we are given a glimpse of her vision (in the perspective of the other girl when she puts on the glasses) it doesn't appear to be too bad. Until she gets her glasses back however, Noelle clearly has a difficult time seeing.
* Eliza from ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'' loses her glasses pretty often and her vision is pretty poor. In one episode she switches places with another girl only to have difficulty because she can't wear her glasses.
* WesternAnimation/{{Daria}} seems to be pretty blind without her glasses, though occasionally we see her without them and she doesn't seem to have too much of a problem.
* Zummi from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears''. In one episode, he loses them, and spends half the episode crawling around blinded until he lucks out and finds them.



* Connie Maheswaram from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has eyesight so bad she couldn't even make out Steven's face from a few feet away while he was trying on her glasses. [[spoiler: This gets fixed by the end of the same episode when Steven accidentally fixes her vision with his healing spit from a shared juice box, but she keeps the frames anyway sans the lenses she no longer requires.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'', when the heroes are forced to experience their greatest fears, Presto's is simply having his glasses taken away, since his eyesight is really bad and he's terrified of not being able to see.
* Implied for Jeremie Belpois of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', given that his first instinct when woken up isn't to investigate but to snatch up and put on his glasses.
* On ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales'', while the point-of-view shots show fuzzy nearsightedness, Eunice the unicorn (a flying unicorn, or alicorn, actually) is apparently so blind without her glasses that when Max and Emmy arrive, she addresses dragonberry bushes before turning to them. Then, when she actually sees Max, she thinks at first that he's a dragon and not a human.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': In "Tweety's SOS" (a Tweety and Sylvester cartoon set aboard a cruise ship), Granny drops her glasses while trying to keep the ''puddy tat'' away from her bird. Sylvester notices this and, seeing that Granny is virtually blind without her glasses, kicks them under her chaise. Sylvester then resumes his chase... but is unable to grab his meal before the bird finds the glasses and puts them back on his master.
* ''The nearsighted WesternAnimation/MrMagoo'' is completely Blind Without Em, and never wears 'em. This makes him CaptainOblivious and HilarityEnsues.
%%* Miss Whoops on ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow''.
* Porcupine in ''[[Franchise/WinnieThePooh My Friends Tigger & Pooh]]'', who can't tell the difference between Darby and her dog, Buster, without her glasses.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'', Adam deliberately takes off the Spiffy's (nerd) glasses to avoid detection of a killer mob, as they were killing off the smart people (literally) and were under the assumption that anyone with glasses is smart (despite the fact that there at least two people in the killer mob who '''wore''' glasses). In their blind state, the Spiffy's were wandering around helplessly, appearing to be so dumb they can't tell where they're going (well, it ''worked'').
* The classic example is Velma from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'', who was always losing her glasses in the original series. (A common gag on the show: Whenever she loses her glasses, the MonsterOfTheWeek is the one who hands them back to her, and she doesn't realize how close he is until she puts them on.) Nicole Jaffe, the actress who originally played Velma, admitted in an interview that at the initial taping of the show, she accidentally dropped her glasses. She then exclaimed something the writers adapted into her catchphrase: "My glasses! I can't see without them!"
* Parodied by WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo in the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' CrossOver episode "Bravo-Dooby-Doo" -- he and Velma lose their glasses (CoolShades in his case) at the same time.
-->'''Velma:''' My glasses! I can't see without my glasses!\\
'''Johnny Bravo:''' My glasses! I can't be ''seen'' without my glasses!
** They then grab each others' glasses and...
-->'''Velma:''' Jinkies! Everything's dark! I'VE GONE BLIND!!
** Leading to Johnny switching their glasses back and replying...
-->'''Johnny Bravo:''' I'm only going to say this once... '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Don't. Touch. The Glasses!]]'''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Milhouse often loses his glasses, and he is practically blind without them (as an art-style gag, in contrast to the goggle-eyes of everyone else, he has tiny little pinpricks when his glasses are off). As well as this, both his parents have similar glasses.
--->'''Milhouse:''' (''to approaching car'') Nice doggy!
** Professor Frink sometimes loses his glasses too.
** Averted in an episode where Troy [=McClure=] is pulled over for reckless driving. His license requires him to wear glasses, but they make him look like a nerd, so we usually never see him with any.
** In one episode, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger drops his glasses in a toilet while visiting the nuclear power plant. (Smithers assures him as he leaves that they'll keep an eye out for them, but Kissinger knows what happened, he's just too embarrassed to tell him.) In the next scene, the news reports that he injured himself walking into a flagpole.
* Mr. Griff on ''WesternAnimation/{{Stanley}}'' states that he can't see a thing without his glasses.
* Connie Maheswaram Maheswaran from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has eyesight so bad she couldn't even make out Steven's face from a few feet away while he was trying on her glasses. [[spoiler: This gets fixed by the end of the same episode when Steven accidentally fixes her vision with his healing spit from a shared juice box, but she keeps the frames anyway sans the lenses she no longer requires.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'', when the heroes are forced to experience their greatest fears, Presto's is simply having his glasses taken away, since his eyesight is really bad and he's terrified of not being able to see.
* Implied for Jeremie Belpois of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', given that his first instinct when woken up isn't to investigate but to snatch up and put on his glasses.
* On ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales'', while the point-of-view shots show fuzzy nearsightedness, Eunice the unicorn (a flying unicorn, or alicorn, actually)
Gus in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' is apparently so blind without her glasses his glasses. He even says "I'm blind!" when he accidentally steps on and breaks them. What's ridiculous is that when Max and Emmy arrive, she addresses dragonberry bushes before turning to them. Then, when she actually sees Max, she thinks at first he finds that he's considered cool without them, he ditches them, sacrificing sight for popularity. The viewer is given a dragon scene or two from his point of view: the images are blurred, but not even close to the severity of the blur of people with glasses in real life. It's only a slight blur, and not a human.the "lines" between objects are still distinguishable.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'':
** Deedee. Her eyes are shown as dots without the glasses, e.g. in the "Mirror Land" episode.
** Chuckie too an entire episode revolves around this, when the others put on his glasses they see the same stuff he does without them.
** When Didi loses her glasses, she walks into closets. When Chuckie loses his glasses, [[http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/269/chuckieo.jpg/ his world becomes an LSD trip.]]
* Eliza from ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'' loses her glasses pretty often and her vision is pretty poor. In one episode she switches places with another girl only to have difficulty because she can't wear her glasses.
31st Jul '16 8:49:52 PM mariic
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'''Johnny Bravo:''' My glasses! I can't be seen without my glasses!
* They then grab each others' glasses and...

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'''Johnny Bravo:''' My glasses! I can't be seen ''seen'' without my glasses!
* ** They then grab each others' glasses and...



:: Leading to Johnny switching their glasses back and replying...

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:: ** Leading to Johnny switching their glasses back and replying...
18th Jul '16 3:15:54 PM ultimomant
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-->'''Velma:''' My glasses! I can't see without my glasses!

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-->'''Velma:''' My glasses! I can't see without my glasses!glasses!\\
27th Jun '16 3:21:11 AM erforce
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* The [[MadScientist title character]] of ''Dr. Cyclops''. He can't see at all without his coke-bottle spectacles; that's why he summoned the team of scientists to his island, because he needed to use a microscope to perfect his shrinking device, and couldn't use one while wearing them. His miniaturized victims try to take advantage of this by breaking them. They only manage to break one lens, but that blinds him enough for them to trick him into chasing them to a mineshaft, where he plummets to his death.

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* The [[MadScientist title character]] of ''Dr. Cyclops''.''Film/DrCyclops''. He can't see at all without his coke-bottle spectacles; that's why he summoned the team of scientists to his island, because he needed to use a microscope to perfect his shrinking device, and couldn't use one while wearing them. His miniaturized victims try to take advantage of this by breaking them. They only manage to break one lens, but that blinds him enough for them to trick him into chasing them to a mineshaft, where he plummets to his death.
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