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9th Nov '17 4:27:48 PM WillKeaton
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* Yuuno's side-pouch in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', which we never see him use. [[http://ashitahadocchida.sakura.ne.jp/top.html Some]] FanWebComics (Omake (?)) [[http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/653/bangai07rm2.jpg have made speculations on what he places in there]]. Arnage actually has redundant goggles.

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* Yuuno's side-pouch in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', which we never see him use. [[http://ashitahadocchida.sakura.ne.jp/top.html Some]] FanWebComics (Omake (?)) [[http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/653/bangai07rm2.jpg have made speculations on what he places in there]]. there.]] Arnage actually has redundant goggles.
9th Nov '17 4:27:26 PM WillKeaton
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** Well, every lead character aside from [[Anime/DigimonSavers Masaru]], but that's probably because he's too manly for them. However, [[Anime/DigimonXrosWars fans prefer goggles]]. Note that Masaru doesn't look like Elementary / Junior High school student, [[YoungerThanTheyLook despite he is in the latter]].

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** Well, every lead character aside from [[Anime/DigimonSavers Masaru]], but that's probably because he's too manly for them. However, [[Anime/DigimonXrosWars fans prefer goggles]]. Note that Masaru doesn't look like Elementary / Junior High school student, [[YoungerThanTheyLook despite the fact that he is in the latter]].
31st Oct '17 7:40:25 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/DexHamiltonAlienEntomologist'': Jenny, Zap and Tung all wear goggles. Jenny and Zap never wear them over their eyes, while Tung never takes his off his eyes.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DexHamiltonAlienEntomologist'': Jenny, Zap and Tung all wear goggles. Jenny and Zap never wear them over their eyes, eyes (despite Zap being the group's pilot), while Tung never takes his off his eyes.
15th Oct '17 1:16:50 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Non-prescripton glasses are glasses that offer zero correction, for those whose eyesight is just fine but [[{{Megane}} like the look]].
15th Oct '17 1:16:24 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Non-prescripton glasses are glasses that offer zero correction, for those whose eyesight is just fine but simply [[{{Megane}} like the look]].

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* Non-prescripton glasses are glasses that offer zero correction, for those whose eyesight is just fine but simply [[{{Megane}} like the look]].
15th Oct '17 1:16:04 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Non-prescripton glasses are glasses that offer zero correction, for those whose eyesight is just fine but simply [[{{Megane}} like the look]].
18th Sep '17 7:32:18 PM Pichu-kun
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* [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Canada]] from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' sports a pair of goggles on his head in a few illustrations of his military uniform. Oddly enough, his brother America is the one who wears a uniform resembling that of a pilot, but only is drawn with goggles once or twice.
** Considering Canada's UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarII}}W2 role as the airplane manufacturing/flight training center for most of the British Empire and the fact that his uniform seems to include a parachute, he's probably a bombardier or navigator, so the goggles aren't totally superfluous.

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* [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Canada]] from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' sports a pair of goggles on his head in a few illustrations of his military uniform. Oddly enough, his brother America is the one who wears a uniform resembling that of a pilot, but only is drawn with goggles once or twice.
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twice. Considering Canada's UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarII}}W2 role as the airplane manufacturing/flight training center for most of the British Empire and the fact that his uniform seems to include a parachute, he's probably a bombardier or navigator, so the goggles aren't totally superfluous.



* In one of the ''Manga/DeathNote Relight'' specials a shinigami, [[spoiler:possibly Light Yagami]], is seen (pictured above) with goggles when he doesn't even have any eyes!

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'':
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In one of the ''Manga/DeathNote ''Death Note Relight'' specials a shinigami, [[spoiler:possibly Light Yagami]], is seen (pictured above) with goggles when he doesn't even have any eyes!



* Yuuno's side-pouch in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', which we never see him use. [[http://ashitahadocchida.sakura.ne.jp/top.html Some]] FanWebComics (Omake (?)) [[http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/653/bangai07rm2.jpg have made speculations on what he places in there]]. Arnage actually has redundant goggles.

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* Yuuno's side-pouch in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', which we never see him use. [[http://ashitahadocchida.sakura.ne.jp/top.html Some]] FanWebComics (Omake (?)) [[http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/653/bangai07rm2.jpg have made speculations on what he places in there]]. Arnage actually has redundant goggles.



* In the early design stages for ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', the titular character was also supposed to wear a pair of useless goggles. However, the artist found goggles too hard to draw, and so replaced it with a headband after the first few issues. Attention is called to it, as one of Naruto's mentors notes he's wearing the goggles as a replacement for the {{hachimaki}} actual ninja wear; it's taken as a sign of his immaturity.
** In the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen original one-shot]], the goggles weren't useless; he wears them when riding his motorcycle. The goggles in the first few chapters of the series proper were a holdover from that one-shot.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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In the early design stages for ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', stages, the titular character was also supposed to wear a pair of useless goggles. However, the artist found goggles too hard to draw, and so replaced it with a headband after the first few issues. Attention is called to it, as one of Naruto's mentors notes he's wearing the goggles as a replacement for the {{hachimaki}} actual ninja wear; it's taken as a sign of his immaturity.
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immaturity. In the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen original one-shot]], the goggles weren't useless; he wears them when riding his motorcycle. The goggles in the first few chapters of the series proper were a holdover from that one-shot.



* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': The first noticeable difference between Gold and the male PC for the second generation games.

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* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'': The first noticeable difference between Gold and the male PC for the second generation games.games is that Gold wears goggles and Ethan doesn't. Occasionally, Gold ''does'' wear his goggles though.



* The protagonist, Simon, in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' averts this trope by actually wearing his goggles to protect his eyes and provide illumination while digging underground tunnels. It is worth mentioning, however, that Simon wears the goggles on his forehead at all times, even when not underground, and even [[spoiler:in space]]. He is also the only one to wear them even though he is by no means the only one who digs tunnels.

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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'':
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The protagonist, Simon, in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' averts this trope by actually wearing his goggles to protect his eyes and provide illumination while digging underground tunnels. It is worth mentioning, however, that Simon wears the goggles on his forehead at all times, even when not underground, and even [[spoiler:in space]]. He is also the only one to wear them even though he is by no means the only one who digs tunnels.



* TheProtagonist from ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', Yuya Sakaki averts this trope. Aside, he uses them to hide his feelings, they protect his eyes when he is riding into bushes, puddings or other nasty things. In the Synchro Arc, he uses his goggles whenever he is in a Riding Duel.

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* TheProtagonist from ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'':
** TheProtagonist,
Yuya Sakaki averts this trope. Aside, he uses them to hide his feelings, they protect his eyes when he is riding into bushes, puddings or other nasty things. In the Synchro Arc, he uses his goggles whenever he is in a Riding Duel.


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* Sock from ''Webcomic/WelcomeToHell'' wears goggles on top of his hat for apparently aesthetic reasons, even as a demon.
7th Jun '17 10:21:05 AM naturalironist
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* For some time, Drew Carey's glasses were only a prop and did not actually correct his vision; he had eye surgery and didn't need glasses. They're bifocals now, though.
** They did however serve a subtle [[GeniusBonus subtextual purpose]] : stating that Drew Carey once was a Marine. He only wore [=BCGs=] - the heavy-duty, wide plastic glasses (formerly) issued by the military. Supposedly ugly enough to serve as Birth Control, hence the acronym.
** Drew also mentioned that his on-screen glasses served a useful purpose as a decoy - he was [[ClarkKenting rarely recognized on the street without them]].



* In certain accessory stores, such as Claire's or Icing, it is possible to buy rectangular-lensed, black-and-neon-framed {{nerd}}-looking glasses that do nothing. In fact, because real glasses dirty so easily, unless the buyer polishes them almost constantly they'll partially ''obscure'' her vision. Some people actually wear these spectacle frames without any lens because of the last sentence.



* Many blind people wear sunglasses. Depending on the cause of the blindness, this is often so other people can't see their eyes, for reasons ranging from self-consciousness about not being able to control the direction they're "looking," to not wishing to alarm or distract people. Some blind people have perfectly normal and functional eyes, but just can't receive the signals. Other blind or extremely nearsighted people are light sensitive. To avoid actually damaging their eyes from the sun, they wear sunglasses or tinted lenses.
14th May '17 8:40:06 AM Khathi
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* Subverted in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. When the main form of combat is high-speed aerial acrobatics, goggles are pretty much the only way to keep from losing one's vision-correction apparatus. They also serve much in the same way as pilot's goggles (although that raises the question of why more characters don't wear them).

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* Subverted in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. When the main form of combat is high-speed aerial acrobatics, goggles are pretty much the only way to keep from losing one's vision-correction apparatus. They also serve much in the same way as pilot's goggles (although goggles, although that raises the question of why more characters don't wear them).them, as only Hange is shown to wear them more-or-less regularly and she wears glasses anyway.
7th May '17 7:47:12 AM Khathi
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* People's Liberation Army Marine Corps. Never were they once shown wearing their standard issue goggles over their eyes [[http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l597/Cifyra/PLA/PLAN/U135P200T1D207292F16DT20081225172132.jpg]], even when they require eye protection they wear their own, leaving the issued goggles on their helmets/tuques. [[http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l597/Cifyra/PLA/PLAN/ChinesePeoplesLiberationArmySpecialOperationsForcesNavalZhnggutzhngbdunavaltype054a521abcgulfofadenantipiracypatrol9.jpg]] Can be justified by the same reasons as the American army example above.

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* ** People's Liberation Army Marine Corps. Never were they once shown wearing their standard issue goggles over their eyes [[http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l597/Cifyra/PLA/PLAN/U135P200T1D207292F16DT20081225172132.jpg]], even when they require eye protection they wear their own, leaving the issued goggles on their helmets/tuques. [[http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l597/Cifyra/PLA/PLAN/ChinesePeoplesLiberationArmySpecialOperationsForcesNavalZhnggutzhngbdunavaltype054a521abcgulfofadenantipiracypatrol9.jpg]] Can be justified by the same reasons as the American army example above.above.
** Ditto for the Russian Army, which has lead to the oft-asked question why they wear them at all, if they're not going to use them, even in the cases where this would be obviously useful, like for [[https://photos.smugmug.com/Military/Victory-Day-Rehearsal-in-Moscow-27April2017/i-mWZqrFS/0/25b66a6a/X3/NightRehearsal270417-18-X3.jpg tankers driving over the wet streets "unbuttoned"]]. In that case at least, the goggles could be used any moment, the infantry, OTOH, seems to never even take the goggles out of their cloth cases, [[https://youtu.be/cNIcqY9gJms like in this training video]].
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