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29th Apr '17 4:52:17 PM nombretomado
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* Otacon in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', at Naomi's suggestion. Which is decidedly odd, as he had far left behind his actual [[{{Otaku}} namesake-look]] and had been noticably {{bishonen}} for a long time. [[spoiler: It's not all bad, though -- eventually, he puts them back on.]]
* In the first ''TokimekiMemorial'' , if you are pursuing {{Meganekko}} Mio Kisaragi and choice a certain option, she will appear for her confession wearing contacts.

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* Otacon in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', at Naomi's suggestion. Which is decidedly odd, as he had far left behind his actual [[{{Otaku}} namesake-look]] and had been noticably noticeably {{bishonen}} for a long time. [[spoiler: It's not all bad, though -- eventually, he puts them back on.]]
* In the first ''TokimekiMemorial'' , ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'', if you are pursuing {{Meganekko}} Mio Kisaragi and choice a certain option, she will appear for her confession wearing contacts.
26th Feb '17 9:23:00 PM gewunomox
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* Pretty much the whole point of the music video for the song "You Belong With Me" by TaylorSwift. She starts off with huge cokebottle glasses which she wears for most of the music videos, then right before she goes to the HighSchoolDance, she takes off her glasses and puts on a pretty dress, prompting her true love to dump his skank ho of a girlfriend[[note]][[ActingForTwo played by Swift in a wig]][[/note]] and ending the music video with a TrueLovesKiss.

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* Pretty much the whole point of the music video for the song "You Belong With Me" by TaylorSwift.Music/TaylorSwift. She starts off with huge cokebottle glasses which she wears for most of the music videos, then right before she goes to the HighSchoolDance, she takes off her glasses and puts on a pretty dress, prompting her true love to dump his skank ho of a girlfriend[[note]][[ActingForTwo played by Swift in a wig]][[/note]] and ending the music video with a TrueLovesKiss.
15th Feb '17 7:54:31 PM dsneybuf
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* Weathergirl Sam Sparks from ''WesternAnimation/ButtyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' doesn't wear her glasses because she thinks they make her look nerdy; when dweeby MadScientist Flint (who was quite taken with her in the first place) convinces her to put them on, he's [[NerdsAreSexy blown away]].

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* Weathergirl Sam Sparks from ''WesternAnimation/ButtyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' doesn't wear her glasses because she thinks they make her look nerdy; when dweeby MadScientist Flint (who was quite taken with her in the first place) convinces her to put them on, he's [[NerdsAreSexy blown away]].
30th Jan '17 2:16:09 PM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "Symbols Of Wisdom", Brainy thinks that the reason Papa Smurf gets more respect than him is that Papa Smurf doesn't wear glasses, so Brainy tries to go about his daily business not wearing any glasses -- only to stumble into things like Painter's painting-in-progress of Smurfette.
11th Jan '17 2:36:07 PM Pfheonix
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* The music video of Marshmello's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vMH8lITTCE "Summer"]] features a love interest who wears thick classic styled glasses, who comes to a skate party at the rink Marshmello works at. Asked if he will skate with her, Marshmello joins her later on the skate rink floor, having been harassed by his boss all night, taking off her glasses, prompting a light to shine down, after which she shakes the barrettes and bobby pins out of her hair, after which they skate together.



* Weathergirl Sam Sparks from ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' doesn't wear her glasses because she thinks they make her look nerdy; when dweeby MadScientist Flint (who was quite taken with her in the first place) convinces her to put them on, he's [[NerdsAreSexy blown away]].

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* Weathergirl Sam Sparks from ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' ''WesternAnimation/ButtyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' doesn't wear her glasses because she thinks they make her look nerdy; when dweeby MadScientist Flint (who was quite taken with her in the first place) convinces her to put them on, he's [[NerdsAreSexy blown away]].
8th Jan '17 1:39:51 AM Geoduck
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* Parodied in ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'', where the protagonist is obviously beautiful, but all the guys are horrified by her glasses and ponytail, to the point that she's deemed more difficult to turn into a beauty queen than a pair of Siamese twins joined at the head and what appears to be a troll.

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* Parodied in ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'', where the protagonist is obviously beautiful, but all the guys are horrified by her glasses and ponytail, to the point that she's deemed more difficult to turn into a beauty queen than a pair of Siamese twins joined at the head and what appears to be head, a troll.hunchback, or an albino hippie folksinger.
5th Jan '17 9:17:15 PM Lemia
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* In ''VisualNovel/MyCandyLove'', Ken starts out as an OpaqueNerdGlasses-wearing dork who's treated as much less attractive than the player's other potential love interests. When he comes back later, [[SheIsAllGrownUp all grown up]], he's traded his glasses for contacts.
5th Jan '17 8:54:22 PM Lemia
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* Agatha from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is a complete aversion. She's the main character and has so far had four love interests, three of which are the possible future rulers of an entire continent - although [[AbhorrentAdmirer Martellus von Blitzengaard]] is less a love interest and more a case of HateAtFirstSight who wants to control her and use her to further his claim. Her oversized NerdGlasses don't seem to affect her chances at romance at all.
** Tarvek also wears glasses, although his are [[HighClassGlass pince-nez]] - as one of Agatha's potential boyfriends this clearly hasn't affected ''him'' either.
5th Jan '17 8:46:35 PM Lemia
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* In ''Shall We Date?: Konkatsu for Marriage'', Nakaba looks like a complete nerd until his OpaqueNerdGlasses accidentally get knocked off. Bystanders instantly start raving about how handsome he looks and the female protagonist is so dumbstruck by his glasses-less look that she ''knocks him into a water fountain'' just to get him to remove them again.

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* In ''Shall We Date?: Konkatsu for Marriage'', Nakaba looks like a complete nerd until his OpaqueNerdGlasses accidentally get knocked off. Bystanders instantly start raving about how handsome he looks and the female protagonist is so dumbstruck by his glasses-less look that she ''knocks ''pushes him into a water fountain'' just to get him to remove them knock his glasses off again.
5th Jan '17 8:43:35 PM Lemia
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, Harry's iconic glasses are never said to make him any less attractive.
* Averted a bit in ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'' and its sequels. Meg Murray hates her glasses with a passion, as well as her "mouse brown" hair and braces, and wishes she could look more like her mother. But her love interest/boyfriend/husband (depending on where you are in the series) Calvin O'Keefe, prefers her to wear them, saying "You just keep wearing those glasses. I don't think I want anyone else knowing what dream-boat eyes you have."
* Newt in ''Literature/GoodOmens'' is an average-looking guy in glasses. By all narrative standards, he should look better without them, except taking them off causes him to bump into things and fall over, which really doesn't improve his attractiveness. So he keeps them on.
* Subverted in ''Literature/GloryInTheThunder''. Barsamin's mother and Katarosi's grandmother tell them to take off their glasses for their first meeting, but they each think the other looks better with glasses anyway.
* In ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Fire Rose]]'', when one of Jason's Salamanders comments that Rosalind is nice-looking despite her glasses, Jason immediately declares that glasses are just another accessory.
* Lampshaded in a Colin Forbes novel when the protagonist encounters a female librarian and thinks of those spy movies where the communist IceQueen takes off her glasses and lets her hair down at the end to become a sexy capitalist. He asks the librarian to take off her glasses, but she remains dowdy.


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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'': Meg Murray hates her glasses with a passion, as well as her "mouse brown" hair and braces, and wishes she could look more like her mother. But her love interest/boyfriend/husband (depending on where you are in the series) Calvin O'Keefe prefers her to wear them, saying "You just keep wearing those glasses. I don't think I want anyone else knowing what dream-boat eyes you have."
* Newt in ''Literature/GoodOmens'' is an average-looking guy in glasses. By all narrative standards, he should look better without them, except taking them off causes him to bump into things and fall over, which really doesn't improve his attractiveness. So he keeps them on.
* Subverted in ''Literature/GloryInTheThunder''. Barsamin's mother and Katarosi's grandmother tell them to take off their glasses for their first meeting, but they each think the other looks better with glasses anyway.
* In ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Fire Rose]]'', when one of Jason's Salamanders comments that Rosalind is nice-looking despite her glasses, Jason immediately declares that glasses are just another accessory.
* Referenced/lampshaded in a Colin Forbes novel when the protagonist encounters a female librarian and thinks of those spy movies where the communist IceQueen takes off her glasses and lets her hair down at the end to become a sexy capitalist. He asks the librarian to take off her glasses, but she remains dowdy.
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