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In many cartoons, characters that wear glasses seem to have their whole eyes fused into the lens. Their eyelids are nowhere to be seen, often all that is seen are pupils and the lens. Often the pupils go squinty when the character blinks, and the frames of the glasses have the ability to move around similar to an ExpressiveMask.

Presumably this is simply because drawing eyelids inside the glass frames is rather difficult and would create a less appealing character design.

Not to be confused with [[http://www.windycitynovelties.com/12205p/droopy-eye-spring-glasses.html?CatID=343 this]].
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[[folder:Advertising]]
* Mr. Owl from the animated Tootsie Pop commercial.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Nobita from ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}''.
* Lotte from ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia''.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Disney's ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' averts this with Milo (though briefly played straight during the viewing of an old film reel depicting his childhood), but plays this straight during a brief scene about halfway through the film where Kida actually takes off his glasses because of her curiosity and puts them on her face.
* ''HotelTransylvania'' has the ExpressiveMask variant with the Invisible Man--which, naturally, is the only way for the audience to see his expression.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In the 2005 film of ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', Hummakavula wears glasses that apparently magnify his eyes many times. Then he takes them off to reveal that the magnified eyes are in the glasses themselves, and his own eye sockets are sunken, empty pits. This is the first [[EyelessFace sign to the protagonists]] that he is more sinister than he appears.
* The same with Boris the Animal ('''JUST BORIS!!''') in ''Film/MenInBlack3''; his "eyeglasses" sink right into his skull.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': Calvin's dad. Anyone who wears glasses, really.
* Daryl from ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues''.
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''TheMuppetShow'': [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/File:Scooter.jpg Scooter's]] pupils are attached to the glasses instead of his head.
* ''Series/SesameStreet'' has [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Herbert_Birdsfoot Herbert Birdsfoot]] and [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Don_Music Don Music]].
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Iggy Koopa from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series, starting with ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''.
* Bottles from the BanjoKazooie has eye glasses that even blink. It is possible to see around his glasses. He does have eyes, however, they don't blink.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''
** John Egbert. His glasses go so far as to ''not even be connected to anything''; they don't even have a bridge between the lenses.
** Bro's TriangleShades act like this as well, despite not having visible pupils.
** Jade kind of averts it, however, because her eyelashes are visible through the glasses.
** Lampshaded in the [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006472 2012-02-16 animation]], where [[spoiler:Brobot]] slaps [[spoiler:Jake]]'s EyeGlasses off. His pupils go with them.
** Jake later manages to [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=008343 cry]] through his glasses.
* Several characters in ''EverydayHeroes'' have this, most notably Carrie. One good example is seen [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=165747 here.]]
* Donald Donlan in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' has some [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=1011 quite]] [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=1014 expressive eyeglasses]]. A nice counterpart to his EyesAlwaysShut [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=101 wife]].
* Both ''Webcomic/{{Matchu}}'' and his love interest Amber. Matchu's in particular can go from rectangular to round depending on his mood.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Dexter and his dad from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''. The glasses can change shape depending on expression.
* Daryl (again) from the ''WesternAnimation/BabyBlues'' animated series.
* Averted on ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', where all the glass frames are drawn independently of the eyelids.
* Played with on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' where most characters' glasses just happen to be the same size and shape of their eyeballs, though Peter's glasses do change shape when he frowns. Meg's large glasses are noticably bigger than her eyes though. Also lampshaded: In "The King Is Dead," Peter takes off his glasses and his pupils stay attached to the lenses.
* Sherman from ''[[RockyAndBullwinkle Peabody and Sherman]]''.
* WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} Read.
* Simon from ''WesternAnimation/TheAlvinShow''.
* Millhouse from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
* ''{{Duckman}}''. His glasses are his eyes: They ''have eyebrows''. [[http://webspace.webring.com/people/k9/9assimilator9/duckman.jpg]] Very odd when he lampshades it by taking the glasses off to clean them: his face is blank.
* Coop the Chicken from ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo''.
* There's an episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' in which Candace puts on glasses to show how serious and focused she is. And her upper and lower lids show up when she blinks and changes expressions.
* There's a kind of variation in the Canadian short ''The Big Snit'', where the wife's pupils get stuck in odd positions and she actually ''removes her eyes'' as if they were a pince-nez and shakes them rapidly to unstick the pupils. Lampshaded in the following exchange:
-->'''Husband:''' Why are you always shaking your eyes?\\
'''Wife:''' I... I don't shake them like I used to.\\
'''Husband:''' Yes you do! You shake 'em here and shake 'em there! Why dontcha go join some stupid shake 'n' rock 'n' roll band?
* Penfold from 'Danger Mouse'.
* Mr. Slate from 'The Flintstones.'
* Nora Wakeman from ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' has the "pupils that blink" variation, but her eyelids also show through her lenses.
* Steve from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''.
* Dib from ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''. The lenses even disappear as he closes his eyes. His glasses also have wire-thin frames and no earpieces. Some fans didn't even ''realize'' he wore glasses until Zim mentioned it, at which point we suddenly realized what that narrow line connecting Dib's eyes was supposed to be.
* Pa Grape from ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales.'' Despite wearing glasses, he actually doesn't have eyes.
* Andy from ''SquirrelBoy''.
* Inez from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}''.
* Lizzie Devine from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''.
* Carl from ''TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'' is an odd case, because the 3-D animation makes it possible to see around his glasses and he ''still'' has pupils without eyes.
* Principal Brown from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''. Lampshaded once when he took off his glasses briefly and beneath them was ''another'' pair of glasses.
* Harold and Beth from [[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland the]] ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Total Drama]]'' [[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland series]].
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' has Susan and Mary Test.
* Denzel Crocker from ''TheFairlyOddParents''. He and ''[[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dexter]]'' could be from the same cartoon.
* Grunkle Stan from ''GravityFalls'' is an interesting case. His eyes are drawn inside the frame, however, they are 'magnified', giving the appearance that his skin appears to be 'fused' to the lens. His glasses also change shape to match his expression, though it's hard to notice, because his [[OddlyVisibleEyebrows eyebrows can be seen over his glasses]].
* Irwin from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''.
* Dr. Fidgel from ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins''
* Otto Osworth from ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad''.
* Surprisingly averted with Velma in most incarnations of ''ScoobyDoo''. Hanna-Barbara is not normally noted for their painstakingly detailed animation work, but Velma has functioning eyes, eyelids, and eyebrows despite having glasses. It helps a little that her glasses are quite large, so the animators can just draw the whole shebang right onto the lens (nearly everyone else in the series has SkintoneSclerae, so this just makes her look "normal").
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