'''Basic Trope''': Glasses used as a shorthand for a smart person.
* '''Straight''': Bob, who is the smartest student in his class wears glasses.
* '''Exaggerated''': Not just Bob wears them, all the doctors, scientists, and anyone who is highly educated has glasses.
* '''Downplayed''': Bob is pretty smart, but aside from the glasses doesn't act like a HollywoodNerd at all.
* '''Justified''': Bob reads a lot, so he needs them or his eyesight will suffer.
* '''Inverted''':
** Bob is BookDumb and wears glasses, while the much smarter characters don't.
** Bob is among the sharpest of the main cast and doesn't wear glasses, while anyone below average intelligence does.
* '''Subverted''': Bob is the smartest in the class, and doesn't wear glasses...
* '''Double Subverted''': Instead, it's revealed he has contacts, or doesn't like wearing them.
* '''Parodied''':
** Students are shown taking I.Q. tests. Those who score high are issued a pair of glasses by their teacher.
** Alternatively, those who score high all wear glasses.
** Bob is accepted into MENSA. Every single person in the building wears glasses, even the janitors, security guards, and the cleaning staff.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob only wears his glasses every now and then. Sometimes he needs them for reading, but other times he is fine without.
* '''Averted''': Bob, who is of average intelligence wears glasses.
* '''Enforced''': "We need to make Bob look smart! ShowDontTell!"
* '''Lampshaded''': "For some reason everyone with glasses gives off an intelligent aura."
* '''Invoked''': [[PurelyAestheticGlasses Bob wears glasses thinking that they will make him look smarter.]]
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* '''Deconstructed''':
** Bob is the smartest in the class, however dislikes his status quo and doesn't wear his glasses that show how much he reads, doing so, his eyesight suffers and his grades go down.
** [[EvilLuddite Fanatic anti-intellectuals]] take over and discriminate against "intellectuals", which includes people with glasses. [[note]] TruthInTelevision: The [[{{UsefulNotes/Cambodia}} Khmer]] [[NightmareFuel Rouge]] [[/note]]
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