Age-Old Question: Do Glasses Make You Look Smarter?

Hey four eyes-that old tale that glasses make you look more intelligent is still on the horizon, according to a study done by the College of Optometrists. Researches found that a third of the adults polled think glasses make you look more professional, while 43 per cent think they make you appear more intelligent. The original article can be found here, and they're taking the approach that wearing specs could help you land a job.

More stats from the study included:

  • Would you consider wearing clear lenses to a job interview, even if you have 20-20 vision? 40% said yes.
  • Would you wear non-prescription glasses to feel more fashionable? 6% said yes.
  • Do you think glasses make you look sexier? 9% said yes.

What do you think? Glasses wearers-do you feel smarter when you have them on? Non glasses-wearers-have you ever put on a fake pair of specs?

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