Fake glasses are non-prescription glasses. They are sometimes called clear lens glasses. They work as a fashion statement to add style to your wardrobe. They also may serve a purpose if they have blue light blocking lenses.
Throughout the years, many famous stars have worn fake glasses to improve their look. In movies, fake glasses are often worn by actors and actresses to achieve a certain style.
The fake glasses trend traces its origins to Taiwan and Japan. It has been popular since at least 2010.
If you’re over 40, reading glasses can be a necessity. Reading glasses can also serve as a fashion statement.
Many people select non-prescription glasses for the following reasons:
- They are inexpensive
- They are widely available in a selection of styles and shapes
- They can be easily replaced as fashion changes
Off-the-rack non-prescription glasses are popular for people who need reading glasses. These non-prescription reading glasses consist of two magnifying lenses mounted into an eyeglasses frame.
Like prescription glasses, these frames offer varying degrees of magnification or refraction. This usually ranges from +1.00 to +3.50 diopters. These non-prescription fake glasses may work for some people who require the same refraction in both eyes or can see in just one eye.
However, most people are better off investing in a professional eye exam instead, especially if they require reading glasses.
Non-prescription glasses have their advantages. But by wearing them, they can cause people to delay or even avoid undergoing regular eye exams.
Even if you’re a good candidate for non-prescription glasses, professional advice is recommended. While some states ban the sale of eye lenses with refraction over +3.50 diopters, it’s possible to purchase them online. But it isn’t recommended to buy higher values without medical advice.
If you require a different correction for each eye or have astigmatism, prescription lenses are more suitable. The latter refers to irregularities in the lens or cornea of your eye.
Over-the-counter eyeglasses offer the same prescription in both lenses, even though most people have one eye stronger than the other.
Eyeglasses bought through an eye doctor, on the other hand, are customized to suit the prescription your eyes need. Fake glasses with magnifying lenses also cannot correct nearsightedness or astigmatism. In such cases, bifocal or progressive eyeglasses are a more suitable choice.
The fake eyeglasses trend reached the United States and shortly after it hit the sports scene in 2012. This was when sports stars like Lebron James and Russell Westbrook began wearing thick-rimmed non-prescription eyeglasses. The fake eyeglasses worn by these stars add to a ‘nerdy-chic’ look supported by backpacks, cardigans, and plaid socks.
Since 2012, teens, “tweens,” college students, and adults have kept up with the trend.
Fake eyeglasses with non-magnifying glass, plastic, or nothing at all won’t harm your vision.
However, non-prescription glasses with magnifying lenses may have quality issues. Polycarbonate and other materials used to produce prescription lenses are usually defect-free or close to it.
Over-the-counter fake glasses with magnifying lenses may have small bubbles or imperfections in the lenses. While you may not notice these markings, they can affect your eyesight.
Fake eyeglasses are popular, and there are various types of fake glasses frames available. There are plenty of different frame materials, styles, shapes, and looks available from gold aviators to cat-eye frames to tortoiseshell hipster eyeglasses.
These fake eyeglasses are available in various sizes to suit different face shapes.
Here are some of the most popular types of fake glasses frames, all available without a prescription.
- Cat eye glasses
- Retro style glasses
- Geek or nerd glasses
- Rimless glasses
- Unisex glasses
- Vintage round glasses
- Rhinestone-studded glasses
- Horn rimmed glasses
- Rose gold glasses
If you want to experiment with fake eyeglasses, there are plenty of places to buy them. Depending on the retailer, prices differ vastly. Some options are as cheap as $5 or less, and some can cost up to $500 or more.
It’s said the eyes are the windows to the soul. So, slip on a pair of non-prescription eyeglasses (or prescription peepers if you need them) and transform your look today!
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