You’ve seen it before:
Someone reading a book with head tilted back, mouth hanging open, brows raised, and eyes slightly crossed, as if at any moment they might issue a major sneeze. See below.
photo credit: Michi Rezin for MoralEyes
It’s what we at Moraleyes call the ‘Needs Reading Glasses’ Face, and if you’ve worn it many times yourself, you likely suffer from these additional symptoms:
- Outright denial of the need for reading glasses
- Excessive public squinting
- Inability to thread a needle without experiencing extreme frustration
- Unnecessary headaches while reading
- Difficulty reading palms
Despite the discomfort and embarrassment these symptoms cause, the tendency among those in their late thirties and early forties is to put off getting reading glasses for as long as they can. Why? Well, there are a number of reasons, but the biggest and most powerful is the fear that reading glasses will make them look older, and therefore less attractive.
The irony is tremendous, in that the second someone stops making that preposterous ‘Needs Reading Glasses’ face, he or she will immediately become more attractive.
So if you or someone you know is making the ‘Needs Reading Glasses’ face, give them a gentle push in the right direction by suggesting our online catalog of fashionable readers and sun readers. They’ll reap the benefit of not looking like a fool, and you will no longer be embarrassed to go out with them in public.