|Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe|
"I always think about what it means to wear eyeglasses. When you get used to glasses you don't know how far you could really see. I think about all the people before eyeglasses were invented. It must have been weird because everyone was seeing in different ways according to how bad their eyes were. Now, eyeglasses standardize everyone's vision to 20-20. That's an example of everyone becoming more alike. Everyone could be seeing at different levels if it weren't for glasses."
In the film How to Marry a Millionaire, Pola, the desperately nearsighted character played by Marilyn Monroe, declares, "Men aren't attentive to girls who wear glasses." Pola's insistence on leaving her glasses in her handbag provided Marilyn with opportunities to demonstrate her flair for physical comedy.
Personally, I have never liked wearing my glasses. But even though they don't always work that well and I worry about losing them in a futuristic apocalyptic scenario, I am used to the weight of those damn frames when my eyes are tired of the contact lenses.