Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Stigma of Glasses

This morning I read the story of the fox meteorologist Jessica Starr who committed suicide after having lasix "smile" surgery. She was apparently having a difficult time with her recovery and this is not uncommon with people that elect to have this procedure. It is an incredibly sad thing when someone commits suicide and the reasons are complex.

What I want to talk about is why we have such a stigma surrounding the wearing of eyeglasses. Ms. Starr like many people had worn contacts for years and decided to take the risk of having this surgery to not have to wear them. She was having great difficulty with dryness, pain and loss of vision well after a month of having the surgery. My guess is she was also tired of the routine of putting plastic discs on her eyeballs everyday so she could see. Why not just wear glasses? Can you name any TV news personality that wears glasses, especially a woman?

I never have and never will wear contacts. I can't stand anything touching my eyeballs. Some people say you get used to them. Fuck that. Ms. Starr clearly needed to be glasses free and have perfect eyesight for her job. I am really dumbfounded at the way eyeglasses are looked at by Americans.
It's like we let the bullies who call us four-eyes control our lives. Personally, I think glasses make women look attractive. Janet is getting glasses soon and I can not wait. One, because then she will be able to see much better and two, now I have another glasses buddy.

Do not let others impose their standards of beauty on you. Do not undergo dangerous and life threatening procedures for cosmetic purposes. And if you are thinking of harming yourself or someone else please talk to someone.


  1. Hey I looooooved this post! You're the best & I cannot wait to become your glasses buddy!!!! Now that you mention it, I see that my fav news lady Rachel Maddow wears glasses in all the behind the scenes photos she puts on IG but does not have glasses on the air. I never noticed. I think she could totally rock glasses & I cannot wait to rock them myself! :-) If the world had lots more evolved guys like you that would help but I'm glad you're speaking out. Go Lorenzo!

    1. You're right Rachel does rock the glasses behind the scenes and usually if you see her on a talk show she will have them on.

  2. I just ordered new glasses today!! I love wearing glasses -- more than 50 years now. I wore contacts for a while but I could never see as well. Then one time I backed a car into a tree... with two expensive bikes on the rack on the back. Took my contacts out on the spot and threw them on the floor of the car. Never again.

  3. Good for you! I also love my glasses and have been wearing them for 50 years. I know it sounds weird but they give me a sense of security.