Eye Health

Updated 13 February 2015

Show us your specs!

Your glasses become part of your identity. Why did you choose yours?


Glasses can make a style statement as distinctive as the clothes you wear. Celebs as diverse as Johnny Depp, Ne-Yo, Emily Blunt and Megan Fox have been seen wearing glasses. Even Justin Bieber likes to don a pair of black frames, although some sources speculate he doesn’t need them and they are just for show. Even if you’re not a huge fan of the geek style, they’re handy to have as an alternative to contact lenses if you’re just hanging around at home.

If you need to wear your glasses most of the time, you’ll want to choose something that not only flatters your face, but is also comfortable. Choose the fit so that they sit on the bridge of your nose without slipping down.

The arm length is also important so they fit over the ears easily and comfortably. For a strong prescription you may want to choose smaller frames so the overall weight is lighter.

Show us your spec style

Take a snap of yourself in your glasses and mail it to us for our user glasses gallery. Tell us how long you’ve had them, why you chose them, and what it means to you to wear glasses. E-mail us at

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 (Health24, September 2012)



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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stellenbosch University. She has a keen interest in ocular pathology and evidence based medicine as well as contact lenses.

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