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incognito
02-05-2002, 02:29 PM
I want to ask you something, as you might know there's a image on people when someone talks about computer programmers that they are these people who wear glasses and so on so that's why I decided to post this poll.

Deckard
02-05-2002, 05:44 PM
I only use a glass when I don't feel like drinking the beer out of the bottle.

gnu-ehacks
02-05-2002, 10:13 PM
I wear glasses, although I am trying to get my parents to get me some contacts. :D

mithrandir
02-05-2002, 11:19 PM
I have to for reading. I read can without them, but my eyes get tired and I get a headache if I do it for too long or if I'm reading something off the monitor.

But they are really nice frames, they suit my face well (sort of rectangular with slightly rounded corners). Whenever you go to buy new glasses, they always try to palm these horrid looking frames on you (like the kind the mission control guys in the movie Apollo 13 wore).

Yoshi
02-05-2002, 11:38 PM
Yes, why?

You laugh at a Yoshi wearing glasses?

shtarker
02-06-2002, 03:54 AM
Well my eyesight is fine.
The trick is my bad posture which keeps my eyes at pretty much the ideal distance away from the moniter.

CoderBob
02-06-2002, 09:34 PM
I wear glasses; I find they narrow my perspective of the world but make me feel much safer.

golfinguy4
02-11-2002, 08:21 PM
Nope, and the reason that alot of computer people wear glasses is because they look at a comp screen for so long. At least, that's my theory.

Prelude
02-11-2002, 10:14 PM
I wear glasses instead of contacts because they make me look smart and smart is sexy :)

-Prelude

Invincible
02-12-2002, 02:34 AM
I wear glasses instead of contacts because they make me look smart and smart is sexy

What he said...

and plus the fact that my eyesight has gotten progressively worse since I got my first computer 4 years ago.

:rolleyes:

Cruxus
02-12-2002, 04:08 PM
Elchulo2002 wrote:


. . .
there's a image on people when someone talks about computer programmers that they are these people who wear glasses
. . .



Stereotypes are inaccurate descriptions like that.


Gnu-ehacks wrote:


I wear glasses, although I am trying to get my parents to get me some contacts. :D




You should definitely keep bugging your parents until they let you get the contact lenses. For me, at least, I can see better with soft-toric lenses; I hardly notice them at all after I put them in; I do not have to worry about them getting broken or falling off as I would with glasses; and I look much less "nerdy."


Golfinguy4 wrote:


Nope, and the reason that alot of computer people wear glasses is because they look at a comp screen for so long. At least, that's my theory.



Nice theory. I wear contacts (not glasses anymore) because of nearsightedness (no, I don't just think in the short term :p). There might be some sort of correlation between probabibility of nearsightedness (a hereditary factor) and probability of having the intelligence and skills necessary to be a good programmer (again, some hereditary factors).