But now the question "Why do so many scientists wear glasses?" has much less to do with eyesight. With advances in contact lenses and surgery most people can do away with their glasses. But most scientists seem to keep their glasses, even wearing them with pride. Is it really a fashion statement? I've asked some of my colleagues, they worry about the price or the risks, both of which are quite low once you do the research.
I couldn't wait to get rid of my glasses. I started wearing contacts in college in the late 80's and had LASIK surgery in 2002. I've had better than 20/20 vision and haven't needed to worry about my eyesight since. How do your glasses feel?