At the meeting I attended recently, I noticed that one of my colleagues and his elegant wife were wearing their glasses on chains. They're a decade or so older than I am, but it occurred to me that now I'm in my forties, I may have achieved the age of "glasses chain wearing" majority.

Poll #18498 Glasses chains
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Am I old enough to start wearing my glasses on a chain?

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Settle down, whippersnapper. You've got to put in another decade yet.
18 (35.3%)

You have grey hair and you forget where they are when they're on top of your head, so yes.
33 (64.7%)

haggis: (Default)

From: [personal profile] haggis

I vote no but no one would call me sophisticated!
sfred: (Default)

From: [personal profile] sfred

I think anyone who has to wear glasses for some activities and not others can benefit from a chain for them. I had one when I was eight to ten and wore my glasses part-time.
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From: [personal profile] hollymath

Yes, when I first got my glasses at the age of eleven they were on -- well, not a chain but am elastic kind of string, but serving the same purpose -- and really I probably should still have one.

From: [personal profile] caulkhead

Are you sure you would remember they were on a chain round your neck? I say this as someone who searches everywhere for glasses I have on my face at the time.
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From: [personal profile] paw_prints

I am starting to get long sighted and at some stage I think I will need glasses for close up stuff. I imagine the chain is more for convenience so they're always with you, rather than because you can't remember where they are. That said, I do associate glasses on chains for older people, not youngsters like us, so I vote no!

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From: [personal profile] cactus_rs

Option C: There is no minimum age for glasses chains.
slemslempike: (Default)

From: [personal profile] slemslempike

Agreed, and I recokon you hve the elegance to pull it off.
fred_mouse: cross stitched image reading "do not feed the data scientists" (Default)

From: [personal profile] fred_mouse

This. I was surely under 40 when I got my first glasses chain.

From: [personal profile] soliano

I wear progressives but can't seem to get an Rx that works for reading. So I am always putting them on top of my head or laying them somewhere and forgetting about them. I vote for practicality.
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From: [personal profile] used_songs

You can wear your glasses on an elegant chain - I don't think your age matters.
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)

From: [personal profile] redsixwing


If I didn't wear my glasses at all times for everything, I'd have chains. As it is, I'd consider them as a fashion accessory anyway.
vi: (Default)

From: [personal profile] vi

I voted yes, not because of your age or grey hair but because it sounds very practical!
redbird: closeup of me drinking tea (Default)

From: [personal profile] redbird

As with many things, you're old enough if you want to do it. And unlike some of them, it's relatively low-stakes to try: you can get rid of the chain if you don't like it. (N.B. some of my own style/fashion sense leads people to think I'm older than I am, so if that would be an issue for you, disregard my advice.)
ironed_orchid: pin up girl reading kant (Default)

From: [personal profile] ironed_orchid

If chains help, they help regardless of age.
euphrosyna: (Gymnastics: Deng sheep)

From: [personal profile] euphrosyna

I think you can get quite trendy chains :)
recessional: bare-footed person in jeans walks on log (Default)

From: [personal profile] recessional

I voted "yes" purely because of the "you forget where they are when they're on top of your head". This makes the whole chain-for-glasses part actually of extreme utility.

(I will never have glasses on chain, because they live on my eyeeees or else I can't SEE so. XD)
conuly: (Default)

From: [personal profile] conuly

If you want to wear them on a chain, then you should. It's not an age thing.

Personally, I'm totally blind sans glasses. They live on my nose.
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)

From: [personal profile] davidgillon

Glasses on chains have always made me shudder.

OTOH I have used the sports equivalent made of either neoprene or cord and rubbery-plastic when sailing.
niqaeli: cat with arizona flag in the background (Default)

From: [personal profile] niqaeli

I also voted for it purely on the "you forget where they are when they're on top of your head". I consider age to be basically irrelevant as long as you find it useful.

(I also will never wear a chain because mine are on my face or I cannot see. I am so fucking near-sighted it isn't funny. I await the inevitable bifocals mostly in resignation, but yeah they're always going to live on my face. *wry*)
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From: [personal profile] mummimamma

A chain may work - personally I plan being one of those who asks around if anyone has seen my glasses while they're on top of my head.
Or you can chose the approach used by my mother, one pair of glasses at all places where she could think of being, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, several in the sitting room, in all purses, at work, at her best friends places...
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From: [personal profile] omnipotent

I voted no purely due to the age thing. But if you want to wear them, go for it. I wonder if Humuhumu might want a chain for her glasses too haha!
pax_athena: (cheeky)

From: [personal profile] pax_athena

You can always go for a really cool geeky chain. Plus it may spare you the indignity of having to buy new glasses for the weekend sightseeing in Rome because you forgot yours in the bathroom at the conference venue on Friday.