Male Icons in Glasses

Male Icons in Glasses

Image above: Bono U2 360 Tour 2011
Author: Peter Neill
License: CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

For those fame and celebrity information junkies here’s some interesting info on famous faces who don spectacular frames and use a variety of lenses for their eyesight needs.


Paul David Hewson aka Bono is best known as the lead vocalist in U2, and he’s never seen without his large, rectangular tinted glasses. People thought this was just part of his carefully crafted Rockstar image, but no,  Bono revealed that he wears his glasses constantly because he suffers from glaucoma. We here at lenses in glasses are very proud of his commitment to protecting his eyesight!


Elton John Cannes 2019 Author: Georges Biard License: CC BY-SA 3.0

There’s absolutely no doubt in our minds that Elton John rocks a pair of glasses! Known for his eccentric and flamboyant nature, this extends all the way to what he’s wearing on his face. There are few people in this world who could pull off some of his specs, but we’re so glad that he does!


Gandhi was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule and is famous for this and many other reasons: his sandals, white toga-style robe and his dainty glasses. In fact, his glasses were sold at auction, alongside a small selection of other items, and they fetched a whopping $1.8 million! Now those are some expensive specs… I imagine if the buyer of the said glasses wanted new lenses in them they would come to us for the highest spec possible to honour such a world-renowned man.


With a diverse career that spans decades, Woody Allen remains the same as he did when he first made it big. His style has hardly altered since the 50s and, crucially, his thick horn-rimmed glasses remain firmly in place. Through the lens of his glasses, and the lens of the camera, Woody Allen has crafted masterpieces including ‘Annie Hall’, ‘Manhattan’ and ‘The Purple Rose of Cairo’. If you are a budding film-maker or a person behind a camera lens we can make sure we provide you with the correct lenses to compliment your lifestyle and eye care needs.


Justin Timberlake once revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that the glasses he’s often seen wearing are due to the fact that he is indeed nearsighted.
Timberlake took off his glasses at one point and told Jimmy “I can see you, but I can’t see any of [the audience].”


Robert Downey Jr. can often be seen wearing a pair of transition lenses, which do a great job of making sure he can see clearly while also protecting his eyes from all those flashing lights.

With the world seemingly going nuts for the Steve Jobs movie, it is Apple’s co-creator who we focus our attention on. His trademark frames have seen many pick up a pair since he passed on three years ago. His biography cover has an image of him in a pair of sleek Lunor glasses. Entitled classic rund, the classic round specs are super slim and made of course from the finest German craftsmanship. As are our lenses here at lenses in glasses.

Robert Downey, Jr. SDCC 2014
Author: Gage Skidmore
License: CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

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