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August 31, 2017 | By Rachel Donovan

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Just for fun, because a long weekend beckons, and because sometimes you just need a silly session--here are our top 15 iconic TV shows and movies that just wouldn’t be the same if their characters didn’t wear glasses. We didn’t rank them in any particular order, because bedlam would ensue. Enjoy!

1. Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in Harry Potter: The Sorcerer’s Stone.

Harry Potter Glasses

Photo credit: Warner Brothers

2. Bryan Cranston as Walter White in Breaking Bad in classic wireless frames.


Photo credit: AMC and Sony Pictures Television

3. Robin Williams as Euphegenia Doubtfire in Mrs. Doubtfire.


Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

4. Marilyn Monroe as Pola Debevoise in How to Marry a Millionaire.

Marilyn Monroe glasses

Photo credit: Twentieth Century Fox

5. Robert DeNiro as Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver. Aviators never go out of style.

DeNiro taxi-driver glasses

Photo credit: Columbia Pictures

6. Jonathan Lipnicki as Ray Boyd in Jerry MacGuire.

Jerry-Maguire Glasses

Photo credit: Tristar Pictures

7. Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in House of Cards, smart and powerful.

house of cards glasses

Photo credit: Netflix

8. & 9: Tommy Lee Jones as Agent K and Will Smith as Agent J in Men in Black.

Men-in-Black glasses

Photo credit: Columbia Pictures

10. John Goodman as Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski.


Photo credit: Polygram

11. Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent in Superman. You can’t go wrong with tortoiseshell.


Photo credit: Warner Brothers

12. Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada.


Photo credit: Fox 2000 Pictures

13. Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan in Dirty Harry.


Photo credit: Warner Brothers

14. Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, in frames that match his integrity.


Photo credit: Universal Pictures

15. Dustin Hoffman as Dorothy Michaels in Tootsie.

Dustin Hoffman glasses

Photo credit: Columbia Pictures

16., 17., & 18. Laurence Fishbourne as Morpheus, Keanu Reeves as Neo, and Carrie-Ann Moss in The Matrix.


Photo credit: Warner Brothers

Yes, we know there are more, lots more. And we could keep doing this forever, but, you know, there is work to do. But--this was a great team-building/stress-busting exercise for us--so add making a list like this to your arsenal of employee engagement tools!

While you’re compiling your own list of your favorite heroes and villians with glasses, don’t forget that while movie glasses are for show, eye care is an important part of employee wellness.

Check out our blog, 8 Common Myths About Your Eyesight--And The Truth. Please feel free to include the link in your employee communications.

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