For some people it might be just a fashionable accessory, for others a vital part of their daily existence. But no matter which side you are on, this fact is going to make you want to sport a pair of eyeglasses more often.
Especially, if you're on a job hunt.
A study from 2010 done by the British College of Optometrists found that candidates are more likely to be hired if they wear a pair of glasses to their job interview. Of course, that doesn't mean your experience and skills will not being taken into account. But a pair of specs resting on your nose also has a big impact.
Looks like Beyoncé knew it all along.
According to the research, one third of the participants thought people with glasses look more professional. Another 43 percent pointed out that spectacle-wearers look more intelligent and nine percent find them to be more attractive as well.
But do these facts actually make people want to wear glasses? Turns out, they do.
"40 percent of those with 20-20 vision would consider wearing clear lenses if it would improve their chances of getting a job," The Daily Mail reports.
The fun doesn't end here, though. A group of scientists from University of Vienna decided to revisit the glasses stereotype and find out what's the actual impact a pair of goggles can make. Their research suggests that glasses "affect what is — and what can be — perceived in a face," therefore they influence our perception, recognition and evaluation of the person in front of us.
Researchers discovered that full-rim glasses are associated with higher intelligence ratings.
People with rimless glasses have been perceived as more intelligent and trustworthy.
Psychology professor Cary Cooper mentions another reason why glasses might have this magical influence on people's performance during job interviews.
Cooper believes that some individuals might actually feel more self-confident wearing a pair of spectacles, which has a positive impact on their behavior and leaves a stronger impression on the interviewer.
At the end of the day, it's all about what works for you.
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