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Trend Alert: Harry Potter Glasses

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Written by Maria Chiara Tarsia on 21 Jan 2021

Due to the great popularity achieved by the Harry Potter series of books and films, it shouldn't come as a surprise that his iconic glasses became a huge hit among the millions of fans around the globe.

Curious to find out why the famous wizard wore glasses in the first place and where you can get a pair of Harry Potter glasses? Keep reading!

Couldn't Harry Potter fix his eyesight with magic? Perhaps, but…

Throughout all seven books and eight movies, Harry Potter, wears a pair of glasses with a metal frame and round lenses – that made history. At the time of the first publication, however, a hero wearing glasses was by no means common and a very welcome change for fans of the fantasy genre.

At school, Harry had no one. Everybody knew that Dudley's gang hated that odd Harry Potter in his baggy old clothes and broken glasses, and nobody liked to disagree with Dudley's gang.

„Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone“

According to author J.K. Rowling, the choice to give the main character glasses was made to send a positive message to children with visual impairments: if your favourite hero wears glasses, then the perception changes and wearing them becomes something “cool”.

And just like this, glasses with round frames became fashionable.

Are Harry Potter eyeglasses trendy?

Until a few years ago, spectacles with small and round frames were considered absolutely unfashionable and were only worn by „nerds“ and John Lennon fans. Now they are considered a cool accessory. A change that may very well fit into the so-called geek-chic fashion trend.

Just take a look at the round Harry Potter glasses on Lentiamo and see for yourself!

Where I can buy Harry Potter prescription glasses?

You can find hundreds of high-quality prescription glasses here on Lentiamo! Have a look at our Harry Potter style glasses below.

Choose your favourite frame and customise it with your desired lenses and coating. Shipping is always free of charge!

Looking for Harry Potter glasses without prescription? We got those too!

Whether you are looking for a pair of Harry Potter glasses to make a fashion statement or to protect your eyes from the digital screens light, don't miss these round blue light glasses that resemble the iconic spectacles worn by our favourite Gryffindor.

Looking for more? All prescription glasses available on Lentiamo can be customised as blue light glasses in our optic lab!

Who should wear Harry Potter glasses?

Harry Potter wears a frame reminiscent of the 60s, with a delicate design and round lenses. They are also known as teashades.

They especially suit people with a square face since they contrast the hardness of the shapes and soften the angularity of the corners.

Similarly, Harry Potter glasses will suit oval faces, which – after all – can pull off gorgeously any type of frame.

Harry Potter reading glasses trend
Harry Potter eyeglasses: where to find them

They are also ideal to complete any Harry Potter cosplay. In fact, a pair of small round glasses is essential for dressing up as the world's most famous wizard – along with a lightning bolt-shaped scar that you create with a little make-up.

Fun facts about Harry Potter's glasses

And last but not least, a few fun facts for our Potterheads:

Did you ever notice that Harry Potter is the only Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry student wearing glasses? There's only another person who wears a visual aid, and that is Moaning Myrtle… but she is a ghost.

This stylistic choice was made to emphasize the fact that Harry is different and that he is „the chosen one“.

Finally, do you know how many glasses Daniel Radcliffe wore during the shooting of the movies? A whopping 160 pairs!

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