Glasses-Wearers Do Better in Job Interviews, Says Study That Shamelessly Panders to Geeks

Today in pop science studies seemingly crafted to make geeks feel good about themselves: A study by the UK’s College of Optometrists finds that people who wear glasses do better in job interviews, per the Daily Mail.

Job hunters are more likely to be hired if they wear glasses to their interview, according to a study.

A third of adults think spectacle-wearers look more professional, while 43 per cent think they appear more intelligent.

And 40 per cent of those with 20-20 vision would consider wearing clear lenses if it would improve their chances of getting a job.

Normally we would be a little skeptical of the connection between the public perception that glasses make people look professional and intelligent and the claim that job interviewees who wear glasses are more likely to be hired, but most of us wear glasses, so consider our disbelief entirely suspended. We do totally believe that part about how people would wear fake glasses to improve their job prospects, though.

(Daily Mail via Gawker. title photo via Oogmerk’s “The difference a pair of glasses can make” campaign)

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