Friday, May 4, 2012

Chickens Wearing Glasses

Never mind why the chicken crossed the road. What I want to know is: was he wearing his glasses when he did? That would be a very good idea. Glasses help you see better, as we all know. And what's more, they really protect your eyes from dust, wind, harsh sunlight (if they're sunglasses) - and from other chickens pecking at you. If, that is, you are a chicken.

Yes, this chicken is really wearing glasses - and is looking mighty stylish in them, too. The photograph on your left was taken in 1938, but chicken glasses were around as far back as 1910, when the drawing on the right appeared, and were first patented in 1903. They were indeed for protecting chickens' eyes from getting pecked at by other chickens, and were also known as chicken goggles.  The glasses were rose-tinted, too - just to give the chickens a nice perspective on things.

Of course you and I are not concerned about getting pecked at. But we often want and need eyeglasses not only to see things better, but to protect our eyes. I know I'm really glad I wear glasses (for nearsightedness and astigmatism) when I'm out in windy, dusty weather, or if it hails in the winter. Things like that. And I depend on my prescription sunglasses in bright sun. So it's nice to know that you can find stylish prescription eyeglasses at Zenni Optical, online - both brand names and their very own ZENNI brand. Because they don't use a lot of fancy advertising, and have eliminated the middleman, you can get the best glasses for you, at some amazing prices. And that's something everyone can appreciate - not just chickens who need to cross roads.


DearHelenHartman said...

Now that's a chick with style.

Marcheline said...