In celebration of Presidents Day, let’s look back at some well-known Presidents and their famous glasses.
Did you know almost all of the Presidents needed at least a reading prescription, but nearly none of them were photographed or documented wearing them? Most say it’s because it exuded a sign of weakness (something you don’t want when you are the highest power of the land). Although in the case of one of our presidents, his use of glasses actually saved his life.
In 1912 Teddy Roosevelt was on his way to give a speech when an assassination attempt occurred, but because of his 50 pages of notes and steel reinforced glasses case the bullet was slowed down and saved his life. Roosevelt went on to give over an 84-minute speech with a shot wound to his chest.