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    Eyewear

    There have been several recent threads on how tall Elvis really was (between 5'11 3/4" - 6'2"). what I want to know is why did he need to wear glasses? Was he near- or far-sighted? Was it purely cosmetic? When did the need for eyeglasses appear? Thank you!

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    Elvis wore glasses because he suffered from glaucoma...if I'm not mistaken the glasses first appeared around late '69 or the beginning of 1970.

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    Thanks for the info. I think the eyeglasses came a little sooner. There's a "home movie" of him wearing glasses, someone informed that it was during the filming of Stay Away Joe - which would have been 1967? Anyway, thanks for the answer.

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