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    Question Elvis wearing Glasses???

    Hi,
    I was just wondering about those 2 pictures... Did Elvis wore glasses or he had fun in those pictures wearing them for a while?
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    Rena, I know that ELVIS was ill on glaucoma - maybe
    therefore He carried glasses ....?
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    Hi Rena, when I take a look at the picture that were made back in Tupelo during the talent contest as a child, he was wearing glasses then.
    Also Larry Geller wrote in "I Was The One" that Elvis needed glasses in the 70's for reading.
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    Elvis did not wear glasses as an adult, although his sunglasses were prescription.

    He did wear glasses for a short time as a child though. In fact, he was wearing them the day he came fifth at the 1948 Tupelo Fair and Dairy Show, where he sang Old Shep.
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    I thought he wore reading glasses as an adult, but never out in public.
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    Maybe elvis did wear glasses but not out in public. If he did wear them as a adult than maybe for reading.

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    Thanks for the info, ya'll, I thought he needed to wear reading glasses - that his trademark aviators were prescription. He looks great in them whatever the purpose.


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    Obviously Elvis was having fun in those pictures above. However there is a reasonble assumption that Elvis wore glasses for reading and not just the trademark large aviator glasses. Elvis by the Presley's has a picture of glasses which infers that they would have been Elvis'....


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    What's wrong with wearing glasses? Besides the name calling bit.I think some people look 'smarter' when they wear glasses.That's just my opinion tho' and yes,I do wear glasses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shelley.m. View Post
    What's wrong with wearing glasses? Besides the name calling bit.I think some people look 'smarter' when they wear glasses.That's just my opinion tho' and yes,I do wear glasses.
    I wear glasses to shelly and sometimes l don't want to but its better than a headcahe from eye strain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by presley31 View Post
    I wear glasses to shelly and sometimes l don't want to but its better than a headcahe from eye strain.
    If I didn't wear mine,I would probably bump into things. I've been wearing mine,since the 3rd grade.
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    I wear reading glasses but I would bump into things if I were walking around with them. I'm farsigthted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elvia7 View Post
    Rena, I know that ELVIS was ill on glaucoma - maybe
    therefore He carried glasses ....?

    Elvis wasn't diagnosed with glaucoma until March of 1971 - almost three years after this picture was taken. Elvis was most likely just havin' fun with the glasses in these two pics.

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    Im wearing contact lenses. Ive have done that for 2 years now!! near sighted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Trout View Post
    Elvis wasn't diagnosed with glaucoma until March of 1971 - almost three years after this picture was taken. Elvis was most likely just havin' fun with the glasses in these two pics.
    Seems I read something about Elvis having fun while wearing the Col.'s glasses......its possible (although I'm not 100% sure) that these pictures are this incident. Seems I also read that his trademark aviators were prescribed during the summer of 1970 b/c he did have trouble with this eyesight (totally unrelated to the glaucoma). And then sometimes later (late 70's) had contact lens made for the stage only as his glaucoma had progressed so much that he needed something to protect his eyes from all of the camera flashes and spotlights.
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    Elvis even wore glasses when he was little
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    Quote Originally Posted by presley31 View Post
    Elvis even wore glasses when he was little
    I know. Isn't he just the cutest thing???????
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehollier View Post
    I know. Isn't he just the cutest thing???????
    yep very cute, but he looks so sad l just want to hug him

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