I kept my birth control prescription glasses from the Army as a spare set, but I now buy designer glasses whenever possible. I remember going into a eyewear store a few years ago and all of the younger customers kept asking for geek chic glasses. The same kind of nerd glasses that got a lot of us laughed out of the room were now the coolest thing going.
What I thought was even funnier were the prices on some of those nerd-inspired frames. We didn't choose that look on purpose back in the day. We needed cheap eyeglasses and that was the most basic design available. Modern geek chic frames can cost hundreds of dollars.