Why We Love Geeky GlassesKristen Philipkoski2/10/12 12:00pm2412EditPromoteGo to permalinkWhen Buddy Holly finally conceded to glasses, his vision was already 20-800. He had tried some of the earliest contact lenses. They became unbearable after about 10 minutes. So he got glasses. His first frames had thick plastic at the top, with a thinner, less obtrusive metal frame for the bottom half.