Military Does an ‘About Face’ on Standard Issue Frames on

NEW YORK—Even the U.S. military has come to recognize the fashionable aspects of eyewear. Since 1990, military personnel and recruits who required vision correction have received the standard issue S9 eyeglass frames, often jokingly referred to as "birth control glasses” (at left). But all that‘s about to change. Navy Medical Logistics Command (NMLC) announced that all active duty and Reserve personnel, including recruits, will soon have a new standard issue eyeglass frame available to them. Find out why the military has done an “about face” in Forget Birth Control Glasses; the U.S. Military Just Got ‘Spex’ier

The only thing not to like about the holidays is the lack of good TV. Thank goodness some of Bold Face’s favorite shows (old and new!) are back in season. In this latest installment, we feature three faves…from a countess in an English Manor House to a ‘gleeful’ high school singer, Bold Face: In Season is all about the eyewear from Marchon, Oliver Peoples and Luxottica.