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As a professional Corporate & Communication Specialist, years ago I assisted a minister with his public speaking. Among the various pointers we discussed, I recommended he change his glasses to anti-glare glasses, and it made a huge difference. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, and I assisted another client with her public speaking on video. Guess what I noticed? She was wearing glasses that I suggested being replaced with anti-glare or anti-reflective glasses. Once again—it made a significant difference in her overall presentation. Based on that, I decided to share that information with my readers.
According to a post I read from LENSMART, there are multiple advantages to wearing anti-glare glasses which include:
- Sharper and clearer vision
- Reduced eye strain
- Better eye-contact
- Improved Night Vision
While all of these are excellent benefits, the reality is that for those of us who are public speakers, the feature of better eye-contact is vitally important. By wearing anti-glare eyewear, we’re enhancing our eye-connection by ensuring we don’t get unwanted reflections on our eyeglasses that only serve as a distraction. Additionally, individuals can look directly into our eyes since the lenses look almost invisible. Big benefit, wouldn’t you agree!
In case you were wondering, anti-glare glasses have a coating on them which serves to protect your eyes from intense light. They let as much as 99% of light pass through the glasses rather than bouncing it off. A true gain for public speakers.
So the next time you’re evaluating your public speaking skills, go ahead and make a “spectacle of yourself” as I’ve pointed out.