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Glasses or Contacts for an interview?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by technician, 09.19.14.

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  1. technician

    technician 2+ Year Member

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  3. Abstractions

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    Wear whatever you feel most comfortable and confident in. As long as they aren't tremendously flamboyant, no one will care.
     
  4. litotes

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    I'd wear whichever I thought I looked better in.
     
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  5. boltedbicorne

    boltedbicorne Banned Banned

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    contacts, i'd never wear glasses during an interview and just go without them because they can really hide your eyes and expressivity not to mention it's so easy to get stereotyped for wearing glasses.
     
  6. K1NG

    K1NG 2+ Year Member

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    Wear what you normally wear, just be yourself
     
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  7. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Meep Meep Meep 5+ Year Member

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    I know man. Doctors and interviewers hate 'four-eyes'.


    You're joking right? No one gives a crap.
     
  8. Goro

    Goro 5+ Year Member

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    I know that this is an anxiety-riddled process, but really, we don't care about your eyewear.

     
  9. boltedbicorne

    boltedbicorne Banned Banned

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    you do get stereotyped. try wearing glasses pretty much anywhere and then not. you often times get totally different responses from people.
     
  10. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Meep Meep Meep 5+ Year Member

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    I've been wearing glasses since I was like 13. Outside of like high school, no one has ever really commented on them except to say that they like my glasses. I rotate like 4 pairs of them depending on what I'm wearing though.

    Also, I freaking hate contacts.
     
  11. Ismet

    Ismet PGY-fun SDN Administrator 5+ Year Member

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    Wear whatever is most comfortable for you.
     
  12. ciestar

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    You sound like me. I hate contacts too. I've worn glasses since I was 5 years old. It's basically who I am and people are pretty damn shallow to stereotype based on that...

    Such a ridiculous notion. I'd be uncomfortable as hell wearing contacts simply over the fear of a "stereotype".
     
  13. pink/\floyd

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    As long as your glasses don't look hideous or outrageous (i.e, leopard print, bright yellow/red etc..) you're good to go! I wore contacts :)
     
  14. onceawolverine

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    Totally depends on which makes you feel more confident and comfortable. I personally feel more confident when I wear contacts, so I've done that for every interview so far except for today (I was running late). I will say that wearing glasses today (turtle plastic frame glasses, not thick rimmed but not ultra-thin either) definitely did not affect my interview day at all. It all depends on what puts you in the right state of mind/the most confident.
     
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    Within reason --
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  16. ciruji

    ciruji SURGERY 2+ Year Member

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    Contacts. Adcoms were loving me because my eyes reflected the passion I have for medicine.

    Ohh, and I wore this one

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    srs
     
  17. The Buff OP

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    Oh, really?
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  18. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Meep Meep Meep 5+ Year Member

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    I think that transcends the definition of 'eyewear', but you do you.
     
  19. Goro

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    Show up with that and I'll accept you!

     
  20. The Buff OP

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    You got a deal, sir!;)
     
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  21. IslandStyle808

    IslandStyle808 Akuma residency or bust! 2+ Year Member

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    hahaha!
     
  22. VanEman

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    Yes, there is subconscious bias. The data is in. Our friends the lawyers have figured it out. If you want to be seen as attractive and likeable, don't wear glasses. If you want to be seen as successful, intelligent and trustworthy, wear rimless glasses: http://www.thejuryexpert.com/2013/03/the-glasses-stereotype-revisited/ But research in Germany has shown that people who wear glasses actually typically have achieved a higher level of education, perhaps because they read more, so it's not just an unfounded stereotype: http://www.aol.com/article/2014/07/01/people-who-wear-glasses-are-smarter-study-claims/20923473/
     
  23. The Buff OP

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    I just wished I knew what school, though. :thinking:
     
  24. Gregarious_and_Hilarious

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    I would say wear definitely glasses or contacts, because you wanna see during the interview ;D

    I'll be rocking my contacts since I feel confident and it's one less thing to fuss with throughout the day. Also, people call them "hipster glasses" so I wouldn't want to wear anything to draw negative attention
     
  25. Womb Raider

    Womb Raider Miles Deep 2+ Year Member

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    WOW. HOW is this a thread?????
     
  26. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Meep Meep Meep 5+ Year Member

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    Because people are neurotic as fak and can't tell their ass from their elbow without help.
     
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  27. Ace Khalifa

    Ace Khalifa I am the definition of awesomeness 2+ Year Member

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    I wore glasses at all my interviews. I've seen others do it too. No one cared. I was still able to smile, make eye contact, and show enthusiasm. When I see a person wearing glasses, my first and only thought is, "That person is wearing glasses."
     
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  28. wuhsabee

    wuhsabee BEARS. BEETS. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. 5+ Year Member

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    Guys guys..should I wear my lucky boxers or briefs for an interview? I want them to remember me.
     
  29. Mr Roboto

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    What about if they're not wearing them? Do you continue past "That person is not wearing glasses" or does the thinking stop there as well?

     
  30. Ace Khalifa

    Ace Khalifa I am the definition of awesomeness 2+ Year Member

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    Lol then it goes to "This person is/is not wearing something weird."
     
  31. Mr Roboto

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    Seems like people are best off wearing glasses, then, so you won't wonder if they're wearing weird things.

     
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  32. Mad Jack

    Mad Jack Critically Caring Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

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    You're really kicking the neurosis up a notch. Even for SDN, this is impressive.

    No one cares about how you correct your vision impairment. I think I wore contacts to my interviews, but just because I think they are more comfortable and I like having peripheral vision.
     
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