Army Modernizes 'Birth Control' Glasses


The soldier in charge of the optometry clinic at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri said the Army is getting rid of the so-called "birth control glasses."

Sgt. Brant Fechter, the non-commissioned officer in charge of the clinic, said the Army is doing away with the old glasses, which were nicknamed "birth control glasses" due to their unattractive appearance, and replacing them with lighter, thinner glasses that could pass for civilian wear, the St. Louis (Mo.) Post-Dispatch reported Monday.

"I think it's a big indicator these glasses are going to be a big hit with trainees," Fechter said.

Fechter said Army officials are hoping the modernized glasses will encourage recruits to wear them.

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