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Famous Four-Eyes: John Lennon

A Variety of Spectacles in Fact…

Yellow Submariner's Glasses

Yellow Submariner's Glasses

The man possibly most famous for his round National Health spectacles in fact wore many styles.  I quote from Opera Opera opticians on the details of the NHS specs…

"No, not those ones!"

“He is certainly best known for popularising the metal British National Health Service (NHS) style frames that at the time were manufactured by several companies. The design and the rolled gold (also sometimes termed ‘gold filled’) material was approved by an NHS committee. These frames were subsidised by the tax payer. Many archive photos show him wearing the NHS 422CJ (pantoscopic shape) with centre positioned joints…”

But nobody is going to their opticians to ask for the John Lennon spectacles that aren’t the round ones!


  1. Jorge says:

    Where can I buy this frames in plastic? (blonde or honey colour)
    From Spectacles Blog: Jorge, which frame?

  2. Oz says:

    They are definitely timeless fashionable frames. Would you be so kind and tell me which other brand offer something similar to the NHS 422 CJ. I will highly appreciate your reply.

  3. Jeanie says:

    I came to your Famous Four-Eyes: John Lennon – Spectacles Blog page and noticed you could have a lot more visitors.

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