Most people who wear contact lenses are resigned to being seen in glasses from time to time. Geeks, especially: staring at the screen in an air-conditioned office really dries out those daily disposables. But there seems to be one exception, writes Milo Yiannopoulos.
As befits a man whose eyes have been glued to a monitor since shortly after leaving the womb, Mark Zuckerberg wears contacts. You can see them stuck, limpet-like, to his eyeballs in many a close-up shot. But what you won’t find, unless you scour the internet with insane zeal, is a shot of Zuck wearing spectacles. This is a guy who is more likely to leave the house wearing a pink leotard than a pair of horn-rims.
But The Kernel has discovered that he slipped up – once. The photograph at the top of this page is rather blurred – appropriately, when you think about it, because the Facebook founder’s eyesight really sucks. (And before you accuse me of mocking the disabled, I’m writing this from about four inches away from my own computer screen.)
I showed the snapshot to my friend Eric the optic obsessive in San Francisco, who can normally guess a prescription to within half a dioptre. “This is too small to enable an accurate guess,” he says. “But we’re definitely talking major-league myopia here. This is a kid who needs his glasses to find his glasses.
“I doubt that he ever checks out Facebook without optical correction – but, if he did, let’s just say that his Face would be in the Book.”