Vice President Biden's Glasses Go Viral on Twitter During State of the Union Address

By Amanda Ciccatelli February 13, 2013

You might not have noticed that Vice President Joe Biden has recently been wearing eyeglasses until watching Tuesday’s 2013 State of the Union Address. In fact, as he sat behind President Obama, Biden’s glasses were barely noticeable to most views, except Twitter users.

Last night, as President Obama spoke for over an hour during the 2013 State of the Union Address about important issues like gun violence, manufacturing, job creation and education, Twitter was buzzing with tweets about what the Vice President Biden was doing - playing with his glasses.

Joe Biden, who was wearing glasses after scratching his eye with a contact lens, took his glasses on and off several times through the speech, causing the Internet to buzz about it, ABC news reported. The vice president also sported his glasses earlier this week while speaking at a gun control roundtable discussion in Philadelphia. According to CNN, Biden wore the rimless glasses after scratching his eye with his contact lens, which is made of barbed wire for some reason.

Image via ABC News

Tweets about Biden’s glasses included:

"Joe Biden wears glasses? How did I not know this?"

 “What’s up with Joe Biden’s glasses in the #SOTU?”

“Seems cruel of Biden to match lavender glasses and a tie with no promise of performing ‘Bennie and the Jets.’”

“Why don’t Joe Biden’s glasses have a Twitter handle yet?”

Biden isn’t the first high profile official to have his glasses noticed lately. In fact earlier this year, the noticeable Fresnel prism on the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s glasses suggested she might be suffering from double vision after her concussion late last year. According to the New York Daily News, Director of Fromer Eye Centers, it appears she is wearing an addition to her glasses called a Fresnel prism.

“If she’s wearing a Fresnel prism, then she has double vision without it,” Fromer told the Daily News.




Edited by Jamie Epstein

TechZone360 Web Editor

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

SpaceX and Blue Origin Talk Seriously Going to Mars

By: Doug Mohney    9/29/2016

SpaceX CEO and nerd-god Elon Musk put forth his architecture for mankind to colonize Mars and potentially other bodies in our solar system on Tuesday,…

Read More

The Galaxy Note 7 Disaster: Samsung's Strategic Weakness

By: Rob Enderle    9/29/2016

Samsung was really the only company in recent years to truly threaten Apple successfully; granted, they did so largely with Google's help. But Apple h…

Read More

Was the Yahoo Hack State-Sponsored? Unlikely Says Cyber Expert

By: Gerald Baldino    9/28/2016

Last week, Yahoo confirmed at least 500 million user accounts were compromised by a data breach in 2014. The attack was the largest security breach ev…

Read More

Will Disney Make Twitter the Happiest Social Media on Earth?

By: Alicia Young    9/26/2016

To get back on their feet, Twitter is reportedly seeking an acquisition deal that would value them at $30 billion. There are a few contenders already,…

Read More

500M Yahoo! Users Impacted by Hack; What It Says About Password Protection

By: Paula Bernier    9/23/2016

Yahoo! is facing a lot of challenges lately. Add to the heap the breach - which the company confirmed today - that has affected 500 million Yahoo! acc…

Read More