I've never considered glasses to be anything other than a necessity.
I try to get them so *I* don't notice them - I can't stand *seeing* dark edges of the frame when I'm driving, etc. . . I could care less what others think nor do I ever notice someone else's glasses.
I think, though, that there are *styles* that are dated to an era in the past - massively large globes are dated to the 70's and 80's. Overly ornate frames are pegged to the 60's and 70's. Black and thick is the 80's, as well.
I try to avoid 'dated' glasses - and anything resembling coke-bottles purely because I use to have them and I really couldn't stand seeing them around my eyes.
but that's the adult-me with my mature view.
As a kid I hated them, begged and begged for years to get contacts. When I *finally* got contact lenses I couldn't stand the maintenance and eye-drops and all that, I also felt odd and naked without my glasses on (20 years of wearing makes it VERY habitual) - so I stopped wearing contacts and likely won't go to them ever.
I, also, have no desire for more surgeries - I have issues beyond 'near/far' sighted and have had several corrective surgeries - and loath the idea. They're *just* glasses - not worth *that* drama.