Eyewear has certainly come a long way since George Washington donned his pair of heavy, solid silver spectacles. We’re fairly certain Thomas Jefferson would have much rather preferred using a Face Shape Guide instead of sketching out by hand what he wants his glasses to look like. With Presidents’ Day approaching, we’ve compiled a list of United States Presidents who have been photographed wearing glasses, and given their personal reading glass style a refresher.

George Washington – The Harry
George Washington


Thomas Jefferson – The Atticus
Detail from Jefferson’s November 1806 letter to McAllister showing sketch of design for spectacles (Thomas Jefferson Foundation).
Thomas Jefferson


John Quincy Adams – The Sterling
John Quincy Adams


Andrew Jackson – The Alchemy


Abraham LincolnThe Daffron
Abe Lincoln


Theodore Roosevelt – The Teddy
Teddy Roosevelt


Woodrow Wilson – The Memphis Bifocal

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Calvin Coolidge – The Myrtle

Calvin Coolidge


Herbert Hoover – The Davey


Franklin D. Roosevelt – The Biltmore
Franklin D. Roosevelt


Harry S. Truman – The Vincent


Dwight D. Eisenhower – The Finnegan

U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower makes his farewell address to the nation in a television-radio broadcast three days before the end of his term in Washington, D.C., Jan. 17, 1961.  (AP Photo)


John F. Kennedy – The Fern


Lyndon B. Johnson – The Jet Setter
Lyndon B Johnson


Richard Nixon – The Sebastian Bifocal
Richard Nixon


Gerald Ford – The Dale Bifocal
Gerald Ford


Ronald Reagan – The Actor Bifocal
Ronald Reagan


George Bush – The Althorpe
George HW Bush


Bill Clinton – The Asher

Former President of the United States Bill Clinton speaks to attendees at The U.S. Conference of Mayors in Seattle, Washington, November 1, 2007. REUTERS/Robert Sorbo (UNITED STATES)


George W. Bush – The Snow
George W Bush


Donald Trump – The Neptune
Donald Trump