|This is an overview article, focusing on background information and cross-game comparisons.|
- 1 Background
- 2 Variants
- 2.1 Authority glasses
- 2.2 Eyeglasses
- 2.3 Reading glasses
- 2.4 Child reading glasses
- 2.5 Sunglasses
- 2.6 Tinted reading glasses
- 2.7 Tortiseshell glasses
- 2.8 Lucky shades
- 2.9 Cryptochromatic spectacles
- 2.10 Desmond's eyeglasses
- 2.11 Dr. Li's glasses
- 2.12 Dr. Klein's glasses
- 2.13 Dr. Mobius' glasses
- 2.14 Lag-Bolt's shades
- 2.15 Three Dog's glasses
Glasses are frames bearing lenses, worn in front of the eyes either for vision correction or eye protection from light. Most are otherwise purely cosmetic, but some provide bonuses to players.
Large reflective glasses that are synonymous with NCR Rangers.
"Sunco" eyeglasses are used to correct vision problems people may have. They have rounded square, black frames.
Reading glasses are classic fabricated glasses for those who suffer from presobyopia, a condition that comes with age and makes focusing on near objects, specifically text, more difficult. From the ancient Greek, meaning "old eyes" or "elder eyes".
Child reading glasses
Child reading glasses are the children's version of reading glasses. When worn by adults, they are much larger and will hover in front of the wearer's forehead.
Slightly shaded glasses to protect the eyes from the sun.
Tinted reading glasses
Tinted reading glasses are similar to regular reading glasses, but have dark tinted lenses.
"Protoglo" tortiseshell glasses are dark, tinted spectacles, with frames made from a brownish orange flecked plastic. They are rather difficult to find.
Cosmetically identical to sunglasses, the shades add +1 to Luck.
Special eye wear developed by the Chinese to decipher hidden encrypted messages, like the sequence needed in order to gain access to the Chinese intelligence bunker.
Dr. Li's glasses
Unique glasses that were cut from the final game, and were meant to be worn by Dr. Madison Li.
Dr. Klein's glasses
Dr. Mobius' glasses
Three Dog's glasses
Unique glasses worn by Three Dog. They appear similar to reading glasses, but have extremely dark lenses.