This abbreviation GOC stands for "Glasses Over Contacts". It means that glasses are actually worn over contact lenses. To see clearly the power of both contact lenses and glasses must be carefully balanced. It is not easy to calculate the correct respective power of each optical aid. A formula can be very useful, however humanís eyes are very individual and the simple arithmetic need not be the best means of determining the correct powers. There is an MS Excel file goc_table.xls (download in rar format) that can help specify the powers, but some people say it works only in relatively small numbers. (What is small for a glasses fetishist?)
Few people wear GOC. Most of them do that for recreational purposes, well, they satisfy their desire to wear strong glasses. Nobody has explained to me how this fascination starts, why it starts, and if it ever disappears. However there is a simple fact: There are people who like wearing strong glasses and who are able to spend quite amount of money to get the possibility to wear them. I know about GOC wearers in Europe, America and Australia. We have our yahoo group where we talk about GOC and we have our thread at the Eye Scene. If you are interested, feel free joining us. (see links)
Wearing well adjusted GOC is a very special experience. You can see clearly, but at the same time you feel the weight of the glasses on your face and the image you can see is smaller or larger (it depends on whether you wear minus glasses over plus contacts or vice versa).
I have never experienced plus glasses over minus contacts, but a friend of mine described the image. He said it was similar to looking through a binocular.
Minus glasses over plus contacts give you rather blurry peripheral vision, smaller image, and quite good accommodation. My peripheral vision with minus-20-GOC is good enough to drive my car.
When I wear my GOC, I feel well, cool, complete, and satisfied. I feel the person the other people see when they look at me is the real me. I feel rather exposed, because I show my real face. There is no mask. There is no lie. There is the genuine Bobby. I know most people do not like the glasses, because they are too strong, the lenses are too thick. They may think I am not good-looking. Some of them may wish my eyes did not need the strong glasses. But I know that my mind and my soul were created to dwell in the body that needs strong glasses to see clearly. Which is better, to be the true person or to play the role that the society expects me to play? I prefer the first option
There is one more important part in wearing glasses - the sexual part. Like many other GOC wearers I like women with strong glasses. The fact that they wear glasses with thick lenses do not detract their beauty. The opposite is true. For me, their glasses and their lenses accentuate and magnify their beauty and sexual attractiveness. So when I have the object on my face that makes them more attractive for me, I feel more attractive as well.
These are the main reasons why I wear GOC anytime.
Is it crazy? You may think it is, but for me it is not. It is like wearing my favorite pair of jeans, a T-shirt or shoes. Somebody may think the jeans are too old, the T-shirt has too stupid picture on the front, and the shoes may be too dirty, but you I love them.
Link: Glasses-over-contacts Yahoo group