This absurdity has been haunting me for...oh...14 years now (I was six when I discovered it). Basically, I saw a blind kid (my age) wearing glasses in class one day. It was just an ordinary pair of glasses. It didn't appear to be enhanced, nor was it sunglasses. The kid himself looked obviously blind. His eyes were just white. What little of the pupil/iris (whatever the circular, color things are) was just barely visible. Being the naive six-year-old child I was, I asked the kid's teacher if he could see. Her response: "He can't see." This hit my brain like a speeder. Who the hell would give a blind kid glasses if it isn't gonna do him any good? Take me, for instance. I'm deaf. I can hear out of only one ear, and not even that good without assistance. Without my hearing aid and you can forget about talking to me. Making that kid wear glasses would be equivalent of making me (without my hearing aid) listen for a noise outside my house. It's just plain dumb and stupid! Now, I can understand if the kid wore sunglasses instead. Maybe the light hurts his eyes or he doesn't want people getting scared/staring at it. ...But he was wearing normal glasses that one would buy from a store. I didn't post this in "Parents who don't know better", because this is a case of they should have figured it out the moment he was born. Why would they do this? What purpose would it serve? Sorry for the long rant, but basically I want to know this: How can parents be this dumb sometimes?