London, July 29 : Wearing specs is not so geeky anymore, for the much-despised "plain glass" spectacles have now become a "must have" fashion accessory, suggests a new research, which has shown that the demand for the glasses has seen a surge in sales for customers with 20-20 vision.
Also, the new groups of wearers are being dubbed "suspecs".
A study by YouGov for Vision Express found that almost one in ten 18-24 year-olds had admitted buying them.
The celebs responsible for the revolution are Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johanssen, Nicole Kidman and Daniel Radcliffe's portrayal of Harry Potter, the bespectacled boy wizard.
Some 64 per cent of respondents to the YouGov poll said that they felt glasses created a more positive impression today than they did a decade ago.
"Not so long ago, glasses were seen primarily as a medical aid rather than a stylish accessory," the Scotsman quoted Bryan Magrath, of Vision Express, as saying.
"It is encouraging to see that the introduction of style has had a huge and positive impact on people's perceptions.
"There is a real sense that eyewear can boost your confidence and your desirability today - both to potential partners and to potential employers.
"The world has turned on its head in the last ten years - and the message is that rather than being a hindrance, glasses are in fact a clear advantage," he added.
The study showed that 53 per cent of glasses-wearing women aged 18 to 44 had received amorous approaches from men.