I don’t how many of you are watching the latest season of Heroes on TV at the moment, but I am an avid fan. A couple of others here at GD are also addicted to it and after a discussion one lunchtime about our favourite Heroes characters and their glasses, I thought I’d take a closer look at some of the heroes spec-tacular style.

My hero no 1: Hiro Nakamura


Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated Masi Oka stars as Hiro Nakamura, a Japanese nonconformist computer/anime geek. Hiro’s ability to pierce the space-time continuum and manipulate time has empowered him with foresight into a dangerous future — and what he must do to change it. I love Hiro’s simple glasses, perfectly understated for a man with such extraordinary abilities. I think our Lisbon frames are pretty similar.

The evil Sylar


Zachary Quinto stars as Sylar, a manipulative serial killer dedicated to violently collecting the extraordinary talents of special people. This retro-style of specs on Sylar almost makes him look like a nice guy, if you are watching Heroes, you’ll know otherwise!



Jack Coleman stars as the mysterious H.R.G. – so named after his “Horned Rimmed Glasses.” Just what I love the most, a man so connected to his glasses he’s named after them!

Claire Bennet


Sexy Hayden Panettiere stars as Claire Bennet, an indestructible high school cheerleader, who must veil her abilities from her peers as well as keep other secrets from her mysterious father “H.R.G.” Hayden’s character Claire doesn’t actually wear glasses in the series, but I thought she’d look great if she did. I used our Virtual Mirror to see how she’d scrub up in a pair of Charmers. What do you think?

Credit: Heroes is produced by NBC.