Headlines Japanese Women Seek Right to Wear Eyeglasses at Work Some companies require female workers to wear contacts instead. Published 4 years ago on November 12, 2019 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet Women in Japan are calling for an end to company policies that forbid them from wearing eyeglasses, Fortune reports. The issue appeared in the news recently, with Nippon TV reporting on companies that have such a ban in place, requiring female employees who need vision correction to wear contact lenses instead. That report sparked the hashtag “glasses ban” on Twitter. Fortune quoted Banri Yanagi, a 40-year-old sales associate in Tokyo, saying, “The emphasis on appearance is often on young women and wanting them to look feminine.” Yanagi added that it’s “strange” to prohibit eyeglasses for women but allow them for men. Employees have also rallied against requirements at some companies for women to wear makeup and/or high heels. Read more at the Fortune Advertisement Related Topics: click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Several Eyecare Drugs in Short Supply, FDA Says Don't Miss Eye Health Firm Plans Job Cuts INVISION Staff Since launching in 2014, INVISION has won 23 international journalism awards for its publication and website. Contact INVISION's editors at firstname.lastname@example.org. SPONSORED VIDEO Crizal® Sapphire™ HR: Invisible Shield of Protection Your patients’ main concerns of anti-glare, scratch resistance, and easiness to clean are covered. Crizal Sapphire HR, the latest and most advanced product in the Crizal No-Glare range, is now widely available across lab networks and through all major managed vision care providers. Crizal Sapphire HR is available with Essilor’s advanced lens designs such as Varilux® progressive lenses and Eyezen® enhanced single vision lenses. Click here to learn more. *External laboratory tests and internal technical tests – 2020. Compared to the competitor most known lens-brands by consumers (2019 external brand tracking in 11 countries). The word ’overall’ refers to anti-reflective coatings important criteria, ranked through an external quantitative consumer study – 2019. You may like Promoted Headlines On the Edger Maximizing Profit With In-House Finishing Visionix Made in Italy Italian Trade Agency Turn Patients Into Loyal Eyewear Shoppers Optify Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Headlines16 hours ago Record Halloween Spending Expected: NRF Photo Gallery19 hours ago 23 Painfully Relatable Memes About Working Holiday Retail Cover Stories20 hours ago Is Eyecare Ready for the Metaverse? Press Releases3 days ago Modern Optical Canada Announces New Collaboration with ZEISS Vision Care Canada Press Releases3 days ago IbisVision Launches Breakthrough Refraction Technology for Over-the-Internet Eye Prescriptions at Las Vegas Expo Photo Gallery4 weeks ago Celebrity Eyewear Pics Featuring SJP, Russell Crowe, ‘Half’ of Oasis, and Shakira (Of Course!) Photo Gallery19 hours ago 23 Painfully Relatable Memes About Working Holiday Retail Sponsored Content7 days ago Made in Italy Sponsored Content4 weeks ago Turn Patients Into Loyal Eyewear Shoppers America's Finest4 weeks ago Trading on a Good Name Sponsored Content4 weeks ago Turn Patients Into Loyal Eyewear Shoppers Sponsored Webinars2 months ago Shop! Masterclass Webinar: Sustainability for Retail: How Retailers Create Social, Environmental and Cultural Innovations Sponsored Content2 months ago Now Available: New Varilux® XR series™ Sponsored Webinars3 months ago Human-Centric Design in a Digital World: Creating Unexpected Moments That Inspire, Educate, and Connect at Retail Sponsored Content4 months ago The Very First of Its Kind: Introducing Ray-Ban Reverse Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Advertisement Most Popular Photo Gallery19 hours ago 23 Painfully Relatable Memes About Working Holiday Retail Sponsored Content7 days ago Made in Italy True Tales4 days ago The Farting Mom Chronicles: One Optician’s Terrible Tale Best of the Best1 week ago The One Tool a NY Practice Says Is ‘Essential’ in Targeting Ads to Website Visitors America's Finest6 days ago At This Alberta Practice, the Eyewear Is Global, the Exams Are Thorough and the Staff Are Valued Sponsored Content5 days ago On the Edger Maximizing Profit With In-House Finishing Headlines1 week ago National Pharmacy Chains Targeted for Unapproved Eyecare Products Columns7 days ago You’re In Optometry School… Now What?