“I like being able to see,” says Texas Governor.

Texas Governor Rick Perry opens up about his now-trademark new eyeglasses with a reporter for The Atlantic, admitting that “there’s a certain amount of people out there who say, ‘He got the glasses to change his appearance.’ I don’t know whether it changed my appearance or not, but I’m pretty comfortable. I like being able to see.” After his 2012 White House race, Perry says a specialist diagnosed him with pre-retinal fibrosis, giving him a choice of surgery or glasses.

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