I know most people prefer to wear contact lens or have LASIK (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) done. But... there are still some who still opt to wear glasses, like yours truly. Most of my short-sighted or myopic doctor colleagues (I will say >95%) still wear spectacles. Our great surgeon, Bernard also wears glasses.
Spectacles also act as the protective gear for our eyes against the blood or any other form of body fluid from patients, especially for surgeons or those who do procedures. It is not a pleasant experience to have blood or body fluid, secretions or discharge to accidentally splash or spurt onto the face, moreover into the eyes !! Wearing that pair of eye goggles is not practical and just too troublesome, unless the patient is known to be Hepatitis or HIV positive.
Remembering the days when my face was splashed with the gush of amniotic fluid aka liqor when the amniotic membrane was nicked during Caesarean Section for a patient with polyhydramnios (excessive liquor) and macrosomia (big baby) - free facial :( Luckily I had my spectacles on. And not forgetting the spurting of blood occasionally when the blood vessel or artery was nicked, and the worst one is vomitus (*&%$#@ yucks !!) I wore contact lens too in the past (during my undergraduate time) but I find it a bit troublesome. Meticulous and needs to be handled with care.
I know most of you here wear contact lens but I will still say YES to glasses.
Pssss... last but not least, don't you think those who wear glasses looks more intelligent? LOL