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As of yesterday, November 1, the State Department will no longer accept passport photos of applicants wearing glasses. You'll have to take them off for your pic, even if you wear them in everyday life.

Evidently, specs tend to obscure your face, even as they make the world clearer for the wearer.  

In 2015 more than 200,000 passports were delayed because of low-quality photos, and the number-one problem was glasses. "We had to put their passports on hold," the government agency said in a news release, "because we couldn't clearly identify them from their photo."

The new rule is expected to result in fewer delays in first-time passport applications as well as renewals.



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