Hillary’s new glasses; or I have the smartest readers in the world

Yesterday, I received this email query from one of my world’s smartest readers:

I assume you have seen the pictures of Hillary Clinton testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Cmte.  Her glasses look odd.  I’m wondering if her illness/head injury was not more serious or other than what was disclosed.

Hmmm.  That’s interesting. So I went to Google images and looked at pictures of Hillary in glasses.  I concluded that Hillary’s glasses indeed looked peculiar — but I didn’t know what to do with that observation.  Even had I commented upon it, it wouldn’t have gone anywhere.  I would just have been noting an anomaly.

But my reader was right, not just that Hillary was wearing strange glasses, but that those glasses spoke of a probable injury, not just a changed prescription:

Clinton’s spokesman confirmed Thursday night she is wearing the glasses as a result of the fall and concussion she suffered last month, but he did not elaborate.

Experts told the Daily News that Clinton likely has a Fresnel prism placed on her glasses. The adhesive panel is used to treat double vision.

Do I have the smartest readers or what?