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31 Cartoon Characters With Glasses (Plus Shoppable Links for Kids)

If you have a child who wears glasses — or is reluctant to — one way to get them onboard is to talk about cartoon characters with glasses. Popular culture has given us a whole range of adorable, animated characters who normalize glasses even as they entertain us. Each cartoon personality has their own gifts and quirks, and if you can find something in them that your kid relates to, they’ll be much happier to wear their own specs.

Let’s explore some different styles of frames and find out which cartoon characters with glasses wear them. We’ll also find out how to create a look your child loves using similar frames and their favorite cartoon characters.

And of course, there’s nothing to stop you ordering some playful cartoon frames of your own if you like. They’ll remind you to have fun — something we can all do with more of!

Cartoon Characters With Round Glasses

Cartoon characters with glasses: The Hulk Camo

Many cartoon characters with glasses are depicted with round frames. Their glasses often symbolize kindness, loyalty, and intelligence — with a few exceptions.

Cartoon characters with round eyeglasses include:

  • Edna Mode from “The Incredibles” is intelligent, confident, and creative. She wears thick-rimmed, black glasses and designs clothes that help superheroes use their powers.

  • Simon Seville from “Alvin and the Chipmunks” is one of three singing chipmunks. He wears black, round glasses and is very serious, smart, and lovable — and somehow still manages to cause trouble.

  • Daria Morgendorffer was originally from “Beavis and Butthead,” but finally got her own series, “Daria.” She’s brilliant and witty as well as cynical and sarcastic, and she wears her black, round glasses with a minimalist style.

  • Doc is the leader of the dwarfs from “Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs.” He wears tinted, round glasses and is very calm and wise.

  • Hans Moleman, Milhouse, and Professor Frink from “The Simpsons” are all important supporting characters. Hans, in his thick round glasses, often falls prey to accidents and then bounces back. Milhouse wears round red frames and is a bit gullible and insecure but has a good heart. And Professor Frink has his own nerdy charm. He wears glasses with cloudy, round lenses and is always coming up with weird inventions.

  • Toby Turtle from the animated version of “Robin Hood” wears big, round glasses. He’s young and conservative but also very smart and wise.

  • Arthur Read from “Arthur” is a friendly aardvark who wears brown glasses and attends the local elementary school.

  • Milo Thatch from the Disney animated movie “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” wears large, round glasses. He’s a brilliant scientist and an expert on maps.

  • Chicken Little from the movie of the same name is a small chicken who worries about everything, including the sky falling. He wears green, round glasses.

  • Ernest Penfold from “Danger Mouse” is Danger Mouse’s best friend and assistant. He’s a hamster and wears black, round glasses.

  • Nobita Nobi from the “Doraemon” anime series is a boy in elementary school. He wears big, thin-framed, round glasses, and has a robotic cat called Doraemon who looks after him.

  • John Darling from “Peter Pan” is the leader of his siblings — which include Wendy and Michael — and wears black, round glasses.

  • Linda from “Rio” saved a blue macaw and they’re now best friends. She’s very kind, looks a bit preppy, and wears big, thin-rimmed, round glasses.

  • Sherman from “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” is adopted by a talking dog. They both wear oversized, black, round glasses. The two use a time machine to travel into the past, where Mr. Peabody teaches Sherman about world history.

  • Mr. Mackey is the guidance counselor from “South Park.” He wears tilted oval glasses and is very smart and serious.

  • Dexter from “Dexter’s Laboratory” wears half-circle glasses. He’s a genius inventor who works in a secret laboratory.

  • Peter Griffin and Meg Griffin from “Family Guy” couldn’t be more different, but they both wear round glasses. Peter is the main character, a blue-collar worker with a crude sense of humor, while his daughter Meg often ends up being the scapegoat.

  • Johnny Bravo is another exception to the smart trend. He’s muscular, over the top, and a bit shallow, and he wears oval sunnies.

Recreate the Look With These Round Glasses With Cartoon Characters

Cartoon characters with glasses: The Schroeder

When you order from Pair Eyewear, you get maximum versatility in your pair of glasses. Start by picking a Base Frame for kids. Then add one or more magnetic snap-on Top Frames from our wide selection of cartoon character designs from the Sesame Street, Peanuts, DC, or Marvel ranges.

Start by selecting the right size round Base Frame for your child in a color they like. Many cartoon characters with glasses favor plain black frames, but your child might like another color like pink, tortoiseshell, or clear frames.

Then select your kid’s choice of Top Frames. For example:

Cartoon Characters With Rectangular or Square Glasses

Cartoon characters with glasses: The Sesame All Over

There are also many cartoon characters with glasses who wear rectangular or square frames. These symbolize honesty, dependability, and often intelligence too.

Cartoon characters with square or rectangular glasses include:

  • Velma Dinkley, one of the main female characters from “Scooby-Doo,” wears black, square glasses. She’s shy, loyal, an adorable and highly intelligent nerd, and is constantly helping the Mystery Inc. gang get out of trouble.

  • Bart Simpson is the famous troublemaker from “The Simpsons.” He sometimes wears square glasses and has an evil, maniacal laugh.

  • Honey Lemon from “Big Hero 6” is a brilliant chemist. She’s bubbly and beautiful, speaks three languages, and wears oversized, red, rounded rectangular glasses.

  • SpongeBob from “SpongeBob SquarePants” is a yellow sponge who lives underwater and works at the Krusty Krab. He tries to catch jellyfish while wearing his black, square-framed glasses.  

  • Cyclops is the leader of the X-Men. His eyes blast a laser beam of light that destroys everything he sees, so he wears yellow, rectangular glasses to control this superpower.

  • Margo Gru from “Despicable Me” wears narrow, rectangular, dark brown glasses. She’s an extremely intelligent, no-nonsense big sister to Edith and Agnes.

  • Sam Sparks is a character in “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.” She’s clever, brave, and optimistic and wears big, brown, square glasses.

  • Hank Hill from “King of the Hill” is a workaholic who is fascinated by propane. His square glasses give him a refined, dependable look.

  • Chuckie Finster from “Rugrats” is the best friend of Tommy, the main character. He’s loyal, sensible, afraid of monsters, and wears thick, purple, square glasses.

  • Carl Fredricksen from the Disney and Pixar animated movie “Up” wears thick-framed, black, rectangular glasses. He’s stubborn, doesn’t have the best temper, and has been through a lot, but turns out to be kind at heart.

Recreate the Look With These Rectangular Glasses With Cartoon Characters

The Superman

Our rectangular base frames for children come in these sizes:

Then perhaps your child would like one of these Top Frames with cartoon characters:

Bonus Tips for Getting Your Child to Wear Glasses

The Peanuts Checkers

If you have a reluctant child who really needs vision correction, these hints may help:

  1. Look out for any signs that your child needs glasses and take them to an optometrist to have an eye test.

  2. Let them know that wearing glasses doesn’t make them weird. In fact, cartoon characters with glasses are often some of the most popular, smart, and adventurous kids.

  3. Emphasize that being able to see clearly is a superpower and it can help them do amazing things, just like many cartoon characters with glasses.

  4. Get them involved right from the start in choosing their frames.

  5. Make the process fun! For example, help them to use Pair’s Virtual Try-On tool so they can see what they look like wearing different styles. Then let them choose a Top Frame that features their favorite characters.

Side Note: Don’t let your kid look like Professor Frink with his cloudy lenses. Show them how to keep their glasses spotless with a Pair Cleaning Kit.

Save the Day With Fun Glasses for Kids

The Bert & Ernie

Cartoon characters with glasses show up in many different comic books and TV series. Sometimes they’re the main character, sometimes they’re the sidekick, and sometimes they’re an entertaining villain. If you’re struggling to get your kid to wear glasses, cartoon characters can provide inspiration.

Then head on over to Pair Eyewear to look for some fun glasses with cartoon characters. Maybe you’ll even find something in our adult line that appeals to you too. At the very least, you’ll enjoy a few moments of nostalgia for those simple days of childhood!