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New look for Ultra-Orthodox men who want to see less

by Brad A. Greenberg

August 14, 2012 | 6:22 am

YNet reports on a poor prescription tool used by Ultra Orthodox Jewish men who want to avoid seeing women they consider to be immodestly dressed:

The ultra-Orthodox community’s unofficial “modesty patrols” are selling glasses with special blur-inducing stickers on their lenses. The glasses provide clear vision for up to a few meters so as not to impede movement, but anything beyond that gets blurry – including women. It’s not known how many have been sold.

For men forced to venture outside their insular communities, hoods and shields that block peripheral vision are also being offered.

The glasses are going for the “modest” price of $6.

For some reason, I don’t see these blurring glasses becoming the next fashion statement of NBA stars.

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