My glasses never caused much conflict here in the US. Sometimes, the school photographer would ask me to push my glasses up to my eyes, but that was about as controversial as it got.
Whenever I visited family in Asia, however, my glasses were the source of much controversy. Relatives would take my glasses from my face and say, "There, that looks better." Sometimes, they would hold on to them and tell me to go about my day without them, as if I didn't NEED them! When we would take pictures, they sometimes asked me to take them off. I should have been offended, but instead I was grateful that they took pride in my natural beauty.
So, if my Asian relatives ever show you a family photo, I am the Asian girl looking cross-eyed at the camera. There, that looks better.