STEAMPUNKS have won their battle for free quasi-Victorian corrective eyewear.
The steampunk movement, which consists mainly of people with terrible eyesight, has long campaigned to make huge metal goggles with elastic straps available on prescription.
24-year-old steampunk Stephen Malley said: “People say our movement’s an escapist role-playing thing inspired by science fiction and chimney sweeps, but really our main agenda is getting more choice for people who can’t see very well.
“I am effectively blind without my goggles.
“And of course you need a top hat to store them on, which then necessitates the wearing of an old three-piece safari suit, which in turn means you need a massive pocket watch on a chain.”
Popular steampunk goggle styles including ‘Cyber-Mountbatten’ and ‘Disgraced Zeppelin Captain’ will be available on the NHS as an alternative to conventional glasses, although not for kids as they would definitely get bullied at school.