How to sign glasses in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Vision eyewear

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your thumb and index fingers near the center of your face with your index fingers above your eyes and your thumbs below your eyes. Then, move both hands away from each other, while bringing the fingertips of your thumb and index fingers together, making the outline of eyeglasses.

Videos

Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of glasses

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of glasses

End of Sign

Final Frame of glasses

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for glasses
Extend your thumb and index finger to form an 'L' shape, with the other fingers curled in.
Dominant Handshape for glasses
Touch your thumb to the tip of your index finger as if pinching, with the other fingers curled into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for glasses
Extend your thumb and index finger to form an 'L' shape, with the other fingers curled in.
Non-Dominant Handshape for glasses
Touch your thumb to the tip of your index finger as if pinching, with the other fingers curled into the palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Vision correction eyewear

Sign Instructions:

Move your hands against your face a couple of times with your thumb and index fingers making the outline of eyeglasses.

Videos

Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of glasses

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of glasses

End of Sign

Final Frame of glasses

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for glasses
Make a 'C' shape with your thumb and index finger, with the other fingers curled into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for glasses
Make a 'C' shape with your thumb and index finger, with the other fingers curled into the palm.

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