Geek Glasses first surfaced on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Summer 2008 seen on Chattanooga blogger Snowshoe. She wore her red vintage glasses with a white H & M t-shirt, black vintage skirt, and brown mom's belt. Since then, Geek Glasses have grown in popularity as bloggers from Jakarta, Los Angeles, and Manila have discovered them. In October 2010, Chictopia wrote an editorial about Trendspotting: Geek Glasses. Popular brands of Geek Glasses are Ebay, vintage, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, and Ray Ban.
There are currently 608 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Geek Glasses. Most recently, blogger Laura86 of livinginashoe.com wore her black New Yorker glasses with a black Jeffrey Campbell shoes, black H&M hat, and brown Zara sweater.