Carney’s wife a big 
fan of his glasses

Breaking news in what we’re calling the “Jay Carney eyewear watch”: The White House press secretary says he’s glued to his glasses for the foreseeable future.

Carney recently revealed in a conversation with ITK that an eye condition keeps him from ditching his specs and popping in some contact lenses.

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But that’s not the only reason he’s rocked some ocular décor since first stepping up to the podium as the Obama administration’s spokesman last year. Possibly a better explanation for why Carney hasn’t parted ways with his extra pair of eyes: The missus digs his framed look.

When we inquired whether he would consider giving Lasik surgery a shot, his wife, ABC journalist Claire Shipman, chimed in that she likes her hubby in glasses.

ITK readers know we’ve been closely eyeing Carney’s ever-changing choice of specs.

Last summer, the 46-year-old press secretary told reporters he got a new prescription and shocked onlookers as he traded in his unframed lenses for what he dubbed a “retro-nerdy” set of dark rims.

Some members of the White House press corps called the look “hipster” and said the pair reminded them of Superman’s alter ego, Clark Kent.

But in a dramatic turn of events, mere weeks after the big switch, the new eyewear was MIA.

Carney lamented that he lost the glasses, saying, “I was buying my son a bike for his birthday … I think when I was taking it off the bike rack at home … I had my sunglasses on, I had the other ones, and I think I put them on the bumper and then drove off.”

Carney then sported his third set of fashionable vision-correctors in less than six months, donning some tortoiseshell-colored frames at a February briefing and slyly telling journos, “You think these are new? Maybe … These could be old. They could be new.”

Lately Carney has been seen wearing what appears to be the original pair of frame-less glasses he sported his first day on the job.