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  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton huddles with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, as they prepare to introduce Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., at his confirmation hearing before the committee to become secretary of state, replacing Clinton. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Friday, January 25, 2013 1:02 pm

Aide: Clinton wearing glasses due to concussion

By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press

Hillary Rodham Clinton's thick-framed glasses aren't just a style statement.

Spokesman Philippe Reines says the secretary of state will be wearing the glasses instead of contacts for a period of time because of lingering issues stemming from a concussion she suffered in December.

The dark glasses with rectangular lenses have been conspicuously present since Clinton returned to work this month.

Reines gave no details on what types of lenses she is using

But he insisted Friday that with them on, Clinton sees "just fine."

He said Clinton has enjoyed reading humorous articles interpreting what each adjustment of her glasses means.