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A long-running theme of having the various incarnations of Velma Dinkley losing her glasses. Velma is severely nearsighted, rendering her nearly blind without her glasses. She typically loses them for a while and stumbles around, knocking things over.

Television

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Main article(s): Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

The New Scooby-Doo Movies

Main article(s): The New Scooby-Doo Movies

The Scooby-Doo Show

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (first series)

Main article(s): Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (first series)
  • TBA

A Pup Named Scooby-Doo

Main article(s): A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
Episode Description
A Bicycle Built for Boo!
Velma loses glasses in Furgeson Estate
During the dance/chase scene in the basement of the Furgeson Estate, she "skids out of control" and is saved by Scooby from many dangerous obstacles.

What's New, Scooby-Doo?

Main article(s): What's New, Scooby-Doo?
  • It's Mean, It's Green, It's the Mystery Machine: While riding a scooter, her glasses fall off leading her to get down and search for them causing her to almost get hit by the possessed mystery machine.
  • She Sees Sea Monsters by the Sea Shore: While underwater, a sea turtle knocks off Velma's prescription goggles off. She asks Scooby to help her look. At this point Motoshondu hovers in front of Velma Shaggy, Scooby, and Velma. As Scooby nervously passes them to her, Velma puts them back on, looking the sea serpent right in the face.
  • The Vampire Strikes Back: While attempting to catch the vampire, Shaggy and Scooby plow into her trying to catch a bat they believe is Fred.

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated

Main article(s): Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
  • All Fear the Freak: The Freak bumps into her knocking her glasses off to get the piece of the planispheric disk.
  • Art of Darkness!: Randy Warsaw destroys them while making her into his new muse. However, Velma doesn't seem to mind and later even says that she should take them off more often because she looks hot blurry. This is also the longest period of time she has had them off.
  •  Theater of Doom: While researching Friar Serra she trips and loses them, meeting face to face with his mummy upon finding them. A chase occurs.

Video games

Animated DTV films

  • LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash: In the chase scene she trips and loses her glasses, soon to put them on and seeing the head pirate captain behind her, attempting to attack her but she runs away.

Specials

  • Bravo Dooby-Doo: A spoof of this occurs, after Shaggy and Scooby accidentally knock Velma and Johnny Bravo over. As expected, Velma is crawling on the ground looking for her glasses saying "My glasses! I can't see without my glasses!" But Johnny Bravo is also doing the same, shielding his eyes with his hand and saying "My glasses! I can't be seen without my glasses!" as he tries to find his sunglasses. They both pick up each other's glasses and put them on. "Jinkies! Everything's dark! I've gone blind!" Velma cries out among noticing how dark it is wearing the sunglasses. So Johnny switches their glasses, and as Velma smiles at him, he firmly tells her "I'm only gonna say this once. Don't touch the glasses!"
  • Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays: While searching for clues Shaggy and Scooby run into her knocking her glasses. After retrieving them she says "Now I wish I couldn't see at all" at the sight of the monster snowman.

Live-action films

  • Scooby-Doo: When the monster falls from the ceiling, she somehow loses them (not shown how) possibly by the crowd of people.
  • Monsters Unleashed: She falls through a ship pipe and falls on the ground losing her glasses in the aftermath.

Novels

Comics

DC Comics

  • Double Trouble: Velma tries this trick on her evil double, failing because the double's glasses are only for disguise purposes.
  • Caves of Castle Finn: Velma has to grope for her glasses while a hairy monster is running around. She apparently lost them for a while as it’s shown a few pages later they are found.
  • Who's Who in Scooby-Doo: This story also features running twice past the same background. She trips and uses Shaggy’s “shirt” to clean her glasses.
  • Oh No, Not Again! uses the phrase "I can't find my glasses" by Velma as a punchline: the lost glasses are drinking glasses.
  • I've Lost My Glasses: The gag is highlighted in a short puzzle story.
  • A Wolf in Creep's Clothing: In a question and answer session at a convention, Velma is asked why she doesn't get contact lenses and solve the problem. She looks annoyed.
  • Night of the Jinkies: She loses her glasses falling down a pit and gropes for them right before seeing the Jinkies.
  • The Blind Leading the Blind: A short maze puzzle with a twist ending.
  • Family Monster: Velma loses her glasses when she fails to unmask the Frankenstein Monster of Castle Von Dinkley, and this causes her to stumble into a secret laboratory where she finds a clue. This story has one blurred panel depicting things from Velma's point-of-view.

Scooby Apocalypse

  • Dog Eat Dog!: She gets thrown by Scrappy-Doo causing her to lose them.

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