I'm not cracking up, but my glasses are
December 13, 2010 11:17 AM Subscribe
Spectacles getting hairline cracks. What's up with that?
posted by pointystick to Grab Bag (11 answers total)
Last year, I picked my glasses up off the nightstand and noticed one lens had a vertical crack. It wasn't a scratch (that is you couldn't feel it from the outside, it was "inside"). I took spectacles to my local Lenscrafters where I got them; they were repaired under warranty. I thought it was freak thing until the same thing happened in November with my new, different 3 week old pair of glasses. This time the fracture wasn't as large. I took it in; they called it a stress fracture & fixed it. Saturday I noticed that radiating out from the nose piece on BOTH lenses, tiny hairline cracks. Very tiny but I am afraid they will get worse. I am likely to take them in for a warranty repair but I wonder will this just happen again?
Possibly relevant info:
I have a very strong prescription (nearsighted with astigmatism)
These are thin but not micro framed plastic frames
I baby my glasses. I have others I wear for sports or reading in bed (so I don't roll over on them). I clean them gently with the right stuff and at night they are kept in a case in a drawer away from the cat.
Do I need a new glasses provider? A new kind of frame? An exorcism to get rid of glasses-cracking poltergeist?