The Cadillac of eyeglasses?
December 10, 2011 10:44 PM Subscribe
Help me spend a lot of money on eyeglasses! Due to the somewhat ridiculous way my health insurance works, I have $1000 in a health savings account and three weeks to spend it or lose it. I've decided to buy the world's awesomest pair of glasses. Help me figure out what constitutes the Cadillac of eyeglasses and how I would go about getting such glasses. Also, can you recommend a place to get them in New York?
posted by craichead to clothing, beauty, & fashion (51 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I don't want to spend money for the sake of spending money, so anything fancy should actually serve some purpose. It can be either a vision-correcting purpose or an aesthetic purpose. For instance, I'd be delighted to spend more money for thinner lenses. I've generally got crappy glasses at Lenscrafters in the past, and I don't even really know what I should be looking for.
Vital stats: I'm very nearsighted in one eye (-10 range) and somewhat nearsighted in the other (-5 range.) I've got very mild astigmatism in my bad eye. I'm female, if that matters.
I'll be in New York next week and can buy my glasses there. It's ok if it takes more than three weeks to make them. I just need to pay for them before January 1st.