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Optician nightmare - warranty replacement. How to best solve?

I'm trying to get replacement eyeglasses under warranty. It's been a nightmare process from start to finish, and I'm not sure how to navigate further. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by dubious_dude on Sep 29, 2015 - 8 answers

How to repair glasses scratched by the scratch repair?

I used Armour Etch to repair my scratched eyeglasses, which worked a treat on the existing scratches, but now there are additional scratches that won't come out! What can I do now?
posted by Enemy of Joy on Aug 21, 2015 - 3 answers

Quick glasses for astigmatic eyes in London?

I have an order in for some new ones, but they'll take up to a week to be delivered. And I just can't deal with the blinding headache and blurriness until then. The issue: my prescription is stronger than the lenses opticians have in stock. [more inside]
posted by harperpitt on Aug 3, 2015 - 6 answers

Quality place for eyeglass frame adjustments in San Francisco?

Where can I find a good place to adjust eyeglass frames in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by suprenant on Jul 16, 2015 - 7 answers

Why can I see out of my eyeglasses better when I tilt my head back?

I have a new pair of glasses that I like just fine. Even though the prescription is a little stronger in one eye than that of my previous pair, I've noticed that I can actually see some things better if I tilt my head back and look through my glasses at a slight angle or through the bottom of the lens. What gives? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Jun 9, 2015 - 7 answers

Active guy finds out he needs eyeglasses, needs advice on frames.

I just found out I need to wear eyeglasses full-time and I need help selecting frames, purchasing advice, and moral support. There are difficulty modifiers. Very special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 8, 2015 - 26 answers

Help me find new eyeglass frames

I'm so in love with my current glasses, and I can't let go. Unfortunately, they are no longer made. Help me find something new! [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on May 13, 2015 - 7 answers

Give me my damn pupillary distance!

I just want my effing pupillary distance and I want it to be right. I want it without having to measure it myself -- I did that once and though I still use those glasses, I do worry I was slightly off. I want someone who has done it before to do it for me so I can get this number and know it's right once and for all. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by AppleTurnover on May 5, 2015 - 23 answers

New glasses, focal length is wrong?

I bought my first pair of eyeglasses recently and they look great, but after about ten days I just can't get used to them. They are sharp when I hold my phone or a book a foot from my face, but not as sharp when something is further away (like my computer screen). These are single-vision glasses so I'm not just looking through the wrong part. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on May 1, 2015 - 14 answers

Tell me what I need to know about buying eyeglasses for the first time

Tell me what I need to know about buying eyeglasses for the first time so I ask the right questions and don't buy things I don't need. Cost is not really a factor, though; I'd rather do this right and not skimp (and regret it later). Bonus if you can recommend a specific place to go in Milwaukee. I do not want to order online. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Mar 16, 2015 - 35 answers

She wants to see the world through these glasses!

In my friend's never-ending search for the perfect pair of frames, a friend noticed this pair and became obsessed. I want to help her find a pair as similar as possible, but they've got to be available in Canada.
posted by peppermind on Mar 5, 2015 - 6 answers

High-prescription eyeglasses online (personal experiences appreciated!)

I have higher-than-average myopia (close to -7). I notice most online eyeglasses makers tend to charge extra for my prescription, which is not a dealbreaker, but makes me wonder whether they are the best option for me. Do you have any personal experiences with online eyeglass orders for high prescriptions? Any input appreciated. Again, cost is not the only factor for me; I'd rather have a robust frame that lasts than a cheap one that doesn't. [more inside]
posted by splitpeasoup on Feb 18, 2015 - 23 answers

The Eyes No Longer Have It

All my life, I've had perfect vision. I'm 44, and finally starting to feel like I need vision correction of some sort. Glasses? Contacts? Unlock these mysteries for me, please. [more inside]
posted by richyoung on Feb 16, 2015 - 30 answers

What Is This Unique Eyeglasses Bridge Called?

My favorite eyeglasses had no nose pads. Neither did they have a flap on each lens frame that sat on the sides of the nose. Instead, these wireframes had a bridge which curved to sit on the top of the nose. Nothing touched the sides of the nose at all. I can't find any glasses like that any more. Is there a name for this feature, so I can Google it?
posted by matt_arnold on Nov 11, 2014 - 5 answers

Shoppin' for eyeglasses

I'm an adult who needs to buy glasses for the first time. Are there good websites for buying frames online? Not sure how to shop for glasses. ... Here's another question. One of my ears has a horrible cancerous deformity benign lump behind it that occasionally makes my sunglasses sit crooked. Is it feasible to get frames that just clamp onto the bridge of my nose? Bad idea? Can you point me to some frames that are different from the standard ear hook variety?
posted by dgaicun on Oct 20, 2014 - 19 answers

Custom glasses for charity?

My vision plan is flooding me with eyeglasses. Can I get creative with donating glasses to charity? [more inside]
posted by darksasami on Sep 13, 2014 - 6 answers

New eyeglasses help - Act 2

This is a follow-up to a question I asked two weeks ago. There's still no resolution - replacement eyeglasses are just as bad. [more inside]
posted by dubious_dude on Aug 29, 2014 - 17 answers

New glasses aren't all that they're cracked up to be. Thoughts?

I've recently got new prescription eyeglasses. Unfortunately, the new eyeglasses aren't feeling right, and I'm not sure if this is part of the normal adjustment process or if something went wrong. Details under the fold. [more inside]
posted by dubious_dude on Aug 14, 2014 - 26 answers

Can I use alcohol-based wipes on my new glasses?

I have these glasses wipes that I *love* (Flents Wipe 'n Clear). I used them to clean my old glasses with anti-glare coating all the time and never suffered any ill effects. Is it safe to use them on my new glasses? [more inside]
posted by geeky on Jul 31, 2014 - 7 answers

My new glasses are weird

Will splitting the difference between distance and near pupillary distance make my glasses easier to use? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jun 13, 2014 - 8 answers

Where to get vintage frames set with prescription lenses in DC

Looking for the best shop in Washington, DC that can put an eyeglasses prescription into vintage eyeglasses. I'd like a store that can do a good job with cost being a secondary, but important part of the picture. Prefer shops actually in DC. Let me know especially if you or a friend has ever used the shop to get a prescription into a vintage frame.
posted by Ironmouth on Apr 30, 2014 - 1 answer

Explain my vision woes as though I were five, please

I got new eyeglasses a few days ago and I'm having difficulty adapting. Please help me understand what's happening here, including how ageing fits in. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Jan 11, 2014 - 14 answers

Recourse with bad eyeglasses prescription

My optometrist wrote me an unwearable prescription. What recourse do I have? [more inside]
posted by enn on Dec 3, 2013 - 12 answers

Hard clamshell eyeglass case with a pocket clip.

Can you help me find a clamshell eyeglass case with a pocket clip? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Dec 1, 2013 - 2 answers

Interesting ways to display my eyeglasses?

I've been wearing glasses nearly my entire life, and own many pairs of prescription glasses. Since I wear glasses every day and have been doing so for so long, my various frames are as much fashion accessories as vision correction. But they pretty much just sit in hard-shell cases in my drawer, and I've been thinking that I'd like to have them displayed on my dresser in a way that lets me see all of them at once, like a jewelry display. Can you recommend a creative way to display my prescription glasses (currently 8 pairs in frequent rotation) on my dresser top? DIY and store-bought options both welcome. Complication: glasses are front-heavy, because I am extremely visually impaired, and will topple over if left open and set down themselves on a flat surface.
posted by juniperesque on Aug 22, 2013 - 18 answers

Looking for LARGE "Swifty Lazar" type glasses

Does anyone know where I can buy LARGE, fake black square type glasses that Swifty Lazar wore? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Aug 1, 2013 - 6 answers

Similar eyeglasses to Sama Underground

My husband is in the market for new glasses frames, looking for something similar to Underground model by Sama but costing under $150 [more inside]
posted by nelleish on Jun 20, 2013 - 9 answers

Will progressive lenses narrow my world view

I know it takes time to get used to progressive lenses, but after a day with my first pair I don't know if I want to get used them. Please help me understand what will change as I adjust and what is a permanent part of living with progressive lenses. I'd like some perspective before going back to the optometrist. [more inside]
posted by alms on Jun 4, 2013 - 18 answers

I don't understand how to use bifocals! (and other eye issues)

I spend most of my work day looking at a computer screen, and several of the "off" hours as well. I have been having major league headaches during the day that I think is related to my vision and the (prescription) reading glasses I've had for a couple of years. [more inside]
posted by dukes909 on Feb 20, 2013 - 12 answers

Economics of online glasses sellers

I am looking for background on the means of production for the well known online glasses retailers (Zenni, 39dollarglasses, etc.) How are orders fulfilled, from placement to delivery in stores such as these? It is an intriguing business, but there is little background information available for the curious. [more inside]
posted by Lugos on Feb 2, 2013 - 14 answers

Eyewear for travel to sunny places: contacts vs. glasses?

I'm soon going on a long trip to the tropics. I wear glasses for vision correction (-2.5) and need to figure out what prescription eyewear to bring. Should I go with contact lenses or glasses? (Also considering prescription sunglasses and Transitions lenses.) [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Jan 28, 2013 - 29 answers

Help me find even smaller eyeglasses!

So, I have something of an eyewear fetish. And I'm looking or something new. And small. [more inside]
posted by scblackman on Jan 18, 2013 - 5 answers

What glasses does Jacques Greene wear in the 212 video?

What eyeglass frames is (are?) Jacques Greene wearing in Azeelia Bank's "212" video? Still shot here. He's in the video sporadically at around 1:08 but doesn't deviate from the angle in the shot, so I don't know how much help the video will be.
posted by geoff. on Dec 28, 2012 - 4 answers

Eyeglasses ID / Suggestions (Metal cylindrical posts)

I am looking for a pair of glasses / companies which produce eyewear which have two metal cylindrical posts as their style. Brands appreciated. I have so far been looking at Oliver People and Salt Optics but would like to broaden my research and options. Any history (who originated it)/name to this style would be appreciated! Cheaper alternatives will also be considered. Examples: 1, 2. Thanks!
posted by nathanm on Oct 8, 2012 - 10 answers

I am looking for an eyeglasses place in Portland OR with a good selection of quality frames, with friendly (not overbearing) sales people.

I am looking for an eyeglasses place in Portland OR with a good selection of quality frames, with low key (not overbearing) sales people. [more inside]
posted by nanook on Sep 4, 2012 - 13 answers

Looking for Dita Senator eyeglasses

Eyeglasses Filter: I'm a big fan of Dita Senators. But they're very expensive. Any chance there's a place to buy them online, or in Toronto, that won't cost $500+?
posted by demagogue on Jun 23, 2012 - 5 answers

Where can I find these frames?

I am trying to find these glasses: Steve Zahn in Treme. Looked on zenni and a few other sites, but had no success. Thanks for any leads or advice!
posted by thineownself on May 26, 2012 - 6 answers

He loves to break my glasses. Now he needs his own.

Our 18 month old needs glasses. Before we head over to the eyeglasses store, is there anything we should know? [more inside]
posted by ambrosia on May 9, 2012 - 19 answers

Jack Nicholson's Glasses in Easy Rider

What type of glasses is Jack Nicholson wearing in Easy Rider? [more inside]
posted by bigspoon on May 5, 2012 - 4 answers

How to deal with measurement and adjustment for online glasses?

How to deal with measurement and adjustment for online glasses? [more inside]
posted by polymodus on May 1, 2012 - 24 answers

Clear Glasses That Aren't Huge?

In search of clear-framed glasses that aren't massive but are awesome. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Apr 30, 2012 - 16 answers

Can I ignore my astigmatism?

I am a new eyeglass wearer and the astigmatism correction (the visual distortion) is driving me nuts. Can I ignore it and just get glasses that fit the rest of my prescription? [more inside]
posted by mrunderhill on Mar 23, 2012 - 16 answers

WackySpeculativeTheoryFilter: When I'm wearing my glasses, my thinking becomes more rigid, systematic and well, nerdy. Or am I just crazy?

WackySpeculativeTheoryFilter: When I'm wearing my glasses, my thinking becomes more rigid, systematic and well, nerdy. Or am I just crazy? [more inside]
posted by Feel the beat of the rhythm of the night on Mar 13, 2012 - 19 answers

Vision Thing!

Looking for multicoloured funky eyeglass frames - hive mind, help me find them. [more inside]
posted by rmm on Mar 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Weniger, aber besser

Which glasses are these? [more inside]
posted by theodolite on Feb 27, 2012 - 3 answers

Where can I find these glasses?

Where might I find glasses like these? [more inside]
posted by his median eminence on Feb 22, 2012 - 8 answers

Cheap glasses in Chicago?

Cheap eyeglasses in person in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by a robot made out of meat on Jan 20, 2012 - 9 answers

How do positive and negative astigmatism differ?

Why are there two different methods (positive and negative) for recording astigmatism? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Jan 6, 2012 - 3 answers

Can I get cheap, small glasses with near-sighted lenses? What about reading glasses?

Can I have a glasses store put near-sighted lenses in cheap reading glasses? Is there another way to get cheap glasses for my small face? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on Dec 15, 2011 - 20 answers

The Cadillac of eyeglasses?

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? [more inside]
posted by craichead on Dec 10, 2011 - 51 answers

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