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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 - 25 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

Eyeglasses for distance cause up-close things to be blurry...

A friend of mine just got new glasses (for distance/night) and everything is super sharp... unless it's up close. Then, it's blurry. For instance, he can't read his phone at arm's length. He can read his phone perfectly without glasses and things become blurry for him without glasses at about 25 feet. I don't think this is normal for glasses. It's certainly not the way my glasses work. What say the hive? [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Nov 16, 2011 - 24 answers

make my glasses look like they're broken

Halloween Costume Filter: DIY broken lens eyeglasses. [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Oct 20, 2011 - 14 answers

Subverting the eyeglass monopoly

Ordering tri-focal glasses online for my mother: Any recommendations? Is this a horrible idea? [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered on Sep 3, 2011 - 7 answers

My eyes surely do deceive me...

Can wearing glasses with the wrong prescription for an extended period of time affect the accuracy of a new eye exam? [more inside]
posted by Falwless on Aug 18, 2011 - 2 answers

21st Century Optometry & Eyeglasses?

Is there a 21st century hi-tech optometry system that will give me both more accurate eyeglass prescription and more precise corrective lenses? [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian on Aug 14, 2011 - 6 answers

I need new glasses.

What kind of eyeglass frames would best suit my face? Any suggestions for color/style/shape/frame size would be much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by cp311 on Aug 4, 2011 - 12 answers

The really cruel thing is that bats aren't even blind...

I have a bifocals prescription, but what I want are two separate pairs of glasses. Which bits of my prescription should I give Zenni to produce reading glasses that will actually work? [more inside]
posted by SMPA on Jul 30, 2011 - 7 answers

Translate my eyeglass prescription

Help me figure out what a mark on my eye prescription means... [more inside]
posted by inquisitrix on Jul 1, 2011 - 7 answers

How old were you when you got bifocals?

1. How old were you when you got bifocal lenses? 2. How difficult was it to adjust to them, particularly if you got contact lenses? 3. How many different pairs or combinations of lenses did you have to try before finding something that worked? 4. Are there new options in recent years that a near-sighted person with worsening close-up vision should know about? Thanks for helping me go to my eye doctor with good questions ready.
posted by mediareport on May 23, 2011 - 29 answers

Find a frame

I need new glasses. Sadly, my choice of frames (RX5226 or RX5150, both Ray-Ban frames) are not available on the UK high street. Are there any trusted online retailers where I can get these frames, either with or without lenses? Or very similar? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Feb 22, 2011 - 8 answers

Help my friend wear David Ruffin's glasses?

Can you help me identify these glasses, like David Ruffin used to wear? Or, failing that, lead me towards some decent replicas/lookalikes? [more inside]
posted by penduluum on Feb 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Repainting Glasses: How to?

I just bought new glasses. Yay! They are perfect, except one thing: there is a small purple stripe on each arm, and I've realized that I don't like it. I'd like to paint over the purple, with black. But is it foolish to try to repaint glasses? Is there a reliable method, or business that can do it for me, that my googling hasn't found? [more inside]
posted by demagogue on Jan 29, 2011 - 24 answers

Why can't I see clearly through eyeglasses?

Why can't I see clearly through eyeglasses? [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Jan 24, 2011 - 11 answers

Four-eyed fashion?

Are there any street-style or other fashion blogs that focus on glasses-wearers? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Jan 20, 2011 - 7 answers

Cheap eye exam/glasses in portland?

So, I'm looking for recommendations for a low cost way of getting new eyeglasses in Portland. From the scant research I've done so far, it looks like the best plan is to get an eye exam and then order from a website. But where to get the exam in PDX? And, also, is America's Best Contacts and Eyeglasses really a scam? Any personal experiences with them or other Portland places appreciated. Oh, also, I have no health insurance. Thanks!
posted by overglow on Dec 13, 2010 - 9 answers

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