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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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm not cracking up, but my glasses are

Spectacles getting hairline cracks. What's up with that? [more inside]
posted by pointystick on Dec 13, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I get online prescription glasses?

Walk me through getting prescription glasses online, please. [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on Nov 30, 2010 - 25 answers

I'm going to need bigger glasses to read this eyeglass prescription

Please help me decipher this eyeglass prescription (extra difficulty: it's in Spanish) for the purpose of buying glasses online. [more inside]
posted by Memo on Nov 29, 2010 - 2 answers

Where to donate eyeglasses in Seoul?

Where can I donate used (but still good) eyeglasses in Seoul? [more inside]
posted by seoulpenguin on Oct 30, 2010 - 2 answers

Giving my eyes a rest

Soooo I need glasses. I have wore contacts for the last 5 years and would like to buy some designer frames. I usually get spectacular deals by buying my contacts online rather than on my local shop. How can I recreate the process with eye-glasses? [more inside]
posted by The1andonly on Aug 13, 2010 - 29 answers

Through rose-colored glasses

A couple of years ago, I tried on a pair of women's eyeglasses with very light pink thickish rectangular frames at Lenscrafters. The arms were also fairly thick. I believe they were DKNY or Donna Karan. They also came in black. Can you help me find them? [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 on Aug 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Glasses fitted in Chicago

Can anyone recommend an optician in Chicago who will adjust glasses purchased elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by enn on Jul 22, 2010 - 10 answers

help me look good and see better

Where can I buy half-round glasses? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Feb 19, 2010 - 3 answers

How to find these glasses?

Help me find these prescription glasses frames. More pictures inside. [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on Jan 12, 2010 - 12 answers

Gigantic glasses for sale?

Help me find big, fashiony eyeglasses? [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Jan 11, 2010 - 11 answers

Wide eyeglasses?

Can you help me find glasses that fit my head? I've only been able to find a fit with the widest frames available, and finding them has been a matter of trial and error, mostly the latter. [more inside]
posted by tellumo on Dec 2, 2009 - 7 answers

Scratched lenses

Is anti-glare and anti-scratch coating worth it to you on eyeglasses? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Aug 21, 2009 - 36 answers

Eric Clapton's Glasses

What kind of glasses is Eric Clapton wearing these days? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Aug 3, 2009 - 1 answer

I just found out I have stigmata! Or is that astigmatism? The doctor's writing is kind of blurry.

So, apparently I need glasses. Where can this Canadian get the best deal on some designer frames? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jun 25, 2009 - 11 answers

Looking for an online spectacles retailer (UK) that will make lenses to a very strong prescription.

Looking for an online spectacles retailer (UK) that will make lenses to a very strong prescription. [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on May 20, 2009 - 10 answers

LA - Eyeglasses lenses in an hour (or a day)?

Where in Los Angeles can I get eyeglasses lenses (a fairly difficult perscription, at that) in an hour, or a day? [more inside]
posted by seeka on Apr 7, 2009 - 3 answers

new glasses, weird reflections

I'm seeing annoying reflections of lights around the lenses of my new glasses. Are the frames causing this or something else? [more inside]
posted by Ultra Laser on Oct 28, 2008 - 17 answers

Don't break the little wire?

Glasses Filter: How do I put a lens back into frames without a bottom rim? [more inside]
posted by T.D. Strange on Sep 22, 2008 - 6 answers

Headhunting Herbie Hancock's glasses

In Possiblities, among other places, Herbie Hancock wears these slightly tinted, curved glasses, which come to a bit of a point right over his nose. My question, is where can I find a pair? [more inside]
posted by paisley henosis on Aug 17, 2008 - 2 answers

PD's nuts!

What is wrong with my nauseating (but clear) glasses which do not preserve shape throughout the field of vision? [more inside]
posted by gensubuser on Aug 10, 2008 - 11 answers

Durable Anti-scratch Coatings?

[Eyeglasses] Anti-scratch coatings deteriorate after a couple of years. Anyone found durable coatings? [more inside]
posted by coffeefilter on May 17, 2008 - 13 answers

I think I need computer glasses

I suspect I need computer glasses, but want to solve a few problems from the last time. [more inside]
posted by modernhypatia on Apr 23, 2008 - 17 answers

Myopia Distopia

Is it possible to undo 'clouding' on cellulose acetate and plastic eyeglass frames? [more inside]
posted by j-dawg on Dec 2, 2007 - 3 answers

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