In search of clear-framed glasses that aren't massive but are awesome. [more inside]
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]
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]
Looking for multicoloured funky eyeglass frames - hive mind, help me find them. [more inside]
Where might I find glasses like these? [more inside]
Cheap eyeglasses in person in Chicago? [more inside]
Why are there two different methods (positive and negative) for recording astigmatism? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Halloween Costume Filter: DIY broken lens eyeglasses. [more inside]
Ordering tri-focal glasses online for my mother: Any recommendations? Is this a horrible idea? [more inside]
Can wearing glasses with the wrong prescription for an extended period of time affect the accuracy of a new eye exam? [more inside]
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]
What kind of eyeglass frames would best suit my face? Any suggestions for color/style/shape/frame size would be much appreciated. [more inside]
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]
Help me figure out what a mark on my eye prescription means... [more inside]
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.
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]
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]
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]
Why can't I see clearly through eyeglasses? [more inside]
Are there any street-style or other fashion blogs that focus on glasses-wearers? [more inside]
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!
Spectacles getting hairline cracks. What's up with that? [more inside]
Walk me through getting prescription glasses online, please. [more inside]
Please help me decipher this eyeglass prescription (extra difficulty: it's in Spanish) for the purpose of buying glasses online. [more inside]
How can I start wearing glasses again after wearing contacts for years? [more inside]
Where can I donate used (but still good) eyeglasses in Seoul? [more inside]
Who is at fault and who should pay for the expensive broken eyeglasses to be fixed? [more inside]
Who makes the eye glass frames that Jean Paul Gaultier wears? [more inside]
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]
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]
Is there somewhere cheap & reliable in Canada (online or by mail) where I can send my prescription glasses and sunglasses frames to be relensed in my own prescription? I have purchased some funky/vintage frames online and would like to have my prescription put in them but the local optical shops are charging $200+ and I just can't afford that for each pair of glasses (I have just purchased several pairs). I see there are some US-based sites (that probably ship overseas which is OK) but none seem to be available in Canada. Bonus if you can give me a personal recommendation. Thanks!
Can anyone recommend an optician in Chicago who will adjust glasses purchased elsewhere? [more inside]
How do I loosen the spring hinges on my eyeglasses? [more inside]
Where can I buy half-round glasses? [more inside]
Help me find big, fashiony eyeglasses? [more inside]
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]
Asking for a client -- free or low-cost eyeglasses in the East Bay/Alameda County? [more inside]
I am not a viewer of Project Runway, but my neice has announced she wants glasses "just like Shirin's" on the show. If such a thing can be had at a not-insane price, where might we take her to find them?
Is anti-glare and anti-scratch coating worth it to you on eyeglasses? [more inside]
I'm considering wearing contact lenses again in lieu of eyeglasses to make working with camera viewfinders easier. I've worn glasses since i was a kid. Got the usual array of problems: Nearsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia. Currently wear progressive lenses in my glasses. However, I find reading with my progressive lenses is unpleasant, so I usually take them off. I use a separate pair of glasses for computer work. I was fitted with a test pair of soft monovision lenses last week. They're not going to work. Close vision -- within arm's reach -- is unacceptable. I told the clinician I wanted contacts to provide vision correction at least as good as my glasses. I want any contacts I wear to work at distance vision, close vision, reading, driving, computer work, etc. She replied that I wouldn't get that with contacts. Is she right?
What kind of glasses is Eric Clapton wearing these days? [more inside]
So, apparently I need glasses. Where can this Canadian get the best deal on some designer frames? [more inside]
Looking for an online spectacles retailer (UK) that will make lenses to a very strong prescription. [more inside]
Crystal Clear Eyeglass frames? [more inside]