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 -
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 -
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!
posted by 1000monkeys
on Jul 29, 2010 -
Can anyone recommend an optician in Chicago who will adjust glasses purchased elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by enn
on Jul 22, 2010 -
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 -
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?
posted by mmf
on Sep 11, 2009 -
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?
posted by justcorbly
on Aug 13, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
[WhatISThatFilter] What is the make and model of the eyeglasses Danny Gokey wore on the March 17th episode of American Idol? [more inside]
posted by karizma
on Mar 30, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
Is it easy to get existing lenses put in replacement frames of the same type -- esp. when the latter are ordered online, and it would be ideal to have them re-inserted locally? [more inside]
posted by Clyde Mnestra
on Jul 18, 2008 -
[Eyeglasses] Anti-scratch coatings deteriorate after a couple of years. Anyone found durable coatings? [more inside]
posted by coffeefilter
on May 17, 2008 -
Is it possible to undo 'clouding' on cellulose acetate and plastic eyeglass frames? [more inside]
posted by j-dawg
on Dec 2, 2007 -
How can I get the logo off of my eyeglass frames without damaging them? [more inside]
posted by Rykey
on Nov 20, 2007 -
I need new glasses. My style sense is atrocious... how can I find out what frames are in fashion, and which of those suit my overall look? [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy
on Oct 31, 2007 -
Does anyone know what's going on with Zenni Optical's website? I found that site from a Metafilter post a while back. I've been trying to access it for a few days now to check on my order and it's borked.
posted by ramix
on Oct 31, 2007 -
Does any store in Toronto stock Kate Spade eyeglass frames? I'm looking for this
, or this
, if possible, but I'd like the chance to browse for anything similar.
posted by maudlin
on Oct 29, 2007 -
I saw the most beautiful pair of glasses today. They looked great on me and were a perfect fit when I tried them on. The only problem was they belonged to a stranger on the street.
posted by fiTs
on Oct 1, 2007 -
Eyeglasses filter: Any members out there that still buy their specs from a non-chain optical store? (long post) [more inside]
posted by Oriole Adams
on Jun 27, 2007 -
Does anyone know about these plastic attachment pieces that go on the ends of the temples of eyeglasses frames to hold tight to your ear? [more inside]
posted by bread-eater
on May 11, 2007 -
I want to get inexpensive prescription sunglasses by buying drug store frames and inserting real lenses. The eyeglass place says I need to buy ophthalmological frames (which they sell for $100 and up) because drugstore sunglasses are too cheap and not up to the job. Is this the real deal or are they scamming me?
posted by cgs
on May 7, 2007 -
I am the newest member of the eyeglass-wearing community (or I will be when they get here in 5-7 days) and I have a question about my prescription. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain
on Apr 23, 2007 -
I'm thinking of buying a new pair of glasses and am considering two companies http://www.glassesdirect.co.uk and http://nuglasses.co.uk has anyone out there bought from either of them? And if you did would you recommend them?
posted by kissol
on Apr 7, 2007 -
Looking for the cheapest place to buy authentic eyeglasses by Chanel, Model #2092, wine color. My local eyeglass place has it for $325, and having trouble finding it on the net at a significant discount. Ideas?
posted by america4
on Mar 18, 2007 -
Where should I go to buy cool glasses (optical, not beverage) in NYC without breaking the bank?
posted by sonofslim
on Mar 6, 2007 -