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 -