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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

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

How can I start wearing glasses again after wearing contacts for years?

How can I start wearing glasses again after wearing contacts for years? [more inside]
posted by yayjenny on Oct 31, 2010 - 15 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

Broken eyeglass etiquette - who should pay?

Who is at fault and who should pay for the expensive broken eyeglasses to be fixed? [more inside]
posted by stealabove on Oct 12, 2010 - 57 answers

Does Gaultier wear his own eye glass frames sweetie-darling?!!

Who makes the eye glass frames that Jean Paul Gaultier wears? [more inside]
posted by Hanuman1960 on Sep 12, 2010 - 3 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

Cheap Prescription Glasses Relensing in Canada?

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 - 15 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

eyeglasses frames are too tight

How do I loosen the spring hinges on my eyeglasses? [more inside]
posted by goml on Apr 14, 2010 - 6 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

Low-cost eyeglasses in East Bay, CA?

Asking for a client -- free or low-cost eyeglasses in the East Bay/Alameda County? [more inside]
posted by ClaudiaCenter on Nov 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Shirin's glasses?

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 - 6 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

Can Contacts Replace My Progressive & Computer Glasses?

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 - 20 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

Ruth Madoff's glasses.

I want Ruth Madoff's glasses. Pix: 1 2 3 [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Jun 29, 2009 - 9 answers

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

Why can't everything be clear?

Crystal Clear Eyeglass frames? [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky on Apr 10, 2009 - 11 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

What are these eyeglasses?

[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 - 2 answers

Cheap glasses in Ottawa?

Where can I find cheap eyeglasses in or near Ottawa, Ontario? [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Feb 8, 2009 - 8 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

Under the sea, under the sea, everything's blurry, all fuzzyswirly, take it from me.

Prescription swimming eyewear hacks please! [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Aug 6, 2008 - 13 answers

Best Eyeglasses

Are there any better eyeglasses than Marchon Airlocks with Crizal lenses? [more inside]
posted by qsysopr on Jul 29, 2008 - 2 answers

Secret places to buy rad glasses

On the hunt for new eyeglasses in Richmond VA (and surrounding areas) and/or Chattanooga TN. [more inside]
posted by modernpoverty on Jul 24, 2008 - 1 answer

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