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Making a spectacle of myself

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 - 20 answers

Eyewear temple attachment

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 - 4 answers

Inexpensive Prescription Sunglasses

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 - 21 answers

What's this P1 in my eyeglass prescription?

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 - 5 answers

Ow, ow, ow, help me stop poking myself in the eye hole.

Where can I get tiny screwcaps for my glasses? [more inside]
posted by weirdoactor on Apr 19, 2007 - 9 answers

Where do we find super cheap replacement lenses?

Another question about eyeglasses, specifically replacing lenses for cheap. [more inside]
posted by trishthedish on Apr 7, 2007 - 11 answers

Help on buying glasses

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 - 6 answers

Help to locate eyeglasses--Chanel #2092 wine color

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 - 6 answers

Glasses for the masses

Where should I go to buy cool glasses (optical, not beverage) in NYC without breaking the bank?
posted by sonofslim on Mar 6, 2007 - 8 answers

Should I get reading glasses, or will they make my eyes worse?

Do reading glasses make you become more farsighted? [more inside]
posted by fuzz on Feb 27, 2007 - 13 answers

Help me keep it clean!

Anyone have first hand experience with ultrasonic cleaners that they purchased for jewelry and eyeglass cleaning? [more inside]
posted by 6:1 on Feb 21, 2007 - 6 answers

Help! I broke my glasses!!

(eyeglassfilter) my frames broke in half! Where can I find low cost replacements to put my lenses into? [more inside]
posted by jtoth on Feb 9, 2007 - 16 answers

Help me find glasses!

Please help me find eyeglasses in Seattle. [more inside]
posted by ASM on Jan 8, 2007 - 9 answers

Are Zeiss Eyeglass Lenses Better Than Other Brands?

I'm about to buy a new pair of eyeglasses. For my prescription I want high index progressive lenses. I want the high index so the lenses will be as thin as possible. I keep hearing that Zeiss lenses are better than other brands and would like to know if this is true before I spend my money. Costco does not sell Zeiss. Is whatever Coscto sells as good optically?
posted by dclawyer on Nov 17, 2006 - 8 answers

How to repair scratched eyeglasses?

Anything I can do to repair scratches on my eyeglasses? [more inside]
posted by iurodivii on Nov 6, 2006 - 14 answers

What's wrong with my glasses?

Just picked up my (expensive) new glasses and noticed the left lens is significantly thicker than the right. [more inside]
posted by anonymous78 on Sep 27, 2006 - 13 answers

Probably misses his old glasses

What brand are my glasses frames and where can I get some more? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Aug 28, 2006 - 6 answers

A New Vision

At 43 I just got glasses. They are very odd. How do people live with these? Please help. Lots [more inside]
posted by Minglet on Aug 8, 2006 - 63 answers

WANTED: Hard Case for Eyeglasses.

I'm looking for the equivalent of a flight case for eyeglasses. [more inside]
posted by cribcage on Aug 7, 2006 - 3 answers

ha-ay, you looking so fine flexible spending account

A question for the female four-eyed hipsters among us. Which eyeglasses are considered cool this spring? [more inside]
posted by cior on Apr 11, 2006 - 19 answers

big head eyeglasses

So I have this oddly shaped head and I'd like to find eyeglasses that actually fit... [more inside]
posted by rdr on Jan 19, 2006 - 13 answers

How do I buy my girlfriend glasses for her birthday?

How do I buy my girlfriend glasses for her birthday? Need advice on: -maximizing my bang for my buck in some parts of this process so I can splurge in others (internet companies? good stores/eye exam people in Los Angeles?) -how to make this a good gift -general pitfalls [more inside]
posted by sirion on Sep 8, 2005 - 12 answers

Eyemovement and glasses

A question about eyeglasses, and range of eye movement. [more inside]
posted by sailormouth on Aug 18, 2005 - 5 answers

Buying glasses online

I'm thinking of buying my next pair of glasses online. Does anybody have any online glasses retailers they would recommend (or recommend against)? And is there any thing else I should know before buying glasses online? I live in the UK but have frequent visitors from the US who can easily carry a pair of glasses, so places that ship to either country would be fine.
posted by yankeefog on Jun 13, 2005 - 5 answers

Where to buy large eyeglass frames

Are there any brands of eyeglass frames with an extended size range for those of us with large head and high nose bridge? Or a source for custom frames at a reasonable price?
posted by Jackson on Mar 28, 2005 - 4 answers

Ordering glasses online

Has anyone ever ordered eyeglasses from an online retailer? (+) [more inside]
posted by fixedgear on Feb 5, 2005 - 11 answers

Eyeglasses for the Gym

Eyeglasses and working out. [more inside]
posted by bingo on Dec 4, 2004 - 13 answers

How can I repair my broken plastic-framed glasses?

I foolishly left my plastic-frame eyeglasses lying on my bed last week, and managed to roll onto them and snap them in half right at the bridge. Is there any hope of repairing them? [mi] [more inside]
posted by sanitycheck on Oct 14, 2004 - 8 answers

Old-fashioned eyeglass frames

I have been looking for years for a pair of eyeglass frames like the ones Harry Caray used to wear, or the type Larry David's TV father wears. You know, the thick black boxy "television sets" that seem to be worn by older types in the entertainment business. I've come up empty handed, even after asking several eyeframe dealers. I suppose I could just fly down to Boca Raton and ask a wearer in person, but does anyone have a a name or manufacturer or style for these type of classes?
posted by sharksandwich on Mar 18, 2004 - 9 answers

Cleaning Glasses

Anyone have a recommended way for cleaning glasses? (spectacles not receptacles)
posted by dodgygeezer on Jan 9, 2004 - 13 answers

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