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Apprehensive about ordering glasses online

I need to wear glasses all the time for my job (and for seeing things in general). Unfortunately, they broke the day before Christmas, and, while I have repaired them, they're pretty unsightly. The only way I could replace them in the near future would be to order a pair online. However, I have kind of a small head and am apprehensive about not being able to try frames on before purchasing them. How have you folks done with ordering glasses online that fit comfortably? Where should I order from? [more inside]
posted by The Great Big Mulp on Dec 30, 2013 - 30 answers

Interesting ways to display my eyeglasses?

I've been wearing glasses nearly my entire life, and own many pairs of prescription glasses. Since I wear glasses every day and have been doing so for so long, my various frames are as much fashion accessories as vision correction. But they pretty much just sit in hard-shell cases in my drawer, and I've been thinking that I'd like to have them displayed on my dresser in a way that lets me see all of them at once, like a jewelry display. Can you recommend a creative way to display my prescription glasses (currently 8 pairs in frequent rotation) on my dresser top? DIY and store-bought options both welcome. Complication: glasses are front-heavy, because I am extremely visually impaired, and will topple over if left open and set down themselves on a flat surface.
posted by juniperesque on Aug 22, 2013 - 18 answers

ISO Aviator sunglasses with red lenses

Where can I get aviator sunglasses with (actually) red lenses? [more inside]
posted by cake vandal on Jul 31, 2013 - 6 answers

Similar eyeglasses to Sama Underground

My husband is in the market for new glasses frames, looking for something similar to Underground model by Sama but costing under $150 [more inside]
posted by nelleish on Jun 20, 2013 - 9 answers

Recommend me some glassses that are barely glasses.

I want recommendations for glasses frames that are hardly glasses. I want to hardly feel them. I want when people to look at me to see my face first and my glasses after. I want the eyewear equivalent of a see-thru mesh bra that weighs nothing. Is this possible? I have had my glasses for 13 years now and am ready for a change. I live in Montreal so am close to major eyewear providers. Thanks in advance!
posted by Sully on May 25, 2013 - 18 answers

I thought glasses would help me see more clearly not put everything into soft focus.

Why are my new glasses scratching so quickly? [more inside]
posted by wwax on Oct 10, 2012 - 15 answers

Eyeglasses ID / Suggestions (Metal cylindrical posts)

I am looking for a pair of glasses / companies which produce eyewear which have two metal cylindrical posts as their style. Brands appreciated. I have so far been looking at Oliver People and Salt Optics but would like to broaden my research and options. Any history (who originated it)/name to this style would be appreciated! Cheaper alternatives will also be considered. Examples: 1, 2. Thanks!
posted by nathanm on Oct 8, 2012 - 10 answers

Sweet Frames in Prometheus?

I am in search of the glasses that Rafe Spall wears in Prometheus. I haven't had any luck yet and I would appreciate any leads.
posted by interiority on Jun 25, 2012 - 11 answers

Where can I find these frames?

I am trying to find these glasses: Steve Zahn in Treme. Looked on zenni and a few other sites, but had no success. Thanks for any leads or advice!
posted by thineownself on May 26, 2012 - 6 answers

Weniger, aber besser

Which glasses are these? [more inside]
posted by theodolite on Feb 27, 2012 - 3 answers

What brand of sunglasses is this?

Help me identify this pair of sunglasses? [more inside]
posted by naskar on Aug 23, 2011 - 11 answers

Mont Blanc: stick to pens?

do you have a take on the quality/appeal of Mont Blanc for accessories like eyewear, wallets, etc? I seem to be running organically into recommendations for this brand as I find myself unable to afford the top makers in a category but I don't want to end up in a situation where I've gotten something that's neither reasonably priced nor extra-nice but ended up spending a chunk of money on no-man's land in between.
posted by the mad poster! on Aug 11, 2011 - 11 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

Cheap/fast replacement glasses lenses near San Francisco?

Cheap replacement glasses lenses in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by fake on Jul 15, 2011 - 5 answers

Eye am sad about my glasses

Is it possible to have a pair of vintage Ray Bans repaired? [more inside]
posted by bibliogrrl on Jan 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Fellow 4-eyed geeks, I need your help finding glasses

Please help me find more glasses like these. [more inside]
posted by teeeeebird on Oct 6, 2010 - 2 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

My plastic tortoise shell eyeglasses are corroding.

My plastic tortoise shell eyeglasses are corroding. Help me treat these so they look better. Here is a picture. [more inside]
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Jul 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me find these awesome 1960s-style shades!

Can anyone ID the sunglasses Betty Draper wears in the Mad Men episode that aired on Sept. 27 or suggest similar ones? Photo link inside. [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Oct 5, 2009 - 3 answers

Can LensCrafters adjust frames with progressive lenses?

Glasses filter. I bought my frames at Lenscrafters, but had the prescription filled, and the lenses put in the frames, by a doctor in my hometown. The lenses are the progressive type. My doctor mailed the finished glasses back, and left the markings on the lenses which help with adjusting and fitting the lenses the first time. After the first time fitting you erase the markings with acetone. Can I trust Lenscrafters to fit and adjust these? [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy on May 20, 2008 - 10 answers

Exactly like the Seinfeld episode with the glasses!

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. [more inside]
posted by fiTs on Oct 1, 2007 - 10 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

Help Me Find These Sunglasses!

Looking for help categorizing/finding a particular style of sunglasses, harder than it sounds! [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Feb 7, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me find Scorsese's frames

See these frames Scorsese is using? [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on Jan 21, 2007 - 3 answers

Help me find glasses!

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

Should I get contact lenses?

Should I get contact lenses? I've been wearing glasses for about 10 years, and mainly need them for driving. I don't need to wear them every day, but do if I have a pair of glasses I wear them. Currently I borrow my wife's spares but this has to stop because I have a poor track record with looking after spectacles, and I'm toying with the idea of getting contacts instead. In particular because I'd like not to have to bother with prescription sunglasses as well. Is it worth it? I had quite sensitive eyes as a kid, and do a lot of computer work. Does this affect my decision?
posted by singingfish on Jun 28, 2006 - 20 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

Help me find some cheap eyeglasses

What is a good source of inexpensive eyeglasses? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Jan 4, 2005 - 17 answers

Extended-Wear Contacts

I'm thinking about trying out some of the newer extended wear contacts, specifically the Night and Day contacts that you can wear for up to 30 days straight. Anyone have any experience with these?
posted by ttrendel on Jul 7, 2004 - 11 answers

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