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MYOPIC BRETHREN please help me swim

How do you, my fellow glasses/contacts wearers, handle swimming in pools? [more inside]
posted by poffin boffin on Apr 21, 2016 - 50 answers

Like Warby Parker, but not

What brick-and-morter eyewear stores in New York are similar to Warby Parker in style and cost? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Apr 8, 2016 - 12 answers

New glasses frames, high myopia/progressives

I'm looking for new eyeglass frames and want some new ideas for what to look for. My prescription is -9.00 SPH, -2.25 CYL, ADD +1.00. This places several constraints on what I can wear. The frames need to be small enough that the lenses will not be Coke bottles but need to be tall enough to accommodate the progressives, and I'm a little stumped on ideas for my next pair. [more inside]
posted by anonymonkey on Mar 3, 2016 - 15 answers

Do I need an ophthalmologist or an optometrist?

I think I might suddenly need glasses, and have a few questions. I don't think I'll be able to have an eye exam until Friday. I started noticing pain in one eye last week--it sort of feels like the eye muscle is straining to focus, and it really hurts. I also noticed that if I cover each eye, the opposite eye has blurry vision (though with both open, things are only slightly blurry). Do I just need a standard eye exam, or should I book an appointment with an opthalmologist? I don't really know the difference, and spending time googling is painful for my eyes right now. Other info: I have to work long hours on a computer. I've had horrible insomnia over the last week, and have been taking Benadryl to try to help me sleep, which I know can dry the eyes. I've never worn glasses before.
posted by three_red_balloons on Feb 17, 2016 - 26 answers

Two different optometry prescriptions - does this equal disaster?

After 35+ years of spectacle wearing I've decided to give contacts a go. So at my latest optometry visit I asked the specialist about it and she said it was possible. However It seems that, here in Turkey at least, I am not able to get a lens strong enough for my left eye. So the specialist has written two different prescriptions. [more inside]
posted by Megami on Feb 1, 2016 - 8 answers

Please can you explain my glasses prescription?

I am really puzzled by my glasses prescription. The optician said my eyes had got worse, which makes sense since everything has been blurry lately. But when I looked at websites explaining glasses prescriptions, it actually looks like my eyes have improved. Also the optician said my new glasses will let me see 20/20 whereas my old glasses didn't. When I asked why the last optician I saw couldn't make me up glasses for 20/20 vision, she didn't know. Opticians of MeFi, please can you help explain this to me? [more inside]
posted by maybeandroid on Jan 28, 2016 - 7 answers

You are not my optometrist.

I am moderately nearsighted and currently wear glasses with a prescription of roughly -3 in each eye. I take my glasses off to read, and always have. This is not because writing appears blurry with my glasses on, but because reading with my glasses on causes my eyes to strain, or feels like it does, and it has always just felt more comfortable to take them off. Does this make me a bad candidate for contacts or corrective surgery? Do I just need to get used to reading with my vision corrected? Is this something bifocals/bifocal contacts can address?
posted by eugenen on Jan 23, 2016 - 8 answers

Can I order reading glasses online without an eye exam?

I have hit the point where I need reading glasses. I have one pair I like a lot. I want to buy a bunch more similar pairs from Zenni and I'm not totally sure how to make sense of conflicting information. Could you give me advice? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Dec 28, 2015 - 19 answers

Washington Apple Health Optometrist

Anyone had any good experiences with an optometrist in Seattle that accepts Washington Apple Health? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Dec 28, 2015 - 4 answers

What is the best eyeglasses shop in Richmond, VA?

I need a new pair of spectacles and I live in Richmond, VA. Where should I go? My preference is for black, heavy, Michael Stipe glasses. I had a pair a couple of years ago, but lost them. I would prefer to deal with a brick-and-mortar store. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Nov 30, 2015 - 1 answer

Where can I buy discontinued Crate & Barrel Granada glassware?

Crate & Barrel used to sell a line of glassware called Granada - image. I am specifically looking for the highball (19oz) variety. Crate & Barrel has discontinued this line and I cannot find any on eBay. Where might I find ones that I can buy?
posted by proudliberal84 on Nov 29, 2015 - 8 answers

Recurring Headaches, Only At Work

Over the last few weeks I've start getting recurrent and consistent headaches...at work. And only at work. Nothing has changed and I don't know how to go about fixing this. [more inside]
posted by motioncityshakespeare on Nov 14, 2015 - 28 answers

Can anyone tell me where to buy Paul Bettany's tinted glasses?

I am desperately in need of some glasses like the ones Paul Bettany is wearing in these photos. Can anyone tell me what brand they are or where to buy them please?
posted by cmp4Meta on Nov 12, 2015 - 3 answers

Couples Halloween Costumes - Short Hair and Blond Beard Edition

Hey all! Looking for an easyish Halloween costume for a cisgender straight couple. Complications? Blond beard for the dude, short hair for the woman, and glasses for both. [more inside]
posted by superlibby on Oct 24, 2015 - 14 answers

Glasses and scary aren't mutually exclusive, right?

Most Halloween costume ideas I've seen suggested for glasses-wearers seem to be either (a) silly/jokey one-note gags ("hipster [character]") or (b) specific, non-scary characters I have no interest in being. What am I not thinking of here? [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Oct 21, 2015 - 18 answers

Avoiding the coke bottle look: do I need high index lenses?

Ordering new glasses. Should I spring for high index 1.67 lenses over polycarbonate? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Oct 1, 2015 - 13 answers

Biking...goggles?

I'm looking for some glasses or goggles for biking. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by mike_bling on Sep 28, 2015 - 11 answers

But she changes from day to day...

I am in my late 30s and have always been nearsighted/myopic. My prescription is -7.25 with (I am told a lot of) astigmatism. My vision is starting to change...I can see bifocals on the distant horizon. [more inside]
posted by 8603 on Aug 11, 2015 - 11 answers

Should I get transition lenses?

I need new glasses and sunglasses. Are transition lenses better than they used to be? [more inside]
posted by penguinliz on Aug 6, 2015 - 15 answers

Quick glasses for astigmatic eyes in London?

I have an order in for some new ones, but they'll take up to a week to be delivered. And I just can't deal with the blinding headache and blurriness until then. The issue: my prescription is stronger than the lenses opticians have in stock. [more inside]
posted by harperpitt on Aug 3, 2015 - 6 answers

Is this a possible typo on my glasses prescription?

Help interpreting glasses prescription. [more inside]
posted by mermily on Aug 2, 2015 - 10 answers

Cool specs, smart guy

What style glasses is Michael Douglas wearing in Ant-Man? [more inside]
posted by the bird at the bottom of the tree on Jul 28, 2015 - 3 answers

How are babies fitted with glasses?

After watching this precious video, I wondered, how are babies fitted with glasses? Optometrist visits in my experience have been highly interactive: tell me what line you can read, what looks better this or this, etc. How do they do this for babies who don't have language skills yet? How do they know they have the right prescription?
posted by cecic on Jul 12, 2015 - 15 answers

Damn spots, they're all I see

My last two pairs of glasses have ended up with tiny spots on the lenses. Two different optometrists/opticians have said they don't know why. Do you? [more inside]
posted by tracicle on Jun 29, 2015 - 8 answers

Help me figure out how thick my eyeglass lenses will be.

I'm trying to decide between a bunch of lens options, materials and index. Of course, I'd like to get the thinnest lens I can without spending more than I have to and crossing the line of diminishing returns. Surely it's possible to know exactly how thick a lens of a given material/index with a given prescription will be. Help me find out how to determine this. [more inside]
posted by chazlarson on Jun 26, 2015 - 12 answers

Good place to buy glasses online?

Looking to buy some glasses online ... [more inside]
posted by Vindaloo on Jun 16, 2015 - 29 answers

New glasses, focal length is wrong?

I bought my first pair of eyeglasses recently and they look great, but after about ten days I just can't get used to them. They are sharp when I hold my phone or a book a foot from my face, but not as sharp when something is further away (like my computer screen). These are single-vision glasses so I'm not just looking through the wrong part. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on May 1, 2015 - 14 answers

Bespectacled? Yes, Be Very Spectacled 2: Electric Boogaloo

6 years ago, you helped me pick a new style of glasses and I followed the advice therein to get my current pair. Help me find my next pair, Hivemind! [more inside]
posted by plinth on Mar 19, 2015 - 3 answers

Tell me what I need to know about buying eyeglasses for the first time

Tell me what I need to know about buying eyeglasses for the first time so I ask the right questions and don't buy things I don't need. Cost is not really a factor, though; I'd rather do this right and not skimp (and regret it later). Bonus if you can recommend a specific place to go in Milwaukee. I do not want to order online. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Mar 16, 2015 - 35 answers

She wants to see the world through these glasses!

In my friend's never-ending search for the perfect pair of frames, a friend noticed this pair and became obsessed. I want to help her find a pair as similar as possible, but they've got to be available in Canada.
posted by peppermind on Mar 5, 2015 - 6 answers

Help me find these retro glasses!

I am trying to find the glasses in this photo. I asked the girl wearing them where she got them and she told me Chinatown in her area, but I'm coming up empty on Etsy, ebay, Amazon, Poshmark, etc. Can you help me find them? [more inside]
posted by Hermione Granger on Mar 4, 2015 - 15 answers

High-prescription eyeglasses online (personal experiences appreciated!)

I have higher-than-average myopia (close to -7). I notice most online eyeglasses makers tend to charge extra for my prescription, which is not a dealbreaker, but makes me wonder whether they are the best option for me. Do you have any personal experiences with online eyeglass orders for high prescriptions? Any input appreciated. Again, cost is not the only factor for me; I'd rather have a robust frame that lasts than a cheap one that doesn't. [more inside]
posted by splitpeasoup on Feb 18, 2015 - 23 answers

How does this work?!

How do you read with progressive anti fatigue lenses? Please show me how. [more inside]
posted by Wontly on Feb 12, 2015 - 6 answers

Custom sunglass clip-ons

I bought a pair of glasses from Warby Parker (that I like). However, WP does not offer sunglass clip-ons, which I pretty much cannot live without. I know that there are companies that make custom clip-ons (my old-school eyewear store could get clip-ons made for just about any pair of glasses), but do any of them sell directly to the public? If so, can you recommend any you've used? Thank you.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Feb 10, 2015 - 1 answer

can glasses help me?

Can glasses help me? I have great eyesight each time I've been tested, much better than 20:20. But when I try to read a lot of small text or numbers I get terrible headaches and blurred vision. [more inside]
posted by boobjob on Jan 28, 2015 - 16 answers

Can I trust my eyes? Or my ophthalmologist?

My new prescription is dramatically different from my old one from just a couple of years ago... does that make sense? [more inside]
posted by sesquipedalia on Jan 27, 2015 - 5 answers

More comfortable frames for these Uvex safety glasses?

I want to use Uvex S1933X blue-light blocking glasses, but they're too uncomfortable—they pinch my temples and the nose bridge is hard plastic. Thankfully the lens just pops out. Do you have any thoughts on where to find empty frames to which I could simply glue or tape the lens? [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie on Dec 27, 2014 - 3 answers

SunglassesFilter - How do I make this pair of aviators into clip-ons?

So I fell in love with these wicked heart shaped aviator sunglasses last year. Only problem is I already wear glasses like these. [more inside]
posted by Meagan on Dec 5, 2014 - 8 answers

Figuring out whether my new progressive glasses are good enough

I'm getting my first pair of progressive glasses. I decided to go with Warby Parker rather than getting lenses from my local eye doctor because my doctor charged twice as much as Warby and I could not afford it. This is despite warnings from my doctor that progressive lenses must be measured in person. How will I know if the Warby Parker lenses aren't good enough? [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Nov 19, 2014 - 16 answers

What Is This Unique Eyeglasses Bridge Called?

My favorite eyeglasses had no nose pads. Neither did they have a flap on each lens frame that sat on the sides of the nose. Instead, these wireframes had a bridge which curved to sit on the top of the nose. Nothing touched the sides of the nose at all. I can't find any glasses like that any more. Is there a name for this feature, so I can Google it?
posted by matt_arnold on Nov 11, 2014 - 5 answers

My eye! My eye!

I had an eye exam by an optometrist at a boutique (non-chain) eye glass shop. This store is known for it's unique selection, and I selected an Oakley frame - with lenses ground by Oakley, and an everyday pair with the lenses ground by their usual lab. Unfortunately, my vision is a little bluury in my left eye with both pairs of glasses, and I feel nauseated when I wear them. I've only been able to wear either pair for a max of 20 minutes before I have to remove them due to the nausea and unsettled feeling. [more inside]
posted by raising_arizona on Oct 17, 2014 - 8 answers

Glasses adjustment in Portland?

You have a difficult prescription. There is somewhere in Portland, OR that you trust to get it right. Where is this place? [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Sep 15, 2014 - 4 answers

Best place to buy glasses online in the UK

Are you in the UK? Have you recently bought spectacles online? Were you happy with them? If your answer to all these questions is YES, please tell me more! Plus any other advice or information about buying glasses online. [more inside]
posted by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED on Sep 14, 2014 - 11 answers

Custom glasses for charity?

My vision plan is flooding me with eyeglasses. Can I get creative with donating glasses to charity? [more inside]
posted by darksasami on Sep 13, 2014 - 6 answers

New glasses aren't all that they're cracked up to be. Thoughts?

I've recently got new prescription eyeglasses. Unfortunately, the new eyeglasses aren't feeling right, and I'm not sure if this is part of the normal adjustment process or if something went wrong. Details under the fold. [more inside]
posted by dubious_dude on Aug 14, 2014 - 26 answers

New lenses for old glasses

I have two pairs of old glasses I really like, and want new lenses for them. Is there anywhere in Boston that will give me a good deal on them? Single vision, weak prescription, polycarbonate. I could probably be interested in adding the first AR option. Costco is not an option. Walmart is $79, but takes several weeks. Where is the best place to have my new prescription filled?
posted by tintexas on Aug 12, 2014 - 3 answers

LASIK procedure questions (some Seattle area specific)

I'm looking to get Lasik surgery. I have a few questions. [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Aug 5, 2014 - 10 answers

Can I use alcohol-based wipes on my new glasses?

I have these glasses wipes that I *love* (Flents Wipe 'n Clear). I used them to clean my old glasses with anti-glare coating all the time and never suffered any ill effects. Is it safe to use them on my new glasses? [more inside]
posted by geeky on Jul 31, 2014 - 7 answers

I'm not astigmatic. Will the optometrist agree?

My last few glasses prescriptions have come up with 0.25 dioptres of astigmatism in them in various directions (i.e. not consistent between eye tests). I've only had my eyes examined because I've needed to buy new glasses, not because of any difficulty seeing, but I've not enjoyed the effects of getting used to new astigmatism correction on new lenses, and can't help but feel it's spurious precision in the testing. [more inside]
posted by ambrosen on Jun 19, 2014 - 9 answers

My new glasses are weird

Will splitting the difference between distance and near pupillary distance make my glasses easier to use? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jun 13, 2014 - 8 answers

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