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 -
I have two pairs of clear plastic/acetate framed glasses. Over time, both have changed color from completely clear to blueish in one case, and orangeish in the other. What's causing this and how do I stop or reverse it? [more inside]
posted by crookedneighbor
on Apr 22, 2014 -
I have parties at my home frequently (dinner parties and otherwise). Depending on what we are drinking, our glasses are either regular drinking glasses (tumblers) or wine glasses. The problem is that people easily lose track of which glass is theirs, especially if they move around. What's a nice elegant way to prevent this problem? [more inside]
posted by ElEmigrante
on Mar 31, 2014 -
I am looking for small metal martini glasses, or possibly some other type of retro design. By small, I mean 4-5 oz. or so - most of the ones I can find online are at least 7-8 oz. [more inside]
posted by leedly
on Jan 28, 2014 -
I've been watching Person of Interest seasons 1 and 2, and I like the style of glasses that Harold Finch wears (in the present day as opposed to the flashbacks). Unfortunately I can't spot a logo or brand name anywhere. I've also not had any luck trawling through optometrists or brand name websites. Any help appreciated!
posted by malpractice
on Jan 16, 2014 -
I got new eyeglasses a few days ago and I'm having difficulty adapting. Please help me understand what's happening here, including how ageing fits in. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG
on Jan 11, 2014 -
I don't really trust that I'm getting a good eye exam from my optometrist (chain store) and felt the same about the previous two (local practice and another chain store.) Given that I'm not a doctor myself, how do I find/get a better eye exam or gain a reasonable confidence I'm getting a good exam in my current situation?
posted by michaelh
on Jan 2, 2014 -
In a freak accident early this morning, my glasses were flung from my face into 8"+ of fresh fluffy snow. I spent a little bit of time digging around trying to find them, but it was limited because I had to get to work. The snow is still falling, and I think we are supposed to get about another 2-3" by the time I am able to get home (where the glasses are, somewhere). I don't have a metal detector available, and this happened on a public street. The glasses are also fairly small and non-descript thin metal frames that are black on the top and silver on the bottom.
When I get home, I am planning on going to the general vicinity with a rake and hoping I can grab them that way. What other options can I try? [more inside]
posted by Fig
on Jan 2, 2014 -
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 -
I'm having difficulty finding good frames for glasses. Does anyone know of anywhere, preferably in the inner North or CBD, that has good service and a wide range of frames? [more inside]
posted by deadwax
on Dec 17, 2013 -
My optometrist wrote me an unwearable prescription. What recourse do I have? [more inside]
posted by enn
on Dec 3, 2013 -
I'm about to go get an eye exam, and I would like to buy my glasses online. However, there seem to be so many sites out there that I'm having trouble choosing which one to order from. What have your experiences been like? [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp
on Nov 30, 2013 -
I found the perfect frames for my new glasses! Unfortunately they are discontinued and I I can't find a supplier who will ship to the UK. I'm looking for Roxy 03
posted by Tapioca
on Nov 28, 2013 -
I got a new pair of glasses. Hated them (exaggerated my baby face). Returned them and got another pair. Hated them too (too severe, made me look like a mean old witch). Yes, I know this makes it seem like I'm the problem, but there aren't a lot of glasses available in my width to choose from, plus the styles I prefer just weren't in the stores at the time. [more inside]
posted by serena15221
on Nov 16, 2013 -
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 -
Does anyone know where I can buy LARGE, fake black square type glasses that Swifty Lazar wore? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum
on Aug 1, 2013 -
How do automatic optometric machines work? Why don't U.S. optometrists use them (or why do they do a manual followup?) [more inside]
posted by spacewrench
on Jul 16, 2013 -
Does anyone know of any recommendations for thick wine glasses? I am tired of thin wide glasses (that seem to break a lot) and I am NOT interested in plastic glasses. I know they exist, as I was at a bar a couple of months back while traveling, and they served wine in this very thick wine glasses. It was exactly what I was looking for so I asked the waitress, who asked the manager, but they didn't know where there were sourced.
I am just looking for a plain wine glass (red or white wine), with no markings or decorations on them at all, but the wine glass itself is very thick. I would need to be about to buy these online as well.
(And yes, I am aware that the thickness of the glass could affect that taste of the wine, but I am still looking for a thick glass.
posted by dbirchum
on Jul 1, 2013 -
I purchased eyeglasses with an oleophobic coating, and they're great. I can't find complete information on cleaning, though. I understand I can use plain water or a soft cloth. Can I use ordinary hand soap? Bar soap? What's best? Thanks in advance.
posted by whitebird
on May 13, 2013 -
Does anyone remember a product that using optics made an iPhone screen look like a big screen? I remember it being some sort of head mounted contraption with some sort of glasses/optics that made the screen seem large.
I'm not thinking of the "video glasses" that are being sold now.
My google skills are failing me, I can only seem to find video glasses.
Am I making this up or did this sort of product actually exist at some point?
posted by aloiv2
on May 8, 2013 -
My ophthalmologist won't release my prescription. Is there anything I can do to force them to do so? [more inside]
posted by pullayup
on Apr 24, 2013 -
Searching for [reading glasses .50] gets me 2.50, etc., on both Google and Amazon. ReadingGlasses.com has expensive ones, but I'm hoping to find good, low-strength reading glasses for the same price one would pay in a drug store. Strength .5 and/or .25. Any specific recommendations or search tips? (and what is the unit of measurement, anyway?)
posted by amtho
on Apr 16, 2013 -
Helllp - wtf are these frames
? I can't find them anywhere. Any help is appreciated. There are a few similar styles but I can't find the exact make/model.
posted by tgov27
on Mar 18, 2013 -
I saw a pair of glasses that I liked in "The Social Network" and I'd like to find the frame. Here's a screencap.
They're short, rounded on top, and slightly pointed on the bottom. Any ideas?
posted by archagon
on Mar 15, 2013 -
Tell me about your personal experience with this website: things like if the products were authentic, shipped on time, any difficulties with returns or customer service, etc. Thanks!
posted by demagogue
on Mar 4, 2013 -
Is there a way to tell whether one can wear glasses on a rollercoaster, so that the glasses will not fall off midway through the ride? Is it a simple case of upside-down means don't-wear-glasses? (No, I am not talking about Google Glasses.)
posted by applesurf
on Feb 28, 2013 -
Last summer, my partner was in Pittsburgh, and at a Target store she bought two plastic rocketship glasses, pictured here
. Where can we get more? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor
on Feb 26, 2013 -
My near-sightedness is getting worse, and now I'm getting presbyopia, so I have to take off my glasses sometimes for reading or other close work. I can go progressive now or "next time." What should I be taking into consideration when I make my decision? [more inside]
posted by epersonae
on Feb 26, 2013 -
Recently started wearing eye glasses, and whenever I kiss my partner, his nose smudges my glasses. How can I avoid this? [more inside]
posted by horizonseeker
on Feb 23, 2013 -
I am looking for background on the means of production for the well known online glasses retailers (Zenni, 39dollarglasses, etc.)
How are orders fulfilled, from placement to delivery in stores such as these? It is an intriguing business, but there is little background information available for the curious. [more inside]
posted by Lugos
on Feb 2, 2013 -
I'm soon going on a long trip to the tropics. I wear glasses for vision correction (-2.5) and need to figure out what prescription eyewear to bring. Should I go with contact lenses or glasses? (Also considering prescription sunglasses and Transitions lenses.) [more inside]
posted by lunchbox
on Jan 28, 2013 -
I wear glasses and when I ride my bike the wind whips and eddies around them and makes my eyes water, so I end up riding with tears streaming down my face. [more inside]
posted by marienbad
on Jan 9, 2013 -
How do I keep my glasses from fogging up while skiing? Just got back into (downhill) skiing but I wear glasses now, and peering through the fog that forms on them when I'm wearing goggles is making me crazy, plus I can't see things like icy spots or fallen snowboarders. Are there some sort of secret techniques for preventing this?
posted by genmonster
on Dec 27, 2012 -
Does this eye glasses prescription look right? Significant difference between my old prescription, which I'm still using and work fine, and my new prescription - including a switch from - to + on some numbers. Specifics are inside. [more inside]
posted by Arbac
on Dec 27, 2012 -
I'm short sighted and trying to choose between options for protecting my eyes in the sun. Here's what I've come up with: [more inside]
posted by glache
on Oct 16, 2012 -
I walked away from my last visit to the optometrist with a prescription for bifocals. All for the low low price of $20. The bruises on my ego were free. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet
on Oct 7, 2012 -
Eyes 20/10 with correction, where to get the sharpest prescription in the US? [more inside]
posted by zippy
on Sep 17, 2012 -
Is there somewhere online that I can order prescription contact lenses from without a optometrist's confirmation? [more inside]
posted by Scientist
on Sep 10, 2012 -
Recommendations for horn rimmed glasses care? My rims often get this strange white discoloration/build-up --- however it doesn't wipe off or come off with water. Is this common? [more inside]
posted by molecicco
on Sep 8, 2012 -
I'm looking for a decent pair of 3d anaglyph glasses, mostly to look at Mars pictures like this
. Ideally, a pair that work over prescription glasses and better than the paper ones. Amazon has plenty but the reviews are all over the map. Looking for personal recommendations.
posted by cosmac
on Sep 4, 2012 -
Anyone know what kind of glasses Steve Carell was sporting on his last appearance on The Daily Show? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen
on Aug 28, 2012 -