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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 - 25 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

What is causing my clear plastic glasses to change color?

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 - 14 answers

How to prevent party guests from losing track of which glass is theirs?

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 - 26 answers

Maximizing Vision Insurance Benefits

Best use of vision insurance-glasses or contacts? [more inside]
posted by hollygoheavy on Mar 4, 2014 - 7 answers

small metal martini/cocktail glasses

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 - 6 answers

What brand of glasses does Harold Finch wear?

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 - 4 answers

Explain my vision woes as though I were five, please

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 - 14 answers

How do I find a better optometrist and get a better eye exam?

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 - 22 answers

I lost my glasses in the snow. Any tips/tricks on how to find them?

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 - 26 answers

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

Where is a good place to buy glasses in Melbourne, Australia?

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 - 4 answers

Recourse with bad eyeglasses prescription

My optometrist wrote me an unwearable prescription. What recourse do I have? [more inside]
posted by enn on Dec 3, 2013 - 12 answers

Where can I buy glasses online?

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 - 38 answers

Where can I buy these glasses frames?

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 - 2 answers

What to do about $600 glasses?

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 - 16 answers

Places to buy glassware (specifically port/sherry glasses) in London?

Places to buy glassware (specifically port/sherry glasses) in London? [more inside]
posted by ninebelow on Sep 5, 2013 - 5 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

Moscot Ipish glasses?

Where (online or off-) can I get Moscot "Ipish" glasses frames? [more inside]
posted by Joseph Gurl on Aug 1, 2013 - 3 answers

Looking for LARGE "Swifty Lazar" type glasses

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 - 6 answers

Is this better? Or this?

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 - 12 answers

Looking for thick wine glasses

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 - 25 answers

How do I Clean Oleophobic Lenses?

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 - 5 answers

Big screen glasses

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 - 5 answers

The optician won't give me my prescription!

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 - 32 answers

reading glasses, .50 strength, how to search?

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 - 8 answers

David Letterman's tortoise shell frames

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 - 3 answers

Help me find a pair of glasses?

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 - 2 answers

What are your experiences with ILoveGlasses.com?

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 - 2 answers

Rollecoaster + Glasses

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 - 13 answers

Where can I find these rocketship glasses from Target?

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 - 6 answers

New glasses: progressives or single?

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 - 20 answers

To Smudge or not to Smudge?

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 - 19 answers

Economics of online glasses sellers

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 - 14 answers

Eyewear for travel to sunny places: contacts vs. glasses?

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 - 29 answers

Riding glasses for cyclist - what are the options?

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 - 28 answers

The laws of thermodynamics are against me.

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 - 13 answers

If they numbers are so different now, why can I still see?

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 - 11 answers

What's going on with these reading glasses?

Can't get the hang of new reading glasses - what's going on? [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Nov 29, 2012 - 15 answers

Eye sun protection options for short sighted person?

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 - 15 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

From "Four Eyes" To "Gramps"

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 - 22 answers

Sharp eyes, sharp eye exam?

Eyes 20/10 with correction, where to get the sharpest prescription in the US? [more inside]
posted by zippy on Sep 17, 2012 - 12 answers

Prescription contact lenses, online, without an optometrist's OK. Possible?

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 - 14 answers

Make my horn rimmed glasses look like new again!

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 - 10 answers

Recommendations for good quality 3d Glasses?

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 - 2 answers

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