What tricks and hacks do you know that have made you life with glasses better? [more inside]
Or something extremely similar. Pictures and details inside. I've had this amazing pair of glasses for roughly 18 years. They never lose their shape and seem to be nearly indestructible. And that's why I'm scared. I'm afraid I'm going to lose them and end up with a new pair that's inferior. I never see anything similar to them anywhere. Help me find similar glasses, so I'm not up a creek without my eyewear when that terrible day comes that I can't find them. [more inside]
So it's finally come to this: I need to wear prescription sunglasses while driving. I'm wearing progressive lenses in Shuron Ronsir Zyl frames, which I love. I was thinking to save money I'd get prescription sunglass lenses for just the the driving part, (distance only), not progressive lenses; then I remembered that you can get clip-ons for the Ronsirs. My question(s) is for Shuron Ronsir wearers who have the clip-ons: [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
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]
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.
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]
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?
My vision plan is flooding me with eyeglasses. Can I get creative with donating glasses to charity? [more inside]
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]
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]
Will splitting the difference between distance and near pupillary distance make my glasses easier to use? [more inside]
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]
My optometrist wrote me an unwearable prescription. What recourse do I have? [more inside]
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.
Does anyone know where I can buy LARGE, fake black square type glasses that Swifty Lazar wore? [more inside]
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]
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]
Eyeglasses Filter: I'm a big fan of Dita Senators. But they're very expensive. Any chance there's a place to buy them online, or in Toronto, that won't cost $500+?
Our 18 month old needs glasses. Before we head over to the eyeglasses store, is there anything we should know? [more inside]
What type of glasses is Jack Nicholson wearing in Easy Rider? [more inside]
In search of clear-framed glasses that aren't massive but are awesome. [more inside]
I am a new eyeglass wearer and the astigmatism correction (the visual distortion) is driving me nuts. Can I ignore it and just get glasses that fit the rest of my prescription? [more inside]
Looking for multicoloured funky eyeglass frames - hive mind, help me find them. [more inside]
Why are there two different methods (positive and negative) for recording astigmatism? [more inside]
Can I have a glasses store put near-sighted lenses in cheap reading glasses? Is there another way to get cheap glasses for my small face? [more inside]
A friend of mine just got new glasses (for distance/night) and everything is super sharp... unless it's up close. Then, it's blurry. For instance, he can't read his phone at arm's length. He can read his phone perfectly without glasses and things become blurry for him without glasses at about 25 feet. I don't think this is normal for glasses. It's certainly not the way my glasses work. What say the hive? [more inside]
What kind of eyeglass frames would best suit my face? Any suggestions for color/style/shape/frame size would be much appreciated. [more inside]
1. How old were you when you got bifocal lenses? 2. How difficult was it to adjust to them, particularly if you got contact lenses? 3. How many different pairs or combinations of lenses did you have to try before finding something that worked? 4. Are there new options in recent years that a near-sighted person with worsening close-up vision should know about? Thanks for helping me go to my eye doctor with good questions ready.
I need new glasses. Sadly, my choice of frames (RX5226 or RX5150, both Ray-Ban frames) are not available on the UK high street. Are there any trusted online retailers where I can get these frames, either with or without lenses? Or very similar? [more inside]
Can you help me identify these glasses, like David Ruffin used to wear? Or, failing that, lead me towards some decent replicas/lookalikes? [more inside]
I just bought new glasses. Yay! They are perfect, except one thing: there is a small purple stripe on each arm, and I've realized that I don't like it. I'd like to paint over the purple, with black. But is it foolish to try to repaint glasses? Is there a reliable method, or business that can do it for me, that my googling hasn't found? [more inside]
Are there any street-style or other fashion blogs that focus on glasses-wearers? [more inside]
Spectacles getting hairline cracks. What's up with that? [more inside]
Walk me through getting prescription glasses online, please. [more inside]
Please help me decipher this eyeglass prescription (extra difficulty: it's in Spanish) for the purpose of buying glasses online. [more inside]
Where can I donate used (but still good) eyeglasses in Seoul? [more inside]
Soooo I need glasses. I have wore contacts for the last 5 years and would like to buy some designer frames. I usually get spectacular deals by buying my contacts online rather than on my local shop. How can I recreate the process with eye-glasses? [more inside]
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]
Can anyone recommend an optician in Chicago who will adjust glasses purchased elsewhere? [more inside]
Where can I buy half-round glasses? [more inside]
Help me find big, fashiony eyeglasses? [more inside]
Can you help me find glasses that fit my head? I've only been able to find a fit with the widest frames available, and finding them has been a matter of trial and error, mostly the latter. [more inside]
Is anti-glare and anti-scratch coating worth it to you on eyeglasses? [more inside]
What kind of glasses is Eric Clapton wearing these days? [more inside]
So, apparently I need glasses. Where can this Canadian get the best deal on some designer frames? [more inside]
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