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Maximizing Vision Insurance Benefits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essential bar glassware

What are the core essential pieces of glassware for mixing drinks? [more inside]
posted by primethyme on Jul 14, 2012 - 7 answers

For the ODs/progressive wearers, blue glare with new progressives?

I did not get an answer from my optometrist/optician so I'm turning to the hive. Just got a new pair of progressive lenses and find that outside the central clear zone there is a blue shift/glare at the border of lights and corners of illuminated objects. More inside... [more inside]
posted by palionex on Jun 21, 2012 - 8 answers

I am temporarily near blind.H Help.

I lost my glasses. I need help adapting until someone shows up at my house and can help me find them...in 2 days. [more inside]
posted by kanata on May 31, 2012 - 55 answers

He loves to break my glasses. Now he needs his own.

Our 18 month old needs glasses. Before we head over to the eyeglasses store, is there anything we should know? [more inside]
posted by ambrosia on May 9, 2012 - 19 answers

How do positive and negative astigmatism differ?

Why are there two different methods (positive and negative) for recording astigmatism? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Jan 6, 2012 - 3 answers

Time to see a new optometrist?

How can my eyes be healthy when I need to wear glasses? [more inside]
posted by Anima Mundi on Dec 21, 2011 - 15 answers

Can I get cheap, small glasses with near-sighted lenses? What about reading glasses?

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]
posted by ramenopres on Dec 15, 2011 - 20 answers

Plastic glasses frames w/nose pads - not prodesign?

Does anyone know of manufacturers who makes plastic / acetate glasses frames with nose pads besides prodesign? [more inside]
posted by oneear on Dec 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Tips for washing delicate stemware?

Tips for washing delicate stemware? [more inside]
posted by click on Nov 25, 2011 - 8 answers

Trouble seeing red/green 3-d images while wearing glasses

Does anyone else have trouble watching 3-d films? [more inside]
posted by jb on Nov 11, 2011 - 19 answers

Plastic frames for glasses?

How do you adjust plastic eyeglass frames? I have always had wire frames which are easily adjusted (and easily knocked out of true). Can plastic frames be adjusted? Do they need adjusting? Any other opinions on plastic vs. wire?
posted by metahawk on Oct 15, 2011 - 11 answers

Don't go in there, kid!

What movie or TV show was this? This has been nagging at me for years! Around 1978 or 1979, when I was 7 or 8 years old, I remember seeing a creepy teaser on TV for an upcoming movie, or episode of something, in which a man wearing dark glasses is speaking to someone off-screen. He says something like, "Don't go in there, kid, unless you want to end up ... like this!" And then he removes the dark glasses, and instead of eyes he has two things that look like raised, white ridges with horizontal slits cut into them. Something like Inuit snow goggles, but set into the eyes instead of connected in the middle. I never saw the show and this is literally all I remember about it. A friend of mine thinks it might be The Omega Man, but I'm pretty sure it isn't.
posted by Ratio on Oct 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Whaaaaaaaa! I don't like my new glasses.

My nice, expensive new glasses hurt my eyes and after 20 minutes, leave me feeling dizzy and slightly nauseous. The guy who sold them says he followed the prescription accurately. What's the cheapest remedy? [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat on Aug 5, 2011 - 31 answers

"HD" glasses lenses?

There is a relatively new fancy technology in eyeglass lenses: free form lenses for single vision, which some manufacturers are calling "like HDTV" for glasses. Really? Will I notice that much difference with MY prescription? [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on Jul 19, 2011 - 4 answers

I want cheap Chinese plastic nosepads for my expensive Danish glasses.

I want cheap Chinese plastic nosepads for my expensive Danish glasses. [more inside]
posted by novalis_dt on Jul 15, 2011 - 7 answers

What are these weird half-safety goggles for?

What the heck are these weird glasses for? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Jun 23, 2011 - 11 answers

Where can I find Shuron Ronsir ZYL glasses in the Bay Area?

Where can I get a pair of these glasses in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by robot on Jun 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Can the axis notation measurement of your eyes decrease over time?

Four years ago the axis number for my left eye (I have astigmatism) was 52º, now it's 48º. Is this normal? I thought those numbers were supposed to always go up with age. [more inside]
posted by Omon Ra on Jun 4, 2011 - 4 answers

How old were you when you got bifocals?

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.
posted by mediareport on May 23, 2011 - 29 answers

Can I wear these glasses with a slightly too-big PD?

I want to order prescription sunglasses online. Looking at Zenni Optical right now. The frames I like seem to have a minimum PD of 64. Mine is 62. How much difference does a couple digits make? Can I order 64s and have them be usable for driving? Or do I need to pick different frames? [more inside]
posted by gracedissolved on Mar 13, 2011 - 9 answers

Prescription glasses vs drug store glasses

Prescription glasses vs drug store glasses [more inside]
posted by 3dd on Mar 7, 2011 - 19 answers

Help my friend wear David Ruffin's glasses?

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]
posted by penduluum on Feb 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Why does my vision keep getting worse?

What is going on with my eyesight? [more inside]
posted by jaynewould on Jan 27, 2011 - 12 answers

I'm not cracking up, but my glasses are

Spectacles getting hairline cracks. What's up with that? [more inside]
posted by pointystick on Dec 13, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I get online prescription glasses?

Walk me through getting prescription glasses online, please. [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on Nov 30, 2010 - 25 answers

Eye Glasses, help me see but look good!

Eye Glasses filter: Please recommend the best eye glasses that make you forget you are even wearing them. [more inside]
posted by dmbfan93 on Nov 28, 2010 - 15 answers

New York eye doctor help?

Help me find a good eye doctor in Brooklyn or Manhattan. [more inside]
posted by mhz on Oct 20, 2010 - 5 answers

I want original glasses.

I want glasses I've never seen before. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Sep 28, 2010 - 35 answers

Giving my eyes a rest

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]
posted by The1andonly on Aug 13, 2010 - 29 answers

Do photochromic/transitioning/Reactolite sunglasses still not work in cars?

Photochromic/transitioning/Reactolite sunglasses and driving. This thread from 2006 states that photochromic glasses don't work inside cars. Is this still the case?
posted by TheDonF on Jun 21, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I read this astigmatism prescription?

Does this glasses prescription even make sense? [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on May 20, 2010 - 4 answers

Seeing is not always believing..

Where can I find very low power (+.50) reading glasses in the SF Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by trixare4kids on Mar 25, 2010 - 5 answers

Gigantic glasses for sale?

Help me find big, fashiony eyeglasses? [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Jan 11, 2010 - 11 answers

Four Eyed Four Year Old

My 4-year old daughter was diagnosed with accommodative esotropia. Any advice for the mom of an active young'n that will soon be bespectacled? [more inside]
posted by beachhead2 on Dec 5, 2009 - 14 answers

Wide eyeglasses?

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]
posted by tellumo on Dec 2, 2009 - 7 answers

Ugly dirt marring expensive glasses

How do I keep the bottom edge of my half-frame glasses clean? [more inside]
posted by castironskillet on Nov 26, 2009 - 7 answers

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