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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 - 8 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

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

Weniger, aber besser

Which glasses are these? [more inside]
posted by theodolite on Feb 27, 2012 - 3 answers

Repainting Glasses: How to?

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]
posted by demagogue on Jan 29, 2011 - 24 answers

Where to place glasses in bathroom?

Where do you place your glasses when taking a shower? [more inside]
posted by keijo on Aug 13, 2010 - 39 answers

Wherefore art thou, sunglasses?

I broke my boyfriend's sunglasses while wrestling (no, really). I'm looking for another pair; shape is more important than color. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Sep 12, 2009 - 13 answers

I just found out I have stigmata! Or is that astigmatism? The doctor's writing is kind of blurry.

So, apparently I need glasses. Where can this Canadian get the best deal on some designer frames? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jun 25, 2009 - 11 answers

Looking for an online spectacles retailer (UK) that will make lenses to a very strong prescription.

Looking for an online spectacles retailer (UK) that will make lenses to a very strong prescription. [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on May 20, 2009 - 10 answers

new glasses, weird reflections

I'm seeing annoying reflections of lights around the lenses of my new glasses. Are the frames causing this or something else? [more inside]
posted by Ultra Laser on Oct 28, 2008 - 17 answers

A focal point on glasses.

Glasses-and-contacts wearers: I've just been outfitted with my first pair of distance-vision specs, and the world is crystal clear again. The problem is, everything in a 1 meter radius is a blur. What to do? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Sep 5, 2008 - 10 answers

Magnet on my Face

I've just bought a pair of Clic glasses that open at the centre of the frame, held together by a magnet. Is there any reason why I wouldn't want a Neodymium magnet on the bridge of my nose?
posted by ikp on Aug 20, 2008 - 7 answers

Headhunting Herbie Hancock's glasses

In Possiblities, among other places, Herbie Hancock wears these slightly tinted, curved glasses, which come to a bit of a point right over his nose. My question, is where can I find a pair? [more inside]
posted by paisley henosis on Aug 17, 2008 - 2 answers

Am I entitled to my glasses/contacts prescription in Illinois?

Does Illinois have a law requiring vision professionals (optometrists in particular) to release spectacles (glasses) prescriptions to the patient? Contact lens prescriptions? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Aug 3, 2008 - 9 answers

I want my scifi spectacles!

What are the technical obstacles to making 'smart' spectacles which would function like the lenses in the human eye? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Dec 8, 2007 - 14 answers

Do contact lenses make a difference to a guy

Guys-in-glasses filter: do contact lenses make a difference to the social side of things? [more inside]
posted by londongeezer on May 11, 2007 - 47 answers

Should I get reading glasses, or will they make my eyes worse?

Do reading glasses make you become more farsighted? [more inside]
posted by fuzz on Feb 27, 2007 - 13 answers

Will these specs be the answer to my problems?

Does anyone have any experiences with Clic Glasses? [more inside]
posted by 999 on Dec 18, 2006 - 4 answers

Steel-Rimmed Glasses - for real?

What's meant by, and/or where to get 'em: Steel-Rimmed Glasses. I see them mentioned in older books -- a usual reference is, frames issued to GIs during WWII. [more inside]
posted by Rash on Oct 29, 2005 - 5 answers

Everything’'s so foggy

I've recently joined the ranks of the spectacle wearers but unfortunately, I've always been a member of the oily t-zone club. I find myself having to clean my glasses quite often and I can never seem to get them completely clean and streak/smear free. Any tips from the MeFites? [more inside]
posted by jackiemcghee on Aug 17, 2005 - 27 answers

Buying glasses online

I'm thinking of buying my next pair of glasses online. Does anybody have any online glasses retailers they would recommend (or recommend against)? And is there any thing else I should know before buying glasses online? I live in the UK but have frequent visitors from the US who can easily carry a pair of glasses, so places that ship to either country would be fine.
posted by yankeefog on Jun 13, 2005 - 5 answers

Glasses or Contacts

Spectacles only? I got a copy of my glasses prescription from my eye doctor, and it says "Spectacles only". I have an existing copy of my contact lens prescription, complete with measurements. If I keep the same numbers but substitute the new sphere measurements, can I order contacts with this prescription? [more inside]
posted by anildash on Feb 1, 2004 - 11 answers

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