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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

Want

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 - 4 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

Wide temples and driving safety?

Can the wide temple arms on some styles of glasses interfere with driving safely? [more inside]
posted by beryllium on Jul 2, 2012 - 19 answers

Uncleanable dishes?

How can I remove greasy film from glass and plastic dishes? [more inside]
posted by ninekinds on Jun 27, 2012 - 21 answers

Looking for Dita Senator eyeglasses

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+?
posted by demagogue on Jun 23, 2012 - 5 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

Best video viewer glasses for sleeping?

What are the best video viewer wrap glasses for sleeping? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Jun 17, 2012 - 8 answers

Cool rimless glasses?

Help me find a new style of eyeglasses. Specifically rimless glasses. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jun 14, 2012 - 19 answers

Need help finding an eye doctor

Very nearsighted woman in need of new prescription. Looking for general advice in finding an eye doctor or recommendations in Southeastern Michigan*. Snowflake: No insurance. [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Jun 6, 2012 - 9 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

Wearing glasses. I dont want to but i know life will be easier! help!

The time for wearing glasses has come! What do I need to consider? [more inside]
posted by Under the Sea on May 20, 2012 - 37 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

Jack Nicholson's Glasses in Easy Rider

What type of glasses is Jack Nicholson wearing in Easy Rider? [more inside]
posted by bigspoon on May 5, 2012 - 4 answers

Clear Glasses That Aren't Huge?

In search of clear-framed glasses that aren't massive but are awesome. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Apr 30, 2012 - 16 answers

Can I ignore my astigmatism?

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]
posted by mrunderhill on Mar 23, 2012 - 16 answers

Vision Thing!

Looking for multicoloured funky eyeglass frames - hive mind, help me find them. [more inside]
posted by rmm on Mar 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Are my glasses right?

I got new glasses. The lenses seem cut wrong. I also have horrible vision. Did the optometrist screw up? [more inside]
posted by prunes on Mar 7, 2012 - 25 answers

Weniger, aber besser

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

Should I be wearing glasses couch surfing?

Myopia: Is focusing on web browser text on a LCD screen about 8 feet away from me making things better or worse? [more inside]
posted by Diag on Feb 27, 2012 - 3 answers

Can I see clearly now?

My annual eye exam is coming up.  I've had a years-long string of not-quite-right corrective lenses.   What can I do to get an accurate prescription this time? [more inside]
posted by yersinia on Feb 16, 2012 - 24 answers

E F P T O Z

Please help me hack severe eye strain due to back-lit devices. [more inside]
posted by rumposinc on Feb 3, 2012 - 5 answers

Need to stick around longer!

Are there silicone nose pads that don't fall off plastic frames every two weeks? [more inside]
posted by reformedjerk on Jan 30, 2012 - 7 answers

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

What are the best squash/racquetball goggles/glasses on the market? [more inside]
posted by Brian Lux on Jan 30, 2012 - 1 answer

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

Stunner Shades SOS

Help me find awesome and cheap prescription sunglasses! [more inside]
posted by joelhunt on Dec 30, 2011 - 10 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

Help me find some Kirk Originals.

Kirk Originals glasses, help me find a place I can purchase them online. I like the Saturn series, and I like either the colors azur or orange in the style of Janus or Pan. Thanks!
posted by MaryDellamorte on Dec 14, 2011 - 1 answer

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

The goggles. I'm not sure if they do something.

I ordered new glasses online. I've been wearing them for 4 days and they still seem "off" a little. How long did it take you to get used to new glasses? Is something wrong with these? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Dec 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Tips for washing delicate stemware?

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

Eyeglasses for distance cause up-close things to be blurry...

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]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Nov 16, 2011 - 24 answers

'Cause life would take a whole new meaning in b/w

Is it possible to make "black and white" glasses? [more inside]
posted by kitsuloukos on Nov 12, 2011 - 17 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

Please help me understand, and perhaps learn to tolerate, my new progressive lenses.

Please help me understand my new progressive lenses. [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Oct 6, 2011 - 21 answers

Help me find glasses that flatter my face.

[FashionFilter] Help me find glasses that flatter my face. [more inside]
posted by Metasyntactic on Sep 29, 2011 - 13 answers

Lost my specs

I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive optometrist in NYC, as I don't currently have vision coverage, any recommendations? I've checked this out on Brokelyn anyone specifically have experience with Luxeye?
posted by edbles on Sep 13, 2011 - 5 answers

Mont Blanc: stick to pens?

do you have a take on the quality/appeal of Mont Blanc for accessories like eyewear, wallets, etc? I seem to be running organically into recommendations for this brand as I find myself unable to afford the top makers in a category but I don't want to end up in a situation where I've gotten something that's neither reasonably priced nor extra-nice but ended up spending a chunk of money on no-man's land in between.
posted by the mad poster! on Aug 11, 2011 - 11 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

I need new glasses.

What kind of eyeglass frames would best suit my face? Any suggestions for color/style/shape/frame size would be much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by cp311 on Aug 4, 2011 - 12 answers

do you see the possibilities?

I need new glasses *and* new sunglasses. Help me understand the possibilities and figure out the best combination. [more inside]
posted by just_another_one on Jul 27, 2011 - 21 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

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