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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

Seeking a poem about blurry vision

I am looking for a poem I read once online about an artist (Matisse? Gaugin?) who confronts his eye doctor about not wanting to wear eyeglasses. In the poem, the artist talks about how his blurry vision allows him to experience the world as connected. It's a really beautiful poem, but I can't find it through all of the eyeglasses spam on Google. Can anyone point me to the poem?
posted by salishsea on Apr 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Computer glasses?

Do computer glasses work? Where can I find a company that will fit a pair of frames with eyestrain lenses? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Apr 23, 2011 - 10 answers

Do you have a recommendations for an excellent optometrist in either Boston/Cambridge or surrounding "metrowest" suburbs?

Do you have a recommendations for an excellent optometrist in either Boston/Cambridge or surrounding "metrowest" suburbs? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Apr 11, 2011 - 7 answers

What brand of glasses does Jonathan Franzen wear?

What brand of glasses does Jonathan Franzen wear? Here are some pictures. I can’t find this information anywhere. Are there other brands of glasses that look similar to the ones he wears?
posted by Jasper Friendly Bear on Apr 10, 2011 - 10 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

The future was so bright, my grandpa had to wear shades.

Do my sunglasses have any vintage cred? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Mar 1, 2011 - 5 answers

Find a frame

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]
posted by mippy on Feb 22, 2011 - 8 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

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

Glare-reducing glasses for indoors?

Does anyone wear clear, glare-reducing glasses indoors? [more inside]
posted by 2ghouls on Jan 29, 2011 - 10 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

Four-eyed fashion?

Are there any street-style or other fashion blogs that focus on glasses-wearers? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Jan 20, 2011 - 7 answers

Eye am sad about my glasses

Is it possible to have a pair of vintage Ray Bans repaired? [more inside]
posted by bibliogrrl on Jan 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Senses working overtime.

Help me see with glasses! [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Jan 13, 2011 - 24 answers

What Glasses Should a Two Year Old That Seems Fine Get, When The Specialists Say Confusing Things?

Doc says my 2 yr. old needs strong (+4.5-5.5) glasses. Doc #2 says +1.5 glasses. Kid sees perfectly fine... random MeFi strangers, help! [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister on Dec 29, 2010 - 32 answers

I CAN TAKE ANY ONE OF YOU MOTHERFUCKERS!!! No, wait, I'm just building a cup pyramid.

Australians of Metafilter, I want to hear from you! I've long heard that turning your glass upside down in a bar in Australia is the same as saying you think you could take anyone in the place. For some reason, this idea fascinates me. Is it true? Do people actually do this? What happens when they do? Where did it come from? [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian! on Dec 20, 2010 - 49 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

I'm going to need bigger glasses to read this eyeglass prescription

Please help me decipher this eyeglass prescription (extra difficulty: it's in Spanish) for the purpose of buying glasses online. [more inside]
posted by Memo on Nov 29, 2010 - 2 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

Re-lensing cheapo eBay glasses?

The internet has solved the problem of cheap glasses + lenses bought together. How about putting lenses in glasses? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Nov 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Where to donate eyeglasses in Seoul?

Where can I donate used (but still good) eyeglasses in Seoul? [more inside]
posted by seoulpenguin on Oct 30, 2010 - 2 answers

How to take sharp pictures with unsharp eyes?

My vision is changing, which is not unusual, I'm getting older. But I'm having the odd problem when I use cameras (view cameras and medium format as well as 35mm) in getting the best focus (manually). How can I best use cameras, lupes, focussing screens and the like as my vision changes thanks to my advancing years? [more inside]
posted by itsjustanalias on Oct 29, 2010 - 8 answers

a business that repaints glasses frames?

what kind of business can repaint my glasses frames, or more simply strip the paint off them? [more inside]
posted by figTree on Oct 26, 2010 - 5 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

Fellow 4-eyed geeks, I need your help finding glasses

Please help me find more glasses like these. [more inside]
posted by teeeeebird on Oct 6, 2010 - 2 answers

I want original glasses.

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

Snowboarding helmet for those who wear glasses?

I need to buy a snowboarding helmet but I wear glasses. What recommendations do you have for helmets that won't press my glasses into the side of my head?
posted by yfatah on Aug 25, 2010 - 12 answers

Isekonia, you say 'wha?'

Attention glasses/contacts wearers! Do you have a major difference in the prescription between one eye and the other, aka anisometropia? Have you found any benefit from iseikonic lenses? [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Aug 25, 2010 - 7 answers

Is it normal to have better vision in contact lens than glasses?

Is it normal to have better vision in contact lens than glasses? [more inside]
posted by pravit on Aug 21, 2010 - 17 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

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

How can I get a contact lens prescription without buying lenses from the same place?

How can I get a contact lens prescription without buying lenses from the same place? [more inside]
posted by pravit on Aug 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Through rose-colored glasses

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]
posted by emilyd22222 on Aug 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Eyeglass fit for Asian faces in NYC

Which eyeglass shop in NYC could most ably adjust eyeglasses to fit an Asian face? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Aug 5, 2010 - 3 answers

Glasses fitted in Chicago

Can anyone recommend an optician in Chicago who will adjust glasses purchased elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by enn on Jul 22, 2010 - 10 answers

Glasses causing irritation

I purchased a few pairs of glasses online about 6 months ago. Also, I sweat a lot. And the sweat seems to be corroding the arms of the glasses and causing some irritation where the arms contact my face. Is there something I can coat glasses with to prevent this?
posted by Proginoskes on Jul 8, 2010 - 9 answers

Why does wearing my glasses wash out colors?

I just got my first pair of glasses (very small power, .5) because I was annoyed by everything being slightly blurry. I enjoy them for the most part, but since I can get by just fine without them I haven't figured out when I want to wear them and when I haven't - which I suppose is another question). However, I am bothered by the fact that when I put them on, all the colors I'm seeing seem to wash out very slightly. I suppose it's not that big of a deal, but once again, because I can for the most part see without them, many times it's rather off putting to wear them. Any opinions? (Opinions on how to decide when to wear them also welcome)
posted by Vexir on Jul 4, 2010 - 16 answers

Where can I find the most comfortable nose pads for my glasses?

Where can I find the most comfortable nose pads for my glasses? [more inside]
posted by Sevenupcan on Jun 29, 2010 - 4 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

The look I get when I tell people I had an ulcer on my eye makes it ALMOST worth it

After a bad experience I am finally ready to wear contact lenses again... but this time I want to be absolutely, totally, 100% safe and sterile about it. What steps should I take to minimize my chances of infection? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jun 2, 2010 - 31 answers

Chicago optometrist recomendations.

Recomend an optometrist in Chicago pleasee. [more inside]
posted by Uncle on Jun 1, 2010 - 5 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

Where to buy red-blue 3-D glasses in NYC?

Where to buy red-blue 3-D glasses in NYC? [more inside]
posted by progosk on May 3, 2010 - 4 answers

How'd he do that??

How exactly does Steve Manns latest HMD work? [more inside]
posted by GhostChe on Mar 31, 2010 - 1 answer

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

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