Why are there two different methods (positive and negative) for recording astigmatism? [more inside]
Help me find awesome and cheap prescription sunglasses! [more inside]
How can my eyes be healthy when I need to wear glasses? [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]
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!
Does anyone know of manufacturers who makes plastic / acetate glasses frames with nose pads besides prodesign? [more inside]
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]
Tips for washing delicate stemware? [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]
Is it possible to make "black and white" glasses? [more inside]
Does anyone else have trouble watching 3-d films? [more inside]
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?
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.
Please help me understand my new progressive lenses. [more inside]
[FashionFilter] Help me find glasses that flatter my face. [more inside]
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?
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.
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]
What kind of eyeglass frames would best suit my face? Any suggestions for color/style/shape/frame size would be much appreciated. [more inside]
I need new glasses *and* new sunglasses. Help me understand the possibilities and figure out the best combination. [more inside]
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]
I need new glasses. Can you help me pick some out? [more inside]
Cheap replacement glasses lenses in the Bay Area? [more inside]
I want cheap Chinese plastic nosepads for my expensive Danish glasses. [more inside]
How and where to sell my (gently) used designer frames. [more inside]
Have you been able to find Pantone Eyewear anywhere in the US? The Where to Buy link on the website doesn't list any US resources, but I'm hoping (not entirely rationally, I recognize) that maybe there's a small shop somewhere that's not on the map. Alternately, I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who's had a good experience with ordering them from elsewhere in the world and having them shipped to the US.
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]
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 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?
Do computer glasses work? Where can I find a company that will fit a pair of frames with eyestrain lenses? [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
Prescription glasses vs drug store glasses [more inside]
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]
Does anyone wear clear, glare-reducing glasses indoors? [more inside]
What is going on with my eyesight? [more inside]
Are there any street-style or other fashion blogs that focus on glasses-wearers? [more inside]
Is it possible to have a pair of vintage Ray Bans repaired? [more inside]
Help me see with glasses! [more inside]
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]
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]
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]