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]
Eye Glasses filter: Please recommend the best eye glasses that make you forget you are even wearing them. [more inside]
The internet has solved the problem of cheap glasses + lenses bought together. How about putting lenses in glasses? [more inside]
Where can I donate used (but still good) eyeglasses in Seoul? [more inside]
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]
what kind of business can repaint my glasses frames, or more simply strip the paint off them? [more inside]
Help me find a good eye doctor in Brooklyn or Manhattan. [more inside]
I want glasses I've never seen before. [more inside]
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?
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]
Is it normal to have better vision in contact lens than glasses? [more inside]
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]
Where do you place your glasses when taking a shower? [more inside]
How can I get a contact lens prescription without buying lenses from the same place? [more inside]
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]
Which eyeglass shop in NYC could most ably adjust eyeglasses to fit an Asian face? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend an optician in Chicago who will adjust glasses purchased elsewhere? [more inside]
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?
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)
Where can I find the most comfortable nose pads for my glasses? [more inside]
Photochromic/transitioning/Reactolite sunglasses and driving. This thread from 2006 states that photochromic glasses don't work inside cars. Is this still the case?
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]
Recomend an optometrist in Chicago pleasee. [more inside]
Does this glasses prescription even make sense? [more inside]
Where to buy red-blue 3-D glasses in NYC? [more inside]
Where can I find very low power (+.50) reading glasses in the SF Bay Area? [more inside]
Can wearing my glasses prescribed for nearsightedness hurt my close up vision? [more inside]
Old glasses found in the woods... [more inside]
Where can I buy half-round glasses? [more inside]
Where can I buy a polarized diving mask? I imagine it would take out a lot of reflection (as with a camera).
Should I get rimless glasses? [more inside]
I found this pinhole glasses sold at the local pharmacy, and feel intrigued by its claim to help me see better and improve my vision overtime (I'm short-sighted). My skeptic alarm rang with warnings (if it's too good to be true, it usually is, etc.), but a quick google-fu turned up nothing substantial to refute such claims. So, does anybody have any experience or anecdotes to share in regards of such product ?
So after seeing Avatar I still have the 3D glasses. Is there anything I can do with them? [more inside]
Help me find big, fashiony eyeglasses? [more inside]
Long story short, my boyfriend managed to get superglue on one of the lenses of his glasses and it had time to set overnight, and has had no success getting it off with rubbing alcohol or peroxide. He's wary of trying to scrape it off so as not to damage the lens and would like to avoid having to replace the glasses since his prescription is pretty expensive. The frames are plastic so I don't think it'd be much of a problem to have the glasses soak in a solution. Do you guys have any suggestions for a safe-as-possible way to remove the glue without damaging the lens too much, or at least a way to loosen it so that it doesn't involve too much scraping? (Would Goo Gone work on superglue that's on glass?) Or is he pretty much screwed and will need the lens replaced?