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]
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]