I have very myopic eyesight. Something like 20/400 plus astigmatism in both eyes. I've worn glasses almost fifty years, since I was seven years old. A few years ago, an odd thing happened. [more inside]
Help me look spectacle-ular! [more inside]
Looking for interesting, famous or otherwise significant examples of glasses (eye glasses OR sunglasses) in film, literature, TV, photography or other media (not necessarily fictional). Examples inside. [more inside]
Where can I find discontinued Armani glasses frames? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I saw Coraline last night in 3D. Now we have a pair of these nifty 3D glasses. What now? [more inside]
Do any websites that sell glasses offer ones with prisms? [more inside]
After reading this post: (http://3mew.wordpress.com/2006/11/10/eyeglasses-stores-are-for-suckers/) I'm thinking about buying new glasses online. What are some (online) places you'd recommend @ looking for glasses? Please include any tips and advice you may have.
Can you recommend some ear/headphones for someone with small ears? The ones that came with my old ipod always fall out because the earbuds are a bit too big. I read some previous threads here that recommended the kind that loop over your ear, but I wear glasses, so those never fit properly and fall off. I'd prefer some cheapies, as I'm not looking for superior sound quality; I just like to listen to pop music when I jog.
When I wear contact lenses, I get bags under my eyes within about fifteen minutes. I wear toric lenses, if that matters. Is there anything I can do about this, or should I continue to stick to glasses?
Can you help me find stylish men's sunglasses that look good on a very narrow face? [more inside]
Is there any way for me to paint my titanium glass frames? (And be somewhat durable and look decent.) [more inside]
I'm seeing annoying reflections of lights around the lenses of my new glasses. Are the frames causing this or something else? [more inside]
HalloweenCostumeFilter: Girl, glass, freckles, CHEAP! [more inside]
Glasses Filter: How do I put a lens back into frames without a bottom rim? [more inside]
How do I get used to these new glasses? [more inside]
Glasses-and-contacts wearers: I've just been outfitted with my first pair of distance-vision specs, and the world is crystal clear again. The problem is, everything in a 1 meter radius is a blur. What to do? [more inside]
I've just bought a pair of Clic glasses that open at the centre of the frame, held together by a magnet. Is there any reason why I wouldn't want a Neodymium magnet on the bridge of my nose?
In Possiblities, among other places, Herbie Hancock wears these slightly tinted, curved glasses, which come to a bit of a point right over his nose. My question, is where can I find a pair? [more inside]
Can anyone suggest an online cheap eyeglass place that has sunglass-style frames? [more inside]
When and why did it become the convention that blind people would wear dark glasses? Would the purpose be to hide the eyes or to act as a signifier of blindness? Is it something that is done less these days and what are the reasons why?
What is wrong with my nauseating (but clear) glasses which do not preserve shape throughout the field of vision? [more inside]
GlassesFilter: Is this disorientation from my new glasses going to go away? [more inside]
An article was published in a major publication in the last couple years which linked vision problems with mental health disorders. [more inside]
I have an existing pair of glasses frames I'd like to get fitted with prescription lenses. I've done entirely too much research, and I still have questions! [more inside]
Does Illinois have a law requiring vision professionals (optometrists in particular) to release spectacles (glasses) prescriptions to the patient? Contact lens prescriptions? [more inside]
Classic 50's scientist: I'm trying to find a pair of eyeglass frames just like #6 on this page. I don't care if they're vintage or new, but they have to be able to handle contemporary prescription lenses.
I just got reading glasses progressively bi-focaled into my regular distance glasses, for the first time ever. This was necessary according to my doctor but I can't figure out how to use them. I'm asking you all if there's a way to know if it's me or if it's the glasses. [more inside]
Glasses filter. I bought my frames at Lenscrafters, but had the prescription filled, and the lenses put in the frames, by a doctor in my hometown. The lenses are the progressive type. My doctor mailed the finished glasses back, and left the markings on the lenses which help with adjusting and fitting the lenses the first time. After the first time fitting you erase the markings with acetone. Can I trust Lenscrafters to fit and adjust these? [more inside]
[Eyeglasses] Anti-scratch coatings deteriorate after a couple of years. Anyone found durable coatings? [more inside]
I suspect I need computer glasses, but want to solve a few problems from the last time. [more inside]
Where can I find square-shaped champagne flutes? [more inside]
Eyeglasses (worn under goggles) fogging up during skiing. Any suggestions/tips? [more inside]
Jaeger glasses breaking, looking for parts...(and vocabulary) [more inside]
Where do you get your cheap or inexpensive reading glasses? The ones with a scratch resistant lens that are priced so you can buy a half dozen pairs and leave them laying around your life? The cheapos from the hardware store 3.99 or so are good for price but they always scratch right in the center of the lens rendering them useless except for emergencys. The frame can be pretty weak too. This thread had good answers for scratch resistance but no sources for purchase either on line or off.
Can I get a pair of prescription glasses converted to prescription sunglasses, without buying new lenses? [more inside]
What's so special about the hot sand that opticians use? Do I need this to make adjustments to my glasses frames? [more inside]
Help me find a certain juice glass... [more inside]
I love these glasses, except that they're too narrow for my face! Any sources for larger versions of that frame? Or failing that, does this style of frame have a more specific name than "plastic half-rim"? [more inside]
I want to buy funky plates and cups (different for each place setting) The more eclectic and weird, the better. Do you have a favorite plates/cup that you got online that are cheap, funny, and safe for human consumption?(no traces of any chemicals that may cause blindness, irritability, etc..)
Where can I get great glasses frames in LA? [more inside]
What are the technical obstacles to making 'smart' spectacles which would function like the lenses in the human eye? [more inside]
Is it possible to undo 'clouding' on cellulose acetate and plastic eyeglass frames? [more inside]
I'm trying to order glasses online, but I'm confused. [more inside]
How do I stop my eyeglasses from getting so dirty in the first place? [more inside]
How can I get the logo off of my eyeglass frames without damaging them? [more inside]
I need new glasses. My style sense is atrocious... how can I find out what frames are in fashion, and which of those suit my overall look? [more inside]
Does anyone know what's going on with Zenni Optical's website? I found that site from a Metafilter post a while back. I've been trying to access it for a few days now to check on my order and it's borked.
My employer does not provide vision insurance -and I wear glasses for nearsightedness. The way I see it, I have three options - 1) Use the Lenscrafters coupons in the Sunday paper, 2) Use my AAA member card for a discount at Lenscrafters, 3) Use the measly 20% vision discount I have available as a member of BlueShield, or 4) Sign up for independent vision coverage through a plan like VSP. Is anyone else in a similar boat? What do you use? What do you recommend and advise against using?
Why am I always sleepy when I wear my glasses? [more inside]