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]
I saw the most beautiful pair of glasses today. They looked great on me and were a perfect fit when I tried them on. The only problem was they belonged to a stranger on the street. [more inside]
Eye tests: What's the purpose of the green/red rectangles with black circles in? [more inside]
Riding on the coat tails of this post, are there some good choices and low prices on Reading Glasses on the Web? [more inside]
I have a pair of cheapo aviator sunglasses that I love. Any way I can get the scratch out of the lens? [more inside]
Can I get by without bifocals, or am I fooling myself? I hate my Bausch and Lomb multi-focal soft lenses, but have hopes that glasses can be made to work. [more inside]
Should I get glasses/contacts or continue my fuzzy-sighted yet carefree lifestyle? [more inside]
Pressure on my nose from my glasses, even a very slight pressure, makes me feel like bugs are crawling under my skin. What gives? [more inside]
Why can't I stop seeing double? [more inside]
What are those things called that optometrists use to determine your prescription, and how do they work? (The ones where they say, "Which looks better, this... or this?")
Guys-in-glasses filter: do contact lenses make a difference to the social side of things? [more inside]
Does anyone know about these plastic attachment pieces that go on the ends of the temples of eyeglasses frames to hold tight to your ear? [more inside]
I am the newest member of the eyeglass-wearing community (or I will be when they get here in 5-7 days) and I have a question about my prescription. [more inside]
Where can I get tiny screwcaps for my glasses? [more inside]
I have one eye with great vision and one with extremely poor vision. I see fine with both eyes together. If I start wearing glasses now, will I have to depend on them forever? [more inside]
I am looking for essays on the subject of choosing a new pair of glasses at the optican. [more inside]
I'm thinking of buying a new pair of glasses and am considering two companies http://www.glassesdirect.co.uk and http://nuglasses.co.uk has anyone out there bought from either of them? And if you did would you recommend them?
Champagne: glasses or flutes? [more inside]
Where should I go to buy cool glasses (optical, not beverage) in NYC without breaking the bank?
Do reading glasses make you become more farsighted? [more inside]
Anyone have first hand experience with ultrasonic cleaners that they purchased for jewelry and eyeglass cleaning? [more inside]
(eyeglassfilter) my frames broke in half! Where can I find low cost replacements to put my lenses into? [more inside]
I want to get a pair of opera glasses as a gift for my wife. There are plenty to be found all over teh internets, but I'd like to buy from a brick & mortar retailer somewhere in the DFW area. Problem is, I have no idea who would even sell something like that. Any suggestions?
Optometrists and awesome frames in San Francisco: Recommendations? Ever been to Rims and Goggles in Pacific Heights? [more inside]
I need new glasses, and need a little help with choosing lenses. [more inside]
Just got my first eye prescription for mild farsightedness. The optometrist said my eyes could still focus on things fine so I didn't need glasses, but if I noticed eyestrain or headaches, then I could fix those problems with glasses. I don't notice eyestrain and only get headaches when I'm low on coffee. Is there any reason to go ahead and get glasses? Do glasses accelerate or slow any futher eye degeneration? [more inside]
Has anyone recently purchased "transitions" lenses (that go from clear to shaded) for your specs? I remember kids who had these in high school (this was 10+ years ago) and they always looked terrible- half-shaded indoors. I've had a few friends recommend them lately, though. [more inside]
Do I need Pearle Vision's special (expensive) cleaning products to keep my lenses from getting scratched?
Do I really need to use special cleanser for my new lenses, or is the company that made them just trying to get me to spend more money? [more inside]
My Bigoted Left Eye: Have you successfully treated your contact lens intolerance, and how? [more inside]
Several times over the past few months, glasses have come out of my dishwasher sliced into two pieces. The cut is always smooth, and I don't find any glass shards left over. This only happens with glasses--mugs, plates, etc, are entirely unharmed. What might be causing this? [more inside]
What brand are my glasses frames and where can I get some more? [more inside]
At 43 I just got glasses. They are very odd. How do people live with these? Please help. Lots [more inside]
Can just swapping out the lenses multiple times damage glasses frames if done properly? [more inside]