I've worn glasses for the last ten years, and ever since I've got them, I've experienced what I can only describe as minor feelings of derealization. Everything always seems.... a little strange with them on - it's as if the world is not quite there, and everything is slightly unreal. How can I stop this? [more inside]
Most Halloween costume ideas I've seen suggested for glasses-wearers seem to be either (a) silly/jokey one-note gags ("hipster [character]") or (b) specific, non-scary characters I have no interest in being. What am I not thinking of here? [more inside]
Interested to hear of others experiences using a machine to clean your spectacles / eye-glasses ? [more inside]
Are you in the UK? Have you recently bought spectacles online? Were you happy with them? If your answer to all these questions is YES, please tell me more! Plus any other advice or information about buying glasses online. [more inside]
My last few glasses prescriptions have come up with 0.25 dioptres of astigmatism in them in various directions (i.e. not consistent between eye tests). I've only had my eyes examined because I've needed to buy new glasses, not because of any difficulty seeing, but I've not enjoyed the effects of getting used to new astigmatism correction on new lenses, and can't help but feel it's spurious precision in the testing. [more inside]
I found the perfect frames for my new glasses! Unfortunately they are discontinued and I I can't find a supplier who will ship to the UK. I'm looking for Roxy 03
So, I have something of an eyewear fetish. And I'm looking or something new. And small. [more inside]
I am trying to find these glasses: Steve Zahn in Treme. Looked on zenni and a few other sites, but had no success. Thanks for any leads or advice!
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]
Where do you place your glasses when taking a shower? [more inside]
I broke my boyfriend's sunglasses while wrestling (no, really). I'm looking for another pair; shape is more important than color. [more inside]
So, apparently I need glasses. Where can this Canadian get the best deal on some designer frames? [more inside]
Looking for an online spectacles retailer (UK) that will make lenses to a very strong prescription. [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]
I remember reading about these spectacles that'd let you control their focal lengths by varying an oil film between two rectangles of glass that were held together by the frame ('oil inside the lens'). Links?
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]
Does Illinois have a law requiring vision professionals (optometrists in particular) to release spectacles (glasses) prescriptions to the patient? Contact lens prescriptions? [more inside]
What are the technical obstacles to making 'smart' spectacles which would function like the lenses in the human eye? [more inside]
Guys-in-glasses filter: do contact lenses make a difference to the social side of things? [more inside]
Do reading glasses make you become more farsighted? [more inside]
What's meant by, and/or where to get 'em: Steel-Rimmed Glasses. I see them mentioned in older books -- a usual reference is, frames issued to GIs during WWII. [more inside]
I've recently joined the ranks of the spectacle wearers but unfortunately, I've always been a member of the oily t-zone club. I find myself having to clean my glasses quite often and I can never seem to get them completely clean and streak/smear free. Any tips from the MeFites? [more inside]
I'm thinking of buying my next pair of glasses online. Does anybody have any online glasses retailers they would recommend (or recommend against)? And is there any thing else I should know before buying glasses online? I live in the UK but have frequent visitors from the US who can easily carry a pair of glasses, so places that ship to either country would be fine.
Spectacles only? I got a copy of my glasses prescription from my eye doctor, and it says "Spectacles only". I have an existing copy of my contact lens prescription, complete with measurements. If I keep the same numbers but substitute the new sphere measurements, can I order contacts with this prescription? [more inside]