the idiot in question is me. i have misplaced/set down/given back to the universe/otherwise lost my favorite, expensive-to-me, and sentimental sunglasses. [more inside]
posted by chasles
on Sep 3, 2014 -
Should I bite the bullet and buy expensive prescription sunglasses that I like and know will fit, or are there tips for buying prescription glasses online that I can use to find a good cheapo pair? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert
on Jul 9, 2014 -
It's sunny outside and I always lose my sunglasses. Can someone recommend some reasonably stylish, classic-looking sunglasses, that actually protect your eyes (UV protection and Polarized, or at least UV)? [more inside]
posted by cell divide
on May 1, 2014 -
Is it possible to get mirrored sunglasses that are opaque to other people, but clear, or very low tint, to the wearer? I can't work out if this is possible! Special details inside. [more inside]
posted by danteGideon
on Sep 26, 2013 -
What's a nice, stylish, age-appropriate pair of sunglasses for a 40-year old male with a narrow face? [more inside]
posted by critzer
on Sep 2, 2013 -
TLDR I need your help to identify a pair of bitchin sunglasses with no maker's mark [more inside]
posted by 70klicks
on Sep 2, 2013 -
As said, I am a woman with a small face and most aviators are too large. Ray ban aviators (3025) come in small (55mm) and large (58mm). The smalls suit me fine but I would like to find other brands of a similar small size that curve or wrap around my face a little more as the Raybans are pretty flat across, even though the aviator shape is perfect. Can you suggest any? I have some Marc Jacobs which I also really like but they too are too large, I look like I'm playing dress up. I'm in Australia but am happy to ship if I find something I like.
posted by Jubey
on Aug 31, 2013 -
According to my eye doctor, my $10 Target sunglasses need to go (he saw some very early indications of possible macular degeneration at my eye appointment today) in favor of higher quality sunglasses. He specifically mentioned brands like Oakley, Rayban, and Fendi as having good quality sunglasses. I'm willing to pay to get good quality protective sunglasses, but I want to pay for quality, not a name. What are some good quality sunglasses (either brands or specific pairs) that are worth the money (and not just the name brand)?
posted by McPuppington the Third
on Aug 20, 2013 -
How would you feel if your roommate asked you if you were on drugs because you were were wearing sun-glasses at night one day?! Is this a common American idea?! [more inside]
posted by MiuMiu
on Jul 31, 2013 -
Do such things exist? I was thinking $35-50 (cheaper would be better). Any recommendations for online stores?
posted by pibeandres
on Jul 29, 2013 -
I can't believe I'm using a question on this but please school me on something very basic, again.
For the first time as an adult, I own sunglasses that did not come from the drugstore and cost $12. Not very expensive, but expensive enough, especially for me, if you know what I mean. (And medically necessary.) I'm too cheap to even want to think about having to replace these in the next few years. [more inside]
posted by availablelight
on Feb 18, 2013 -
I'm soon going on a long trip to the tropics. I wear glasses for vision correction (-2.5) and need to figure out what prescription eyewear to bring. Should I go with contact lenses or glasses? (Also considering prescription sunglasses and Transitions lenses.) [more inside]
posted by lunchbox
on Jan 28, 2013 -
I'm a guy looking for sunglasses, no vision correction necessary. I like the sort of mid-century modern frames of a Warby Parker or a Classic Specs but, after try on programs from both, I'm discovering that just about all their frames are too small for my enormous head. Help? [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something
on Jan 23, 2013 -
I'm short sighted and trying to choose between options for protecting my eyes in the sun. Here's what I've come up with: [more inside]
posted by glache
on Oct 16, 2012 -
Can anyone recommend a brand of affordable and durable wayfarer sunglasses? Is there any reason why I shouldn't buy cheap Walmart sunglasses? [more inside]
posted by bluelight
on Jul 13, 2012 -
For my job: I told a customer I'd try my best to find a specific pair of sunglasses, model/brand, but I'm having trouble doing that. What sunglasses does Agent Coulson wear in 'The Avengers'? Picture link inside [more inside]
posted by JamesBlakeAV
on May 21, 2012 -
I broke my favorite sunglasses, and I am completely stumped in my attempts to search the internet for them. [more inside]
posted by popechunk
on Dec 8, 2011 -
I just got a pair of Ray-Ban New Wayfarers (RB2132), and I want to put prescription lenses in them. Is it possible? [more inside]
posted by smitt
on Sep 13, 2011 -
do you have a take on the quality/appeal of Mont Blanc for accessories like eyewear, wallets, etc? I seem to be running organically into recommendations for this brand as I find myself unable to afford the top makers in a category but I don't want to end up in a situation where I've gotten something that's neither reasonably priced nor extra-nice but ended up spending a chunk of money on no-man's land in between.
posted by the mad poster!
on Aug 11, 2011 -
My mom is having trouble finding the right type of lens for sunglasses. She has blephritis and a cataract. The blephritis makes her eye sensitive to sunlight, but she needs bright light to help her see through the cataract.
Any suggestions for the type or color of sunglass lens to help her enjoy her summer?
posted by Jandasmo
on Aug 7, 2011 -
Recommend some sunglasses and / or a glasses case, preferably under $30 that will accommodate both my large head and my tendency to crush and bend every pair I've ever owned. [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something
on Jun 27, 2011 -
What combination of lenses should I buy for my new Oakley Flak Jackets, for year-round cycle commuting? [more inside]
posted by genesta
on Jun 17, 2011 -
I'm a petite woman with an extremely large head. It is difficult for me to find decent-looking non-RX sunglasses that don't painfully squeeze my head. [more inside]
posted by arnicae
on Apr 16, 2011 -
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]
posted by gracedissolved
on Mar 13, 2011 -
Can you help me identify the brand and model/style of the sunglasses Ellen Degeneres is wearing lately? [more inside]
posted by MT
on Jan 8, 2011 -
I'm looking for a discount online glasses shop like Zenni Optical that sells prescription sunglasses with really dark tint. I bought a couple of pairs from Zenni with 80% tint (the darkest option), and they're not quite cutting it on particularly sunny days. Zenni has said they can't go any darker, so I'm looking for other options. So if you're happy with some very dark (or even mirrored) prescription sunglasses that you've ordered online, tell me where you got 'em!
posted by plantbot
on Oct 5, 2010 -
I have access to a UV meter
. Using this tool how can I test the sunglasses I have actually filters out the light rays that are dangerous. I don't have any technical knowledge to interpret the numbers displayed by the tool. [more inside]
posted by neworder7
on Sep 10, 2010 -
Is there somewhere cheap & reliable in Canada (online or by mail) where I can send my prescription glasses and sunglasses frames to be relensed in my own prescription? I have purchased some funky/vintage frames online and would like to have my prescription put in them but the local optical shops are charging $200+ and I just can't afford that for each pair of glasses (I have just purchased several pairs). I see there are some US-based sites (that probably ship overseas which is OK) but none seem to be available in Canada. Bonus if you can give me a personal recommendation. Thanks!
posted by 1000monkeys
on Jul 29, 2010 -
Ack - I lost my sunglasses just before I leave on vacation! Where should I go to find a selection of inexpensive (<$75) polarized men's sunglasses in Chicago?
posted by davidM
on May 20, 2010 -