Tell me what I need to know about buying eyeglasses for the first time so I ask the right questions and don't buy things I don't need. Cost is not really a factor, though; I'd rather do this right and not skimp (and regret it later). Bonus if you can recommend a specific place to go in Milwaukee. I do not want to order online. [more inside]
All my life, I've had perfect vision. I'm 44, and finally starting to feel like I need vision correction of some sort. Glasses? Contacts? Unlock these mysteries for me, please. [more inside]
Will splitting the difference between distance and near pupillary distance make my glasses easier to use? [more inside]
I know it takes time to get used to progressive lenses, but after a day with my first pair I don't know if I want to get used them. Please help me understand what will change as I adjust and what is a permanent part of living with progressive lenses. I'd like some perspective before going back to the optometrist. [more inside]
Where might I find glasses like these? [more inside]
Why are there two different methods (positive and negative) for recording astigmatism? [more inside]
Can I have a glasses store put near-sighted lenses in cheap reading glasses? Is there another way to get cheap glasses for my small face? [more inside]
Is there a 21st century hi-tech optometry system that will give me both more accurate eyeglass prescription and more precise corrective lenses? [more inside]
I have a bifocals prescription, but what I want are two separate pairs of glasses. Which bits of my prescription should I give Zenni to produce reading glasses that will actually work? [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.
Walk me through getting prescription glasses online, please. [more inside]
I'm considering wearing contact lenses again in lieu of eyeglasses to make working with camera viewfinders easier. I've worn glasses since i was a kid. Got the usual array of problems: Nearsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia. Currently wear progressive lenses in my glasses. However, I find reading with my progressive lenses is unpleasant, so I usually take them off. I use a separate pair of glasses for computer work. I was fitted with a test pair of soft monovision lenses last week. They're not going to work. Close vision -- within arm's reach -- is unacceptable. I told the clinician I wanted contacts to provide vision correction at least as good as my glasses. I want any contacts I wear to work at distance vision, close vision, reading, driving, computer work, etc. She replied that I wouldn't get that with contacts. Is she right?
[WhatISThatFilter] What is the make and model of the eyeglasses Danny Gokey wore on the March 17th episode of American Idol? [more inside]
Is it normal for eyeglasses to make one feel much, much shorter? [more inside]
Do reading glasses make you become more farsighted? [more inside]
A question about eyeglasses, and range of eye movement. [more inside]