Branching from another thread, this is a pair of eyeglasses I ordered from ZenniOptical.com for $19 (plus $6.99 shipping to Canada for the four pairs I ordered):
I ordered the ones in purple/periwinkle, which I am excited for. I've never had any "fun" glasses because of the prohibitive cost, so to buy these cheap ones is very exciting.
I also got these in red, and the yellow pair below. The wire ones were only $8. They may break more quickly than your standard wire pair, but I am gentle on my glasses generally (when my dog isn't eating them.)
This website has a lot of information about what you need to know in terms of prescription, measurements and trustworthy sites - http://glassyeyes.blogspot.com/
I'd love to see what everyone else finds in terms of cute cheap glasses!
― mineminefusic (Finefinemusic), Monday, 13 October 2008 04:03 (ten years ago) link
Oh, if anyone wants the links to these specifically since the site is hard to navigate, here they are:
Purple - http://zennioptical.com/cart/product.php?productid=415&cat=0&page=1Red - http://zennioptical.com/cart/product.php?productid=504&cat=0&page=1Yellow - http://zennioptical.com/cart/product.php?productid=468&cat=0&page=1
― mineminefusic (Finefinemusic), Monday, 13 October 2008 04:06 (ten years ago) link
these are the ones i'm eyeing right now:
― highly theoretical, of course. (tehresa), Monday, 13 October 2008 04:07 (ten years ago) link
FFM i like them alot!
Tza those are both fantastic.
― Zangelbert Bingledack (ENBB), Monday, 13 October 2008 11:16 (ten years ago) link
isn't most of the cost in getting the lenses made?
― moonship journey to baja, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 05:58 (ten years ago) link
yes, but the lenses on this site seem to be wholesale price lenses.
― highly theoretical, of course. (tehresa), Wednesday, 15 October 2008 02:35 (ten years ago) link
Zenni says my order shipped today EEK can't wait! It's coming from Hong Kong, so will probably take a week or more :( My housemate has twice gotten packages this week and both times I got irrationally excited and then downtrodden.
― mineminefusic (Finefinemusic), Friday, 17 October 2008 19:33 (ten years ago) link
am i retarded or do none of these sites sell regular sunglasses frames with prescription lenses? they only seem to offer clip-ons.
― undiscovered cuntry (Rubyredd), Friday, 17 October 2008 19:42 (ten years ago) link
it's hard to find decent dude glasses
― Jordan, Friday, 17 October 2008 19:46 (ten years ago) link
i have trouble finding glasses: less so now, since they've started making narrower frames, but when i go trying on frames i can usually only find 2 or 3 that actually look good.
― undiscovered cuntry (Rubyredd), Friday, 17 October 2008 19:48 (ten years ago) link
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― ☑ (Pleasant Plains), Friday, 17 October 2008 19:57 (ten years ago) link
And seriously, help me out with this. Lenscrafters and those places are out of reach for my insurance dollars. The only place that will cut me a break is my own doctor's office.
Does any of that sound right?
i don't have insurance dollars.
the biggest rip EVER is the contact lens "fitting fee" - an additional $80 on top of your eye exam to renew the same exact prescription for a box of little plastic things. wtf. seriously.
― highly theoretical, of course. (tehresa), Friday, 17 October 2008 20:19 (ten years ago) link
Rubyredd: sunglasses - never noticed that about Zenni! Goggles4u.com offers sunglass lens tinting, I think on any lens.
The only insurance coverage I get is $50 every other two years for my eye exam (which cost $75).. that's why I am so happy that Zenni et al are affordable.
― mineminefusic (Finefinemusic), Friday, 17 October 2008 20:33 (ten years ago) link
i didn't sign up for our vision plan because i wasn't planning on getting contacts, although i'm going to opt for it next year since i want to have lenses for driving. i can't complain, though - my regular ins. gives me an eye exam every year with a small co-pay, and i got vintage frames from a local store for around $40. they recommended an ultra-cheap optician in chinatown who put in the prescription for another $40.
― lauren, Friday, 17 October 2008 20:41 (ten years ago) link
I just paid $75 for my annual contact lenses exam and another 100 for lenses only to find out 2 weeks later that I can't wear them anymore. WAH!!
OK, I'm still in the market for new glasses. My father suggested I get some frameless ones like "his girlfriend" S. Palin. I think that's the last thing I want. I would love to get one of these cheap pairs online but am v nervous about getting glasses w/o trying them on.
Tza - do you mind telling what brand those are?
― Zangelbert Bingledack (ENBB), Friday, 17 October 2008 20:51 (ten years ago) link
ENBB - I will provide full quality report when I get mine in order to sway you to the dark side :) I have tried on lots of glasses in the past, so I knew which styles suited me reasonably, and I measured the hell out of my glasses to ensure any I ordered would fit. Sadly, my gigantic head (proportional to my height, at least) ruled out a lot of really adorable frames..
― skeletal lexing (Finefinemusic), Friday, 17 October 2008 20:57 (ten years ago) link
the ones i posted upthread? i would have to check at home. they were on goggles4u i think?
― highly theoretical, of course. (tehresa), Friday, 17 October 2008 21:07 (ten years ago) link
zenni will do a tint on any glasses they do-- we just ordered 2 pair, really looking forward to having prescription sunglasses for driving.
― colette, Sunday, 26 October 2008 23:23 (ten years ago) link
yeah i saw that, but i really want a particular kind of sunglass-frame:
these are from smith, but are pretty much out of my price range right now.
― undiscovered cuntry (Rubyredd), Sunday, 26 October 2008 23:27 (ten years ago) link
― undiscovered cuntry (Rubyredd), Sunday, 26 October 2008 23:28 (ten years ago) link
Update: I got all the eyeglasses.
Good news: 4 out of 5 are pretty cute on me.Bad news: The optometrist I visited wrote a +1.00 where there should have been a -1.00 on the chart I asked her for help with, and trusting her, I did not compare the chart I ordered off of with the prescription she gave me. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Anyway I am going to take one pair to Walmart to have its lens fixed for $30, and mail the rest back (apparently will cost me $10 per lens, so $30 plus s&h) to fix three and return that one pair that simply didn't look good on me. Sigh. Lesson learned, I suppose, but I was pretty depressed when I tried on the five pairs in a row and found not one would allow me to see any more clearly than before.. I am going to write a letter to my optometrist in the hopes she will take some responsibility for her error and give me a partial credit so that I don't lose all this money out of pocket. Still, spent about $80 for the glasses and stand to spend around another $60-70 (after refund for the one pair) and that's still less than I paid for the one pair of glasses on my nose at the momeny. The quality is pretty decent, especially the plastic ones. It's been a long time since I had wire glasses so I can't comment on if those are better or worse quality.
Haven't got any pictures except for this silliness:
Me + purple frames = true love
― skeletal lexing (Finefinemusic), Monday, 27 October 2008 14:15 (ten years ago) link
oh man! she should totally reimburse you for her mistake, except she will probably say she doesn't have to since you didn't order the glasses from her.
those are cute!!
― highly theoretical, of course. (tehresa), Monday, 27 October 2008 14:18 (ten years ago) link
yeah I am pretty bummed that she could very well be all "I wrote it correctly on your prescription!" which is true but she was so nice about filling out the form and seemed intrigued about there being cheap options online. Blah. Plus side, the glasses came in about two weeks and they're all awesome! They're just not awesome for me.. yet. I hope to be able to wear the purple glasses for my birthday in two weeks, they're the ones I am taking over to Walmart for apparently three day service!
― skeletal lexing (Finefinemusic), Monday, 27 October 2008 14:20 (ten years ago) link
Lex I love those! Sorry about all the hassle you're going through but those are great.
Since I can't wear contacts anymore I got another pair of glasses:
You can't really see the best part about them which is that they're a sort of deep purple on top and fade around the edges so they're a beigy green on the bottom. I wanted something a little more bold and fun.
― Lil Nunu (ENBB), Monday, 3 November 2008 23:27 (ten years ago) link
i am having kind of a glasses emergency today and have to go get a new pair made, so someone please help me look at possibilities! http://www.lenscrafters.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/category1|-1|11151|10051|WomensFrames|10515
(store may not have every item there)
― ;n_n; (tehresa), Thursday, 6 November 2008 17:37 (ten years ago) link
i <3 your new specs, erica!!! they look amzing on you!!
― undiscovered cuntry (Rubyredd), Thursday, 6 November 2008 17:46 (ten years ago) link
yes I agree with Ruby those look awesome and I get the slightest hint of the colour thing you explained, I'm sure it's more obvious in person!
Tza I'd look but I can't browse image-heavy sites at work.. get something standard and reliable and awesome and then go buy a bunch of fun pairs online ;)
I ordered these on the 29th and they are waiting for me to pick up at the post office tonight, very excited:
― skeletal lexing (Finefinemusic), Thursday, 6 November 2008 17:58 (ten years ago) link
yeah at least the upside is that i'll have my script now and can order fun cheap things online. that is, in a few months when i can afford to...
― ;n_n; (tehresa), Thursday, 6 November 2008 17:59 (ten years ago) link
hahaha yeah I totally get that. having a copy of your prescription is so liberating!
― skeletal lexing (Finefinemusic), Thursday, 6 November 2008 18:02 (ten years ago) link
I'm getting frustrated that for the most part, I can only get glasses through my insurance company at an actual eye doctor's office. No online stuff or lenscrafters. So now I'm looking for an eye doctor who's got a decent selection.
This sounds silly, but is there any place online where you can upload a picture of your face and "try" some on?
― ☑ (Pleasant Plains), Thursday, 6 November 2008 18:24 (ten years ago) link
I read about the cheap online glasses thing a while ago and have been seriously considering it. My vision is terrible (-9.5 in the bad eye) so I wear contacts 95% of the time. My aunt worked at an optometrist's office last time I got glasses and said everyone checked them out when they arrived because of the engineering marvels necessary to make them wearable. She got them for me wholesale and they were still like $140.
Can I really get ~ $20 glasses in my terrible prescription, different in both eyes, with lenses that aren't an inch thick and super heavy?
― a better command of the mummy language (joygoat), Thursday, 6 November 2008 18:48 (ten years ago) link
pp, you are lucky your insurance even covers glasses! i don't have any, but when i did, it only covered exam, with a $15 copay.
― ;n_n; (tehresa), Thursday, 6 November 2008 18:50 (ten years ago) link
My insurance also doesn't cover glasses, hence my resorting to trying stuff out online this year. I do get $50 off eye exams but nothing for the frames or lenses.. I ordered five pairs of glasses and spent about $85 (US) all told. I feel the quality is *slightly* less than the $150 pair of glasses I bought in a store in Toronto, but for $130 in savings per frame I am PERFECTLY HAPPY to accept that. I am careful with my glasses generally and the plastic frames I bought feel every bit as stury as the old pair I have from Guess.
Joygoat, I do have a relatively mild prescription so I'm not sure about the options for someone with worse eyes, but I definitely have different prescriptions in each eye and that was no problem. Looking at Goggles4U suggests that you can pay for thinner lenses: http://goggles4u.com/detail.asp?PID=27215 - see the three columns you can choose from?What I like about G4U is the cost you see there includes frames and lens and shipping.
Zenni offers: Premium Photochromic lenses for (Clear indoors, darkens outdoors in sunlight ) $39.00 Upgrade to 1.61 index lenses for $17.00 Upgrade to 1.67 index lenses for $37.00 Premium anti reflective coating $4.95 Sunglass color tint coating (7 available) $4.95
I feel like I HAVE seen a place that let you upload an image or something but I can't find it. Maybe http://www.39dollarglasses.com/ ? Maybe they let you print out the frame and hold it up to your own face (which makes more sense, in terms of accurate measurements).
So in summary you may have to pay $50 for a pair, but $50 != $150! :)
― skeletal lexing (Finefinemusic), Thursday, 6 November 2008 20:00 (ten years ago) link
kind of awesome, but $389.also avail in black.
― ;n_n; (tehresa), Thursday, 6 November 2008 20:18 (ten years ago) link
So you spent $85 on five pairs of glasses, or $13 for each pair?
FFS, I'll get seven and wear a different pair each day. Hell, I can even reserve a couple of pairs as my "rough-housing" pair.
― ☑ (Pleasant Plains), Thursday, 6 November 2008 21:28 (ten years ago) link
yeah, I spent $8 ea on two different wire pairs, $19 or so each on two adorable plastic pairs (incl. purple ones upthread) and then $25 on a separate pair from Goggles4U ($25 included the "free" shipping; Zenni charged me $6.00 shipping for the other four pairs.) This is what I'm saying!
― skeletal lexing (Finefinemusic), Thursday, 6 November 2008 21:58 (ten years ago) link
xp looooove the first ones tehresa!
oh yeah if you look at the first post to this thread you can sort of see the other glasses I ordered.
― skeletal lexing (Finefinemusic), Thursday, 6 November 2008 21:59 (ten years ago) link
i just got my first pair of prescription sunglasses. ive worn glasses for 21 yrs. with drivewear.
― Booker van Permalink (Hunt3r), Thursday, 6 November 2008 22:04 (ten years ago) link
i keep looking at the photochromic lenses in office window trying to detect change, but they always look sorta the same to me. (they don't start clear, they always have tint, but they get darker in a bright car, then even darker than that outside. er, supposedly.
― Booker van Permalink (Hunt3r), Thursday, 6 November 2008 22:17 (ten years ago) link
so i ended up with a sort of rose colored metal with a plastic purple inset in the middle, and purple arms(?). i haven't found a pic yet and i'm too drunk to post a pic of myself but i will soon. so excited that i have a script to buy them online cheap now, though!
― ;n_n; (tehresa), Friday, 7 November 2008 06:41 (ten years ago) link
These are the ones I picked up last night! They're a little wacky in that the arms are two coloured stripes that are slightly different than the two colour stripes on the front, but I also kind of love them. I only ordered them on October 29th and they were ready for pickup last night, so good for Goggles4U for getting them made and shipped so fast! They were also a lot nicer to me, customer service wise - when I ordered with the wrong prescription (optometrists' fault, grr) Goggles4U refunded the full frame price and half the lens, whereas Zenni will refund only 50% of my total purchase price because they "can't fix just one lens" or some such crap. Oh well. Goggles4U also refunded my credit card instantly whereas Zenni is waiting until they receive my glasses (understandable).
Here I am:
It's so great to SEE!!!
― skeletal lexing (Finefinemusic), Friday, 7 November 2008 15:51 (ten years ago) link
i'm extremely conservative when it comes to glasses. it was a big deal for me to pick the dark pewter pair over one of the many black frames i was considering (thank you, laurel).
― lauren, Friday, 7 November 2008 17:47 (ten years ago) link
http://www.oftalcare.com/tienda/images/0VO3577__785.jpgthese are what i got.
― ;n_n; (tehresa), Friday, 7 November 2008 18:54 (ten years ago) link
Lauren, TZA's glasses-getting has reminded me to go to FF's and pick out some for me! And I should make use of my insurance in 2008. Maybe in a couple of weeks you can return the favor?
― Fred Dalton Township (Laurel), Friday, 7 November 2008 18:57 (ten years ago) link
totally! i don't need any excuse to shop.
― lauren, Friday, 7 November 2008 19:53 (ten years ago) link
are those from a store or online tza? they remind me SO much of the ones you chose at the top of the thread haha.. I guess we can't shake our particular personal styles!
FWIW I ordered a few pairs of more "plain" glasses than the ones I got in the mail yesterday - they just haven't arrived, and these funky ones had :D
― skeletal lexing (Finefinemusic), Friday, 7 November 2008 20:17 (ten years ago) link
lex you are so lucky you have a perfect face for glasses! jealous :(
― undiscovered cuntry (Rubyredd), Friday, 7 November 2008 20:17 (ten years ago) link
no no my dear I just take a thousand pictures til I get one semi-decent ;) I have worn glasses for such a long time though that I definitely feel weird looking without them!
― skeletal lexing (Finefinemusic), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:15 (ten years ago) link
― hot sauce delivery device (mh), Wednesday, 18 July 2012 16:18 (seven years ago) link
Jenny, you could set up a fb w/pseudo name, and make the privacy settings so that you can't be friended AND you can't be messaged - then you have total control. And you can set it so your friends list is only visible to your friends.
― just1n3, Wednesday, 18 July 2012 19:47 (seven years ago) link
I have no idea what kind of name she could use
― hot sauce delivery device (mh), Wednesday, 18 July 2012 19:48 (seven years ago) link
― carl agatha, Wednesday, 18 July 2012 19:49 (seven years ago) link
― hot sauce delivery device (mh), Wednesday, 18 July 2012 19:52 (seven years ago) link
SO my free pair turned out cool, as FB people saw.. https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/418223_10151065821418578_396312089_n.jpg
But the white sunglasses I ordered - I fucked up! I bought the wrong kind of lens. I paid $20 for transition lenses that tint to 60% grey, when I wanted lens (that were $5!) permanently tinted to 80%. They look SO STUPID on me when they are clear - they are these, but in white - https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/554598_10150964684402209_621669017_n.jpg - my eyes are tiny little dots in this vast frame. Going to test them in sunlight this afternoon to see how fast/dark it becomes but then probably sending it back, for only a stupid 50% refund n a $50 pair, grr. Then like a chump I will probably order them again with the proper tint. I can't believe I managed to pair more than I needed to for a shittier product. :(
― she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Friday, 27 July 2012 15:10 (seven years ago) link
Those freebies look fantastic!
― ms. cookie (carl agatha), Friday, 27 July 2012 15:30 (seven years ago) link
The freebies are great! They made up for the sadness of the other pair. Also, husband is going to order me a pair of his choosing (from a list of 5 I suggested) so I will soon forget the sunglass saga altogether.
― she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Friday, 27 July 2012 15:59 (seven years ago) link
oh hey, there's a freebie special for USians today:http://www.reddit.com/comments/pnmwb/hey_reddit_get_a_free_pair_of_prescription/
― she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Friday, 27 July 2012 16:03 (seven years ago) link
Hey do you remember when we talked about those glasses that have maths symbols on the temples and how we were like this is cool unless you're actually a mathematician (mathsematician?) and then maybe it feels kind of silly? Well, those same people now make glasses with punctuation symbols on the temples (colon and semicolon) and YOU KNOW WHAT? I want them.
― carl agatha, Monday, 10 December 2012 22:01 (six years ago) link
Yeah! I saw those. Pretty badass EXCEPT the nature of there being two punctuation marks (or math symbols) fucks with my symmetry-needing OCD. :(
― she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Tuesday, 11 December 2012 00:29 (six years ago) link
Finally got my eyes checked again. Prescription got worse. Picked out a pair of specs that I liked but wasn't wild about. They came to nearly $400 AFTER INSURANCE. What the hell? I did not buy them. Instead I came back to the office and ordered a pair of cheap glasses from Zenni. I mean, sheesh.
― carl agatha, Friday, 11 January 2013 20:55 (six years ago) link
These right here:
$29 with lenses and anti-reflective coating and shipping.
― carl agatha, Friday, 11 January 2013 20:56 (six years ago) link
I would have ordered some new sunglasses, too, but nothing they had was big and black enough. I'll probably get a pair of those delightful DC punctuation glasses one of these days, but I think I wanted to spend very little on glasses specifically to make a point. A point to no one, mind you, but that didn't stop me.
― carl agatha, Friday, 11 January 2013 20:57 (six years ago) link
No, good for you! I know physical stores have a lot more overhead but I am done with this $400 crap. Nearly bankrupted my poor single Mom when I was a kid. I think those glasses are very cute!
― she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Friday, 11 January 2013 23:21 (six years ago) link
Hello. I have stupid question. Is the pupillary distance measurement just how much/little they bend the wire over your nose or does it have some actual effect on the lenses?
I ask partly because I'm wondering how expensive it is if you get it wrong and partly because I have a wide nose and, idk, just wondering if that relates to anything on the order form really
― susuwatari teenage riot (a passing spacecadet), Friday, 3 May 2013 11:43 (six years ago) link
It effects the placement/orientation of the lenses, I believe. I fucked up the PD number on a pair of glasses I ordered online and they are miserable to wear. I am pretty sure it's unrelated to the wire over your nose, since that is not always bendable, depending on your frames.
― carl agatha, Friday, 3 May 2013 12:35 (six years ago) link
ah OK. Thanks!
Hm, this all seems like the sort of thing I always get wrong without knowing quite where it went wrong. Maybe I should just stop being lazy, go into town, and spend 5 times as much. And then find out that because it's 5 months since my eye test and I just haven't got round to buying new glasses until now (when the coating is disintegrating into little opaque spots on my old pair) they aren't right anyway.
― susuwatari teenage riot (a passing spacecadet), Friday, 3 May 2013 12:59 (six years ago) link
i went to the moscot shop and now i'm thinking about dropping an obscene amount of money on five pieces of wire:
fab fanny's had nothing in my size.
i figure if i'm going to go all in for the 2-300 dollar frames i may as well get the custom made english things, because then i can get them a mm or two bigger http://www.framesdirect.com/framesfp/Savile_Row-tekalj/r.html
i'll probably just get these though: http://www.eyewearbrands.com/designer%20glasses/polo%20ralph%20lauren/polo%20ralph%20lauren%20ph%201113m/polo%20ralph%20lauren%20ph%201113m%209001%20silver--black/.
― caek, Monday, 21 October 2013 05:22 (five years ago) link
hah sorry that you didn't find anything you like at fab fan's
last ace up my sleeve is online stuff: e.g., http://optometristattic.com/, http://optometristattic.com/7230_Optometrist_Attic.htm and http://optometristattic.com/7173_Optometrist_Attic.htm and they come in several sizes. but caveat emptor when buying online, i've been burned - not because the products were not sold as promised, but because you really don't know how they'll look on your face until you put them on your face.
shuron is a pretty big mftr of 'vintage' style frames (all new, obv) and i bet more than one store carries them. in fact, i think moscot does. other stores do, probably, and maybe more styles.
― 乒乓, Monday, 21 October 2013 11:10 (five years ago) link
ha yeah i actually found that website a few minutes after my post. what i need. all set.
― caek, Monday, 21 October 2013 14:26 (five years ago) link
Both the fishingline strings on my semi-rimless glasses broke within days of each other - I superglued to get through until these show up: http://www.cvoptical.com/OurBrands/BCBG_catalog/images/BCBG_FRONTS/BCF_ADRIANA_BRO_w.jpg
Tried some bright blue Chanel frames on - too narrow, and the blue was not a good thing with my coloring, plus frames were super-spendy (kept in a locked case should have tipped me off).
― Jaq, Sunday, 15 December 2013 21:44 (five years ago) link
xp caek did you end up getting those moscot frames? i've been looking at them myself
my problem is that i have relatively bad eyesight (-7.5 in each eye) and my optometrist advised against getting any wire rimmed glasses because the lenses would be too thick. does anyone with a similar rx have any experience with this style of eyeglasses? if i do go against the advice of my optometrist will they be uncomfortable and make my eyes bulge?
these are a few styles ive been interested in:
― diamonddave85 (diamonddave85), Monday, 29 September 2014 03:09 (four years ago) link
I'm a -7.5 in one eye and a -9 in the other and have a pair of these:http://shuronglasses.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/revelation-ebony_2.jpg
So only half a wire rim, and the lenses are at least 3x as thick as the rim at each side by the temples. Not as obvious with the heavy black top parts but might be pretty noticeable with thin rims all the way around. My eyes don't look terribly bulgy or anything though, but I imagine they might with bigger lenses like the top ones you posted.
Sucks having terrible vision cause all the super cheap online glasses places only go up to -6 or something before the either won't make them or charge enough extra that you aren't saving that much money over getting them locally.
― joygoat, Monday, 29 September 2014 04:15 (four years ago) link
nah i tried the moscot's on in store but the frames i liked weren't available in my size (massive head)
got a pair of these in the end http://optometristattic.com/7173_Optometrist_Attic.htm
― caek, Monday, 29 September 2014 14:17 (four years ago) link
yeah i'm finding that my rx is really limiting my options which wasn't really a problem for the last 10 years or so since i'd always wanted the thicker plastic frames. are thick lenses a purely cosmetic issue or are there functional issues as well?
― diamonddave85 (diamonddave85), Monday, 29 September 2014 17:09 (four years ago) link
Even the high index 1.67 glasses would be too thicK?
― 龜, Monday, 29 September 2014 18:00 (four years ago) link
i asked if i could get "thinner lenses" (cuz i didn't do my research and didn't know to ask about high index) and the optometrist said that because i'm looking at frames that would use larger lenses, the curvature of the edges would be pronounced even with the thinner lenses
i'm probably going to go and get another opinion from another store
― diamonddave85 (diamonddave85), Monday, 29 September 2014 18:17 (four years ago) link
Sad that clear frames are becoming a trend just after I had to switch from my own pair :~(
― 龜, Friday, 9 January 2015 17:36 (four years ago) link
clear frames can be very cool. i've also seen some wood frames (that may not actually be wood) that look pretty cool
― marcos, Friday, 9 January 2015 17:48 (four years ago) link
Clear frames have been a thing for a few years now, no?
I'm pretty sure I need... bifocals. Sigh.
― carl agatha, Friday, 9 January 2015 18:30 (four years ago) link
i am thinking about these: https://i.warbyparker.com/d/f/9791b6184a69b31a3c23915ce7ee3a060342b01c/1000x500
― marcos, Friday, 23 January 2015 16:16 (four years ago) link
I like those!
I have an eye appointment tomorrow morning and I'm super excited to pick out some new frames.
― carl agatha, Friday, 23 January 2015 16:33 (four years ago) link
yea i have one in couple weeks. figure i might as well take advantage of the eye care insurance i have. i've had the same black wire frames for a while and i feel like i need somethng new. you need to change it up you know
― marcos, Friday, 23 January 2015 16:39 (four years ago) link
I got these, in black - http://www.blackfin.eu/v10/blackfin/en/optical.asp?id=5PR673S54C396.
They are rounder than they look in that photo, but what really sold me was that they are super light and the arms are flexible. They are so comfortable! And I mean good looking, too, but I've never really gone the comfort glasses route and these are the best of both worlds.
― about a dozen duck supporters (carl agatha), Sunday, 25 January 2015 02:46 (four years ago) link
Oh and yes, totally, bifocals. The doc had me hold a bottle of eye drops with tiny print on the label and then held lenses of the proper magnification in front of my regular glasses and it was a fucking miracle.
― about a dozen duck supporters (carl agatha), Sunday, 25 January 2015 02:47 (four years ago) link
i just got glasses & they got scratched inside the case in less than 12 fucking hours. can I get them exchanged?
― welltris (crüt), Friday, 18 September 2015 11:44 (three years ago) link
anything else would be terrible customer/warranty policy service imo
― niels, Friday, 18 September 2015 11:48 (three years ago) link
they're from lenscrafters :(
― welltris (crüt), Friday, 18 September 2015 12:03 (three years ago) link
I take it they're not very good on service? My glasses broke bcz I was partying pretty wild with them, had them fixed on warranty by my optician - probably was some fault in construction that made them break so easy, still thought it v good service, no questions were asked.
― niels, Friday, 18 September 2015 12:11 (three years ago) link
how bad is the scratch? they're poor-quality lenses if they got scratched in the case (don't most lenses come with an anti-scratch coating type of thing??). if it's a pretty minor scratch you'll probably find you won't notice it while wearing.
if you have a simple prescription and lenscrafters won't give you a replacement, buy online - i've been wearing various pairs of glasses i bought online for the last 7 years and they're totally fine (just make sure you get the PD number with your prescription).
― just1n3, Friday, 18 September 2015 13:23 (three years ago) link
it's a small scratch but it's right in front of my eye and it's very noticeable when i move my eyes or my head.
― welltris (crüt), Friday, 18 September 2015 15:00 (three years ago) link
posted on men's style thread already but last week i got new frames (the grayish-brown ones in the photo, not the black ones in the back) and i'm digging them, huge improvement from the shitty black wires i've been wearing forever
ils thread for general menswear and men's clothing ish
― marcos, Friday, 18 September 2015 16:07 (three years ago) link
I haven't used lenscrafters in years but I once sat on a pair of glasses and they replaced them.
― kate78, Monday, 21 September 2015 05:00 (three years ago) link
A long shot but does anyone have any leads on what specs Chris Dercon wears here? They're not quite the trad round like the Oliver Peoples Gregory Peck nor the ones where the arm comes in the middle of the perfect round, it's somewhere in between.
― Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Monday, 31 October 2016 00:30 (two years ago) link
i'm sure i got a pair like that out of a cracker once
― Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Monday, 31 October 2016 08:43 (two years ago) link
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1810/7079/products/OQ602_Oliver_C912_Front_grande.jpg?v=1490161706^just bought these. the blue is more subtle irl
― sktsh, Monday, 17 April 2017 18:15 (two years ago) link
― niels, Monday, 17 April 2017 19:47 (two years ago) link
cool. this is what i wear
― remy bean, Monday, 17 April 2017 20:30 (two years ago) link
i still love my SEE glasses that kind of look like wood frames w/ a nice matte texture but i am really ready for some circle frames. can't decide whether black wire or silver wire or rimless but i am feeling a perfectly round shape
― marcos, Monday, 26 February 2018 20:30 (one year ago) link