Got New Eyeglasses Today - OMG, They're So Good!

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    Sep 29, 2014 9:19 PM GMT
    I had my previous eyeglasses stolen a few months back, at a lesbian bar, of all places.

    I waited, have been wearing my old pair, from a nice Danish company called prodesign, hoping against hope my Pradas might resurface. Nope. But I usually get reexamined and have new eyeglasses made in September or October anyway, and so that's what I did.

    Got Prada again. Not because I'm a label or brand fiend, I usually avoid designer-branded stuff with their inflated prices. But these really are gorgeous, I couldn't resist.

    They're half-frames, light as air. I hardly know I have them on. Progressive no-line bifocals, the highest refractive index lenses and ultra thin & light, with a non-scratch anti-reflective coating.

    You have to understand that most of my life from age 9 I've had to wear glasses as thick as Coke bottle bottoms, and always looked like a nerd. These new lens materials mean I don't look so much like that now. Naturally I always will be a nerd, but at least my eyeglasses won't contribute so much, why I'm so happy. icon_biggrin.gif

    I just share this for guys here who wear glasses. Maybe you have other brands to recommend. This particular optical shop is local, owned by a lesbian couple, not a national chain. But I like the very personal care we get, I've used them for 7 years.

    If anyone is in this area and interested in an optical shop please PE me.
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    Sep 29, 2014 9:19 PM GMT
    congratulations
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    Sep 29, 2014 9:25 PM GMT
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    Sep 30, 2014 2:09 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said Progressive no-line bifocals, the highest refractive index lenses and ultra thin & light, with a non-scratch anti-reflective coating.

    No trouble adapting to Progressives? I found them difficult, perhaps because my lenses, to keep them thin, are small and square, so there's not a lot of "transition" room. Plus I've found coatings tend to maximize rather than minimize distortion.
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    Sep 30, 2014 2:14 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidI had my previous eyeglasses stolen a few months back, at a lesbian bar, of all places.

    I waited, have been wearing my old pair, from a nice Danish company called prodesign, hoping against hope my Pradas might resurface. Nope. But I usually get reexamined and have new eyeglasses made in September or October anyway, and so that's what I did.

    Got Prada again. Not because I'm a label or brand fiend, I usually avoid designer-branded stuff with their inflated prices. But these really are gorgeous, I couldn't resist.

    They're half-frames, light as air. I hardly know I have them on. Progressive no-line bifocals, the highest refractive index lenses and ultra thin & light, with a non-scratch anti-reflective coating.

    You have to understand that most of my life from age 9 I've had to wear glasses as thick as Coke bottle bottoms, and always looked like a nerd. These new lens materials mean I don't look so much like that now. Naturally I always will be a nerd, but at least my eyeglasses won't contribute so much, why I'm so happy. icon_biggrin.gif

    I just share this for guys here who wear glasses. Maybe you have other brands to recommend. This particular optical shop is local, owned by a lesbian couple, not a national chain. But I like the very personal care we get, I've used them for 7 years.

    If anyone is in this area and interested in an optical shop please PE me.


    Awesome. I *love* the feel and view of new glasses, all the more because it doesn't happen often. This year I've been very fortunate to get two new pairs, one my first pair of prescription sunglasses.

    Enjoy!!!
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    Sep 30, 2014 2:15 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidI had my previous eyeglasses stolen a few months back, at a lesbian bar, of all places.

    I waited, have been wearing my old pair, from a nice Danish company called prodesign, hoping against hope my Pradas might resurface. Nope. But I usually get reexamined and have new eyeglasses made in September or October anyway, and so that's what I did.

    Got Prada again. Not because I'm a label or brand fiend, I usually avoid designer-branded stuff with their inflated prices. But these really are gorgeous, I couldn't resist.

    They're half-frames, light as air. I hardly know I have them on. Progressive no-line bifocals, the highest refractive index lenses and ultra thin & light, with a non-scratch anti-reflective coating.

    You have to understand that most of my life from age 9 I've had to wear glasses as thick as Coke bottle bottoms, and always looked like a nerd. These new lens materials mean I don't look so much like that now. Naturally I always will be a nerd, but at least my eyeglasses won't contribute so much, why I'm so happy. icon_biggrin.gif

    I just share this for guys here who wear glasses. Maybe you have other brands to recommend. This particular optical shop is local, owned by a lesbian couple, not a national chain. But I like the very personal care we get, I've used them for 7 years.

    If anyone is in this area and interested in an optical shop please PE me.

    How are you able to use half frames with a very strong prescription? Every optician I've been to never recommends half frames or frameless because of the thickness factor, EVEN with high index lenses.

    Also remember NEVER to go into a sauna with high index glasses; they will be ruined.
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    Sep 30, 2014 2:27 AM GMT
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    Art_Deco said Progressive no-line bifocals, the highest refractive index lenses and ultra thin & light, with a non-scratch anti-reflective coating.

    No trouble adapting to Progressives? I found them difficult, perhaps because my lenses, to keep them thin, are small and square, so there's not a lot of "transition" room. Plus I've found coatings tend to maximize rather than minimize distortion.

    I did at first, but only because the optometrist in 1992 failed to properly measure my PD (pupil distance, the measurement from your nose centerline to each eye pupil)). Mine is asymmetrical, the left and right eye distance slightly different. But the lenses were ground for a symmetrical PD.

    And so the lens center wasn't correct for one eye. Progressives are really touchy about that. You've gotta get the lens center perfect, right in the "sweet spot". And I do choose a frame style that gives some vertical room for the transition.

    And of course you'll never have the same peripheral quality as in a single visions lens, or with the old type split bifocals. I just got used to it. But once you learn to tilt you head, to find the perfect spot for your viewing distance, progressives are like not having bifocals at all. It's like before I needed a reading correction, and was only near-sighted.

    My golfing bifocal sunglasses are the old style, on purpose to give me ideal peripheral vision when playing. But I hate them for reading anything. Progressives are the only bifocal daily eyeglasses I've worn for over 20 years.
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    Sep 30, 2014 2:43 AM GMT
    Ugh, good for you. I need eyeglasses myself. I've been having blurry vision and headaches since I was like 9 years old. Now I can't see things far away.
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    Sep 30, 2014 2:49 AM GMT
    Kwokpot said
    How are you able to use half frames with a very strong prescription? Every optician I've been to never recommends half frames or frameless because of the thickness factor, EVEN with high index lenses.

    Also remember NEVER to go into a sauna with high index glasses; they will be ruined.

    Yes, I previously had that problem, and half frames like I have now (where the lenses are held by a monofilament very much like fishing line around their circumference), were not an option for me. My correction is something over 5 diopters.

    But lens materials have changed. Not cheap, I think these lenses alone cost close to $500 with the anti-reflective coatings, not including the frames. If you're interested I could try to take some pics. I also have the lens edges beveled & polished, to further create a thinner illusion. They really are gorgeous, these people I use are great, the lightest eyeglasses I've ever had in my life, the vision superb.

    And yeah, you never take polycarbonate lenses into a super-hot environment like the sauna. Even when I still wore real glass, well over 30 years ago, I'd never take anything but a metal frame into the sauna. Plastic frames expand in heat, that's how the lenses are fitted into them, and in a really hot environment the lenses will fall right out.
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    Sep 30, 2014 2:50 AM GMT
    kevex saidUgh, good for you. I need eyeglasses myself. I've been having blurry vision and headaches since I was like 9 years old. Now I can't see things far away.


    That sucks; sorry to hear it. If it helps, I hear any changes tend to slow down by the end of one's teenage years, so you're probably at a good age to get a prescription that should be good for a while. :S
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    Sep 30, 2014 3:07 AM GMT
    kevex saidUgh, good for you. I need eyeglasses myself. I've been having blurry vision and headaches since I was like 9 years old. Now I can't see things far away.

    Since 9??? What are you waiting for???

    I probably needed eyeglasses as a pre-schooler. But in the 1950s kids weren't routinely checked for eyesight. I joined a kids baseball team at 8, and was miserable, could neither hit or nor catch a baseball, a total failure. But yah know, if you've never seen well, you can't conceive of what good vision is supposed to be.

    Finally a school teacher began to suspect I wasn't seeing well, when I could never read her stuff on the blackboard. So my parents took me to an ophthalmologist. Verdict: I had very poor vision.

    I remember picking up my new glasses in late 1958 with my Mother, just before Christmas. It was already dark outside up North as we left the optometrist, and Christmas lights & decorations were out. I rode home in her car, and cried the whole way. I didn't know the world looked that way, so beautiful, so clear, so detailed, all those holiday lights I had never really seen before. What a great Christmas present!

    I don't know how weak your own eyesight is, but get examined without delay. If you haven't seen clearly since 9, the world you'll see with eyeglasses will be a marvelous revelation. Not to mention that it's safer, too, and you'll function better.
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    Sep 30, 2014 7:26 PM GMT
    When I first got glasses at 8 I'd flip them up and down, amazed that fields of grass were made of individual blades. My mom said she did the same thing as a kid, amazed that brick walls were mortared and composed of individual bricks.

    Bricks to grass in one generation. That's mid-century American suburban flight in a nutshell.