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Spectacles

Post by ducky » Tue Oct 16, 2007 22:25

Herro, I am in need of new spectacles, and with half term coming up I thought it'd be a nice handy slot to go around and hunt for some.

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Currently hankering after these, so they'll look a little like this

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just feel that all black is a bit heavy, but I'm willing to change my mind, throw whatcha got at me. Don't want to look overtly emo, but I think those achieve a nice balance and are way better than the square glasses currently being worn by my peers. Also bear in mind I have black hair being Chinese. (Natural black hair>dyed black hair)

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Post by miss deepfreeze » Mon Nov 26, 2007 17:21

i just got me some new specs that are very similar to the ones above, except with wire rims everywhere but the top.
the frames were about $40 in a vintage shop and my lovely optometrists put lenses in them for me, without even breaking them!

i shall post a photo, eventually, maybe. they make me feel a bit like betty finn in heathers.

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Post by koshka » Wed Dec 05, 2007 05:43

I got three new pairs of glasses, it was a 3 for 1 deal, and I had a year to choose all three. I just picked up my third pair on the weekend, they're so cute!

The trip to 3 for 1 was prompted by my losing my favourite ever pair of glasses, I searched for a couple of months and never found them so I had to assume I'd left them on a table in a restaurant or something.

So anyway, picked up my third pair, happy happy, got home, switched to my winter coat as it was getting nippy out... and discovered my lost glasses in the inside pocket. Yay!
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Post by caramarydaisy » Wed Dec 05, 2007 09:38

i am a bit addicted to glasses. my ultimate dream would be to have a million pairs of glasses like elton john so that i can co-ordinate different pairs with different outfits and occasions.. ahhh.

my current pair i have had for years. they are rather lovely tortoise shell effecty ones. i have some really nice lulu guiness electric blue ones but i dont wear them very often. i think i would really love some greeny glasses next, but i cant find any. i tend to spend a lot on fancy designer glasses.. in sheffield theres a wonderful independent optomotrist where i shall go as soon as i can afford a new pair <3
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Post by humblebee » Wed Dec 05, 2007 09:52

caramarydaisy wrote:in sheffield theres a wonderful independent optomotrist where i shall go as soon as i can afford a new pair <3
Oh, where's that?

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Post by caramarydaisy » Wed Dec 05, 2007 14:01

just past sommerfields in town, heading down towards the moor.. on the left side, just before sportwise - has lots of lovely expensive glasses in, i love it!
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Post by caramarydaisy » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:28

WOE.

having flung my glasses onto the floor in a bad mood last nite, i must have trodden on them when i got up in the night, and when i attempted to correct having twisted one of the arms, the hinge snapped in two!

apparently unmendable, but i have had them for 6ish years or something!

LESS WOE

i managed to find some nice new glasses in my favourite spectacle shop:

http://www.glassesonweb.com/new_gow/sho ... =89840.jpg

i can pick them up tomorrow after work!
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Post by gumdrops+lollipops » Thu Feb 21, 2008 19:46

I recently went from heavy plastic to small wire frames, and I have to say, I am really enjoying the subtlety... (I still love interesting, face-dominating specs though)

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Post by Sylvie » Fri Feb 22, 2008 16:31

I've just been reading about laser eye surgery, but I don't think I have the guts to go through with it. What have people's experiences of contact lenses (and their different suppliers) been?

I'll probably still wear glasses sometimes, but it'd be nice to have the option either way.
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Post by let it ride » Fri Feb 22, 2008 17:02

I tried contacts when I was 14, and didn't like them then. I think it had to do with my general lack of organisation and all that.

Then I tried them again at 16, and I have not regretted it since. I NEVER wear my glasses now. Partially because I prefer it aesthetically on me, partially because it's just SO much more practical!

The eye-poking business is fine after the first week or so. It does take a little bit of time to get used to, but it really is worth it!

I order my contacts on http://www.lensway.co.uk. It is SO much more expensive getting it from an optician! However, it's still important to have an annual eye check-up.

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Post by Sylvie » Sat Feb 23, 2008 00:16

what light wrote:I tried contacts when I was 14, and didn't like them then. I think it had to do with my general lack of organisation and all that.
I tried them about seven years ago and couldn't get the stupid things in, but I really should try again as I hide behind my specs too much. Plus I look a million times better without glasses.
what light wrote:I order my contacts on http://www.lensway.co.uk. It is SO much more expensive getting it from an optician! However, it's still important to have an annual eye check-up.
I had my eyes tested towards the end of last year and they haven't changed since the time before (3 years). I think I might start off with lenses from my optician, just because I'm not sure which ones will be best for my eyes or what I'm doing. Then once I get settled, I'll probably order them online.

I need a new pair of glasses anyway, as these are bit scuffed now. I'm tempted just to get the same frames again as they suit my face and style. They were also very cheap from D&A....
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Post by let it ride » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:07

I think that sounds like a great plan! The contact lenses I wear (montly ones are the best by the way, daily ones are much softer which makes them harder to put in) are a brand that my optician chose for me. I have 02 Optix as they let your eyes breathe a bit more.

But for me at least, once I got to how to put them in quickly, it was brilliant.

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Re: Spectacles

Post by stolenwine » Sun May 18, 2008 00:06

i'm going to be getting new glasses soon (i can tell my prescription needs changing) but i'm not going to ask about that yet. my question isn't actually about prescription glasses, it's about sunglasses but i don't want to start a new thread.

so yeah. my current shades are some cheapo ones i got in monsoon or accessorize. i want some new ones that are actually going to protect my eyes/skin around my eyes. can anyone recommend a reliable brand? i want something functional as well as stylish. i don't think sunglasses actually suit me but i'm worried about uv damage and all that stuff.
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Re: Spectacles

Post by let it ride » Sun May 18, 2008 00:15

Of course sunglasses suit you! Everyone can look nice in sunglasses, it's just about finding the right fit and shape.

If you are uncertain of what shapes suit you, I'd try out glasses first in a cheaper high street store just to experiment. I'd go to an optician to buy a more expensive pair, but they tend to be in cabinets where you need to ask them to unlock them for you, so it might be good to be able to know roughly what styles suit you. I'm sure they can answer more specific questions on what protection you are getting. If you are worried about ageing-related type protection, nothing is better than good sunscreen. I wear it every day! Sunglass Hut is good for designer sunglasses, and Sunglass Hut has staff that, quite obviously, will be ready to talk fancy sunglasses with you.

My glasses are now officially broken: a screw on one of the sides kept popping off so the frame opened up and the glass fell out. Now that screw is gone so I tried taping it together but it doesn't quite work. Sigh.

I think I'm going to Specsavers so I can get two pairs. It's annoying because I'm only -1.75 the last time I checked, so it's not much, but I obviously need glasses and contacts for it.
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Re: Spectacles

Post by stolenwine » Sun May 18, 2008 00:21

yeah, i do wear sunscreen but i think i just need a bit of extra protection when it's really bright outside. i bought some big jackie-o style ones but i think they're a little TOO big for my face. i like the idea of trying on cheap ones just to see what looks good.

so do you recommend specsavers then? i've been so weird about doctors/dentists/opticians since i moved here. i don't even know what my current prescription is!
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Re: Spectacles

Post by RITH » Sun May 18, 2008 00:24

what light wrote:Everyone can look nice in sunglasses
Everyone except me. I'm not kidding.

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Re: Spectacles

Post by let it ride » Sun May 18, 2008 00:42

stolenwine wrote:yeah, i do wear sunscreen but i think i just need a bit of extra protection when it's really bright outside. i bought some big jackie-o style ones but i think they're a little TOO big for my face. i like the idea of trying on cheap ones just to see what looks good.

so do you recommend specsavers then? i've been so weird about doctors/dentists/opticians since i moved here. i don't even know what my current prescription is!
Oh of course - on a bright sunny day I hate being without sunglasses! I have about five or six pairs in rotation at the moment but am toying more and more with the idea of buying a more fancy pair that are of a classic style. My most expensive pair cost me fifteen quid from Accessorize... I've not been to Specsavers I'm afraid, it's just that they have a 2 for 1 offer on glasses and I like the idea of it. I will go there and try out frames before I book an appointment with them, to make sure they have ones I like.

I order my contacts online as they are cheaper, so I really need a check-up. My sister used to work for RNIB (Royal National Institute of the Blind) and went on campaign to give information about diseases and things you should watch out for. So I'm totally paranoid that my eyes are going bad or something!

I think I'd want something like this for me:
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I want them to be very opaque, I don't like them sort of see-through when they are black. My idea of a classic pair (for me) would be quite oversized (but not bug territory), square-ish, and yes, something like that. These are 81 quid though, from Ray Ban.
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what light wrote:Everyone can look nice in sunglasses
Everyone except me. I'm not kidding.
I bet I could find you a good pair. It's all in how you feel in them too. If you think you're going to look ridiculous to start with, you'll never give anything a chance. Or sometimes, it can just be that you need to try something that is really different from anything you'd go for yourself.

I wear sunglasses all year round (but only when it's actually sunny, and daytime) as I have sensitive contact lens eyes, and hay fever in spring which makes sunglasses necessary to keep my peepers safe.
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Re: Spectacles

Post by Miss 9 » Sun May 18, 2008 05:03

what light wrote:
stolenwine wrote: I wear sunglasses all year round (but only when it's actually sunny, and daytime) as I have sensitive contact lens eyes, and hay fever in spring which makes sunglasses necessary to keep my peepers safe.
God, I need them all year, too! Even overcast skies cause me to sqint anymore.

Sunglasses CAN look good on everyone, as long as they're tinted enough so I can barely see your eyes (if at all). I hate sunglasses that are almost totally clear, I don't care how many UVA/UVB stickers they have on them, they look funny and you are not John Lennon.

Plus you can spy on people with superdark glasses. And spies are cool.
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Re: Spectacles

Post by let it ride » Wed May 21, 2008 18:08

Fuck yeah. I bought these Marc Jacobs babies today. I was going for a similar pair by Diesel. But I am a wannabe label whore and my soul was telling me to buy Marc Jacobs. I'm a Marc Jacobs girl. NOT a Diesel girl. I haven't known a Diesel girl since 1999.
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Re: Spectacles

Post by bluespring » Mon Jun 30, 2008 19:31

label whore sounds fun!

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