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Old 01-02-2015, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Kansas
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Glasses? Isn't it the 21st century? LASIK or Contacts, get that lip blocker off your mug.
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Glasses can be cool. Wear them like an accessory. There are some brands that specialize in wild designs, multi-colored frames, all kinds of creative stuff. Get jiggy with them!
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As others have mentioned, contacts and laser surgery aren't viable for everyone. And some people prefer the look of glasses, as well (myself included). I wore my contacts exactly twice in the past year...once for my wedding, and once for another formal event. Upon seeing photos from both, I can't help but note how much I prefer how I look with my glasses than without.
Glasses have come back into style. They are fun and people wear them now without a prescription lens. I wore contacts for a few years but got SO tired of the maintenance and inconvenience. Went back with metal rims and they were not comfortable which is the main reason I would not choose rimless plus the fact that I am rather "rough and tumble" and I have seen them fall apart for others. They look good on some people but I think for me, being 60 years old, that they "age" me and most others my age. I just got new plastic frames from Zenni (they have a way to load your photo and try on glasses that is pretty accurate in how they will look more or less and the frameless were not good), tortoise shell on top and blue translucent on the bottom and I love them. Comfort and style combined is always the best choice for me.
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Old 01-02-2015, 08:20 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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Depends on who is wearing them - diff. faces look diff. with various glasses - just like clothes, there is no right or wrong for everyone.
This - as well as what's in fashion. Wasn't the nerd look 'in' a few years ago?
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Old 01-02-2015, 08:28 AM
 
Location: I am right here.
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I could get away with a smallish, rimless frame, but am told they are useful for a more minor prescription.
I have a pretty heavy duty prescription, but I can get it in thinner lenses. Shop around!
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Old 01-02-2015, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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It's true that oftentimes, rimless glasses aren't even available for higher index prescriptions with thicker lenses. I've been told this at multiple frame retailers.
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Old 01-02-2015, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Glasses have come back into style. They are fun and people wear them now without a prescription lens. I wore contacts for a few years but got SO tired of the maintenance and inconvenience. Went back with metal rims and they were not comfortable which is the main reason I would not choose rimless plus the fact that I am rather "rough and tumble" and I have seen them fall apart for others. They look good on some people but I think for me, being 60 years old, that they "age" me and most others my age. I just got new plastic frames from Zenni (they have a way to load your photo and try on glasses that is pretty accurate in how they will look more or less and the frameless were not good), tortoise shell on top and blue translucent on the bottom and I love them. Comfort and style combined is always the best choice for me.
I've been wanting to get some additional pairs from Zenni or Warby Parker, but since every optometrist I've been to in the past several years engages in the game of withholding PD measurements, now, which makes things a pain. I don't get why that's okay.

I also agree that metal or wire rim and rimless are less durable, and tend to hold up longer for people who wear them sparingly. Whenever I've had metal/wire rims (last wore them in the early 2000s), they haven't held up nearly as long as plastic.
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Old 01-02-2015, 09:39 AM
 
Location: I am right here.
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I've been wanting to get some additional pairs from Zenni or Warby Parker, but since every optometrist I've been to in the past several years engages in the game of withholding PD measurements, now, which makes things a pain. I don't get why that's okay.

I also agree that metal or wire rim and rimless are less durable, and tend to hold up longer for people who wear them sparingly. Whenever I've had metal/wire rims (last wore them in the early 2000s), they haven't held up nearly as long as plastic.
Take your own PD measurement. It's easy. I've done my own in the mirror, and I've helped measure several friends' PDs. Zenni has a printable tool, and they even send more once you've ordered.
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Old 01-02-2015, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Thanks! I'm currently without a printer, but am having my husband print the measuring tool at work!
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Old 01-02-2015, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Take your own PD measurement. It's easy. I've done my own in the mirror, and I've helped measure several friends' PDs. Zenni has a printable tool, and they even send more once you've ordered.
Yep. I ordered form Warby Parker and they let you measure it on their site. You just need a webcam and a credit card (to show distance perspective). My glasses were perfect.
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I've tried using Warby Parker's webcam measuring method, and it's hard for me to get an accurate measurement, because my vision is so poor (hard to ensure that my face is aligned straight in the oval, hard to see/click the "capture" button without my glasses and be sure that I haven't shifted my position outside the oval in doing so, etc.). Each time I try to use it, I take three or four shots to see if I get the same average measurement, and I always end up measuring between 59.5 mm and 61.5 mm. Should I just average it and hope for the best?

Either way, to bring it back to the OP, frameless glasses are not my thing.
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Depends on the person. Some people look fine. Others not so much. This holds true all styles of glasses though.
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