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Old 07-17-2009, 08:15 PM
 
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I was in search of a new pair of glasses and found a pair I loved--but they're the kind that's in style right now with the really wide earpieces.

I put them on and felt like I had two big blindspots--that my peripheral vision was greatly reduced.

My current glasses are quite old and have very thin earpieces.

Do you find the wide earpieces to be a problem in terms of your vision? Are they annoying? I would think it would be hard to drive in these.

I am trying to decide if I would like wearing them. They look so cute but the peripheral vision aspect bothers me.
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:27 PM
 
Location: CA
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I think you mean the "arms".

Anyhow, I have thick arms on my backup glasses (I wear contacts) because I have such a high prescription that it helps hide the thick lenses .
I agree too....peripheral vision sucks with glasses, but I thought that was just the nature of all glasses.... I can see how a thicker arm might make it worse though.
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:21 PM
 
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Originally Posted by kibblesandbits View Post
I was in search of a new pair of glasses and found a pair I loved--but they're the kind that's in style right now with the really wide earpieces.

I put them on and felt like I had two big blindspots--that my peripheral vision was greatly reduced.

My current glasses are quite old and have very thin earpieces.

Do you find the wide earpieces to be a problem in terms of your vision? Are they annoying? I would think it would be hard to drive in these.

I am trying to decide if I would like wearing them. They look so cute but the peripheral vision aspect bothers me.
The earpieces are actually called "bows."
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:48 PM
 
Location: SC
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Originally Posted by kibblesandbits View Post
I was in search of a new pair of glasses and found a pair I loved--but they're the kind that's in style right now with the really wide earpieces.

I put them on and felt like I had two big blindspots--that my peripheral vision was greatly reduced.

My current glasses are quite old and have very thin earpieces.

Do you find the wide earpieces to be a problem in terms of your vision? Are they annoying? I would think it would be hard to drive in these.

I am trying to decide if I would like wearing them. They look so cute but the peripheral vision aspect bothers me.
I just got mine 2 months ago. Very stylish, I love them. No problems with peripheral vision at all. I also love them because I hate those wire type nose guards on glasses, they're hideous looking, get stained with makeup, leave dents in your skin etc. These newer glasses have the noseguards built right into the frame, completely light much easier to wear in a Southern humid area as well.
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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I remember about a year ago I went in search of a new pair of glasses and it was hell. :/ Those glasses were everywhere and looked hideous on me and I didn't like them. I found that my peripheral vision was greatly reduced or the frame color was too distracting.

I'm a fan of the plastic frames, but I like them to be thin plastic and not thick like the styles all seem to be.

Like Mrs. P, I like the plastic frames mostly because of the nose pieces that are built in and don't leave dent's or snap off, plus the plastic doesn't get bent as easily as the wire ones. I've had plenty of wire frames in my life and they all seemed to bend or break easily while the plastic ones I've had the longest out of any other pair I've ever had and they survived a motorcycle accident and three summers of Paint Ball and AirSoft. :]

Good luck finding a pair that you like that don't obstruct vision!
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I have these:

Google Image Result for http://www.bestbuyeyeglasses.com/img/product.ashx/p?291975.jpg

I have no problem with peripheral vision, but I do turn my head - especially while driving.
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Whats in style now for eyeglasses?
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