so getting geeky glasses ...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by drunksunflower, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. drunksunflower macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2006
    i just read an archived thread here on glasses.

    i've also read the drunk thread :)

    but yea

    been having major contacts problems - spend a lot of time on the computer - eye doc warned i needed to wear glasses more (but vanity meant i never got them ...)

    so now i have sandpaper painful eyes no matter what solution i use ... negative 3.5 and 3.75 contacts vision.

    do i need to wear glasses full time and if so, any hints on adjustment to this/frames/etc?
    :) very poo about this!!!!
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    You should get a full face motorbike helmet with a modified visor for added zoom. They're pretty robust and they look really cool if you happen to be straddling a motorbike.

    In all seriousness, listen to your optometrist. Good luck with it and hopefully you'll find something that helps your sight and looks good. FWIW, I have nigh-on perfect sight but would love to get some trendy frames because they can look very hot. :)
  3. spicyapple macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2006
    Are you using video iChat a lot, while on your computer?

    To be honest, if you're walking around worrying people will think you look geeky, you give yourself to much credit. Most people are too self-absorbed in themselves to worry what others look like.
  4. ~L~ macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2006
    I first hesitated to get glasses because of vanity as well, but my advice is go to a few opticians, have a look about for any nice frames and compare prices.

    Designer frames will be higher in price of course, but probably cheaper than contacts in the long run. Plus, you could always keep a few daily lenses for playing sports and whatnot anyway.
  5. calculus Guest


    Dec 12, 2005
    Well, speaking as a militant spectacles wearer I'd say go and pick yourself some nice frames. The truly great thing about wearing glasses all the time is that you can take them off and everybody just sort of goes away!
  6. MultiM macrumors 6502


    May 9, 2006
    TO. I've moved!
    How much is your eyesight worth to you? Suck it up and get glasses. Nobody is going to care and quite frankly they can be an excellent accessory if you're that vain. Good grief!
  7. drunksunflower thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2006
    yea i AM that vain :(

    but yea its actually horrid having bad vision ... i can't get laser for a wee while either (been advised it is best to wait till you're in 30s cos of hormones changing with babies, etc).

    I dont have anything in today and i am just bumbling around ... silly huh??

    Any suggestions on hot frames then ... seeing as I'll be wearing them all the time I need nice ones ... i have blue eyes and very dark hair and a creamy/pale complexion.

    Advice appreciated!
  8. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2003
    New England
    Pics are needed! How can we offer good advice without them?

    Anyway, I have been wearing glasses for ~20 years now. At work I am required to wear safety glasses. The incredible ones I have are here. Just imagine them with the brow guard eyeshields. The added benefit of them is that people think you are much smarter than you really are and my kids have one more reason to be embarassed by their father.
  9. drunksunflower thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2006
    heh ... i need sexy and cute!

    i'm going to make the appointment on Monday ...

    So need some advice on what might suit me.

    Completely blind today, it's awful :( tried to put lenses in and eyes were so sore i had to take them out within half an hour.
  10. Kingsly macrumors 68040


    This may be a little O/T, but how can you type?

    Just wondering.

    Also, if your worried, just remember that the only Smilie with glasses is the 'cool' one. :cool:
  11. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    Yes, always listen to your optometrist- he/she is only looking out for your best interest. :)
  12. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2006
    Does NO ONE type by touch anymore? I know I can type perfectly fine without looking at the keyboard.

    Anyway, to the OP: I thought my world would come to an end when I got glasses (I had hearing aids already, so I was not winning points for coolness). But then I realized that I REALLY like the way I look with glasses. Give them a try. They may take some adjustment, but you might learn to like them.
  13. Spaceman Spiff macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2003
    Erm, do you have to look at your keyboard to type? I'd guess that like me, the OP can simply type without looking at the keyboard. By feel. I have contact lenses, but I'm often on the computer without them. Early in the morning I rarely have them in, but I can still see the computer fine (I'm nearsighted).

    I'd wear my glasses more often if they weren't bent out of shape and mighty uncomfortable to wear now.
  14. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816


    Jan 14, 2006
    New York City
    Glasses can be very cute (and trendy) on a guy/gal depending on the style. As opposed to days when I grew up in the early 80's when kids who wore glasses were teased. Whatever you do, don't buy a pair just based on yours or the optometrists opinion. Bring a friend, or ask customers in the store for honest advice.

    My experiences are this: I have extremely poor vision. I've been wearing glasses since I was 8, but when I turned 13 got contact lenses. Wore those for till I was around 24 then I started developing problems with my eyes. So eventually doctors said my eyes are rejecting contact lenses (its rare) and as much as I loved contacts I had to resort to glasses for probably forever.

    Needless to say, I bought new glasses (librarian looking black frames) and actually like how they look and most people say I look better with glasses on than off. Though my vision was always much better with contacts I'm happy with glasses for now. Also have perscription sunglasses too. :cool:
  15. Kingsly macrumors 68040


    Excuse me, I wasn't clear:

    How can you read this thread and respond?

    Still, I think glasses are cool of you get the right frames.
  16. drunksunflower thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2006
    oh i touch type - but my close up vision is fine.

    it is distance ... e.g. tv is a blur.

    it would be cool to just have to put glasses on rather than fuss around with lenses i guess.

    i need frames suggestions!:cool:
  17. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816


    Jan 14, 2006
    New York City
    Like it was mentioned, a photo for reference would be nice. Not every frame is flattering to every face ie: skin color, face shape, eye shape, hair style, age, etc...
  18. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    I wear a pair of Dolce & Gabbana half-frames (frame on top, wire on bottom of the lenses) very light, very thin and they suit me down to the ground. I hate not wearing them despite that my vision is not all that bad. I reckon I look better with them on than I do with them off.

    They were pretty exxy though A$600+ including anti-reflection lenses.

    Here's a pic of them, that's not me though.

    They're nice and flexible too, I have a 62cm head so I can't wear a lot of frames, they're mostly too small so I either need thick temple pieces with those spring-loaded hinges or flexible ones.
  19. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2006
    N'Albany, Indiana
    sorry contacts didnt work out for ya. been wearin em since i was 9. I've had this pair on for 1 month straight. awake and asleep. they're only supposed to be 2-week disposables that you take out at night. :eek:
  20. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816


    Jan 14, 2006
    New York City
    :eek: WOW! :eek:

    My frames from Italy, not sure the details but plastic type. I had to get special compressed lenses for mine so the lens wasn't 3" thick, as well as anti-reflection coating and scratch resistant. And I thought I paid a lot...which was about $200 or so. I can't imagine having a pair that expensive. I would never want to wear them I'd be too afraid. :D
  21. drunksunflower thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2006

    I've been suggested D&G ... i wear them for sunglasses anyway, love them.

    also DKNY.

    I have a heart shaped face if that helps.

    i really appreciate the advice, keep talking please !!! :)
  22. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Yeah, they were too expensive but they were the only frames my Optometrist had that both looked OK (very hard to get a decent looking frame on a very big head) and fit properly. Can't imagine wearing anything else now - they're so incredibly comfortable.
  23. drunksunflower thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2006
    and yea no lasik till after i have had babies.
  24. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2005
    I lost my glasses about a month ago.

    Then I proceeded to find the absolutely dorkiest glasses I could find. Nice, thick black frames. At the same time, I made sure that they did look trendy, and it's more of picking whether or not I want to wear them because I also have contacts.

    But yet, glasses can be fashionable.
  25. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    If you didn't say that wasn't you, I would have thought you were quite a good-looking dude. I'm not trying to pick you up, since I'm het, but dayam.

    (awkward silence), I think I heard that if you have a long, rectangular head, get glasses with rounder shaped glasses, and if you have a round face/head, then get square-ish frames. This is so that your glasses don't reinforce the squareness or roundness of your face. It takes attention away from these traits.

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