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May 3, 2007

Glasses

For the first time in my life I have my very own medical insurance, I hate doctors. But I love glasses and I don't mind the optometrist very much at all. I have had a fascination with glasses since I was very young. In third grade a 20/20 vision version of myself once drew a picture of myself for a "what is one thing you'd change about yourself" assignment. That picture was me, plus a big pair of brown tortoise shell plastic frame glasses, like my father wore.

Back to my medical insurance. So I've been having a hard time reading the monitors at work and I realized that it has been over two year since I last had my vision checked. It gets progressively worse as the years go by and I'm sure that one day I will be declared legally blind. This aside I am excited to both use my insurance for the first time, and get new glasses. I've been looking at tons of frames. I want a different pair for everyday of the week. I want to be able to base entire "outfits" on my glasses. But before I spend my entire life savings on a weeks worth of eye wear, I need to get a new pair. So I was thinking...

I might get lenses put into these vintage frames I have. I've been collecting vintage glasses for awhile, but since my head is so freaking huge I have a hard time finding ones that fit (This doesn't prevent my from buying vintage frames where ever I find them though). These frames do fit though, and I like them pretty well. What do you guys think? Anyone ever had lenses made for vintage frames before? I never have.

None the less the prospect of getting some new glasses has me excited as does paying my co-pay.

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Finally got a DS It is the best gaming system ever made.
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Posted by kyle at May 3, 2007 9:46 PM

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Do it.

Posted by: audrey at May 3, 2007 11:08 PM

i've had lenses made for vintage frames twice. it's no sweat. plus you get the frames you really want instead of the bogus selection at the optometrist.

Posted by: buckshot at May 4, 2007 10:13 AM

also, i have heard really good things about buying frames over the internet using your current prescription. This guy's blog is pretty convincing and I have had several friends order through the links he provides with good results: http://glassyeyes.blogspot.com/2006/11/from-3mew-eyeglasses-stores-are-for.html

I guess the glasses end up being between $20-$50
I think it is especially a good option if you want to have some variety in what you wear on your face.

Good luck! Getting new glasses is fun.

Posted by: jbethc at May 4, 2007 11:13 AM

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