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Most acetate frames will do that. You could investigate manufacturers who use higher quality acetate to avoid this discolouration, or use your current glasses as a "spare pair" you use for when you exercise, etc.

These are 56mm eye size, and beautiful, IMO - http://www.cutlerandgross.com/collection/Opticals/1135-Dark-Turtle-06/

Chances are you sweat a lot and most, if not all, plastic frames that you've had start turning white. In theory, it is possible to remove it. Sand it, sand it, wet sand it, buff it, polish it. But personally, I think that once the white is noticeable, it is time for a new frame. Whether the style is current or not, it's time for a change.
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CityConnection,

I finally realized what these are... They say, "ESSEL ARC 86". Essel was the firm that merged with Silor in the 70's = Essilor. So the only thing that came up in a Google search was http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-50s-eyeglasses-frames-brown-gold-filled-ESSEL-ARC-86-made-in-France-/130907869167

Wondering if you knew anything more about these smile.gif

Also surprised that you're still very active on this thread through the years, as the quote above was from 2010. Thanks!

That's all new to me. I don't know much about any of that, but thanks for the info. Cool to see that you found that info!
post #2583 of 2705
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WOW. First post of this thread was 5/23/09. Almost 5 yrs now. Awesome to see that people are still interested in this thread.
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Is it possible to get a metal nose bridge extended by a few mm to increase the overall width of the frame?
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Is it possible to get a metal nose bridge extended by a few mm to increase the overall width of the frame?

In theory yes, anything is possible. Will someone do it for you? No. It's like asking if you can buy a size 38 pant and making it into a 28. I'm sure it ca be done but not easily and it's most likely eaier and better to get a new frame.
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In theory yes, anything is possible. Will someone do it for you? No. It's like asking if you can buy a size 38 pant and making it into a 28. I'm sure it ca be done but not easily and it's most likely eaier and better to get a new frame.

Thanks. Figured it was a pipe dream.
post #2587 of 2705
Lens question: I have a low distance Rx and a low add (+1). My glasses are pretty shallow....typically around 32mm. I hate having to take my glasses off to read so I had a pair of progressives made (Essilor...dunno which model). Took a while to get used to it but now that I have, I find that my distance vision acuity isn't all that great (it was certainly better with my old single-vision lenses). Also doesn't work too well in front of the computer. After reading up, something tells me my optician should have used a short-corridor lens but didn't. I also should probably have a second pair with computer lenses made for office use.

Are my (uninformed) suspicions correct? I'm meeting up with my eye doctor next week to get my prescription rechecked and thereafter will go for some new glasses. It seems the opticians in these parts carry mostly Essilor and Hoya. I'm guessing Hoya is the way to go? Which models should I be looking at?
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Hi there - great thread!

 

I recently acquired these Iyoko Inyaké plastic frames and although the temples were adjusted to fit properly, I'm experiencing some pinching on the nose. It leaves quite a mark by the end of the day.

 

 

 

 

Based on the design/material, can the bridge be tweaked or adjusted to fit better?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

- Kent

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Lens question: I have a low distance Rx and a low add (+1). My glasses are pretty shallow....typically around 32mm. I hate having to take my glasses off to read so I had a pair of progressives made (Essilor...dunno which model). Took a while to get used to it but now that I have, I find that my distance vision acuity isn't all that great (it was certainly better with my old single-vision lenses). Also doesn't work too well in front of the computer. After reading up, something tells me my optician should have used a short-corridor lens but didn't. I also should probably have a second pair with computer lenses made for office use.

Are my (uninformed) suspicions correct? I'm meeting up with my eye doctor next week to get my prescription rechecked and thereafter will go for some new glasses. It seems the opticians in these parts carry mostly Essilor and Hoya. I'm guessing Hoya is the way to go? Which models should I be looking at?

There are many things to consider when getting progressives. Such as corridor, height, design, base curve, rx, use of lenses and so on. Without seeing how they fit I wouldn't be able to tell you what would work better or worse. A loose rulebof thumb: the more expensive the lens, the better the lens (assuming you go to a competent dispenser). I don't know much about hoya and essilor.
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Hi there - great thread!

I recently acquired these Iyoko Inyaké plastic frames and although the temples were adjusted to fit properly, I'm experiencing some pinching on the nose. It leaves quite a mark by the end of the day.








Based on the design/material, can the bridge be tweaked or adjusted to fit better?

Thanks in advance,

- Kent

You can get silicone stickers to put on the nose pads. If needed you can also get pad arms installed onto them for a more versatile fit.
post #2591 of 2705
What is the best way to adjust the fit of acetate sunglasses? The arms are too tight on my head and are giving me a headache.
post #2592 of 2705
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You can get silicone stickers to put on the nose pads. If needed you can also get pad arms installed onto them for a more versatile fit.

 

Thanks, CityConnection.

 

Being a saddle bridge, I wasn't sure if pads/stickers were an option!

post #2593 of 2705
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Thanks, CityConnection.

Being a saddle bridge, I wasn't sure if pads/stickers were an option!

Keep in mind that it is not a permanent solution.
post #2594 of 2705
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Keep in mind that it is not a permanent solution.

Noted, thanks :)

 

Is there any way of tweaking the plastic itself for a better fir, or are 'third-party' options like pads/feet the only way to address the fit?

post #2595 of 2705
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Noted, thanks smile.gif

Is there any way of tweaking the plastic itself for a better fir, or are 'third-party' options like pads/feet the only way to address the fit?

I've seen it done but wouldnt suggest it. Basically, you heat it up super hot and reshape it.
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