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Ask me about Eyewear!

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by CityConnection, May 23, 2009.

  1. OmniscientCause

    OmniscientCause Well-Known Member

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    Little background I've alwas had a stigmatism and a few years ago my vision at night went away. Now I'm working 60 hours a week on a computer. So take those two maybe a small amount off added stress but it def isn't my blood pressure or diabeties.
     
  2. CityConnection

    CityConnection Well-Known Member

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    Astigmatism can increase and sometimes it decreases. I'm sure your eyes are fatigued at the end of the day. Consider getting Nikon's Seecoat Blue or Zeiss Purecoat. It reduces the amount of blue light and creates more contrast in colors, which is great for computer use.
     
  3. thebrownman

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    CityConnection, I'm hoping you can assist me.

    My Cutler & Gross 0935 in Dark Tortoise frames were recently adjusted and I believe excessive heat was used as the acetate has developed unsightly ripples on the temples and also some ghosting (whiteness effect) in these areas. Is this fixable? And if so, how? I believe I'll likely have to send it back to C&G to be properly repaired.
     
  4. OmniscientCause

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    Thanks cityconnection. What about waking up mornings and having blurry vision to the point where I can't focus on the tv that's 12 feet away. I also feel my eyes trying to focus more.
     
  5. CityConnection

    CityConnection Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a pic of the frame? Depends of the rippling. It could be the finish on the plastic or it could be the heat that damaged it. As well, the white is usually from the acidity of your sweat. It happens with age.
     
  6. CityConnection

    CityConnection Well-Known Member

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    With correction or not? It's possible. For a reason why it happens, consult your optometrist or ophthalmologist. Hahaha...
     
  7. OmniscientCause

    OmniscientCause Well-Known Member

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    Yea no glasses on, the ones i have help but are no means 20/20 for me
     
  8. StarterStyle

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    I found these in a thrift store and in good condition. Well, not the lenses. The first pic is from online, second is mine. These have temples I haven't been able to find online, they have springy earhooks. Are they of a quality worth turning into eyeglasses for when I eventually need new lenses?

    Also, the same thrift store had a pair that looked like it said Marchon but was work away a bit. They looked like this except the temples were red plastic and so was the front of the part surrounding the lenses but the part around the lenses on the inside closest to your face was gold. Are those worth a pickup and maybe eventually turning them into real glasses?
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  9. irishcafe

    irishcafe Active Member

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    CityConnection, I am looking to buy a new frame because my roughly 2 year old Warby Parker is worn out from daily wear. I have to say that the price on WP actually reflects the quality of their frames and lenses. They maybe a good option if you can rotate at least 2 or 3 pairs, but that's not what I wanted.

    Therefore, this time I'm looking at something better and can last me a while. Consider that I am Asian with flat face, what plastic frame brand would you recommend? I have looked into Cutler and Gross, Prada, Agnes b, Paul Smith. How are these brand's quality? Should I look into other brands? I am also considering Prodesign that you recommended on the first page.
     
  10. evilWagon

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    City connection, are you in the GTA? can you recommend a decent location with a large selection of 'good value' frames to try on? Some of the designs by Salt appeal to me, but so far buying eyeglasses has been one of those necessary evil's I put off for much too long and I want to change that.

    Also is there a good source describing the different lense options. I read your faq and I've searched but I find the overwhelming volume of information daunting. I just want to be able to make an informed decision.
     
  11. ma1

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    I really don't agree, my experience has been the complete opposite. It's disingenuous to claim they only have house brands. That's completely false. They have a few, and they are priced as such.

    I've bought a lot of glasses from them, and every time the lenses have been great. I've paid far less than I previously paid at B&M stores, have many more frames to chose from because of it, and more money in my pocket.

    I've sent back some frames because I didn't like how they looked, and it was free return shipping and 100% refund. Incredibly easy.

    I buy all my contacts from them and pay 20% less than I was paying at my optometrist for the same ones.

    They have a brick and mortar store in Toronto if I really need to go in, so a lot of your other points are irrelevant..
     
  12. CityConnection

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    No offense, but that is my opinion. As is most of my posts, it is simply my opinion. I can find tons of b&m stores in my area with better quality and pricing than Clearly Contacts. Even their contacts aren't cheap compared to a lot of retailers. As well, b&m have rebates on purchases.

    Everything is 2 sided. My opinion differs from yours, and that is okay. I mean no disrespect.
     
  13. CityConnection

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    Let's be real. Those glasses are fun. As a secondary pair, I think they will be cool to have. As a primary pair, they will need some work. I can't tell from the pics but it looks like there is some corrosion on the temples. If you're handy, you can buff that out a bit or put a clear shrink wrap over it. It might cause discomfort otherwise.

    The temples that are springy and wrap around the ear are called cable temples but in the pic it looks like it is a regular temple tip. Changing those would probably be a good idea as well.

    Those styles were very common in the late 80s and 90s. You probably picked them up for fairly cheap. If I were you, I'd put a bit of money into it to get them cleaned up and wear them. After a little buffing and changing the temple tips and nose pads, you should have a fairly good frame.
     
  14. CityConnection

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    Some brands (included in your list and not) would be Prodesign (nose pads), the NEW Giorgio Armani (from Lux on in "F" models which are asian fit), Danish Eyewear (nose pads), Paul Smith (you can get factory mounted pad arms on any plastic frame), Lindberg (pad arms), Kio Yamato (just a great fit), O&X (great value and fit)... those are would be my first choices. Not the only choices, but a good solid bunch.
     
  15. CityConnection

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    I am from the GTA. Pm me your area and I might know a place or 2.

    In terms of getting the best lenses, it depends on what kind of frame, rx, mounting, fit, previous lenses, curvature... in short, find a place you trust. They will be able to help you out.
     
  16. StarterStyle

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    Thank you for the advice. The cable temple holds my ears very well, so these might become a gym pair of glasses. Also, what is this shrink wrapping temples method? I've never heard of it.
     
  17. tv2177

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    Thank you very much!

    Sent from my HTC Butterfly s using Tapatalk
     
  18. Hirsh

    Hirsh Well-Known Member

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    I only wear specs to watch television, but mine are Fred, platinum plated, set with rosé diamonds.

    I hope they last the rest of my life because I love them so much:)
     
  19. CityConnection

    CityConnection Well-Known Member

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    My pleasure.
     
  20. CityConnection

    CityConnection Well-Known Member

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    Fred frames are well made. Pricey but well made. As long as you don't sit on them or fall asleep with them on, they probably will last you a life time.
     

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