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[Jul. 31st, 2010|09:03 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
I made my annual trip to Edmonton today for my eye test, and it appears that I need glasses. I could get away without them, but the optician recommended I get some, and I suppose I should.

I know nothing about glasses though. How do you know what type to buy? How much does a reasonable looking pair cost? I'll obviously lose them/break them all the time won't I?

While I'm in an advice asking mood, what's the team's opinion of cutting old jeans down to make shorts? Is this still acceptable for grownups in the high fashion world of 2010?

[User Picture]From: oldbloke
2010-07-31 10:32 pm (UTC)
For long distance, near distance, or everything?
The lenses cost what the lenses cost, apart from do you want glass or plastic or thin plastic, and do you want then coated. The real expense is in the frames. Which is why I spent some years in the basic NHS style frame (not unfashionable at the time)
I'm not convinced about the coatings, unless you do a lot of night-time driving in the rain, when glare is an issue. Plastic is lighter, but if it's a mild scrip the glass would be fairly thin anyway. I don't really believe the plastic is more scratch-resistant.
Frames that can resist being sat on (etc) cost more than it's worth, I think. OTOH since mine were always on my head the chance of sitting on them (etc) was remote.
Expect to spend anything from 100 to 500 depending on the scrip and the cost of the only frames you find acceptable. Consider getting the scrip then checking out frame selections at several other places. Including Costco!
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