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My Four Eyes

My prescription is too strong and is causing me some serious eye strain. New glasses from a brick and mortar store are way out of my budget. Luckily, the internet is trying to come to the rescue. Here are some sites I know about that sell cheap glasses. Anyone know of others? What do you think of any of these glasses? My face is pretty round, and interesting shapes and/or squared frames work best.

You get the idea. There are lots of options. I’m paralyzed by the sheer number of options. Please help!


  • ecook |

    FWIW, every pair that I’ve had that have been plastic frames (like the venice and the roxy you’ve got linked up there) are always in a constant state of sliding off my face.

    Maybe I’ve just got an extra slippery nose.

  • jude yew |

    I love plastic frames. The problem is that they get bent out of shape from my rough handling. Now I’ve found that titanium frames suit me best. It’s a little more expensive, but the metal is sturdier and resists corrosion (important for someone who runs with his glasses on).

    But of all the choices that you’ve listed above, I like the one listed as “something with aqua” best 🙂 Oh by the way, always check if the frames have spring hinges. These frames last longer as well.

  • Andrea |

    Another cost-saving measure on glasses is to have new lenses put into old frames; I’ve had three sets of lenses in my favorite titanium frames. You might have to go to the store where you originally got the frames to find out if they can do it, but it only cost me about $100 for new lenses. Until I added on glare-coating for another $90…

  • Liz |

    I’m so not the person to ask because I bought my most recent pair of glasses while not sober.
    However, I like the plastic frames better then the metal ones, and I ranked them in three pools- Okay, Maybe and No.
    Okay: Roxy, Venice, Durham, Orange
    Maybe: Aqua, P085
    No: Dakota, Silver, Blue
    Yep, I’m sooo helpful.

  • libbyh |

    My family members weighed in via email and voted “not straight black” and “P085.” I guess I’m not the only one who can’t decide; a split blog audience! Thanks for the feedback. And Liz, your glasses were a great pick.

  • Molly |

    I once tried on glasses with aqua innards like the ones above, and I found the aqua extremely distracting. It was constantly invading my peripheral vision.

    The Roxies are shaped very much like your current purple glasses, and I think red would be superfun.

So, what do you think ?

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