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Glasses

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
What kind of glasses do you think I would suit? I've been on websites that tell you but i can tell whether my face is square or oval (don't ask :|)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    From the photo I can see that you have an oval shaped face, with a prominant chin and ears.....

    So, I'd stay away from anything too round or oval and stick to squareish frames. I wouldn't go for anything too 'trendy' because they can go out of fashion really quickly. I think you'd suit rimless glasses, or metal frames... not plastic.

    Ilora x
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oh your good, I was just gonna say contacts.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Possibly metal frames - the slimline kind.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I always thought you were female
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I always thought you were female

    me too
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I wouldn't go for anything too 'trendy' because they can go out of fashion really quickly.
    Yeah, this is good advice because (for me at least) I only get new frames after a few years.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I always thought you were female
    Why?!
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    JsTJsT Posts: 18,268 Skive's The Limit
    PINT-GLASS.gif

    :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    :lol:
    JsT wrote:
    PINT-GLASS.gif

    :p
    :lol::lol::lol:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I always used to buy designer specs at around £200 a pop. Now I get my prescription from the swankiest place, say thanks and go and buy my actuall glasses somewhere else. If you want to be able to change your look every day, you can get frames for £20 that look good and get a few different pairs, £5 for backup pair in case you sit on/loose/ run over too many frames. Also, shop around for the lenses too, some places add on loads of extras like light reflecting stuff. If you're going to be getting drunk/playing football/ not being as carefull as you could be etc. with your glasses you might as well just get the bargain lenses.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    how about really small ones?
    silly_glasses.jpg
    :lol:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    katralla wrote:
    I always used to buy designer specs at around £200 a pop. Now I get my prescription from the swankiest place, say thanks and go and buy my actuall glasses somewhere else. If you want to be able to change your look every day, you can get frames for £20 that look good and get a few different pairs, £5 for backup pair in case you sit on/loose/ run over too many frames
    Christ, I'd be the happiest person in the world if I could afford 'back-up' glasses :crazyeyes But, being the blindest I could be without registering disabled, it's a tad expensive to have multiple pairs to choose from. My lenses cost £250 as it is... :yuck: (Which is why I'd rather invest in a pair of designer frames, because they're the only pair I'll have!)

    Ilora x
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Actually I would advise spending more on getting decent lenses than on getting the most expensive designer frames.

    I have anti-reflective, anti-glare, anti-scratch, super-thin lenses and would say they are well worth the extra money. The anti-reflectiveness means that when people look at my face they see my eyes more than the glasses lenses. The anti-scratch is fairly obviously to prevent scratching which seems like a worthwhile investment as I don't want to have to replace the lenses before my prescription changes just because they are scratched. The super-thin thing is really good is you have a reasonably strong prescription so you don't end up with lenses about 1 cm thick! I think I'd look like milk-bottle-bottom glasses if I didn't have that. The anti-glare thing is meant to be good for protecting your eyes if you use a PC a lot (I think this was free actually).

    I don' recommend photo-thingy lenses (the ones that turn themselves into sun glasses in strong light) as they tend to go yellow and then not look colourless when you are indoors. They could be useful for driving though as changing from prescription glasses to prescription sunglasses can be a pain (and a tad dangerous). Sometimes places have deals on where you can get a second pair free or half-price or whatever which can be good for getting sunglasses. If you do get sunglasses too make sure you get a reasonably dark frame else they look stupid with dark lenses in.

    Hmmm... you were actually asking about the frames and I have just waffled on about the lenses. Sorry.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    katralla wrote:
    Now I get my prescription from the swankiest place, say thanks and go and buy my actuall glasses somewhere else.
    Why do you feel the need to get your prescriptions from the swankiest place?

    A qualified optician is a qualified optician wherever they end up working.

    I don't think the quality of an eye-test in say 20:20 (the poshest one round here) is going to be any better than one from say spec-savers (who are the cheapest place to buy glasses where I live).
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I phoned 20/20 the other day... strange coincidence :lol:

    Ilora x
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    sorry to hijack this thread but anyone know of any places that have good deals on at the moment im after a new pair myself

    dont wanna be skinted again having to fork out 300 bar for a pair of specs like last time :<
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Violette wrote:
    i'll make you some out of paper if you want. :D

    schweet

    just no dame edna stylee types :yes:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I get checked at the swankiest place, because I have more (false?) confidence that they are actually qualified to be looking into my eyes. The cheepo place I get my frames from looks like the back room would be a scary place with chipboard on the walls and equally ancient equipment. Ah Ilora, sorry for your pain, what's your prescription? My basic is -3.75 and I get my lenses for like, £17. £250 a pair would cripple me as I tend to get through them- about three pairs of glasses a year I'd say. I sit on them, loose them, have been known to take them off when drunk and not notice the change in blur! and I spend far too much time spinnig around upside-down for any pair f specs to last that long. What I'd like is a pair of prescription goggles so that I don't feel so nakedly blind in the pool, I don't mins while I'm actually swimming but when I'm walking to the pool etc. it feels unerving!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ooh and Miguel, if you can't find a bargain specs shop, you can try ebay- there's loads of bargain designer frames on there. They list them with their arm bridge and width measurements. If you're not sure what size you want- try on a few in the shops first.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    katralla wrote:
    Ah Ilora, sorry for your pain, what's your prescription? My basic is -3.75 and I get my lenses for like, £17.
    My prescription totals -10. I'm myopic and astigmatic :rolleyes: :impissed: Thus not being able to have cheapo lenses or even frames - I have to be so careful about what frames I choose because of the thickness of the lenses... it sucks, but at least I know I'm getting the best help and advice with it - I have to use Designer Eyewear specialists to get my glasses, because Specsavers haven't got a clue about -10 prescriptions... haha.

    Ilora x
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Rimless ones are cool if you don't want them to be a prominant feature when you're wearing them. I'd have had them, but I went for the ones with rim at the top, just 'cos I like this pair. But normally I wear contacts.
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