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Ignored 08 Aug 2018, 12:46


 07 Aug 2018, 01:41

 07 Aug 2018, 01:38

Our prefered troll:

 07 Aug 2018, 01:29

The IGNORAMUS speaks again...

...except only HE knows what he is ignoring now.

No one else knows. No one else cares.

But The IGNORAMUS continues... to post about how he is ignoring posts.

Ignoring 06 Aug 2018, 15:46

What a pleasure to troll a troll.

And the reply is: the trolled troll isn't able to ignore the troll trolling the troll :-)

 06 Aug 2018, 10:25

The IGNORAMUS speaks again...

...except only HE knows what he is ignoring now.

No one else knows. No one else cares.

But The IGNORAMUS continues... to post about how he is ignoring posts.

Trolling a troll 06 Aug 2018, 06:17

Is an ignored troll able to ignore a troll trolling a troll?

Good question!

Ignored 06 Aug 2018, 06:13

I like to see an ignored troll suffering. Oh what a pleasure!

 06 Aug 2018, 04:40

The IGNORAMUS speaks again...

...except only HE knows what he is ignoring now.

No one else knows. No one else cares.

But The IGNORAMUS continues... to post about how he is ignoring posts.

 06 Aug 2018, 01:40


 06 Aug 2018, 01:26

The IGNORAMUS speaks again...

...except only HE knows what he is ignoring now.

No one else knows. No one else cares.

But The IGNORAMUS continues... to post about how he is ignoring posts.

 06 Aug 2018, 00:08


Swapn 06 Aug 2018, 00:07

On date with my girlfriend.. she always reluctant to remove her glasses.. when I remove requested me to give them back.... Her squinting was awesome... Lovely girl

murky 05 Aug 2018, 23:33

The post below is also the beginning of my frequent trips to the toilet,immediately after seeing,or trying on women's glasses.

If I can not make to the toilet, I can not control my ejaculation.If I do get there in time, I can handle it, if you know what I mean. In these cases I have often shot my wad all over my own glasses, hence the username murky, because that is what my vision is then.

It has gotten so bad that I have considered wearing adult diapers.

I am wondering if anyone else here has this problem, as no one else ever posts about it.

murky 05 Aug 2018, 22:15

This pair reminds me of my University days, the library had a box of unclaimed glasses, and it was on the counter, I saw this exact pair, made by Safilo, in tortiose shell,( Crystal veil has them in his collection) I tried then on,( weak plus) and proclaimed they were mine, and thanked the attendant, then wore them around the library, quite a frisson of excitement, and I could see almost perfectly through them, so I wore them to English II class, and sat in the front row, great view of the board, and then back to college, and at ther laundromat,later one of my female acquaintances said, " they look like womens frames, but they suit you" . Really made my day. A precursor to my first adenture into specs, 6 months later.

 01 Aug 2018, 12:45

Putin uses one on Drumpf.

Soundmanpt 31 Jul 2018, 23:29


You have aroused my curiosity, among other things.

You have repeatably mentioned Danielle's strap on, and I am curious as to wheather each of you now have one, or do you share.

You on more than one occasion mentioned that you can load it up to simulate ejaculation. What makes it go off?

I have read that Hillary Clinton has one that she uses on Huma Abiden.

Carrie 30 Jul 2018, 14:43


Yes, Gemma is now very happy that she has someone beside me to have sex with. She feels that her new hotie, and she have a common bond of being nearsighted.

I am happy that it has worked out this way, as now I am able to spend more quality sex time with Danielle, and on frequent occasions with Vicky.

Danielle is so experienced, and creative in sexual matters, that she just makes me melt. On the other hand little Vicky is so young, and innocent, and I really enjoy overpowering her sexually.

Soundmanpt 30 Jul 2018, 03:40


It is nice to know that you lesbians have recruited another glasses wearer into your den of perversion.

Now Gemma will have someone that like her is myopic, to cavort with, while all of you other plussies are doing one another.

Soundmanpt 30 Jul 2018, 03:22


It is funny how the photos of the curling champion made this old man;s dick uncurl, and allow me to stroke it, until it spit up.

murky 30 Jul 2018, 01:29

high minus. most beautiful woman i have seen here.

murky 29 Jul 2018, 22:48

THis is aleksandra Raeva, the russian curling champion.

I f you look at her web pages, she only wears glasses when curling, and they are probably planos, as the posted above shows. Good looking girl though

Likelenses 29 Jul 2018, 09:44

But what we really want to know is if you fucked the bitch and if her pussy good and juicy? I’ll be sure to mistakenly crushed Indian bitches glasses after sex. Damn that would be hot.

Swapn 29 Jul 2018, 03:37

Finally got a girlfriend with -6.00 prescription. Feeling so lucky because it's so hard to find a strong glasses wearing girl in india and even more difficult to make her your girlfriend... So so much happy

Jim Boice 28 Jul 2018, 16:00

Soundmonkey is an asshole.

.... 28 Jul 2018, 15:57

Pretty indeed. The power? Don't they look like a very modest plus - readers or hyperopia correction with just +0,75 or +1,00?

Sorry for staying anonymous, but with all this shit that happened here, I leave my name out.

murky 28 Jul 2018, 15:43

THis is reposted from Musicians, 16/3, but what a star wearer, everything just right

Upper frame fite twixt eye brow and lash, lowe frame complements fawline, black a perfect foil to the dress, skin tone and iris.

I wonder of they are planos, no mpowerings, and cut in seems minimal, what does the audience ( Soundman, Carrie & co think? )

 28 Jul 2018, 08:47

Don't feed the trolls! Just ignore! The best thing to do!

Soundmanpt 28 Jul 2018, 07:17

It's still a free country so you have your right to believe whatever you to believe. So if you don't want to believe me when I say that I have ONLY ever posted in this site as "Soundmanpt" that's your problem and not mine.

I have no interest in anyone that wishes to hide under the veil of commenting without any name or title at all. Those people are truly like snakes hiding in the grass to me. What you think matters little to me. The main thing is that those people that i'm accused of being know that i'm not them. So since I know that bi'm not them I have no reason not to believe they aren't who they say they are either. Like you, that's my option. Have a nice life.

 28 Jul 2018, 04:10

The last poster forgot to mention all the Wild Web Wankers. Scanning everybody’s personal information from all over the Internet in Facebook and instagram for hours and hours and hours every day and secretly re-posting private citizens pictures here without their permission so everyone can secretly whack off to them. What horrid creeps. Can anything be more sexually perverted than that?

 28 Jul 2018, 03:33

That’s the problem, mirky. Everyone wants to indulge their fantasies by making up fake characters or making up fake stories. No one tells the truth here anymore. LikeLensees is more concerned with posting racist and sexist comments. Soundmoon has some stupid dual personality thing going and keeps posting and then posting about how he hasn’t posted before. AMHG is greedy idiot who keeps trying to make money off the innocent people here by posting his ads everywhere he can. Add to that, all of the regular anonymous trolls here, and it is clear that eyescene has long outlived it’s usefulness.

Murky 27 Jul 2018, 20:34

sorry about my typos.I miss them on proof reading. Tom, what continent are you on?

murky 27 Jul 2018, 20:32

I agree Tom, it was a rsepectful site, where we could share our experiences, and indulge our fantasies.

I now feel diinclined to post, with the foull following comments, even using my pen nane

I have returned from 5 weeks in England, France and Spain, with some wonderful sightings, and a few conversations, if anyone is interested I can post them.

In Spain,in a store I saw some French frames, made by Vulliet Vega ( prestige), just stunning design, dont seem to feature anywhere on the web, though.

Carrie  27 Jul 2018, 11:32

We were hanging around with some friends last weekend when another friend turned up wearing glasses. After being bombarded with questions, compliments and requests to try them on from the group of friends it was established that they were her first glasses and she had just picked them up. She has astigmatism and slight shortsightedness. Apparently her optician was surprised she hadn't got her eyes tested sooner and strongly recommend wearing her glasses full-time. She said everything does look clearer but she feels a bit dizzy (not helped by the shock of being told she should wear glasses full-time!). She said the optician reassured her that the dizziness will soon go. She also got prescription sunglasses which I imagine she used quite a bit this past week as it has been yet another hot and sunny week in this part of England (although we have had our first rain in several weeks today).

Tom 17 Jul 2018, 15:50

I have enjoyed reading and posting on this website, and its predecessor, for about 20 years now. Never have I seen such pityful bashing and fighting as in this thread recently... Let us please not dstroy this site. I truly hope I can continue to view pics, read stories (true or made up), and enjoy videos here for many more years! This website is too good for specs lovers, let the dream continue.

Moonshiner 16 Jul 2018, 23:29


You must cease, and desist immediately regarding any false posts.

Soundmanpt 16 Jul 2018, 09:47

Obviously someone is trying to make things confusing here. 15 Jul 2018, 23:50 is clearly not from me, nor is the last post. I think people who know me here understand I would not go into a profanity laced personal tirade against someone whom I don't even know. As I said before, it doesn't bother me and I can do this all day. Keep it coming. I am retired so this makes my days more exciting.

Soundmanpt 16 Jul 2018, 09:30

I think that anyone can tell that the comment posted "15 Jul 2018 23:50" was in fact from the real me and the fake.

 16 Jul 2018, 08:29

showing your anti-homosexual side again, LL. any more racist or sexist things to say today?

Soundmanpt 16 Jul 2018, 00:34

Sorry, '15 Jul 2018, 23:50' was not from me. Good try guys.

Soundmanpt 15 Jul 2018, 23:50

First of all, you clearly can't read can you? All that I have sid is that I have never used any other name in this forum which is the truth. I'm sure that i'm not the only one that has used a different name in a different forum. What are you the computer police? I see nothing wrong with using a different name in a different forum. Hell you're using everyone's name except your own in here. So before you worry about my doorstep maybe you should clean your own first. Why do you such interest in me anyway. I certainly have no interest in you. If you think all your harassing is going to make me go away you're wasting your time. I'm going nowhere!

Glass Lenses 15 Jul 2018, 21:45


Yes, I also feel that he is a vile homosexual with anger issues, based on his posts.

Likelenses 15 Jul 2018, 18:26


Yeah, this is the same FAGGOT that has been trolling me, and using my username with some of his posts.

He has been around for quite some time, but has become more active lately.

 15 Jul 2018, 16:43

how about this link?

 15 Jul 2018, 16:41

@Soundmanpt. In other words, you just admitted to posting under false names. Something you swore you have never ever done. Such a bullshitter.

Soundmanpt 15 Jul 2018, 16:25

To Busted

It's nice that you have dedicated your life to pestering me for some strange reason. I will repeat again what I have been saying for some time now which you simply don't care to believe. I HAVE NEVER POSTED UNDER IN OTHER NAME IN HER OTHER THAN SOUNDMANPT! I see plenty of people in here that use things other than names. Such as Glass Lenses, Slit, Oracle, Mister mild, and numerous others is it such a big deal to you that I comment under the name of "Soundmanpt"? You either use several names or none at all but apparently that's okay because it's you? You don't seem to want to post your name. So what if I am in other forums under a different name? Remember that may not be my real name either? It could be that my real name is Bob Thompson or Joe Fredrick's? Anyone should be smart enough not to ever use their real name on sites like this which i'm very sure you are more than well aware of now aren't you?

Glass Lenses 15 Jul 2018, 16:21

Forgot to post it.

MisterMild 15 Jul 2018, 10:46

Glass Lenses 15 Jul 2018, 16:19

Warning, do not click on this.

It is not youtube, but is a false warning virus scam.

BUSTED 15 Jul 2018, 15:12

Yes I am, and I am really pleased with my busts.

I am different from Michelle in that she/he still has his penis, and I do not. Never had much of one to begin with.

Soundwomanpt 15 Jul 2018, 15:07

Busted, are you a male going through transsexual surgery?

Hope that your body turns out better than Michelle Obama's

Souundwomanpt 15 Jul 2018, 15:00

What's the big deal if Soundmanputz wants to post under other names.

Are you really so stupid to believe that anyone that posts anything on the internet is doing so under their own name.

Lurker 15 Jul 2018, 14:35

Holy shit, dude, calm down a little. Not everything is some grand conspiracy. Even if Soundmanpt is posting as Jim Boice somewhere else, frankly, who really gives a damn? No one cares about your "BUSTED" Gotcha moment.

Assuming that any large amount of people who come here are actually soundmanpt or whoever else, it's clearly not killing eyescene nearly as much as you believe. At least people were somewhat engaged with these supposedly fake people(note:it is far, far easier to come across this forum than everyone seems to think, not everyone that isn't you is fake), but all this pointless arguing has done has driven people away from any discussion.

Soundmanpt, and whoever else is accused of faking the posts of other people, isn't killing this forum. This kind of pointless shit and the childish way you handle it, and the people constantly intensely arguing over the poorest excuse for political shitposting I've ever seen like a bunch of children; that's what's killing this forum.

To Busted 15 Jul 2018, 13:06

Does anyone really care? Do you not have anything better to do. Your daily attacks are childish and a waste of bandwidth.

BUSTED: Soundmanpt Fake Accts! 15 Jul 2018, 11:02

In case you missed it, let's reprint that important part again on JIM BOICE aka SOUNDMANPT...

Thirdly, you have no credibility. You posed as a retired optician, Jim Boice, on Yahoo and other sites. Yes, you do use different identities. As Jim Boice, you, in the guise of a trained optical professional do everything you can to put people in glasses who may not need them, increase the wear time, get stronger prescriptions, and purchase glasses without a valid prescription online. Zenni seems to be a favorite of his too. Seriously, what optician, retired or otherwise, would promote online competition and buying glasses without a valid prescription? Why would they promote competition that may do away with the jobs of the people that followed them into the profession.

Jim Boice's and your posts on here could be swapped because they are identical. If anyone actually cared, they could check this out for themselves. There are hundreds of Jim Boice posts on Yahoo alone. OR..... has the account been suddenly deleted the past few days? That would be mysterious.

BUSTED: Soundmanpt Fake Accts! 15 Jul 2018, 10:58

Let's start off by saying that Soundmanpt swore to hell and the devil that he has never posted under another name. Welllll never trust a jackoff boy. Now that he has admitted his true name, JIM BOICE, check out this post from 2016:

Concerning 15 Sep 2016, 12:18

My Eyescene Posting for the day:

Puffin: I apologize for my part in the boredom that you are experiencing. It is why my postings on the subject of absurdity will be under "Site Feedback and News" and not on any other threads.


First of all, being on Vision and Spex is absolutely no proof of anything. Any of us could register for several hundred e-mail accounts and be on there as several hundred individuals. Do you really think that little of the rest of us to not realize that?

Secondly, I am not accusing you of being Maria or Carrie. Do I believe that they are females? Not at all!!!!!! Carrie is someone who loves plus prescriptions, has a lesbian fantasy, and likes large mammillary glands. Maria is some guy who loves collecting or the thought of collecting many pairs of women's fglasses and the idea of wearing them.

Both could prove otherwise by taking a multitude pictures with their hands holding each of their pairs of glasses in front of them from the chin on down. They could crop their face completely out of it. Maria has no problem taking pictures of a pair of glasses. She should be able to have many posted of her personally holding each pair that she purchases. Carrie should be able to post quite a few pictures too. Just crop the face out. Privacy is protected!

Instead, we can expect indignation at the thought of this. They should be able to accomplish this in the next 24 hours otherwise. More than one picture too!! It should be so easy to do.

Thirdly, you have no credibility. You posed as a retired optician, Jim Boice, on Yahoo and other sites. Yes, you do use different identities. As Jim Boice, you, in the guise of a trained optical professional do everything you can to put people in glasses who may not need them, increase the wear time, get stronger prescriptions, and purchase glasses without a valid prescription online. Zenni seems to be a favorite of his too. Seriously, what optician, retired or otherwise, would promote online competition and buying glasses without a valid prescription? Why would they promote competition that may do away with the jobs of the people that followed them into the profession.

Jim Boice's and your posts on here could be swapped because they are identical. If anyone actually cared, they could check this out for themselves. There are hundreds of Jim Boice posts on Yahoo alone. OR..... has the account been suddenly deleted the past few days? That would be mysterious.

Seriously, is your drive to put people in glasses, have them wear them more than they need to, or get them in stronger glasses so strong that you don't care that your advice may go against the advice of a professional in the industry? What set of ethics or moral compass??

MisterMild 15 Jul 2018, 10:46

I am sorry to see that Soundmanpt is in so much trouble here for making multiple accounts. Perhaps this will cheer you up:

Soundmanpt 15 Jul 2018, 10:41

The Oracle

Yes, that is me, so I owe it to myself.

The Oracle 15 Jul 2018, 06:51

Hey soundmanpt, or whoever you are. Do you know someone called Jim Boice? I think he owes you $500

Cubicle 14 Jul 2018, 18:06

At work there's a milf with the strongest plus glasses I've seen on a hot woman in heels and mini skirt (+8 +10 at least).

Outside she wears prescription sunglasses, and when coming in she opens her glasses case and switches glasses while walking the revolving door.

Just a small bump at her arm would make both her glasses fall at the floor under her heels in the revolving door...

Cubicle 14 Jul 2018, 18:01

Some time ago at the fun fair, an asian friend wanted to ride the roller coaster. She handed us her glasses. Mind you she wears -15. She seemed to find her way without too much trouble? We all wore her glasses meanwhile, this was so strange. The glasses were so strong, I couldn't see with them.

We handed her glasses back afterwards :-)

Soundmanpt 13 Jul 2018, 00:12

You couldn't hack a fucking piece of bread with an axe. More bullshit from the top bullshitter. But I DO know your name.

Soundmanpt 12 Jul 2018, 00:18


I'm far from a computer wiz even though someone seems to think I am. I'm in "Vision and Spex" and so far there hasn't been any problems with riff raff like what's in here. I think if it ever started over their Val would be quick to kick that person out. Sadly Moonshiner seems to have dropped off the face of earth or just doesn't care anymore. Profanity alone should be reason enough to get people thrown off this site.

Likelenses 11 Jul 2018, 23:39


This is the same mentally ill person that I just replied to at Site feedback and news.

What I wrote about him was gleaned from hacking his electronic devices.

Slit 11 Jul 2018, 19:19

@Curt 11 Jul 2018, 17:16

Yes, I was also here since 2001. I can see that the site gets a lot of unwanted posts. I agree with a login based system where admins are appointed to remove certain posts. However, the forums template used on is too difficult to navigate around

Curt 11 Jul 2018, 17:16

This site has gone totally in the toilet. So sad...I've been on here for over 15 years, and things have gone Sao downhill the last few months. Curt (yes, my birth name).

 11 Jul 2018, 15:47

Stop bitching like a little girl about how others won't use their real name when you hide behind a fake name yourself, Soundtrunk.

You're a total fucking idiot.

Soundmanpt 11 Jul 2018, 15:33

Why are you so worried about me? Are you some weirdo gay guy. You won't even post a name at all and you're wanting me to post my birth name. Sure write me a check for $500.00 and as soon as the check clears I will post my birth name. That seems just as fair as you asking me to post my birth name. Apparently knowing my birth name is important to you so it should be worth $500.00 don't you think?

Fuck Off Soundboy 11 Jul 2018, 14:53

This TURD actually thinks "Soundmanpt" is a REAL name! hahahahahahahahaha If you are so brave, post your birth name. C'mon. Dare ya!

Soundmanpt 11 Jul 2018, 12:25

Proof?? What proof? You only have your own view point and nothing more. You don't have any proof because their is no proof because you are wrong. You consider what you want to believe as being proof. That's certainly not proof you idiot. I have the same kind of proof as you have that you're an idiot. At least I don't hide under cover of being someone that won't use a REAL name. You're nothing more than a coward.

 11 Jul 2018, 01:30

We ALL know you ARE Carrie, Soundmanpt. It's been proven again and again and again. Constantly saying it isn't true doesn't change anything.

 10 Jul 2018, 14:33

In the name of all:

This tread is about sightings anywhere who wears glasses. But all the last conversations are NOT about it. Please finish it and focus on it. Thank you in the name of all.

Soundmanpt 05 Jul 2018, 17:06

Ben Dover

Well you're right about one thing, i'm not Carrie. As for Carrie I try to believe people are who they say they are and I don't ever want to accuse anyone of not being who they say they are unless I see something to prove me wrong about them. What you're basing your accusation on is no more than an assumption which can't be considered as evidence either way. So is it possible that Carrie is a man and not a woman? Who knows? But I already know that there are those that think I have been pretending for years to be her and I know for a fact that is wrong so why should I believe that she isn't a woman?

Ben Dover 05 Jul 2018, 01:12

Soundmanpt truly is naive. He has been played for years by a guy in his basement pretending to be a woman to play out his sexual fetishes for lesbians. Anyone reading "her" text can tell it is a man. Or it is possible he is living out gay fantasies through her.

I know Soundmanpt is not Carrie, but she is also not a woman either. There are subtle psychological clues in her posts which point to her true sexuality that only someone in the field would recognize.

Carrie 04 Jul 2018, 17:28

This is getting daft! I haven't posted on here since I replied to Brian on 27th June at 16:01. Regular readers might have suspected the later posts weren't by me, especially the ones with sexual references. Even the one defending Soundmanpt wasn't me. The writer put "theirs" instead of "there's" and "are" instead of "our". I wouldn't have made those mistakes (I have always been good at spelling and grammar)

I will be back on subject next time but I need to go back to bed now as it's nearly 1:30am and I only got up to use the loo!😆

Soundmanpt 04 Jul 2018, 07:38


One thing that you and I both know without any doubt is that I am not you and your not me. We are in fact 2 separate people living in different places with an ocean between us. Like you, I get tired of the same accusations being thrown at me about being all these people but mostly as me being you. It is frustrating to say the least when we both know how wrong this person really is.

I consider you as a good online friend as well. We have have commenting to each other from about the day you put glasses on for the first time. Do you remember how many years ago it was when you got those first glasses? I'm thinking it was 7 or 8 years ago?

Even though I am "straight" I have known several young ladies that were lesbians and they were good friends and it was impossible not to like them. That alone made me except them the same as I would any other young woman. I thought they were very brave to come out and be so open about their preference for a mate or partner. I feel the same way about you and Gemma. But not really knowing Gemma you seem more open and brave than she is.

I always try my best to be helpful to everyone about things related to glasses and their eyesight. If I was help to you when you started wearing glasses then that makes me happy.

Soundmanpt 04 Jul 2018, 07:16

This site just gets more and more crazy with each passing day. The comment made earlier today (July 4 2018 00:32) was not posted by me. However I don't have any problem with the comment since it is supporting me as being me.

Soundmanpt 04 Jul 2018, 07:12


That you for believing that I am am who I say I am and no one else. You are in fact dead on. I am living in the Midwest part of the US where I have lived my whole 69 years. And as far as I know, and I no reason not to believe her Carrie lives somewhere in the UK. If anyone wants to take the time they will see that I have been coming in here since I believe 2002 or 2003. Carrie has been a regular in here for at least 7 or 8 years and maybe even longer. She started coming in here about the same time as she got her first pair of glasses. There is no way I would ever attempt to play another person for that long. So yes I am NOT Carrie.

Gettingboredofthisnow 04 Jul 2018, 02:15

It is plainly evident that Soundmanpt and Carrie are different people. Just look at the syntax and writing styles of both of them. Carrie regularly employs anglicisms and cultural references that only a Brit would understand (TV shows etc). Soundmanpt (who, I believe is based in the Midwest) writes in a very different style and is very Midwest in approach (baseball, US spelling etc). Of course, there are fakes on this site. But Soundmanpt and Carrie are, in my view, legit.

Soundmanpt 04 Jul 2018, 00:32


Thank you for supporting me.

Hopefully their will be no doubt that we are two separate posters.

Carrie 03 Jul 2018, 23:13

I also am disgusted with the people here that accuse Soundmanpt, and myself as being the same person.

Their becoming a nuisance.

Soundmanpt has become a good online friend, and theirs no way that we are the same person.

He has always been accepting of my, and Gemma's love for each other.

He has been a great source of knowledge to us regarding our hyperopia, astigmatisms, and myopia. Over the years he has explained our eyesight problems, and has helped other people understand theres.

I am also fed up with the trolls that use are names, and those that post false things. There getting out of control, and I would think that theirs something that Moonshiner could do about it.

Soundmanpt 03 Jul 2018, 13:52

That last post was not from me.

Yes, I admitted earlier that I have been posting as Carrie. I am not proud of it because I never used another fake name here, but yes Carrie is me.

Soundmanpt 03 Jul 2018, 05:49

hmmmm no were not. Get over it dumbass were not the same person.

 03 Jul 2018, 00:13

Hmmmm, no Soundbox, no Carrie.

Are they one in the same?

Glass Lenses 01 Jul 2018, 02:26


Likelenses 28 Jun 2018, 22:32


More information than we need to know.

Very gross.

Carrie 28 Jun 2018, 15:48

Yes Soundmanpt, those glasses really turn me on, but nowhere near as much as Danielle working me over with her strap on.

We load it with warm egg-white, and when it goes off inside of me, I literally explode.

It of course would be more exciting, wearing my coworkers awesome glasses, while cavorting with Danielle.

Soundmanpt 28 Jun 2018, 07:59

Comment posted on "Jun 28 2018 06:25" wasn't from me.

Soundmanpt 28 Jun 2018, 06:25

Comment posted on "Jun 28 2018 00:34" wasn't from me.

Soundmanpt 28 Jun 2018, 00:34

This chick;s glasses sound more exciting to you than Gemma, Vicky, her coworker, and we must not leave out your fav to lust after Danielle.

Carrie 27 Jun 2018, 19:20

I find myself getting wet just thinking about those prisms in her glasses.

Will find it hard to concentrate at work.

 27 Jun 2018, 16:04

You are all fake, racist, basement jackoffs who fantasize about sex with ten year olds. ALL OF YOU.

Carrie 27 Jun 2018, 16:01

Brian - sorry I don't know, she didn't say what her new prescription is or even by how much it's gone up by. I will try to find out soon.

She is picking up her new glasses on Saturday, hopefully.

Brian 26 Jun 2018, 19:22 strong of a prism does your colleague have??

Führer 26 Jun 2018, 15:23

Walmart checkout boy Very thick minus glasses in round black plastic frames, and matching black skin with thick lips.

Nora 26 Jun 2018, 12:17


will you be inviting her into your den of perversion?

Carrie 26 Jun 2018, 11:09

My colleague that has a prism prescription is getting new glasses. She said that she had her eyes tested yesterday and everything has gone up again. Her shortsighted eye needs more of an increase than her longsighted eye which only needs a small increase. Her astigmatism prescription and prism have also been increased a little bit.

Glass Lenses 24 Jun 2018, 17:35


Yes, ever since the election of Obama the Negroids in our country have become increasingly more racist.

The convoluted form of English that he was speaking is known as Ebonics. It is a common thing among the low life class of Negro.

I am very sorry that you had this bad experience in our country.

But Trump is making America great again.

murky 23 Jun 2018, 16:25

Sighting today in Chicago, Illinois. Departed the aircraft at O'hare Airport.

Two American Negroids. She dresses like a 1970's hooker. and he dressed as her pimp. Her stylish Verrace cat eyes contained very thick minus lenses, estimated to be in the neighborhood of -15. His were expensive looking, but not able to be identified, huge round black plastic, with not very interesting lense power.

Upon entering the concourse area, we were in line, and she was next to me. I said goodday, and commented on her lovely eyeware, at which time he jumped into the conversation and said, "hey Honky, quit yo dippin". I said excuse me but I was just expressing to your lady how much I like her glasses. He said, "who you think you is to be talkin to peoples dat you don't even know, and beside dat you is not the right color to be hittin on her". All the while she remained silent, but had a glare of hate in those eyes sunken behind such beautiful lenses.

I guess that racism is very alive in the city that gave America its first Negroid President.

Oh well, I shall seek out some fine white American bespectacled beauties.

 07 Jun 2018, 12:52

In WWE, every day is Rusev Day. At Eyescene, every day is Soundmanpt Day! Brewskis all around!

Lurker 07 Jun 2018, 09:50

We are all Soundmanpt on this blessed day /s

Lou 07 Jun 2018, 08:41


Lou 06 Jun 2018, 18:55

I thought it was you.

Best wishes


Soundmanpt 07 Jun 2018, 05:59

No, i'm sure that i'm you and everyone else. Don't you know that I spend 24 hours a day being everyone. It's a full time job you know. So you see you don't really exist because you're just another of my made up characters.

 06 Jun 2018, 19:32

Come on Soundman you can't be everyone on here because I am here and have been since 1946 when contrary to popular belief that Al Gore invented the internet, I, in fact did that.

Lou 06 Jun 2018, 18:55

I thought it was you.

Best wishes

Soundmanpt 06 Jun 2018, 18:54

Okay I admit, I am just an asshole that likes making up fake accounts. You got me.

Soundmanpt 06 Jun 2018, 17:18

Yep! I'm everyone that comes in here. Even you. See you aren't real either because it is me pretending to be you. So now everyone knows that I am actully the only person in eyescene.

 06 Jun 2018, 15:47

yeah, yeah, yeah Soundmanpt (Cue all the eyescene users collectively rolling eyes)

Soundmanpt 05 Jun 2018, 23:45

Clock king

I suggested that long ago but to this asshole he is determined that he is right and won't hear anything different. I have tried to make him, and I am only assuming it's a him, take note that Carrie has posted a number of things that that is only viewable in the UK and can't be opened here in the US and that doesn't convince him either. I have no idea how I could post something off of the BBC when I don't know even know how it's even possible? Maybe it is but I sure the hell don't know how. But he is so determined that if Carrie, Maria and all these others he thinks I am were standing in front of him he still wouldn't believe it. So let him have his fun and continue accusing me of being someone else. By the way the current time I am typing this is 1:45 AM Wednesday morning.

 05 Jun 2018, 16:04

Spoofing an IP address so it looks like it comes from another country is simpler than setting an iPhone password these days. Come on, Soundmanpt, you will have to do better than that. You are the ONLY one engaging all these fakes. And they have your style of writing right back at you.

Clock King 05 Jun 2018, 12:53

One way to confirm or deny who's who is by checking the timing of the posts -- morning, noon, or night, weekdays and weekends.

Soundmanpt 05 Jun 2018, 06:46

Only cowards won't use their name. I don't really much care what you think because the ones that matter to me is Carrie and maria because they know i'm not them. I've pointed out more than once that Carrie is an ocean away from me and I don't have any idea where Maria calls home.

 05 Jun 2018, 00:50

MOST likely. He's the only one who talks to her incessantly.

 04 Jun 2018, 23:35

Is Soundmanpt Carrie, as well as Maria?

Carrie 04 Jun 2018, 16:25

Soundmanpt - None of them were me. I find it amusing that someone would put so much effort pretending to be me. Even if I did take part in the activities mentioned I wouldn't write about it here. I have no problem with anyone thinking I did do it but I will neither confirm or deny it happening.

Soundmanpt 04 Jun 2018, 13:17


I'm not sure which ones of the last few comments were really you are just you being sarcastic? All you can do is grit your teeth and don't let the stupid comments get to you. Remember if you were to leave they win. That's exactly what they would like to see. We have both been coming in here for too many years to stop now. I know for a fact that i'm not going anywhere and I hope you feel the same way.

lentifan 04 Jun 2018, 12:48

I realise I am at risk of being accused of being off-topic, Carrie, but what is 'the urine thing'?

Carrie 04 Jun 2018, 12:36

04 Jun 2018, 07:50

Yes, it was not only a partner swap, but a glasses swap also.

In the heat of it all Vicky's colleague was wearing Gemma's glasses, and going to town on Danielle.Suddenly Danille's powerful thighs came in and broke Gemma's glasses.

We drank a lot of wine, so there was a lot of coming, and going.Some of us are not into the urine thing, it was not required of all to participate in it.

We all greatly enjoyed ourselves, and agreed that partner swap in private is OK with all of us, as well as an occasional orgy such as this one.

 04 Jun 2018, 07:50

Thanks for sharing, Carrie. Did you and Vicky wear your glasses in bed?

Carrie 03 Jun 2018, 23:46

02 Jun 2018, 07:47

Yes, actually myself, Gemma, and Danielle all have had a go at both Vicky, and her coworker.

Pyrofan 03 Jun 2018, 17:32

In Japan recently at a very popular shopping district that are always filled with Chinese tourists. The place is filled with myopes from teenagers to older middle aged women- many of them wearing very strong lenses. A lot younger crowd wore large circular metal frames which means the strength of their lenses are really emphasised. The older seems to be leaning towards either half rimless or smaller old fashioned metal frames.

A highlight was a very pretty -10 Asian girl with thick lenses protruding off her plastic frames widening her eyes and really focusing to the distance before pointing excitedly when she found what she was looking for. Funny as without her glasses she would struggle to see her own feet.

 02 Jun 2018, 07:47

Have you had sex with Vicky yet?

Trent 02 Jun 2018, 07:13

Lovely Asian girl on the bus yesterday wearing dark plastic frames. Lots of power rings and edge thickness probably around -12 D. Can’t wait to see her again!

lentifan 02 Jun 2018, 05:20

For me, mild plus lenses are not usually interesting, especially as these days they are usually in big black plastic frames which do not, in my opinion, flatter the wearer. However, yesterday I saw 3 different attractive ladies wearing interesting plus lenses.

The first was a pleasantly plump young lady wearing moderately strong plus lenses in a rectangular-ish but reasonably delicate plastic frame which, though black, did not look dull. She had a beautiful complexion.

The second was a smallish blond young lady wearing fairly small cat-eye shaped plastic frames, black at the front with side-arms gilt, rather old-fashioned looking. Her lenses were quite strong; I could see nothing through the back of the lenses. But she seemed confident enough walking through the crowd and up the stairs as she got off the train.

The third was the most interesting of all and, unfortunately, the briefest. As I was about to board the train home, off came a young lady wearing the sort of upswept semi-rimless frames I have not seen since the early 1960s when I remember as a boy having a crush on a teacher who, unusually for the times, had two such pairs of glasses, one red, one green, which she alternated, presumably according to her outfit of the day. Yesterday's lady's frames seemed multicoloured, predominantly blue but with some red. She had a medium plus prescription and wore round her head a red and white-spotted scarf, knotted at the back in the style of a 1950s housewife. I have no idea whether this is a new fashion of the day or whether she was heading for a hen weekend with a 1950s theme (in which case she must have invested quite a lot of money in the glasses). Either way she looked gorgeous, as well as making an old man feel nostalgic.

Carrie 02 Jun 2018, 01:52

On my walk to work I quite often see a very pretty Polish sounding about my age (early 20s). She is short like me but slimmer. She has blonde hair that is usually tied back in a simple pony tail. We always say "Good morning" to each other as we pass. She used to sometimes wear black Wayfarer style glasses with a mild minus prescription. Over the last few weeks she has been wearing them more often than not. Then on Wednesday she was wearing similar size and colour frames that were slightly cat eye shape and the prescription looked stronger. I'm guessing her old glasses were initially for distances but her eyes got and she found she needed her glasses more then got an eye test which resulted in a stronger prescription. I think she has gone full time with the new glasses.

Off in to town soon to meet up with Danielle and Vicky and some other friends. The coffee shop is calling!

Tom2 23 May 2018, 15:09

Very interesting sighting days ago. At a party, sit close to a woman who was complaining with a friend about her poor vision. Later took out a pair of + glasses and put on her nose. Her left lens was much stronger then the other (say +5 and +2 or so...). Age around 50...

Later on she had to read the menu which was printed in a very small font. Without thinking twice (it should have been very natural for her) she took off glasses and put the left lens in front of the paper using as a magnifying lens. She read then put the glasses on the table, had a glance around the room, then put the glasses on again complaining again about how poor her vision is

She was not very cute, but the poor vision and the way she was managing with her glasses both for far and close vision were so lovely...

Glass Lenses 23 May 2018, 01:02

Yes, murky leaves some pretty creepy posts.

He has all of the attributes of a stalker, and Jerky seems like an appropriate name, but considering his last post maybe it should be Beef Jerky, or perhaps Pork Puller.

 22 May 2018, 12:53


We can do without the extra info, as well as your fake-news sightings.

murky 21 May 2018, 22:13

Upon reaching the hotel

Off to the toilet I ran.

Sexually relieving myself, whilst fantasizing those delightful glasses.

murky 21 May 2018, 17:42

Recent flight, and sitting in my seat as the plane loaded, past walks a beautiful tall brunette wearing the same gucci glasses as me, modearta minus, so on exit, I tral her.pull alongside,

"Oh I see you have the same glasses as me

Yes, so i have,

They look so good on you, where did you get yours?

At "Look & see " and you

Same place, they were a bit expensive, but so easy to wear, I find

Me too, I cant do without mine now.

I see you are short sighted?

Yes i was OK till I went to UNI, and its been all downhill since then .

So we strike up a general conversation, turns out she is going to the city for a job interview, so Ioffer her a place in my taxi, as I am going to a close hotel.

A superb half hour, looking at her face, framed in those beautifl black/gold guccis, that i so enjoy wearing. GG 4281 is the code.

Goodbye, and thanks for the lift..

Enjoy those glasses, best wishes with the job!

I smile all the way to my hotel..

Lou 21 May 2018, 10:21

Hi Crystal Veil

Thank you very much for the clarification. Sounds good!

Crystal Veil 16 May 2018, 12:53

Hi Lou,

singer-songwriter with a 12 string guitar since 1965. Also active in Irish ballad groups since 1970. Traditional Irish music since 1975: uilleann pipes, tenor banjo, tin whistle and also a bit on fiddle and harp. All by ear, no need to read music on stage.

Mike (-16) 16 May 2018, 10:35

I’d prefer not to say where I saw him. He uses a long white cane in the stations and in the street. Hence, it would be unfair for me to give details.

If you have seen him, please give some details. I know that biconcave lenses are incredibly rare, but in a city the size of London, it is possible that there could be multiple people that match that description.

Lou 16 May 2018, 07:59

Hi Crystal Veil

Thank you very much, but I wasn't talking about my colleague's distance vision when they looked up whilst wearing glasses for reading their music, rather expressing my surprise that they were only wearing glasses for music, when their vision at around the 5 feet mark also appeared to be blurred without glasses, the way that they were squinting to see the notice.

As a matter of interest, what instrument do you play?

Soundmanpt 16 May 2018, 07:37


Thanks for the update on Vicky's work colleague. Since she just got her glasses and isn't wearing them very often her eyes really haven't had a chance to adjust to the prescription of her glasses yet. So it's understandable that she is still able to read her phone as well as other things without them. But she admits that it is much easier to see her phone with her glasses on. So because she can see her phone better with her glasses she will probably slowly start putting her glasses on more and more often when she needs to see her phone. It's very possible that she will soon get tired of having to put on and take off her glasses so much to see her phone. Of course that depends on much she uses her phone. Since she has no trouble seeing distances wearing them it could lead to her keeping her glasses on more and more. If you're close to being accurate about the prescription of her glasses it means that her glasses are about the same as your first glasses. Only difference between you and her is that you went to full time wear as soon as you got your glasses because you wanted to wear glasses. I wonder if Vicky will try encouraging her to wear her glasses more often. We know that Vicky has a thing for glasses on herself and I would assume for others as well. It should help that she got prescription sunglasses as well and that she plans to wear them anytime she wears sunglasses. So if she wears sunglasses very often her eyes are going to get more and more used to seeing things through her prescription lenses. So if she is a book reader and enjoys laying out on a sunny day reading for hours that may help with getting her wearing her regular glasses more as well. In a way it sounds like she might be just a little bit shy about being seen wearing glasses. what do you think?

Crystal Veil 16 May 2018, 06:25


I am one of many musicians who prefer a bit of blur when performing on stage. No need to see the audience crystal clear.

Lou 16 May 2018, 04:51

This isn't a very interesting sighting, only a confusing one, which cross references with my thread on the Hyperopia and Presybopia forum.

I'm a musician and play in bands and orchestras. It is pretty common place for people over 40 to be wearing glasses for the intermediate distance of reading music/changing from their distance glasses to music distance glasses.

Let's consider my Mum for a moment, who since she doesn't use a computer/play a musical instrument, has no real need for an intermediate prescription, and wears bifocals, so that she can knit in front of the TV. She wears her bifocals for reading, tv and driving, but not full-time. I've tried on her glasses, and her distance prescription must be around +1.25 or +1.50, and her reading add around +2.50. I can never understand since she wears glasses for TV, saying that she can't see people's faces without, and also for reading, how she can't find everything annoyingly blurred between TV and reading distance, which would encompass most of the activities/tasks she does in the house.

Going back to the boring sighting. I have a band colleague around 60 years old, who wears glasses only to read their music (quite possibly they have a stronger pair for reading). In the break time, I saw them really squinting to read a notice around 4-5 feet away, which I could easily read, almost definitely without my admittedly small prescription glasses. What I couldn't understand is that if music at around 3 feet away is blurred and so is even a notice around 5 feet away, wouldn't most of the contents of the room and people in it be blurred, and why would someone not be bothered by it?

I suppose the answer is that the blur must be insignificant enough to be tolerated by that particular person when they do not specifically need to read text or see specific details, but I know without doubt that I would not want to walk around/chat to people with that level of blur.

Carrie 15 May 2018, 10:01

We saw Vicky's colleague on Saturday at the coffee shop. She showed us her glasses. She admitted that they make the text on her phone extremely clear. She pointed out that she can still read her phone (and other things) without them, it's just a bit easier with them. "Probably won't wear them much", she said. Looking at the lenses her prescription is probably about +0.75 to +1.00. She said when went to pick up her glasses she double checked that she didn't need to wear them all the time. She was told that is correct, although she can wear them as much as she likes if she wants as she has no trouble seeing distances with them. She said that was a good thing as her 2nd pair are prescription sunglasses and being able to use them as normal sunglasses and not just reading glasses for reading in sunny weather is a bonus. She has no plans on wearing the clear lens glasses any more than absolutely necessary. The frames are sort of Wayfarer style in black and the sunglasses are in a similar frame.

Steve 15 May 2018, 01:32


I may know this guy. Where in London did you see him?

Mike (-16) 14 May 2018, 03:14


Just realised that my phone has auto-corrected my message.

The man a saw had bi-concave lenses with fresnel vertical prisms.

I saw him again this morning, waiting for a tube train. He was using his phone with the phone in front of his let eye. The phone was closer than the end of his short, turned up little nose.

After we boarded the same tube train, I noticed that his right eye was turned in an almost random direction, pointing outwards from his nose.

It would appear that he couldn’t see the whole phone screen, as he kept moving the phone left and right when he was reading. Although, when he was typing, he coped ok; I guess the qwerty keyboard on an iPhone is easier to read than the text on the screen.

As I said, London is amazing.

 07 May 2018, 01:17


Has Danielle attempted to hit on Vicky's colleague now that she will be in glasses?

Carrie  06 May 2018, 03:49

Last weekend Vicky's colleague did wear the glasses just for the few minutes she was looking at her phone but not at any other time when we were in the coffee shop. She mentioned she was getting her eyes tested the following Thursday.

This Saturday she again wore Vicky's old glasses when looking at her phone during her break. I asked her how the eye test went. She said that unsurprisingly she does need glasses for reading. She doesn't know her prescription but does remember being told it was slightly stronger than Vicky's old glasses. (She took the glasses with her to the eye test.)

She will get her glasses in about a week and is supposed to wear them for reading and any other close up activities. She isn't very keen to wear glasses but accepts she needs them. She also said that she will only wear them when her eyes start to ache.

Danielle looked the most feminine I have seen her since I have known her. Dressed for the warm sunny weather we're getting at the moment and wearing Clubmaster style prescription sunglasses. Of course my Gemma was looking stunning.

murky 04 May 2018, 21:02

A new departmernt store has opened in town, and, as usual, the cosmetics section is on the ground floor, and must be traversed to get to the menswear, up the escalators.

I have often found the best spec wearers in the cosmetic section, and yesterday was no excepition.

The Maybelline area, a middle aged very slim shortish lady, immaculately dressed in black, with stunning over large glasses, squarish, slightly tinted gray, with minimalist frame in gold, and a Jewel on the outer corner, leading to fine filigree arms, all just shouting 'look at me", and so I did

Can you show me where the menswear section is please

Yes, over there, take to lift to floor 2.

Thanks, and i do like those glasses of yours

Well thank you, they do the job.

The job? How do you mean, I think they are a wondeful fashion accessory, who is the maker?

I am not sure, why do you ask?

Because my daughter is always on the lookout for something different, and she would love a pair of those. Where did you get them?

Last time I was in Sydney, my partner offered to shout me a new pair.

( thinks, how can I get her to take them off)

Are they by Versace, they look like their style.

Not sure..

May I have look at them please?

( Gives me an odd look, but I smile at her) Then it happens..

She slowly peels them off, hands them over the counter to me, and I note, in the smallest script " D squared"

I see they are by D Squared, I have not hears of that label before.

Looking through the lenses, I see she is about _1, with about +1 of Add, as things look the same through the lower half.

Thank you, as I hand them back, and head for the lift

Steve 03 May 2018, 06:53


Which underground station di you see this man?

Mike (-16) 02 May 2018, 10:58


Just seen my first ever person with no-concave lenses.

Dark brown short hair, a few grey hairs at the temples, black suit, white shirt, pink tie.

Not only did he have no-concave glasses, but there were vertical lines in both lenses. Is that prisms?

It seemed that his head width, viewed through his glasses was about 3 inches, including his cute nose.

At the next tube station, he got his phone out, and adjusted his glasses down his hose. He still needed to have gone phone closer than the end if his nose to read.

London is amazing.

Soundmanpt 02 May 2018, 07:46


Did you you go to the coffee shop over the weekend where Vicky works? If so, was her work colleague working and wearing Vicky's old glasses? I agree that if they benefited her with seeing her phone i'm sure they would benefit with working as well.

Good to hear that Danielle admits that her eyes feel more comfortable now wearing glasses and that her depth perception is better as well. When she's sitting and just talking she can still take her glasses off if she chooses to. Her eyesight isn't so bad that she can't see across the table without her glasses being on. The longer she holds off getting contacts the more likely she may not get them at all. I'm a bit surprised that if she planned on getting them she didn't already get them. There's little doubt that when she doesn't have her glasses on now she really notices the imbalance between her eyes which has to bother her.

Carrie 27 Apr 2018, 17:52

Soundmanpt- Vicky's colleague probably would benefit from wearing glasses for work and not just for looking at her phone. We are likely to visit the coffee shop this weekend and it will be interesting to see if Vicky's colleague wears Vicky's old glasses at all.

Danielle would still rather only need glasses for reading or not need them at all but she has admitted that her eyes feel really comfortable with them on and, as her optician said, her depth perception is better. She hasn't got contacts at the moment but did mention she might get some at some point. I think she's still a little shocked about the increase in prescription for her right eye. She is fully used to the new prescription now, I think. The term "grudgingly accepted" perfectly describes how Danielle has agreed with the optician's recommendation of full time wear. I'm pretty sure that over the coming weeks and months she will understand better why full time was recommended.

30calcat 25 Apr 2018, 15:09

When I played in youth soccer leagues a strap was mandatory for all glasses and if you did not have one during pregame equipment inspection you did not play. I could not get used to the idea of heading the ball and tended to instinctively protect my face by blocking with my arms instead, which usually resulted in a foul called.

Needless to say I liked basketball and volleyball a lot better. Still, I like my glasses secured. Once I spent a week at a convention playing a bit of 3 on 3 and one of my friends wore thick minus lenses that looked like bricks in the metal rectangular frame. They must have been at least -13, and the frames sat very loose on the head. Even just sitting around chatting they would constantly slide down the nose. My friend liked to do fast layups and pivot around defenders, and frequently when taking the shot the glasses would finally slide right off the face and onto the floor. Despite this happening multiple times per game they never broke, but I never understood why you would take the risk of throwing your glasses on the floor like that over and over. Maybe my friend was hoping a foul would be called, but nobody touched the glasses, they just fell off!

 25 Apr 2018, 08:49

There was another girl wearing -4 glasses playing for the same team. A little older, tall and blonde- she used sports goggles for a very brief period but has since gotten lasik. There are 2 other girls that are mild plus wearers who goes without them while playing- a luxury the 2 shortsighted girls don't have with their level of myopia.

It's very interesting to find high myopes playing sport although judging by the recent comments none of them are particularly great due to the fear of breaking their glasses

Colin 25 Apr 2018, 08:14

Re Fooball (soccer) playing girls wearing glasses.

My daughter (17) wears very strong plus glasses (plus 26) and plays in our towns ladies football team. Although she usually wears bifocals she wears a normal pair of single vision glasses to play in. I’m not really sure how she manages it but she doesn’t seem to have a problem heading the ball although they do slide down her nose and she constantly has to push them up. She wont wear a strap! She is short, slim and fast and usually plays forward and is the only girl in her team that wearing glasses.

There is a team she plays against fairly often with another glasses wearing girl. Hers are minus and also look pretty strong, I’d guess around minus 15 possibly even more. The edges of the lenses look quite thick even though her frames are quite chunky plastic. She plays quite carefully when going in for a tackle and I’ve never seen her head the ball. When other players get too close she holds up her arm to protect her precious specs.

Puffin 23 Apr 2018, 05:46

I'm seeing more variety in frame styles than of late. It's always an interesting time when fashion is in flux.

And there's more metal frames, often rectangular. Thankfully there's no return to those ridiculous tiny frames we endured about a decade ago.

NJ 23 Apr 2018, 04:11

Noname, your soccer sighting reminds me of two sightings I had back when my daughter was playing soccer. I may have posted these before.

The first was a girl about 14, who trained, but didn't play, on my daughter's team. She wore fairly strong, -8 or so, lined bifocals, and never wore contacts. She was a pretty blonde, friendly and warm. Both parents wore strong glasses, her mom well into the double digits. Her kid sister wore slightly weaker minus lined bifocals, and was always studying during practice, clearly looking through the bifocal part to read. The funny thing is that the mom refused to wear bifocals, even through she really needed them. It was fun to watch her take off her glasses to see things close up, like her phone, holding it just a few inches from her eyes.

The other was a girl about 16 I saw at a soccer tournament. Her glasses weren't that strong, I'd guess -3 or -4, but they kept slipping down while she played. She had to push them up constantly. Don't know why she didn't get a strap for them, though I never saw them fall off.

Glass Lenses 23 Apr 2018, 01:30


Vicky may be playing second fiddle to her new colleague if she gets glasses. Danielle may hit on her.

 23 Apr 2018, 01:02

exploding elongated eyeballs? omg such a dork.

Soundmanpt 22 Apr 2018, 09:00


That was an interesting sighting. I think the blue-light glasses are probably helpful to anyone that spends their day staring at computer screens in reducing eyestrain. But I think too many are getting them instead of first getting their eyes examined to see if they might need prescription glasses. That seems to be the case with Vicky's co-worker. Now that she has Vicky's old glasses she should probably start wearing them instead of putting them on just to see her phone. As much as most young girls use their phone that would seem a bit annoying to constantly be putting on and taking off glasses every time she needs to check her phone. And working the checkout at the coffee shop she needs to be looking at small print quite often their too.

So since you were with Danielle, as well as Gemma and Vicky, how is Danielle doing with wearing her glasses? Has she finally accepted that she needs to wear her glasses full time now? Did she decide not to get new contacts when she got her glasses?

Carrie 22 Apr 2018, 02:40

On Saturday Danielle, Vicky, Gemma and I were in the coffee shop where Vicky works (Vicky wasn't working). Vicky's new colleague was in there and was on her break. She put on the same blue light blocking glasses that she wore the last time I saw her to look at her phone but took them off after a couple of minutes to rub her eyes and continued to look at her phone for a couple more minutes without the glasses before she rubbed her eyes again. Vicky asked her if she was ok. She said she was but her eyes still felt achy with or without the glasses. Vicky said "Perhaps it's not the blue light affecting your eyes. Try these." Vicky passed her a pair of glasses that turned out to be her old +0.5 ones. Vicky's colleague put them on looked at her phone and said "Wow, that feels better already!". Vicky told her that she doesn't need blue light blocking glasses she needs reading glasses and she can borrow her old glasses until she gets her own glasses. By this time her break was over, so she thanked Vicky and promised to look after Vicky's old glasses and get herself an eye test.

Vicky had seen her colleague straining slightly to read her phone on several occasions over the last couple of weeks so decided to dig out her old glasses to see if they helped her colleague.

Likelenses 21 Apr 2018, 20:56


I agree , with Dasha's massive Rx, her elongated eyeballs must be about to explode.

MisterMild 21 Apr 2018, 14:59

In fact, the most recent posting by Dasha - my all-time Russian myodisc favourite GWG - shows her riding a horse. It's a rather distant view, not worth reposting here, but I wonder how ill-advised that activity might be? She must surely be vulnerable to retinal detachment. Dasha has never previously posted about anything more vigorous than jogging on a cycle path.

Crystal Veil 20 Apr 2018, 01:20

anonymous and Soundmanpt,

This sighting reminds me of the football World Cup final in 1970 between Feyenoord (Rotterdam) and Estudiantes de la Plata (Argentina). Pinch hitter Joop van Daele scored the only goal. He did not wear contact lenses but prescription glasses. A frustrated Argentinian player then ripped off his glasses and another Estudiantes player smashed the glasses with his feet. The Argentinians declared later that it was forbidden to wear glasses in the tournament as they might be dangerous for the opponent in physical duels. The broken glasses were immortalized in a Dutch song that reached the charts. They are on display in the Feyenoord Museum. After the incident, Van Daele wisely switched to contact lenses.

Glass Lenses 19 Apr 2018, 23:02

That soccer player needs to talk to her doctor, to see if she has a risk of retinal detachment

Soundmanpt 19 Apr 2018, 19:36

No name

Interesting sighting for sure. Good for her for not letting her poor eyesight stop her from wanting to play sports. She really needs either contacts or sport glasses so she can fully compete. I instantly thought when you were describing her and saying that it was soccer that she was playing how risky that is with her wearing glasses. She was smart to avoid heading the ball but she was still at risk of someone kicking the ball in her face and breaking her glasses. Their is no fear anymore of lenses shattering like they did years ago but the frame of her glasses could easily get broken and metal or plastic could cut her face or even worse cut her eye.

Years ago I managed my own women's softball team. Their ages ranged from 17 to 32 but most were around 21. I always worried because I had several girls that wore glasses and of course a softball isn't really soft. One of the girls wearing glasses was my 2nd baseman. We were having practice and I was hitting infield practice ground balls to them. I diodn't hit the ball as hard as I could but as hard as any other girl would ever hit a ball at them. When I hit one to my 2nd baseman it took bad bounce and came up and hit her right in the face. Her glasses went flying and she was hurt. Her glasses were a small rectangle style and the the nose pad cut the side of her noose so it was bleeding but she was okay. Her glasses were fine except I had to bend the nose piece back slightly. But she shook it off and it ddin't seem to scare her very much. I had the team for 12 years and as the girls were getting older I also lost interest.

 19 Apr 2018, 18:41

Unusual sighting last weekend. Was watching a local girls soccer game and one of the girls was wearing high minus glasses. Pretty cute late teens with long brunette hair wearing small metal frames bursting with thick lenses. I'm guessing -9. She was a bench warmer and sat down right infront of us after her warm ups. Kept turning to talk to her friend and her lenses showed ripples of power rings everytime she does.

What made it more interesting was mum and dad came down halfway through and it was clear why she had such poor eyesight. Mum wearing round metal frames and dad in clear lensed aviators showing plenty of thickness. Both nearing double digit prescriptions.

Very odd to seeing extremely nearsighted athletic girls. She shied away from heading the ball a lot probably in fear of breaking her much needed glasses much to the detriment of her team.

Soundmanpt 12 Apr 2018, 03:28


You had a very nice sighting with that young lady. I know it made your day, but your complements also made her day as well. Nice line by the way saying that your daughter is always looking for high fashion frames. In the past I know you have often borrowed my line about having been an optician to chat with young ladies about their glasses and even get a look at them. It would make sense that with her job in pharmacy trying to read the small print on medicine bottles with long names and tricky spelling she was likely straining her eyes reading them. So a weak plus prescription is probably very helpful to her eyes with relaxing her eyes. Having her wear her glasses full time for a month so her eyes can get fully adjusted to her glasses should be enough that at the end of full time for the month she won't be able to read the small print anymore without her glasses. So if and when you go back I am pretty sure she will still be wearing her glasses. At work for sure and she may continue wearing them full time anyway since she will be quite used to them by then and if she's comfortable wearing her glasses then their is no reason to not continue wearing them.

My local Costco store I have been friends with one of the opticians working their for several years. Over those years I have never once seen her wearing glasses. But Costco multi trains their people. As I was walking past the pharmacy department I noticed that she was working in that department. She was wearing glasses. I waved at her and pointed at her glasses. She came over to the order window and she was laughing. She said that she was asked to help out in pharmacy because one of the other girls was on maternity leave. She said that after the first week her eyes were killing her and she was getting headaches. So she went to her own department and got her eyes examined. She was prescribed with her first glasses. She said that she needs them for seeing close up and that she also has astigmatisms. She said that now that she was going to continue wearing them when returned to her optician job. True to her word when she returned to her own job she was still wearing her gasses. This was a few yeas ago.

Murky 11 Apr 2018, 22:08

An exciting encounter.

Collecting my pillls at the chemist ( drugstore), and carefully avoided the bareyed assistant, to get the other one; 25yo brunette beauty with the specs matching her purple shop tunic. An obvious Versace wheel at the angle on the arm, with a sparkling jewel at the center, and a clear aquamarine arm dissappearing behind shiny brown hair. Frotal view perfect, with gorgeous acetate lucent blue and red whorls, shoewing eyebrows above and high cheekbones below. 10/10 for choice.

Prescription hard to judge, as hair blocks a distant view through the lens, but no power rings, and eyes look normal size, Are they planos? I wonder.. So

Thanks for the pills.. how much do I owe?

25 dollars please, we gave you a discount on the blood pressure one.

Oh Thanks, and they are lovely glasses you are wearing, they suit your face so well..

Gosh, thanks.

If you dont mind me asking, who are they made by? My daughter is always looking for high fashion glasses, she would love those.

Hm I dont konow who made them, not sure ( a short pause, then.. the moment )

She peels them off, looks at the arms

I see they are Versace.

Can I have a look please at the model number?

Hands them across the counter, I look through the lenses, to see that she is less thasn +1 L & R. Maybe +0.5.I Note the serial number inside the arm.Caress them gently, and hand them back

They are truly lovely, your first pair?

How did you know? I have had them about 3 weeks, my boyfriend suggested I get tested, as he though I was squinting. He is a doctor.

Do they help you see better?

I cant notice much difference, but the eye doc said to wear them all the time for a month, then go back and talk to her. She said it was a weakprescription,and would help when I am tired and in bad light. They go dark in the sun, so double as sunglasses.I have a little bit of astigmatism., she said. I think the TV is a bit clearer.

They look expensive.I venture

Yes, just over 800 dollars with the lenses, but my boyfriend is a hospital junior doctor, and he paid half. My boss here, she paid the 180 dollars for ther lenses, as she said I needed to see well, reading labels all day.

Another customer enters the store.. so.

Well, welcome to the world of the glasses wearer, you have chosen well, when I come back in a month, I hope to see you still using them.Goodbye.

Brett 27 Mar 2018, 11:16

The house behind ours is a rental, and we share an alley access with it. For about the last year there has been a college student living there, and I've never seen her with glasses. However, over the weekend, we were both outside and she was wearing what appeared to be really strong glasses so I went over closer to the alley where we would have a reason to chat/say hi.

1 eye was very strong it almost looked like a myodisc but couldn't actually tell if it was or just thickness. The other lens was definitely double digits but not as strong. Said hi, and didn't want to bring up, but as a responsive to how she was doing, she said not good because of having to wear glasses.

She mentioned that her eye doctor had just basically not given her any new contacts, said she had been wearing them too much/sleeping in them too much and said only glasses for at least the next couple months. She was also saying she was having hard time getting used to the glasses, being seen in glasses, and self conscious about the whole ordeal. I'm sure it is a big change.

Lou 27 Mar 2018, 06:43


Sorry, my last post was posted on wrong thread.

Have now re-posted it on Hyperopia and Presbyopia progression thread.


Lou 27 Mar 2018, 06:32

Hi Carrie

Thank you very much for the clarification.

Without meaning to or trying to interfere, I'm very surprised that Vicky didn't get a new prescription this time.

I would have thought that her previous prescription change from +0.50 Sph to +0.75 Sph - 0.25 Cyl would have been less significant, since as you know, +0.75 Sph - 0.25 Cyl equates to a prescription of +0.75 on one meridian and +0.50 on the other, which is not very different to a prescription of +0.50 on both meridians.

As you again know, the new change however to +0.50 Sph - 0.50 Cyl and +0.50 Sph - 0.75 Cyl, equates to +0.50 on one meridan/plano on the other,and +0.50 on one meridan/-0.25 the other.

Presuming that the axis is similar to before, Vicky's old glasses have a +0.50 prescription on the meridian that now requires a plano/-0.25 prescription, and surely the change in her prescription on this meridan, at +0.50 and +0.75 respectively, is equal to the size of her whole prescription, and therefore very significant in comparison to the size of her whole prescription.

Presumably however Vicky feels that her current glasses are ok, or she would have chosen to update her prescription anyhow.

All the best


Carrie 26 Mar 2018, 22:56

On Saturday we were in the coffee shop where Vicky works and I noticed a very attractive new member of staff behind the counter. A bit later on when she was on a break she sat near us and got her phone out and then put on a pair of glasses. Vicky said to her "I like your reading glasses.". The new girl said "Thanks. They are actually blue light blocking glasses. I sometimes get headaches when looking at my phone, especially for long periods." She then held them up to the light before polishing the lenses and putting them on. I could see there was no prescription in them, sadly. I asked her if they worked. She said she's only had them a week so she's not sure as she still sometimes gets a headache. I asked her if she had got her eyes tested recently. She said she hasn't done since she was at school but doesn't think she needs glasses and doesn't particularly want glasses.

We let her get back to her phone and carried on our chatting.

Soundmanpt 26 Mar 2018, 12:09

I just came from my doctors appointment for my sleep apnea and I was just their a month ago because they had to adjust my cpap machine and they wanted to check the results with me to the new settings. Anyway the nurse was the same one that cane in last time to take my vitals and go over medications and such only this time she was wearing glasses. I couldn't help but notice her fiddling with her glasses as she was asking me questions. So when she was finished I asked her if she had just recently started wearing glasses? She smiled at me and asked how i could tell? I told her that I remembered her form my past visit and she wasn't wearing glasses then and now she was and she seemed like she was still getting used to wearing them because she was fiddling with them as she was asking me questions. She said I was very observant and that she had just got them last week and she is still getting used to wearing glasses. She said that she doesn't really need to wear them all the time but she wants to wear them all the time because the fluorescent lights bother her eyes and the AR coating on her glasses really helps with that. She said that in the few days she has had them she already feels like her eyes are getting dependent on her glasses. She said that she took them off while she was driving to wipe a smudge off of them and she was surprised how blurry everything was with her glasses off. I told her how nice she looked wearing glasses and she said that her husband likes how she looks wearing glasses too. I have to go back in 2 weeks so I hope to see here again and see how she is doing with getting used to her glasses.

Galileo 23 Mar 2018, 20:09

In south east Asia and using public buses. A group of school girls all in uniform and looking to be about 15 years old get on the bus. There are six of them and five wear glasses for myopia ranging from -2 to -6 in my estimation. No NHS frames here though - all wearing modern designer looking frames but with a predominance of large round and black designs.

Same bus a group of younger girls in a different uniform get on, four this time of which 3 wear glasses. About 13 years old. Two of the three wear noticeable bifocals. The most extreme has frames which are almost round and the bifocal is a diagonal across the centre of the lens. Noticeable minus in the top segment, maybe -4 and powerful plus in the bottom segment. The other girl is unusual in that she is positioning her glasses so as to read her phone through the upper minus segment and not the bifocal reading add.

It's a small sample but seems to confirm the myopia epidemic in the region.

M2 21 Mar 2018, 20:54


You're too sweet to offer that, but what makes you think I need prop glasses to talk to men? Besides, I think both men I mentioned are in relationships. I'm a good many things, but a woman who flirts with taken men isn't one of them.

While I'm here, a sighting from the past couple a restaurant, eavesdropping on a conversation behind me while waiting for my dinner companion. Guy and woman, second date maybe? Both in their early to mid-30s. Guy says something about the NCAA tournament game on tv, woman replies, guy admits "I can't quite see the score, I wear glasses sometimes, I'm a little blind." This, of course, piques my interest and I make sure to take a look when I get up to use the bathroom. Guy has gray wire-framed glasses,very low minus but some cylinder, lying on table. He must've been keeping them in a pocket earlier in the date.

When I came back from the bathroom, he had the glasses on and was watching the game but the woman had passed me coming back from the bathroom. He looked good with the glasses on and I wanted to tell him she probably wouldn't mind if he just wore them so he could really see the game. He was decent looking, thinning gray-brown hair, neatly trimmed beard, tech-bro casual outfit. Noticeable cylinder in the lenses, enough that I suspect he probable wears them more than "sometimes".

George 17 Mar 2018, 18:11


You know if you were to order yourself a nice looking pair of glasses with a weak prescription of say -.75 or maybe -1.00 which your eyes shouldn't have any problem tolerating it would give you something to talk to these men at your sales meetings instead of just looking at them. You could do some fiddling with your glasses and comment about how you just recently got glasses and how you're trying to get used to wearing them. Maybe even ask for pointers from them.Glasses are fairly cheap online.

M2 17 Mar 2018, 15:42

Anonymous poster, you're mostly right. I am a mom and I enjoy seeing men in glasses. No glasses for me yet. I'm in my mid-30s and have good vision but I know presbyopia will come in due time.

Another sighting while I'm here and it's another presbyopic man. Must be the crowd I hang out with. I was at several days of sales meetings for work this week and saw a guy who I see periodically. He's in another region but I see him a few times a year at large work events. Mid- or late-40s, shorter, nice build, dark brown hair thinning a bit but styled well to embrace what he's got without looking silly (side note, men: comb-overs and attempt to hide hair loss are not fooling anyone. lots of guys with little hair look great, just own it).

But back to the glasses. He is definitely dependent on this pair for anything up close, they are rectangular, maybe +2, bronze frames. A nice match for his coloring. He's had them as long as I've seen him at these meetings, at least three years. But the last couple times I've seen him, he doesn't always whip them off to look into the distance. There were a few instances this time when he left them on to look up at a power point or something in the distance. Of course, once he realized he was looking through those lenses, he slid them off. Or onto his forehead, which was really kind of cute.

 16 Mar 2018, 06:57


You sound like a glasses wearing mom that enjoys seeing men wearing glasses as well as enjoying wearing her own glasses.

Slit 15 Mar 2018, 23:15

Saman 26 Feb 2018, 09:00

which city? what super market?

M2 14 Mar 2018, 16:43

This is a near-sighting that became a sighting.

About a year and a half ago, I would see this same dad at my daughter's soccer practice, trying desperately to hold his phone far enough away to see it to text or email. It probably didn't help that it was dusk. I would notice him and wonder to myself if he was living deep in denial or just too vain to put his readers on.

The season ended and I forgot about it, until this weekend when I was at a different sporting event and I saw him again, but now with a nice pair of black rimmed glasses that he wore the whole time. He's a good looking guy, probably late 40s, salt and pepper hair, tall and broad, and they suited him well.

I was across a field from him, but my guess is they're progressives. Wonder if he started with readers or went full-time from the start, and just how long after those fall nights that he held out, trying-and failing-to see his phone screen clearly.

pete-it 08 Mar 2018, 09:44

I went into a small coffee shop in south London this morning. To my delight the lady barrista, maybe about 40 years old had a pair of stunning glasses, they were a very large frame and the left lens was square with a red frame and the right was round with a white frame...guessing in the region of - 4...all very nice and made the coffee buying even sweeter

Adam 28 Feb 2018, 11:10

Two sightings this week in Tesco hipermarket:

On Monday, I saw a cashier with about -10 glasses and I think she had some astigmatism, too. Behind the lenses I saw that she has nice big brown eyes.

Today, I saw a girl with light blue eyes. Her eyes were squinty all the time and she was squinting hard even looking at closer distances, too. I think she has glasses but she doesn't wear them.

Both girls were very nice, not just their eyes.

Saman 26 Feb 2018, 09:00

Hi. Today I went to a shopping mall and went to the payment i saw the cashier girl wearing a glasses with very strong lens in her right eye (looks - 10 or - 12) and weak lens for a left eye (maybe - 2 or - 3).

I think she is around 25 years. When she turns her head we can clearly see the thickness of her right lens. It's around 10mm thick came our from the frame. When she turns forward her right eye looks very tiny.

I was So excited. I'm thinking her vision without those glasses...

Pyrofan 15 Feb 2018, 07:57

Great sighting at a work function earlier. A lady walked in wearing very bulky sunglasses that looks like those VR goggles. Thought it was a very odd choice of sunglasses but soon found out why- she took them off and revealed a second pair of small plastic rimmed glasses perched on her nose with very strong minus lenses in the -10 range. She is quite overweight (but quite pretty) and those glasses barely fit her face. She took them off a few times during the afternoon to rub her eyes and the red marks on her nose tells us how heavy those myopic glasses must be!

Lou 14 Feb 2018, 03:02

Hi Colin

Yes, I imagine that sellotape wouldn't be very successful with thick glass lenses. I saw someone recently with plastic glasses with both arms sellotaped on, and surprisingly this was a woman in her early twenties.

Since the Specsavers glasses range start at £25 including lenses, and they have modern styles, I can't see much need nowadays for people having to resort to sellotape for other than a temporary fix. Maybe this young lady had broken her glasses very recently.

All the best


Colin 12 Feb 2018, 16:42


I think the sellotape wasn’t up to holding the glasses together. Lenses were glass in those days and Cheryl’s thick lenses were really heavy. I think their weight made them slew round at an angle on her nose despite her continually adjusting them. She really seemed to be struggling that day.

Lou 11 Feb 2018, 11:49

Hi Colin

You are very welcome.

Best wishes


Colin 11 Feb 2018, 08:16


Cheers for that.

Although I was glad that Cheryl got her nice new glasses and could obviously see much better I really loved seeing her walking around with the old repaired glasses on the end of her nose tilting her head right back to see. Her magnified eyes looked lovely. It lasted about a week till she got the new tinted spex

Lou 11 Feb 2018, 07:04


Yes, Sellotape is a brand name.


However, since we generally refer to vacuum cleaners in the UK as hoovers, we use the word sellotape to describe clear or slightly goldish/yellowish tinted sticky tape.

Best wishes


Colin 11 Feb 2018, 06:53

I think sellotape is a brand name in the U.K.

What I found so fascinating about Cheryl (the typist)

was that she treated her glasses as reading glasses even though she had difficulty seeing in the distance without them. I don’t think she liked them. She must have had them for some time as they looked pretty old and she didn’t have a spare pair, perhaps at school she had enough accommodation to use them for reading only.

Her new glasses were slightly tinted, perhaps to hide their strength, and much more fashionable. Everyone in the office told her how good they looked and I got the feeling she didn’t mind wearing them quite so much. She certainly grew in confidence as time went on.

astigmaphile 10 Feb 2018, 19:32

Cellophane or Scotch tape.

 10 Feb 2018, 15:48

what is sellotaped?

Colin 08 Feb 2018, 16:47

The posts about young ladies wearing reading glasses reminded me of a girl I worked with in the late 60’s. She was a typist in our office and although I didn’t ask her age I guess it was similar to mine, late teens.

She was quite shy and wore strong plus glasses to read with lenses that bulged right out, on the end of her nose. She didn’t put them on until she got to her desk and took them off when she finished typing. They were brown plastic roundish, just loose in her bag which she’d rummage through to find them and looked as though she’d had them some time. The side pieces seemed loose and bent out and back where they were bent almost vertically behind her ears. Sometimes she looked over the top of them but whenever we spoke she lifted her head back to look through the lenses which magnified her eyes enormously. She also looked through them to see out of the window.

One day I noticed one of the side pieces sellotaped on, the hinge had broken and they were angled across her nose. She was really struggling.

I had repaired my own glasses before with an epoxy resin and suggested that I could try it on hers. At the end of the day she gave me the glasses and asked if I could sort them out for work tomorrow.

The following morning she was really grateful for the temporary repair and said she hadn’t realised how bad her eyes had got as she couldn’t really see to eat her dinner and couldn’t see the telly! She kept the glasses on all the time until she got her new glasses which looked slightly stronger and which she contined to wear all the time. These glasses were more fashionable, the lady in charge said she had got more cocky since she had her new glasses!

Weirdeyes 03 Feb 2018, 16:58


It’s likely she’s in her 40s or 50s. A lot of Asians look young for their age.

Tom 03 Feb 2018, 16:05

At the airport this week, seated at the gate waiting for my flight to board.

Sat next to me a business woman, Asian features, very well dressed in a slim black suit, white blouse, black heels, beautiful long hair, carrying a briefcase. Not older than 35 I guess.

What I noticed most of course where her glasses, which sat steady on top of her head. Larger round semi transparent light pink plastic frames, clear temples, they did not look very expensive but still very nice. I was reading some papers myself, and her glasses stayed on her head until after about 5 minutes, when she took her iphone and started surfing google, facebook,... Only then did I notice that the lenses where a very clear plus, and when looking at the screen showing all flights a few meters from us, she pushed her glasses halfway down her nose and looked over the lenses to read the flight announcements. It was very clear the next 10 minutes that she could read nothing on her iphone, neither from papers that came out of her briefcase, without the help of her glasses. But whenever she watched something further away, she either peered over the lenses, took off her specs, or pushed them up her head.

Very sexy and amazing thqt such young woman is so dependent already upon reading glasses.

NNVisitor 01 Feb 2018, 23:35

I was on a bus about 12 days ago. A woman in her twenties got on and I immediatly noticed that she was wearing plus glasses with a very noticable astigmatism correction. She stood on the bus with her back towards me the rest of the bus trip. Before I had to get off I noticed a small round message pin on her daypack. At first I had trouble reading it. Then I was able to read the pins inscription. It said "fuck you your stare". Quite surprising indeed. So everyone reading this please don't stare at strangers wearing glasses. It's one thing to glance occasionally but lets face it no one wants a stranger staring at them.

Soundmanpt 01 Feb 2018, 13:18


It's been a while since I saw any comments from you. You had an interesting sighting didn't you? Always nice to see a newly prescribed glasses wearer. I guess we could even call her a "virgin" glasses wearer since these are her first glasses. I really like seeing a young woman wearing a nice pair of aviator style glasses. But i'm not crazy about the way over size ones. I am more into the smaller style. Because these are her first glasses I would think they the prescription might be closer to -.75 but not more than -1.00. Without maybe trying on her glasses it would be difficult to tell if there was any astigmatism correction in her glasses. If she only got them on Saturday and you saw her on Monday or Tuesday she was probably told to wear them for about a week or 10 days so her eyes would have some time to adjust to her prescription and so she could get used to wearing glasses. Then it would be up to her as to when she feels like she needs or wants to war her glasses except that she is now required to wear her glasses whenever she is driving. Even with -.75 glasses she wouldn't be able to see the 20/40 line which is where see needed to able to see without glasses in order to not need glasses for driving. if her glasses were closer to -1.50 she might have been instructed to wear her glasses full time. That's about where many people do start wearing their glasses all the time. But even -.75 as her eyes continue to fully adjust to them will make enough of a difference that when she takes her glasses off now things are noticeably more blurry to her then they were on Saturday before she got her glasses. It will be interesting for you to see if she comes back in wearing glasses or not. Remember if drives to your store theirs a very good chance that she won't bother taking her glasses off if she is just making a quick stop at your store. But if she does take them off do you think you would able to recognize her without her glasses?

On another point. I must have missed a comment from you at some point because I didn't know that you finally convinced Danielle to take your old glasses. I just saw Lisa asking you if she is now wearing your old glasses full time instead of her own glasses and I wonder the very same thing? I'm sure your old glasses are much closer to what she should be wearing. Her own glasses are probably fine for driving still because she probably doesn't need an increase for distance just close up. That's why she should really consider getting progressives so her distance vision won't be forced to continue getting worse with stronger single vision glasses.Has she said when she plans on getting her eyes examined again?

 01 Feb 2018, 01:35

all the best, "Lou." lol

Lou 30 Jan 2018, 17:02


Let's make this very simple. My name is Lou, I post as Lou, all posts with a name other than Lou are not from me. It's not that difficult to understand is it!

Anyway, I have no intention of feeding a troll any further, so this is the last post on the subject from me. Accuse me of being who you like. I know who I am and what I have written.


Carrie 30 Jan 2018, 16:41

Hi Lisa

She's told me she is actually only wearing my glasses if her eyes feel tired at work. She's still wearing her own glasses full time. I feel she would be better off wearing mine full time as her next prescription will probably be very similar to the one in those glasses, but I certainly won't try to pressurise her to wear my glasses more.

 30 Jan 2018, 14:49

now "lou" is posting as "lisa?"

best regards

best wishes

all the love

kumbaya my lord

Lisa 30 Jan 2018, 14:24

Hi Carrie!

How is your friend doing wearing your old glasses fulltime now?

Best Regards Lisa

Lisa 30 Jan 2018, 14:24

Hi Carrie!

How is your friend doing wearing your old glasses fulltime now?

Best Regards Lisa

Carrie 30 Jan 2018, 12:13

I saw a new wearer today when I was at work. She was probably just a few years younger than me. Her glasses were thin metal Aviator style frames with mild minus lenses. Her prescription was probably about -1 to -1.50 as there was very little cut-in, although I only got a brief look when she paid for her shopping. I couldn't tell if there was any astigmatism correction in the lenses. She saw a friend just before leaving. The friend commented on the glasses saying she didn't know the first woman wore glasses. The first woman replied that she only got glasses for the first time on Saturday and should wear them at any time she wants to see clearer but must wear them for driving. She is still getting used to them. Her friend asked if everything was much clearer with glasses than without. She said it was surprisingly clearer than she thought it was going to be and was told she could wear them all the time if she wanted to. The friend asked if she was going to wear them all the time but the woman replied that she probably wouldn't. I was disappointed to hear that she wasn't going to wear her glasses full time. I wondered how long she had been driving while needing glasses and how she managed to pass her driving test, but I suppose her vision had probably deteriorated since she started driving.

 17 Jan 2018, 10:59

Seen a Indian mother daughter sighting today at the doctors- both high myopes. Mother in her 50s wearing semi rimless glasses with a -8 prescription, as expected they were quite thick and very visible with. She played with her granddaughter a lot on the ipad and shifted her glasses right to the tip of her nose to read like they were reading glasses which these clearly were not.

Her daughter, stunning lady in her late 20s had a pair of black oval shaped frames with at least a -10 prescription

Flat fronted with a little edge thickness off the side, power rings galore and her face minimized from each side when looking at her straight on. She was struggling to control her children who were running around and at one point her very young son started hitting her and caught her glasses and fell onto the bench. Immediately very concerned, she groped for them and inspected them for damage (with the glasses held very close to her face so her poorly functioning eyes could see) before sliding them onto her nose. Grandma then explained to the boy to not hit or play with mummy's glasses as she cannot see without them. The poor mum just held her head in her hands in frustration. The high myopia genes seem strong in this family so the young boy and daughter will probably end up being blind as a bat too like mum and grandma!

Slit 12 Jan 2018, 05:45

@Tom: I think Lou is correct.

I also have noticed one lady I know (about 27 years old) who wears a not so thick glasses for myopia, lifts up her glasses everytime she wants to read the phone.

Lou 12 Jan 2018, 05:31

Hi Tom

Even though she is only in her late twenties, maybe her glasses are progressives whereas her contact lenses are only single vision.

Just a thought.

All the best


Tom 12 Jan 2018, 04:37

This Monday a new young lady started a new job within our Legal Department. Not older then late twenties judging from her past working experience of a few years only with a law firm. Stylish, slender, shoulder-long blonde, and nice looking light-brownish round tortoiseshell glasses.

As we spent some time together at my desk when I also introduced her to what I do at the company, I could have some good looks at her specs: her lenses are thin but have very noticeable power rings. When standing behind her, queuing for lunch at the cafeteria, I could see that everything through her lenses looked truly small, meaning her prescription must be rather strong.

This morning however, I saw she was not in glasses. She must have contacts in and she clearly functioned well. During a meeting she was surprisingly squinting real hard but only when reading papers in front of her, or when looking at her iPhone, but not when watching the presentation on screen in the meeting room. How can this be? I never noticed this when she was in glasses the other days, but today very noticeable. Anyway, good she joined the company :)

Colin 11 Jan 2018, 09:10

Just seen two girls wearing the strongest myodisc glasses I’ve ever seen!

Our building firm sponsor a Boxing Club and we’ve been helping to do up their new premises. We were carrying some materials in the front door and they stopped to let us pass. They both looked in their 20’s but one younger than the other. I thanked them and noticed that both their glasses had a tiny myodisc circle in the middle of their lenses. I’m really not exaggerating, at most 20mm diameter. They asked what the building was going to be and I jumped at the chance of a chat! I think they might have been impressed with several of the fit young lads around.

We showed them round the club. Their eyes looked so tiny behind the thick lenses but they could both obviously see ok as they looked around.

They had Eastern European accents and a slightly tanned skin. Both were extreme well dressed the older girl wearing thigh length suede boots and shirt skirt a designer suede jacket. The younger wore jeans and a leather jacket.

I said the club was opening shortly and suggest they might like to join the ladies section. The older one laughed and said she wouldn’t be any good because of her glasses. I also wear quite strong plus glasses and said I know what you mean and explained that I was just doing the building work there. As we walked round the older girl kept pushing her glasses up which continually slid down her nose.

 10 Jan 2018, 10:05

Saw a mid 20s girl at the food court earlier. Quite pretty, short with long black hair tied up and wearing a large black glasses with around a -9 lenses. She sat at a table and immediately started taking out some stuff from her bag which I noticed to be contact lens paraphernalia- fresh from the visit to the eye doctor, and proceeded to take her glasses off to put in some eye drops. Interestingly, she was in no rush to put her glasses back on and played on her phone.

She had her fresh contacts ready to put in but was called to pick up her food in which she decided not to worry about putting her lenses in and put her glasses on instead (probably a wise decision as she would've probably struggled to find the counter, let alone navigate her way there and back carrying a tray of food at her level of myopia). Glasses was off and on as she needed to put her eye drops in throughout the meal. Managed to sneak in a few peeks at the thickness and power rings of her glasses knowing that she couldn't see me without her corrective lenses!

murky 09 Jan 2018, 17:22

What is the maximum that a 20-25 yo can accommodate? I see the post below can make +5, maybe Cactus Jack or S/M have a table for us of age vs

Murky 09 Jan 2018, 17:15

Agreed Bert,

at the local supermarket, one of the youg cashiers wears at least +4, she puts them on the work the register, then on to the forehead to patrol the shelves, and i see her sqauinting at the products and prices. Anything beyond +3 is better worn constantly, I think, but then, as withthe case below, if they can accommodate and see, they they prefer to be bare eyeed. Her glasses are tranparent acetate, highly fashionalbe too, and she looks so good in them, I am always loking for a conversation about it, but the moment has not arrived yet

Puffin 09 Jan 2018, 08:51


Unless you've got significant astigmatism it should be possible to manage without. Having some spare accommodation due to being young (ie twenties) helps.

plusglasses 09 Jan 2018, 07:01

@bert. I am hyperopic myself with a prescription of +5.25 dpt and some astigmatism. I'm 32 years old. Although my eyes feel like receiving a wellness treatment when I have my glasses on I often go without or have them on my sweater collar and put them on whenever I need them (for close up i cannot see anything without my glasses for longer than maybe 10 seconds) but for far I see well, not super-hd-well but ok to get around without them on my nose all the time.

So I agree - we farsighted people do have the ability to accomodate (hopefully for many more years :-) ).

Bert 09 Jan 2018, 03:41

I never cease to be amazed by the apparent ability of hyperopic people to accommodate and manage without their glasses.

On the train yesterday I was near a girl who wore heavy plus glasses to read and use her iPhone. At least + 5, possibly more, as the lens stuck out noticeably in front. Too young to be merely presbyopic. She kept them on to look round the train car. However when she stopped using her iPhone she pushed her glasses onto the top of her head, where they stayed when she got off the train. Fascinating. I did wonder how well she can see in the distance, but I've seen other women in their 20s and 30s make only occasional use of plus glasses with quite high prescriptions.

Murky 08 Jan 2018, 17:19

A new years eve party.

A waitress, serving canapes, immaculatey dressed in Black, with diamong drooping earrings, wore a gorgeous pair of Black dior frames, smallish lenses, wide arms, with gold braid liad along. I noted that she knew a lot of customers, and always took off her glass to kiss them on the cheek, a sure sign of a recent wearer.

Moving to behind her, I estimated about +1, a touch of astgmatic correction for ther left eye too. About 40, but still beautiful face, and top figure, size 10 perhaps.

I stood close to the kitchen door, admiring a picture, and just obstructing entrance, she returned to the kitchen, and the following took place

"Scuse me, need to go into the kitchen

Oh, sorry, (and I turn toward her)fixing her in my vision

What a lovely pair of glasses you are wearing, Wow..

Thanks, she makes to move on

I am a retired optometrist,( the Soundman line, rarely fails) and am always interested in people who know how to wear glasses well, where did you get them, please?

At OPSM, in the mall,

They look expensive, so fashionable too.

Are they your first pair?

Yes, how did you guess?

I saw you taking them off to greet your clients, its a sure sign of a new wearer, because you probably like people to see you without them, being a new wearer.

Do I? Oh yes, so I did!

She puts down her tray...ah here we go, as I ask

"Do you mind showing me who made them , please."

She deftly removes them, and hands them across, as i gently fondle the frames,

I study the Dior Label, then look through the lenses, noting about + 0.5 L & R with about +1, or less Add.

So you are a little bit long sighted, and have some trouble reading then?

"Not really, I went for an eye exam, as I failed an eye test for my work, not able to read the really fine print, and the optometrist said i may benefit from some glasses, and asked me to wear them constantly, and call back in a month, I am not sure they make much difference, what do you think"?

"Well, the prescription is quite weak, but I think you look so good in them, they are perfect for your face, and you are sure to need then full time in the next few years, as your eyes age, so I would get used to them now, and rejioce in joining the happy glasses wearers,like me,and get some transitions soon, and enjoy sun protection, not needing to put on sun glasses. What does your husband think of them"?

"Oh I am single, divorced actually, but my son likes them, says i look like his teacher. I must go, more food to deliver, nice talking to you.."

Swooning so much I had to sit down..what an encounter. Always good to talk to women with low power lenses, thye have a story.

Puffin 08 Jan 2018, 15:44

A couple of days ago I ran across a couple of young women in the local shopping mall. One wore attractive tortoiseshell plastic frames, the other less interesting black frames.

I didn't have time to catch more than a glance as I was with someone else, and anyway I don't want to stare. But for some time afterwards I was running the variables of thickness, base curve and possible lens materials through my head in search of an estimated level of myopia.

Such is the life of an OO.

Carrie 08 Jan 2018, 12:13

At work today a fairly regular customer came in. I've seen her wear glasses occasionally before and recently more often. She used to wear quite simple metal framed glasses with a weak minus prescription. Today she was wearing dark brown, slightly cat-eye shaped, plastic frames. The lenses looked slightly stronger. I complimented her on her new, pretty frames. She thanked me and said she needed a stronger prescription as things just weren't as clear as they should have been when she wore her old glasses that she's had for several years and only wore for distances. When she put her new glasses on she realised how clear everything should be and thought it might be a good idea to wear them all the time.

She is around late 20s early 30s and fairly attractive with straight brown hair down to just below her shoulders. Her glasses match her hair colour. Her best feature are her blue eyes which seem to sparkle more behind her new glasses than with her old glasses or no glasses at all. She is a little bit curvy.

Soundmanpt 31 Dec 2017, 14:53


Things like that do bring back memories. In this case very good memories of Gemma. Was this before you or Gemma was wearing glasses? Actually Gemma, as I recall had glasses, but she wasn't comfortable wearing glasses yet and her prescription was still weak enough that she could get by without her glasses. Was this the party right after you had started wearing glasses yourself?

I'm shocked to hear you say that any woman looks better without her glasses. But to be honest sometimes it seems like people have no taste in glasses. It sounds like the frames i have seen recently that are very thick, bold and big and they cover way too much of the face area. She said that she took her glasses off because her prescription had changed and with her glasses being stronger her eyes were still trying to adjust to her stronger glasses. But I winder if it could also have been because her glasses are heavier than her previous glasses so nose needed a break as much as her eyes did. Her answer as to how badly she needed her glasses to see with was interesting as well. If you're anywhere close to guessing her prescription and you seem pretty good at doing that then when her eyes are fully adjusted to her glasses I doubt that she would be able to see people's faces across the table from her. Now if she had only had her glasses for a day or so and her previous glasses were considerably weaker than her eyes wouldn't be fully adjusted to her glasses yet and it's possible that she was still able to see across he room without her glasses slightly better. but I totally agree with you that it really does make a difference which glasses a person is wearing as to how good the look wearing them. But were both not overly picky when we see an attractive woman wearing glasses are we,

What;s the New years Eve plans for Gemma and Carrie? Do your plans include Danielle and Vicky? Whatever you do be safe and have a good time.

James X. 31 Dec 2017, 13:16

Eyestein...Thank you for the link to that picture of Lauren Elizabeth. Sad to see she went back to smaller frames, but happy she is still out there.

Eyestein 30 Dec 2017, 23:08

I might have mentioned this sighting previously but it would have been years ago. The subject is a high plus check-out girl who once served me in a shopping centre.

I found myself in her queue and I was quite happy to wait there and watch while not obviously staring. Her general appearance was average but nice. She had blonde hair but brown eyes. As I got closer her glasses really caught my attention but not only because they were high plus. Her lens material had an unusual clarity and intense sparkle. It was like looking at lead crystal or diamond.

I got the immediate impression that it was not polycarbonate or any kind of plastic. Her frames were small and had kind of a heavily rounded off heart shape. In spite of that her lenses were still fairly thick. One lens was thicker than the other. I still reckon that what I saw that day was 1.8 or 1.9 ultra-high index real optical glass. Her glasses were obviously heavy because they frequently slid down her nose and she had to push them back up whenever she had a free hand.

Her narrow field of vision was obvious because she could not look up or down or sideways without moving her head up and down and sideways. She did that constantly. Her prescription must have been very high - like one would normally associate with legal blindness. She obviously was not legally blind as her occupation demonstrated.

Anyway, when it was my turn to be served I said very little to her because of all the people around and the place was busy. I did learn she had a sweet voice and nice manners. I understand that 1.9 optical glass is banned for glasses in the US because of it's brittleness. This sighting was in Australia

Eyestein 30 Dec 2017, 21:18

@James X. Lauren Elizabeth is still on facebook at least. This is a recent picture.

I'm pretty sure her prescription is a little less than +15. I think it has been well established that she wears progressive lenses (aphakic).

Carrie 30 Dec 2017, 17:36

We went to a party just before Christmas. 7 years ago at the same location with the same host and a lot of the same people attending I got chatting to someone I remembered from school. That person was Gemma, so this particular party always brings back very special memories for both of us.

At this year's party I a woman of a similar age to me, perhaps a bit younger. She was wearing glasses with a very thick tortoiseshell frame. The lenses were probably no more than -3. At one point she sat down at a table and took her glasses off. I hate to say it but she was prettier without her glasses. Maybe a different style would have looked better on her. There were a few other people at the table but there was room for me (Gemma had gone to get me a drink). Someone asked her if glasses were strong. She replied with an Italian accent that they weren't strong but needed them to see far away. Someone else asked how badly she needed glasses. She replied that people on the other side of the room were difficult to see properly. The same person asked why she had taken her glasses off. She said that she was resting her eyes as the prescription was stronger than her old glasses and seeing so clearly was taking some getting used to. I didn't hear any more as Gemma phoned me as she had forgotten which I was in, so I went to find her!😄

Jim H 17 Dec 2017, 08:12

Out for a nice dinner last night. The hostess was very pretty around 19 with shoulder length straight brown hair wearing black leather skirt, black sheer top and black ankle boots. To my surprise she was wearing an eye patch! I was sat near the entrance so I could watch her periodically. She had many comments from the regular customers and I think I heard her say she had some sort of eye incident but no further information. A few times I noticed her closing her good eye tightly for a few seconds and then trying to refocus after. Was neat to watch.

Puffin 16 Dec 2017, 17:43

I dreamed of glasses last night :-)

Weirdeyes 16 Dec 2017, 02:27


Sounds like the glasses I have, except they're black and a cheap Costco pair. I usually wear contacts, so I choose cheap frames.

Adam 16 Dec 2017, 01:29

2 days ago I saw a girl with low minus glasses but her prescription was not enough. Her eyes were a bit squinty all the time. A bit later, the bus was coming and she was squinting very hard to see the number of the bus. Maybe I have never seen this amount of squinting, her eyes were almost closed.

murky 14 Dec 2017, 03:49

Here they are variously 1000 dollars to 150 euros

What does the team think?

Murky 14 Dec 2017, 03:42

At the classical concert last night, heard Vaughan Willimas "Lark AScending" and my soul soared as in front of me was...

A middle aged, grey haired lady, with a stunning pair of pure banana white frames, with a gold lattice pattern for about 5 cm on the arms. Slight cats eye look.

Her blue eyes were beatifully accented by the frame colour.

About +1, with some add, maybe +2 to 2.5, the max.

At half time I followed her out,( she was alone) and gently bumped her at the exit..

"Oh sorry, my fault, caught my foot on the step"..she looked straight at me,,my hraeart fluttering, at 150, I ventured

"Thats a beautiful pair of specs, lovely color, that off white"

Well Thank you sir.

"Are they new,and they look expensive""

Oh about 3 months now, I recall they were over $700, my first new pair for 3 years, so an investment.

Do you mind telling me who made them, as my daughter loves white frames, and i would like to tell her about them .

Ahh, she takes them off, and wait for it..

"I cant read the label without glasses", she cries

Let me look ( I take them on my hand, and gently turn them over, to see a golden Gucci stamp ( and can see the GG 3695 alonside) Oh bliss..that I could make them disappear!

" They are Gucci, just the best, and so well done, hope they serve you well."

I hand them out to her, and close the arms, she opens them, and puts them on

her striking face , made more so by Senor Gucci, quite the nicest frames I have seen on a face for a while.

I look them up on the web, now discontinued, but about $450 frames only.

Carrie 06 Dec 2017, 10:52

A member of the Cambridge University Women's Rugby Team

EyeTri 06 Dec 2017, 07:09

Back when I was road racing motorcycles I went to a race at Road Atlanta. This the final race of the the season, so it must have been in Oct of '92 or '92. With some of my racing friends I went to a strip club in Atlanta (Cheeta III?). What a place - there were 3 or 4 stages with girls dancing all the time The girls were constantly changing. What made me happy was several of the dancers wore glasses (real prescription glasses). In the two hours we were there I saw 3 beautiful GWG dancers. I don't regret spending the cover charge I spent to get in there.

James X 06 Dec 2017, 01:09

Along the lines of selling sex appeal, I have to ask...What happened to “Lauren Elizabeth Adult Entertainment”?

Her glasses prescription HAD to be around +15!

Her stuff seems to have completely disappeared from the internet.

Dieter 05 Dec 2017, 19:33

I've been in several Hooters, Tilted Kilt, etc. across the USA and seen many GWGs often with relatively strong (at least very real) prescriptions. It's not really such a big deal. Guys dig chicks with glasses.

SZ6 05 Dec 2017, 11:23

Galileo - that's quite a memory! If it was in the 80's, when very big frames were prevalent and high-index wasn't commonplace... I imagine her glasses must have been very substantial!

Galileo 05 Dec 2017, 10:59

SZ6 - I have been to a few Hooters in different countries and never seen a GWG.

However a long long time ago I went to a strip joint where one of the performers wore glasses around -9. And she did her sets bare eyed, sometimes struggling because of that.

There were a few other girls on that night who wore glasses and all took them off to perform. That was in the 80s.

SZ6 05 Dec 2017, 07:05

This isn't a sighting, but a question about sightings you may have had...

Have any of you ever seen a waitress wearing visibly strong glasses while working in a "breastaurant" type of establishment - i.e., a place like Hooters, Tilted Kilt, Twin Peaks, etc?

I recently stumbled back on to this gorgeous girl's Instagram:

From what I gather based on what she has shared, she is a waitress at a place like that. She has a -9 prescription, but seems to wear contacts almost all the time. There are some pictures of her wearing non-prescription frames, which I am guessing she uses an accessory sometimes when she dresses up for work.

It just got me wondering how many other severely nearsighted (or farsighted) girls are out there, waiting tables at these places that place a premium on the sex appeal of their waitstaff, hiding their poor vision with contacts. I have to imagine few of these girls ever come to work in their thick specs unless they have no other choice.

So, has anyone ever seen something like this? Share if you have!

Billy A 04 Dec 2017, 11:44


Of course, I know, but for me is very, very hard to say just "Hello" to someone I know...

He wears one day -7 glasses, second day -13 and next day plus glasses. I'm sure this is GOC :)

-14 02 Dec 2017, 11:35

Billy A

Next time you see the guy go up to him and say"Excuse me but I really like your frames can you tell me where you got them?" If he is indeed doing GOC he prolly is an "OO" any you will end up in a glasses discussion. I'm sure you wouldn't mind that. Just give it a try.

murky 02 Dec 2017, 03:55

Lentifan, wonderful metaphors, but you need to seize the moment, and tell her how wonderful they ( glasses) are, with specs like that well chosen, she will be delighted

Mike, I am not a retired optician, I picked up that line from Soundman pt it gives one a legitamacy to explore the frames/prescription, and as most glasses weares know little about it, IO have never been caught out.

lentifan 01 Dec 2017, 13:28

Seen boarding a busy rush-hour train today, a pair of shiny new-looking glasses with white rings round the outside edges of the lenses. The glasses worn by a jolly, short, cuddly-plump girl of about 20 with a pretty face, milk-chocolate complexion, with woolly hat and scarf, her big round eyes glowing behind the minus lenses (perhaps about -12d). As we shared a pole at different heights, the view from obliquely above and behind when she turned her head was of many power rings and some lens edge sticking out behind the thick blue-black plastic frames which are just slightly too big.

Oh, to be young again! But sadly I had to get off at the next stop.

Cubicle 01 Dec 2017, 13:25

I saw a couple of pretty girls in shops...

First shop, one employee is a tall curly blonde that moves her head a lot. She had tortoise like plastic frames with quite thick plus lenses that protrude a lot. Difficult to tell her prescription but quite high. She is delightful.

The second girl is at the bakery. Blonde hair blue eyes, big boobs and big -10 glasses that slide a bit. She looks at the change very close to her eyes while squinting. I have a reason to buy more bread !

But I can't ask them for their glasses brand or something

Mike 30 Nov 2017, 23:21


Your posts are great. That once has to be said. I really enjoy them. You have not only been a talented optician. But you are also gifted with sensible social skills and as a wounderful author here.

Love you lots. Mike

Mike 30 Nov 2017, 23:21


Your posts are great. That once has to be said. I really enjoy them. You have not only been a talented optician. But you are also gifted with sensible social skills and as a wounderful author here.

Love you lots. Mike

murky 30 Nov 2017, 23:01

An exciting encounter..

Airport again, GWGs all over, but my excitement is roused by a blond, 25 ish withoversize back frames, and broad silver arms, passing beneath flaxen gold hair.

Moving to her side I detect low minus, maybe less than 1 even.

There is no manufacturers logo on the arm , and she pushes them up the nose each few minutes.

Her male consort ( covered in tattoos) moves toward the bar, seizing the moment,

" Gee I like your glasses, can you tell me who made them"

She removes them, looks inside the arm intently

"it says Ellery here" and I peer at the plain text with her.

"Hmm they look new, and quite fashionable Well done" I venture , "are they comfortable to wear?"

"Yes I got then last week,am getting used to them"

I am a retired optometrist, and I note you are pushing them up your nose often, have you had them fitted to your face" I enquire

No, I did not know about that, how is it done?

Are they your first pair then? ' She replaces them...ahhh.

"Yes, I had glasses briefly at school, but they did not help much.I got these to drive, as I could not see all the signs, and now I can see well again.

"Your optometrist can heat up those arms, and bend them to fit exacxtly, you only have to ask, and they will saty in place . "

"Thanks i shall do that next week. "

Wow , what an encounter

Billy A 30 Nov 2017, 15:26

I saw one guy in my city. I guess he wears GOC because he wears different minus power glasses, sometimes about -7, sometimes about -13. Yesterday i saw him wearing plus glasses! It must be GOC.. I really want to talk with him with social phobia is not easy :(

 27 Nov 2017, 15:35

I saw this Asian girl on the bus who was wearing plus glasses. Which is strange enough. But when I saw her from another angle I realized her other eye is minus.

 25 Nov 2017, 04:58

One of the best sightings ever had today. Very cute Mid 20s blonde girl working at an electronics store. She was looking through lenses that must be at least -13 in a large thick black frame (probably the only type of frame that can support those lenses!)

Her glasses must've cost her a fortune as no noticeable lens thickness, although nothing could be done about the cut in and power rings which still easily suggests that she is blind as a bat. Everything was minuscule when I looked behind her and through the lenses.

She seems to be the type that takes a lot of pride in her appearance judging by how heavily made up she was even for work. Definitely not the kind you'd associate with this kind of nearsightedness. Probably a contact lens wearer who would've been mortified to have to wear her glasses for the day.

Weirdeyes 15 Nov 2017, 17:32


I hope no one notices the difference between my eyes!

Puffin 15 Nov 2017, 15:10

I was out today in a shop being served by a young woman wearing glasses - fascinating in itself - when I realised she was anisometropic (one eye plus, the other myopic).

It took a bit of changing my angle of view to confirm this. Right eye I think something like plus 3 with notable astigmatism. Left eye minimal myopia (minus 1 at most) and no astigmatism.

I've only ever seen a handful of these, and they're all memorable.


Then there was the nice shop assistant in M&S the other week. She smiled and said hello. Modest myopia of 2-3 dioptres, but quite pleasant.

Murky 24 Oct 2017, 20:54

Airport sighting

At the airport, and I see a 30s business woman, BMI a nice 18-20,

looking at her computer through large marine blue completely circular spex, about +1.5 tp +2, no Add.Nose pads,and a shimmer of blue lens tint.Alluring, stimltating, and sexy++

We load to the aircraft, and .. wow.. she is seated next to me. As I shuffle to get to my seat, I sday..

Beautiful glasses you have there,

Oh thanks,

must have been expensive, well done, they look great on you.

They are from Germany, but the lenses were more expensive

Why so? I am a retired optometrist.

Because I have a prism correction

Yes, that can add cost, especially if the number in higher

I have 6 at present, 3 each side I was told.

Base in or out?

Not sure what you mean

Oh, let me have a look, ans we can tell.

(Ahh, she hands them to me, what a frisson, as i remove my specs)

You are base in, like me, your eyes diverge a little, maybe some double vision at times?

Yes, when reading, the image will split into two often, thats why shae suggested the prism.

Good for you, I reply, and during the hour flight, I keep looking across tyhe row, at her.

Soundmanpt 22 Oct 2017, 16:45

NN Visitor

No i agree with you. i didn't mean to make it sound as if she was near blindness without her glasses just more difficult for her than her friend that was wearing her glasses. The longer her friend was wearing her glasses the more her eyes were adjusting to them. Probably the only reason she was starting to get a headache from wearing the glasses was that they probably also had some astigmatism in them and that was what was starting to give her a headache. If she wore them most of the afternoon by the time she returned them she was probably seeing pretty good with them. In the end they both must have had fun trading places.

NNVisitor 22 Oct 2017, 10:53


Some people can go around without their glasses. I've gone for a walk three blocks from my home. I cross streets at traffic light and can see through the blur green from red lights, the closer vehicles and I try to cross streets when others are crossing. My glasses are -10 with astigmatism near -2 way worse vision than this lady with -3 glasses.

Sure things are blurry for her and much more for me. Glasses provide clarity but in their absense most wearers if they're very careful can walk around both inside and outside their home without their glasses on.

Michael 22 Oct 2017, 10:12

They said it was a joke. First they only would change some clothes, but in the end they change all for an afternoon.

Soundmanpt 22 Oct 2017, 08:20


I'm sure the owner of the glasses had a much harder time trying to see without her than her friend did while wearing her glasses. Even though her friend's glasses were way too strong for her eyes she was still able to see wearing them even though they made everything much smaller. Had the glasses only been around -1.50 she would have been able to wear them all day without any issues and they would have been very comfortable to her. Did they say why they did that. The young lady that the glasses belonged to had to very uncomfortable without her glasses.

Michael 22 Oct 2017, 05:51

Last week I met two female co-worker in town. I knew that one of them wore glasses for distance. But this time the other girl wear glasses.

We talked about things in our company and then they asked me if I noticed something. I said that I was surprised about the glasses wearer was bareeyed ans the ozher wear glasses.

They laughed and said that they changed there outfit, glasses too.

The glasses owner said that it was hard to go without because she had -3 diopters. But she can ask her friend if she couldn`t saw because she were able to see with the glasses as good as without. Only smaller and she got some headaches after wearing them for more than one hour.


Soundmanpt 19 Oct 2017, 14:09


Thanks for posting that. Shes not bad. Not the best looking aviator style glasses shes wearing.

Gordon 19 Oct 2017, 10:25


Michaela Wain is the most interesting bespectacled candidate. Check out these aviators! What do you think?

Soundmanpt 19 Oct 2017, 08:43


The US version of the Apprentice was canceled last year due to poor ratings. Can you post some of the pictures of the women that are on the that wear glasses.

Carrie 18 Oct 2017, 10:28

The next episode of the UK version of The Apprentice is on BBC1 tonight. Around half of the participants wear glasses. Roughly the same number with both the men and the women. The women's glasses are fairly normal looking and so are most of the men's. But one of the men has some round glasses that make him look like a cross between Harry Potter and a Minon!😅

Tom 16 Oct 2017, 05:18

I was standing along the football pitch last weekend, watching my son play a game. It didn’t take long before I noticed a soccer mom standing 20m further down the side line, talking to another woman. I saw how the sun reflected in her glasses, and I eased my way closer to her. To me delight she wore my all-time favorite Chanel 3221Q frames, those in which Emma Watson looked so exquisitely cute.

I noticed her lenses had sizeable minus prescription were still remarkably thin. I was clear from her overall classy appearance that she could afford not only the expensive frames, but also the thinner high-index lenses.

She really made my day when she took off her glasses, held them with both hands 40cm from her face up in the air, blew on the lenses, and squinting hard she was trying to find the small smear or bit of dust that clearly bothered her. She then patiently rubbed her lenses with a tip of her scarf, put them back on, adjusted them other nose, but they came off again. The same ritual was done two more times before she was happy with the clarity of the lenses. I the meanwhile she didn’t stop talking to her friend besides her, who didn’t seem to have any interest in glasses or vision, and tried all the time to continue to follow the game, which treated me to several great squints.

She had her hair in a tight pony tail, which allowed for a great view onto the full length of the delicately ornate temples of her glasses. Quite an afternoon I must say!

Soundmanpt 14 Oct 2017, 10:37


I'm no expert on the matter and I never had kids but I think it's because baby's have small hands so they can't really grab onto your face but glasses are much easier to grab onto. Also they could be attracted to the shinyness of glasses as well. You and Gemma were quite smart in taking your glasses off before holding her baby. I get the idea you may have already experienced having a baby grab your glasses off your face before which is why you knew to take them off this time?

Carrie 13 Oct 2017, 14:31


She had them on the top of her head and then put them on the table when she picked her baby up. I don't know how much she actually needs them, that was all she said. She didn't use them when we were there.

I meant to also say in my last post that Gemma did the same as me when she cuddled the baby. She wasn't going to risk her glasses with a baby that doesn't seem to like seeing them on people's faces!😃

Miku 12 Oct 2017, 16:05


That is such an interesting story. Sometimes it happens to discover such things and at times, I am the subject of such a discovery myself.

May I ask how you ended up discovering that your friend is a glasses wearer? And any idea, how much she actually needs them for fine print? Could it be that she can read just fine without any correction, but feels her eyes straining? That's pretty much my case and I have a stronger RX than what you estimated she does.



Cubicle 12 Oct 2017, 11:21

The other day in the subway I saw a beautiful young woman. Late 20s, long brown hair, beautiful face and big black plastic glasses. The lenses were at least -12. Lots and lots of cut-in.

I wanted to ask her out and try them on but she was with a guy.

Carrie 12 Oct 2017, 00:09

I've just discovered that one of my friends has worn glasses for reading since she was 15. She is now 30 and I've never seen her wear them until now despite knowing her for at least 5 years! She said she only wears them for looking at very fine print or long periods of reading and still has the same prescription as her first glasses. At her last eye test, a few weeks ago, she asked about ready made reading glasses. She was told that they would be fine for short periods but should wear prescription glasses for longer periods because of the slight difference between each eye. She uses a cheap pair of ready made glasses if she is holding her baby daughter because her daughter likes to try to grab glasses and managed to break her previous pair of prescription glasses! I wanted to cuddle my friend's baby so I gave my glasses to Gemma for safe keeping.(Neither Gemma or I want kids, either adopted or via a sperm donor and pregnancy, but other people's kids are fine for short periods especially when they are as cute as this friend's baby)

My friend's glasses looked around +1 or +1.50 (she didn't say and I didn't ask).

Tom 28 Sep 2017, 11:37

Walked to my car after a meeting this late afternoon, the pavement next a cobblestone street with tram tracks imbedded. I saw how a young woman tried to cross the tracks while riding her bike, but her front wheel got stuck, and she fell off her bike. Luckily she didn't really hurt herself, and there were no cars or trams at that very moment. I helped her to get up and recover her bike, satchel, and handbag together with another pedestrian.

While doing so, I also noticed a pair of bright red glasses on the street next to her bike. I picked them up and handed them back to her. She took them and was very thankful they were not broken (probably because the frames were of a thicker plastic, and I guess polycarbonate lenses). She told us she hadn't even noticed she had lost them while falling. Indeed, the lenses didn't seem to have very strong prescription, but she put them on again before resuming her ride.

Carrie 19 Sep 2017, 10:58

I'm too short to use my knees to hurt a man in the right place but I can punch or even squeeze very hard to cause pain!

Soundmanpt 18 Sep 2017, 16:58


I really hope that Swap was only having some sort of weird dream and he didn't really take that girls glasses and pop out one of her lenses and made her go without it overnight or that he broke off the temples of her glasses.

I'm sure he would have been extremely sorry if he had ever tried attempted to even take your glasses from your face without your approval let alone start to pop out a lens from your glasses. I'm thinking your knee could do major damage if you kneed him in a certain spot.I think there is probably only a few people you would allow to remove your glasses.

Yeti 18 Sep 2017, 04:06

Dear Friends,

did anybody have a chance to travel in Taiwan and check if there's a lot of high myopic people there as it's reported ?

Just thinking about travel destination :)


Weirdeyes 17 Sep 2017, 17:41

I think Swap is just a pathetic virgin making up dumb stories.

Carrie 17 Sep 2017, 17:29

I don't know if situations described by Swap and Swap Supporter are real but if someone did that to me they would regret it! Luckily for me I am not helpless without glasses, so if someone did take my glasses and didn't give them back or deliberately broke them I would still be able to see them to hurt them enough to make them give my glasses back. I may be petite but I am not weak and have been told that I get quite scary when I get really angry.

I don't mind friends or family taking my glasses for a short time for a joke as I know I will get my glasses back fairly soon and in one piece.

Sick  17 Sep 2017, 14:22

You guys are sick !

swap supporter 17 Sep 2017, 10:39

swap bravo! i fully support you and understand why you did that. but i think you gave up too quickly. i did this once before, but i was not sure the woman would see me for another date. so i popped out of the thick lenses and put it in my pocket. i gave her back her glasses and said tomorrow when we date i will give it back. the next date when i said i would give the lens back, she told me she struggled alot trying to see through one lens. how difficult it was because her blurry eye kept trying to take over and gave her headaches because of the large difference in vision between both eyes. i told her i can fix that. so i took her glasses and put her lens back in. but just before i gavbe them to her, i broke both arms off her glasses. she was really in tears, but it was an incredible sexual moment watching her struggle from that point on. omg one of the best incredible sexual rushs i ever had.

unfortunately she did not call me for another date. which makes no sense because i exposed her eyes to the way she should be seeing.

Plus Tony 16 Sep 2017, 07:45


I agree. If it isn't made up it is more or less abuse. If I did that to any of my glasses wearing friends never mind someone I'd just met I think I might expect a kick somewhere painful.

Weirdeyes 16 Sep 2017, 06:24


I think he did. Sounds like a fantasy a guy who has no guts to approach a girl would make up.

Puffin 16 Sep 2017, 05:46

Swap, I hope you made that up.

 15 Sep 2017, 20:34

add yet ANOTHER jerk to the increasingly overflowing stack of creepy eyescene stalkers!

Slit 14 Sep 2017, 04:53

Swap -> Idiot!

murky 14 Sep 2017, 00:16

Plus Tony has a point, there is so much close work, these days, that the latent hyperope has been eliminated, even see youg (mostly) girls with +1.5 or less, who could happily manage till early forties, noe wear specs, but the big draw is that th ehigh fashion houses have produced a must have ( and wear) product to the delight of us O-O s

NNVisitor 13 Sep 2017, 21:10

swap You're a complete asshole. It's too bad that she didn't learn Krav Magna before meeting you. If she had you would have been the one doing the crying.

swap 13 Sep 2017, 20:34

Yesterday I met a girl we had been chatting for long... She was tall beautiful, wore thick glasses prescription -9.5 for both eyes.. In India girls don't prefer glasses. She also don't like them.. But she had no choice.. We went for juice shop. She was really beautiful.. We just sat there.. And I gently removed her glasses. She said give me back please.. I said you are fine without them.. Then I asked her to order something she complained she couldn't read well without glasses.. I placed her glasses on her nose ... And let her order and again I removed them.. She was little bit uncomfortable..... We talked many things... Finally on leaving she asked me return her glasses... I said I will keep them with me and return you tomorrow... She was visibly on the verge of cry... She said how can spend a day without them it's impossible.. Give me back please.. I placed glasses back on nose and we left from there....

Plus Tony 11 Sep 2017, 11:54


Interesting sighting. I don't know whether it is just because we notice these things more but I have a feeling there are more full time low plus wearers than there used to be (probably because we all live on our phones these days).

I wonder if opticians (the ones that actually give proper guidance that is) have started to change their advice. It probably makes sense for a teenager who is a little bit longsighted and lives the whole of his/her life through their phone just to leave their specs on rather than taking them on and off like a yoyo.

Carrie 11 Sep 2017, 05:23

I've just noticed that auto correct has changed "walk to work" to "walk to school"!😄 Obviously it should say work.

Carrie 11 Sep 2017, 05:19

I was in town on Saturday and I saw a girl, who was probably late teens or very early 20s, wearing some dark plastic frames that I initially presumed were fake but turned out not to be. From what I could work out she had just been to the opticians to pick up her glasses and she had just met up with the bunch of friends that she was with when I saw her. Her friends were very complimentary and also wanted to try the glasses on. One of her friends said she felt dizzy with the glasses on, another just said everything was blurry with them on and another noticed that they magnified things like her mum's reading glasses did but a bit more. That last friend handed the glasses back to their owner asking if they were reading glasses. The original girl said she it was recommended that she wore them all the time. Unfortunately I couldn't get to hear any more of what they were saying as they moved off but I did manage to get a quick look at the new glasses wearer as the group walked past me. It was difficult to work out how strong her prescription was but I would guess between +1 and +2. I couldn't tell if there was any astigmatism or prism correction.

A regular sighting for me has changed her look. There's a woman I quite often see waiting at a bus stop as I walk to school. Before her new look she reminded me of the singer Carly Rae Jepson with glasses (Here's a pic of CRJ with glasses on ) The woman has an attractive smiley face and used to have a similar low straight fringe to CRJ and her glasses were similar to the ones in the photo. The woman has a new haircut which looks very nice on her. The fringe has gone and she has new glasses. Thanks to the new haircut and the new larger glasses I saw that she has a mild minus prescription. It might be minus with astigmatism or just astigmatism correction because of the distortion I can see behind her through her glasses. We always say hello to each other even though we don't know each other so I have been able to get a few good looks. Her old glasses and hair style prevented me getting a look to see what sort of prescription she had so I can't compare her old and new prescriptions.

Plus Tony 10 Sep 2017, 11:29

Kang R. Rue

No I am neither creepy nor a stalker. People who 'know' me on here would perhaps agree that like many of them I have an obsession with glasses (and the subject of hyperopia in particular) but where I come from observing things that are going on in a public place is quite a normal activity and discussing them on this board is a thing that we do.

Thanks for your feedback but unless you have something constructive to contribute I would advise you to hop along.

Kang R. Rue 10 Sep 2017, 03:05

omg mate you are quite an obsessive creepy stalker. you should really seek professional help!

Plus Tony 08 Sep 2017, 12:52

Continued from previous post...

Although I was running out of time, I walked in that direction and although I didn't hear everything it was obvious that she was talking to whoever had been with her when she had her eye test and picked the frames. It also became clear that the dispenser who had fitted her glasses was not the same person who had served her when she picked her frames. I've tried to recall as much of the one-sided conversation as I can although it was obvious that whoever was on the other end of the phone was not filling her with confidence. I don't know but suspect it may have been her mother...

"Honestly she was lovely...said I'd picked well. The only thing is... I'm not allowed to take them off... except in bed or the shower. Did you know that? I don't remember them saying anything about that before"

pause while the other person replied...

"What? No. I'm serious. That's what she said. Straight away when I get up" ...

"Yeah it was a bit of a shocker but she looked like she knew what she was on about"...

"Yeah she was. I do like how they look. She said glasses were an upgrade."...

"I think so. I don't think it works like that"...

"Yeah, every day."...

"All day, yeah permanent"...

"Heavy? Not really. Things look a bit bigger. Good like"...

"Yeah that's the point isn't it"...

"A bit, yeah but its alright"...

[At this point she stubbed out her cigarette and immediately reached into her bag to get another one and carried on talking...]

"Yeah, hang on I'm just lighting a ciggie"...

"Second one, well I'm you know. What? Yeah well its still quite a big thing. A change like."...

"Yeah I know. Not now though. Don't go on"...

"What? Not that many really"

"Course its OK. What have fags got to do with glasses?"...

[Not that I would have said anything anyway it occurred to me that now was not the time for a newly bespectacled and increasingly nervous young woman to hear about the potential effects of long term smoking on the eyes]

"Sarah's always had glasses and she smokes way more than I do...what? and Bethan and Kasia too. Yeah you know the Polish girl at work"...

"I don't think smoking has anything to do with it. Leave it"...

"Beth's 18 now. I don't know but she's had glasses since she was little"

"What? I don't know. About the same time as me probably. I have no idea if her mother knows. It's up to her isn't it?"....

"Yeah, they wear theirs all the time too. At least I'm pretty sure they do. I don't remember seeing them not wearing them "...

"Yeah its just the way it is. I'll just have to get used to it. What?"...

"Yeah she wears glasses too. Eh? No she doesn't smoke. Barry? No he doesn't smoke either."...

"See it has nothing to do with it. Anyway I've got to go and walk round for a bit to make sure everything's all right with the glasses"...

"Yes of course I've got them on. That's what it means"...

"Yes, immediately. Obviously. Right look I'll see you later"...

"Ha bloody ha. I've got to do this"...

"Yes from today. Look I'll see you later"

[At this moment, the dispenser and a male colleague walked out of the opticians but went in opposite directions, the dispenser moving purposefully in the direction of her recent customer, smiling broadly with an unlit cigarette in her hand]

Dispenser "Oh hello again. Everything ok?"

Woman "Yes fine I'm just getting used to things. Sorry I probably shouldn't be smoking should I?"

Dispenser "Well should any of us really? but when I saw you standing here I knew I’d be able to ask you for a light. I loaned my lighter to a colleague and she isn’t back from lunch"

Woman "Oh yes of course. I didn’t think you’d be a smoker. It probably isn’t good for the eyes is it”

Dispenser “Well it probably isn’t good full stop but it isn’t why we need to wear glasses just in case that’s what you’re thinking. I’m just going to get a coffee. You can join me if you like”

Woman “Yes why not”

Dispenser “Great. Then we can go back the shop and make sure everything is OK with those lovely new glasses of yours.”

And that was the last I saw of them as they headed off to Costa Coffee puffing away. Although I am a non-smoker and generally disapprove of smoking it occurred to me that the cheerful dispenser and her customer’s shared habit was a handy coincidence. After having her confidence in wearing glasses somewhat eroded by whoever was on the phone I have no doubt that by the time they’d finished their coffee the woman would be much more confident in her new eyewear and almost certain to follow the dispenser’s wise advice to wear her glasses full time. If there were more enthusiastic people like her working at the retail end of the optical profession I can’t help thinking there might well be more people who should be wearing specs actually wearing specs! I shall definitely call in for a browse next time I’m in that town.

Plus Tony 08 Sep 2017, 12:21

The second event that I mentioned in my previous post occurred while I was browsing frames in an optician one lunchtime while I was killing time on my way to a work meeting. I've not mentioned the names of the main protagonists involved, just in case, although I've named those mentioned in passing otherwise it wouldn't make sense.

A young woman of about 20ish was sitting waiting to receive what I took to be her first glasses as she wasn't wearing any. The dispenser who was probably in her late 20s and wearing very stylish blue acetate specs came to sit down opposite her carrying a tray containing the woman's new glasses.

Their interaction started in a very unusual way. The dispenser asked the woman what her normal morning routine was. She replied somewhat sheepishly that she usually started with a mug of coffee and a cigarette before going to the bathroom. The dispenser replied "OK we're going to need to make a little change from now on. First thing you need to do every morning, the very first, before you have your caffeine and nicotine is put your glasses on and after that leave them on except when you are in the shower or swimming. Its very important" The woman laughed nervously but did not make any protest and the dispenser then went through the ritual of polishing the lenses before fitting the frames. Then she said, "OK take a look in the mirror before we upgrade to the new you" The dispenser then handed the glasses to the woman who put them straight on and looked again in the mirror. I noticed that the prescription was a mild plus, maybe +1.50 or so and the frames were black plastic with metal sides.

The dispenser continued "You look fantastic don't you think. Your face was made for those glasses" The woman who now had a beaming smile asked her if she really thought so and the dispenser replied that she did before adding "You know it is really important for girls like us who need our glasses all day to look great and you've made an excellent choice. Now how is your vision?"

The woman replied that it was generally fine before commenting that things in the distance weren't 100% sharp (as you'd probably expect). The dispenser gave the standard explanation about getting used to the prescription for a few days and muscles relaxing, not losing a further opportunity to remind her not to take her glasses off. She then checked the fit and made a few adjustments and suggested to the woman that she should go for a walk around for an hour and if possible she should return to check that everything was ok. The woman said that was OK and she left the shop. The dispenser then walked through the shop past me and for the first time I got a good look at her own lenses which were also plus but probably about double the prescription of the ones she had just dispensed. I must admit that as someone who appreciates long sighted ladies it was a very pleasant experience all round.

I thought the dispenser's unorthodox and very friendly style worked really well. She used the perfect tone of voice so that everything she said sounded like confidential advice between a couple of close friends. Not once did the woman who was getting the glasses make any comment or complaint about the suggestion that she should be wearing them all the time... which brings me to the next stage of this happy tale of good customer service.

Unfortunately I had to leave the shop as it was nearly time for my meeting but as I did I noticed the newly bespectacled customer standing a little up the road already half way through smoking a cigarette and talking on her mobile. My first thought was "well she's still wearing them so that is a good start" It then occurred to me that the clever dispenser hadn't given the woman her glasses case (another good move I thought because if the glasses stay on for the first hour...).

To be continued...

Plus Tony 08 Sep 2017, 09:43

Carrie and Soundampt

It is certainly good news that Danielle is moving towards constant wear. It is interesting how views differ about when a plus prescription should be worn full time. Personally I think that, as an adult, if a plus prescription gives you clear vision at all distances glasses should be worn full time.

When I was doing research a little while ago I discovered that broadly the consensus seemed to be that pre-teens with +3.25 and teens with +2.25 or more should be prescribed glasses for full time wear (exceptions being where the child also has astigmatism, alignment issues, potential amblyopia etc. where lower thresholds would apply). However there seems to be very little guidance about adults with low hyperopia who are not presbyopic and the approach seems to vary wildly between different countries. In fact it probably varies wildly depending upon your eye doctor and who dispenses your glasses and the information that you are given at the time your glasses are dispensed. Fortunately when I first got glasses the dispenser was very clear that it was a distance prescription for general wear rather than reading glasses and although I was not told to wear them all the time I did anyway and when I had my second test it was suggested that I should (even though my prescription hadn't changed).

Two things recently reinforced my view that slightly long sighted adults benefit from full time glasses. I was at a social event a few weeks ago where I was introduced to a friend of a friend who is an Optometrist. She was a lady in her mid 30s who was wearing glasses with a mild prescription (no more than +2). After a while we got on to talking about glasses and I asked her what criteria she used to advise people about when to wear their specs. She told me that for adults with hyperopia she always explained that the prescription was for all distances and that usually if the patient had more than +1.00 she would encourage full time wear just as she would with short sighted people. She also mentioned how irritating it is when patients complain of headaches at their eye tests when they arrive not wearing the glasses that they have previously been prescribed. I was really encouraged by her attitude and the fact that unlike so many British optometrists she actually tells her patients how they should be using their glasses. Although her practice is some distance from my home I am tempted to go to her for my next eye test which is due at the end of the month.

I'll talk about the second incident in another post.

Soundmanpt 05 Sep 2017, 12:44


Oops! I was a bit off in my thinking that Danielle and you had about the same prescription. Her glasses are considerably weaker than yours. But still enough that she needs to be wearing her glasses full time. Her Facebook post really says it all. Yes when her glasses were weaker and her eyes were stronger she was able to see pretty well without her glasses except for reading and while at work. But her eyes were still changing and she was needing her glasses more and more often and her glasses got a little stronger as well. It wasn't that long ago that she was still able to drive without glasses but she admittedly needs her glasses to drive now as well as watching TV It was bound to happen because her eye were getting more and more used to seeing with her glasses on. Just by wearing them at work was making a big difference in her need for glasses. I'm sure at work she wasn't taking her glasses off every tiem she looked up from doing close work to see something in the distance. At first when she did that things were slightly blurry for her and out of focus. B ut the more she wore her glasses the clearer everything started to get with her glasses on. Now since she was able to distances with her glasses she stopped taking them off while at work because it was easier to just keep them on all day at work. But after wearing her glasses for 8 - 10 hours a day at work taking her glasses off to drive home was far more difficult because her eyes were fully adjusted to not only seeing things close up at work but also things at a distance as well.No wonder she was told to start wearing her glasses for driving.She knows she now needs her glasses to drive because she can't see well enough anymore without them to drive safely. I'm just glad that she isn't in denial. Her worst fears are now true she is now dependent on her glasses to see clearly. You have always wanted Danielle to wear her glasses full time. I don't think you will see Danielle without her glasses anymore except she takes them off to clean them. She seems to be reluctantly accepting that she can't see well enough without glasses anymore. I have a feeling Vickie is thrilled that her mate is now wearing glasses full time because we know Vickie has a glasses fetish as much as you if not more.

Carrie 01 Sep 2017, 17:31

Soundmanpt - Danielle's prescription is around +2.00 with no astigmatism and my prescription is L+3.25 and R+3.75 and -0.50 L&R for astigmatism, so a bit stronger than Danielle's.

One of the comments on Danielle's Facebook post asked her about her eyesight including if she is Long Sighted or Short Sighted. Danielle replied "I am long sighted. I used to only need glasses for reading and work but then I found I needed them for driving and watching tv. I have to admit that putting my glasses on does making everything at all distances sharper (obviously much more noticeable close up). Currently my eyes ache slightly if I don't have my glasses on. As I said, I hope it's just temporary but in the back of my mind I'm thinking it might not be."

Soundmanpt 31 Aug 2017, 13:31


I was just about to head out to clean my garage when I saw your post. So of course I am looking for every reason possible to avoid doing that.

Glad to hear that your work colleague got nicer looking glasses. Nice to her that she is considering wearing her glasses more often. Maybe she has gotten enough complements on her looks wearing glasses to cause her to think about it more? It does sound like her new glasses must be fairly close to your manager's glasses she was borrowing.

I think Danielle has finally decided that she really can't see well enough anymore to go without glasses or contacts. Her eyes get tired because without her glasses she is straining constantly to see anything. Now that her eyes are fully adjusted to her glasses she knows that when she takes her glasses off now everything is more blurry than it was before. If she has been wearing her glasses as she says "constantly for the past few weeks" she may not want to admit it but she is now dependent on her glasses even though that was what she didn't want to happen to her. it won't be a temporary situation for her. If I recall you and her have about the same prescription so I know you consider yourself dependent on your glasses. So she needs her glasses as much as you need yours and you know how much you need your glasses. She needs a kind word from a friend. Since she posted that on Facebook you might want to console her by letting her know how attractive she is wearing glasses and that wearing glasses really isn't a bad thing at all.

Carrie 31 Aug 2017, 11:16


I've been busy too!😀 To answer your question her new glasses are better. She got nicer ones as she has to wear them instead of her contacts for a few weeks. She said she actually likes how she looks in them so might not wear her contacts as much. Her glasses were the same prescription as her contacts. She first got glasses for for distances at about 15. She got contacts a couple of years later when her prescription went up. She hadn't realised her sight had changed so much since then. She doesn't know her new prescription but thinks it must be close to the prescription in our manager's computer glasses as they felt similar to look through at first but she is used to them now.

My friend Danielle has been wearing her glasses every time I have seen her recently but I haven't said anything to her. Yesterday on her Facebook page she wrote "Been wearing my glasses constantly for the last few weeks as it's the only way to relieve tired eyes. I blame working too hard for the tired eyes. Hopefully it's a temporary situation!" So it looks like she has gone full time, for now anyway. I would guess that she is annoyed by this and would avoid wearing her glasses if she could.

Soundmanpt 30 Aug 2017, 17:09


I intended to comment to you and got busy and totally forgot. Anyway I know you said that her previous glasses were "rather basic" and you didn't think they did anything for her. So does her new glasses look any better or still not a good look for her? You said her new glasses are noticeably stronger than her previous glasses. If she's like most she likely only upgrades her contacts every year since she normally only wears contacts and doesn't bother upgrading her glasses. So her glasses could be 2 or 3 prescriptions weaker than her contacts. You should maybe tell her about ordering her glasses on line. She might appreciate that. Besides you know you love getting into a conversation about glasses.

Carrie 22 Aug 2017, 23:15

My colleague that had the contact lens problem a couple of weeks ago has got some new glasses now. I could tell just by looking that the prescription was stronger than her old glasses. She said they were stronger and she's still getting used to them as everything is super HD clear. Her prescription was "bumped up quite a bit" but can't remember it. She was advised to stick to glasses for a bit longer to ensure her eye has healed fully and to get used to the new prescription. Her new glasses look to be a similar prescription to our manager's glasses that she leant my colleague on the day of the contact problem.

NNVisitor 20 Aug 2017, 23:50


Interesting observations. Some people have a natural tendency to be introverted and shy. Introverts usually don't talk about their feelings and if wearing glasses say nothing about them. This is especially true if their glasses are strong.

Extroverted girls often pick brighter colored more stylish and more noticeable clothes. They are more likely to wear revealing tops and sexy clothes. Some wear very stylish glasses. They are more likely to talk about their glasses or even their vision. If they are self conscious about wearing glasses or wearing thick glasses then very likely wearing contact lenses.

Being self conscious about wearing strong glasses has more to do about their personality and past experiences such as mean comments or teasing about their glasses. This applies no matter what their race is.

In the Chinese community many people have myopia thus many glasses wearers. Among Caucasians in some families everyone or most of them wear glasses. This usually makes wearing glasses quite normal and acceptable.

I've noticed in the Chinese and Korean communities sometimes there are groups of young people all wearing black plastic frames. A lot of other young Chinese particularly young women wearing very stylish expensive eyeglass frames of different colors or multi coloured.

Among Caucasian young women and girls some wear bright colored frames. Usually plastic ones. Brown is also a popular color both among Chinese women and even more popular among Caucasian young women plastic frames of course. Also some with metal frames but most prefer plastic or are just wearing contact lenses.

Anything above -10 to -12 myopia correction is a very rare sighting. I guess most with very strong glasses are self conscious and wearing contact lenses. That's true no matter what race they are.

I am an introvert with a strong prescription so my glasses frames are more subdued. I'd never ever wear bright colored frames. Typically when out of my home I'm wearing contact lenses. Just once in a while I go out wearing my glasses. At home sure I'll wear my glasses a lot. I think a lot of people are like me in this respect.

281 20 Aug 2017, 13:06

Girls in their twenties wearing corrective glasses are more commonly found in those "small, local offices". By more common, we can expect entering the front office with a few strong glasses wearers meeting you, the several staff at front office has age not necessarily in the twenties, but they would give you an idea, even the front line girl wears glasses. Usually the front line girls are more "attractive" for normal people. But it was the back office we can find some "beasts" for normal people, that was the paradise of abnormal body shapes, such as obese or lack of body curve , also the extreme glasses loving girls who are usually wearing frames that are much outdated for current trend. Even if there was revival of fashion you can tell their glasses frames that have old metal joints or screws, yellowed nose pads, or rather worn out frames.

The most typical history of these girls was, grew up as obedient child, as a teen they are typically followers who are often shy, family centered, tend to be conservative

281 20 Aug 2017, 06:58


There are girls who are confident for wearing less than 2 or 3 diopters , but finding the look of strong glasses "not desirable" . Such girls can be at 3 diopters at age 15 , maybe 8 diopters at age 20, 10 diopters at age 22 . Despite their reluctance, they either wear contact lenses or reluctantly wearing glasses. They also feel disappointed for the average yearly 1 diopter increase of prescription. Feeling disppointed, can be shy to talk about their change, can be wearing lower rx glasses for example needing minus 10 but wearing minus 8 .

281 20 Aug 2017, 06:44


The majority of Girls wearing strong glasses can be confident "similar to average girls", they choose the same fashionable or colorful clothing and fashionable glasses frames, they can be extraverted and confident girls.

But there are girls reluctantly wearing strong glasses. They can be shy.

Normally the most confident girls are those who wear glasses since childhood , have experience wearing strong glasses or contact lenses before age 15

281 20 Aug 2017, 06:30


I am also shy. I tend to avoid talking about glasses. I dont want those girls know I have obsessions about their glasses or about girls or about miopia. I try to pretend a low profile girl who loves to quietly follow them.

Did I find girls with strong glasses to be shy ? I would rate "slightly shy" on average, but individual difference exists. Girls wearing strong glasses are mostly insecure about losing their eyesight or losing their strong glasses, or insecure about their look wearing their strong glasses.

281 20 Aug 2017, 04:39


I did utilized installed security camera for several occasions.

But most frequently, I used a digital camera. No special settings. I was never skillful.

But after 2015 I stopped my camera sightings practice because I no longer owns such devices. So my camera sightings was my memories of my teens or twenties .

Resulted some snapshots of my university classmates. I love they are quite typical. Not special beauties but they are average age 20 girls.

I thought she had minus 10 and try to take photos.

Other girls who celebrate new year. Happy 2014. As there are about 10 girls I post only two of them now.

Also there was snapshot of the minus 10 from the back 45 degree angle, the thickness of her lenses stick out of her sturdy plastic frame. It was not special for me, it was expected, but it was simply, i loved to snap such sightings in university.

I feel very respectful for their choice of these glasses instead of contact lenses. They often use plain black frames that may be considered cheap. But that was average girls ! You can meet them at university dining halls

NNVisitor 10 Aug 2017, 10:08


Did you make small talk with or make friendships with girls who wore strong glasses? Did you find girls with strong glasses to be more shy?

NNVisitor 10 Aug 2017, 10:04


How did you secretly set up your camera?

Soundmanpt 10 Aug 2017, 07:15

That post on 08 2017 23:27 was not made by me.

281 09 Aug 2017, 22:49

My usual practice in 2010s.

I spot other girls wearing mostly, moderate or high prescriptions,

Choose a seat at back row to these girls.

Pretend to observe around. Pretend to look at hairstyles.

If possible, remotely photo their face from their front. This provides me a digital image of their cut in and power rings.

Obsessively viewing the acquired digital image.

Guessing their prescription

Includes kissing on the acquired digital image

281 09 Aug 2017, 22:31

I have much admire to girls who insist to wear her glasses with corrective lenses every day.

The nosepads with heavy metallic frames must be heavy.

I want to carry her frames using my hands. Why leaving your nose with red marks ? Why not hold the frame using one hand ? It is more comfortable to the nose.

I despise wearing contact lenses. I thought, you want to hide your glasses that you wore yesyerday ? You must be wearing contact lenses , and dont want me to observe your lovely prescription lenses shifting on your face . Be true to yourself, if miopia, show your cut in and power rings to the world. If hyperopia, show your magnification and cut out to the world.

281 09 Aug 2017, 22:15

My practice at late 1990s to early 2000s

Get a copy of class name list

Guess their strength of glasses, by looking at lens thickness or Images through her glasses corrective lenses

Record the guess on the copied name list.

Update the record after I observe new changes.

When the observed object, that is, glasses wearing girls , they look at me, I pretend I am viewing around.

281 09 Aug 2017, 22:03

In the decade of 1990s, 2000s

I occasionally stare or stalk girls wearing glasses with corrective lenses. They can be so attractive.

Partly because girls normally expected to hide themselves in contact lenses.

I thought, if you girls, now you wear glasses , show your glasses to me, instead of hide your WHATEVEROPIA in your contact lenses.

I was delightful to follow girls wearing corrective glasses.

As childgirls, we had to attend assemblies. listen to boring speeches in church or school halls.

I got curious about the girls wearing new glasses.

But I did not ask the girl directly.

I will be scanning for girls next to me.

I thought, oh, you have new glasses ?

Stare from her back at angle 45 degrees. Angle 135 degrees from her face front.

Stare at her glasses.

Her glasses has a lenses that sticks out of her metallic frame.

Stare for one minute .

The boring speeches still does not end.

Stare for another five minutes.

The boring speeches still continues.

Stare. Observe the girl. Seeing her lovely face into new unknown heavy nosepad glasses world. Seeing her ear going to be scratched by her frame and her ear turns red . Seeing this girl will probably never remove her glasses to show her original beautiful face.

Waiting for her adjust her frames. Waited for 10 minutes. Her cute little hand adjust her heavy nosepad metallic frame lenses.

At 1990s they rarely have much adjusting compared to later when I became exposed to girls with higher prescriptions.

281 09 Aug 2017, 21:32

I am a old girl in my thirties. I have some obsession into stare or stalk girls. Following girls closely is my occasional wish.

Soundmanpt 08 Aug 2017, 23:27

Blah, blah, blah, blah...

This is my site to comandere and bore the backside off everyone else.

What do you think Carrie?

(Swaps his glasses, gets a bit riled about lesbian fantasies)

Oh yes, I'm a pretend character, bore, bore, bore, bore

And so on

Soundmanpt 08 Aug 2017, 09:28


Pretty sure your colleague had a "burr" or a small rip in her contact that she didn't notice because it is usually too small to see. It could have been dirt or something could have blown in her eye and got under her lens but not as likely. I'm sure when she was in pain because a scratched cornea with her lens pushing on it really hurts. Each time she blinked her eye had to be quite painful. After this I am surprised she is even planning on wearing contacts again. You mentioned that she wears a bit too much makeup, actually you said "loads of makeup" So she must wear more than enough eye makeup as well? That isn't a good idea if she wants to continue wearing contacts. Sometimes mascara can get brittle and beak off and that can even get under her lenses. She needs to decide which she wants more. All the makeup or her contacts. If she wants to continue with the makeup then she needs to be wearing glasses. She should get her new glasses in a few days and maybe if she picked out a really nice pair of glasses that really suits her and she wears them for several weeks she may find that those boys are still chasing her even with her wearing glasses she may forget about wearing contacts. You say she is a sweet girl maybe when she gets her new glasses you should complement her on how good she looks wearing glasses. Maybe a little extra self confidence will help her decide to continue wearing her glasses.

Sounds like you girls had a great weekend together. Sorry that you were banned from the kitchen. I also love pizza so I would have been banned as well. Like you say no surprise that Vicky was wearing her glasses. It would only be news if she wasn't wearing her glasses. But I am sure you were surprised that Danielle came wearing her glasses and more surprised that she never took them off except to change to her prescription sunglasses. It has taken a long while but it appears that Danielle has finally given into the fact that she needs to wear her glasses full time now. You know that once she had to start wearing her glasses to drive that meant that her distance vision was no longer perfect or she wouldn't have been told that she needed to start wearing them when driving. Her glasses are only slightly weaker than your glasses I think. So you know that she can't see much better than you can without your glasses. And you have no desire to go without your glasses. It was probably just as well that nothing was said about glasses. I have a feeling that Vicky loves seeing Danielle wearing glasses since we both know she has a glasses fetish.

Carrie 07 Aug 2017, 14:15

My colleague who had the contact lens problem last week was at work today. She was wearing her glasses again. She said her optician said she has a tiny scratch on her eye and mustn't wear contacts until it's healed. She also needs a slightly stronger prescription. She's ordered new glasses but won't get new contacts until her eye is healed. She's not unattractive, in fact the younger boys at work think she's great, but she's not my type - loads of makeup. I don't like to use the word but I would say she was a bit tarty. Hopefully she'll grow out of it. She is a sweet girl. Looks like she'll be wearing glasses for the next few weeks.

Danielle and Vicky came over to ours on Saturday afternoon and stayed until Sunday afternoon. Plenty of food for all of us. (I was even banned from the kitchen on Saturday until our guests arrived in case I ate any more pizza before they arrived!) Of course Vicky was wearing her glasses but what was unexpected was Danielle wearing her glasses the whole time apart from when she was wearing her prescription sunglasses. All of us had prescription sunglasses on for a while on both days. Unfortunately there was no discussion or even mention about glasses. It is VERY unusual for Danielle to wear her glasses so much at a weekend. I don't know if she has finally gone full time or just felt she needed to wear her glasses all day both days.

Soundmanpt 05 Aug 2017, 06:41


I honestly don't know all that much about contact lenses and the various types either. The daily lenses I know require far less care than the bi-weekly ones and monthly ones. But I would think you still need moistening drops of some type if your eyes get dry or you need to remove or replace your lens for any reason. I'm not sure how good the eye wash in first aid boxes work with contact lenses. Maybe better than tap water? If she came into work the next day wearing her glasses and her eye was still red and sore looking I think she most likely had a small rip or burr on the edge of lens when she put it on that morning and it scratched her cornea a little bit. A small rip or burr is hardly noticeable but can be very painful. She maybe wearing glasses for a few days depending on how long her eye needs to heal. For someone that loves seeing other young ladies wearing glasses you clearly weren't very impressed with how her glasses looked on her. Is she not very attractive or is it just that her glasses don't suit her very well? So I have a feeling, since I know you have stated several times how nice your manager looks wearing glasses you must have thought that she looked better wearing your managers glasses than her own glasses? If your managers glasses are -3.00 something and your colleague's glasses are only -2.25 her eyes were considerably over corrected for the day. But depending on how long she has had her current glasses they could be on the weak side by now. But even if she needs an increase it probably wouldn't be that much. Her eyes just adjusted to your manager's glasses and she was enjoying the over correction. I'm sure she was seeing everything razor sharp clarity. By the time she got home that evening and put on her own glasses i'm sure her glasses seemed too weak for her eyes and she would have rather kept wearing the borrowed glasses. I think she was tempted to take your manager's offer to borrow her glasses for the weekend. Probably a good idea for her to get her eye checked out just to make sure there is no permanent damage to her eye. I would suspect that she will be told not wear contacts for several days or more. Depending on how long it has been since her last eye exam will depend on how much if any increase she might need in her glasses and contacts.

So nice to hear that your having a girls weekend. I assume since there will be drinks they will be spending at least one night at your place? It will be interesting to hear how much Danielle will be wearing her glasses if at all. Of course Vicky we know will have her glasses on constantly except when she goes to bed maybe. I of course hope that at some point the topic of glasses comes up. Vicky has had her current glasses for a while now i wonder if she is considering getting her eyes checked anytime soon? Like you she has a glasses fetish so she probably enjoys getting her eyes tested as much as picking out new glasses.

Carrie 04 Aug 2017, 13:38

I'm not sure how long my colleague has been wearing contacts. She possibly did have some solution with her but I didn't go with her when she went to wash the contact and her eye. Do you need solution for daily disposable lenses? I don't know the type of lenses she has.

She said she rinsed her eye with eye wash from the first aid box that someone gave her when she was in the staff toilet and then again at home with some Optrex eye wash.

She came to work the next day wearing glasses because her eye was still sore. It looked a bit red as well. Her glasses were ok, fairly basic. Didn't really do much for her. She said she hardly wears them as they are just a back up for when she isn't wearing contacts but stupidly left them at home the first time she gets something in her eye!

She gave back our manager's glasses that she borrowed and asked her what the prescription was in them as she could see really well with them. Our manager said they were -3.something. My colleague said she probably needs a new prescription as she could see clearer with the manager's glasses than her own glasses which are the same prescription as her contacts, although the manager's glasses did feel slightly too strong but maybe that was because she wasn't used to them. She said she checked her contacts box to see what her prescription is and it's -2.25, same in both eyes. Our manager said she could borrow the glasses again over the weekend but my colleague thanked her and said that although she is tempted she will stick with her own glasses. She also said she had managed to get an opticians appointment on Saturday to check the eye and to have a sight test.

I've got a busy weekend ahead with Danielle and Vicky coming over. We'll try not to disturb the neighbours but we do tend to get a bit loud sometimes when we are all together and have had a few drinkies! My lovely Gemma is making food for the weekend and has now banned me from the kitchen for the rest of the night because I kept eating pieces of the home made pizza that is for all of us tomorrow! I took a couple of pieces when her back was turned and the next time I took some she caught me red handed even though her glasses were steamed up from when she had just checked on something in the oven. If she catches me again I'll be sleeping on the sofa tonight!

Soundmanpt 03 Aug 2017, 08:25


I wonder how new your colleague is to wearing contacts? It seems like she may have only got them recently other wise he would have had a small bottle of solution in her bag just in case something were to get in her eye or under a lens. Using tap water isn't what you want to do because tap water isn't safe to use. Like "NNVisitor" said by the time she got to work her eye was already irritated which meant her lens was still uncomfortable to wear. Also it's possible that she may have accidentally caused a small tear or nic on the edge of her lens when she was putting it on. That can be very painful as well. So was she back wearing her contacts the next day? If so then it was probably only something on her lens. By wearing your manager's glasses all day was the best thing she could have done. That allowed her eye to recover. Even with the glasses being slightly stronger than what she needs i'm sure her eyes were able to make the adjustment quite easily. Actually i'm sure her eyes enjoyed being over corrected.

NNVisitor 02 Aug 2017, 23:16


As a contact lens wearer I understand what happenned. She got some dust particle stuck under her contact lens. It caused pain but because she was on her way to work she may have put up with it for 10-30 minutes waiting to use the washroom at work to take it out. Pain and probably corneal swelling resulted.

This event reminds me of one from many years ago when I worked for a stock brokerage company. Each morning two of us would go to the bank safe and open a large safety deposit box to file and take out stock certificates. A young lady about 23 years olds and myself were doing that duty together for a week each day. She came to work one day and was holding papers closer to her eyes than normal. When asked about it she said she couldn't wear her contact lenses that day. The supervisor said well don't you have glasses. Her reply was that she threw her glasses out. A strange reply but I thought then and still do that she absolutely would not wear glasses in public or at work. She still had to go down to the bank safe with me that day. We had the large metal drawer open and she had to look close to see. She bent down one time and hit her forehead on the metal door by accident all because she had no contacts in nor glasses to see clearly with.

Carrie 02 Aug 2017, 15:49

A colleague at work had major contact lens problems this morning. She had only just got in when she complained of discomfort in one eye. She said a bit of dust had probably got under her contact (I didn't know that she wore contacts). She went to the staff toilets to wash the lens and her eye but her eye was still uncomfortable. She didn't have any spare lenses or her glasses with her but was prepared to go the whole day with just one lens in. Our manager had a good idea. She asked my colleague if she she knew her prescription. My colleague said she wasn't entirely sure but knew she was short sighted. Earlier this year our manager bought herself some glasses with a weaker prescription than her regular glasses to wear when she is on the computer at work. She finds these more comfortable to wear for long periods at the computer than her regular glasses which are no-line bifocals. Our manager suggested that my colleague borrowed these glasses rather than trying to get around with one contact. My colleague was very grateful and removed her other contact and put the glasses on. She said that they seemed stronger than her contacts but not too strong. She wore them for the rest of the day and was going to give them back to our manager at the end of her shift but our manager said she could keep them until tomorrow so she could see properly to get home.

My colleague is about 18 or 19 and is a student on summer break. I don't work with her very often as she usually does evenings and weekends.

oscar 31 Jul 2017, 17:39

Tonight on the British TV quiz University Challenge, the brilliant Lorna Frankel, captain of the Southampton team, wore glasses with quite a strong minus prescription. Here's a link to the iPlayer version that can be watched in the UK (though not, I think, anywhere else):

Episodes usually turn up on youtube a few days after transmission.

Colin 30 Jul 2017, 13:23

Well I hope I'm not too creepy either!

But if a pretty girl speaks to me it's only polite to reply.

NNVisitor 30 Jul 2017, 13:10

Not sure if that last anonymous posting was directed at me. No I do not stare at people's faces except when we both are talking to each other. Yes I glance at women with and without glasses on. I'm an observant person. In a public place I have to look somwhere or close my eyes. It I'm looking out a window on a bus and people are sitting in front of the window I will often glance at them too. Yes I do listen in on public conversations. Sometimes they're interesting.

I do not follow or stalk people. If women wear low cut tops with cleavage showing men will look. That's often the reason many women wear such clothes. Tatoo's as well I often look at for their artistic style or trying to figure out words tatooed. When we go out in public people see us, look at us and at times may stare at us.

 30 Jul 2017, 04:25

I am not surprised. Most of your antics that you post here involves heavy staring stalking type behavior. One of these days someone is going to catch you and report you to authorities. I know if you followed me around so intensely I would kick your balls through your teeth.

Bert 29 Jul 2017, 16:28

Are lenses with a slight tint coming back into fashion? In the tube this week I was opposite a girl with minus glasses in a nice tortoiseshell frame. Her lenses had a black tint, lighter than prescription sunglasses. The tint cannot have been photocromic as we were in the tube.

I recall these tints 30-40 years ago, before the days of photocromic lenses, and very attractive they were too, making the glasses and their wearer more attractive. I used to go out with a red head whose tint in her plus glasses (rimless in those days) perfectly matched her hair.

NNVisitor 29 Jul 2017, 09:58

Sightings × 3

I was at a coffee shop yesterday and a super attractivive young 20ish Indian looking lady (as in from India ancestry) was sitting with her very muscular boyfriend or husband. She wore really nice glasses probably -5 or -6. I would have written about her from the coffee shop but as the free wifi was not encrypted and her male friend looked like he could without effort split me in two I decided to write about her from elsewhere. I wound up sitting at a behind a semi barrier where I could see her backside. Those two appeared very romanticlly intertwined.

Two young women walk in to order drinks. One was very attractive with plastic plus glasses that suited her very well. They weren't at the coffee shop more than seven minutes and then left.

I had been on a bus earlier. A woman with plastic sort of rectangular plastic frames walked by my seat. I only noticed her again when going to the back exit to leave the bus at the next stop. It was then I noticed that her glasses were a high minus. At the doorway I turned for one last look and so did she staring at me with an if looks can kill type of stare.

NNVisitor 29 Jul 2017, 09:42


Over the last month or so I've seen several youngish people reading their phones quite close without glasses on. Same what Ive been known to do. Some of these women were Chinese. Some Caucasian. Some later put their glasses on but not all of them.

Curt 29 Jul 2017, 09:14

Also seeing a lot more low-to medium plus wearers than before. I like it!

Puffin 29 Jul 2017, 06:47

I'm starting to see rectangular metal frames - interesting.

ToniS 29 Jul 2017, 02:44

The other day I was on a bus and I watched a maybe 18 to 20 yr old girl / woman of asian origin using her smartphone. She held it closer to the face as you would usually do and I thought, wow, she might need glasses.

After a while she put her smartphone away and put her glasses on that were stored in her bag. I guess they were about -6 or more. Then she left the bus at the next stop.

I wondered why she didn't wear her glasses all the time.

Nice sighting anyway.

Colin 28 Jul 2017, 23:02


My last view was of her walking away moving her head down to see the leaflets, up to see the people's hands as they took the leaflets, right up to see their faces then right down to see the ground in front of her feet before cautiously walking forward lifting her lovely legs quite high as she did so.

It must have been obvious to my wifey who I was staring at!

Colin 27 Jul 2017, 15:23

We've just had Carnival night in our town. Lots of floats with people handing out leaflets, freebies etc as they walked past. As I was watching I saw the flash of light off a girls glasses in the distance, as she came nearer she looked towards us and her dark eyes were magnified enormously. She was handing out leaflets. Looking right down at the leaflets then up at the people lining the route offering them out. She was wearing extremely short cut off jeans with a few threads hanging down her shapely legs and a short sleeveless top showing her slim figure and tummy. Her whole body was beautifully tanned. I couldn't help looking even though I was with my wife and daughter. As she approached her eyes were hidden behind the lenses the top of which showed a big chunk ground back to the frame. They bulged out wonderfully. She looked up and stared straight at me. Perhaps she noticed my similar glasses? I said thanks as I took the leaflet and she looked right down again to see the ground in front of her feet before walking off and looking up again at the crowd. He lenses had that really strong look from behind.

When I looked at my wife she was shaking her head! I think I'm in trouble!!!

 24 Jul 2017, 15:20

Soundtwit/Carrie are back, selling Zenni, chinese crap.

Soundmanpt 24 Jul 2017, 07:44


I'm pretty sure he was "hitting" on you. Not sure if that is what they call it in the UK but that is what it is called in the U.S. But still every young lady enjoys being complemented. And for you being told how good you look wearing glasses was the perfect complement for a girl that loves wearing glasses as much as you do. Even better he commented on how he liked seeing your eyes slightly magnified behind your lenses. It didn't hurt that this came from what you described as a "good looking" man. If Gemma had never come into your life I think you might have accepted his offer to go for a drink with him. You could be right that he has a thing for girls wearing glasses. So you thanked him, showed him a picture of Gemma and told him this is the person you're in a relationship with. Nice that he found Gemma to be pretty and he again complemented both you and Gemma when he said "another bespectacled beauty" But i'm sure that really made your day. I know how much you love wearing your glasses and i'm sure sure you feel very pretty wearing glasses but having a total stranger tell you how good you look wearing glasses confirms it.

Nice to hear from you. Don't allow yourself to be "bullied" by the no name cowards that continue to accuse me of being you. If they weren't so busy accusing and would go back and look at some of your early posts in here they would see that you have not only referred to various shows that are only available in the UK but you have even tried to post some that couldn't be opened on this side of the pond. And I have referred numerous times to late night talk shows about guests and such that aren't available in the UK.

NNVisitor 23 Jul 2017, 12:14


He either has a thing for women wearing glasses or fasttracking it to the bedroom and having hot sex. Or both.

Well at least he turned out to be a gentleman as he didn't suggest a threesome after you showed him a picture of Gemma.

 23 Jul 2017, 11:30

queue Soundmanpt reply in 5... 4.... 3.... 2...

 23 Jul 2017, 11:28

(rolls eyes....) "Carrie" is back. lol

Carrie 23 Jul 2017, 08:39

I was at work the other day refilling the shelves when this man came up to me. He was about my age perhaps a bit older and I have to admit he was good looking. He asked me where he could find a particular item and I told him. He was looking into my eyes as we spoke. He then said I looked good with glasses and liked how the lenses slightly magnified my eyes. He made some other very complimentary remarks about me and then asked me if I would like to go for a drink with him. Obviously I explained that I couldn't go on a date with him but thanked him for his lovely comments which had really made my day. I think he was in to girls with glasses by the way he looked at me. I showed him a photo on my phone of Gemma which he clearly liked and he remarked how pretty she was "Another bespectacled beauty!". I was very flattered. He thanked me for my time and continued with his shopping.

murky 21 Jul 2017, 21:18

Hello Tony

I enjoy seeing people who want to extress themselves, through their glasses, and they are the ones I complement, and its always well received, have a look at this website, and see some of her clients. If youger, this is a businedd i would love to start.

Matching clothes and specs is always a good conversation piece!

Plus Tony 21 Jul 2017, 08:02


What a pleasant sighting. I am quite envious. From my perspective it sounds like your Dior lady ticks nearly all the right boxes - Short, attractive, permanently bespectacled with a moderately high plus prescription and early 40s...shame about the husband!

The fact that she had gone to the trouble of matching her specs to her coat suggests that like so many of us here she wants to make wearing glasses a pleasurable experience rather than just a medical necessity.

murky 17 Jul 2017, 01:41

My usual volunteer day today, showing folks around our center, and next visitor, early forties, shortish, stunning red and blue overcoat, with a white collar, AND gorgeous Dior glasses, gold squarish fronts, with mettalic sidearms in modigliani style exact match of PATCHES OF RED BLUE AND WHITE.

High Plus, with varifocal, at least +5, possibly some prism, with thick outer edges.

. and so it goes

Wow, they are a spectacular match, your jacket and glasses, madam.

Oh Thank you.

Which did you buy first, coat or specs?

I have had the coat for many years, and my husband spotted the glasses downtown. in a window of an optometrist, so I had to have them .

Are they new? Expensive I guess?

No, they were reduced to sell, only about 100 dollars, had them a year or so now.

A real bargian, being Dior, and they probably were waiting for the lady with the matching jacket.

..Could not get her to take them off, as she could not see much sans specs. Could not take my eyes off her during the tour. Wow , not much change from $400 I think.

NNVisitor 06 Jul 2017, 23:20

I was taking a bus ride today on a limited stop express bus. One or two stops after I got on five young ladies who looked 20-21 years old got on. All dressed summery wearing shorts as it was hot today. Three sat accross from men. One wore nice rectangular black glasses which really suited her. She's wearing mild minus lenses in her glasses. Perpendicular to me one of them wore large rectangular glasses which I guessed were -4 or maybe -5. The lenses protruded outside the frame on the backside. They were multicolored. Next to me sat one of the young ladies wearing dark brown frames. A bit plainer looking than the other two had on. Her prescription was probably near -2. She was the hardest to observe as I was very discreet and did not want to draw their attention. All three with the glasses did not have antireflection coating. They were all talking away when one of the two not wearing glasses noticed an advert above me for discount contact lenses. Then her and the other not wearing glasses were discussing the add. Three out of five wearing glasses as glasses seem to be quite popular these days with young women.

Jim H 06 Jul 2017, 19:25

Over the Canada day long weekend, I attended a pool party that was catered. One of our friends got glasses with a low minus and looked very nice walking around in her swimsuit with her specs on, but took them off to go swimming. My wife kept her glasses on in the pool while holding our daughter, and placed them on the pool edge to go for a proper swim but promptly put them back on after. There were two very nice looking women in their early 50's (short brunette and a taller blonde) both with reading glasses that were constantly on and off, all while pool side. One of the servers was a very pretty petite and tanned mid 20's with long hombre hair, wearing a black sleeveless shirt, black skirt and black wedge heels. Here glasses were a metal half frames with the arms high on the temples and was about -6. Very fun time, but had to be careful with all the nice gwgs and me just in swim shorts!

Tom 29 Jun 2017, 14:49

I needed to change my mobile's SIM card today, so went to a phone shop over lunch time, took a ticket and sat down waiting for my turn. A few minutes later a lady entered the shop, and took the seat next to me. Professional attire, nice heels, and wearing very flashy glasses: thin neon-pink plastic frames, no designer label, and lenses with visible power rings.

She took her iPhone and started reading her mails. But had trouble doing so, pushed the glasses up her head, and it looked like she could read more easily without her glasses.

Five minutes on she sighed deeply and complained to me about the waiting time. I agreed, and took the opportunity to compliment her about her bold choice of frames which I thought fitted very well with her blonde hair color. She thanked me, and explained she only dared to pick the pink frames as a back-up because she could do so as part of a "1+1 free" sales action at her optician. She told me her regular frames were classical dark frames, but those were now with the optician for a new prescription, which was why she had to use the pink ones. She had never worn those before to the office but had received many compliments already this morning and yesterday.

murky 27 Jun 2017, 19:13

Yes Puffin, there does seem to be a trend back toward larger frames and adding colour, hopefully the boring black ordinary frames time has come.

One of the eye shops here has a sign " Life is too short for boring glasses", which reminds me of that lenscrafters logo ' Aren't you lucky that you wear glasses".

I just love wearing my new expensive white and gold Gucci's( from the female rack), and enjoy seeing the white frame in my peripheral vision. I just love popping them on in the morning, and putting them by the bedside at night.

Puffin 27 Jun 2017, 05:49

I'm seeing a lot of variety in frames now.

Not just black cat-eye variants, but metal versions of same and even round metal.

All good news.

murky 26 Jun 2017, 22:05

Middle aged lady getting oranges in the greengrocer, wearing an exquisite pair of multi-coloured frames, large patterned white red and blue, moderate cateye, side arms in the same pattern, about plus 3 I reckon.

I reach across her to collect oranges (I don't need), catch her gaze.

What a smart pair of glasses, I venture

Never seen anything like that before

I got them in Ipswitch, where I live..

Must be fun to wear

Yes, I need them because I get double vision without them, and the prescription corrects for it.

How much power does it take to correct that?

I don't know, but its a lot more comfortable with them on, and I like yours too, very smart

At this point I am tempted to ask her if I can take a closer look, but she moves to the bread stall Sigh


Going home in the airplane, magic. A 30 ish very smart lady sits beside me, expensive clothes and a huge engagement ring. Smallish oval lenses in s translucent green thin frame, perfectly matching her dress. Neat thin green arms with a filigree pattern I have not seen before, about -1 to 1.5

We don seat belts, and hers has been tangled in mine ( by me)so we have to lock eyeballs when sorting it

Pretty glasses I say

Gee thanks

They look expensive, by whom are they made, I see no makers mark on the side ?

Removes them deftly,Looks intently inside the arm.. Oroton its written here.

Oh they are jewellery makers, I did not know they made glasses, can I have a look, they are really beautiful

And she hands them across ( heart rate 200+)and I gently fondle them

They are truly beautiful, as I fold in the arms and hand them back


Had them 2 years now

Time for a new pair?

not yet, the optometrist says my prescription is stable, and they cost over 1000 dollars.

Wow.. as well I did not drop them! And she puts in her earplugs...specs on nose, and wore them like a well seasoned glassologist, my heart palpitating all the way home.

Brett  26 Jun 2017, 19:01

Had an interesting sighting, a work friend of ours that neither my wife or I knew wore contacts. She is about 35, into fitness/running and kind of I don't want to say vain, but much more concerned about her appearance than a lot of folks. Ive worked around her for a dozen years almost and never seen her glasses.  

We went to her house Sunday and she answered wearing what were about -8 glasses, typical black ray bans didn't seem the lenses were the highest index (surprising for her unless she never planned on being seen in them). She seemed kinda apprehensive about them, butsaid immediately her son just got glasses and she was trying to be supportive. Hes about 9 and was there wearing his new glasses.  She told us he's a -2 and needs to wear full-time. Really positive about glasses in front of him and I thought that was really cool. My wife also told him that she loves hers and has never even tried contacts. He seemed comfortable wearing his.

Then he left to play and she told us she doesn't want him to follow her path: got glasses as a kid, never hardly wore them, contacts all the time since a teen, eyes got worse/worse but embarrassed to be in public with thicker glasses and can't do lasik from overwearing contacts and thinning corneas. But has been wearing glasses almost exclusively at home for a week for her son and her words "acting as normal as possible". We again told her she looked good and was doing something very special for her son.

She also casually mentioned that she hates reading for any length of time with the her glasses because of stuff being smaller and asked half joking how long it took my wife to get used to bifocals.

Soundmanpt 23 Jun 2017, 09:54


Sorry to hear that you're having another boring day. But at least you have "eyescene" to make time pass.

I'm sure you're probably right that Danielle for some reason thinks going without her glasses or contacts is keeping her from being completely dependent on vision correction. But really all she is doing is straining her eyes unnecessarily. Like you say once you get to the point where you need your glasses for distances as well as for reading that is when you really need to start wearing your glasses full time. When she was told that she needs to start wearing her glasses when she drives it was because her eyes are no longer able to focus at a distance anymore. So even though they only used driving as the main point they were really telling her that she can't see distances very well anymore without her glasses meaning she needs her glasses for everything from going to concerts, sporting events, the movies, and even watching TV at home. As far as her inability to read without her glasses I don't know if it is maybe due to her being a bit older than you or if it is because of the type of work she does. Her job involves a lot of detailed close work which has no doubt contributed to her need for glasses.

I didn't remember when or for what you wore the contacts for but I just remembered that you had contacts and I didn't think you wore them very often. I can see where working out at the gym would be better wearing contacts rather than glasses for the very reason you mentioned. Honestly the fact that you wore contacts at all surprised me because you were so happy to be a glasses wearing young lady. Funny once you get used to wearing glasses i'm sure you did feel a bit naked without your glasses being on your nose. So getting the strap solved the problem of your glasses sliding down your nose and you were more happy as well.

I also read the stories in "Vision and Spex" I like Zennia's stories even though I am as you know a straight man. I really liked the one she wrote about the band and the girl singer. I enjoyed it because of all my days working with a band which featured several different girl singers over the years. Much of what she wrote about the way bands get along on the road is so very true. I personally enjoy the stories by "nic" I like that his characters seem very real and the prescriptions of the characters is very realistic and not off the charts.

So have fun at work.

Carrie 23 Jun 2017, 04:26

I'm glad my daft joke amused a few people.

I think Danielle just likes to prove to herself that she isn't completely dependent on glasses or contacts which is why she doesn't wear them when she feels she doesn't need to. I would have thought that when you get to the point that you need your glasses for distances as well as reading it would be easier just to go full time. Even though her prescription is weaker than mine she can't read without her glasses any better than I can without mine. I'm guessing it's probably because her accommodation isn't as good as mine possibly due to the fact she is a few years older than me. She would never drive without glasses even though her distance vision isn't too bad but bad enough for her optician to recommend her to do so (she had been wearing her glasses for driving a little while before that eye test as she had discovered it made her eyes feel more comfortable).

The contacts my college friend gave me were comfortable but I didn't wear them for long periods. They were useful for when I went to the gym as my glasses would slip down my nose so I would end up tilting my head back to look through them or take them off completely. So with the contacts I could still see properly when exercising. I can't remember if the contacts expired or if I used them all up but I did get a strap for my glasses so they didn't slip. I just felt naked without glasses on my face.

I have been reading Eyescene but just haven't bothered posting anything. I have been reading a lot of the fantasy stories on Vision and Spex. A lady whose nickname is Zennia is particularly good, not just because her story lines often, but not always, include a lesbian relationship but her writing style just appeals to me.

I'm a bit bored again as I don't start work today until 1pm and it's about 12:25 now. Starting late means finishing late 😣.

Soundmanpt 22 Jun 2017, 10:31


First of all I was wondering where you have been recently? Nice that you're back. Sorry to hear that you're bored.

Yes i guess that does make you a "low plus" both ways.

Danielle has to be wearing her glasses out just by so much taking them on and off and switching between contacts, glasses and sunglasses. The more you take off your glasses and fold them up the looser you make the screws on the hinges. She does seem to be getting closer to full time wear with each passing day. I know she doesn't want to be dependent on her glasses to see but the truth is she really can't see well enough to function without some form of vision correction anymore. Not surprising that her eyes get too dried out wearing contacts in the air conditioning at her work. So maybe she will soon decide that buying contacts is a waste of money. I remember a long while ago your college friend gave you a supply of dailies which was close to your prescription and you never said much about them but I think you did wear them a bit instead of your glasses. Were they comfortable enough to wear? I'm sure it had to feel strange to you not to be wearing your glasses. I doubt that you hardly used any of the contacts because you prefer wearing glasses.

Plus Tony 22 Jun 2017, 09:43


Well it made me laugh (but them I'm also a low plus... in both senses!).

It sounds like little by little Danielle is edging closer to becoming one of us (a full time wearer I mean) however hard she tries to avoid it.

Thanks for bringing a smile to the faces of those of us who are still at work!

Carrie 22 Jun 2017, 07:58

I am short and have hyperopia. Does that mean I am a low plus? Lol 😆😅

Sorry, crap joke. Bored. Finished work early today. Gemma's still at work and so are my friends. It's not even sunny today so I won't bother trying to sunbathe.

At least the last couple of weeks have been good for sightings of prescription sunglasses (it's been very sunny in eastern England and very hot as well over the last few days) I've seen both plus and minus prescriptions. Some prescriptions were probably full time others probably usually part time but a couple were worn be people I know but I didn't know that they wore glasses. A lot of the sightings were customers in the shop who hadn't taken their sunglasses off and the rest out and about.

My friend Danielle mentioned the other day that she can't wear contacts at work on hot days because the air conditioning irritates her eyes. She is probably wearing prescription eyewear for longer periods at the moment than she would in the winter. She has to wear glasses or prescription sunglasses to drive to work, then she will wear her regular glasses when working, then probably changes to prescription sunglasses if she sits outside for lunch. Back to regular glasses after lunch for the rest of the working day. Glasses or prescription sunglasses for the drive home. Then prescription sunglasses for the rest of the evening in her garden or our garden or a pub garden. She does tend to be bare eyed indoors unless reading something or watching tv, so perhaps doesn't wear glasses as much at the weekend just prescription sunglasses when outside.

Brett  21 Jun 2017, 16:34

We are definitely seeing more of the browline frames on the opposite side of the United States as well. It's nice to see those with a high - prescription too kind of cool

Stingray 21 Jun 2017, 13:01

Spent a weekend in New York City, the capital of eyeglass sightings. I found that most of the young women are wearing large totally round glasses, what we used to call "John Lennon" glasses. The other popular style is what are called browline glasses that are plastic on the top and on the temples with a metal round rim and metal bridge. Of course there was the usual sea of black glasses as well.

Brett 21 Jun 2017, 10:33

to ChrisB,

That's a funny sighting you posted about.

murky 20 Jun 2017, 17:39

What a joy to see the return of the larger size frames, with better views of eyes, and more real estate to work patterns on

But why are 80% of frames on "Seen on the web" still black?

How I wish for the return of the whiteb frame , see this gorgeous model

out of stock, and no wonder..

As to sightings

At the farmasy yesterday, getting my prescription, and the counter girl had on large brown 4 sided polygonal glasses,longer along the top, short base, almost triangular, with beautiful plain gold side arms.wide, tapering towards the ear, just gorgeous,slight cateye, worn high on the nose.Exact eyebrow line followed. matching her blouse perfectly I initially could not find my words

"That is a stunning pair of glasses...I venture

Gee thanks..

Had then long?

Nearly 3 months

They look so good, must be fun to wear, matching your blouse.

Hmm .. never thought of it like that. Had glasses since I was 6.

By whom are they made, if you dont mind me asking ( no other clients in the farmasy)

Not sure.. ( now for the delicious bit) takes then off, no maker on the arm, but she looks inside,holds the arm close about 10cm from the eyes.. "D Squared" it says here..Now.. what can I get you?

And so she puts them on again, about -4 I estimate, and we get on with the transaction. Sigh, as I linger at the counter, joyously observing.

chrisB 19 Jun 2017, 14:39

Out visiting a customer on Friday, and there all day, I got chatting to their two pretty receptionists as I went about my meetings.

I noticed the prettier of the two was always swivelling a pair of glasses in her fingers as she spoke on the phone. Passing, I said "don't those work better when they are on your nose?"

'Ohh" she said I should wear them but i keep forgetting.

As I came to leave she was actually wearing them but took them off to sign me out. "no don't take them off" I said and added, "did you not know that 51% of men prefer girls with glasses?" adding 'and many of the remaining 49% are gay anyway. (in parenthesis - apologies to Julian)

'OMG' she said, I never knew that, is it true"

'Yes" I said, "you can google it"

her colleague was laughing , as she said ' Right, I;m never going to be without them now"


chrisB 19 Jun 2017, 14:39

Out visiting a customer on Friday, and there all day, I got chatting to their two pretty receptionists as I went about my meetings.

I noticed the prettier of the two was always swivelling a pair of glasses in her fingers as she spoke on the phone. Passing, I said "don't those work better when they are on your nose?"

'Ohh" she said I should wear them but i keep forgetting.

As I came to leave she was actually wearing them but took them off to sign me out. "no don't take them off" I said and added, "did you not know that 51% of men prefer girls with glasses?" adding 'and many of the remaining 49% are gay anyway. (in parenthesis - apologies to Julian)

'OMG' she said, I never knew that, is it true"

'Yes" I said, "you can google it"

her colleague was laughing , as she said ' Right, I;m never going to be without them now"


Cactus Jack 08 Jun 2017, 10:07

Jack in London,

It would be very difficult, if not impossible to make bifocal biconcave lenses. The best solution would be two pair of glasses with different prescriptions. What you witnessed is how amazingly adaptable human beings are and the indomitable human sprit.


Jack in London 08 Jun 2017, 09:27

Just been on a tube train sitting opposite a red-headed girl with a book on European law held so close to her face that I couldn't see her face.

Even when she turned the pages.

After a few stops, the announcement came for a stop and she put the book down, her glasses were myodisc with both lens faces bic on cave - she quickly removed those and replaced them with another pair of biconcave lenses, put the book in her rucksack and produced a white cane and a small telescope that she placed around her neck.

She was able to exit the station independently but she was met on the road by a few friends who spent ages asking "how did the exam go"

I don't know how strong biconcave myodiscs are, but she seemed as if she had many years of practice travelling.

NNVisitor 07 Jun 2017, 17:30

Earlier today I was out and went to have my lunch that I brought with me. I sat at an unoccupied large table in an indoor public place. While eating and on my IPad two youngish near thirty year old females came and sat down. Across from me and a couple seats over I noticed that the woman who sat down there had very very thick minus glasses. My guess is -19 or in the -20 range. Beautiful plastic frames. Her friend did not wear glasses. I only glanced across once in a while so as not to make her uncomfortable. After five or so minutes she said hello to me and introduced herself.I told her my name and also said hello to her and her friend. She thought she knew me. I've never met her before. We had a chat for a while. She made eye contact during our chat. They left after spending about twenty minutes. Interesting day. I almost never see anyone anymore with such high prescriptions. This day was different.

murky 30 May 2017, 23:59

At the weekend, I visited the liquor store, for some wine, and WOW there behind the counter...about 25 BMI 17, wearing all black, and some gorgeous Dior petite blsack round frames, black sidearms, with a jewel at the articulation.

Quite shiny, and obviously new, without a scrsatch. Prescription looked like small +, probably about 0.5, with a touch of astigmatsm

I buy a bottle, approach the counter,

Wow they are really beautiful glasses, and siut you so well

Gee thanks mr. They help me to see.

Great, and double as a fashion accesssory too, your first pair?

Yes, and I am getting used to them after two weeks.

Where did you get them, as my daughter likes fashionable frames.

Over at the mall, george street, my partner helped pick them for me.

Then, she rings up the wine, and attends to the next customer,, Sigh...

Later, at the homewares store, tow pretty youg things serving, both wearing high fashion specs.

Can I help yopu sir?

No just looking, you have a good sale going

Yes, as you see we are overstocked

Oh, those are beautiful glasses you are wearing, well dome

You could guess that my partner is an optometrist

Then I am so pleased he has not put you up for laser surgery, as you look so good

Thanks I shall be sure to tell him tonight.

Again, black, but full rimmed, slightly square, and set well back on the nose bridge,

close to the eyeball, about -3 to 4 a delightful full timer.

Trent 22 May 2017, 19:49

I went into a drug store to purchase some things and noticed a young lady assisting at the counter. She was wearing rectangular shaped black frames. It was obvious the glasses were high minus because when she walked by I could see the lenses sticking out the back of her frame. Lots of concentric rings, my guess the power was between minus 12 and 14. I made some small talk while paying at the till just to get an extended look.

Carrie 22 May 2017, 12:02

Danielle said that she wears contacts or glasses all day at work is because she needs them more for work than anything else. She kept her contacts in until around 6 on Saturday evening when they began to bother her. We were sitting at a pub table when she put her thumb and finger up to one eye and removed the contact then did the same for the other eye. She blinked a few times then looked quite pleased with herself for getting them out so easily. She held off putting her glasses on until a bit later when she had to read the menu in the pizza restaurant we went to. She took her glasses off after she made her choices and put them upside down on the table. Her glasses stayed there until we ordered dessert then she kept them on. She said she could feel her eyes beginning to ache. She now avoids wearing her glasses as much as possible again after work whether she's been wearing glasses or contacts all day. She thinks she's been wearing her glasses and contacts too much and was getting too reliant on them. She was annoyed with herself for putting the contacts in that morning.

Soundmanpt 20 May 2017, 08:14


Sounds like Danielle has maybe given up on trying to keep from becoming dependent on some form of vision correction. If she's wearing contacts on a daily basis it's the same as wearing her glasses full time. Now after wearing contacts for 10 - 12 hours a day i'm sure that when she takes off her contacts she will be quickly putting on her glasses. She isn't going to be bare eyed anymore I don't think, Her eyesight had gotten bad enough that she not only needed her glasses for seeing close up but even her distance isn't that good anymore. I'm sure that you much prefer seeing her wearing glasses and maybe after a while with messing with contacts she may go back to full time glasses. Also as you know she really shouldn't wear her contacts more than 5 days at time. So she really should wear her glasses the other 2 days each week for good eye health. So the good news there is that it seems that she prefers wearing contacts for work so that could mean she might start wearing her glasses over the weekend which is when you generally see her and Vicky anyway. Speaking of Vicky, how is she getting along with her new glasses?

Okay so it is about 10:15 AM here in the US so I assume in the UK it is around 6:15 PM? Are you and Gemma going out for the evening?

Carrie 20 May 2017, 06:36

Our friend Danielle popped in a short time ago and is going to drive us in to town. Her girlfriend and our friend Vicky is working at the coffee shop today so we'll meet her there.

When Danielle arrived she wasn't wearing her glasses (she often keeps them on for a bit after driving) so I presumed she had taken them off before getting out of her car. A short time later she received a text from Vicky. She read it and replied without her glasses. I asked her how she managed to do that. She said that she was wearing her contacts. She has been wearing them every day this week for work and has already got into a routine since getting her contacts. She wasn't going to wear contacts today but automatically went into the routine this morning and put them in. As they are one day contacts she decided to keep them in rather than waste them.

I asked her how she was getting on with the contacts. She said she was getting on quite well with them and has no trouble putting them in or taking them out now. "Most of the time I can't feel them but after 7 or 8 hours I start to notice them a little bit. After 10 to 12 hours I want to rip them out of my eyes so I always take them out before I get to that stage."she told me.

Crystal Veil 20 May 2017, 03:57


they are not rare in Ireland and Scotland if that is of any use to you. They are rare in the Netherlands. I saw some more in the Mediterranean. In my youth there were many more girls with strong + glasses. This was before contact lenses became available in 1967. There were also quite a few ladies in cataract glasses as IOL implants did not exist either. Most of these ladies gave me the impression of being handicapped by their poor eysight. As a result, they were quite shy when you looked at them.

Tommy 19 May 2017, 04:50

Where are all the ladies who wear high magnification glasses. I would date such a lady in a flash. Those big sexy warm eyes are a turn on. I hope no ladies will be offended. Have fun take good careTommy

Soundmanpt 16 May 2017, 14:13


That would be great if I lived in the UK. Thanks anyway though.

Aubrac 16 May 2017, 09:51

If you are in the UK, the quiz show 'Absolutely Pointless' has had on 15 and 16 May three GWG finalists - and lovely they were - enjoy

Adam 14 May 2017, 15:13

I don't know what happened during the last 2 weeks but I see more and more girls with strong minus glasses, somewhere between -5 and -10. The growing number of people with eye problems is one reason but I think the main reason is that glasses is becoming a fashion again against contacts. I'm very glad to see that they don't want to hide their glasses.

Carrie 12 May 2017, 12:03

The woman we saw last week who's eyes looked a bit bloodshot does wear glasses!

Gemma and I were in the garden of our local pub on Wednesday evening as it was a lovely sunny evening and just about warm enough to sit outside. The woman came in to the garden and sat down at a table near ours joining another woman (a friend of hers it turned out) who was already sitting at the table. The friend did a double take and said "I didn't recognise you at first! The hair! The glasses!" The woman with the glasses explained her new look to her friend. She had got bored of her natural hair colour and decided to go for something completely different and got it cut very short and bleached it. The glasses are new. She had got her eyes tested recently and got a new stronger prescription. It was strongly recommended that she wore her new glasses or contacts as much as possible. She got a contacts trial but her eyes couldn't get used to them despite changing to a different brand and using eye drops. She didn't want to wear glasses but she had actually started liking them now. Her friend asked her what was wrong with her sight. She said she was a bit long sighted and has a bit of astigmatism​. Her friend said that she looked fabulous with glasses. A short time later I went in to the pub to get some more drinks and the woman with the glasses came in a few seconds after me also getting more drinks. As I waited to be served (the person in front was buying several pints including a Guinness which takes ages to pour) I casually looked around and saw that the woman was looking at some local events posters displayed at one side of the bar. This gave me the opportunity to look through her glasses from behind. I could see there was some magnification but she was a lot less long sighted than me and probably a bit less than my friend Danielle. I would guess at between +1 and +2. I could also see the distortion caused by the astigmatism correction. Her prescription didn't seem very strong but I am guessing her eyesight at all distances is affected much more by the astigmatism than the long sightedness.

Her frames were very nice - dark tortoiseshell plastic ones. Quite thin and delicate. Very feminine in total contrast to her hair! I had to stop looking as it was my turn to be served. She got back to her table shortly after I got back to mine. I managed to sneek a few looks at the woman with being noticed but then I got distracted. Gemma had moved even closer to me, any closer and she would have been on my lap, and wanted cuddles and kisses. Obviously I was more than happy to oblige! I don't know how long it had been when I looked around again but the woman and her friend had gone. Bit of a shame but I can't complain when I have a very affectionate and beautiful girlfriend to look at.

Soundmanpt 09 May 2017, 09:23


Okay! Don't be getting any ides. Remember you only want to be a little bit nearsighted. Any idea when you're going to be ordering your glasses and sunglasses?

antonio 08 May 2017, 11:34

Hi OopsI,

just interested: What was sitting on your nose in that bus :-)

Best regards, antonio

oopsI 08 May 2017, 11:15

Today I think I actively noticed the first myodiscs in a real live person. It was an elderly lady in the bus. It surprised me a little, because I rarely see high minus glasses in a person over the age of forty (usually they wear plus lenses or something maybe up to a -5). The glasses looked awesome, as the frames looked very unique, too.

Stingray 08 May 2017, 10:26

I just came back from a trip to Paris a few days ago. I noticed a lot of 20-40 year old women and would say about 6 in 10 were eyeglass wearers. The most popular frame seemed to be tortoise or black frames that were rounded at the bottom and had a key hole bridge. Those were the most prominent frames, though there were the usual Ray Bans and the like as well as 1960's large round metal frames which in my opinion were not too flattering.

Soundmanpt 05 May 2017, 14:41


A couple weeks ago as I was searching for something to watch I came across that new version of Mythbusters you're referring to. Apparently it is or was airing first here in the US? I haven't really looked for it since then but I will start checking the listing for it. Actually when I came across it I was thinking it was a repeat of the original show that knew had went off the air.

The competitor is okay but that scientist, Dr. Tracy Fanara is gorgeous indeed, with and without glasses. So would I be right to assume that she going to be regular on the show? I sure hope so.

Carrie 05 May 2017, 11:47

Just me again!😁 I was watching the UK version of the Discovery Channel when I saw a trailer for a show called Mythbusters:The Search where various scientists and engineers compete to become the new presenter of Mythbusters. The trailer shows each of the competitors. Two of them caught my eye. One of them is called Sarah who has a pleasant face and wears large black plastic framed glasses . The other one to catch my eye is possibly one of the sexiest scientists in the world! After a bit of Googling I discovered she is called Dr Tracy Fanara. I find intelligence sexy so that combined with good looks and a great body is something I like very much. She is also petite - about the same height as me (Yay for us shorties!). She doesn't wear glasses in the trailer but after more Googling I discovered she does wear glasses. Here's a photo of her looking glamorous and wearing glasses and here's a photo of her looking a bit scruffy but equally gorgeous

Carrie 04 May 2017, 23:01

Gemma and I were out walking yesterday evening when this woman came the other way. She looked about our age and was walking a cute little dog. She was quite striking to look at with very short blonde, possibly bleached, hair rather like Kristen Stewart currently has her hair (I did get a bit excited for a moment as I thought it was Kristen!). Gemma asked her if she could stroke the dog and the woman stopped and said "Of course, he's very friendly." I noticed the woman was blinking a lot and her eyes were a bit bloodshot. I think she was wearing contacts and they were bothering her eyes. Obviously I couldn't look closely enough to try and see them. We didn't want to hold her up any longer so we said goodbye to her and the little dog and we continued our walk.

Definitely one to look out for. I would love to see her in glasses!

Murky 03 May 2017, 07:04


It taks a bit of practice, and courage, but there are a few principles I use

do it to women wearing something thast is quite special, they have thought about the purchase, and spent money, so they will appreciate comments. Rarely I will coment on a really good match of frames to face.

Can be a bit more discretionary with girls ( women ) wearing low prescriptions, between -1 and +1,or planos ( always works there) as they are wearing for cosmetic effect, and will like compliments

Lokk for women that have matching clothes and specs, they have really thought it out, and may have multiple pairs at home. Specoholics!!

Best to only do it with women on their own, too risky if with a male partner, who may take offence. Ok with female partners I have found.

Find the moment, create a visual confrontation, and open with a bland comment , then have several followups ready, if they show interest, " by whom are they made" invites them to take them off, as most dont know the maker, and follow on from there, if they are plus, cant read the label, and there is your brake to get your hands on them, and play it by ear from there. " Mind if I look through them, as remove ones own specs. Once I said like to try mine?

Today, at the airport again, 40 yo, svelte figure, wearing outrageous huge oversize grey and white acetates, about +2, taking them on and off. Partner with her, he was glued to his phone, and she walked a few paces away

Hello, I collect amazing glasses, and yours are quite something, could I buy them when you finish with them please?

They were sunglasses, and i had my prescription added, they are rather special arent they!

Do you have a drawer full of similar frames at home?

No, just these, they are my first pair, and mostly for reading.

Can you see distant objects then with them on?

Yes, but I dont need them for distance.

Had them long? About a year, lots of people comment.

Here is my card, text me when you tire of them please....


Dont forget, they will be pride of my collection.

Partner calls her over...and they join the boarding queue..

Cant wait for the text message..

Tom 24 Apr 2017, 11:31

Past weekend we rented a beachside house with another couple, good friends of us. As there was only bathroom, we let our friends use it first, and when they were finished I went in together with my wife. As we undressed and changed into nightwear, I noticed our friend had left her glasses on a cabinet next to the washing basin. Her glasses were most of the on top of her head instead of her nose, and she only really used them when driving, watching television,... I had always wondered what her prescription was and here came my chance.

While standing behind my wife who was cleaning her face, and applying moisturizing crème while looking into the mirror, I carefully took the specs, unfolded them and asked my wife to close her eyes. I delicately slid the specs onto her face, which came as surprise to her and she exclaimed "what are you doing?" while opening her eyes. I told her I was curious to see how Cath's glasses fitted her, and being a glasses wearer herself, she quickly commented that she in fact liked the frames, while turning her head and observing herself in the mirror. She said the lenses were probably around -2.5 and asked whether I liked the frames. Of course I did, we started kissing, got really excited and went into our bedroom with her still wearing Cath's glasses :) I put them back 30 minutes later where we had found them, as we both felt a bit guilty of what had happened, but we had a good time.

cubicle 24 Apr 2017, 10:37

Earlier on I saw a very pretty 30 something brunette with blue eyes wearing quite strong plus glasses. High index in a round in a big metal circle frame.

Made her blue eyes very googly. From the front you couldn't see the sides of her face as the magnified eyes took all the lens area, and from the side the lenses were quite thick in the middle.

She didn't seem self conscious at all.

We got off at the same stop and walked side to side for a while in the crowded hallways as she starred at her phone. So crowded that I almost brushed her hand a couple of times and I was very careful not push her and make her fall (she would certainly lose her glasses and people would trample them).

How do you talk to a woman in such a situation ?

Do you stumble upon the girl and help her pick her things up (cliché) ?

I really wanted to try her glasses ans also see her without them.

Do you just say "hi, can i try your glasses ?", i've seen a couple of times where a girl asked to try a guy friend's glasses in a bar, it works, but the reverse ?)

Cubicle 24 Apr 2017, 10:21

I was in the subway, standing in a crowded car holding the handrail. Next to me a 20something brunette was sitting on the foldup seat, wearing oversized plastic -7 glasses.

My stop arrived and I need to get down so I let go off the handrail and turn away to start walking off. But my hand brushed something. Not knowing what I turned back and saw the girl pushing her glasses from way down her nose where they shouldn't have been.

I'd almost knocked the girl's glasses off on the floor of a crowded subway car !

I then apologized and got off.

Puffin 23 Apr 2017, 05:51

I'm just thinking about all those women who, if they didn't wear glasses, would not get a second look from me.

Soundmanpt 22 Apr 2017, 12:39


I was hoping to hear from you soon, but I figured it wouldn't be until Vicky got her new glasses. So i'm sure you enjoyed watching her get fitted with her glasses. She has wore glasses long enough now that she knows when they her glasses adjusted just right for her so they are completely comfortable on her. Was she rather picky about that or did she seem easily pleased with them? No surprise that she felt a little drunk when she put them on for the first time. Like the optician told her that the feeling she got was very normal. And it will likely take a few days for her eyes to fully adjust to them. I'm sure you had at least a smile on your face when she was told that it would be a good idea for her to wear her glasses full time until her eyes adjust. They don't that she only takes her glasses off when she goes to bed and she would probably wear them then as well if she didn't think they would get broke. She makes a point of always getting prescription sunglasses when she gets glasses which is nice since she is never without glasses. If she really likes her old glasses frames you're right she should get her new prescription put into them. I know the optical stores hit you pretty hard for just lenses but there are several places on line where you can send your glasses in and have the lenses changed that aren't too bad price wise. She has nothing to lose by doing that because once her eyes get adjusted to her new prescription her old glasses will be useless to her as they are now.

I'm sure you enjoyed watching her as she was comparing her eyesight with her old glasses, no glasses and her new glasses. Were you surprised when she said that she said that distances were about the same with her old glasses and without glasses and perhaps slightly better without glasses? I know the reason she wanted to get her eyes checked was because she thought she needed her glasses stronger for seeing distances. Did she give any idea as to how well she could see things at a distance without her glasses? Of course as it turns out she was right that her glasses did need changed but it was because her astigmatisms had gotten worse. So i'm sure she has to be happy that everything is better with her new glasses on and at the time her eyes were still adjusting them so it could even get better after she wears her glasses for a while.

Danielle I think she is starting to understand that she really can't go very long anymore before her eyes start to feel tired. What that means is that from the time she opens her eyes in the morning she is straining her eyes. She doesn't even need to be doing where she needs to see close up anymore. Everything from short to long distances are straining her eyes. You were right by not saying anything to her. I'm not sure why she is resisting wearing glasses so much. She already has a great girlfriend and she knows that without a doubt Vicky doesn't have a problem with her wearing glasses in fact she has to know that Vicky wants her to start wearing her glasses full time because she is such a glasses freak herself. All of her co workers knows that she need glasses and most if not all of her friends. I now she insists that she doesn't want to be dependent on her glasses but she really is and just doesn't want to admit it. You and Gemma are probably her best friends and you both wear your glasses full time. Thanks for the update.

Carrie 22 Apr 2017, 11:14

We met up with our friends Vicky and Danielle in town today shortly before Vicky picked up her new glasses. We went with her. When she put them on she commented how intensely clear everything was but did feel as if she was a little bit drunk. The lady fitting Vicky's glasses said that was normal and the feeling would go away within a few days. She also told Vicky it might be a good idea to wear her glasses all day for those few days and then as she felt necessary. I thought to myself "As if she needs a reason to wear them all the time!" She also got a pair of prescription sunglasses in which she looked very cool. Later on she compared how well she could see with her new glasses to how well she could see with her old ones. Distances were about the same with or without her old glasses, perhaps slightly better without and close up was better with her old glasses than without. With her new ones everything was better. She said she was going to miss her old frames, so I pointed out that she could get new lenses put in them.

Danielle had resisted wearing her own glasses most of the day but put them on to look at her phone when we stopped for a coffee and a bite to eat in the coffee shop where Vicky works (she got a discount for us). Danielle kept her glasses on after she finished with her phone. She took them off to clean the lenses and then put them back on. She complained that her eyes were tired already and it was only mid afternoon. The only way she can relieve her tired eyes is to put her glasses on. I was going to ask how she got on wearing contacts for work this past week but she didn't seem like she wanted to talk about her eyesight any further at that point.

? 21 Apr 2017, 10:05

Then off to the toilet Murky ran to sexually relieve himself.

Soundmanpt 21 Apr 2017, 09:09


Your encounter with the attendant seemed to go very well. And your welcome for borrowing my excuse, but I usually only say that I am a retired optician. You seem to have promoted yourself by saying that you're a retired optometrist. That's fine but you could be exposed if the person should ask you a technical question that a doctor would be expected to know. You did very well by pointing out that Ray-Ban is a famous maker of frames and that they have been popular for years and by pointing that her glasses were a good fit for her. And you made yourself even more believable when you commented that you could tell that she was longsighted by looking at her lenses. So well done. Because she had already told you that she had gotten them 2 weeks before and that she was still getting used to them. You could have asked her if seeing distances was still a bit blurry for her with glasses? But you did very well with what you did say. And of course I have a feeling you might be returning there in the near future. So if you see her again you can still ask her if she has gotten used to wearing glasses and if her distance vision has cleared up or if it is still a little but blurry?

to her for seeing small

Murky 20 Apr 2017, 22:00


Another briliant sighting at the art gallery this afternoon, my favourite attedant,about 35 black hair, about 180 cm tal BMI 18-20 in her black oversize raybans, with moderate cats eye, and expaned aural ends, about +1 to !.5,maybe +2 but worn so confidently, shiny black, so newish, I tracked her round the exhibits, but could not get a contact moment, till she Knelt to adjust the door stop, and I delibersately brushed against her as she stood up..

Oh sorry Sir, please forgive me

Not at all, my fault, did not relise you were about to stand ( put my hand out to steady her, and can read RayBan on the spec arms)

Those are great glasses for a gallery, very gallant, and arresting big and black.

Well thanks,sir glad you like them..

First pair? I venture

Got them 2 weeks ago, still getting used to them. (Makes to leave)

Do you ming me asking who made them, my daughter loves black frames, and those are rather speciaL

AND THEN SHE TAKES THEM OFF and looks at the arms, squints a bit, "here you can read it as I cant, the print is too small."

I almost faint as she hands them over, and I roll them in my palm,

" I see they are by Ray Ban, a famous maker, I am a retired optometrist,( Thanks for that one Soundman PT) and they have been popular for years, they fit you perfectly too, well done." Long sighted I see, so they must be a big help?

"I can see Ok without them, but at the computer, they make a wold of difference, I think I have needed them for a while. My mum sent me to get tested, but I did not want glasses till I tried them."

By now I am almost fainting with euphoria, look through them and see a few dust marks,

"Can I give them a polish for you", as I have a spec cleaner in my pocket, reaching out my small tissue box.

No its OK I can do it in the office.

Ok so I hand them back, and off she goes, my saliva is flowing, loins aroused, and heart rate pushing 200,

" perhaps see you again here? Goodbye."

have to steady up on the park bench prior to driving home.

?!?!?!?!?!?!!! 20 Apr 2017, 14:08

I Guess You Find Toilets Stimulating? To Each His Own.

Murky  19 Apr 2017, 21:42

Here is the pair I bought in NY last year, and wore full time for 3 weeks,on holiday in USA but did not have the courage to wear once home. My wife thought they were quirky

Walking up to the toilet was so stimulating, with several pairs of eyes following me

The air stewardess coming across the Pacific said "And now to serve the gentleman with the stunning specs"

and four rows of Pax turned to see me, a wonderful moment, but I felt that I could not be taken seriously at work, in these.

Any comments?

murky  19 Apr 2017, 21:28

Jaydat that pic of those Paradise spex is the best I have ever seen, what a sighting!

Murky  19 Apr 2017, 20:53

So, about 16 of us currently visiting here.ALL BUT 2 WEAR SPECS.

We ought to orgaise a convention, and meet at a glasses commercial exhibition, like Silmo, in France, what do you all think? I am in Australia, any others?

I have never spoken to anyone about it, but my wife recognises my choice of spex as odd.

She has a gorgeous pair of Nini Ricci gold frames, transitions, plano in the top,+1 in the bottom, when we were on a cruise, I got up before dawn, put on those glasses from the dresser, and walked about the ship, very aroused, and no one said anything, re entered the cabin after a few hours, wife noticed, Oh silly me, I said and changed to my +! glasses, have coverted them ever since.

Have a look at When I was at school post for kmore of my antics.

Soundmanpt 15 Apr 2017, 15:44


Thanks for posting that. Very interesting indeed. So Vicky is actually slightly less farsighted but she has had a sizeable increase in her astigmatism correction. Since astigmatisms effects eyesight at all distances that is why she was feeling like her glasses needed to be stronger. It's good that she enjoys wearing glasses because her glasses are going to be more necessary to her than they have been. As you know her current glasses are actually weaker than your first glasses were. And even after your eyes were fully adjusted to your glasses you could still see well enough without them if you needed to. But the addition of astigmatisms is going to make her eyes very uncomfortable anytime she has her glasses off. She might even find adjusting to her new glasses a bit difficult until her eyes adjust to them. They could make her feel dizzy and nauseous while the floor appears to be slanted. From what you have said she has her glasses on pretty much all the time she is awake which is good because now if has her glasses off more than a few minutes she would almost certainly get a nasty headache.

Honestly I am surprised that Danielle's eyes hasn't changed since last year when she got her eyes checked. Maybe her eyes aren't going to change much anymore. As I recall her last increase was only +.25 so in 2 years that is not much of a change. But interesting that the optician point blank told her that her eyes aren't going to ever get any better and that she shouldn't try and resist wearing her glasses when she needs them even if that means she needs to wear them full time. That is about as close as you can get to telling her that she really should be wearing her glasses all the time now. The fact that she got a couple boxes of contacts to wear at work I think means that she just doesn't like how she looks wearing glasses. Sadly I think she could be getting close to going to full time wear with contacts.

Anyway you and Gemma have yourselves a very happy Easter.

Carrie 15 Apr 2017, 11:12

My friends Danielle and Vicky had their eye tests today. They are staying over tonight so we can have a good old girly night in with some wine and good food. They have just popped out to get some wine and snacks which gives me a chance to look at Vicky's new prescription that she has left on the table. She got it out earlier when she told us she does need new glasses and read out the prescription. Getting a chance to read it was an opportunity not to be missed. Vicky's prescription is now L Sph +0.50, Cyl -0.50 and R Sph +0.50 Cyl -0.75 . Looking back at an earlier post of mine here on Eyescene I found her last prescription was Sph +0.75, Cyl -0.25 in both eyes. So it's not surprising that Danielle's old glasses at +1.00 made things worse, she needed less +sph not more. Interesting that her astigmatism has got worse and her long sightedness​has got better.

Danielle was right when she said she was sure her prescription hadn't changed and the advice from the optician was pretty much the same as before by what Danielle said. Interestingly she did buy a couple of small packs of contacts (1 pack for each eye presumably). She's going to use them for work. She also said that the optician was very honest with her and told her that her vision wasn't going to get any better and not to resist wearing her glasses if her eyes feel uncomfortable without them even if it means that she has to wear them all the time.

Vicky did seem pleased that she still has a genuine need for glasses. Her new glasses will be ready in a week to 10 days and I am in no doubt she will wear them full time. I don't know what she thinks of the fact that Danielle is going to wear contacts during the week.

Danielle wore her glasses to drive here but put them on the table when she sat down. She grabbed them when she and Vicky went to get wine and snacks so she could read the labels.

My own gorgeous gwg is in the kitchen making something for us all to eat. She loves cooking but gets annoyed when her glasses steam up if she gets too close to a pan when she takes the lid off or too close to the oven when she opens the door.

jaydat 14 Apr 2017, 00:42

I was out for the evening last night and met up with a few friends for a bite to eat.Sitting at the bar was a gorgeous lady of maybe 40 / 45 wearing the most stunning glasses I have ever seen, not too good on prescription estimates but I reckon she was around -4 to -6 only based on me being -4 and the cut in seemed similar to mine. As soon as I got home I searched online and found what I think were her specs ,a French company called Parasite, some very nice frames on their site.

Affleck 13 Apr 2017, 11:54

Two long-term sightings

I am taking the bus each morning for years now and some fellow passengers seem to do the same.

One girl was about 9 or 10 when I first saw her in glasses. Didn't see her often but over the years I saw her with several pairs of glasses, always noticably stronger than the previous one. Later she obviously had contacts, so I didn't see her in glasses for a while. In the meantime she became a young lady, about 20 years old and when she doesn't wear contacts she can be seen in a pair of large Ray Bans and I estimate her rx to be about -7 or -8. So cool.

Another young woman, about 20 years old, often enters the bus with no glasses on, takes out her phone and starts doing something, playing or texting. After a minute or so she puts her glasses on, quite strong plus glasses and I wonder why she doesn't wear them on the way to the bus. She looks out of the window with them on too, so they are not just reading glasses. I estimate her rx to be about +6 at least. She keeps them on when she leaves the bus and probably for the rest of the day.

I love public transport, so much more to see than going to work by car!!

Soundmanpt 12 Apr 2017, 10:26


I'm looking forward to the weekend now that you have told me that Vicky and Daniele will be getting their eyes checked. So I really hope that you have maybe made plans on getting together with them later on Saturday or Sunday.

I forgot to mention that when Vicky tried wearing Danielle's old +1.00 glasses and she said that they didn't help and only made her vision seem worse. I'm sure Vicky had to wonder why since she actually wore those very glasses for a long while before she got her own glasses. Well the reason is very simple. When Vicky got her eyes examined she was given her first real prescription which also included astigmatism correction in her glasses. This is something you now know about yourself. You only have a small amount but you notice the difference the make in your glasses. That's why Danielle's glasses didn't seem to help. From now on she won't be able to wear any of Danielle's old glasses anymore because of that. So she is going to be relying on her own need for glasses from now on.

Cactus Jack 10 Apr 2017, 11:55


There is nothing she could have done to become that Myopic, unless she was doing GOC. Very high, natural Myopia, is almost always caused by Genetics. There could be some contribution by visual environment factors, but that is typically very small.


 10 Apr 2017, 08:55

At the shops the other day- a seriously nearsighted late 20s redhead with big plastic frames, she must be at least -13. Her glasses kept sliding down every time she looks down and looked really awkward on her due to the extreme prescription- you can see white rings even at the bottom of the lenses. The frames hid the thick lenses really well as it was barely noticeable but they must be really heavy. What did she do to her poor eyes to get them this bad? Poor girl must be completely helpless without them!

Soundmanpt 09 Apr 2017, 11:22


Did you find a way of asking Vicky if she was planning on getting her eyes examined or did she just mention it? I'm not at all surprised that Vicky wants to get her eyes examined and i'm sure she is hoping that she will be needing stronger glasses. If she goes in telling the doctor that her distance vision doesn't seem quite as clear she likely get an increase even if she doesn't really need an increase. Just like you have always heard that the customer is always right. Well that same thing applies here. The patient is always right. Because if she feels like her glasses are too weak she won't be happy be told that her eyes didn't change because it is in her mind that they did. So it is much easier for the doctor to simply increase her by maybe +.50 in both eyes. The doctor knows that her eyes will be able to adjust to a little stronger glasses and she will be happy and they will be happy because she will likely buy new glasses form them as well. Everybody wins! Nice that she is making Danielle get her eyes checked too. Now of course with Danielle the last thing she wants to hear is that she needs an increase. But remember her last eye exam was a year ago. And as you pointed out at that time since the increase wasn't much she didn't get new glasses. But not long when her glasses broke she did finally get the prescription she was given a year ago put into her new glasses. And sadly for Danielle it seems that every time she gets her eyes examined they get a little worse. So it is very possible that she might need another increase this time. But since her glasses aren't very old they might be nice to her and change the lenses for her at no charge. So I think Vicky will be getting an increase and new glasses which is exactly what she wants and Danielle is hard to say either way. Her job as a graphic designer has taken its toll on her eyes because everything she does is straining her eyes.

Carrie 09 Apr 2017, 03:47

My friend Vicky thinks she needs new glasses. She said distances don't seem quite so clear. She tried Danielle's old +1.00 glasses (the ones she wore before getting her own) but they actually make it worse. She has booked an eye test for both herself and Danielle for next Saturday. Danielle agreed to get her eyes tested so Vicky wouldn't nag her. It's very nearly a year since they last had their eyes tested but Danielle only got new glasses earlier this year only because her existing ones broke. Danielle is sure her prescription won't change.

Brett 02 Apr 2017, 12:30

Soundman, that was kind of what we thought too: she changed to glasses to "prove" she had them, but it also almost seemed like she wanted to show solidarity or something with my wife. Like she was truly genuinely excited to see the trifocals. And definitely seemed to like her own bifocals. She didn't really get into any details about why she tried progressives or if her contacts are bifocal. I was kind of surprised she carried her glasses to work with her when she was wearing contacts. I was thinking the co-worker could probably see better through the add because her minus wasn't as strong as the other one's, but maybe yeah it was better than her own prescription. I have definitely wondered the last few years as the bigger glasses haven gotten popular, if it was for progressive compatible frames. It would be interesting to hear the statistics on college kids that have adds.

Soundmanpt 02 Apr 2017, 09:39


You and your wife had an interesting sighting for sure. I'm sure you were quite surprised when that young attractive clerk complemented your wife on her frames an that she thought it was "so cool" that she wears trifocals. But even more surprising when she admitted to trying progressives, but she always felt sick and off balance so she went back to wearing bifocals. I wonder if she maybe thought that you and your wife didn't really believe her because i'm sure plenty of people have commented about how young she is to be wearing bifocals. That was probably why she tried wearing progressives because that way no one would know that she was really wearing bifocals which would end the comments. So that could be why she felt like she needed to prove to you that she was telling the truth. I'm sure her contacts must cost her quite a good bit. So by wearing contacts she doesn't get all those questions about her wearing bifocals. But at home she wears her glasses and she already plans after college to be staring at a computer screen while wearing glasses. But it was nice that her glasses wearing co worker asked to try her glasses on. I'm not at all surprised that the co worker seemed to like how well she could see through the add segment. It was probably more comfortable than her own glasses. It used to be not that long ago that prescribing a woman with her first bifocals was like a fate worse than death. It was like they were being called "old" because bifocals was something you never got until you were into or past your 40's. But now it is not nearly as rare to find someone 20 wearing bifocals, of course many of them get progressives so there is no tell tale line. It would be interesting to see a survey as to how many college students now wear bifocals.

Brett  01 Apr 2017, 20:41

Thanks Oscar, I forgot to mention earlier that your sighting sounds nice too. The hearing aids and glasses combo in a younger lady is nice.

Oscar 01 Apr 2017, 19:01

Brett - what a great sighting. Teens/college girls in bifocals are usually stunning - and far too rare.

Brett 01 Apr 2017, 18:31

Haven't posted anything in a while, but had an interaction that was too good not to mention. My wife is farsighted/astigmatism and has had multifocals since high school and about 5 years started with lined trifocals when she was in her late 20's. For the last few years, she has only worn trifocals and likes them better than progressives. It doesn't come up much when go out, but once in a while somebody says something. The other day we stopped for fast food and the clerk was late teens/early 20s, about 5'8, attractive, blonde hair, nice white teeth/good smile. At the time was wearing contacts. She commented to my wife that she really liked her frames and thought it was "so cool" she wears trifocals. Then she told us that she tried progressives, always felt sick or off balance and went back to bifocals. We ordered and went and sat down and didn't think much of it, but then the same girl came out and over to our table as we were finishing, wearing bifocals, as confident as ever, and smiling big and pointed at her glasses saying she wanted to show us so she took out her contacts. Nice black plastic, fairly modern style cat eye, prescription was about -5, and definitely the bifocal line was nice and prominent. Could see the power the rings but the thick plastic frames covered the lenses nearly entirely. Said she always wears her glasses when studying at home at nights, and that her career goal after college would be staring at a computer so will probably just wear glasses then. Another clerk was nearby cleaning tables and overhead some of this, also probably teens, kind of cute, and wearing what appeared to be -3ish range in just a traditional gunmetal rectangular frame, as the bifocal clerk was walking away, she said I want to try your glasses. So from where I was sitting I could see/overhear how that went. Clerk #2 said she could see thru the bifocal part but the top was too strong and that she could tell her astigmatism wasn't corrected. Was fun watching her look down through the segments for the first time and figure that out. Bifocal clerk said yeah she doesn't have astigmatism. As they were walking back to the counter, a male clerk was manning the register (wearing low + glasses) said to the 2nd clerk, those plastic frames looked nice on you. So definitely no embarrassment by these folks about glasses, and it was fun seeing such confident young people and their glasses.

Cactus Jack 01 Apr 2017, 18:18


You understand the situation much better than I do.


Oscar 01 Apr 2017, 17:18

Cactus Jack - I know. I've had a hearing aid for my right ear since I was 7 years old (my left ear has no hearing).

Cactus Jack 01 Apr 2017, 16:53


Hearing aids don't always work well in high noise environments. They are not like wearing glasses. You have amazing ability to sort out what you want to hear in a noisy environment with natural hearing. If you wear hearing aids, you loose that ability. Even if you wear two hearings aids, you loose a lot of ability to detect where sound is coming from. Two hearings aids are better than 1, but not as good as your natural hearing even with mild hearing loss.

Like a lot of older people, I have high frequency hearing loss (above 2 KHz). With "open fit" Behind-the-Ear (BTE) hearing aids I can hear up to about 6 KHz. Open fit hearing aids have a hole in the ear mold or passages in the transducer that fits in the ear canal to let the lower frequencies in. My hearing aids do nothing below 2 KHz, but amplify frequencies from 2K to 6K. They work pretty good, but are not perfect. They have two microphones that I can select to only use the forward pickup in a location where the people I want to hear are in front of me, but not the ambient noise. Another disadvantage is that if I hear an emergency vehicle siren, I can't tell where it is coming from and I have to look all around me to try to detect flashing lights.

In-the-ear hearing aids, typically do not have very good low frequency response because they are so small and the transducer can not push enough air to move the ear drum very much. After trying both types, I prefer the BTE type because the sound is more natural. To me, wearing hearing aids is no different than wearing glasses. They are just tools that help me function better. If someone does not like it, tough!



Oscar 01 Apr 2017, 16:09

Wonderful sighting at Piccadilly Circus underground station today. I found myself on the escalator behind a curvy girl in tight jeans with her red hair in a ponytail - showing her behind-the-ear hearing aids. That was exciting enough (I love seeing pretty girls in hearing aids) but when we got to the platform I was able to take a look at her glasses from the front. They were stylish Raybans, about -10, or maybe a little bit stronger - very nice indeed. She was mid-20s, with a gorgeous smiling face framed by her red hair, and chatting with her boyfriend/husband. I noticed that she was watching his lips rather than his eyes through her strong glasses so that she could hear what he was saying. The whole sighting was incredibly sexy, and continued for the next five stations on the train itself until I had to get off. Made my day.

Guest 31 Mar 2017, 21:08

Pretty much everyday but i don't post

Yes and no

Likelenses 31 Mar 2017, 18:22


I am learning from you how to charm the bespectacled women.

Have not yet perfected it, but still trying.

murky 30 Mar 2017, 21:16

The most likely reason for that sparkle in her eye, is the excitement she has from meeting such a charmer as you Likeliness..

Soft Contacts can usually be seen, as a soft line outside the limbus, the old hard ones were easy to spot sitting right central on the cornea.

Likelenses 29 Mar 2017, 22:21

Yesterday I was again helping out at my friend's store.

In walked a very pretty auburn haired, 5'8" woman.

She had the most beautiful blue eyes,but what was significant is that they had an amazing sparkle to them,that I have never seen before.

As she spoke to me about what she wanted to purchase, it was fascinating to see the sparkle change as she moved her head,and the store lights hit her eyes at different angles.

I can't help but wonder if that amazing sparkle is from some very strong contact lenses.If so would they be plus, or minus,and perhaps gas perms.

She had a very friendly personality,and we talked for about ten minutes, all of which I made eye contact with those lovely eyes.

I am hoping that she will come in again on a day that I am working, and be wearing some strong glasses, preferably minus.

Rebecca 29 Mar 2017, 21:57

Yes and yes

Likelenses 29 Mar 2017, 21:57

Julie phoned me yesterday, and said her new Zenni bifocals,and readers had arrived.She is so pleased with the quality,and with the frame choices she made.

She said that the bifocals are great,and did not realize how bad her near vision was, until she put them on.

She took Cheryl, and I out to lunch today, and when she met us she looked spectacular in the bifocals.The lenses are a bit chunky,but she said she likes them.

When we ordered our lunch,it was great being with two bifocal babes, peering through their adds, at the menu.and then looking up at at our waitress to order through their upper portion of lenses.I always love seeing Cheryl do that, but today was a bonus.

When the check arrived she said, "I will use my readers for this."She slipped of the rimless bifocals,and put on the readers.

Murky 29 Mar 2017, 21:53

Thats 15 posters, and all but one are joyfully bespectacled... any more

Todays sighting

Had to goto the path lab ( regular 6 monthly blood test)

She comes to the counter,slim, (BMI 22) half chinese; with the largest pair of pure whit spex I have seen, about 2 mm perfectly circular,with a thin black line against the glass; with nose pads, and flat 5 mm steel arms, slightly curved more pronounced near the auricles. Just screaming, look at me and my gorgeous glasses. I am speechless, flattened emotionally agape, I hand over my form for the blood test. I am only a few feet away from those gorgeous frame, and I can see that she in a low minus, about -1 .Hardly needed in an office to see, but what an ocular statement she makes, I must engage her soon, BUT

Are you Mr X.. she quietly intones.

Er Er Huh Er yes, thats me

Whats your date of birth, so I can look you up PLEASE

Er (still shaken) May 31 19XX

Ok sit over there...

I do, waiting to engage her, but back to the lab she goes. Drat, not seen again.

Crystal Veil 27 Mar 2017, 13:30

Yes and yes

Colin 27 Mar 2017, 12:09

Yes and yes

 25 Mar 2017, 11:36

I saw an old friend who used to wear ugly glasses. She recently had Lasik, and is lovely.

Soundmanpt 25 Mar 2017, 10:29


Nice that Danielle and Vicky came by to give you a lift home. They really are good friends. And good that she was wearing her glasses. You had to love that your coworker and friend happened to walk by at that time and and noticed that Danielle was wearing new glasses since she last seen her. Little things like getting a nice complement on her glasses has to boost Danielle's confidence level up. Danielle's answer when she was asked if she needs them all the time was really interesting. It's really the same thing she has been saying for a good while now but I wonder how much she really believes her own answer. That the optician told her she could wear them full time but if she chooses not to then she should wear them whenever her eyes feel strained or tired when looking at any distance. Then she goes on to say that she chooses not to wear them all the time but she was wearing them then because she finds that her eyes feel tired after work even though she wears them at work. The truth is she puts her glasses on as she leaves her house because she needs them for driving, she keeps them on all day at work and they stay on even when she gets off work because she needs them to drive back home. The truth is by then her eyes are completely adjusted to her glasses and everything is very blurry without her glasses. So maybe after she gets home and she isn't reading she might take her glasses off around the house before she goes to bed and she can probably go without glasses on weekends if she isn't going anywhere. I totally understand that she just doesn't want to feel dependent on her glasses but i'm pretty sure that now anytime she isn't wearing her glasses she is straining her eyes to see anything now. Maybe seeing your work colleague wearing her glasses and seeming to mind that she needs her glasses all the time might be some encouragement to Danielle. I remember very well when your co worker got her first glasses. I think she liked her glasses but she probably assumed that they would be something like a new ear rings that she could wear when she wanted to and not wear if she didn't want to. She had no idea that it wouldn't take long before her eyes would start to see double vision without her glasses. But she seems to have accepted the fact that she can't go without glasses anymore. Yeah i'm sure you will just have to wait for a perfect time to ask Vicky is if she is planning on getting her eyes checked anytime soon. I'm really surprised that Vicky didn't enter into the conversation at your dinner party when the subject of glasses came up.

Carrie 25 Mar 2017, 06:29

Danielle and Vicky met me at work on Wednesday, shortly before the end of my shift. Danielle had her glasses on when she came in and they stayed on. Her new glasses are only +0.25 stronger than her old ones but look more than that. I think it's the slightly thinner frames than her old ones had that make the lenses look stronger. My friend and colleague, the one with the prism prescription, always seems very happy to see Danielle and always greets her warmly even though they don't know each other very well. On Wednesday she said to Danielle "Ooh, I really like your glasses are they new?" Danielle thanked her and told her they were new. My friend then asked if Danielle needed them all the time. Danielle replied that her optician said she could but if she chooses not to she should wear them whenever her eyes feel strained or tired when looking at any distance. Danielle also explained that she chooses not to wear glasses all the time but was wearing them now because she finds that her eyes feel tired after work even though she wears her glasses at work. My colleague said that she doesn't have much choice about wearing her own glasses all the time as she gets bad double vision without them as well as not being able to see very clearly near or far. Danielle said that she has most trouble seeing clearly close up and distances aren't too bad but her glasses do sharpen up distances even if she hadn't noticed it isn't as clear as it should be. Danielle complimented my colleague on her glasses, saying they went very well with her face shape and good looks. This made my colleague blush.

As you can imagine I enjoyed hearing that conversation very much!

Danielle drove me home and she and Vicky stayed for a few hours. The glasses stayed on. Danielle said she is sure my colleague was flirting with her, pointing out that my colleague couldn't take her eyes off her and possibly used the conversation about glasses to get closer. I told Danielle that my colleague has not shown any interest in women and is very interested in men, especially her boyfriend, but I would discretely ask the next time I saw her. (I didn't tell Danielle that my colleague told me she has slept with another woman once to satisfy her curiosity)

Unfortunately there was no more glasses related chat and I couldn't find a reason to ask Vicky if she was planning on getting her eyes tested this year.

Murky 25 Mar 2017, 05:36

So there are 13 of us, that is 1.4 X 10 (-9) of the world population

And so to my daily sighting, while walking my dog

Elderly lady, on a park bench, tartan jacket, with gorgeous matching big oval red and brown specs, about -4/5, and stunning white side arms, red hair to set it all off

She opens

Nice dog you have there, mister..

Quick as a flash "Not as nice as those specs you have ,madam "

Oh you like them..

A wonderful match with the tartan jacket..

Well thank you, no one has commented before

( I guess because you are not a trendy chick..I think)

They look like you matched them up at the glasses shop?

Well, the optometrist thought they looked good, with my red hair, they were a tad expensive

But well worth it, I think

I like yours too, mister, that gold goes well with your grey hair

Wearing my pale gold beige cat eye Versace specs.. see them at

Thank you, hope to see you again..

Galileo 23 Mar 2017, 09:20

I do visit this thread (yes) but stopped posting some time ago (no) - I think the quality of Mister Mild's postings on Seen on the Web outclass anything I see in my life these days :)

specs4ever 23 Mar 2017, 07:17

I visit frequently, but no longer post here.

Edmund 23 Mar 2017, 07:16

Yes & Yes

EyeTri 23 Mar 2017, 04:45


Every day

Yes & Yes

Val 23 Mar 2017, 01:30


Yes Yes

murky 23 Mar 2017, 00:00

That is seven posters/lurkers so far.thought there would be a few more, maybe later, when they check back

Here is a fail contact from this morning..

Local art shop,it always attracts smart dressers, and I am perusing the latest exhibitor,\when in she walks, WOW..

Late 20s 180 cm tall blondish BMI 18 stunningly dressed, heels, tight mauve skirt, matching blouse, AND huge black Ray-bans, ( obvious, with their expanded terminal pre auricular arm), dashing round the paintings to confront her, walking confidently across the gallery, I see she is about +1 ( maybe less), a discretionary latent hyperope wearer, and a recent one too, as the spex are a gleaming black. Not a scratch on the lens, either.. but does not give a glance, or opportunity to talk

She passes behind the counter, so is staff, and sits at the computer, pecking away, with me trying to engage her to no avail.I see no glasses case on the desk, so she has opted for full time wear..

Me Peering intently at the paintings, she stubbornly refuses to come over and enquire as to my wants, then another staff member emerges, to serve me.. Drat, plain old wiry specs, grey circular and bifocal, boring ++

but I shall be there again (its on the way to work) ..

Soundmanpt 22 Mar 2017, 09:26


Yes yes

murky 22 Mar 2017, 05:00

Post office this morning..

She is About 45 BMI 21 approx beautifully dressed, fortunately I am the only client in the shop

She has as gorgeous pair of green acetate cat eye Gucci spex, mother of pearl side arms, about + 2 and varifocal ( I can tell by the way she adjusts her head) Looks a tad alternate, with crew cut hair

Post my package

That will be 15 dollars please

Ouch, thats a lot for just over the border,

Sorry but its 15 grams over the lower price limit,I have to charge the higher price

Ok by the way, I really like those specs you wear

Thank you ( with a mild blush)

They match your jacket so well, and look so good , what brand are they?

Takes them off ( ooohI swoon,,) I can't read the brand without them on..,so she hands them to me, (find it hard to keep standing)..

They are Gucci,(I read) a top brand, they must have been expensive I venture

My partner paid for them, as my last pair were pretty ordinary, and wanted me to look smart

( Oh God we are on great ground here)

Then I think he has done very well, are you pleased?

Well its a she actually (oops, basic flaw, don't assume heterosexuality)

But you are the first person to comment

Then she has impeccable taste, give her my congratulation for a brilliant choice

( "does she tickle your clitoris with them on", but no I restrained myself)

Goodbye and thanks...

Nearly faint as I exit the shop, have to take six deep breaths on exit

At home, found them on a USA website for 450 dollars.. her leso mate must be a gold digger, and fond of fondling her with spex on, methinks

 22 Mar 2017, 04:38


lentifan 22 Mar 2017, 03:25

Murky, the answers are yes and yes.

I also visit this site almost every day (sometimes twice) but don't post unless I've something to say.

 22 Mar 2017, 03:17

Yes and Yes

Plus Tony 22 Mar 2017, 02:55


Yes and yes.

I read eyescene everyday even though I don't have time to post as often as I would like to.

rafa 22 Mar 2017, 02:12


I love your sightings. Keep posting them please.

Likelenses 21 Mar 2017, 19:45



Murky 21 Mar 2017, 19:11

How many real people are reading this three, I wonder.

There are about 10 regular correspondents

I find it therapeutic to post my better sightings, what about a poll, just post yes,

wither without your username, and lets see ( as we all do, with our glasses on) and maybe add if you wear glasses..

i.e. I am Murky

yes & yes

Soundmanpt 21 Mar 2017, 15:03


Yeah I also remember that you used to wear fake glasses at school and since she knew you back then she wouldn't have been at all surprised that once you got your glasses you would want to wear them full even if you didn't really need to. I think you might be wrong that she doesn't know know you like girls wearing glasses. She just say anything since she trusts you and you have never given her any reason to not trust you. I wouldn't at all be surprised if that wasn't a big reason she started wearing her glasses shortly after you met up again. Remember you were encouraging her to wear her glasses around the same time.

Well Danielle is certainly a head strong young lady isn't she. She is still determined to somehow not to just put her glasses on everyday and keep them on and forget about it. She is actually working hard trying to avoid wearing glasses as much as possible. But yet she really knows that she pretty much needs them all the time now. If she needs to see to drive then that means that her vision is blurry at a distance constantly not just when she is behind the wheel of her car. But sadly i'm afraid that once she finally realizes that she needs to wear them full time she will then go back to wearing contacts again. I think the only hope is if you and Vickie can keep telling her how good she looks wearing glasses. Speaking of Vickie next time you're around her i hope you can figure out a way to ask her if she plans on getting her eyes examined anytime soon? Don't you think that she still wants her eyesight to get a little worse so she needs stronger glasses again? This is the longest she has wore the same pair of glasses isn't it?

Carrie 21 Mar 2017, 14:26

Soundmanpt - Gemma sort of guessed that I have wanted to wear glasses for a long time. She remembers me wearing fake glasses at school. She doesn't know that I like girls with glasses. She just knows that glasses don't put me off, much to her relief of course!

We've been together for 6 years now! Love her more than ever!

Danielle has sort of gone back to her old ways a little bit. I did manage to bring up the subject of glasses when we saw her at the weekend. She said she does actually wear her glasses more than used to as she has realised how much she was straining her eyes. She wears her glasses all the time during the week, even when socialising, so her eyes don't feel so tired in the evening (when she began wearing her glasses for driving she used to take her glasses off after getting home but now doesn't bother). At weekends her glasses are just for reading and driving but if needed she would wear them if her eyes felt like they were straining. She said that she's gone from someone who sometimes wears glasses to someone who sometimes doesn't! She would rather not have glasses but obviously can't deny her need for them. She would never go for surgery but did give some serious thought about getting contacts again. She decided not to get contacts this time but will certainly consider getting them in the future. So she isn't full time but she is wearing her glasses a lot.

murky 21 Mar 2017, 05:56

Restaurant tonight, hot 30+ yo with light blue metal frames, yellow earpieces,

Very thin lenses, looked about +1, so, on the way back from the bar

Great glasses, I like the blue metal frame..

Oh thanks, got them last week

First pair?

Yes, but I had glasses at school for a while, but they didn't help

Enjoy then now?

Yes, they are trifocals, and great for reading

Need them for driving?

No, but I just like them on my nose

Good for you, welcome to the world of glasses wearers...

Thanks I like yours too


Gorgeous red hair a beautiful complement to the frames, sitting alone too

Sigh...very aroused I venture back back to the wife and my table, but shoot her sidling glances all night, not returned.

Likelenses 18 Mar 2017, 21:38


Opps, forgot to post my username. this is twice now, sorry.

 18 Mar 2017, 21:34


Julie said that the reason she was interested in ordering online is because she has eye exams every two years, and her next one would be a year and a half away, and also she liked the idea of saving on the price of glasses.

We did discuss the thickness of her lenses, and she said that that does not bother her at all.Her current lenses are high index, but she said in the past she usually wore the thicker lenses, and applied the savings to buying better frames.

Yes, we went with the lined bifocals in + 1.50 add.

She said that she never owned a pair of rimless, and is excited about their look. Cheryl had her rimless lined bifocals in her purse as her backup,and modeled them for Julie.She did not try them on, because when she tried Cheryl's other pair she could not see at all due to Cheryl's high Rx.

Oh yes Cheryl gave her the full rundown of being a new bifocal wearer. The two of them really got along so well.She seems to bond better with women that wear fairly strong glasses. I guess it is a we are in the same boat kind of thing.

Cubicle 17 Mar 2017, 07:12

I also saw a hot woman with blonde hair up. I only saw her from behind, and her glasses had earpieces going straight down, like they only do for strong prescriptions. Then i saw super strong plus lenses in big frames, shining light atound. She walked down the street in heels and mini shorts. I couldn't talk to her as I wasn't alone.

Hot !

Cubicle 17 Mar 2017, 07:08

The other day in the subway, i was sitting in front of a sexy myopic blonde. She was reading with her glasses sliding down her nose a lot. She wore a mini skirt and flats with a red coat. She was -10 I'd say, lots of power rings. Her glasses went down her nose in less than a minute, then she pushed them up and crossed her legs. Pretty hot.

Soundmanpt 16 Mar 2017, 14:53


Honestly I am surprised that she called you. Nothing personal but generally speaking it usually takes a bit more of getting to know someone before they will accept your offer to help. But if she is really struggling with trying to see to read that may have pushed her a good bit. Whatever i'm sure you were happy to hear from her, I hope that she is going to be happy with her new glasses. She has a fairly strong prescription as i'm sure you are well aware of and with rimless glasses even more noticeable. Did you tell her that her lenses are going to be quite thick? So did you go with +1.50 for her add? It was a very good idea that she picked out something with adjustable nose pads in case they need to adjusted for her eyes to use the bifocal properly. I assume that she got lined bifocals? Based on what her total price was for both pairs of glasses. Nice that Cheryl was giving her pointers about things she will need to adjust to with bifocals. I would assume that high on the list was steps and curbs?

 15 Mar 2017, 23:35


The woman ( Julie ) that I spoke with on Saturday about reading glasses called me yesterday afternoon,and asked if we could meet,so as to order her some online glasses.

I took Cheryl along,and we met her at my friends shop.She did have her Rx from six months ago. I was not far off, it is RT.6.50 Lt. 6.75.I had to measure her P.D.

She and Cheryl hit it off, and Cheryl helped her to navigate the Zenni selections, and pick out some frames.She decided to get a pair of rimless bifocals with the standard lenses,and because she realized the bargain prices, and free shipping for an additional pair, ordered a pair of roundish plastic $13.00 frames with a reduced prescription to use as readers.Her total was $ 53.95.Since Cheryl has been in bifocals for some time now she explained all of the things a newbi to them needs to know.Julie asked Cheryl if she could try hers on, and when she did, she said , " Wow, I thought that his were crazy strong, but yours are even more ".

She promised to take us to lunch in a few weeks, in thanks for our help, and to show us the new glasses.

Soundmanpt 15 Mar 2017, 11:05


Sounds like Gemma and you had a great time on holiday and you both seemed to notice some nice looking young ladies wearing glasses as well. Just curious since you and Gemma are a couple and have been now for a good while, most people in a relationship claim they don't keep any secrets from their partner. So have you ever told Gemma how you always wanted to wear glasses and how thrilled you were when you found out that you actually needed a weak prescription which you only needed for reading but you wore them full time just because you wanted to wear glasses so much? I'm pretty sure even if you haven't said anything about your feelings seeing other young ladies wearing glasses she has to know. But being the good woman that she is as long as you don't touch she is okay with it. By the way how long have you been a couple now? Nice that no one in Portugal seemed to care or notice you were a couple. Too bad the whole world isn't as excepting. So now that you're back home what's the latest with Danielle? The last report was that she was told to wear her glasses full time for a couple weeks so her eyes would adjust to her slightly stronger prescription. She was doing as told but still not liking it too much. So has she returned to old ways of trying as hard as ever to avoid wearing her glasses or after wearing them full time for a couple weeks has she decided that she really needs to be wearing glasses all the time now? I'm sure that the glasses wearing Vicky would love to see her wearing her glasses all the time too. When you were all together at dinner and a glasses discussion came up I wished you would have thought to ask Vicky if she plans to get her eyes examined anytime soon. Welcome back home!

Carrie 14 Mar 2017, 14:34

Gemma and I were on holiday in Portugal last week. So many sightings! First one was a member of the cabin crew. She was a very good looking brunette wearing Wayfarer style frames with a prescription of around -2 to -3. Gemma took quite a liking to her too! Gemma also pointed out a woman passenger who looked quite a lot like Kristen Stewart but didn't wear glasses, but then Kristen only wears glasses in public occasionally. Could it have been her?! Probably not, but how lovely is Gemma pointing out someone that I will probably fancy? Very thoughtful and trusting. Once we were in Portugal I noticed that of the women that wore glasses, and there was quite a lot of them, most of them had a minus prescription. I think I only saw about 5 women under the age of 40 with a plus prescription.

Portuguese women are gorgeous and the people in general are very friendly. They had no problems about us being a couple (I didn't think they would) Of course the best looking woman there was my own gorgeous girlfriend.

Another thing I noticed was that most of the regular sunglasses I saw people wearing had mirrored lenses that had a gold or rose gold tint. It was very sunny in Portugal last week so there was a lot of sunglasses to be seen. I did see a few prescription sunglasses, although they just had dark lenses not mirrored lenses.

We had a lovely holiday in a country of beautiful countryside and architecture. The food is fantastic too! We would love to go back again but we will have to save up our pennies first!

Londoner 13 Mar 2017, 10:51

The last time that I saw a lady wearing a pair of really strong plus lensed glasses was close to two years ago. On that occasion, on the same day, but in different locations I actually saw two ladies with strong glasses. The same thing happened again today.

A meeting in the morning overran so I was late having lunch and slipped into a small café for a sandwich and a coffee. At the next table were a mother and daughter. The daughter had her back to me initially and with long dark hair, I could not see that she was wearing glasses. After a few minutes, for some reason, she changed seats with her shopping and sat side on. She was wearing plus lenticular glasses. the light was striking at the perfect angle for me to get a really good look for about 10 minutes before they finished and left. They were small and neat, but the bowl only filled the inner two thirds of each lens and was at least one centimetre proud of the metal frame. Her vision did not seem to be an issue, using her phone, going to the Ladies or moving through a crowded café.

Later in the afternoon, I joined the queue for a bus. Immediately in front of me was a small lady of about 40. She had a disabled bus pass hanging from her back pack, but it was a couple of minutes before she turned side on and I realised that she was wearing one of the strongest pairs of plus lenses I have ever seen. They bulged out nearly 2cm and were heaving ground back at the top, bottom and at the bridge. Again, she seemed not to have a major problem boarding the bus or finding a seat. She was only on for two stops, but I could see her well all of the time even though I was standing.

Soundmanpt 11 Mar 2017, 19:25


Sounds like you had an interesting day for sure. Even with your help and explanation i'm pretty sure she would have no idea how to place an order for glasses on line without your help. By simply telling her that she needs to order glasses that are +1.50 weaker than her current glasses most likely went right over her head. First of all you and I both know that she doesn't have a clue what her prescription really is to start with so she would first need to go back to either where she had her eyes examined or where she got her glasses from and get a written copy of her full prescription. And even then she probably wouldn't understand how to subtract the +1.50 from her prescription either. So if she doesn't contact you i'm sure she will just muddle along as she is now. If her optometrist has already suggested that he would be prescribing her with bifocals at her next visit that is really the best way to go anyway instead of fooling around with 2 different pairs of glasses.

Likelenses 11 Mar 2017, 19:02

More than a sighting.

A good friend owns a small store that sells unique items.She has a display of reading glasses, with decent frames, and priced $ 12, to 15 dollars.I on occasion work for her when she needs to take a Saturday off.

While working today, a very pretty blond lady of about 40 with a prescription of about-7.00, was browsing, and stopped by the readers.She took her phone from her pocket, and removed her glasses, and was trying on various pairs. She then ask me how to go about picking a pair , because her glasses were about six months old, and she was having trouble seeing her phone, and reading small print, unless she held it quite far away, and without her glasses, had to hold it uncomfortably close.

She said at her last exam. that her optometrist mentioned that reading glasses, or bifocals would probably be coming her way at the next exam.

She said that none of the readers that she had tried seemed to be even close, and did we have some that are stronger.She of course did not understand the difference between plus, and minus glasses, and then to my amazement she said to me, " your glasses look somewhat stronger than mine, would you let me try yours on? " My Rx is -10.5 for each eye, so I knew where this was heading. I removed them and handed them to her, and she put them on,and tried looking at her phone.I had to contain my laughter, as she said, " these are crazy strong, what kind of glasses do I need?"I put mine back on and while hers were still off, I ask if I could look them over. They were about - 7.00 with the left perhaps a bit more,and no astigmatism, or prism correction.I them gave them back to her and suggested than she take some + 1.00 readers, and try looking through them held closely to her glasses,with the arms folded.As she did this while looking at her phone, she said it was better, so we then tried + 1.50, and + 2.00.She said that the +1.50 seemed good but said that she could not see well in the distance.

After a lengthy explanation about the difference between plus, and minus lenses, and how her lenses need to be reduced for near, I suggested that she look at her Rx, and order on line, either a pair of bifocals, or reading glasses that are + 1.50 weaker than her Rx.

She seemed to like the reading glasses idea, better than the bifocals, so I said why not get both.

I gave her my number and said if she needed help ordering,to please call.

Needless to say, this made my day!

Carrie 25 Jan 2017, 14:16

To the person who commented at 09:00 25 Jan - Danielle is one of my closest friends and regularly see each other for a good chat, which is what we did at the weekend. I think she wanted a good moan about her glasses and didn't want to subject her girlfriend to any further moaning :-)

To "OMG" - we don't swap glasses as that would be worse than not wearing glasses at all!:-D

Soundmanpt - I have been quiet on Eyescene because I felt I was spending too much time on it. As I have said before Gemma doesn't care what I look at but she does mind being neglected. She is not clingy or an attention seeker just very loving and affectionate and wants to snuggle up on the sofa with me and watch tv or chat if we are not going out somewhere or having friends over. If I've got my face buried in my phone or tablet for too long she feels lonely.

Soundmanpt 25 Jan 2017, 11:38


That's the problem when you are putting on and taking off your glasses quite often. What she has actually doing is wearing her glasses out. The worst thing s you can do is opening and closing and on and off and then often putting them on top of her head. The advice she was given about not putting her glasses on top of her head was dead on. At the very least it will stretch out her glasses so they won't stay in place whens she does wear them. I assume that her glasses were a plastic frame and that is even worse because a metal frame may bend but won't break as easily. Even though her lenses were okay finding a frame that her lenses would fit into would be nearly impossible. Since she didn't get new glasses when she had her last eye exam that means her glasses were probably nearly 2 years old and the optical shops change inventory about every 3 - 6 months. They do that for style change and nearly everyone gets new frames when thye get new glasses which is often every year. It would be too costly for stores to inventory frames say for 3 years. Besides they would rather sell you a complete new pair anyway. Actually I think Danielle really should have gotten her eyes checked before buying new glasses. Her eyes have gradually been changing every year and and I don't recall exactly when she had her eyes checked last but it has to be getting close to a year. I know that her and Vicky both got their eyes examined at the same time and I think Vicky has had her (prescribed) glasses for close to year. Generally once you pass the half way point, 6 months, then you should go ahead and get an eye exam because it is likely there has been a change in prescription. You and Gemma have had glasses for some time now and I don't recall you or her having any issues with your glasses breaking. A very simple reason is because you both wear your glasses full time. So your not opening and closing your glasses all the time. When you take them off at bedtime you likely leave them open so their easy to slide on in the morning. You're right though that you can't tell her to wear her glasses full time. But you can laughingly point out that you have never had any of your glasses break because you keep them on so they aren't as likely to get broke.

You've been very quiet in here, I was wondering where you have been. I know you can only come in here at certain times because Gemma doesn't know anything about "eyescene" and you want it to stay that way.

OMG 25 Jan 2017, 10:51

Let's go back to Carrie's sex life with Gemma, which was discussed here some time ago.

Carrie, do Gemma and you ever wear each other's glasses in bed or while you're snuggling at home?

 25 Jan 2017, 09:00

omg "carrie" how do you know such intimate details and private thoughts of this woman? are you pyschic or making this up?

Carrie 24 Jan 2017, 16:20

My friend Danielle's glasses broke last week. She said she was wearing them at work and they fell apart as she pushed them up her nose a bit. One of the arms fell off and her glasses fell off her face. Luckily the lenses didn't get damaged. She couldn't find the arm hinge screw that had popped out so had to tape the arm back on. She went to her optician after work to see if they could fix her glasses. Unfortunately they couldn't be fixed because the screw thread in the hinge was damaged and wouldn't hold the replacement screw. She ordered new glasses. She said the optician said she didn't need an eye test as she had one less than a year ago and they would use that prescription (very slightly higher than in the glasses that just broke at +1.75 and +2.00. She didn't bother getting new glasses at the time of that eye test as the difference in prescriptions was so small). She was also told that she should avoid putting her new glasses on top of her head as this puts a lot of strain on the hinges and was highly likely the reason her current glasses broke.

They taped her glasses again for her so she could still use them until her new ones are ready. She said they asked if she would also like contacts. She said that she actually thought about saying yes but thought she would get too dependant on them as she nearly did the last time she tried contacts so said no. She added that if, in the future, she needs to wear glasses full time she would also consider getting contacts then.

Because her current glasses are taped they can't be folded to go in the case and she isn't putting them on top of her head any more (the tape would probably break if she did) so she has actually been wearing her glasses a lot of the time. She doesn't want to put them down anywhere in case she forgets to pick them up again! She doesn't really want to wear them so much but she would struggle to read without them and doesn't like to drive without them on, especially at night.

I still think she might as well go full time but I'm not going to tell her that.

gwgs 24 Jan 2017, 08:08

Chrisb - I was amazed at the amount of gwgs on public transport when I got the underground yesterday. I normally drive to work but had meetings to attend elsewhere in town so got the tube and was surprised at the amount of myopic women on board - it certainly made the journey pass quicker!

chrisb 23 Jan 2017, 16:33

another sighting on north london's transport system of the new trend in round metal frames. A girl, mid 20's southern eurpean I would guess. She had what looked like very new perfectly round wire frames in a dull silver colour. Her rx was very low and it took me a while and some repeated discrete glances to work out if it was a plus or minus prescription. But during this process I did get a smile from her. It was I decided a low plus. I think she was a new wearer as she kept pushing the frames up. But spent a lot of time looking at her phone. As we neared my station and an announcement came over the tannoy she took the glasses off to read the signboard indicating the next station. This clinched it she was a newly converted glasses wearer and had not yet got used to middle distance vision.

As I left the carriage I hoped she was getting off at the same station so I said "great glasses' but alas just at that point she looked down and her phone and didnt hear me (earbuds too).

The tragedy is that because the trains are so frequent, every 6 minutes or so, it's rare to see the same GWG two days running. Nonetheless, before christmas I did strike up a conversation with a lovely german lawyer, 30 something GWG who I met on different trains. As we parted on our first journey she gave me her business card, but I think I;ll keep it just as a 'brief encounter'. I'm beginning to think that the part of my job I like best is the getting there and the coming back. Or is that a bit sad ?


Soundmanpt 11 Jan 2017, 10:24


You're on the right track as for my name / title. For many years I ran sound for my friends band. I did that full time for about 15 years and then part time after that. The band was formed with 4 high school friends that just happened to be musicians. Two of them were brothers after about 6 months a fifth member was added and as it turned out that person awas A 16 year old Michael McDonald. He only stayed for about 2 years but he left as a friend A few short years later he became the keyboardist and lead vocal of The Doobie Brothers. If you go on YOu Tube you will find a good number of osngs by them. Most all of them feature Michael singing. Including "What a Fool Believes" and Takin it to the Streets. Oh and the "pt" part of my name is based on my car . I drive a PT Cruiser

Cactus Jack 10 Jan 2017, 21:47


You new friend probably had to have the older type of Cataract Surgery where the Crystalline Lens Capsule and the clouded Crystalline Lens are removed completely. That is sometimes necessary even today under some circumstances where the Capsule cannot be left in place and Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) installed.

The Crystalline Lens is a fairly powerful PLUS lens typically around +18 or +19. Because of Vertex Distance effects, her glasses mush have much more + for her to be able to see. However, strong PLUS lenses have all kinds of optical problems. In many ways they act like Binoculars with very limited peripheral vision in all directions. She is very smart to use the cane to help her avoid objects in her path.

Strong - glasses act like wide angle lenses which reduces the size of the image on the Retina, but have better peripheral vision if there is not too much retinal damage.

One of our members who needs very high PLUS glasses described what he sees sitting in a compartment on a train. He said he could see the person sitting directly across from him, but could not see the person sitting on either side of the person across, unless he looked directly at them.

Who knows, to quote Humphrey Bogart at the end of the movie Casablanca. "This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship". Good luck.


T. 10 Jan 2017, 15:40


12 years; gosh. Im surprised to see sites like these still around. Has it always been as active as this?

Admittedly i'm not particularly knowledgeable on glasses and vision simply just an admier.

Also this is ridiculously off topic but i had to ask, you go by 'sound man' so I take it your into sound stuff?, i study acoustics so only only ask out of coincidental crossing of interests; outside of glasses of course.

Soundmanpt 10 Jan 2017, 15:00


First of all welcome.

It is not uncommon when someone is that nearsighted that they often can function better without their glasses that they can with them for seeing small print such as an I-Phone even though it may appear that way to you since you can clearly see her squinting as well as holding her phone very close. But she may not be able to see it at all with her glasses. Simply put she really should be wearing bifocals.

There are a good number of very nice people in here. Personally I have been coming in here for about 12 years or so.

T. 10 Jan 2017, 12:39

Only just discovered this forum and figured i might try post something.

There's a minus 7-8ish who frequents a computer room at my uni who tends to sit in the same corner in the mornings around 8pm. They don't seem particularly heavy, they're just standard rectangular wire frames but she almost never pushes them up so when she's looking down at her phone (often for great lengths of time i might add) she pulls it right up to her face looking over her glasses tapping away and squinting at the text. I've always wondered why she never bothers to push them up she even continues to look over her glasses most of the time when using the computer leaning forwards quite far in her chair.

I'll try and be on here often, seems there's a great little community here :)

Danny 10 Jan 2017, 12:13

This is a concersation rather than a sighting.

Yesterday the London Underground was shut meaning for blind people like me (-35, retinal detachments etc) I had to use three buses to get to and from work.

At one of the bus stops I heard the click click click sound of someone else's long cane. When a female voice asked for help, I offered as much help as I could give. So two bus journeys later, I've learnt that she has imensley strong glasses, that bulge out and she has to have stick on bits to help her read. She also has nystagmus and had cataracts removed when she was a teenager.

I am rather jealous as she could see the bus earlier than me,however, I could read the menu better, apart from the curly font.

We are meeting again on Thursday.

Counterpoint 09 Jan 2017, 21:15

Speak for yourself! Some of us like gwg's with light prescriptions too.

 09 Jan 2017, 17:50

Not interesting at all. Very light rx...

Carrie 09 Jan 2017, 17:06

The TV show "First Dates" has swapped the usual London restaurant they use for a beautiful hotel in the south of France. As well as the usual two beautiful waitresses, the waiter, the barman and Fred the Maitre d' the "First Dates Hotel" has a receptionist who wears glasses with a minus prescription in large dark plastic frames. She is beautiful and French! Unfortunately I can't find any photos of her but if you are in the UK you can watch the show on catch up or wait until next Monday to see the next episode.

Adam 04 Jan 2017, 11:17

I know a nice blonde blue-eyed nearsighted girl who has very bad vision. When I first saw her I immediately that her eyes are a bit turning out but she has no lazy eye. Besides that, her eyes were always a bit squinting. She wasn't wearing glasses but it was easy to notice that her eyesight is not good. She is always wearing contacts, I have never seen her in glasses because she was shy to wear them because of bad experiences with her primary students classmates. Once we had a plan to meet but some hours before she refused it because her eyes became red and she had to wear glasses. I couldn't convice her to come.

Later, I could get to know and experience more about her eyesight. Once she needed to read something on the wall which I could see easily but for her it was a big challenge, she was squinting hard.

But the most shocking moment was during one of our facebook conversations. She told me that she is never watching their TV in the living room because she can't see it. She also told me that she tried a stronger prescription but it was even worse. Maybe her eyesight reached a point when it can't be fully corrected. I don't know why I didn't ask her prescription...

I had one more shocking moment with her. A photo was taken from us in a camera in whick you have to sit in (and two other girls with perfect vision). These machines are not big, so we had to focus on the camera from about 1 metre. However, her eyes were turning out with quite big angle and she was squinting. Okay, it was in the evening with less light but 1 metre is a very short distance, it is easy to just see on a camera, don't have to read anyting, just looking at.

And the last time we last met was also interesting. Once I just read someting on the side of the bus from about 20 metres. It is not close but the letters were quite big. She told me that she can't read it.

According to these experiences, she can be very blind without her glasses/contacts. Even she is blind wearing them. Once I saw a picture about her younger sister, she is not as nice as her but her eyes are even more turning out and more squinting so it's a family heritage.

What do you think, how strong are her glasses/contacts? I have tips but I am interested in your opinion.

Pietro 02 Jan 2017, 09:18

Going back to London after the hols spotted loads of Asians with very high prescriptions on the tube, most peering at their i phones from about 3 inches. One family had a child of about four yrs with one of the highest prescription I've ever seen in one so young - about -10 by the looks of it.

Many Korean groups of school students with strong glasses in Leicester square - fun to watch the glint off the thick lenses.

Pietro 02 Jan 2017, 09:18

Going back to London after the hols spotted loads of Asians with very high prescriptions on the tube, most peering at their i phones from about 3 inches. One family had a child of about four yrs with one of the highest prescription I've ever seen in one so young - about -10 by the looks of it.

Many Korean groups of school students with strong glasses in Leicester square - fun to watch the glint off the thick lenses.

Pietro 02 Jan 2017, 09:17

Going back to London after the hols spotted loads of Asians with very high prescriptions on the tube, most peering at their i phones from about 3 inches. One family had a child of about four yrs with one of the highest prescription I've ever seen in one so young - about -10 by the looks of it.

Many Korean groups of school students with strong glasses in Leicester square - fun to watch the glint off the thick lenses.

Soundmanpt 01 Jan 2017, 17:01


Your memory is good I don't have any family left to celebrate Christmas with and it used to bother me quite a good bit but as time has gone on I have tried my best to move along. Sorry to say it's still not my favorite time of the year and I am glad once we get to January 2nd. You would be amazed at how much outdoor Christmas decorations I have. For years I would start decorating my yard and house with over boxes and boxes of lights and things around mid November. Now they are all stored in the attic portion of my garage. I don't even bother with a tree. I do chat with my friends and I think they are checking up on me because they know I used to get quite depressed at Christmas time. But honestly it's much better now than it used to be. It's funny when you think about it. As a child you look so forward to Christmas time but as you get older it can be the time you want to not even come.

I am not at all surprised that you have been receiving lots of complements on your new glasses. It's nice to have glasses that are fun to wear and I have a feeling that is the way you feel about them too. They have to be light on your face and nose which that alone would make them very comfortable to wear. No surprise that Vicky was impressed with your glasses. I have feeling that she is very much like you in that she notices every attractive young woman she sees wearing glasses. I'm sure she probably found your glasses very comfortable when she tried them on. I bet they looked really good on her as well didn't they? Do you think she might want to order a pair for herself? Only problem for her is that she couldn't see very well since your glasses are much too strong for her eyes. She was probably happy to put her own glasses back on wasn't she? Danielle is determined not to give in and just keep her glasses on all the time isn't she? But she is facing a losing battle. It probably won't be long before she is needs to get her eyes examined again and she is going to need another increase and this time her distance vision is sure to be worse if she now needs her glasses for driving. She may be told that she needs to start wearing her glasses full time. I wonder if Vicky will also get her eyes checked since it has to be close to a year since she got her current glasses. You know she has to hoping to get an increase soon. I need to go and start practicing on writing 2017 on things. haha

Carrie 01 Jan 2017, 15:52

Hello Soundmanpt

Yes we did have a good Christmas thank you, and have just about recovered from celebrating new year! I remember you said you had no family left to celebrate Christmas with but I hope you managed to see some friends though.

I wasn't too sure how much someone at -3 could see. I thought she might end up at the wrong table!:-D

I don't like to ask Gemma what she could see when she had weaker prescriptions as she gets a bit worried about needing stronger prescriptions and she also might think it strange if I keep asking questions about her eyesight.

I've had a lot of compliments on my glasses. Vicky does like them and has tried them on, getting me to take a photo of her with her phone.

Danielle is still wearing her glasses only when she really needs to but does always wear them when driving. She still avoids wearing them otherwise.

Soundmanpt 31 Dec 2016, 11:00


First of all I hope that you and Gemma had a very good Christmas and that you both enjoy a Happy New Year.

That attractive woman you saw at the pub first with her glasses on top of her head and later wearing them probably hasn't gone to full time wear with her glasses yet. If you are correct with your estimate that her glasses were around -2.00 or -3.00 her eyes may not be dependent on her glasses yet. You get much more dependent on your glasses the more you wear them. Remember Gemma wasn't dependent on her glasses until she started wearing hers full time. And at -2.00 certainly she wouldn't be able to see things clearly but she would be able to see well enough to walk safely back to her table. And even at -3.00 she could manage if her eyes aren't always fully corrected or if she only recently got an increase in her prescription. But i'm not surprised that she was soon wearing her glasses when you saw her last. She could be just trying to hold form becoming dependent on her glasses. A battle she is likely to lose.

So by now i'm sure all your friends have seen you wearing your new glasses. What comments did you get. You know that Vicky is as big of a glasses freak as you are so I have a feeling she really liked them and probably wanted to try them on. A short while ago you said that Danielle was starting to wear her glasses more and more often including full time at work now. Is she still appearing to be getting closer to going completely full time. I know she is one that doesn't want to become dependent on her glasses but because of the type of work she does which is based on small detail and requires her eyesight to be as good as possible she has no other choice but to wear her glasses and the more she wears them the more she is going to need them. I have a feeling Vicky would love for Danielle to be in glasses full time. I know you love Gemma with all your heart no matter, glasses or no glasses, but i'm sure it's an added bonus that she wears glasses all the time.

Carrie 31 Dec 2016, 08:18

I was in a pub with a bunch of friends just before Christmas. We were at a table near the bar. At one point I looked up at the bar to see if there was many people waiting to be served as we are were going to need more drinks soon and I saw a woman with a great figure standing at the bar with her back to us. I then noticed that she had a pair of glasses on her head that appeared to have a minus prescription in them. Not a weak prescription, I would guess at least -2 but probably nearer to -3. Obviously I couldn't watch her for long but I did manage to get to see her walk away from the bar to another part of the pub. I only got a side view so I couldn't see her face properly but I could see that her glasses were still on her head. I don't know how she managed to find her way back to where she was sitting without her glasses on!

I saw her later on as we were leaving and she was coming towards us, probably to go to the bar again. This time she was wearing her glasses on her face. She was fairly attractive too.

John 31 Dec 2016, 03:58

Three bifocal sightings in London yesterday.

First, a teenage girl with her family on a train, she wore her plus bifocal glasses on the top of her head. She did wear them for about 30 seconds looking at her phone. But then returned them to the top of her head for more texting.

Second, in a lunchtime pub, a group of 5 mid-twenties playing charades. One of the females, short brown hair, slim wore fairly strongish plus lenses, probably around +5. When it was her turn to read the card for the next charade, she swapped those glasses for a pair with a single much more powerful lens in one eye and a bifocal lens in the other. Once she had finished reading, she swapped back to the original bifocals.

Finally, a boy of about 9 or 10; he had -2 ish glasses but the bifocal reading section was very strong. Interestingly, he spent the time on the tube looking over the top of his glasses to read the list of stations in the tube.

Murky 30 Dec 2016, 00:28

Thanks Tom.yes.after a few years practice, I find it easy to engage, when the moment is right, need some eye contact, so I get into a frontal position, open quickly, and have a follow up sentence ready.

Best is when we both are fixed, either in a queue, sitting at a meal table,or watching the same event. Supermarkets are good, as all are wearing them to read labels.

But, they need to be specs that she has thought about, not black acetate shiny onion rings, $15 at the discount store, ugh! No comment..

Versace, Prada, Dior Mui Mui ( oh how I adore them) never fail to impress.

Its good to wear something smart yourself, I have purple Versace frames( $250 on there net) to impress, and often get,"I like yours too!"in reply.

Last week, supermarket, gorgeous 18 yo with iridescent blue slight cat eye half rimmed nose pads; Dior, low minus (way less than 1, about 0.5 I guess), and clearly new, as so low minus is not necessary in the supermarket ( or anywhere else really). She has been told to wear them maybe, or liked the Fashion accessory.

She is reading the label on Tomato sauce bottles , here goes

"Checking for sugar content Eh? I venture

How did you guess?

Its times like this we glasses wearers are better equipped, I think they write it so small so most can't read it! But we can..

I can read it without my glasses, they are new last week.

Thats interesting, are you short or long sighted

Not sure, the eye doctor didn't say, just said I would see better, and be safer if I wore glasses all the time.

Is there better vision with then on... ( this is getting exciting)

Not sure, I think the street signs are a bit clearer, my Mum got me tested and paid for them, and she wants me to wear them.

What did your Mum notice?

Nothing really, but I am off to University next year, and Mum though it best to get checked, I did not want to go, but Dad said its probably worthwhile to find out, as he is a medical Doctor.

What does your boyfriend think of them?

He is not too sure, he came to the shop and helped mum choose them.

( Busting to ask whether she has sex with them on, but, more cool)

Oh well I think you look smashing, they suit you well, and I wish you lifelong happiness as a glasses wearer, welcome to our world.

Thanks, nice chatting to you, "bye..


Cubicle 29 Dec 2016, 10:07

No chances of pictures. Anyway some of her colleagues make fun of her saying things like "oh but she has her glasses in her hand".

On an unrelated side, I went ice skating. It was pretty crowded. At some point a middle aged woman falls and glasses fly away. Everybody says "The glasses! The glasses!". She quickly retrieves them. Very low minus. No harm done.

There were some cute young women in skirts and thick glasses (plus or minus) though, all of them pushing their glasses up constantly and having their butts protruding in fear of losing them or falling.

Very nice !

Puffin 28 Dec 2016, 06:25


Your subway sighting is very similar to one I saw last year, woman of similar age, I think plus 9 or 10 (?) looking down at the doorway and picking her way carefully aboard.

limited field of view again.

Likelenses 27 Dec 2016, 17:33


Any chance of getting a photo of them on the desk,and posting it.

Likelenses 27 Dec 2016, 17:30


You need to get to know her,and get the scoop on her vision / glasses,and please relay the info here.

Tom 27 Dec 2016, 17:19

Murky, great experiences, thanks for sharing with us.

I now always try to have the owner's consent when trying on specs. I am quite positively surprised at how much ladies appreciate my commenting on their good looking glasses, and are most happy to let me try them on... Some time ago I did not dare to engage in a conversion with a stranger about her eyeglasses.

But I have experienced so many positive reactions lately, and glasses are being looked at as an accessoire increasingly often. It is quite amazing how many pairs of sexy specs, owned by stunning ladies. I was able to hold and/or try on since. As both the owner and myself are happy, why not?

I must admit I sometimes tried on glasses without the owner knowing/agreeing I was doing so, but it never became a sour story. I always ask myself afterwards why I could not resist the temptation, but that's probably what a fetish is about... Fingers crossed.

Cubicle 27 Dec 2016, 10:01


Yes, she leaves her glasses at her desk most of the time. She then walks with a soft soft gaze. She wears them only to read someone else's screen or her own.

She can see certainly well enough to go around it seems.

Eyestein 27 Dec 2016, 08:37

Just a further thought on the subject of the plano-concave on one side. I have seen a pair of glasses with a prismatic dish in the front of one lens. Obviously it was for a serious amount of astigmatism. So flatness on the front might in some cases reduce the amount of cylinder required at the back geometry of the lens. So the high myopic asian girl I saw might have had high astigmatism in one eye.

Eyestein 27 Dec 2016, 07:52


Do you mean every time she walks away from her desk she leaves her glasses behind? That's something I would like to see. It's very likely that everything more than a foot away is blurred. She must have memorized the floor plan well.

Eyestein 27 Dec 2016, 07:39

@Puffin and Likelenses

I couldn't really estimate the Rx. It might have been near -10 on the flatfronted side which I think was the strongest. It wasn't the first time I have seen one only flatfronted lens on a young person. I have also seen obviously unbalanced Rx's where both lenses were the more common divergent meniscus. So I am not sure of the reason for just one flat front. It might have something to do equalizing image sizes where the difference in lens strength is large.

murky 26 Dec 2016, 22:27

At thew airport, GWGs everywhere, but alas, I faIL TO find a contact point, but as i move to my aisle seat, there in the middle seat, a trendy, classily dressed 35 wish lady with a stunning pair of acetate multicoloured specs, about +1 to + 2, no add.

I take my seat, admiring to sinusoidal side arms, encrusted with small glowing glass stones, multicoloured.

Her daughter ( probably) is sitting on the window seat, so is hard to find a point where conversation can begin.

Its a short 50 min flight, and soon we are preparing to land, and she takes the off, briefly sitting on the tray, whilst she grovels for the case in her bag underfoot

" beautiful glasses" I exclaim

Oh you like them...

Yes quite exquisite, where did you get them ?

In Japan, we are on our way home.

Can I see there brand?

Yes, but there is none

Thats unusual.... I venture

Its what I liked, along with the adorable colours, thank you for noticing..

Back to her daughter, and the specs go into a case, and to the handbag.

Landed, goodbye.. why don't hype ropes with beautiful glasses leave then on? Hiding them in a spec case is churlish

Cubicle 26 Dec 2016, 14:44

New girl at work, brunette, sexy legs always in tights and skirt. Decent boobs. Wears thick black plastic frame with strong flat front minus glasses. Or rather wears them only at her desk and squints like crazy the rest of the time. No heels though. Reminds me of an ex girlfriend.

Brett 26 Dec 2016, 14:43

@Mike: That is a great Rx your Girlfriend has, you are very lucky. You should be able, online to get aspheric or flat lenses. Just curious does she wear progressives or bifocals?

Cubicle 26 Dec 2016, 14:39

The other day I saw a cute 20 something blonde in the subway. She was sporting very very thick plus lenses. She must have had a very small field of vision (tunnel vision) because she exaggerated lifting her foot a lot to get in and off the car. She could use her phone just right though.

In boots and a skirt.

Mike  26 Dec 2016, 01:39

My girlfriend is R -6.25 -2.50 180 L -4.25 -2.00 180 ADD 2.00 could we order flat front lens for her she is 24years old

murky 25 Dec 2016, 23:04

Thanks Tom, I love those temptations and borrow episodes, I was at the hairdresser, and when I went to pay there right in front of me, a gorgeous pair of Prada, black cat eye gasses, with gleaming gold side arms,looks about +1 or 2, obviously discretionary glasses of on of the hairdressers,they did not belong to the cashier, and sat there so i just put them on,immediately felt aroused,as the distance prescription was about right. she handed me my change, and I went to walk out , while she still fiddled with the computer ( as they do these days), my own specs were still looped in my jumper, from there haircut, it was that easy, so after a minute of pure joy walking the street,, I returned, and apologised to the cashier,

'I seem to have picked up someones specs,sorry"replacing them on the counter.

"Oh they are Karens, she only got them last week, she is on a break, thanks "

Puffin 25 Dec 2016, 04:08


I've seen glasses with one flat lens before, on an older woman in IKEA once.

It's little odd because you get all that flashing but from one lens only.

I'm not sure it's worth it for just a little less thickness on one side, which from most angles is invisible.

Likelenses 24 Dec 2016, 23:57


Interesting that only one lense was flat front.Could you estimate the power of either of her lenses?

Eyestein 24 Dec 2016, 18:39

An very affectionate young Asian couple were waiting at a bus stop. They would have been in their late teens or early twenties. The girl was wearing very strong glasses. One of her lenses was flat-fronted. It flashed light around like a mirror. She was as horny as hell and seemed to be oblivious to any onlookers standing around. He seemed less enthusiastic but I think he was more conscious of the public exposure. She took her glasses off very briefly. I mean for about two seconds! I am not sure why she did that. She actually put them back on before landing her lips on him again. It might have been intended a sexy gesture to take off the only thing she could take off in the situation. It might have taken her only two seconds to decide she needed to leave her glasses on.

Tom 23 Dec 2016, 15:39

Went to an electronics repair shop today, had to take a seat as the two sellers/technicians were helping other clients already. A lady in her mid forties then entered the shop, looked around, and quickly realized she also had to take a seat (next to me) and wait for her turn.

She was quite slender, nice haircut with blonde hair just above her shoulder, and wearing very flashy slender barbie pink plastic frames with noticeable minus prescription. It did not take long before she started complaining to me about the waiting time, her car being parked off-limits, problems she had with her phone,... She just kept talking and I did not have to say much as she changed subject every minute herself. I had noticed she was carrying a Pearle Vision bag with her, so I decided to compliment her about her choice of pink frames (which suited her really well) and asked whether those were Pearle Vision. She was charmed by my comment, and told me yes indeed she had just picked up those new frames, as she had used a buy-1-get-2 promotion last week and, because of the good deal, she had chosen for a bolder color. She kept talking and explained how she was now using glasses more and more as an accessoire, to match outfits, look different on different occasions,... I asked whether she was happy with the lenses also, suggesting they were somewhat stronger, and enquiring about how shz felt about Pearle quality of the lenses. She agreed it was key to a good a pair of glasses, especially because she was -5.5, did want slim lenses, and this was her first time with Perale.

Given her ease to talk to a stranger, I asked whether I could have a closer look at her frames because I (truly) liked them and would enjoy my partner also picking a flashier color. She said waow you really like them, took off her specs, handed them over to me and asked what I thought of them. I inspected her glasses from different angles, insisted I wanted to be very careful as they were brand new, and then handed them back saying they looked great for a 79 EUR frame including lenses. She laughed, put them on, said now she could see again, ans said my comments were a relief to her as she would see friends over lunch and was not sure whi they would react to her pink frames. We continued to chat about diffrent subjects, but what a great lady!

Londoner 19 Dec 2016, 10:55

Sitting in a Charity Christmas Concert. Amazed by the number of women of all ages wearing glasses - significantly over 50%.

As you would expect the older ones are mainly plus, mostly readers, though a lot stayed on during the interval, but a couple of stronger plus included - definitely long term wearers. Also one 10 yr old with a strongish plus prescription. A few young low plus as well.

The younger portion of the audience are mostly myopes, but surprisingly most in this group have quite significant prescriptions - few low minus. One or two close to double figures including the young mum (30ish) with baby in front of me who is wearing small metal frames with serious cut in.

A good concert!

Tom1 15 Dec 2016, 15:18

Intriguing sighting yesterday at a working meeting abroad. I was introduced to a new member of the local team, a nice and young engineer around her mid 30. Immediately wondering if she had perfect vision or not, but no glasses on her eyes or around her, no squinting, so I concluded she must lack that nice plus that a vision defect represent for me, although she was quite cute.

At a certain point she wanted to see a document I was preparing and came close to my laptop screen. After a short chat on technical stuff, I found myself looking straight into her brown eyes and.... bingo! She had contacts!!!

I look forward to meeting her again in the future (our teams meet about every 2 months) and I hope to have opportunity to see her bespectacled or at least to enter into a vision related conversation to discover her prescription!

gwgs 01 Dec 2016, 02:21

Interesting sighting on the way home yesterday of a bit of glasses sharing. Three young girls (probably 18-20 years old), two brunettes, and one stylish black girl walking down the road, I could see from behind that one of them was wearing gold aviator glasses with myopic / short sighted lenses. Nothing unusual there one thinks!

As I walked along they greet their friend who is further down the street walking towards them, as they get within a few feet of her, the young brunette takes off the aviator glasses and passes them over to her trendy black friend who upon putting on her (?) glasses hugs her friend and they walk the other way from which I was going.

I wonder who the glasses belonged to originally, I suspect the latter, the large gold aviators went very well with her dark skin, but I wonder how well the brunette saw with her friends glasses and for how long she was wearing them, or was it the other way round? Anyhow, an interesting sighting.

Soundmanpt 30 Nov 2016, 12:34


It's great to finally have my computer back and working great. It was a terrible 3 weeks being without it.

I knew I forgot about replying to another comment you posted and in reviewing I see that it was you and Gemma bumping into one of your former teachers. How long ago was it that you last saw her or had her as a teacher? At least she still recognized both you and Gemma considering the number of students she has probably taught and the fact that both you and Gemma are now wearing glasses. Were you surprised that she commented that your prescription didn't seem to be a weak one? She must have thought that your glasses look pretty strong to her. Plus lenses do often appear to be stronger than they really are. That is likely why she was wondering if your eyesight may have caused problems in school? But you clearly didn't go without glasses for very long before you got your first glasses and they were on the weak side. Even though you wore them full time you were still able to see quite well without them. Oddly enough when you had her in school she wore glasses and now she wears contacts. Sadly by now all the teachers I had i'm quite sure have died by now.

Soundman 28 Nov 2016, 14:51


If your wondering where I have been lately my computer died and is currently in the shop. So i am at a nearby library which has computers available.

The two customers you mentioned clearly sounds like that less attractive young lady may have recently been prescribed with glasses and her friend the more attractive one was only trying them out. The logical reason her friends glasses may have started bothering her eyes most likely was because they had some astigmatism correction in them.

Not surprising that Danielle is slowly starting to wear her glasses quite a bit bit more. Without a doubt by her wearing hr glasses full time while at work is having an effect on her distance vision now. Yes of course being a graphic designer she needs her glasses for all the close work she does but i'm sure she is also looking at things in the distance as well and she eyes are adjusting more and more to her glasses. So by the end of her work day taking off her glasses to drive home has to getting more difficult for her. I'm sure she probably is starting to realize that she really needs to start wearing her glasses all the time now.

Carrie 26 Nov 2016, 12:20

Just noticed that I missed a word out in my 2nd sentence. "It was very late..."

Puffin 26 Nov 2016, 11:53


Fascinating, as usual

Carrie 26 Nov 2016, 06:38

Danielle did put her glasses on again. It was very and she put her glasses on to read something on her phone and then kept her glasses on for the rest of the evening. She also wore them for a short time when we all got up this morning (actually nearly midday😄). She also put them on again when she drove home.


Vicky's prescription is Sph +0.75, Cyl -0.25 in both eyes. She wears her glasses full time. Danielle's glasses are Sph +1.50 and +1.75, I don't know which eye requires which prescription and I can't tell by looking as the difference between the lenses is so small (her most recent prescription was +0.25 stronger but her optician said there was no need to get new glasses unless she wanted new frames) Danielle wears her glasses mainly for reading and close up. She wears her glasses all day at her work as she is a graphic designer.

High Myopic - no orgy, just 2 couples who are really good friends having a lovely meal made by my super talented girlfriend (with a bit of help from me) and having a good chat. When we went to bed Danielle and Vicky had a separate room with its own bed. I know they had sex in there because I heard noises just as Gemma and I were getting started 😉.

High Myopic 25 Nov 2016, 21:31


Orgy Night

antonio 25 Nov 2016, 14:34

Hi Carry,

how strong are Danielle's and Vicky's glasses?

just curious, best regards, Antonio

Carrie 25 Nov 2016, 12:43

Our friends Vicky and Danielle have just arrived. Danielle was wearing her glasses! She said she has found that her eyes feel better if she wears them for driving especially at night. This is a new thing for Danielle. She has been avoiding wearing her glasses for distances as much as possible. It seems that she has given in. Probably a good idea to wear glasses for driving even if they only make your eyes feel more comfortable.

Unfortunately she took her glasses off a few minutes after arriving but put them on top of her head instead of in the case. This makes me think that she might wear them again this evening. Danielle and Vicky are staying the night so there is a good chance Danielle will put her glasses back on.

Mot 18 Nov 2016, 03:54

Tom is truly a psychotic stalker. enough said.

Beachin' 16 Nov 2016, 22:03

Soundman and Suzan D,

I apologize for the delayed response. My post in response to the troll a few weeks ago was a bit sarcastic. My story was true and I agree the content on this thread should be non-fiction.

That being said, I don't know if i'd say the friend I talked about has a fetish - maybe more like a strong interest/prefers guys with glasses.

Hope that clears things up!

Crystal Veil 15 Nov 2016, 16:34

Hi Carrie and Tom,

this reminds me of a girl at school who forgot to bring her glasses (circa minus two) one day. She made the wise choice to move next to a full time GWG (circa minus four) that day and throughout all the lessons they were sharing the minus four glasses. Each girl used the glasses for about half a minute looking at the black board, then gave them to the other girl. When not wearing the glasses, they wrote down notes. It all went like clock work. This happened fifty years ago so your messages had the effect of a time machine. Thank you!

Tom 15 Nov 2016, 15:20

Hi Carrie

Good sighting. Really one of my preferred sightings when women try on each other's glasses, with always a weaker and a stronger prescription shifting users, or a non-glasses wearer trying on a friend's pair.

I often observe this in restaurants, when lights are dimmed and people struggle to read the menu. Either a woman says "I forgot my glasses can I use yours?", or (much better) a lady spontaneously takes off her own specs and hands those to another lady commenting "You really seem to struggle, try those". Some women vigorously protest and refuse to try on the glasses, while others do try and happily exclaim how well they can see with the specs and they will buy a pair themselves the day after.

It is a good sighting when such happens with readers, but so much better in a sports stadium or movie theater when (strong) minus prescriptions change hands.

Carrie 14 Nov 2016, 14:30

Today at work two young women came in. One very attractive the other not so attractive and both vaguely familiar to me as occasional customers. The better looking one was wearing large plastic framed glasses with a low minus prescription. But within a couple of minutes the better looking one said to her friend "Here, you can have these back now they're starting to give me a headache." and took the glasses off and passed them to her friend who put them on. They then continued with their shopping. I didn't see them after that as I was restocking the shelves.

I'm glad I saw them come in. Such a disappointment that the glasses didn't belong to the better looking one but the brief time I saw her wearing them was good. Obviously I couldn't look for long anyway in case they, or someone else, saw me and also I was busy. I haven't seen the woman who owned the glasses wear glasses before. Maybe they are new.

Tom 14 Nov 2016, 10:18

Dear Anonymous. At least I post using my name... I did nothing else but try on her specs, look through the lenses, have a very good look at them. And, yes, there was a very remote risk of her waking up, but that's part of the excitement for me. Very low probability when asleep on a longhaul flight after a few glasses of wines... I also tried out glasses of women when at their places for a drink or sleeping there. No more no less. I still cherish the moment, she never found out and will never do so, so what?

 14 Nov 2016, 02:33

I'm all for tales of sightings here, but this one is creepy Tom. You went to the lavatory with her glasses?! What you did with them in there God only knows.

What would have happened if she woke up whilst you were in the loo and she saw her glasses weren't there.

There's one thing reporting on attractive women that have been seen in public places and other doing this sort of thing

Tom 13 Nov 2016, 15:11

Another great night flight. Sat next to a nice Italian woman, flying business class, we chatted before take-off and during dinner. After dinner the cabin light s were dimmed, she put her seat in the bed position, took off her glasses and went to sleep. I had of course noticed her glasses as soon as I had take my seat: slender black round plastic frames, gold metallic temples, prescription about -3 my best guess. She was deeply sleeping wihin 30 minutes, and I couldn't help but look at her specs that lay opened upside-down on her tray table wihin "grabbing" distance. As the cabin was now almost fully dark, and the lavatories' sign was green (vacant), I quietly stood up, took her glasses with me and went to the lav. I made sure the door was properly locked behind me, and I had all the time to try on her glasses, which I felt extremely exciting. It looked she was a pure myope, with no cilinder, and very similar prescription in both eyes, maybe even weaker than -3. I made sure her glasses and lenses were bright and shining before returning to my seat, and putting her glasses back in exactly the same position as they had been.

Carrie 12 Nov 2016, 11:47

We were out shopping earlier today and we happened to meet an old teacher of ours. We haven't seen the teacher since we left school but she still recognised us. She said "It's Carrie and um Gemma, isn't it? I thought you looked familiar but there was something different about you both. I realised that it was the glasses!" She couldn't remember either of us wearing glasses at school even though Gemma wore glasses to see the board in all lessons and I wore fake glasses quite a lot for a while. I reminded her about that and quickly explained that Gemma has got more short-sighted since school and I discovered that I am long-sighted and have some astigmatism and we both need to wear glasses all the time.(our old teacher knew what astigmatism is). She commented on my glasses, saying "I don't wish to sound rude but your prescription isn't a week one. Do you think you would have done better at school if you had realised much earlier that you needed glasses?" I replied "Maybe. I possibly didn't do as much revision as I could have done because I got tired when reading. I didn't realise then that I was tired because my eyes were working so hard to focus." She noticed the way Gemma and I looked at each other and, along with how much I knew about Gemma, worked out that we were more than just friends. She was impressed how long we have been together and that we have our own place together. But she was surprised that I ended up in a same sex relationship as she often saw me flirting with boys at school. I explained that I was just joining in with what my group of friends were doing and I was unconsciously in denial and I only had feelings for the boy I was dating before I fell in love with Gemma after leaving school. It was during our chat that it suddenly dawned on me what was different about the teacher - she wasn't wearing glasses. When we were at school she wore glasses full time. If I remember correctly her glasses were a medium minus. She said she wears contacts now and it must have been after we left that she got them.

It was really nice to see our old teacher again and hopefully she is thinking the same about us.

Puffin 06 Nov 2016, 15:05

Just had a hilarious game of poker with three presbyopes, one who didn't have glasses, one who'd forgotten them and one who'd brought theirs.

The cards had small numbers.

So there was lots of holding glasses out at arms length & squinting.

Lots of "can I borrow the glasses?"

I offered to read them for them (!)

BTW I won.

Carrie 05 Nov 2016, 20:37

On Friday night Victoria Coren-Mitchell was guest host of the BBC1 satirical news quiz Have I Got News For You. She put her glasses on several times during the show to read the autocue but always took them off when she had finished reading. She is also the host of another quiz show, Only Connect, but I haven't seen her wear glasses on that. She is quite attractive and also quite intelligent with a very dry sense of humour. Intelligence and a dry sense of humour are big turn ons for me.

Puffin 03 Nov 2016, 07:44

Carrie - I noticed that too. It got me interested in the show. And it gets me interested in other shows if there's a GWG.

Carrie 02 Nov 2016, 13:09

Winner of the Great British Bake Off 2016 Candice Brown wore glasses a couple of times during the series. I couldn't work out her prescription but it could be for weak astigmatism.,h_374/95a126_94cc8d6186d44617920b8acc53baf09d~mv2.jpg

Gemma fancied her from the beginning but I didn't at first but she grew on me. She was quite sexy but I found her Cockney/Essex accent rather unsexy. Candice is 31 I think.

iDetective 30 Oct 2016, 13:26


Yes, it is LikeLenses.

I'm glad that he said he would never respond to me anymore, and then tried to pretend to be me using my own name. I guess he even lies to himself.

LikeLenses is a pretentious antagonistic asshole with an identity crisis. I can't wait to see what he turns into when he grows up. He has so many phony fake lives, he probably doesn't even know which is the right one.

Thanks for pointing out his falsehoods. He truly believes all his detractors are simply one person.

This guy needs psychiatric help... not joking.

Michael 29 Oct 2016, 09:58

Soundmanpt- That is another Michael in case you don't know.Not the Michael who writes a lot here and whose roommate is Chris. Anyway I don't work. I have been retired for a number of years and think I mentioned that here before.

Soundmanpt 29 Oct 2016, 08:19


When your co-workers were having their conversation about glasses I know you musy have wished you could have entered into it as well. But sadly you could only be an observer. But what you observed was very interesting. Not surprising that when the one that only wears -1.25 glasses tried on the -3.50 / -3.75 glasses i'm sure they felt much too strong for her eyes. Now if she had left them on for a longer period her eeys may have started to adapt to them better. But i'm sure she only had them for just a few seconds and her eyes had chance to adjust. Interesting what she was saying about not having her own glasses so she wore her sister's glasses that are -2.00 but they gave her a headache after only wearing them for about an hour. Wearing her sister's glasses of course was over correcting her eyes a bit. But really her eyes should have been able to adjust to them after a few minutes of wearing them. Most likely her sister's glasses also has astigmatism correction in them and that was what gave her the headache. The one that doesn't wear glasses I assume if she tried on the -3.50/-3.75 glasses very quickly returned them because they were much too strong for her eyes. But when she tried on the -1.25 glasses because they aren't that strong she was able to see quite well with them. Of course as she noticed everything in the distance was clear but smaller. Now if she would have continued wearing them they would have gotten even more comfortable for her. However if her job is a desk type job where she is looking at small print that may have been a more difficult for her to do wearing those glasses. Did she seem surprised at how well she could see wearing her co workers glasses? Often times borrowing or trying on a friends glasses is how people find out that they might in fact need glasses themselves. Now if the young lady, you didn't say what the ages of these ladies are, has a previous pair olf glasses at home with a slightly weaker prescription they would probably work really well for the one that doesn't wear glasses now. Of course it's very possible that those -1.25 glasses are in fact her first and only glasses. It does make you wonder after being able to see so well with glasses if she might go and get her eyes tested.

Michael 29 Oct 2016, 01:39

Sighting in our company yesterday:

Three female collegue talking about glasses. One wear glasses for myopia, one sometimes specially for driving or TV, one without any glasses.

The fulltime wearer gave her specs the other for trying. She said her prescripion is -3,5 and -3,75. The part time wearer tried them first, wear them for a minute and said that her prescription were only -1,25 in each eye. She can`t wear stronger glasses. Wearing her sisters glasses with only -2,00 watching tv for one hour because let her own in her flat she got terrible headache.

The girl without glasses put them on said nothing but walk to the window look outside came back and said that she can easily read all signs outside. There are no problem wearing the specs, everything is smaller with them on. Then she take a photo with her smartphone before returnrd the glasses to the owner.

rafa 27 Oct 2016, 15:11

Suzan D

Yes, I agree with your assumption that there are men here who write as women.

But I'm not at all persuaded that there are no womem who are glasses fetishists, that it's only a male thing to be aroused by inanimate objects. It'd be interesting to read the studies you mention. But I have come across many times women who respond to glasses in a way that makes me believe that they share the same "thing" I have with glasses. It's easy for us, glasses fetishists, to identify those signs.

And I, for one, believe that Carrie, is real. It's true that when I came across this website I was hoping to find more (real) women who share my passion. Perhaps it's the fact, as you say, that the site is buried under pages and pages in Google. But I still believe that there are many women out there who are 0-0.

 27 Oct 2016, 09:12

Some time ago I saw plus gwg girl at Target near San Francisco.

Interesting thing that I'm checking her Instagram for some time because the link was posted here. Very rare when you are following someone online and then apparently meet IRL. She mentioned her visit in twitter

From her instagram it seems that her glasses mainly only for reading or for fashion, for example

But in fact she is farsighted and using glasses not for close up, but also for distance a lot.

Was a big surprise for me to see her!

SZ6 26 Oct 2016, 11:26

"iDetective's" post at 25 Oct 2016, 20:31 is clearly LikeLenses. The giveaways are the run-on sentences and the lack of a space between a comma and the next word.

Tiresome and transparent.

iDetective investigations 26 Oct 2016, 10:46

iDetective  25 Oct 2016, 20:31

I would like to apologize to all here,that I have offended.

I first came here because I have a huge attraction to men that wear strong plus glasses,and wanted to learn more about eyesight,and optics.

I then became very angry over your term plussie,because I too wear very strong plus glasses.

In addition you need to know that the root of my anger is that I have a very low IQ, and learning disability,and find your Information almost impossible to understand.

I also suffer from my male sexual identification,which angers me toward you that are normal.

I reside in a group home,and since I am unemployable,and have no income,my pass time is using the home's only computer,when it is available.

I am extremely jealous of all here,that have things to share,and I have nothing.

My doctor has prescribed a new medication,that hopefully will help me with my mental health problems,and anger toward others. Hopefully the effect of this medication will help me long term. We will see.

Suzan D. 25 Oct 2016, 16:53

fyi. from a real woman. despite all the fantasy writings here, it is rare for women to have fetishes for inanimate objects. we may have likes, but not fetishes as men do.

you might want to read some studies. even with such rarity, the odds are incredibly amazing that so many women have gathered on this one small website.

A website that does not advertise anywhere and is buried in pages and pages if you do a google search.

As a woman, I can easily spot the fakes. A man writing as a woman does not a woman make.

Soundmanpt 25 Oct 2016, 11:41


I don't really agree with you. No one should be able to use more than one title or name. There is no reason or point for that. And the "storytelling" well there is a site called "Vision and Specs" and they have thread for makeup stories. That is the place for made up stories.

So your friend is also a co worker of yours. She knows you wear glasses but she hasn't asked to try them or offered to clean them for you? But like you say she maybe on her good behavior because you're both at work. Maybe the next time you go out drinking with her you should make a point to wear your glasses and after awhile take you glasses off an put them on the table while you pretend to be wiping something from your eye. If she grabs your glasses then you know she has a glasses fetish for sure. If she doesn't it could be only with men's glasses that she takes an interest.

Beachin' 24 Oct 2016, 22:14

I guess my "encounter" was so amazing it sounded to good to be true or was it my amazing storytelling? I'm kidding of course. I'm sure many people on here embellish a little after all we want other people to read what we write and try to avoid being a snoozefest. That being said, if someone does create multiple characters/personas oh well, at least it's preferable to a troll.

 24 Oct 2016, 12:25

likelenses can't respond to iDetective because he is too busy making up "play girlfriends" like Cheryl, June, LauraC, and several more. he refused to answer any of the ridicule against him because he fucked up his stories so many times. such an obvious obsession with fraud.

you need a doctor, boy.

Michael 24 Oct 2016, 03:36

Likelenses- Those people are trolls and the best thing we can do is neglect them and if we do they will hopefully go away. They are looking for a reaction and if they don't get one it defeats the purpose of them wanting to being here.As they say don't fed the trolls.

Likelenses 24 Oct 2016, 00:16

Soundmanpt and Michael

I agree with both of you that it is best to just leave the idiots babble on,and not respond to them.

I have just ignored them,and will continue to do so.

Michael 23 Oct 2016, 14:13

Soundmanpt- I agree with you 100%. Just ignore those people who choose to post without using a name and don't contribute anything other than accusing other people of being fakes. And how can people makes judgments as to who is a fake and who isn't based on writing styles?I write intelligently and so do you and maybe our posts go way beyond what their brains can comprehend so they call us fakes. And if people don't like what we post nobody puts a gun to their faces to force them to read it.

Soundmanpt 23 Oct 2016, 13:58


I'm sure it angers you the same way it does me but as long as the moderator doesn't seem to care I guess all we can do is try to ignore those few that their only contribution is to accuse people of being other people or being fakes.

Michael 23 Oct 2016, 13:47

Soundmanpt- I know you are legitimate and so am I. But some people think that a bunch of us are fakes like you and me.But there isn't anything we can do about it. I am still thinking back when we were both accused of being the same person because we have the same writing style whatever that means. But it is a pet peeve of mine that some people write and don't use a ES Nickname. Couldn't something be done by the moderator to prevent that from happening? If nothing else it is gutless. When I write I have no problem attaching a name to my post and I have always done that and I know you have as well.

Soundmanpt 23 Oct 2016, 12:20


Just for your information I have not responded to any of your posts for several weeks now and if I had I would say it was from me. But you're really not worth my time. So you need to investigate further because it wasn't me Mr. Know-It-All. When I have anything to say to you I won't go unnamed.

 23 Oct 2016, 08:14

The real False Face:

iDetective 22 Oct 2016, 19:28

it's so funny watching ALAIN, SOUNDMANPT, and LIKELENSES try to imitate me. always vile nasty comments. spitty, snappy, and snarky.

you crazy three stooges ought to get a sitcom together. Maybe call it "The False Facers?"

i'll never tell you how i find out my secrets about you. but i have access to more information than you might think.

Cubicle 22 Oct 2016, 17:20

New girl arrived at work

Shy 25yo brunette, wears glasses instead if contacts somedays. Glasses are flat front plastic frames, at last -10. Yummy

Hope she gets heels.

Eyescene 22 Oct 2016, 02:24

First dinner with old high school mates yesterday after 26 years (!).

Lot of interesting surprises between the womens....

One who had perfect vision is now wearing weak plus glasses, maybe multifocals... I didn't see her close enough.

One who had also good vision had very weak minus glasses, most time on her head.

One who was nearsighted and astigmatic had weak minus glasses only part time. She told she had surgery, was 20/20 for 8 years, then nearsighted again.

One who has -1.25 part time glasses in the first clas of high school, then got -3 after a couple of years and finally contacts by the fifth year, was yesterday wearing a nice pair of glasses with, I'd say, -8 prescription or so.

One who wore glasses for a strong astigmatism (I remember I was fascinated by how the lenses that seemed positive enlarged and distorted the things including her beautiful green eyes) was clearly wearing contacts.

Finally, one who had weak minus glasses but never wore them that much, was yesterday full time around -3.

Great evening!

 21 Oct 2016, 23:12


That trailer park is filled with million dollar motor-homes,but the problem is the location is right next to the BLM ghetto where you live.

All of us motor home owners will be motoring on to Florida,for the winter,and leave the ghetto all to yall.

iDetective 21 Oct 2016, 04:35

Nameless one,

I didn't know you could get the Internet in your trailer park.

 20 Oct 2016, 20:30


I thought that you were the old pants suit hag having another seizure.

iDetective 20 Oct 2016, 07:35

Especially me, because I am really Donald Trump in a dress.

iDetective 20 Oct 2016, 06:35

Everyone grab a shovel. The BS fakes are getting real busy on this site again.

Beachin' 19 Oct 2016, 16:19

To answer your question she knows I wear glasses and complemented them but has not asked me to try them on. I was at work at the time so it may have been different then if we were at a bar.

I agree she was definitely flirting but what really tipped me off was when she said she liked trying on other people's glasses and actually "assessed" his vision.

In retrospect I recall a few comments she made a work. We joked about dressing extra professionally/acting really serious when one of the company executives came to our office. She sent me a reminder text the next morning of with a little glasses emoji to remind me about our conversation the day before and tell me she was wearing her glasses that day. I think that was her way of encouraging me to wear mine too.

Soundmanpt 19 Oct 2016, 10:13


It does sound as if your friend maybe has a thing for guys in glasses but it's also possible that is just her way of flirting? Does she know that you wear glasses at times? How does she react to seeing you wearing glasses? If she is really a glasses 00 I would think she would wanting to try your glasses on.

Beachin' 18 Oct 2016, 17:54

I was out drinking with a freind the other day and discovered she is likely a closet OO. Two guys from the table next to us, both in glasses, came over and struck up a conversation. After a few drinks the guy I was talking to placed his glasses on the table for a moment and she picked them up, cleaned them, looked through the lenses, then above them, then through them several times. She replied, oh, you are not that blind and admitted that she liked looking through other people's glasses. I could tell the guys were both enjoying the show, ha. When she returned his glasses the guy she was talking to promptly took off his glasses and smudged the lenses and offered them to her to clean and try on. I think he regretted the bold move momentarily but she took him up on his offer and told him she knew what she was doing and wore glasses too (for reading). I couldn't hear the rest of the conversation because he moved in so close but I could tell they were both into it. I left the bar shortly after that but found out my "little OO friend" went home with the guy from the bar :).

We chatted the next day about the guys but I didn't have the nerve to ask her about her OO tendencies. She was pretty hammered but in vino veritas right?

Bensmith 18 Oct 2016, 07:43

Just at the library, two twentyish girls chatted about glasses. One of them said something about her glasses that I didn't quite catch, and the other replied: "Oh yes, you're wearing your glasses now." The first girl said: "I've had these for years but I almost never wear them. I really should wear them all the time but I can actually see fine, it's just that I can't see anything far away." The second girl said: "I know, I have that too, I always wear contacts." The first girl said: "I should wear these at school but I always forget." She took her glasses off, looked at her laptop about a feet and a half away and said: "I have such a horrible vision. Especially when I've worn them a few hours like now everything looks so blurry." The other girl said: "I really had to get contacts when I couldn't see without my glasses anymore. I recommend that, it's so much easier when you can see." The first girl put her glasses back on. The glasses didn't look that strong when I took a better look later.

gwgs 14 Oct 2016, 01:22

Jes - this sighting sounds like heaven. What a sight.

JES 13 Oct 2016, 09:34

Yesterday at the FairCentre. Short, slim middle-aged blonde beauty with ponytail. Enormous golden aviator-frame on ger nose. Plenty of minus-power, in the -9 range, I would guess. Lenses thinned to planos at front with no greater success. Edges thick as coke-bottles and cut-in on her narrow face clearly noticeable. It just can't get any better than that, can it?

30calcat 11 Oct 2016, 18:42

The styles featured in this article feature only big frames, and I hope the trend stays this way a while:

Modern takes on retro cat eye shapes seem to be the thing now, but it will be interesting to see if round shapes gain representation in the near future. I have a pair ready to see more wear if that happens.

Either way It will be interesting to see the real high minus scripts in these new big frames. I doubt we will see anything like the blended myodisc of previous eras, but we will have hi index lenses with large bowl myodisc-like rings on the outside where the lens runs out of blank to finish the curve to the edge.

 09 Oct 2016, 15:23

eyeshadow. YUCK. that's for clowns. current trend is NO eyeshadow which looks much prettier.

gwgs 07 Oct 2016, 01:38

Chrisb and others, here are some examples of round frames seen around the web;

chrisb 06 Oct 2016, 15:43

I'd like to confirm more sightings of round frames. The first ones i saw a few months ago were large and mainly on males.

On my journey to work I have seen a quite a few 20 something girls with round frames, mostly thin silver wire but the occasional thin black metal frame. The latter is inevitably head turning.

I work mainly in a large studio multi office building in North London's most trendy area and i'm trying my best to be on smiling or nodding or chatting acquaintance with the GWGs I encounter., without of course being creepy. But probably being the oldest person working there i can avoid that. I'll report back on the first pair of round frames I spot.

A few weeks ago i reported an encounter with a nice eastern european girl in Sainsburys. She was there again tonight and I resumed the conversation. She said she remembered me and said she had bought new frames - her RX seemed to have increased. I wanted to ask my if advice of wearing the glasses out and about had solved her lack of a boyfriend. But hesitated to volunteer myself, if she didn't mind being seen with someone so old. So I just said how lovely she looked. Parting smiles again.

murky 06 Oct 2016, 04:45

Off interstate, so to my favourite spot, the airport

Case 1…Tracking to the departure lounge, WOW she walks past me, huge aquamarine squarish frames, silver strait arms, disappearing into gorgeous blond hair. About 30, BMI 22, 175 cm Makeup 10/10, with blue eye shadow.

I fell my heart rate approach max at 180, slight dizziness, quickly tour to follow her, she stops at the airline schedule board,,e peeping through the right lens, about +3 or 4, same on the other side. I bump her gently also inspecting the schedules.

Oh so sorry, I venture, as she looks at me, a slight smile,

You have such astonishingly beautiful glasses, I blurt with a full frontal view. Whew.

“Why, thank you”, and turns away. I need to sit for a few moments, at a café seat, and who should sit opposite, BUT a brunette, no makeup, slightly fishy face, all features receding fron the nose, chinless too BUT big black extreme cat eye planos as I can see through both lenses to the table behind.

Those are wonderful glasses ( again)

Oh Thanks

Where did you get them? My daughter likes black cateyes, and that is the best pair I have seen, who made them? ( no logo on the arms, unusual)

I got them in Hungary, last year, at a specialty shop.

Wel done they suit you very well

Conversation runs out as she returns to her magazine, could not think of a polite entry into why wear planos.

Cas3 After the game, go to the bar for a celebratory beer, fairly congested, and as I approach the bar, there she is, in the next line, Squarish tortishell frames, framing brown eyes, similar arms, reverting ito gorgeous tousled golden hairs a perfect match for the frame. D & G on the arm. About -1 to 1.5 L & R mid 20s

I follow her after the beers are bought, very close contact in the crowd, bump her gently, and get a full frontal view,

Great glasses, what a match!

Thank you sir, and its all over

What a day..

gwgs 02 Oct 2016, 03:37

Fascinating story Soundman, even more so that you converted a non gwg into a gwg wearing someone else's prescription! What a sight it must have been to see her wearing her 'new' glasses

Soundmanpt 01 Oct 2016, 12:21


I am very familiar with glasses like the ones worn by the girl in the picture. Remember I am and have been a member of a non profit vision group for well over 45 years. Back in the 90's I came across a number of glasses exactly like the ones she has on. They were gold frames with very tiny temples. They had plastic around the earpieces. Very light weight frame. Often time the lenses probably weighted more than the frame. Back then there wasn't high index lenses. Nearly all the ones I came across the lenses were exposed even with a rather weak prescription.

It was during that time while I was often at the local shopping mall that at the time had 5 optical stores in it where I made pickups of donated glasses from. I knew quite a few people working in the mall and one was a young blonde girl working at a jewelry store. She always dressed and looked nice but she often wore long dresses. with her hair wrapped up on her head. Sometimes she had it down and it was very long. Anyway one evening when I stopped by to chat with her, I had just made my rounds of glasses pickups, she asked me what was in my bag? I told her I had just done my pickups of donated glasses. She seemed interested so i put my bag on the counter and pulled out several to show her. I mentioned that sometimes I get really old ones. After a bit she started describing glasses that she would really love to have. The reason she wanted glasses like that was because her mom was a hippie and even attended Woodstock and she saw several pictures of her mother wearing glasses like that. And she herself has a bit of hippie in her. What she described was the glasses you posted. I had several boxes of glasses at home that I hadn't been able to turn in. I went home and started going through several hundred glasses and found 3 that matched what she had described. Next time I went to the mall i took the 3 to show her. As soon she saw them she sid they were exactly what she always wanted. I told her that she could have all if she wanted. She tried each of them on and as she did she was looking around as well. I have no idea what the prescriptions were on any of the glasses. Two of them she said were too strong but she said that the one she could see pretty well with. I did tell her that she could get her own prescription put into them, but she only said she might do that. After that I saw her wearing the glasses several times at work and all she was missing was a flower in her hair. Sadly all the others were turned in. Honestly at the time they weren't glasses that i liked all that well. I was till more into the 50's style.

gwgs 01 Oct 2016, 10:05

Not keen on that one Carrie, but each to their own :)

The frames ive seen a lot of are bigger than this, and predominantly plastic frames. This girl I'm presuming is a fan of John Lennon hence the style of frames

Carrie 01 Oct 2016, 09:16

I'm going to try that again to get the links to work properly.

Carrie 01 Oct 2016, 09:12

Crystal Veil and gwg

I have seen a few ladies with round glasses with metal frames. I really like the look and think it can be very flattering. A good example is this lady. I find her very attractive

gwgs 01 Oct 2016, 06:31

Cv - i have posted on here before that the big round trend is live and kicking here in London and throughout England. Its wonderful to continue to see bigger frames with a variety of prescriptions being embraced

Crystal Veil 27 Sep 2016, 13:00

The latest development in glasses frames seen in the streets of Holland is a return (on a small scale) of young ladies sporting round frames. One of them was a girl in large round hippie glasses with a mild minus prescription, early 1970's style. Any sightings of this "trend" in other countries?

NJ 27 Sep 2016, 05:46

gwgs and calcat30, high index materials can make a -16 look pretty good, especially if the frame covers some of the edge. I see people in even higher scripts without myodisks. CR39 was more of an issue, as the lower index means much more thickness. Back when glass was still used, weight was the real issue. Glass has a high index and is not too thick, but is much heavier than any plastic lenses.

As much as I'd be straining my marriage vows if I saw those lenses on a pretty woman, I just can't imagine any optician actually dispensing them. At least his newer glasses stayed up better.

30calcat 27 Sep 2016, 03:07

I have taken my -16 script into a few different opticians now and no one has ever suggested myodisc. In detailed discussions with ECPe they tend to think the myodisc look is ugly despite the potential to be much lighter and thinner than the go-to 1.67 hi index lens. Most probably don't know how to order a myodisc lens or what a blended myo is. I wouldn't be surprised if myodisc lens blanks have disappeared off catalogues by now due to poor demand.

gwgs 27 Sep 2016, 01:17

NJ and 30colcat - I can agree with 30colcat that the power rings do multiply and expand if you like the higher up the myopia scale you go, and the power rings will also be more severe with bigger frames hence why you have said you can barely see his eyes.

I have a pair of -15 myodiscs that are in a big gold aviator frame and the lens thickness does pretty much extend into the middle of the frame despite them being ground into a plano base (as opposed to a plus carrier where you expect the lens thickness to be in the middle), and I can only imagine that with twice the prescription and approximately the same, or similar size frame holding non myodisc lenses, they would be very heavy and thick. I know we all like thick lenses here, but I think we would also choose for practicality's sake, and you would think the optician, or even the wearer would choose to go with a more practical and cosmetically friend lens than this.

Puffin 26 Sep 2016, 16:03

Saw a pair of aviators on a woman in a supermarket today

uncannily similar to those currently worn by our friend Sonia.

Beyond that there was no other resemblance, alas.

30calcat 20 Sep 2016, 21:56

NJ - Did the lenses look something like this:

The power rings really start piling up in the -20s. I have worn both myodiscs and thicker full field lenses, though not quite that high power. I tend to get a lot more comments wearing myodiscs on how different they look, so I can see how some opticians and high myopes try to order steep biconcave curves and hi index materials as a more "modern" approach to high minus powers. But lenses in this power are still relatively thick, and hi index can even introduce more infernal reflections and rings than lower indexes.

NJ 20 Sep 2016, 12:38

A very unusual sighting, intended mostly for the ladies and gay guys.

Twice now I've seen this guy who works at Tom's Bar & Grill in St. Louis, who has about the worst myopia I've ever seen. I'm guessing he's in the -30 range, but the odd thing is that he does not wear myodisks. Instead, he has biconcave lenses with a severe front curve and fairly large frames, or at least much larger than he should be wearing. The edge thickness is enormous, and the power rings extend almost into the center of the lenses. He holds his head in that way people with extreme prescriptions do, tilted back and turning constantly to see. Even when he's a few feet away it's almost impossible to see his eyes, just the power rings.

He's in his 40's, trim and fit looking, black and casually dressed. I've never talked to him, he's not a server, but he seems friendly enough.

Just wished he were the opposite gender!

memories 16 Sep 2016, 11:23

Even as a young boy i had more and more experiences being attracted to people wearing extremely thick glasses, and I secretly "saved" the wonderful sightings for later. Both - and + , though my favorites still are very strong plussies.

I wish to meet other 00 persons to chat and exchange memories and experiances, please mailto

Carrie 16 Sep 2016, 02:21

The "Carrie" immediately below was not me.

To answer gwg's questions - she could see better with her right eye with my glasses. I only have a very small astigmatism correction of -0.25 which I doubt made much difference to what she could see (I sometimes wonder if it makes much difference to what I see but it doesn't affect the cost of my glasses so I'm not bothered). Also my right eye prescription is +0.50 stronger than what she ended up being prescribed but this didn't appear to be much of a problem for the short time she was wearing my glasses. My left lens was just too strong for her left eye to focus at normal reading distance and she had to bring the menu closer to her face to focus.

We came to the conclusion that she would need glasses with a prescription that was reasonably different in each eye but we assumed that she would only need reading glasses rather than full time glasses.

Carrie 15 Sep 2016, 17:19


Her vision was much better with my glasses,

and as I said her right eye must have been straining to see with my +3.00 lens.And then there is the fact that my glasses also correct for astigmatisms.

gwgs 15 Sep 2016, 04:16

Carrie, how did she feel / react when she wore your glasses?

She has quite a difference in her prescription between her two eyes but given your prescription of +2.5 is the same as she has in one of her eyes, she must have had crystal clear vision in the that eye when she wearing your glasses whilst being overcompensated in the other eye, but I'm sure after wearing your glasses she probably thought its time for a check up

Carrie 15 Sep 2016, 03:41

Soundmanpt - I don't think she really wanted glasses and seems to have been putting off getting her eyes tested for years despite knowing her near vision wasn't as good as it should be. Her accommodation must be pretty good to get to her early 20s without getting glasses. I think being unable to see the restaurant menu very well and finding that she could read it more easily with her boyfriend's glasses and then my glasses made her realise that she really should get her eyes tested.

Antonio - I thought that was a great way to describe the clear vision a pair of glasses give you, whether your first glasses or ones with a new prescription. I didn't even think of it as a female quotation.

Gwgs - my left eye is +2.5 and my right is +3.00 so I know what her right eye is like. I couldn't function very well without my glasses on all the time. I presume that her left eye was doing most of the work and her right eye was straining, especially when reading.

Soundmanpt 14 Sep 2016, 10:21

You really consider "honest dialogue" the crap that someone that doesn't even use a name as being honest? Really?

The best thing that could ever happen to Eyescene would be for Val to take it over and set it up like Vision and Spexs where you can only sign in once.

Concerning 14 Sep 2016, 09:58

"Sightings" is a great thread. It usually is one of the legitimately truthful threads on Eyescene. I, for one, would like to see the thread actually return to actual sightings.

This debate would be more appropriate under the "Site Feedback and a News" thread. This honest dialogue needs to take place, however.

gwgs 14 Sep 2016, 08:40

Who knows who is real here anon, aside from us regulars, but until you start to post a consistent name here none of us know if you are real or an imposter :)

I am pretty sure Carrie is real, as she has been posting on these threads for quite a while now

 14 Sep 2016, 07:02

I hope you realize "Carrie" is not real either, gwgs.

Or are you the last one here who hasn't figured that out yet?

Posting a long time doesn't make the fiction any more real. her stories of constant wandering lust for random strangers and lesbian sex are quite obviously the fictional work of a horny old man.

gwgs 14 Sep 2016, 01:01

Wonderful post Carrie, thanks for posting. That is quite a considerable difference between the left and right eye, god knows how she functioned before with being +2.5 uncorrected!

As for every other timewaster / anon / madeup name on here, please stop, you're only wasting your time as no one cares what you are saying, nor do they frankly give a damn so jog on to some other forum and waste your time there.

Whilst on the subject, would it be possible for a moderator to remove all the insults / trolling posts on here to clean it up so we don't have to scroll through all this rubbish.

antonio 13 Sep 2016, 22:55

I always enjoy to read Carrie's posts in here.

Wow great saying: Getting glasses is like someone has cleaned the windows.

Thanks for that quite female quotation, Carrie.

Best regards, Antonio

antonio 13 Sep 2016, 22:14

I always enjoy to read Carrie's posts in here.

Wow great saying: Getting glasses is like someone has cleaned the windows.

Thanks for that quite female quotation, Carrie.

Best regards, Antonio

 13 Sep 2016, 19:55

@ Soundmanpt you definitlely proved worth repeating's statement was accurate.

Soundmanpt 13 Sep 2016, 12:00

Worth Repeating

You see it that way I see it that you don't go around accusing people without solid proof that you're right. Maybe you should try that yourself. It is very easy to accuse anyone of anything but then you need to be able to back up your words unless you just don't give a damn if you're right or wrong. Funny thing, I have been on this site for well over 10 years and I have only seen "Worth Repeating" here for a week or so as well as all those no name cowards. maybe the answer is for everyone to come in and not use any name at all.

Worth Repeating 13 Sep 2016, 11:43

"the best way to figure outl who made up the fake is to watch the person most often corresponding with them. but they have a strange code: they will never ever call anyone a fake here. they don't want to out someone because they would also be outing themselves."

So be wary of those who are afraid to call out other fakes...

Soundmanpt 13 Sep 2016, 10:13


Nice to hear that your friend's friend got her glasses. So you must have guessed about right when you said her bfs glasses appeared to be around +1.00. Only being +1.00 in her left eye that is weak enough that she hardly notices any difference with seeing distances with her glasses. But her right eye is considerably worse and i'm sure her distance vision in that eye is as she says "a little out of focus". Right now when she is looking in the distance i'm sure she is mainly seeing with her left eye. But like the optician told her, wearing her glasses full time she will soon be able to see distance perfectly with her glasses. I wonder if she realizes that her once distance vision won't be very good without her glasses anymore for a couple of reasons. First because her eyes are so out of balance with each other and second because her eyes will be adjusted to seeing with her glasses. She seems to be okay with the idea of wearing glasses now. And now that she has her own glasses which probably fit her better than her bfs glasses they should be very comfortable for her to wear. You even said that her bfs glasses were slightly bigger so they probably didn't stay in place very well and she was likely pushing them up quite often. Now with her glasses being a little bit smaller they probably fit her nose as well as behind her ears much better. And of course now she can see perfectly with her glasses as well which also should make wearing glasses easier for her.

Didn't Vicky seem so much more excited when she was prescribed with her own glasses for the first time? She of course loved wearing Danielle's glasses but getting her own glasses was like she was vindicated for wearing glasses because she actually needed them. Don't you agree?

Soundmanpt 13 Sep 2016, 09:32

So name name what you're saying is that you're improving this site by calling a post made by "Carrie" as "bullshit"? And if anyone says anything otherwise we are arguing with your point of of view? Yep that really makes perfect sense to me. It's okay for you call anyone you don't like a fake or to accuse them of using other names or making up stories. So by making it better what you mean is that you want to be the judge an jury.

Actually i'm sure your right that there have been and still are fakes coming in here. I have suspected several myself, but without real proof I am not going to accuse anyone of being a fake. I have been one that has stated more than once that I too wish there was a much better system of entering this site. Maybe your time would be better spent if you developed a better system to eliminate all the fakes instead of jsut accusing people falsely.

 12 Sep 2016, 20:18

Carrie can you stop your bullshits?

 12 Sep 2016, 17:16

Puffin. Expressing criticism over where eyescene is going is not "arguing." It's presenting points of view noting where things could be improved. Sadly things have fallen to an almost irrepairable state. If that's "arguing" to you, you should readjust your way of thinking.

Carrie 12 Sep 2016, 16:49

My friend (friend of a friend) got her glasses on Monday afternoon. The frames are, as she said they would be, similar to her boyfriend's - plastic Ray Ban style. Just a bit smaller and more feminine. 1 pair dark, possibly black (Difficult to tell from the photos on Facebook), the other pair tortoiseshell.

She wrote "Can't believe how clear everything close up is! It's like someone's cleaned the windows! Left eye is ok with far distances but right eye is a little out of focus with far distance but the optician said it will be clear in a few days as long as I wear my glasses all day. I thought that if I'm supposed to wear them all the time everything would be clearer straight away. Not with my sort of prescription it seems. The right lens magnifies so much more than the left. Shows how bad my right eye is. I asked the opticians what my prescription was and they showed me on their computer (and I also discovered I had a print out of it at home that they gave me when I had my eyes tested. I hadn't even looked at it!). My left eye is +1.00 and my right is is +2.50. I'm not really sure what that means. The numbers for each eye don't look very high or very different from each other but the right lens feels strong to me. Oh well. Officially 4 eyes now!"

That is quite a difference between each eye. The prescription for her right eye is the same as for my left eye so I have an idea what her vision in her right eye is like. In her photos on Facebook her right eye does appear to be slightly larger than her left but it's only noticeable if you keep comparing the left and right eyes. I commented on her post that her glasses suited her perfectly.

Puffin 12 Sep 2016, 03:10

Can't we get back to the subject of this thread?

It's about sightings, not arguments.

Concerned 11 Sep 2016, 18:45

Worth Repeating (Anonymous) and those you address,

I am reluctantly writing to actually support much of what you wrote below. I have appreciated Eyescene since I have discovered it. However, even I have noticed that it is extremely obvious to anyone with half of a brain who the imposters are. They really are not fooling many of us. It is amusing and pathetic at the same time.

From here, many on here go over to other sites that offer optical threads. They stick out there too. Jim Boice, retired optician, on Yahoo sound familiar to anyone here? That is just one of many examples.

I won't name or embarrass the imposters. We do know though and you shame yourself and disrespect the rest of us with these shams.

Worth Repeating 11 Sep 2016, 16:50

there are quite a few long term members here (i won't name them but they know i am talking about them) who constantly make up nearsighted characters to fulfill their sexual fantasies. Let's call them the fakes. They've been doing it since the Jennifer days on usenet.

i guess they get off on that sort of thing. you will see their work on eyescene everyday. the best way to figure outl who made up the fake is to watch the person most often corresponding with them. but they have a strange code: they will never ever call anyone a fake here. they don't want to out someone because they would also be outing themselves. but at least one member openly admits that he makes fake characters just to promote his own website to yank money from the wallets of members.

fakes always know their precise eyeglass prescription including sphere, cylinder, axis, prism, and base. while in the real world many people can't remember any of it. maybe just the sphere. if they wear glasses, fakes know the precise year they started wearing glasses when many people who have worn glasses for years couldn't even remember.

fakes always know which forum to join. they always found eyescene when trying to learn more about eyeglasses. but reality is that if you google eyeglasses, eyescene is buried deep, deep in the results. or they say they come here to understand their eyeglass prescription. try googling that. eyescene still doesn't show up for pages and pages. and if that wasn't their first clue that it's a sexual fetish website, some of the forum topics including an XXX one should cause them to raise an innocent eyebrow and take notice.

fakes never show pictures of themselves. the internet is flooded with people wanting to show off their new glasses. videos, pictures, all over the place. but for some strange reason, the characters visiting eyescene believe strongly in their own privacy and never ever want anyone to see what they look like. of course this is very abnormal. and of course it is because they are fake.

fakes pick some random name to go with. and appear suddenly out of nowhere. once the eyescene member has grown tired of the fake or people here have figured out the fake, they start a new one following all the same patterns.

it is most likely you were corresponding with one of the many female fakes they chose to portray. i venture to guess that at least 85-90% of the new users you see here are fakes. one day someone will hold an eyescene convention, and then suddenly realize it's just five old horny guys sitting in a room together. No women, no lesbians, no troubled adolescents.

AJ 11 Sep 2016, 11:18

Saw a kid at the fairgrounds today wearing Ray Ban square plastic full rim frames. He was about 10. Maybe -.25 sph or cyl. I was wondering why he was even wearing them. They obviously didn't improve his vision much.

Then I noticed he had low add, round segment bifocals. I guess his parents, or the kid wanted to hide the fact that he had bifocals. It actually worked until I had a really close look. They were set so low in the frame I didn't notice them at first.

The combination of the low seg height, low add, and round segs did work for hiding them. But the reading power couldn't have been very easy to him to use as low as the bifocals were set. I'm sure it was the kid's first pair of glasses, and he didn't know any better.

Soundmanpt 11 Sep 2016, 09:43


Since you wear glasses yourself I don't think she would find it strange or out of place for you to ask what her prescription is.

I wasn't aware that in the UK they are required to provide you with a copy of your prescription even if you don't ask for it. Here in the US I would say that at least 75% of the time if you have to ask for a copy. Funny thing, you would be surprised at how many people are afraid to ask for a copy of their prescription.

Plus Tony 11 Sep 2016, 01:29


I'm looking forward to finding out exactly how strong your friend of a friend's stronger lens is going to be. I guess that 'much stronger' could mean 1 diopter or it could mean a lot more than that. It is all down to individual perception of what is strong.

I remember thinking when I got my glasses (which have a difference of one diopter) that everyone would notice that my right eye needed a stronger lens than the left. The reality is that nobody at all noticed apart from my partner and that may have been because she knew my prescription in advance. Now I can't see any difference at all. Of course if it is more than a diopter in your friend of a friend's case it could take some getting used to (a bit like June's daughter Susan) but we will have to wait and see until the 'big reveal' takes place.

I think one thing that we can be certain of is that we are about to welcome a new recruit to the plus division of the full time wearers club!

Carrie 11 Sep 2016, 01:20

I'm tempted to ask her what her prescription is. Every time I have had my eyes tested I have been given a copy of my prescription without me asking and I believe opticians are obliged to do this in the UK. She should already have a copy of her prescription but if nobody has asked about it she probably hasn't bothered to look at it. She ordered her glasses from the same place she had her eye test so she didn't need to show them her copy.

Soundmanpt 10 Sep 2016, 18:56


Computers are great when they work right, but if they have a problem not so much fun. I have no idea how it was working just fine on Thursday the 25th of August and then on Friday morning the 26th not allow me access and only say I couldn't logon. Foe me it was like losing a good friend.

Anyway back on topic. Yeah i'm sue you are wondering what her results might be> I really hope she asks or that they provide her with what her prescription is in writing. I am willing to bet that even her left eye needs a stronger lens than the prescription of her bfs glasses. It's really good that she is at least getting used to wearing glasses all the time by wearing her bfs glasses. That will help since she is still likely to be shocked at how strong her right lens is going to be when she gets her own glasses. Even with her bfs weaker glasses she is already finding that she can't read very well without his glasses anymore and her glasses i'm sure are going to a good bit stronger than his. I wonder how long before she realizes that she won't be able to see distances very well anymore either without her glasses?

By the way don't you love it when someone calls you a fake after you have been in here as long as you have? Most people with any common sense would know that fakes come and go rather quickly.

Carrie 10 Sep 2016, 14:47

Soundmanpt - I had noticed you hadn't been around on Eyescene but I presumed you were on holiday and didn't have internet access.

Yes her right eye must be a lot worse than her left so I suppose that her left eye has been doing most of the work close up for some time. I presume she hasn't had her eyes tested before if she had so little knowledge of eye tests. Maybe she thought they only check your near vision if you tell them you've had difficulty reading and only check your distance vision if you tell them you have difficulty with that.

She's not a close friend, rather a friend of a friend but we have known each other for a while.

I have never checked Facebook so much as I have over the last few days hoping to read that she has got her glasses. No news yet so I expect it will happen sometime next week.

I hate stupid shits 09 Sep 2016, 17:31

Carrie has been on here for at least the past 5 years which I am willing to bet is about 4 years and 10 months longer than you. Why don't you go pester another chat room, your comments are getting old.

 09 Sep 2016, 05:13

Yes, a typical fake...

 09 Sep 2016, 04:58

she forgot to mention the most important part... "and I am fake."

Carrie 08 Sep 2016, 22:52

Murky - Yes I am female and I am gay and live with my girlfriend. The "boyf" in my previous posts is my friend's boyfriend. I copied and pasted the text from her Facebook post.

Soundmanpt 08 Sep 2016, 22:26


It's great to be back. My computer suddenly wouldn't allow me to logon.

Anyway it seems a lot has been going on with your friend since you were at dinner with her and her bf. I guess not being able to see the menu when everyone else could must have been that final push to get her to go for an eye exam and glasses. So it would seem that she was only getting by, by being somewhat able to read with her left eye and most likely that eye has slowly been getting worse to the point where that wasn't working very well for her anymore either.I would bet that she probably even needs a stronger lens for her left eye than what she is seeing with using her bfs glasses. And her right eye must really be bad if his glasses are hardly any help to her. I think you're probably right that her bfs glasses must not be any stronger than +1.00 because she is wearing his glasses and she doesn't seem to be having any problems seeing things at a distance with them. If they were stronger I would think she might have some difficulty seeing distances wearing them. Interesting that she was surprised that the doctor also checked her distance vision which as you know they are always going to do anyway. Her distance vision maybe okay now but once she gets her own glasses and starts wearing them all the time her distance vision won't be so good much longer. Not surprising that she is somewhat excited about wearing glasses and at the same time nervous as well. If she has been wearing her bfs spare pair all week that should be a really big help to her when her glasses are ready. If she says that she feels like her eyes are even worse now than before when went for her exam that means her eyes have adjusted to her bfs glasses and i'm sure that she probably can't read anything now without his glasses.

Soundmanpt 08 Sep 2016, 21:55


I have been in here and over in "Lenschat" for quite a few years and the only person I can think of that you might be talking about was Emily and she was sometimes in here and she was the moderator of "Lenschat" for several years. I wish she still was considering what a mess it is these days. Anyway she was quite nearsighted and even worked in some large optical center in New York. As I recall she was somewhere around -20.00 or more. She had several kids and she just dropped off the planet. I also had he re-mail address and corresponded with her that way as well. This was maybe 5 years or more ago?

murky 08 Sep 2016, 21:26

sorry Carrie, I see from the post below that you are female, ( wearing the boyfs glasses) though, I guess, you could be a trans, its the new age fad!

Are they very male frames, or uni sex? Bold square and black?

I often wonder if women ( who occasionally wear mens frames, looking very authoritative, is a pantsuit, often) get a buzz from that?

murky 08 Sep 2016, 17:10

Took me a while to get the technique, you have to find the moment, get casual eye contact, close enough to keep it quiet and between the two, smile a lot, and look respectful. Then, have the followup line ready.

I only do it women wearing something special, I think, did she really spend time ( and money) finding these

Another opening is to find women wearing low plus, or better still plans, as they are obviously a fashion item, and crave compliments

I use Soundmanpt comment, "I am a retired optometrist only when stuck, or if they don't say anything initially. Just once I had a young woman look away, so abandoned the cause.

The best (posted here 3 months ago) was the middle aged lady with the blue ferrovantis, who took them off for me to fondle, as I had asked who made them, and as she was a plussie, could not read the brand bare eyed..a moment of sheer joy ( I had to restrain myself from running off to try them on somewhere!)

So there, give it a go..and let me know how you go..

What sex are you? Carrie could be either?

I think it would be easier for women.

Carrie 08 Sep 2016, 10:59

My friend has posted on Facebook about glasses again. "Been wearing the boyf's spare glasses all day every day this week as suggested by him. I can see everything just fine with my left eye with his glasses on, especially reading but I can only get the right eye to focus up close if I really concentrate and keep the left eye closed. The glasses only help my right eye a little. Didn't realise how bad it was. I swear it wasn't so bad before my eye test. It's like it knows it's getting help next week and really can't be arsed to strain anymore. I hope the lens isn't going to be really thick! It's going to be weird wearing glasses all the time! It felt weird enough wearing the boyf's glasses for reading and then weirder still wearing them all the time this week but that is going to help me get used to wearing my own all the time. I am going to have to practice doing my makeup differently. The boyf said my right eye will be a bit more magnified than the left. I will try making the left eye seem bigger and then try making the right eye seem smaller and then I will stick with whichever method looks better. Obviously I will have to refine it once I get my glasses and see just how much my right eye is magnified. I feel really nervous now but there's no going back as I have paid in full and they have probably already started making the lenses so I can't cancel."

I commented that there was nothing to be nervous about and everyone is already used to seeing her in glasses because she has been wearing her boyfriend's glasses so won't get loads of 'You got glasses' comments as she has had them already 😁.

Carrie 08 Sep 2016, 09:13

She sounds lovely Murky. Hope you've recovered now😁 That is so nice of you to compliment complete strangers about their glasses. I only compliment friends and family on what they are wearing including glasses. I am very honest and will tell them if something they are wearing or want to wear just doesn't work for them. Sounds harsh but then they know I am telling the truth when I say I like something. I'm no fashion expert and it is just my opinion.

murky 08 Sep 2016, 05:04

Strolling round town, waiting at the pedestrian lights, and up she comes...

25ish 180 cm tall ( close to six feet for the troglodytes) BMI about 19 AND

Gorgeous huge tortoiseshell speckled brown and clear frames, almost circular, arms same colour, receding into soft matching brown hair. Make-up score 9/10

About -1 l and R

. My pulse at least 120..

I venture " Lovely specs, well done."

Yes, hardly know I am wearing them,

Oh, then you don't see the frame?

Not at all

Your first pair then?

Had them six months, didn't release how bad my sight was till I got them

They look so good on you, well chosen.

Enjoy .... and the lights change Sigh had to wait another change of lights to recover .

Walked to the coffee shop next block,,and.. there she was, just finished ordering coffee

"Why hello again", she offers, and I am too flustered to venture a reply

Moves to a table with a bare eyed companion.

gwgs 07 Sep 2016, 08:23

An interesting post iDetective, some serious thought has gone into that! I have before suggested previously that we should be able to login to this website which would then force people to register and their email address would be associated with their user id but I suppose, as we have seen before, this wouldn't some as they would just set up a fake email address to.

For those that have time to have fake aliases, well, they should try going out there and getting a job and a life to occupy their time!

If the 'fakes' bother you, just ignore the posts, no one is telling you to read them, just the same way as the many years I've been on here I haven't looked at quite a few of the threads as I'm not interested in them.

iDetective 07 Sep 2016, 06:56

there are quite a few long term members here (i won't name them but they know i am talking about them) who constantly make up nearsighted characters to fulfill their sexual fantasies. Let's call them the fakes. They've been doing it since the Jennifer days on usenet.

i guess they get off on that sort of thing. you will see their work on eyescene everyday. the best way to figure outl who made up the fake is to watch the person most often corresponding with them. but they have a strange code: they will never ever call anyone a fake here. they don't want to out someone because they would also be outing themselves. but at least one member openly admits that he makes fake characters just to promote his own website to yank money from the wallets of members.

fakes always know their precise eyeglass prescription including sphere, cylinder, axis, prism, and base. while in the real world many people can't remember any of it. maybe just the sphere. if they wear glasses, fakes know the precise year they started wearing glasses when many people who have worn glasses for years couldn't even remember.

fakes always know which forum to join. they always found eyescene when trying to learn more about eyeglasses. but reality is that if you google eyeglasses, eyescene is buried deep, deep in the results. or they say they come here to understand their eyeglass prescription. try googling that. eyescene still doesn't show up for pages and pages. and if that wasn't their first clue that it's a sexual fetish website, some of the forum topics including an XXX one should cause them to raise an innocent eyebrow and take notice.

fakes never show pictures of themselves. the internet is flooded with people wanting to show off their new glasses. videos, pictures, all over the place. but for some strange reason, the characters visiting eyescene believe strongly in their own privacy and never ever want anyone to see what they look like. of course this is very abnormal. and of course it is because they are fake.

fakes pick some random name to go with. and appear suddenly out of nowhere. once the eyescene member has grown tired of the fake or people here have figured out the fake, they start a new one following all the same patterns.

it is most likely you were corresponding with one of the many female fakes they chose to portray. i venture to guess that at least 85-90% of the new users you see here are fakes. one day someone will hold an eyescene convention, and then suddenly realize it's just five old horny guys sitting in a room together. No women, no lesbians, no troubled adolescents.

Longtimer 07 Sep 2016, 01:35

Hi folks,

I'm not sure which thread to post this in, so I'll give it a shot here:

I'm your run-of-the-mill OO and a longtime lurker. A few years back, there was an individual who called herself NearsightedEmily; she was very active on Yahoo Answers, and she claimed that she was around 18 years old, very nearsighted, and her responses oozed OO :) I'm sure many of you know/remember her.

Anyway, she provided her e-mail address in several responses and eventually I reached out. We corresponded for a while, then I became weirded out when she became extremely inconsistent with her age on other answers (suddenly she was 26?!) so I broke it off.

My question: has anyone else corresponded with her, and know of her current whearabouts/more about her identity? I'm not looking to stalk her, just very curious.

Puffin 02 Sep 2016, 17:46

Carrie, the advice given to your friend by the optician seems not unreasonable to me. Once the eyes get used to doing things one way, they find it difficult to shake the habit. Depth perception can get lost quite easily and be difficult to get back.

Best to nip problems in the bud in my experience.

Carrie 02 Sep 2016, 11:59

Update about the friend's eye test. She put up a Facebook post a few hours ago but I was at work so I have only just had a chance to check Facebook while Gemma cooks our tea. No wi-fi in the shop and I can only check my phone when I'm on a break anyway. I was too busy chatting during my break to check Facebook (as usual!). Anyway this is what she wrote -

"Had my eyes tested this morning. It went just how the boyf said it would. I could read up close so well with the test machine in front of me and the other chart that was projected on to the far wall wasn't too bad, slightly more difficult for my right eye looking through the machine than the left. At this point I was wondering why he was checking how far I can see when I only have trouble close up. Optician said my eyes are healthy and my left eye is slightly long-sighted but my right eye is a lot more long-sighted and I do need glasses. I was expecting him to say that and I expected him to then say "You should wear them for reading." Except he didn't. He said that because there is quite a difference between the left and right prescriptions he recommended that I wear glasses all the time! He said my depth perception will be better and my eyes will generally feel less tired. I picked out 2 frames. 1 similar to the boyf's if you've seen his and another one slightly different. I'll do a big reveal when I get them, which will be in a week to 10 days. Until then I can use the boyf's spare glasses because my left eye prescription is exactly the same as his (I took the glasses with me in case I had to read something, and the optician measured the lenses so he could get some idea of what power of lenses to start my eye test with he said. I told him I could read much easier with them) Both of the boyf's eyes are the same so his right lens will only help my right eye a little bit. Still can't believe I have to wear glasses all the time!"

She didn't put her prescription but I would guess her boyfriend's glasses are no more than +1.00 so her left eye is about that but it would be interesting to know what her prescription is. I wonder if her boyfriend minds just being referred to as "the boyf"?😁 She hardly ever puts his name in her Facebook posts, mostly "the boyf"

 31 Aug 2016, 12:02

LIkelenses.... um... I mean Carrie... you could be labeled a sexual predator.

Carrie 31 Aug 2016, 10:09

The friend of a friend who had trouble reading the restaurant menu the other day posted a message on Facebook today "I seriously need reading glasses. Been wearing the boyf's spare glasses for the last week and a half and they really do help make everything sharper but now it's even more difficult to read without glasses. Very thoughtful of him to lend me his glasses. Might get some similar 'cos I look quite good in them, even if I do say so myself! Got some very nice comments at work when I put them on. Eye test booked for Friday morning so I can find out how sh*t my eyes are. Going to the same place the boyf has his eyes tested. He says they are really friendly and helpful and have a good selection of frames to choose from. He has told me that there is nothing to worry about and it's painless, just the puffer that tests the pressure in your eyes is very slightly uncomfortable. He also told me that once I get my reading glasses I won't believe how clear things are, it'll be even better than when I wear his and my eyes will feel more relaxed. I'm a combination of nervous, excited and looking forward to being able to see properly. The boyf is also looking forward to me getting my own glasses so he can get his spare ones back from me. He's worried they'll slip off my face and break. They are a little bit big for me but they only slip a little bit when I am reading and don't slip at all when I walk around with them on."

No photos of her in her boyfriend's glasses but it's good to read he is putting her mind at ease by explaining the eye test and telling her from personal experience how friendly the staff are.

Carrie 30 Aug 2016, 10:01

Vicky is younger than Danielle but a bit older than me. She has never been in a sexual relationship with a woman before Danielle, but has with men. She is very independent and was actually a challenge for Danielle. Playing hard to get to see how interested Danielle was. Danielle actually saw her as a potential girlfriend rather than a one night stand and really had to work her charm once she had established that Vicky might be interested in a date with a woman. Apparently Vicky secretly wanted Danielle to ask her out as she took a fancy to her straight away when Danielle walked into the coffee shop. They did not have sex on their first date and Danielle was quite romantic (she had no intention of attempting to get Vicky in to bed on the first date anyway). So she definitely wasn't preyed upon and actually Danielle was on the verge of giving up before Vicky agreed to go on a date. Danielle feels that Vicky's tactics made their relationship stronger. I doubt very much if Danielle would have succeeded in trying to get Vicky for just a shag. Vicky has never done that and had no intention of doing it. They both wanted a lover and that's what they got and they are very happy together. Vicky told me ages ago that parents were a little bit worried when they met Danielle for the first (she didn't look like the sort of person you would want to meet your mother. They probably thought she was going to rob them) but they are quite fond of her now.

Sorry this is off topic again but it really annoys me that someone is suggesting things about very good friends of mine that aren't true. Hopefully we can get back on topic now.

 29 Aug 2016, 07:59

Yeah, third world shitholes like Saudi Arabia various african countries and the USA.

 28 Aug 2016, 18:26


You just proved my point in your post,regarding Danielle preying on Vicky.

Danielle is 30 years old,and Vicky at least 10 years younger,and never had been in a sexual relationship.

You stated that Danielle could talk her way into any ones bed.

A highly experienced homosexual older woman recruiting a young girl into a homosexual relationship is indeed preying on that girl,and could even be considered criminal in some countries.

 27 Aug 2016, 16:28

sorry guys, posted below in wrong thread

 27 Aug 2016, 10:57

moderate minus fitness girl

murky 26 Aug 2016, 22:37

Tom, that story of all the old glasses strikes a chord..

My wife has a lille box in the bedside drawer, with her 6 previous pairs,all high end fashion frames.

They are all plano( tiny bit of astigmatism) in the top, with variable 1to 2 add for reading.

When she is away for a while, Like to pull them out and try on .

One pair, white, vogue, rectangular , nose pads, gorgeous things, I wear them round the house, and jaywalk the dog in them, with a frisson of excitement, they just feel so good on my face.

Another pair, from 10 years ago, Nini Ricci, all gold, with floating lenses, fit me beautifully. Wear them to the supermarket, as can read the labels with them on.

Nice , its classic low grade fetish...anyone else get this, pure serotonin effect?


In town today, stunning 20ish blonde walk past me.. gasp..gorgeous big blue acetate frames, with gold arms, DIOR writ large there, about -1.5,so about turn, follow at a discrete distance ogling at the optical beauty, she turns into a bookshop, and disappears behind the counter, to re-appear about 2 mins later, behind the sales bench.

Heart a-flutter, I approach her with the cheapest book ( $5) I can find,

Id like to purchase this please,

"Cash or card" she coos, looking directly at me through those swishy frames, I can't take my eyes off them, starting to choke..

Oh... cash, handing her 20 dollars. Fumbling badly with all the excitement

"Thats a smashing pair of specs, just lovely."

Thank you, I bought them for my birthday.

How long ago was that?

Last month, my birthday is in June, but it took two weeks to get the lenses fitted

Your first pair then?

No Had glasses for about 2 years, my boyfriend wants me to try some contact lenses.

Enjoy wearing them?

Yes, this is the first pair I have worn all the time, before just for driving and cinema..

New customer approaches, so I drift away, mind in a dizzy spin

No time to tell her to dish that silly boyfriend

Omi 25 Aug 2016, 15:15


No, they definitely weren't myodisks, they seemed very well crafted probably high index.

Soundmanpt 25 Aug 2016, 11:32


Your night out at the restaurant with your friends and partners seemed like a fun night and a good way to get together. I assume it is for "mood" that restaurants are so often dimly lit. Personally I hate it because actually I kind of would like to be able to see what I am eating and I never remember to bring my reader in with me and that makes it a real struggle trying to read the menu and even the bill which for some reason always seems like they ran out of ink several weeks ago and to make matters worse it is printed in blue ink which is even harder to see. Sorry personal rant. Anyway nice to know that even a young lady like you with your glasses on had to wait for your eyes to adjust in order to read the menu. It probably just takes me longer for my eyes to adjust? But one young lady in your party clearly was having a much bigger problem seeing the menu. I assume she must either be in school or working but in better lighting she is able to see better. But she almost has to be straining even in good lighting. If her boyfriend's glasses were only okay for her left eye and too weak for her right eye she has been putting off getting glasses and she has to know she really needs them. I would think after what happened at dinner she will now be getting glasses very soon. If she was able to see nearly perfect with your glasses on for her right eye she must really only be suing her left eye when she is reading anything. I would be willing to bet that when she gets her glasses even her left eye is going to be stronger than her boyfriend's glasses. If you're friends with her on Facebook if she doesn't comment soon anything about getting glasses you might just have to give her a little push if you know what I mean. She's clearly been reluctant about getting glasses when i'm sure she has known for some time that she really needs them. I hope when she was using her boyfriend's or your glasses people told her how nice she looked wearing glasses. Those things can be helpful.

Soundmanpt 25 Aug 2016, 11:04


I know you have been waiting and holing for that nice customer to come in again so you could chat with her. It's so easy to get a glasses conversation going when you notice that they are wearing new glasses. So you complemented her by telling her that you liked her new glasses. By the way do you really like her new glasses better than her first pair? I ask that because as i recall when she got her first glasses she got glasses that were similar to the glasses you wearing at the time. What do her new glasses look like? I mean are they a full plastic frame or semi-rimless? Anyway just as you thought her prescription changed and her glasses are indeed a little stronger than her first ones. Most of the time when someone gets new glasses it's because they needed a change in their prescription. Even better that she proceeded to tell you that her first glasses were only one something, so we can assume most likely -1.25 or maybe -1.50 and that she was only wearing them for distance. I am sure that she was probably starting to wear her glasses more and more often and also starting to notice that even with her glasses on things weren't as sharp as they were she first got her glasses. You didn't say what her age might be but I get the idea she is at least in her mid to late 20's. So her eyes aren't likely to change very much, but she was probably needing glasses for a while even before she got her first glasses. That can often mean that she was slightly under corrected with her first glasses. So it would almost be expected that she would need an increase after a year for sure. I'm sure she thought that even getting stronger glasses she would still just need them for distance. But once the prescription gets at or over -2.00 she really needs to be wearing her glasses full time. Not what she planned on but she doesn't seem to mind wearing glasses and your complement had to make her feel even better about wearing glasses now. I would not expect her to much more than maybe a very small increase of maybe -.50 next year just enough to sharpen things up for her.

Carrie 25 Aug 2016, 09:45

Back on topic now.

The really nice, attractive female customer came into the shop on Tuesday looking really good and wearing the new glasses again. It wasn't busy so we had a quick chat (she's so lovely to talk to, I feel like she's a friend even though I don't know her that well). We chatted about holidays and also what each other had been up to since the last time we saw each other. I casually mentioned that I liked her new glasses. She thanked me and told me she needed a stronger prescription (as I thought). She was only going to wear them for distance like her old ones but after comparing her vision with and without the new glasses she decided she would prefer to wear her new glasses all the time. Without me even beginning to ask her what her prescription is she said "I think my old glasses are one point something and these are two or maybe two point something. I can't remember exactly but I do know I can see so incredibly clearly now!"

That was really good and now I now the next time I see her she is going to be wearing glasses again.

Last Saturday a whole bunch of us (old friends + partners) went out for a meal. The restaurant was quite dimly lit. The menus were handed out and after a few seconds your eyes adjusted to the low light and you could read the menu, although I could feel my eyes working really hard to focus. Perhaps I need a slightly stronger prescription. I managed to read the menu but I noticed that girl sat opposite me was really struggling to read it. She asked if anyone else was having trouble reading the menu like she was. Everyone said no. She said, sounding a little bit down, I think I need reading glasses then. Her boyfriend had just taken off his own reading glasses that he had used to read the menu. He offered her his glasses to try, which she did. At this point I became even more interested. She put them on and they did look good on her even though they were a little on the large size for her face. They were dark plastic Ray Ban style with quite a weak plus prescription. She had gone from someone who I found only very slightly attractive to someone I found very attractive. She tried reading the menu with the glasses and said it was much better especially her left eye. The right eye was still struggling. I said to her that maybe she needed a stronger lens for her right eye and passed my own glasses for her to try. She gave her boyfriend's glasses back to him and then put mine on and tried reading the menu again. This time it was much better for the right eye than it was with her boyfriend's glasses but not so good for her left eye unless she got closer to the menu than is normal for reading. My glasses (the frames called "Carrie" that I got about a year ago) looked ok on her as they were a better size but I feel that the style of her boyfriend's glasses looked better on her than the style of mine. Her boyfriend said to her that he is pretty sure she needs glasses and can borrow a spare pair of his until she gets her own. She admitted that she probably should have got glasses when she was still at school but has been able to see just well enough not to bother getting her eyes tested. She agreed that she really should get her eyes tested asap.

I don't see her very often as she's not a close friend, rather a friend of a friend but she seems pleasant enough and we are Facebook friends so I am more likely to read about her experience of getting her eyes tested and getting reading glasses on Facebook than hearing it in person. I am looking forward to reading that hopefully very soon.

Carrie 25 Aug 2016, 08:33

To the anonymous person 17 Aug 2016, 01:11

Danielle is 30 years old so it wouldn't be too surprising that she has had several sexual partners especially as Vicky is her longest relationship. She is also very attractive to gay/bi and bi-curious women and can be very charming with the ladies (actually a lot of men find her attractive despite her efforts to put them off) so can easily talk her way into someones bed. I suppose you could say she is a little bit dykey, if I must use that word. She has told me in the past that she would get herself checked regularly. Before she had sex with Vicky for the first time she got herself checked and so did Vicky. Both clean. She did not "prey" on Vicky. She took a fancy to her and tried chatting her up (after being distracted by me but luckily for Vicky I wasn't available) without knowing if she was into girls or not. Vicky is open minded and had never considered herself gay or straight or bi. She had never been in a same-sex relationship but did find some women attractive. She found Danielle very attractive and, as she was single at the time, decided very quickly that she would like to go on a date with her when Danielle asked her.

Sorry everyone else that this is off topic but I needed to defend my friend.

minus5wholuvsgwgs 25 Aug 2016, 08:08

Did the mum have myodiscs?

Omi 25 Aug 2016, 06:27

Yesterday my boss asked me if i could do him a favor and pick his wife and dauhter and take them to the doctor because he got called in a last minute meeting. It turend out it was to take them to the eye doctor, his daugher around 16 and wife early 40s both wearing extremely high prescription glasses. So making some small talk with the wife she told me she flunked her eye exam for the drivers licence renewal. Waiting for them to get her eyes checked i chatted with a very nice girl with moderate minus. On the way back the girl was very dissapointed that her new prescription had jumped -2 to -14 her mother said to expect more as she was 42 and had just jumped to -22. A very exiting day for gwg fan.

Francois 22 Aug 2016, 04:31

Sorry silly error. Should have said the cylinders were +6 and +4.

Francois 22 Aug 2016, 01:36

I was on a flight from Bordeaux to Paris yesterday which was fairly empty. Annoyingly the crew squeezed everybody together and I was joined by a mother and her 10 year old daughter who was wearing strong plus glasses which had an odd look.

The girl kept adjusting them every couple of minutes which annoyed her mother.

Eventually she told me that she had got a new prescription. The doctor had said it was only slightly stronger. Unbelievably she got out the two prescriptions and said " all the numbers have changed, I can't understand the difference". The first prescription was for +12 and +10 with +1.5 cylinder. The new one had reduced the spheres to +9 and +8, but with +6 and +4 spheres on approx the same axes. I could see why the child noticed the difference.

Tom 17 Aug 2016, 15:38

Yesterday evening my wife decided to sort through boxes still unopened from before she moved to my place 12 years ago. I watched the Olympics while she did so, and after about 30 minutes she came downstairs and said "look at what I found here". I was captivated by the cycling on TV, so I only gave her a brief look, but what a stunner! She had found several of her old pairs of glasses, that she wore as a teenager and young adult, which I had never seen before, and she had now put on wireless frames with thin golden temples. The lenses were, even if of much much prescription rhan she has today, substantially thicker that her current ones. She knows about my glasses fetish, so we spent the remainder of the evening fooling around with her in different pairs of older specs, quite a good time we had together!

 17 Aug 2016, 04:47

To all of the spammers who post here:

"I do desire that we be better strangers." (AS YOU LIKE IT, ACT III)

 17 Aug 2016, 01:11


It sounds like Danielle has had a lot of partners sexually.

I wonder how many sexually transmitted diseases she has,or has had,and passed on to others.

I hope that poor young Vicki who has been preyed on by her, has not been on the receiving end of any.

murky 16 Aug 2016, 23:54

oops, post slow to respond.sorry

murky 16 Aug 2016, 23:52

Sorry for the typos, courtesy of the spellchecker 30ish 20 you Lithe

murky 16 Aug 2016, 23:52

Sorry for the typos, courtesy of the spellchecker 30ish 20 you Lithe

murky 16 Aug 2016, 23:52

Sorry for the typos, courtesy of the spellchecker 30ish 20 you Lithe

murky 16 Aug 2016, 23:52

Sorry for the typos, courtesy of the spellchecker 30ish 20 you Lithe

murky 16 Aug 2016, 23:46

Wine show at the weekend, and several sightings

One, at one wine vendor, 30 wish very attractive lass, with exquisite canal type purple and white frames, really big, with gold side arms, Versace logo. About -2.0 L & R . No wedding ring

I tried her cabernet sauvignon, 2013 vintage,

"Lovely wine, great nose and firm mouth feel, but not as great as your glasses" I venture

Oh, you think so? I got them a month ago

"Fun to wear"?

Hm, never thought of it like that

"First pair/

No ., had specs for about 5 years now.

Wear them all the time?

Do now, might take them off at night, at home.

Id like to try your tawny port please...


Having a snack, in comes a litre 20 something, 2 girlfriends, brandishing an outrageous pair of huge plastic frames, gray and white, massive arms.

Site down and puts them on to read the menu, from 2 tables away, I can discern they hey are L about +1 R is a plano! Optional glasses a fashion item.

During the snack she took them on and off, with fair affectation, each time she did, I felt a stirring inn y loins, wanting an excuse to saunter over with my retired optometrist line, but no such moment. Still drooling....

chrisb 16 Aug 2016, 21:44


I stand by my spelling, if admittedly something of an affectation. There was no standard expression of his name until the 18th century.

Sorry if it offends the eye.


Bill Shakespeare 16 Aug 2016, 15:25

Not such a buff that you might spell Shakespeare's name correctly?

chrisB 16 Aug 2016, 14:51


(and Soundmanpt indirectly)

Are Carrie and Soundmanpt the same person - here is absolute proof they are not

But I hope to the rest of the ES regulars this does not end up seeming like a private conversation.

I was reading back over the Carrie/Soundmanpt controversy posts when I reached your reply from the 9th August.

Some people may, from previous posts, remember that I;m something of a shakespear buff. (its my other vice, beyond work and GWG watching now I;m too old for the other vices in life.)

your comment >>"As I've said before,I just write how I talk (talking is something I am very good at! so my posts sometimes ramble on a bit."

This suddenly reminded me of a scene in Shakespear's As You Like It, (where the main character Rosalind spends most of the play dressed as a boy 'Ganyemde').

In Act III scene two Ganyemede is talking to her female companion Celia and replies:

"Do you not know I am a woman? when I think, I must


( in most productions only 50% of the audience laugh at this line, I wonder why?)

That's it, Carrie cannot be Soundmanpt. Shakespear proves it.

Carrie - nonetheless, you underestimate yourself, to be able to write intelligible english ' as you speak' is a rare skill.


Tom1 16 Aug 2016, 07:40

I have un update about a sighting I reported one year ago, namely 20 Aug 2015, 15:00.

The baby girl is till here (as well as I am, both of us one year older) but her glasses have become way stronger than last year!!! Maybe it's also due to the wider frame, but the plus lenses seem incredibly strong, early the strongest I've ever seen. When she is wearing them, magnification effect is so strong that you can barely see the edges of her eyelids through the lenses!

Nonetheless, still mostly bareeyed without any evidence of poor vision.

Unbelievable either how she is able to function in the massive blur or how her eyes can struggle to the point of compensating so many diopters of hyperopia. Probably a combination of both.

Puffin 14 Aug 2016, 08:08

I long gave up caring whether this or that person is really the same person here.

But I think Carrie & Soundman are different people.

Does it really matter that much?

Carrie 14 Aug 2016, 03:25

Soundmanpt - the woman's comments were a joke. She could see we didn't mind wearing glasses. Even Gemma doesn't mind wearing glasses so much now, but would rather have good eyesight. I'm not a big fan of aviator frames but they do look good on some women, Sonia the gorgeous French blogger and also the woman from Friday are the only ones I can think of at the moment.

Maybe the woman did wear her glasses full time after her experience with Danielle but she didn't say. It doesn't surprise me that she ended up in bed with Danielle as Danielle has this 'aura' that I have mentioned before that attracts gay/bi women.

The nice customer with glasses is away on holiday. She came in to the shop a couple of weeks ago when I was on holiday and left a message with one of my colleagues for me. She will be away until next weekend so I probably won't see her until next Monday at the earliest.

Soundmanpt 13 Aug 2016, 19:59


Thank you for respecting my freedom of speech. Yes I probably do post with some longer comment s than most and in the future I will try to cut them down some. But does it really matter anyway since as you say anyone uninterested in reading my comments can simply pass right past them.

Just for the record if you look back in time in Eyescene you will find that there are only a few that have been in here longer than me. And in all that time I have only ever used my own name from day one. All these johnny come latelys can call me a fake but there is no reason at all I would ever bother doing that for so many years.

As I have stated numerous times now Carrie and I are NOT the same person. I think because often times I am the first one to maybe comment to Carrie, good ol' Mr No Name being the bright guy that he is assumes that means I first post a comment as Carrie and then post a comment as myself. But the genius that he is has never bothered to notice how much time there usually is between our comments. The reason is simple. She is in the UK and I am in the US. There is a time difference of 6 hours between us so if she happens to post something at 10 AM her time it is only 4 AM here in the states and I am sound asleep at that time. Now of course if someone looks really hard they might find a time or two that if she posted something at say 3PM her time I might be still up and at my computer at 9PM and reply to her. But I don't think there are many to be found if any. At any rate I wouldn't ever bother going to that much trouble just to pretend to be someone else anyway.

Tom 13 Aug 2016, 14:06

To the decider and others complaining about Carrie and Soundmanpt: nothing prevents you from NOT raeding what those 2 specific persons keep posting on this blog. Freedom of speech is valuable, so let them use the blog as a medium for their thoughts/fantasies/...

I am a long time reader and poster on eyescene, and I now know that I could not care less about some posters' messages, so I just ignore them and I only read what I want to read. Agree that some posters' long messages and musings are boring and sound fake, but if they want to spend their time in the fake eyescene cloud only, looking for likely minded, then just respect their choice. We all have our preferences and let us tolerate what others think, write,...

Soundmanpt 13 Aug 2016, 11:04


Back on July 27th you mentioned about the nice attractive young lady that came to your aid when you were stocking shelves and a co worker was more interested in watching your boobs then help you. Anyway you noticed that this customer was wearing new glasses since the last time you had seen her in your store. So no surprise since I know you tend to notice someones glasses before anything else, that you noticed her new glasses appeared to be a little stronger than her first glasses were. She said that she was working out of her home and that she said she would be more often when your working. I take it you haven't seen her recently or you would have commented about it? You said you intend on trying to get her into a conversation about her glasses.

Soundmanpt 13 Aug 2016, 10:54

Sorry for the double post. It didn't appear to be sent and I didn't want to retype it.

Soundmanpt 13 Aug 2016, 10:52


That's really quite funny. But a nearsighted woman without her glasses on, then the fact that this woman had probably had several drinks too many which made her already blurred eyesight even a bit more foggy. And if Danielle at the time had rather short hair this woman probably did view her as a guy. It didn't help that when this woman heard the name Danielle she was thinking Daniel. But it didn't end up a wasted night for either of them as it turned out. In fact that woman it seems enjoyed sex with another woman enough that they saw each a few more times. Don't you think after that mishap this woman may have started wearing her glasses full time? Her parting comment to Vicky, Gemma and you wasn't necessary at all. She need not worry that the 3 of you would be too vain to wear your glasses.

Soundmanpt 13 Aug 2016, 10:51


That's really quite funny. But a nearsighted woman without her glasses on, then the fact that this woman had probably had several drinks too many which made her already blurred eyesight even a bit more foggy. And if Danielle at the time had rather short hair this woman probably did view her as a guy. It didn't help that when this woman heard the name Danielle she was thinking Daniel. But it didn't end up a wasted night for either of them as it turned out. In fact that woman it seems enjoyed sex with another woman enough that they saw each a few more times. Don't you think after that mishap this woman may have started wearing her glasses full time? Her parting comment to Vicky, Gemma and you wasn't necessary at all. She need not worry that the 3 of you would be too vain to wear your glasses.

Carrie 13 Aug 2016, 06:23

Sorry for appearing to dominate this section but I have a sighting from last night. We were in a pub with Danielle and Vicky and I noticed an attractive woman who I guessed was in her late 30s to early 40s. She was wearing gold aviator style glasses with a prescription of around -4/-5. Danielle also noticed the woman and recognised her. "Sort of an ex." Danielle said. She went on to explain. At least 10 years ago she had gone to the same pub we were in now hoping to find a possible girlfriend or at least a one night stand. She was standing at the bar looking around the room when a woman came over and introduced herself and was very flirty with Danielle. They had a quick snog and a couple more drinks and the woman invited Danielle back to her place. Once they got there the woman took Danielle straight to the bedroom and they got undressed. Danielle said she was standing near the bed struggling to undo her bra and the woman was naked on the bed when the woman squinted hard and moved closer to Danielle and exclaimed "Oh my god, you're a woman! I thought you were a man called Daniel!" Danielle said she replied saying "My name is Danielle. Yes I am a woman, I'm really sorry if you thought I was a man. Would you like me to leave?". The woman thought about it for a few seconds and then said "I should have been wearing my glasses but I was too vain. We both went to that pub with the intention of getting a shag later on, we're both here now and both still want a shag. I've never been with a woman but if you show me what to do I'll try to pleasure you." Danielle said she wasn't going to miss the opportunity and they ended up having a great night. The woman was a quick learner! They saw each other occasionally for a few months after for "no ties casual sex" rather than proper dates. Danielle said "I think the phrase is "F**k buddies"."

If that woman had been wearing her glasses and was more sober she might have realised earlier that Danielle was not a man. Although, looking at photos of Danielle from the time she did look a bit boyish so I'm not surprised that the woman was mistaken. Danielle is more feminine now which I find more attractive.

As we sat chatting the woman saw Danielle and recognised her. She came over and greeted Danielle like an old friend, both of them saying how good it was to see each other after so many years. She said something like "I could see you properly this time because I actually wear my glasses so I don't pick up random women! If I hadn't been wearing my glasses 8 years ago I wouldn't have seen him!" (She pointed to an attractive man at a nearby table). She went on to ask Danielle how she was and then Danielle introduced us. Just before she went to join her boyfriend the woman looked at Vicky then Gemma and then me and said, jokingly "Don't ever be too vain to wear your glasses or you might get off with a man!" We all laughed at that.

Carrie 11 Aug 2016, 21:32

Yesterday I saw 2 different people wearing what I was fairly sure was exactly the same frames. I was having a quiet evening walk with Gemma when I saw them. The first one was a girl of about 15 who was with a group of her friends of a similar age. I felt Gemma squeeze my hand as they approached. She still gets nervous when she see groups of people as it reminds her of the group of girls that bullied her at school. She had nothing to worry about with these girls. Only one of them was wearing glasses and the frames were very similar shape and colour to these with a minus prescription that was probably around -3 to -4.

A few minutes later, also walking in the opposite direction to us, there was a man and a woman in their mid to late 20s who were obviously a couple. Both quite attractive (I may be far more interested in women than men but occasionally a man does stir something) but it was the woman that really caught my attention. Not only was she attractive but she was wearing a pair of glasses that looked incredibly similar, if not identical, to the ones that the teenage girl was wearing. The only obvious difference to me was that the woman had a plus prescription that looked around +2 as they looked weaker than mine but not much. The couple smiled and said a polite and friendly "Hello" as they went past and we did the same.

Soundmanpt 09 Aug 2016, 15:39

the decider

Well at least you're smart enough to know that Carrie and I are in fact 2 different people. And as I have said more than once if I am boring and long winded which I will even admit to. Feel free to skip right over my comment. I ALWAYS use my name so when you see Soundmanpt just ignore me. I'm fine with that.

Soundmanpt 09 Aug 2016, 15:34

No name

If Carrie and I were standing right in front of you, you would still insist we are one the same you dumb ass. So as far as I am concerned you can go right on believing what ever your simple brain wants to. You're so stupid you don't even have a name.

the decider 09 Aug 2016, 14:43

I don't think Carrie is Soundmanpt. s/he sounds too much like a Brit. He is, however, extremely boring and long-winded.

But that's another story...

 09 Aug 2016, 14:05

Carrie is Soundtwit.

Carrie 09 Aug 2016, 10:35

Chrisb - thank you so much for saying such nice things about the way I write and about me. It made me blush a bit. As I've said before I just write how I talk (talking is something I am very good at!😁) so my posts sometimes ramble on a bit.

I could have gone to uni but the thought of 2 or 3 more years of essays and lectures made me feel sick. If I had gone to uni may I could have got a more academic and higher paid job but I might have hated that job. It might have been very stressful. I love my shop job. The pay isn't brilliant but it's not that bad either. The customers like me and my colleagues like me and I like them (well, most of them anyway) My manager says I am an asset to company, not just the shop, and my customer skills are perfect. I will be getting more responsibilities soon which means more money.

I am happy with my life.

chrisb 08 Aug 2016, 14:40

I have to agree there soundmanpt. Carrie's grammar and expressiveness is what makes her contributions a joy to read. She must have had a good teacher.

In fact, if I were to have any doubts about Carrie being a real person (and I don't) it would be because of the quality of her contributions as she says she works in a shop.

But to be slightly political, the legacy we old people have left to 20 somethings has really screwed up the job market .

It would be ageist t and paternalistic for to advise Carrie to aspire to something better - I'm sure she's doing very well in life on her own merit.


Soundmanpt 06 Aug 2016, 11:11

Well "no name" seems to think we both write the same way or whatever. Maybe my poor use of grammar is a good thing if that helps prove to "no name" that I am not Carrie. I think I said it before but English was my worst subject in school and even caused me to graduate a year later. Funny thing I just never enjoyed reading and really still don't.

 06 Aug 2016, 10:35

LOL that's the truth!!

 06 Aug 2016, 09:48

And Carrie has a better command of spelling and grammar.

Soundmanpt 06 Aug 2016, 08:49

no name

You just won't give up will you? It seems useless to continue telling you that I am not Carrie and Carrie is not me. First of all I have been coming in here for about 12 years even before "moonshiner: took it over. Carrie has been coming here for at least 5 years. I honestly would get way too bored trying to keep up being 2 people for that long. Also Carrie has said that she is in the UK and I am in the US if you want to be so damn smart start looking at the times that Carrie and I post. Their is a 6 hour time difference between where I am and the UK. Many of our posts or on different days and even when they are the same day they are hours apart. I am not going to sit and wait several hours just to pretend to be someone else so I can post something under a different name. Now of course you have your simple little mind made up and no matter what I say or even prove to you won't change your mind because you know your right and have never been wrong in your life. Your the judge and jury.

Puffin 06 Aug 2016, 08:07

Saw a girl about 20 on the underground yesterday, low minus with bifocals, using phone.

murky 06 Aug 2016, 00:18

Great sighting at Sainsburys chris b...

and a fun narrative line.

I get very few refusals to comment, after compliments.

Supermarkets are great places for spotting and commenting, as people aren't in a heuury, and are paused at the shelf too. Its possible to cruise the other side of the aisle, to get a better look. Everything is in the 0-0 favour.

about me, I am only me,no one else... despite the appearance of my posts.

They ( my posts) come up in double space( whereas Carrie and soundmanpt come up close spaced) without and help from me, I think its my Mac does it .

Is Caroline still lurking, she also comes up in double space, maybe its her prisms!

And how are they going, with your ADD as well as prisms.

 05 Aug 2016, 18:16

particularly since Carrie/Soundmanpt are the same person...

chrisb 04 Aug 2016, 15:32


well, they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

I don't believe you are suggesting that we are all one and the same person?

What you are commenting on is an eyescene house style. I read Soundmanpt and Carrie's posts, and others and when i come to relate the encounters I have with GWGs its easy to fall into that 'voice'.

I'm not sure I even do it deliberately here on ES.

Carrie and Soundmanpt keep it up, i'm only an occasional poster and imitator.

An even better detective 04 Aug 2016, 14:55


Well nice to see you have name now instead of being a ghost. Yes I think your on to something Sherlock. Still further proof were all one in the same is that we all speak English. That has to be the finishing point. Yes Soundmanpt, Carrie, murky, maxim, chrisb, rafa gwg and many others ass well in fact the truth is there is no one else in here except you and me.

iDetective 04 Aug 2016, 14:02

Oh i forgot to note that Soundmanpt and Carrie also have the same writing styles and almost identical formatting.

iDetective 04 Aug 2016, 14:00

question: why do murky, maxim, chrisb, rafa and gwgs all have the same writing style and message formatting? it's uncanny. check it out below.

Puffin 04 Aug 2016, 13:38

Carrie & chrisb, very interesting sightings. Thanks for sharing them.

What I do a lot is go to the local Costa, not only for the coffee, but also to watch the people go by. And then there's the Baristas. Marvellous.

chrisb 04 Aug 2016, 13:23

Tonight at Sainsbury's self service checkout, a tall thin, slightly goth looking girl, mid to late 20's. She was wearing largish rectangular frames back metal and perhaps a bit too much makeup. When the checkout rejected one of my items she came over to sort it (self service checkout attendant must be the most boring job in the world).

Thank you I say, then 'nice glasses' (more than a slight minus rx) I think. Looking fully at me, she replies with a deprecating shake of her head. 'Oh do you think so', these are new and i hate wearing them. I've only had to have glasses for 2 years (ago) and my old pair were rimless but my prescription got stronger. It wasn't so bad when people didnt notice I had them.

I am thinking 'Oh another case of late onset myopia'.

I then realise from her accent she is eastern european or Romanian probably the latter.

No, I say, you look very nice, the complement your look.

Oh she says, they dont seem to, i am still single,,,, at my age.

At this point she drifts off but comes back as I am finishing giving me an opportunity to reopen the conversation.

"You do realise," i say, "that more than 51% of men prefer women with glasses than without. "

Oh, she replies, someone else told me that but I said it was rubbish.

'No, you should believe it, its been surveyed properly'

She smiles and I again say she looks very nice.

No she says, I still dont believe it, I've been wearing glasses for 2 years now, and its done me no good I am still single.

I am then trying to decide whether to say "well I would invite you out for a drink anytime (even tho I am possibly old enough to be your grandfather.)

Still with a lovely smile, she then adds 'oh my goodness, but I never wear them when I go out in the evening'.

The only answer is 'Well thats the problem then, you must wear them out.' .

She's thinking about this but to attempt to close (as a salesman would say)

'Look, I will be coming back here again at about this time in a few days or next week. You can tell me how you get on.

I leave looking back at her smiling

Soundmanpt 27 Jul 2016, 17:46


I of course was only joking and I should have added that he really should have been a gentleman and helped you after he put his tongue back in his mouth.

Also the other day in commenting with Melyssa she didn't seem too thrilled about getting her eyes dilated because going out into the sun isn't much fun when you can't see. I know you said that you enjoy getting your eyes examined but have you ever had your eyes dilated and if so how much did you like that?

Carrie 27 Jul 2016, 16:31

I could see the funny side of my boobs knocking stuff over and I don't mind too much someone having a quick look at them as they do look big compared with my height. It was the fact he just stood there watching me struggle. A bit of teamwork would be nice. If I was tall I would be happy to help a shorter colleague.

Yes, that is the customer. I can't remember the last time I saw her. I will certainly mention her glasses the next time I see her. I am more sure now that her prescription is stronger.

Soundmanpt 27 Jul 2016, 16:09


I hate to be the one to tell you but what guy wouldn't find it entertaining to watch your boobs knock off those rolls of paper towels I assume you were attempting to put up? I'm pretty sure Gemma doesn't have any problem with your big boobs. But really what's worse having nice big boobs or being height impaired? I better stop there while were still friends.

Okay now is this the young lady that when she first came in she was with her husband and you were wearing your rimless glasses and she apparently really liked them and said that if she needs glasses she wanted glasses like yours? At the time she must have been about to get her eyes checked and was thinking that she might need glasses. The next time you saw her she came in alone and she was indeed wearing glasses, but I don't recall if she ever came back in other time or not? I'm not even sure if this is even the favorite customer your referring to? But if it is I think it has been at least a year since you last saw her so not surprising that her glasses appear to be stronger. I'm sure you're hoping she stops back in again very soon and you get a chance to chat a bit with her. I'm sure by you just saying "I see you got new glasses, I really like them" should open the door for a short glasses chat.

Carrie 27 Jul 2016, 12:15

I was at work stacking shelves, or at least attempting to. I was trying to put some kitchen roll on shelf almost too high for me to reach but every time I reached up my boobs would knock things over on the shelf level with them (having big boobs can be a real pain sometimes). The only colleague who was free and could have helped was seemingly mesmerised by my boobs for a few seconds and then he just stood watching me while I struggled as if I was just there to entertain him. Before I had the to have a go at him a slim tanned woman with her hair tied back came from behind me and said something to him. I could see from the back she was wearing glasses which had a minus prescription. Still looking at my colleague she told me that he would finish off here and I was on a break now. The women turned round. She was gorgeous. Then I suddenly realised that the woman was the customer I referred to in my mind as my favourite customer! I hadn't seen her for ages. She recognised me and she took my arm and led me to a different part of the shop and she said how lovely it was to see me and asked how I was and how my girlfriend was (apologising for forgetting her name, I reminded her) and was very happy that Gemma and I are still very much together. She said she has been working long days and only managed to get to the shop in the evenings but has now began working from home and can do her shopping when she likes which is likely to be when I am working. Then she said she had better let me get back to work and she should do the same. She went off and paid for her shopping leaving me feeling very happy. Her glasses are different from last time. Large light brown frames. The prescription looked stronger than I remember, as there was a small cut-in now whereas I think the cut-in was barely noticeable before. As I am likely to see her more often now I will try to casually find out if her prescription is stronger and if she is still just wearing them for distances.

I don't know what she said to my colleague but he was very apologetic and very helpful for the rest of the day. Also, I have never seen someone make such an effort not to look at my boobs. I deliberately showed more of my cleavage and stood quite close to him at one point (I am very petite and he is quite a bit taller than me) and I could see he really wanted a quick look but he just looked everywhere else except down. He didn't even look me in the eye! It was a bit cruel on my part but serves him right.

Maxim 24 Jul 2016, 15:37

Business travel to Brittanny / France last week tuesday to saturday. One day off for touristic attractions.

Scene: Castle on an isle - the famous Mont St. Michel. So many US tourists, female, in their early twenties or even teenagers, with smartphones in their hands, and .... wearing bifocals (!), even not varifocals. Mostly slightly myopes with the typical reading/smartphone add section.

Bifocals seem to be state of the art in the US!

Maxim 24 Jul 2016, 15:37

Business travel to Brittanny / France last week tuesday to saturday. One day off for touristic attractions.

Scene: Castle on an isle - the famous Mont St. Michel. So many US tourists, female, in their early twenties or even teenagers, with smartphones in their hands, and .... wearing bifocals (!), even not varifocals. Mostly slightly myopes with the typical reading/smartphone add section.

Bifocals seem to be state of the art in the US!

Soundmanpt 23 Jul 2016, 09:45


No not really monovision, but much the same way monovision works. As to your question as to why she needs prisms in her glasses if she is only suing one eye to see distance and the other eye to see close up? But she is still actually using both eyes to see distances and both eyes to see close up. The eye that she wears the plus lens over is using the plus prescription for distance and is correcting her vision in that eye. But that lens is more useful to her for seeing up close. And her nearsighted eye is of course being corrected for distance but her eyes by now are so adjusted to her glasses that her distance lens is helping her see close up as well now. So even though her lenses are opposite each other completely they still need to function together. Hence the need for prisms.

I'm sure now that she's had a couple increases since she started wearing glasses she's not very happy about her ever worsening eyesight. If I recall when she got her first glasses she seemed quite excited about getting glasses. She started wearing them all the time even though they were actually very weak. She had to enjoy all the attention she was getting because she was now wearing glasses and from what you said when she started working their she was already getting a lot of attention from all the guys working their even before she got her glasses. Her glasses were helpful to her but far from necessary because she was able to see quite well without her glasses, just better with them. Now however when she takes her off glasses off her vision has to be more than a bit blurry, maybe because she can't focus on anything without her glasses due to double vision she really notice how blurry things really are. I was wondering if you got a chance to try her glasses on. I had a feeling that once you had her glasses in your hands you couldn't resist trying them on. I'm sure you did feel like you were high on drugs trying to see with her glasses on. And feeling dizzy would be understandable as well. You may recall when you got your current glasses and was prescribed with just -.25 CYL in both eyes that I warned you that it would be possible for you to get that type of feeling when you first put your glasses on. But you never even noticed any effect from having astigmatism correction in your glasses. But she has quite a good bit of astigmatism in both eyes and anyone surely notice that very quickly by putting her glasses on. Even though I know you enjoy trying other people's glasses i'm sure you were happy to put your own glasses back on. Just be thankful that your eyes are pretty normal compared to how messed up her eyes are.

As for her sister eyes and her need for glasses I think if one sister gets glasses the other sister is likely to need glasses as well. Most likely she is a bit like her sister in that her astigmatism numbers were probably on the high side when she got her first glasses. Seldom does SPH cause headaches. Many opticians and doctors will recommend that you wear your glasses full time for the first 2 weeks so your eyes get adjusted to your glasses. That way at the end of the 2 weeks you can determine much better what and when you need to wear your glasses. She may have been surprised that at the end of the 2 weeks of wearing her glasses that she needed to continue wearing them or she would get a headache. Her headache was without any doubt due to her astigmatisms.

Carrie 23 Jul 2016, 09:43

I was going to write this last night after my previous post but I was so tired and a little bit drunk I was virtually falling asleep!

Danielle, Vicky and Gemma met me at work just as I was about to finish my shift. Like before they were wearing their prescription sunglasses when they came in, all looking cool and sexy. A male colleague said I should encourage my hot friends to come to the shop more often! Gemma and Vicky changed to their regular glasses while Danielle just took her prescription sunglasses off. My colleague and friend, the one with the prism prescription, seemed very pleased to see Danielle saying "She's so cool". I don't know if Danielle heard her but she gave her a smile. Danielle headed over to the wine section and picked up a bottle to look at the label. I saw her look very hard at it for a moment before muttering something quietly. She put the bottle down and got her glasses out of her bag. "Just can't read a bloody thing without them!" she said pointing to the glasses that were now on her face. Sort of mildly annoyed and sort of laughing about her eyesight. She kept her glasses on as she selected a few more bottles and brought them up to the checkout. I had finished my shift by then and we said bye to my colleague before heading off to my flat with all of us wearing our prescription sunglasses looking like an all female version of the cast of Reservoir Dogs

We sat in my little garden chatting and drinking. Gemma made some lovely food. Sunglasses stayed on until the sun went down and we went inside to continue chatting and drinking (we didn't want to disturb the neighbours, especially my parents). Regular glasses back on(apart from Danielle again) we continued until the early hours of this morning when we couldn't stay awake any longer.

This morning we were feeling a bit delicate and Danielle was wearing her regular glasses and just an over sized t-shirt when she came in to the bedroom where Gemma and I were still in bed.(very nice to see first thing in the morning) She plonked herself on a chair and said quietly "Good morning. I knew you weren't shagging because it was too quiet!" Cheeky but true. After we had all showered and dressed we had coffee and breakfast and Danielle was wearing her glasses again. Gemma asked her why she was wearing her reading glasses. Danielle replied "I hate to admit it but it does feel more comfortable to wear my glasses when I'm tired or have a hangover." Gemma said/asked "You wear prescription sunglasses when you aren't tired or hungover, do you think you might need to start wearing your glasses all the time?" Danielle said she could do but doesn't feel the need to just yet. She wears prescription sunglasses because they are the only sunglasses she has.

She took her glasses off a bit later after the effects of the night before had worn off and her and Vicky headed home.

Carrie 22 Jul 2016, 17:24

Soundmanpt - you think her glasses are monovision? I hadn't thought of that. But why would she need prisms if she was using one eye for distance and the other for close up? As far as I am aware she uses both eyes for distances and close up.

She's still OK about wearing glasses but I think she was a little bit down at first about her prescription increasing again. She's said she can still see without her glasses on but it's a bit blurry which makes the double vision seem worse because she isn't focusing on something. I tried her glasses on and it was what I imagine taking an illegal drug must be like! I felt quite dizzy.

Her sister is actually long/far sighted with astigmatism and no prisms.I remember her saying, when she got her first glasses, she thought she was only going to need them for reading and was rather surprised when the optician advised her to wear them all the time for a couple of weeks to get used to them. She was even more surprised that she found she needed to continue to wear them full time after getting used to them. She would get a slight headache if she didn't. I don't know what her exact prescription is or what her new glasses look like as I haven't seen her for ages. All I know is that she also got a stronger prescription.

Soundmanpt 21 Jul 2016, 07:37


I'm sure your probably right that her doctor fitted her with glasses that were weaker than she really needed for her first glasses so it would be easier for her eyes to adjust to them. And of course her eyes have also probably gotten a bit worse as well along the way. You work with her, has she ever complained to you about having to wear glasses? From what I recall in your past comments about her she seemed to embrace the idea of wearing glasses without any problem as soon as she got them. But I don't think she expected that her eyesight would become so bad that she wouldn't be able to see without glasses anymore.

Funny thing when you posted about her handing you her glasses to hold while she was switching to her sunglasses what you think her current prescription is now, that the only thing she didn't have in her glasses was a bifocal add. But it occurred to be that actually because she is minus in one eye and plus is the other in effect she is wearing mono vision which is what many wear instead of bifocals.

Am I right about her sitter getting glasses about a year after her? I don't think her sister's eyes are anywhere near as messed up as her sister's eyes are as I recall I think you said she was only nearsighted. Hopefully she doesn't have prisms in her glasses.

Carrie 20 Jul 2016, 23:02

Soundmanpt - Maybe her optician has gradually increased her prescription to help her get used to it. She probably wouldn't have been able to handle this prescription as her first. Quite a complicated prescription. It seems that the only thing missing is bifocals as she already has plus, minus and astigmatism!😀

Soundmanpt 19 Jul 2016, 17:40


Actually she hasn't been wearing glasses all that long for her eyes to be so messed up. I'm sure when she got her first glasses as weak as they were that she wouldn't ever get so bad that she couldn't see without her glasses anymore. Now you and I both knew that because she had prism correction in her glasses that she was destined to be wearing glasses full time to keep from seeing double. But her glasses are much stronger than I would have guessed they would ever become. Suggesting thinner lenses should help make her glasses look better. But as I recall her wearing glasses hasn't done anything to make her any less attractive to the guys where you work.

Carrie 18 Jul 2016, 16:39

Soundmanpt - My friend from work says that her eyes seem really bad without her glasses now. I happened to mention that both Gemma and me would get thinner lenses if our prescriptions went up. She said that the assistant at the opticians store asked if she wanted thinner lenses but she declined as she thought they were just trying to get more money out of her. She will definitely get thinner lenses next time, especially if her prescription goes up, and is thankful that the lenses don't stick out any more than they do in her current glasses.

Soundmanpt 16 Jul 2016, 16:54


Am I right that the girl from work you're referring to is the one that when she first started working with you didn't even wear glasses? You said she was really quite attractive and all the guys around work were hot for her. Then she got her first glasses which were pretty weak but she did have prisms in her glasses right from the start am I right? Not too long after that her sister got glasses and even came by work to show her sister her new glasses? If you're even close to right about her prescription her eyesight is really a mess now. I can't even imagine how things must to her when she had her glasses off. You did mention several times about her getting increases and new glasses. That thickness you saw was most likely the prisms that you were noticing. If you had taken your glasses off and put her glasses on i'm sure her glasses would have felt extremely weird to you with one lens being a plus and the other one a minus lens and then she has quite a bit of astigmatisms as well. Whenever she gets new glasses i'm sure she has to wait a while to even get them because of the complex lenses she needs.

Thanks for the update on Danielle and Vicky. Danielle is an interesting young lady. She's trying so hard to only wear her glasses when she absolutely needs them because she doesn't want her eyes to become dependent on them. In other words she doesn't want to wear her glasses full time. However she doesn't seem to mind wearing her prescription sunglasses quite often. Now we all know that prescription sunglasses are much better quality than most off the rack non prescription sunglasses, but if she is really so worried about becoming dependent on needing her glasses full time she is going about it the wrong way. For just hanging out when she isn't reading anything she could be wearing non prescription sunglasses. But you're not about to tell her that because you really want her to wear her glasses full time anyway. So just look at it this way, the more you see her wearing her sunglasses the closer she is getting to full time wear.

 16 Jul 2016, 14:48

Thanks Carrie/Soundtwit.

Carrie 16 Jul 2016, 12:03

Earlier this week, after work, I was with my friend from work - the one with the prism prescription - and she wanted to change from her regular glasses to her prescription sunglasses. She only had the case her sunglasses came in with her so had to take them out before she could put her regular glasses away. She took her regular glasses off and handed them to me to hold as she put her sunglasses on. I took the opportunity to have a quick look at her glasses. There was the expected slight minification in the minus lens at the slight magnification of the plus lens as well as the stretching/distorting effect of the astigmatism prescription. What was noticeable was the thickness of the lenses - one lens was sticking out the back of the top of the frame and the other was sticking out the back of the bottom of the frame. I presume this is caused by the prism. I remember her saying when she got these glasses that all the numbers in her prescription had gone up by 0.5 and if that included the prism her prescription would now be (based on her previous prescription that I had copied and posted on Eyescene back in December 2014) R Sph -1.00 Cyl -1.50 Axis 95.0. L Sph +1.50 Cyl -1.75 Axis 83. Below that it says RPrism V-Dist 2.50 Down. LPrism V-Dist 2.50 Up.

She put her sunglasses on and I gave her regular glasses back for her to put away in the case.

As I am on the subject of friends, just thought I would mention that my friend Danielle still only wears her glasses for reading and close up but does wear her prescription sunglasses quite a lot now we are finally getting some sunny weather here in the uk. She looks very cool and sexy wearing them and knowing they are prescription gives me an extra little thrill. Her girlfriend is still wearing the low plus with low astigmatism prescription glasses full time. She has also been wearing prescription sunglasses a lot. While she is very attractive she doesn't have the same effortlessly cool and sexy 'aura' that Danielle seems to have.

My own sexpot, Gemma, looks irresistible in her prescription sunglasses and I really struggle to control my urges when she puts on her bikini to sunbathe in the garden! Yes, I know I go to bed with her every night but seeing her like that in the garden is a rare summer treat. We've been together for over 5 years but never had sex outside. Anyway, enough about that or I'll get moaned at for going off topic!

murky 14 Jul 2016, 21:37


Standing at the end of the queue are

Grandmother, attractive 55/60 yo grey hair snappy coiffure, And on the nose, gorgeous large translucent almost circular blue glasses, skirting the eyebrows, and a fluid lower curve, neatly matching her chin line. Blue arms with gold tinges, expensive, well fitted, no pads. About +2 progressive lenses.

BUT best of all beside her, 6 yo twins, sporting identical beautiful specs, low plus(between 1 & 2)

"What a spectacle,lovely glasses," I coo, moving to the end of the queue, well done you three. Oh Thank you, gran calls.

Says to the twins. " that man likes your glasses"

They busy themselves with small talk, as I admire the scene.

Clearly gran had organised the frame fashion, to match her own. Brilliant.

Soundmanpt 12 Jul 2016, 08:26

I don't often post on this page but I had an interesting sighting on Saturday evening of all places, church. Because I have a bad knee I always get their way too early because I want the closest parking spot. Like many others I am creature of habit so I always sit in the 2nd to last row in the far back corner. As usual there wasn't anyone anywhere close to me. But just a few minutes after I got seated a mother and her 2 teen daughters came and sat 2 rows in front of me. I go every week and this was the first time I ever saw them in church. Mom was quite attractive and she was wearing a pair of nice looking glasses that suited her very well. I could see that her glasses was to correct her nearsightedness. But her lenses looked thin and I don't think they were very strong. The girls just sat there very quietly as mom started to read the church bulletin. She suddenly stopped and she took off her glasses. She held them noticing a spot or smudge or something. As she was holding them she was starting to look in her bag for something to clean them with. Then the older of the 2 daughters suddenly reached over and took her mom's glasses away from her. It was clear that she must either have glasses herself or she has cleaned mom's glasses before. She knew too hold the glasses by the bridge was the best way to clean glasses. She proceeded to pull out a cloth I think just a hanky and started cleaning them. Every few seconds she held them up to check if they were perfectly clean. Judging by how wiping she was doing I have a feeling mom's glasses had more than one smudge on them. Mom sat patently waiting for her to finish cleaning her glasses. When she was finished a nice surprise she put the glasses on as if she was going to wear them. Mom gave her that mom look of disapproval but she only smiled at her and kept the glasses on. Mom never said anything and only watched her daughter as she testing her eyes by looking off in the distance and then pulling the glasses down her nose slightly. The other daughter was just quietly giggling at her sister. She finally took off the glasses and handed them to her mom. I heard the daughter say tell her mom how much she likes her glasses. Her mom replied telling her that "it looks like were going to have to see about getting you some glasses", The daughter just smiled back at her. I am hoping they are maybe new to my church and I will see them in the future to seeif the daughter in fact does get glasses or not. The problem is our church is very large and they have the one mass on Saturday evening but they have 6 masses on Sunday including an evening mass. It's possible they usually go on Sunday normally. This was nice for me because mostly older people attend that mass. Never very many young people in there.

aviator -oo- 10 Jul 2016, 13:43

My same friend with a RX of -4.5 is still staying with me. Today we went for a walk, and then mid-way I reminded her that we should talk to someone who we were expecting to see en-route. Only then did she say "I haven't got my eyes in" and asked if I would help her to identify the person when I first spotted him. I think that's quite adventurous but she seems quite happy to be in blur, and I have never noticed her squinting.

ric 10 Jul 2016, 00:25

Lentifan: at the moment, i can function with my current glasses, just slowing down a little bit or with old glasses if im doing long close works. Doctor told me about progresives, but optician says i should have to get bigger frames.

cubicle 06 Jul 2016, 08:55

Interesting sighting in the subway, a young woman chatting on her phone, and wearing glasses.

The lenses were fairly large and thick heavy plus, around +8, in a frame not designed for heavy lenses. So the poor girl's glasses were sliding way down her nose every 5 seconds. Had she missed a pushover or someone bumped into her, they would have fallen over.

Tom 06 Jul 2016, 05:34

To Swapn: interesting story.

Reminds me of an aunt whose glasses also used to slip down her nose, especially when it was hotter or she was cooking for example. We're talking 25 years ago, when lenses were thicker and heavier than today. She was very good looking but had those large round brownish plastic frames, and a chain attached to the earpieces to "break" the fall of her glasses when they totally slipped off, or when she let them dangle off her neck. She must have been around 40y bold back then. I once asked whether it wasn't annoying that her glasses always slipped, and she had to push them back so often, but she said no, she was so used to it. I always felt attracted to her because of her thicker glasses.

Tom 06 Jul 2016, 03:19

Had to catch a very early flight yesterday morning, and many young families with kids waiting for boarding at the gate areas. Among them several beautiful young moms in glasses, more than on average, probably because of the early hour, having to rush to get the kids ready and thus easier to put on glasses than contacts, also with a flight ahead an the dry air on airplanes.

I picked a seat nearby a very attractive blonde, in short pencil skirt, high heeled sandals, and wearing thin ocean blue plastic frames showing noticeable power rings. I'd say she must have been around -5 or a bit stronger. Probably a regular contacts wearer as she was also gently squinting with her specs on when focusing on distant objects or people. She took off her glasses every few minutes, fiddled with them, rubbed her eyes, put them on again, then off to clean the lenses, back on, adjusting them, off and leaving them on her knees for a while, then squinting real hard to see where her kids were but quickly resolving to use her glasses again as she was obviously unsatisfied with what she could (not) see bare-eyed. Quite a show early in the morning!

swapn 05 Jul 2016, 19:22

I n India it's quite bit difficult to be with glasses wearing girl. But I have an aunt. She is now in her 30s and married. Last night there was a function at her home so she invited me to help her. I went there and we did all, decorated her house. She wear glasses which maybe of -6.00 proscription, she needed them but she never wear thwm full time as I know. But now she was wearing them. During whole doing her glasses kept constantly sliding down on her nose. And she kept pushing them up. Finally we done. She said I would like to show you my new saree which I will wear tonight. We sat together and she showed, e her new saree. I kept looking at her thick glasses. I asked her aunty why do you wear glasses you never wear it before? She said I needed them so long but I didn't wear. So now prescription has been increased so I need it every time. I asked her to show me them, she removed them slowly and gave me. They were pretty thick. And my aunt was squinting. I asked aunty can you see she said not so much. I gave them back and she felt relaxed. ?

maxim 05 Jul 2016, 05:47

I'm sorry, I was too tired and produced an error:

Some very old people claim, that they would not need glasses -


... they typically have one eye around zero or with a weak myopia, and the other eye hyperop at 2.50 or 3.00 - during their lifetime. So the hyperop eye is the 'reading eye' then.


... they typically have one eye nearsighted (myopic) around -2.50 or -3.00, and the other eye at zero or slightly hyperop at max. +1.00 - during their lifetime.

So the nearsighted eye is their 'reading eye' then.

gwgs 05 Jul 2016, 03:13

I actually bought a pair of glasses on ebay that had this sort of prescription - I bought them as I/ my other half liked the frame, and was surprised to see this prescription when we received them but never got round to reglazing them, and so they still have a plus lens in one side, with a little lens thickness protuding out of the middle of the frame, and a minus lens in the other with the lens thickness coming out of the other side!!

Anyone who's interested in buying these I'll let them go for next to nothing as I had completely forgot about until now, and could be an interesting collectors piece

Puffin 05 Jul 2016, 01:31

I've only ever seen a couple of people like this. The first time I had to look twice to be sure of what I'd just seen.

I've seen more myodisks than this.

Maxim 04 Jul 2016, 15:45

This phenomenon is called 'anisometropia' - one eye is nearsighted, the other one is farsighted.

Also with relatively weak prescriptions, it is difficult to have a good vision sufficient for everydays requirements. So these people have it often from childhood on, and they are mostly fulltime wearers.

This comes often together with other inequalities, e.g. different size of the eye.

Very often, they had one eye patched as children. And, they are the lucky ones, as their parents or teachers discovered these shortcomings. The less fortunate ones developed a 'lazy eye' (the strong eye not patched), and one day at the age of ten or twelve it was too late for the development of the weaker eye (amblyopia then).

Most of us have a low anisometropia, that is an existing difference between the two eyes (e.g. R -2.00 / L -2.50 etc.). But anisometropia around zero (one plus, one minus) are interesting cases.

Some very old people claim, that they would not need glasses - they typically have one eye around zero or with a weak myopia, and the other eye hyperop at 2.50 or 3.00 - during their lifetime. So the hyperop eye is the 'reading eye' then.

Carrie 04 Jul 2016, 15:06

Interesting sighting at the weekend. A girl in her mid to late teens wearing large plastic frames in dark purple. One lens was around +2 and the other was either no prescription or very very weak minus. I'm pretty sure she was a full time wearer as she was wearing them the whole time I saw her - only a few minutes but she wasn't reading anything.

gwgs 04 Jul 2016, 06:16

Just had an amazing couple of sightings that have left kind of weak at the knees.

Hot young brunette, probably about 5ft 2in, mid 20's slender frame with long hair. I walked past the bus stop and noticed her thick lenses in her Ray Ban Wayfarer's that were sticking out quite a bit from her frame - they are probably the most noticeable protuding lenses I have seen in a while, at were protuding by at least 3/4cm. I stood beside her looking at the bus stops hoping she may look at me and I could then maybe start up a conversation, but alas, she was very focused on the stops and times of the buses, and adjusted her glasses a little presumably to focus on the small print, pushing her glasses up against her eyes. She then walked off and sat down on the bench at the bus stop which was crammed full of people so chance of making subtle small talk. Damn.

Second sighting was only a few minutes later when I walked out of a shop having bought lunch and saw a stunning tall blonde, probably early 30s with her long hair held up in a pony tail, wearing a preppy outfit of white buttoned shirt slightly unbuttoned, with a blue sweater drapped over her shoulders, and skin tight jeans with boots. She wore stunning big round horn rimmed / light tortoise style print glasses with quite a few power rings going on in her frames. Maybe a -6/-7 and was looking helplessly at her phone, looking lost. I glanced at her momentarily from a few paces away as her utter beauty stopped me in my tracks as she gazed up and down from her phone into the distance, I was wondering if she was looking for directions to somewhere but the moment passed :( Carpe dieum has never been my motto unfortunately!

DS 03 Jul 2016, 18:38

Traveler-- Did you see the DNA test results?

Soundmanpt 03 Jul 2016, 08:31


Sounds like you had a nice encounter? Perfect timing with complementing her on her specs since she has only had them for 2 weeks. The fact that she has gotten lots of complements has to make her feel good about wearing glasses. Interesting that she was only wearing her first glasses for close work and apparently she must have gotten her eyes examined before getting new glasses, which is always a good idea, and her eyes must not have changed much if at all according to her. But there is no doubt that her bf wants her to wear her glasses all the time now. A good question you could have asked her is if her distance vision has cleared up or if things at a distance are still a little bit blurry? Most likely as you were talking to her, she was still adjusting to them for distance. But of course you only had a few seconds to chat with her before a customer came along. She didn't get a chance to answer you if her bf prefers seeing her in glasses? But I think you already knew the answer anyway.

Traveler 03 Jul 2016, 05:30

I have seen several articles in the press recently describing how scientists are sure that heredity is the primary factor in detrrmining how a child's eyes will develop. I would generally have agreed but yesterday saw a family who really brook that rule. Mom -3, Dad -5, three kids of about 12, 10 & 8 who wore +4, +5 and +8 respectively.

murky 02 Jul 2016, 23:38

Back at the airport

Lass, early 20s, running a sunglasses stall, Raybans mostly, bit mousy, brown curly hair flowing over her ears, BUY on the nose, beautiful cat eye ray bans, blue iridescent with gold and blue horizontal broad arms, nose pads, and half the lower frame in a gold band, just crfyibg out look at me look at me, Im am in glasses

Possibly +1 tp 1.5, so quite discretionary.

Oh I do like those specs, they look new too.

How did you know, they are 2 weeks old.

Do you like wearing them?

Yes I have had a lot of compliments

Your first pair?

Second, but the last pair were cheap & for close work only,

.Oh so have your eyes got worse?

Not really, but my boyfriend wanted me to get some fashion glasses.

Did he pick them out for you then?

We both liked these, and he paid half

Does he like you better in glasses then?

I am really getting aroused, wanting to snatch them off her pretty nose,

what an encounter

and she half turns away to focus on another customer, with those lovely DKNY frames...

Ahh airports..

Crystal Veil 29 Jun 2016, 14:51

aviator- oo,

it even happens in high places. I remember a member of the Executive Board at the university. He always wore strong glasses, perhaps minus nine. One day he appeared in glasses with a very weak prescription, -1.50 or so. As it happened, we had a talk about some business problems and at the end I complimented him about his new glasses, saying that they looked quite different than all his previous glasses. He smiled (a bit shy) and then told me that he really needed progressive glasses but was unhappy with the idea. He then explained that he got contact lenses at his Rx for close work and that the glasses were just for the finishing touch in the long distance. "I'm experimenting a bit, you know". The experiment did not last long.

rafa 29 Jun 2016, 14:28


Yes, those of us who are nearsighted and have presbyopia find ways of playing around with our glasses and contact lenses. It's actually fun.

When I wear contact lenses I have to either a) wear reading glasses for near distance or b) use less power in one of the lenses. I actually do that quite often. I wear one lense with weaker power. I sometimes even wear only one lense!

Now I have progressive lenses on the glasses I use the most, and have another pair with bifocals (which I prefer, but I don't dare wear them in public). But there was a time when I used reading glasses over my regular glasses when I was working on my laptop!

lentifan 29 Jun 2016, 11:43


Why not wear multifocal glasses for your full Rx rather than contacts plus multifocals? It would be better for your eyes. Just curious.

ric 29 Jun 2016, 06:05

Aviator: it happened to me also. 2 years ago i started needing less power for small prints, so tried different multifocal cls. Finally, wearing my multifocal, feel comfortable for close wrks, cell phone, etc, but loosing distance sharp, so finally i ordered a pair of -2 glasses for wearing over my cls for driving, etc...better than getting readers, cause most of the day i work with close vision.

ric 29 Jun 2016, 06:05

Aviator: it happened to me also. 2 years ago i started needing less power for small prints, so tried different multifocal cls. Finally, wearing my multifocal, feel comfortable for close wrks, cell phone, etc, but loosing distance sharp, so finally i ordered a pair of -2 glasses for wearing over my cls for driving, etc...better than getting readers, cause most of the day i work with close vision.

aviator -oo- 28 Jun 2016, 15:41

I have a friend, female, about 50. I know her distance prescription to be -4.50 in both eyes. She usually wears contact lenses but, on visiting the bathroom, I noticed that she has contact lenses with both -4.5 and -3.5 power in her wash bag. She also has three pairs of glasses. The first I know to be -4.50 L+R. The second are 'readers' (approx +1.00) which she wears 'over' her contact lenses. The third pair have moderate minus lenses, which I have noticed her wearing to read close-up when she doesn't have her lenses in. I assume these to be -3.50. The one thing she is missing is some frames with a -1.00 RX to enable her to see well long distance when she has her -3.5 lenses in.

I have often come across people with a range of different glasses, but never before a choice of different powered contact lenses. Is it common for myopes who also have presbyopia to have such a combination of visual aids?

jack 26 Jun 2016, 00:07


murky 25 Jun 2016, 23:31

Wandering about the mall this afternoon, I developed a useful introductory knack.

Stand a little away from the escalator, and when a suitable ( and they have to be remarkable) GWG mounts the stair, stand behind her, and just nudge forward, as if to pass, and I get a full on look,from a foot away,so easy to say

Great Glasses!

And there is all the passage to the top to discuss further.

No 1

slender 6foot 2 lass, mid 20s wearing sporting gear, basketball, huge head of fluffy ginger hair framing a really large pair of thick tortoiseshell squarish frames, occupy half her face, clearly deliberately chosen to scream

"look at me Im wearing glasses."!! Looks about -3or4 or so

So .."Great glasses" I offer

Oh Gee thanks...

Great to see someone happily wearing specs..

A break...whats coming I wonder then

"Do you really think so? I usually wear contacts for sport".

But you look great in those, they fit your face so well.

Why have contacts, when you look so good in specs?

Ahh at the top.. Bye, and thanks..

Next, 20 ish, brown eyes, roundish face, slim figure, bit spotty,prominent roman nose, BUT on it are a gorgeous pair of Gucci lemon/lime thinnest frames, solid silver arms, with embossed filigree, stunning pattern, look well over $500, and no more than +1,David Henderson written there,probably discretionary glasses on a 20 yo, so I hop on the elevator, and gently nudge forward

Oh Excuse me, Im sorry

That's OK

Wow, lovely glasses, I like them, well done

Gee thanks.

That pattern on the arms is sublime, and they fit you so well.

Yes, the eye doc talked me into them, they are new last week

Your first pair then!

Yes, and you are the first person to notice, I like them too

Had to get my dad to help pay for them

unfortunately AT THE TOP Good bye, and thanks..

Two more tales, maybe later, if the crowd are interested.

What a way to pass a dull sunday afternoon!

gwgs 22 Jun 2016, 01:45

Interesting glasses reference at work - an ex client was looking to place some more business our way having worked with us a couple of years. She is in her early 20s, Greek and very charming and personable with seemingly expensive taste. When we worked on a project previously we had to stay overnight in a hotel and when I went into her hotel room for a chinwag I saw a packet of contact lenses with a remarkably strong prescription of +7.75. Wow I thought but could never think of broaching the subject, and I never saw her in glasses (probably not surprising given how strong her glasses would be). It was so nice to hear from her out of the blue a couple of weeks ago and we met up to go over work matters then went for a few drinks. We both have the same breed of dog so we agreed to go for walks with them sometime soon.

On a follow up call yesterday and today she has organised a couple of her colleagues to meet with me to look at a couple of potential deals and when I asked for their name she texted me saying "the one without glasses is ... and the one with glasses is..." I texted her back saying "nice detail reference" wanting to acknowledge this reference but not be overtly detailed on but was surprised that someone would point that out! I'm meeting them in 45 minutes so I'm intigued to see if these glasses are a standout piece.

Specs4ever 21 Jun 2016, 05:47

On Sunday MAin St in Vancouver was closed to cars between 12th and 30th street and there were vendors and performers set up along the curbs. People were milling about in abundance, and since there is a fairly high Asian population there were a number of fairly attractive young ladies who's racial backgrounds were very diverse. I enjoyed myself immensely with the wide range of viewing. There was a wide variety of the learger frame sizes and styles that are popular today and there were some reasonably strong prescriptions for my viewing pleasures. A pretty young lady wearing attractive looking frames is still pretty, but a pretty lady wearing the wrong pair of glasses can have her looks spoiled by her unfortunate choice. Sometimes it makes me wonder what the optician was thinking. I really did wish that I had been able to wander about on my own, as I was only able to comment on the frame choice of one very pretty young lady wearing an oversized pair of 50's style gold cat eye glasses. They looked great on her and she told me that she had gotten them from our old friend Clearly Contacts.

Soundmanpt 20 Jun 2016, 15:13


I have been looking since Friday to see how your dinner went with your ex-bf and his gf. Sounds like you all enjoyed each others company. You did the perfect thin by complementing his gf on her new glasses. She is no different than any other young lady in that she loves getting complements on her looks which includes how she looks wearing new glasses. And of course in doing that she was almost certain to comment about her prescription changing. Both you and I suspected that was most likely the reason she got new glasses. When she says her prescription went up by one point she must mean it went up a full diopter which like you probably know is like going from say -1.00 to -2.00. That's not a terrible increase for a year, but it is substantial considering she should be nearing the age where her eyes really shouldn't be changing very much. It doesn't seem that it was that long ago when you first met her and she wasn't even wearing glasses at all. But one would suspect that she was probably already needing glasses then, but she may have been holding off. So did I do the math right that her new glasses are her 3rd pair of glasses? You would have think that her first glasses were most likely in the -1.00 range which is about when most get their first glasses. Once her eyes got more relaxed by wearing her first glasses it would make sense that when she broke her first glasses she would need an increase. Hearing both her and Gemma talking about how blurry everything is for them now when they take their glasses off had to be a bit of a turn on for you. Was she surprised that you are still much more able to see things in the distance pretty well without your glasses? But at the same time she should still be able to read small print without her glasses better than you can. Do you know what type of work she does? I mean does she do a lot of close things such as being at a computer all day? Things like that could be taking a toll on her eyesight. Anyway i'm sure you enjoyed yourself more ways than one that evening.

Carrie 20 Jun 2016, 12:00

It was lovely having my nice ex boyfriend and his beautiful girlfriend over for dinner. As I thought, her prescription has gone up. I did manage to ask her about her glasses without sounding unusually interested. I complimented her on her new glasses and she thanked me and said her prescription had gone up again. She had noticed that she wasn't seeing so sharply so booked an eye test. Her prescription has gone up by one point, as she put it. So I subtly asked what her prescription was and she replied she is -4 in her worse eye and -3. something in the other eye. She said it's a bit annoying that the prescription has gone up every year but it does give her a reason to get some new frames. Gemma agreed with her and said her own previous prescription was about the same but is a bit higher than that now and thinks it might go up again at her next eye test. Our friend asked if Gemma found everything rather blurry when she took her glasses off even with the previous prescription. Gemma said yes, like looking through a camera that's focused on something near to it rather than further away. Our friend said "Yes! Just like that!" Our friend asked me what it was like for me without my glasses. I said it's like someone's tried to focus the camera on a distant object but hasn't quite got it. I went on to say that my distance vision wasn't as bad as hers or Gemma's but still annoying - I could get around for a bit if they suddenly broke or got knocked off - and then increasingly difficult to focus the nearer the object is. Our friend also said that she doesn't like the way the lenses stick out the back of the frame and next time she'll ask for the thinner lenses. Gemma said "Me too!". At this point my ex said, jokingly, "3 beautiful women and all blind as a bat!" Pretending (very poorly) to be offended I said "So you're saying we're all old bats?" He just replied sarcastically "Yeah." and then we all laughed and the conversation moved on.

So I estimate that my ex's girlfriend's prescription has gone by around -2.00 since her first ones, which she got a couple of years ago. I remember seeing her in her second pair that she got about a year after her first ones. She had broken her first ones and got her eyes tested before ordering new glasses just in case her prescription had changed. She got a stronger prescription then, so that was probably the previous one to this.

murky 18 Jun 2016, 18:23

Saturday,, what aday for the O-O

Around the galleries, first one, an avant garde modern art store, and wow there she is, about 30, 6 foot tall, crew cut ( bats for the other team, methinks) and on the face, oh, a huge pair of translucent slightly yellowish white frames, with side arms to match,perfectly fitting behind the ears,

Look at me. I'm wearing glasses, they say

I wait till she leaves the counter, walks up to asking to help me

"wonderful glasses, " I venture

Glad you like them, they were my mothers..

Why did she not like them"

She did not like the yellow tint, it came when the lenses were installed, so she gave them to me. ( may have heated them, I wonder)

Oh do you have the same prescription as your mother"

Don't know, but I see through them fine

I glance through the periphery of the left lens, less than +1, maybe o.5 ( about where I started).

"Well done they look lovely on you, and I move on, again Heart rate 130.

Next gallery, avant garde bric a brac, modernist paintings, a 20-25 you, beautiful figure and classic roman symmetrical face, with, on the nose, another pair of transparent frames, orthodox, roundish, but classical,about -1- 1.5

LOvely glasses, I say

Thanks I am getting used to them, did not like them at first, but now, my boyfriend likes them too.

First pair?

No second, had glasses for 2 years.

A full time wearer then?

Yes mostly with this pair, I am happier with them on, take them off at home.

To the markets again, great spots, as so many folk passing, and easy to engage,

First, middle aged 40 ish, with vivid green acetate medium sized frames,and a matching blouse. quite rare

So just stand close, gently brush against from the side, which draws a look, and an I'm sorry, then,

"They are beautiful glasses, and I like the matching blouse"

Oh Thanks

Did you get the glasses to match the blouse, or vics versa?

Saw the glasses in the shop, and realised I had the blouse at home ,

Well , you are a feature of fashion here.

Glad you like it.

I see Coming up the aisle,and I go into heart failure, dizzy spell coming on TWO late adolescents, one about -3, stunning deep blue plastic frames, nose pads, glasses projected off the face, large lenses, slipping down the nose a bit, looking over the top ( just) and the other, bold black acetate, silver sheen arms, Gucci on the side arm shining in the sunlight, about +4, owlish green eyes behind.Perfect pair, so beautiful

Have to be quick here, pick myself up, fix them with a fascinating stare,

Wow girls, great frames!

Get a one second glance from Myopey, Gee thanks,

So I double back, follow them, taking in the opscene.

Then to the football,not such a great range, as all sitting down and mostly men, then

Up the aisle she comes, carrying four Beers on a tray, BMI less than 19, blond bossy hairdo, radiant smile, and on the face, delicious smallish glistening black half framed Dior written so large I can read it 3 rows away, made the day, just looking at her, imaging her in bed ( about _2). Esp as delivers beer to the boys.

Home via supermarket, not much about, then, at the self serve checkout, some unbranded, fine framed black/gold plastic frames, golden arms, a perfect fit for a triangular

Face, so quickly get my milk, come alondside, gently brush her arm on the congested path to the next checkout station, she fixes me, a perfect full on close view, sorry I say,then

"what beautiful glasses you have there, perfect fit for your face

Thank you she replies with a ? Spanish lilt

I liked that they don't carry an advertising logo, nice and simple, not advertising

I got them in Italy.

We finish checking at the same time, walk together to the mall exit.

" Like glasses", I venture

Never thought about it, just need them

I think you look really good in them

You think so?

Yes those frames are just right for your face shape, I was an optometrist, and we use to strive for that, aiming to make people want glasses as a fashion item,. not just a help to vision.

That must have been a good job, but glasses are so expensive.

You can halve the price by using the internet, carefully.

And we part at the car park.. Arriverderci..I call.

Head home, heart still racing, brain dizzy from hyperventilation.

Soundmanpt 17 Jun 2016, 12:45


In regards to the young lady that came into your store wearing glasses that you were doing your best to try a determine about what prescription might be. First of all you have gotten very good at being sneaky as well as good about making a pretty good guess about other peoples glasses. So I was trying to think of a way you might have been able to have a conversation about glasses with her. There is nothing wrong with simply commenting to her, "I really like your glasses" Followed by a "Are they new"? and then "May I ask where you got them from"? Coming from another glasses wearer that wouldn't seem out of line at all. She would appreciate the complement i'm sure. After all you know much you like it when someone tells you they like your glasses. You know the very worst you would get is a thank you from her.

Soundmanpt 17 Jun 2016, 11:16


I was wondering if you still were staying in touch with your ex-bf and his gf? It's really nice that after breaking up with him that you can still be friends and I think you both still care about each other just in a different way now. He was your bf when you first started wearing glasses and i'm certain that his support of you wearing glasses had to mean a lot to you back then. If he had not liked seeing you wearing glasses i'm sure that would have hurt you badly. So you have to know that when his new gf got glasses and started wearing them he was probably very supportive of her as well. If she got new glasses she almost certainly got her eyes tested and probably needed an increase which as you well know is usually what happens. If I recall the glasses you first saw her wearing were her first glasses and she went to full time not long after getting them. So she was probably in need of glasses even before she got them. This can sometimes result in her being slightly under prescribed and of course her eyes are probably still changing bit as well. Your not Carrie I know if you don't ask her about her new glasses if she doesn't say anything about them on her own. I'm sure if you ask her if her glasses are new she will not only tell you probably provide you more details as well. Of course swapping glasses with will do neither you or her any good since she is nearsighted. Gemma's glasses are going to be too strong for her and hers will be too weak for Gemma. Sadly I doubt that she will know what her prescription is so you may have to guess. I know you said when you first met her that she was really very attractive before she got her glasses and knowing how your attracted to young ladies wearing glasses she has to be even more attractive to you now since she's wearing glasses. I look forward to a report tomorrow. Enjoy dinner. (which I know you will)

Carrie 17 Jun 2016, 09:46

Just got back from work and I have got a little bit of time before I need to start preparing for dinner tonight so Gemma doesn't have so much to do. My last boyfriend (the nice ex boyfriend) and his girlfriend are coming over for dinner. We haven't seen them for a while so we invited them over. I know she has got newish glasses as she posted a photo on Facebook not long ago of herself wearing them. I can't tell from the photo if her prescription has changed as she is directly facing the camera and not close enough to it to see any cut- in. I sometimes forget he used to be my boyfriend as him and his girlfriend are so nice individually and as a couple they are just like some of our other straight couple friends. Anyway that's something I can look forward to seeing later.

About an hour before I finished work today a very pretty brunette girl of about 18-20 came in to the shop. She wore brown or possibly tortoiseshell glasses that were sort of rectangular/square shape. As she had her hair up in a ponytail I could see through her lenses that they were a very weak plus with possibly some cyl. in them as well but difficult to tell for sure as it was only for a couple seconds from behind and about the same from the front before she moved on to another part of the shop. I was shelf stacking so I knew that would be the last I saw of her. If I'd been on the checkout I might have had a better look. Never mind, my own girl-with-glasses is much better looking anyway😍.

 17 Jun 2016, 03:39

Misusing the word you're, makes one sound stupid.

Soundmanpt 16 Jun 2016, 17:40


I'm glad you are using my line and finding that it really works to put a young lady at ease. The only problem is if your quite young saying that your retired might not work so well. Then you may be better off by saying that you used to work as an optician. I am 67 years old so easy to believe I would be retired by now. Just a suggestion here, I don't think I would say "they must be fun to wear" you may recall in one of your earlier encounters when you said that to the young nurse she seemed to get offended at that comment. In your description of her glasses you said they appeared to be a low minus, so it's very possible she hasn't been wearing glasses very long and she might even still be getting used to wearing them and to her they may not be so much fun to wear. Needless to say she didn't seem to like your comment. Probably better to stay with nice glasses, are they new or those glasses look perfect on you. By the way have you considered sending me a dollar for each time you use the line I provided to you? haha!

murky 16 Jun 2016, 17:00

Buying beer in the liquor store, on the way home from work, there she was, about 30, beautiful figure, and on the nose, wow, translucent black acetate cateyes, with oversize sweeping upper borders,to just above the eyebrows, never seen anything like it,"D squared" branded on the arms, hard to get an encounter going, as she is moving fast along the shelves, then, with full basket, she joins the checkout line, here we go,so I stand right beside her, with my beer, she is about +4, and the fit is exquisite, tight behind the ears, hard to see through the lenses

Those are beautiful glasses you have

Yes I like them, the optometrist talked me into them they are a bit retro.

Yes, that is what makes them so special, must be fun to wear

I have had glasses since I was 19, hardly notice them now.

I am a retired optometrist ( what a line that is), you must have been pleased to get your first pair, being farsighted.

Yes, I struggled reading for a few years, then I looked through my mothers reading glasses, what a difference I thought,,and next week I had my own pair, never looked back.

Then she was at the desk, game over...pity,I was really aroused, wanted to catch her on the other side,and ask to see the brand, but she got into a car.

Sigh, my pulse about 120..thinking about her bedside drawer..

gwgs 15 Jun 2016, 01:21

Interesting encounters Murky - very brazen of you to approach so many women and comment on their glasses. Bravo!

Your comment of almost being able to smell the oversized tortoise frames had me laughing. What a line

Murky 15 Jun 2016, 00:12

Visited a friend in hospital yesterday, what a place for an o-o. Nurses all having to spend hours reading complex formulae, like to wear prescribed low plus, and get eye protection simultaneously, and al the female docs seem bespectacled

First, a visitor, in the lift, a captive, dumpy rather obese 25 yo, beautifully dressed on Beige cardigan and skirt, white blouse, and perfectly matching ray bans about _3. Slight cat eye classic r.b. Style. Rare, as most r/b styles are black.

Lovely glasses,I like the match with your outfit I open...

Oh thank you,

Do you have a pair for each outfit? I counter

Yes three pairs.

Well done.....and a stranger enters the lift

Goodbye, I call, as she exits the lift.

Corridor, on the way to ward, passing a nurse, low minus, probably a half,no astigmatism,discretionary glasses,esp. Indoors

half rimmed black, clear nose pads,keeping them well off her nose lenses projected into space. black arms,with the unmistakeable Versace logo

THats a lovely pair of glasses nurse,I like them, are they fun to wear?

Walks past with total ignore, as if I am trying to pick her up!

at the nurses station enquiring as to the location of my friend and the ward clerk a 50 ish bookish woman in bifocals, red, cat eye extremes,with black liner round the lens, fcuk on the wings, expensive++methinks. Plus 1.5. Add 2 l &or I guess,probably constant, the confident way she wears them

I like your glasses I venture, as she directs me to the room.

Thank you,

They look lovely on you

Gee thanks, that the fist time anyone has noticed,thanks

Thought of saying " they are fcuk img good". But..ah well keep it short

The joys of hospitals,think I will apply for a job there,a dizzy day,every day

murky 12 Jun 2016, 19:21

A productive weekend, went to the local markets, brilliant sunshine, to aid the sightings.

First, the riverside, and a middle aged woman , with daughter, She wearing gorgeous purple Nicola Fanetti delicate rimmed with hyperbolic ( sine wave) arms, canted 30 degrees to the lens.

Oh! I say what beautiful glasses you have there

Thank you, I got them last week.

By whom are they made!

( as there was no logo on the frame, where the optical companies brazenly allow you advertise their wares, and pay dearly for the privilege)

Oh JOY she takes them off, hands them to me, and I squiz my eyes to read the brand on the inside of the frame.

About +1, with varifocal.

First pair? I venture

Yes, how did you guess?

I am a retired optometrist, I reply( courtesy of Soundman) and they look fairly low power.

Well fancy that, I see so much better now.

Yes, glasses are wonderful things, aren't they! I reply.

Hmm never thought about it...Good day to you

Next case

A 25yo lady selling home made jewellery, exquisite stuff, wearing Prada about -2-3 getting at lot of interest, so I stand away, previewing the passing O=O parade, after 5 mins, she is free, so I sidle over, and engage, then buy some cards she has on the side, pay, then

I really like your spex,

Thank you, I see well with them too.

They fit you face so nicely, must be fun to wear

Never thought about that, but they are 2 years old probably time for another pair

I cant imagine a better pair for you, were they expensive?

Just over $550,

Wow, that must knock a hole in the budget, why not just get new lenses, if the prescription has changed.

Can I do that? What will I do in the time between changes?

I am a retired optometrist ( thanks again Soundman for the line), either wear your previous pair, or go to one of the larger chains, where they will take the measurements and do it next day.

Oh thanks, that's helpful, I have to watch every cent, living off my craft.

Might call by again,Goodbye

Three stall along, 40you elegantly dressed, Italianate woman, selling upmarket sunglasses, in branded cases. She is wearing a knockout rimless, gold studded pair of +2s, blue plastic nose pads, and a faint blue tint in the lenses.

My mouth falls agape, on encountering her, catching my breath

" Oh what gorgeous specs you have"

Well.. thank you

And they suit you so well, matching you blouse, in the sea of black frames we must endure nowadays, you are breath of fashion sanity.

Nice of you to say so, Mr. Thank you.

Didn't need to optometrist bit there.

Finally, home via the supermarket, best spot, later in the day, where lovely yonug business types with spare cash for fashion glasses hang out, and there she is! Stunning large tortoiseshell full plastic frames, occupying half the face, screaming

" cant you see I love wearing Glasses!"

Looked about -3, maybe more

In the washing detergent section,she is uncapping bottles and smelling the washing liquid...What a target

Hmm, cant buy without the smell test eh

Yes, need the washing to smell nice

What amazing glasses you have, wow

Ah you like them? You are the first person to notice them I got them last week

Where from?

The high st optometrists shop, they were on special.

Then well done, they look so good on you, first pair

No, been wearing glasses since I was 7.

I was standing so close, could almost smell her spex, what a find, wondered how many other gorgeous pairs she had in the bedside locker?

Markets, supermarkets, not quite the class of airports, but fun nonetheless for an O-O

Soundmanpt 12 Jun 2016, 07:14


Because this is a clinic and it seems they have more than one optometrists will you be seen by Great again are just whoever is available at the time? Greta seems very competent as she not only refracted your eyes from +1.00 to +1.25 glasses as well as finding your need for prism correction. Almost certain that they will increase your prisms from 4 BI, but I am not sure if they will want to go up to 10BI this fast since you have only had your glasses for such a short time they may feel like your eyes aren't fully adjusted to them yet.

Caroline 11 Jun 2016, 23:21

Brian I have 4D. Each side. Base in

Caroline 11 Jun 2016, 23:16

Thanks all, I have all the advice I need. Rebooked for review at optom next Tuesday,quite happy to see me,they offer free review up to 3 months if not happy,and replacement lenses if appropriate. Wii come back then on the vision site

Trent 11 Jun 2016, 15:44

Three of us attended a trade show the other day. All of us wear glasses. I'm -8.0, my friend is -10.0 and her acquaintance about -9.0. I wonder if anyone took notice as together we made our way through the show.

June 10 Jun 2016, 13:48

Likelenses I thought we had a date. You said I was number one. Now you are with Cheryl again?

Soundmanpt 10 Jun 2016, 09:37


I had a feeling that Greta may not have taken the time to really explain to you that getting prisms is really a big difference than just getting a small increase in your glasses every so often. Prisms as your finding out has a much bigger effect on your eyes than just getting an additional +.25 added to your glasses every few years. For that reason Greta needed to really take a few extra minutes so you had some idea about what your eyes were about to go though. Apparently she didn't even mention that as your eyes adjusted more to your glasses you were soon going to be seeing everything with double vision when you take your glasses off. That is something you needed to know about before you got your glasses. I don't how or why she might think that your going to need 10 BO prisms at some point? I don't think there is anyway to predict how much you will end up with. But I don't think anyone will prescribe you with 10 BO right away. I'm pretty sure they will want to only increase that slightly as you need it. So I would hold off as long as possible but if you find that even with your glasses keeping things as one is getting too hard then of course you need to go for a checkup. I would think they will maybe increase you to 6 BO when you do go back. They are going to want to take things slowly.

I agree with "Likelenses" even though your glasses will likely be changing in the near future you still really do need to get a pair of glasses as a backup. This is something you never had to worry about before because if you ever would have lost or broke your glasses you were able to see nearly as well without your glasses as you could with them. But your a nurse and i'm sure there have been times when you were working with a patient and they flopped their arms and accidentally almost almost knocked your glasses off or hot your glasses. Now if something were to happen to your glasses while you were working your double vision would make it impossible for you to see to work. I would suggest an inexpensive pair on line that you can keep in your car so they would be handy to get if you ever needed them. You've wore glasses for a long time have you ever lost or had your glasses get broke or any other mishap with your glasses? I'm glad this forum is providing you information as well as a good place to talk. Your daughter is still young enough that none of this would make any sense to her anyway. Prisms is hard enough to explain to someone that has some knowledge of vision. It isn't like being nearsighted or farsighted and not nearly as common. Even all your nurse friends which i am sure probably many of them wear glasses would not be of any help to you, but they being in the medical field they might find what you have to say about prisms interesting. But i'm sure you would get more questions than answers from any of them.

You might be right about going over to the "Vision" thread.

Brian 10 Jun 2016, 07:56

Caroline, How many prisms are in your current glasses? Are they Base In or Out?

rafa 10 Jun 2016, 04:25


I love your stories and your sightings! Great sense of humour. Where do you live that you get to sight all those amazing gwg's? I wish my city was that fun...

Likelenses 09 Jun 2016, 23:47


I would strongly suggest that you get a back up pair of glasses with the prism.

If your glasses were to break,you would really be in trouble.

I had a friend that started on a small prism correction,and he said that he thought he could still function without glasses,but then said that after a few weeks,he woke up one day,and found that his vision was double,and he could no longer clear it unless he wore his glasses.He said that shortly after that event he began to have double vision even with glasses,at which point he returned to the optometrist,and was prescribed more prism.

Murky 09 Jun 2016, 17:27

Went to the supermarket, to buy for evening meal, and loitered in the fruit & veg section, where one can see all the new arrivals, and clear across the racks.

A 20s woman appeared, with gorgeous red flared round the temples spex, largish arms, about -2 to 3 . Watched her for a bit, she was one of those naturals, looked better in glasses, we used to try and find them when I was briefly working in Advertising, some years ago,as 1/3 of women wear glasses, then 1/3 of our ad actors should wear them, but they must not be a distraction from the product, and most ( all) models don't like modelling with glasses, so its rare to see one in an Ad.

Anyway, I walked up to her, and complimented her on the glasses, "Gee, thank you", she replied, and moved on.

Home via a bar and beer, and there, a 30s tall elegant woman, huge round black Tommy Hilfiger glasses, about -1, watched her for a bit,and an older bespectacled woman ( her mother) appeared, with green lucent acetate glasses,bifocals matching blouse, quite stunning,sat down THEN..both took off their glasses, and laid them on the table, mother was also also about -1, so both see better at close range bare eyed. I was going wild with joy at the next table. Waiting for one of them to return to the bar for a drink, then it happened, mother moved to the bar buy drinks. Looking over there I cooed, "lovely glasses, well done both of you". She picked hers up, put them on, " thanks" was all I got, and proceeded to ignore me.

Then, on the way to carpark, standing at the traffic lights, along came an 19-20 you, with gorgeous art noveau feathered brown half frames. nylon on the bottom, with wafer thin silver arms, rather oversize, stunning sighting, and low minus, less than one I estimate, probably mostly a fashion accessory..

Said I "I love those glasses".

Yours are pretty speccy too " she replied, the lights changed, off to the car.. what an encounter..Evening TV was rather dull after that

caroline 09 Jun 2016, 14:50

Soundman, here are my replies, with your questions, it would be nice if the forum allowed italics..

.. you didn't have any understanding exactly what you got added to your recent glasses when you got them.

That’s correct, I just went for my annual check ( free from my insurance),I usually buy my frames on the net, or quote the net price, and she matches it, and I get my new specs. I keep the prescription, so I can buy anything nice in the interim.

… didn't take the time to really explain what prisms actually are and how they effect your

No, you are correct, she just said, I think you will get some help from correction of your esophoria, to help your eye muscles. I had never noticed a problem with double vision, although I could drift my eyes apart, when reading, quite easily, then pull the images back together. I would get more troublesome when tired, late at night, but I thought that was normal with tiredness. I does not occur now, although I can still drift them apart ( probably because I have 8/20 corrected). That why I wondered about going for 20, if that was not leading to even more esophoria. She said, I will correct about half your esaphoria.

…….. It seems the first time you really noticed something different about your glasses was when you said you were driving and took them off.. I'm assuming you were maybe taking your glasses off to put on sunglasses?

I have photochromic tint, but it does not work behind the windscreen, so yes Soundman, I was going to put on my old sunglasses, and had no correction for about 15 seconds, till my eyes cam back together, with a little effort, as I had become used to having the prism. As S/M writes, all my lovely collection are obsolete now, over $6000 worth, but they can be reglazed, so will keep them, maybe start a museum, like crystal veil!

Something you probably often did with your previous glasses. But being able to see to drive without your glasses was something you never before had any problem with since your previous glasses were never stronger than +1.00. So your glasses then were more necessary for seeing up close than for seeing distances. When this happened I am thinking that your eyes were probably tired so by taking your glasses off they weren't able to auto focus as fast as they needed to.

Yes, exactly

That is why your vision was off and you were seeing double. When your eyes are more rested they still were able to auto focus pretty quickly but now the more your eye are adjusting to your glasses the harder it is for them to auto ficus anymore. I'm sure taking a shower, of course without your glasses, seeing 2 cakes of soap was something new for you?

Could see four feet as well! Quite alarming, and felt a little unsteady, as balance was affected, probably through altered reflex eye stabilisation, as occurs after a carnival wild ride, or a spin on the swings..

But i think from now on you can expect that more and more things your going to be seeing double without your glasses. And even with your glasses on when your eyes get relaxed you might be seeing double as well. That's clearly a sign that you need more prism added to your glasses, but you maybe able to hold off for a while or at least until it becomes a bigger problem to you.

Yes as I wrote, why not go for the lot,all 20, see better, be happier, and accept that glasses are there to help, as well as a fashion accessory!

Seeing a specialist is not a bad idea but they do cost more and really i doubt they will do anything different than Greta is already doing. Greta may not wear glasses (yet) but she seems like she is a smart cookie and knows her job very well.

Agreed, she made a diagnosis, worked out the solution, provided it to the patient, who took the medicine, evaluated it, it worked. That’s the hierarchical paradigm of health care we nurses use all the time,also called linear logic.

I'm glad to see others are starting to provide you with advice now as well.

It’s a fine thread, I am enjoying it, learning lots, and it helps to talk. I have only one daughter at home, and she is just not interested, and its not appropriate to discuss it at the hospital, so I like the forum. Maybe we should be on “Vision” I see there is prism discussion there too.

Soundmanpt 09 Jun 2016, 12:45


It seemed pretty clear to me when we first started chatting that you didn't have any understanding exactly what you got added to your recent glasses when you got them. I had a feeling that either the lovely Greta didn't take the time to really explain what prisms actually are and how they effect your vision or you weren't paying a lot of attention to what she was telling you and didn't ask any questions. Even though you've had your current glasses for a little over a month the prisms have only started to have an effect on your eyes in the past few weeks. It seems the first time you really noticed something different about your glasses was when you said you were driving and took them off. You said it was terrifying because your distance perception was gone and the road was double. I'm assuming you were maybe taking your glasses off to put on sunglasses? Something you probably often did with your previous glasses. But being able to see to drive without your glasses was something you never before had any problem with since your previous glasses were never stronger than +1.00. So your glasses then were more necessary for seeing up close than for seeing distances. When this happened I am thinking that your eyes were probably tired so by taking your glasses off they weren't able to auto focus as fast as they needed to. That is why your vision was off and you were seeing double. When your eyes are more rested they still were able to auto focus pretty quickly but now the more your eye are adjusting to your glasses the harder it is for them to auto ficus anymore. I'm sure taking a shower, of course without your glasses, seeing 2 cakes of soap was something new for you? But i think from now on you can expect that more and more things your going to be seeing double without your glasses. And even with your glasses on when your eyes get relaxed you might be seeing double as well. That's clearly a sign that you need more prism added to your glasses, but you maybe able to hold off for a while or at least until it becomes a bigger problem to you. Seeing a specialist is not a bad idea but they do cost more and really i doubt they will do anything different than Greta is already doing. Greta may not wear glasses (yet) but she seems like she is a smart cookie and knows her job very well. Like you stated as soon as you first put on your current glasses your vision was very good instantly so she put you in glasses that were perfect for your eyes or you wouldn't have been able to see so well. Now that your going to be wearing glasses with prisms in them one thing you need to do for sure is be sure to keep any of the glasses that have prism correction in them separate from all your previous glasses that don't have the prisms in them. That's just in case either of your daughters would maybe decide to accept your offer of having any of your previous glasses. You don't want them to happen to like the way a pair of your prism glasses happens too look on them and choose those glasses to wear. The prisms would very quickly ruin their eyes and they would be seeing double like you without glasses. All your previous glasses you can sell or give away as they won't do any harm to anyone's eyes.

I'm glad to see others are starting to provide you with advice now as well.

Brian 09 Jun 2016, 11:44

Caroline, I usually don't close one eye to see with my specs off, I hardly ever have them off aside from showering or sleeping and I could generally manage in the shower, even if I'm seeing double. My optometrist did mention something about vision therapy as well, but she said at my stage, it would more likely be done to make my prism correction more stable. At the range I'm at, she didn't seem overly confident that eye exercises would eliminate my need for prisms. If you have any other questions let me know.

Likelenses 08 Jun 2016, 23:30


Your condition may not be due to weak muscles.

It could be that some are too strong,or even a combination of some too weak,and others too strong.

caroline 08 Jun 2016, 21:07

Yes Brian, interesting stuff, and do you also close one eye sans specs, I am not at that stage yet, but under the shower last night, I had two cakes of soap!

If we think about it, when one goes to the doc with a weak muscles, you usually an exercise program, not a pair of crutches! If the exercises don't help then maybe so crutches, or an operation? I am an ED nurse, so know a few things here.

So if eye muscles are weak, which is why we strain to keep images together, then vigorous eye exercises are maybe a better way to in the long term.

I find the prism so satisfying, at the cinema last night, for the first time post prisms its a pleasure to look thru them, and the world is just a better place to see. But I have 40 + years to live, and from the anecdotes here, I don't think the axes will stabilise, and we may just chase the tail.

I am thinking of getting an opinion from an ophthalmologist, or maybe an orthoptist, as they specialise in the mechanics of seeing.

So pleased that I came onto this site, with such supportive people.

Brian 08 Jun 2016, 12:33

Caroline, I started at 2D Base In Prism in each eye back in 2010.. I had slowly increased to 5D Base In by 2013, thought it had stablized, but when I went back this spring, I saw another increase and am now at 6D Base In in each eye, so I have 12 total prisms. The doctor for the 1st time this year, told me if it continues to increase I might want to consider surgery. Like others, I am now completely dependent on the glasses to not have double vision.

Carrie 08 Jun 2016, 10:21

Another beautiful day here in the UK (well it is where I live anyway). Some of my regular customers have come in to the shop wearing prescription sunglasses during the sunny weather. Some I know to be full time or part time regular wearers but some I have never seen wearing glasses before. There's 3 or 4 with mild/weak minus lenses and a couple of low plusses. One of the plus wearers I didn't know wore glasses is a quite attractive late 20s early 30s woman - one of the yummy mummys - so to see her in some prescription sunglasses was very nice and left me hoping she would come in wearing her regular glasses sometime.

Edmund 07 Jun 2016, 08:23


I have 8 BI prism per eye for the last 6 years. I started at 2 BI per eye 10 years ago, and over 4 years it increased to the current 8 BI.

I find it impossible to be without glasses. I also find that when I do have my glasses off, I involuntarily close my right eye to stop the double vision.

caroline 06 Jun 2016, 21:26


No no one noticed, but from my reading, 1 D of prism is less than a degree ( 1 cm @ 1 metre) and even 4 d would be hard to see.

Frankly I was so concerned, that I left the party, and called my daughter for the lift. Told her I was a bit too drunk to drive.

caroline 06 Jun 2016, 21:17

Thanks Soundman,

That correspondence twixt Jan, Kris, and Frank, with CJ moderating in 2015 is most useful, and describes much of what I am experiencing now. "There is no going back" as they say, but the issue of long term stabilisation at 10 years is not discussed.

I am scanning the airports and supermarkets for people with high prism, comparing the Rx with lens thickness to try and detect it. Have not seen any in 3 days. Will be hard to spot, but a few family have commented on how thick my lens is, but its on the medial side, so can only be seen when I take my spex off, shower and bedside.

I now better understanding my Zing, its that the eyes are relaxed when looking, rather than working to keep images together.

I think my ECP was pretty canny to detect it, prescribe, and the proof was that I walked into the first prismatic correction ( at total 8) a month ago, and have not looked back. Can only get 5 a side from an internet optical store I read, why?

My mild intoxication was a shock, with diplopia after 5 drinks, but the safe level for women is 2 drinks a day, and will keep it to that in future. Otherwise will need to carry an eyepatch to parties,as Caroline the pirate!

Are Jan, Kris, or Frank reading this? Hows prismatic vision a year later?

That link to the prism calculator has been taken down.

Soundmanpt 06 Jun 2016, 16:05


I have no doubt that without your glasses your distant vision isn't nearly as bad as Gemma. Of course that's mostly because your need for glasses is completely different than Gemma's. But your still able to enjoy the fact that you can't see nearly as well as you can with your glasses. What I am trying to say is before you started wearing glasses you never got to enjoy seeing things out of focus. You only saw the world one way perfectly clear. Now you get the the option whenever you want by simply removing your glasses you get to see the world differently and Gemma even more so. Too many people just think that the only purpose of getting glasses I to see everything perfect which they do, but they also provide the opportunity to see things in a different way as well by simply taking them off. of course most people will just say they are resting their eyes when they take off their glasses, but I am sure more than one actually enjoys seeing things out of focus and blurry? You may have put it best when you said that "you love wearing glasses, but you also love needing them." Your probably by far not the only one that even likes taking your glasses off to clean them even if they don't need cleaning. Rubbing the lenses with a cloth between your fingers and feeling the thickness of your lenses and remembering how your first lenses were almost paper thin. I'm sure that is a turn on for you as well. You have to wonder if some of your work colleagues don't feel much the same way but don't want to tell anyone how they feel. You have to know that your friend Vicky without any doubt has to feel the way as you do. If anything she is more obsessed than you are about her glasses.

Carrie 06 Jun 2016, 10:46

Soundmanpt - I can see without glasses. Everything is slightly out of focus so I could probably tell what sort of bird it was if it was on the grass not too far away. You're right about Gemma, birds in the garden are just blobs of different colour without her glasses on.

Yes I love wearing glasses but I also love needing them. I love how what I'm looking at sort of jumps when I take my glasses off and when I put them on again and how things go from slightly fuzzy or very fuzzy, depending how close the object is, to clear. I like feeling the thickness of my lenses when I clean them (not very thick I know but thicker than my first glasses.) I also like holding my glasses at arms length and seeing how my lenses magnify things. All these things do get me turned on a bit and I'm sure several other Eyescene users also get turned on by their own glasses too. I think it increases my enjoyment of sex because often I'm already buzzing with sexual energy by the time I'm in bed with Gemma if I've been thinking about glasses and then seeing her just drives me wild. My sex life would be more than satisfactory if I wasn't turned on by glasses.

Sorry if anyone finds that inappropriate but to be fair I wasn't graphic and we're all adults.

Soundmanpt 06 Jun 2016, 08:21


Oh okay I didn't realize when you were talking about 20 units you were adding them together. So she is thinking your likely to soon be needing 10 units per eye for your prisms. Very interesting what happened to you at the party. If your eyes started seeing double even with your glasses on the drinks no doubt relaxed you as well as your eyes which means that even with your glasses your now still needing do a little extra work in fusing your eyes so you don't see double. So your probably going to start to notice that anytime you allow your eyes to relax your going to see double. This isn't what you want o hear but your probably going to be needing to see Great much sooner than a year. I can tell you that this is really very normal and that was why I asked you when you were to return to get your eyes examined again. You were interested in chatting with others that have prisms in here. I remembered a short while ago a young lady in here that like you was just getting started with having prisms added to her glasses. Her prescription is only slightly stronger than yours but she does have an add (bifocals) which you don't have in your glasses. unlike you she preferred to wear contacts because she is quite athletic and enjoys playing many sports. So the she wasn't happy finding out that she wouldn't be able to wear contacts anymore and have to deal with glasses for sports. Anyway I went back and found her comments and her experiences are much the same as your just starting to go through. Her name is Kris and if you go back in the "Vision" thread you will find where she first came in on March 14 2015 14:26 her glasses prescription at that time was R +1.75 -.50 / L +1.00 with an add of +2.25. She was first told she might need prisms because she was getting eye fatigue and headaches. reading on she was first prescribed with 2 BO each eye. Like you at first she was still able to wear her contacts but her glasses with the prisms soon became more comfortable for her eyes. Be sure to read her comment on October 3 2015 12:21 she has some things that should interest you in there. There are many more comments from her which you can follow from then on. One thing she says is that even with her glasses on she started to notice that anytime she relaxed her eyes she would see double. Pretty much the same thing that happened to you at the party. I'm sure this all must be a little scary for you. Over the past 24 years you have clearly enjoyed wearing your glasses much more than you ever really needed to wear glasses. You still knew that if you were to ever lose or break your glasses you could easily still see well enough to drive home without glasses. Double vision is going to prevent you from ever being able to drive without your glasses again. I would suggest hat for the time being you pay close attention to see if you find it increasingly difficult to hold fusion before you call about your eyes. You might want to check where you bought your glasses from because many if not most optical shops will remake your lenses if there is any change in your prescription within a certain time frame. For many that is 90 days.

Was your daughter surprised when she had to pick you up from the party because you couldn't see to drive even though you had your glasses on?

rafa 06 Jun 2016, 05:36

I went to a restaurant/bar the other day for lunch work meeting. I arrived slightly early, as I usually do.

I sat at an empty table and waited for the person I was to meet.

And sitting at the next table to my right was this beautiful GWG in another lunch work meeting. She was in her late thirties, early forties, about minus 4 or 5 and wearing these really large, vintage, square frames, very original frames that really made her look stunning and showed a lot of personality. She was talking non-stop to what was obviously her workmate, really concentrated on her work, very assertive.

I couldn't keep my eyes from her and was really hoping that the person I was to meet would arrive as late as possible.

I tried to be discreet so she would not notice me.

And I did something I had never done before. I pulled out my smart phone and, pretending that I was looking at it, took a few photos of her for posterity. I knew I was never going to see her again, since I rarely go there. And she wasn't alone, so I couldn't approach her and say something to her. So I had to do something...

She did not notice me at all, as she was so engrossed in her work meeting.

Was I wrong in "stealing" some photos of her?

Likelenses 06 Jun 2016, 00:06


Interesting that you were seeing double after a few drinks.

Did any of your friends say that you looked cross-eyed?

Caroline 05 Jun 2016, 22:58

No you did not say 20 units, that is what she measured with the frame,looking an eye at a time, and telling her where the arrow is, it was on 10 with each eye. SHe said that they like to correct about half , or the minimum acceptable, hence starting me on 8 (4@4) for the first year, and retest. she said I could call anytime, I have paid them thousands over my spectacular 24 years! see how it goes.

I went to a party, and had about 5 drinks last Saturday, a lot for me, but it was a special girls night out, and at midnight, I was seeing double! Fortunately had left the car, and picked up by younge gaughter!

interesting point about an 0.25 d increase being an incremental 25%, a sizeable increase, but the smallest measurable.

I note some insurers won't pay for glasses less than 1 d (mine does) or increments less than 0.5. Seems a bit churlish.

No one else has come online with a prism correction, is it unusual?

Soundmanpt 05 Jun 2016, 18:27


I figured that you probably didn't meet up or you would have provided an update about Vicky and her new glasses. I'm pretty sure when you ladies all get together again Vicky will be more than happy to tell more about how her eyes are reacting to her glasses and if she noticed much of a difference now that she has her own glasses.

Actually I get it that Gemma and you enjoy laying out in the sun with your glasses off listening to the birds sing. Without glasses yoiur sure to notice the singing of the birds more sense your sense of vision is somewhat limited. More so for Gemma since i'm sure she can only see a few feet clearly without her glasses. With some squinting and straining you can probably still make out slightly blurry image of a bird. Don't you enjoy seeing things slightly out of focus and blurry when you take off your glasses. Yes of course you love wearing your glasses and seeing everything nice and clear but the whole idea of wearing glasses is how different everything looks without your glasses. I'm sure you almost enjoy that as much as you enjoy wearing your glasses. Anyone that has perfect eyesight only gets to see things one way. You get to see things in different ways by just removing your glasses. If you were to sit and have a nice long chat with Vicky I bet she would tell you that she not only loves wearing her glasses but she too probably enjoys the fact that now without her glasses she doesn't see things clearly like she did when she still had her perfect vision. Yesterday I was researching something and had to back in some of the threads looking for it and never did find what I was looking for. But I came across some of the early posts from you when Vicky had just started wearing Danielle's glasses the first time and she had to constantly take them off because she couldn't see anything at a distance with them and they even gave her headaches from trying to wear them. It was back in 2014. Finally Danielle sat down with her and together they ordered her some glasses on line with +.50 lenses and they were better but still not perfect at first but she was able to see distance somewhat better with them and slowly her eyes adjusted to them. Seemed strange re reading those comments form you about her struggles trying to wear glasses.

Carrie 05 Jun 2016, 14:55

Hi Soundmanpt

No, didn't meet up with Danielle and Vicky this weekend apart from a quick "Hi" to them as we passed the coffee shop but we didn't have time to stop, sadly. Big family get together on Saturday evening so we had to rush to do the shopping we wanted to do during Saturday daytime.

Since being with Gemma one of our favourite ways to relax on warm spring and summer days is to lie in our little garden without glasses or prescription sunglasses on and just listen to the birds singing. Simply wonderful. Gemma says taking her glasses off helps her to concentrate on the birdsong because everything is in various states of being out of focus if she opens her eyes. My distance vision is much better than Gemma's but it is nice to have nothing on my face sometimes even though I like the feeling of glasses on my face. If we are feeling brave and it's warm enough it won't just be our glasses that come off!😉 Being in England that doesn't happen very often!😀 Today was a day for summer clothes and no glasses.

Does anyone else like to relax in their garden without glasses?

Maxim 05 Jun 2016, 14:02

I can't find this nice story from a sunday on the flea market somewhere in the U.S. from two or three weeks ago. There was a 'GWG spotter' (like train spotter, plane spotter etc.) telling us his sightings of that day.

I had a comparable experience today (Sunday late afternoon - early evening in our little town).

All this took place at the outside chair of an Italian 'Gelateria' (Ice Café) on the market place of our town. I was more concentrated on my family, but I couldn't help seeing two interesting things:

1. A young couple - I presume, just new acquaintances, these are rituals of the first two weeks: she had really nice Wayfarers with an estimated -4.00 on both eyes. I am sure, he asked her, and she asked herself ... how well she could see: glasess up (5 seconds), glasses down again (5 sec.), glasses up ... . ... how well she could see with and without her glasses. He seemed not to wear glasses (zero sunglasses obviously) and seemed curious about these questions (seemed not be be an OO), and this was a nice conversation topic for them. (I am sure, he will soon go for an eye exam for reasons of 'solidarity'). They sat relatively far away, and I could not hear any word of their conversation, but I could READ the conversation like a 'pantomime play', when you know what I mean.

2. Nearly immediate neighbours was a very young couple as well. I knew the girl from seeing her, in ahop, in school, or from certain public events. She was at an estimated 20-25 yrs of age, more 20 (between my youngest daughter 17 and one of my daughters in law 27). I don't want to be unpolite or uncorrect. But what surprised me: in her very elegant designer frame (could be at 100, or at 300 Euros) I could - without any doubt - identify the typical deflection structures of varifocal lenses, very thin high index AR etc., with obviously less than -1.00 or even zero in the distance section, and a very low plus prescription in the continous zone and then reading section.

I was really surprised, I have heard and read, that US, Japan and Korean optometrists are prescribing reading sections to very young people or even kids, but I have never heard of that in Europe! It helps - most the optometrist going away with an estimated 600-900 Euros instead of 100-250 only. But I can imagine, that bi- or varifocals are great f. smartphone

Traveler 05 Jun 2016, 12:49

Another great sighting tonight.

I was about half way thru my starter when the waiter came over and asked if I would mind sharing my table as they had a big party booking. He was indicating a twenty something lady who had her face turned away so I said Sure.

Je motioned her over and she was beautiful with long dark hair and a significant plus prescription in a slightly oversized dark plastic frame. She was European with not much English unfortunately but she really brightened up my meal with views of her beautiful dark eyes magnified behind the glints and gleams of her stong glasses.

Traveler 05 Jun 2016, 12:41

Sunday breakfast at hotels is a great place to see lots of gwg. Today was particularly special as I could count 11 at one stage. All minus, no readers at all.

Some significant prescriptions. One clise to double figures, drill mount with half inch polished edges and loads of power rings highlighting tiny eyes at the table 6 feet away. A Japanese family with mother and beautiful 16 yr old daughter wearing similar black eliptical frames with at least -8.Two upper teen sisters with the standard oversized lenses with a lot of power rings and cut in.

A great mornk g.

Soundmanpt 05 Jun 2016, 10:18


Since you didn't post any comment I must assume that you and Gemma didn't meet up with Danielle and Vicky over the weekend. Just curious about any updates now that Vicky has her own glasses to wear. The last update was when all 4 of you met up and Vicky had gotten her glasses earlier that same day. She said that she could see really clearly with her new glasses. But now that she has been wearing her glasses for over a week and her eyes should be adjusted to them by now i wonder if she notices any differences between Danielle's glasses which had been wearing for close a year and her own glasses which has some slight differences in the prescriptions. Even though her prescription is slightly weaker than Danielle's glasses the fact that her glasses has astigmatism correction should actually make her eyesight slightly clearer wearing her own glasses. I wonder if things look slightly more blurry to her now when she takes her glasses off than before? Having astigmatism correction in her glasses now probably means she can't focus as well without her glasses. That is likely a bigger difference for her than not having the extra +.25 in her glasses like she had with Danielle's glasses. Simply put her eyes didn't need the extra +.25 SPH but they do need the -.25 of CYL she now has. Since her glasses are considerably weaker than your glasses she is more likely to notice the astigmatism than you did. I'm sure Vicky is still very excited because she is finally wearing her own glasses prescribed for her eyes and her eyes only. Like you said this has to the justification she wanted.

Have a great rest of the weekend!

 04 Jun 2016, 14:58

Likeliness: You need to tell her about your affair with JUNE....

Soundmanpt 04 Jun 2016, 08:36


Prisms is referred to as units not diopters. As you may have noticed unlike your SPH and CYL which always has a + or - in front of the numbers prisms is just a number. That is because prisms is just the angle of your lenses in the way your eyes are seeing through your lenses. If you look closely at your previous glasses and compare the lenses you should notice that the glasses with the prisms lenses are slightly different than your previous glasses lenses. When you were talking with Greta about your eyes and the prisms did she say that she plans on increasing the prisms to around 10 in each lens? Personally if you weren't told to come back for 12 months she must not expect you to have any problem with your eyes with just the 4 base in. You will be the one that will determine if you need to go back sooner. If after a few months you start to find that even with your glasses on your having to force your eyes to not see double. If that happens then you will need to go and get more prisms added to your glasses. Considering that you have already had your glasses for over a month and with a little effort your still able to wear your previous glasses without a problem. Even better since you did get a small increase in your SPH from +1.00 to +1.25. Yes that isn't much of a change but it is considering your prescription is really quite weak to begin with. For someone that is +3.50 and they go up to +3.75 for them that is hardly noticeable. So fro them it is like a 3% increase, for you it's more like a 30% increase. It's nice that you can still see so well with your first +.50 glasses, but if you were to try reading a book for several hours wearing them I have a feeling your eyes would soon give out on you. I know this because I wear readers myself and my readers are considerably stronger than your glasses are and I can still read small print without my glasses, that is as long as i'm in good light and i'm not going to be reading for a long time. and my eyes are much older than your eyes are since next month I will be 68.

It would be a good idea to get a backup pair because at some point the double vision isn't going to go away anymore and all your previous glasses will just be for looks on shelf. But since there could be a change needed in your glasses after only a few months or you may be fine for a full year I would suggest go on line to get a backup pair. Zenni optical makes glasses with prisms up to 5 units. So perfect for you. I think they only add $9.00 for the prisms which i'm sure is much cheaper than your local optical shop. So you should be able to get a pair of really nice glasses for less than $30.00. I wouldn't change anything from your actual prescription. I'm not sure where you saw me say anything about getting 20 units of prisms? I know it wasn't me. Until now I didn't even know how much prism you were given. I had only said that it is common that they start you out with less and then increase it after your eyes adjust.

Likelenses 03 Jun 2016, 22:09

Cheryl,and I have a great relationship,and she fully understands me. But she sometimes gets annoyed,and has a wicked sense of humor,and clever ways of getting even.

I should have seen that one coming,but she completely caught me off guard.

I told her later that the downside of her joke was that I missed seeing her lovely face across the table,and could only discern the reflections off of her fantastic plano front lenses.

She as all women do, love compliments,but she ask if that was supposed to be a compliment.She knew it was,as she knows how sexy I find her in her glasses,but she just wanted me to say so.Which of course I did.

caroline 03 Jun 2016, 22:09

Thanks Soundman(pt) .

She gave me 4 ( what units are they dioptres too?) each side, base in, as you correctly surmised. 10 a side may be what she has planned when I have adjusted.

My insurance only pays one visit a year, so am seeing her in a 12month.

I can call anytime, but its $75 a consult.

The prescription for 1.25 was changed from previous 1.0, hardly a noticeable difference.

When I go back through the old pairs, from 0.5 to 1.25, there is hardly any difference in the seeing, which I would expect at 44. I can still wear the old first Rodenstock drop temples, at 0.5 each side, and see perfectly well. Except the prism which I now enjoy helps. No double vision with the old pairs yet, maybe coming. I can relax my eyes and drift the images apart quite easiy though,in old spex so its coming to me.

When getting new glasses, frames is the thrill, and the prescription change is just part of the fun.

It occurred to, re reading your post, that if my double vision becomes permanent, then I shall urgently need a backup pair ( oh goody) as to lose or damage them would mean wearing an eyepatch! That would look great at work. Make putting in IVs challenging too,let alone placing and cutting sutures with one eye.

But then, maybe I could get them with 20 prism, as you suggest, as these comfy yellow/gold Guccis may be a temporary, till next year.

As I know the prescription, could get them via internet for much less than retail.

I am listed for a sunday night shift in 3 weeks time, it pays double, so 500 dollars will drop into my account, and I may buy those lovely French acetate Harylary frames I noted in post 29/5 at 23.19 .Stylish ++ and with 20 prism?

 03 Jun 2016, 18:32

Likeliness: You need to tell her about your affair with JUNE....

Carrie 03 Jun 2016, 14:25

Poor Likelenses! At least your lady wasn't that cross with you and you both had a laugh about it later. I try to be descreet but I will get jabbed in the ribs by Gemma if she catches me checking out other women too much. I sometimes deliberately get caught checking out non glasses wearing women to balance out any time I get caught checking out a gwg.

Soundmanpt 03 Jun 2016, 06:55


Did you consider breaking up with her for doing that? That was was not very nice of her to take your glasses so you weren't able to enjoy the view. Doesn't she have a policy of "you can look but don't touch?" You may need to work on that with her.

rafa 03 Jun 2016, 04:43


Great story!

I guess we normally are less discreet than we think we are when we glance at GWG's!

Likelenses 02 Jun 2016, 20:45

Yesterday evening since it was so hot,Cheryl,and I decided we would eat out at a family restaurant that has a great salad bar.

The hostess seated us right next to the salad bar.

There were several girls coming to get things on the salad bar,and they all had nice figures,and were wearing short shorts. Three of them had moderate minus glasses,so I was enjoying the scenery,which I thought that I was doing discretely.

Cheryl said to me very casually let me see your glasses,for a second.I thought that she had noticed something wrong with them,or that they were smudged,so I handed them over to her.She then said," If you can't keep your eyes off of those girls,then I will hold on to these until we finish eating."

Consequently I spent the rest of our meal eating in a blur,while my glasses rested in her shirt pocket.

She gave them back so that I could drive us back home,and we both had a laugh over this event.

Soundmanpt 02 Jun 2016, 09:48


Thanks for your replies. If at any point you feel as if I am asking too many questions please say so. You seem like your very open about talking about your glasses, eyesight and prisms. The fact that as soon as you put your new glasses you were able to see so right away means that Greta must be perfect with the exact prescription that works best for your eyes. The fact that she is the youngest doctor at the clinic bother you in anyway? Interesting that you mentioned that she wasn't wearing glasses. If you would have gone in and had the choice between a doctor that was wearing glasses or one not wearing glasses which would you have chosen to go to? I'm betting you have gone to the one wearing glasses and that would be the same decision many would make. Of course it is very possible that Greta maybe wears contacts or she only need her glasses for seeing at a distance, but at some point she will find that she will be more trusted if she is wearing glasses. This is much the same with opticians as well. When a patient comes in they almost always head to the optician wearing glasses rather than one not wearing glasses. Also I see that I made a mistake when I suggested that the axis being off could have caused your eyes to pull apart. What I was meaning to say was a wrong PD. If your PD is say 60 and someone made a mistake and made your glasses for a PD of 68 that would be forcing your eyes outward. But for that there is no way you can look at your previous glasses to see that. That goes along with why I was asking if there was any one pair of glasses that when you wore them you just happened to get headaches more often? Besides getting the prisms correction did you need any increase in your glasses for reading or distance? I ask this because if the only change was the prism part then that was what gave your vision "Zing" But if your glasses also went from say +1.00 to +1.25 that would also be a reason you could see so well. You have only had your glasses for about a month, but with each passing day now when you take your glasses off it is taking a little longer each time for the double vision to go away? Of course when your sleeping your eyes have 8 hours or more to recover from the effects of your glasses. That's because when your asleep your eyes are completely relaxed an your eyes aren't seeing anything. In time even 8 hours of sleep won't stop you from waking up to double vision. If your eyes are slowly going apart they won't look cross-eyed when you take your glasses off and might not even be noticeable to others. Did Greta say when she wants to see you again? I would think they would want to do a follow up to see how your doing in about 3 months or so. I assume you got "base in" prisms? Do you know what the number is? maybe a 3 or 5? they generally start you off with something a little less than what you will really need so your eyes can get used to it. Then when you come back they will increase it to what you really need. Now it could be almost hardly anything or double what you have now. You mentioned about maybe getting a second opinion from an ophthalmologist, but really I think that would be a waste of money. The fact that as soon as you put your new glasses on and could see so well and you haven't had any problems seeing with your glasses at all suggests to me that Greta was dead on in her prescription for your eyes.Now if your glasses didn't feel right and your vision was off then maybe you might want a second opinion. Next time you see Greta you might want to suggest to her that she should consider getting some glasses to wear so her patients will trust her more. Oh and as far as others maybe being bored or uninterested in our comments, the fact that both of show our names anyone that isn't wanting to read them can easily skip right past them.

caroline 01 Jun 2016, 19:13

Replies are in your text, thanks Soundman

caroline 01 Jun 2016, 19:12

. I assume that this is the same doctor you have been getting your eyes examined by over the past few years or more so i'm sure you trust her with your eyes.

It’s the same clinic, she is new and by far the youngest there

Greta smile, and does not wear glasses .

It is hard to say what has caused your eyes to suddenly need prism correction after wearing glasses for 20 years.

It could be that a pair of your glasses was made with an incorrect axis which could have been forcing your eyes apart?

That is an interesting suggestion, Soundman, so I took them all out, and looked through the lenses, as one can see the prism effect by the displacement of the image. None of the glasses are anything but correct prescription.

. Is there any one pair of your glasses that tends to give you headaches or don't feel comfortable to your eyes when you wear them?


And of course it could be something totally different. When you got your glasses with the prism correction how long did it take for your eyes to adjust to them and feel completely comfortable wearing them?

No time at all, it took a week for ther glasses to be made up, I put them on in the clinic, and presto, things looked good. I walked out into the street, and that indefinable feeling, that my vision had Zing

When did you get your glasses that your wearing now?

A month ago

I have a feeling very recently because your eyes are still not completely adjusted to them if when you wake up you don't see double yet. But once you put your glasses on you are able to see perfectly, but after only wearing them for a few minutes if you take them off your eyes are seeing double and it isn't easy to bring things back together as one without your glasses. But you can expect that it won't be long until you wake up seeing double and anytime you take your glasses the double vision will remain.

And that is what I wonder about, having my brain tell my eyes that they have a new track, and the drift out getting worse with age, ending up looking cross eyed, something to talk to her about next visit perhaps, or maybe get a second opinion from an ophthalmologist ( they are fearfully expensive)

Once you get the rest of your full prescription

are you suggesting it might be good to ask her for the full 20 correction?Wow, that really would put a king into my vision.

The article talks about half correcting it .

Good to write about it, Soundman, thanks, hope we are not boring all the lurkers.

Does anyone else out there have prism correction, and want to give me their opinion, and some tips please.

Mr Cockeyed 01 Jun 2016, 15:30

Schlockhouses Schlockmills are all inferior cheap optical houses. I actually first started in a schlockmill. Yes it's Yiddish, and most of the old timers spoke Yiddish. A very bye gone era. Some of the old frame vendors actually spoke Yiddish

 01 Jun 2016, 12:44

So that makes you a schlockmeister!

Shlock man 01 Jun 2016, 09:48

I sell shlock glasses from China, with crappy lenses.

Soundmanpt 01 Jun 2016, 09:16


Yes I agree that prisms are complicated that was why I used the comparison of your car and how the wheels can go out of alignment to keep it simple. I assume that this is the same doctor you have been getting your eyes examined by over the past few years or more so i'm sure you trust her with your eyes. It is hard to say what has caused your eyes to suddenly need prism correction after wearing glasses for 20 years. It could be that a pair of your glasses was made with an incorrect axis which could have been forcing your eyes apart? But I would think that wearing those glasses would have been somewhat uncomfortable and even give you a headache from wearing them. Is there any one pair of your glasses that tends to give you headaches or don't feel comfortable to your eyes when you wear them? And of course it could be something totally different. When you got your glasses with the prism correction how long did it take for your eyes to adjust to them and feel completely comfortable wearing them? When did you get your glasses that your wearing now? I have a feeling very recently because your eyes are still not completely adjusted to them if when you wake up you don't see double yet. But once you put your glasses on you are able to see perfectly, but after only wearing them for a few minutes if you take them off your eyes are seeing double and it isn't easy to bring things back together as one without your glasses. But you can expect that it won't be long until you wake up seeing double and anytime you take your glasses the double vision will remain. I'm sure this is something new for you since you have always enjoyed good eyesight without your glasses even though you love wearing your glasses and wear them most all the time anyway. Once you get the rest of your full prescription and your eyes get back to being stable again you can always have the lenses changed in some of your favorite glasses. Otherwise I have to think that there are at least several that your daughters might like to wear. Look at it this way getting them to go and get their eyes examined and take time to pick out glasses is one thing, but if they can simply go through your glasses collection and pick out glasses without any hassle I think they might be inclined to pick out a couple each. Then once they have glasses even though they don't feel like they really need them yet they might just start testing the waters if they like the glasses they pick out. Remember the more handy the glasses are the better the odds of them wearing them. Then all it will take is for some nice comments about their glasses from friends and even better if a bf were to tell them how nice they look wearing glasses. Funny how fast that would change their attitude towards wearing glasses.

Likelenses 31 May 2016, 20:02


Ha, I got a kick out of your comment about being cross eyed in your eighties.

Women that are a bit cross eyed are quite sexy!

caroline 31 May 2016, 19:22

Soundman, I found this link, which explains a lot. Prism is quite complicated, it seems , and it seems she was correct, to put half correction,as she had me walk around the clinic with the trial lenses, and see how I felt.

From what I read here, without symptoms of eyestrain, and have it discovered on test, I should maybe not need a prism correction, yet she explained that my eye axes were straining apart, and the prism would help. It does, but it locks me into prisms forever,already, I find that I wakeup with single vision, spex on, and instant correction, and within a few minutes, double vision if I remove them, taking a real effort to get the images back together. As you note, my gorgeous 31 pair collection becomes redundant, yet being top end, maybe my daughters can cherry pick the collection, or I can start a studio like crystal veil.

So thanks for your patient explanation. That anon post about the checkout girl reminds me my own experience, "you can lead a filly to water, but you can't make her drink" . In my opinion, she looked better with glasses than without, they created a focus of interest!

astigmaphile 31 May 2016, 17:33

Schlock is indeed Yiddish and means inferior goods. I love Yiddish. It is so expressive.

Soundmanpt 31 May 2016, 16:29

It's really a shame that this forum isn't fixed so other people can't assume someone else's name. Maybe someday it can fixed and that will stop those fools with more time than sense.

Cactus Jack 31 May 2016, 12:29

I also found "schlock" in a printed Webster's New World Dictionary, Second College Edition, from 1982 (remember those). It gave a similar definition and indicated that it was derived from Yiddish.


Cactus Jack 31 May 2016, 12:20

Definition of schlock as found in the Dictionary included on my iMAC.

schlock -SHläk- (also shlock)

nounN. Amer. informal

cheap or inferior goods or material; trash: they peddle their schlock to willing tourists - [ as modifier ] : schlock journalism.

Perhaps the poster meant "schlock [optical] chain [store] as a derogatory term..

Soundmanpt 31 May 2016, 10:40

I am just kidding of course. That comment was from me. I forgot to add my name.

Soundmanpt 31 May 2016, 10:04

That last comment wasn't from me. i know exactly what you mean.

 31 May 2016, 09:54

Couldn't find sclock chains or schlock chains anywhere on the interwebz. no such phrase. no such definition. personally i think you made the phrase up in your pretty little head.

Soundmanpt 31 May 2016, 09:18


May I ask how long you have had your glasses with the prism correction in them? I assume for sometime before you got your current glasses your glasses only had the +1.25 prescription in both eyes? Not many changes in your prescription in the 20 years you have been wearing glasses. Your certainly proof for those that think wearing glasses will cause your eyes to constantly worsen. So when you went for your recent eye exam were you experiencing any vision problems or was it just an annual eye exam checkup? Were you surprised to find out that you needed prisms? I'm not sure how much your optometrist explained to you about prisms but it is a little different than just needing a small increase in your prescription which you hardly ever was told. Prisms are in a way very much like a car when it needs a wheel alignment done. When you have a car at some point after hitting a few potholes your wheels are no longer going straight down the road. One wheel maybe going out to the left a bit and the other off to the right. Driving like this is putting a strain on your tires and and it can make driving the car a little more difficult as well. So you have to take your car in and get the wheels aligned. This is the same thing with your eyes. Who knows why or how but your eyes have slowly become out of alignment. So this means your eyes aren't able to converge very well anymore so your constantly straining your eyes trying you make your eye converge in order for you to see properly. With the prisms in your lenses your glasses will not only be helping you see like they have been but now they are also pulling your eyes so they converge now as well. So even though you were still seeing okay with your glasses before you got the prism correction added now like you say your seeing in HD. So even though you probably didn't need any other change in hour glasses your seeing somewhat better now with the prism correction added. But as your finding out as soon as you take off your glasses your eyes quickly go back out of alignment and your seeing everything double for a few minutes but your still able to strain your eyes enough to bring everything together again so the double vision goes away. But the reason you see double at first is because your eyes have gotten relaxed with your glasses correcting the alignment issue. So when you first take your glasses off your eyes aren't converged. After a while when you take off your glasses the double vision isn't going to go away anymore. You clearly love wearing your glasses even though you could actually see quite well without them and really only needed them to help you see small print. But I think you also liked the fact that you could still see so well without glasses if you wanted to. Now i'm afraid with the double vision your sure to have your not going to be able to see well enough to go without your glasses anymore. You mentioned that a few weeks ago while you were driving you took your glasses off and it terrified you because your depth perception was gone and the road was double. You said that you didn't give your brain / eyes time to adjust. You said that your distance vision is still quite good without your glasses so I assume this wasn't the first time you took your glasses off while driving? But this time you weren't able to see well enough to drive. No doubt the prisms was why the road was double but did that also effect your ability to see distance as well? Oh and it's a good thing that you don't have any use for contact lenses because prisms can't be corrected with contact lenses. So you have only got half of what you need for your full prism correction? When are you go for the remainder?

As for as your daughters maybe needing prisms, it is possible but the only way to find out is for them to be tested. Since neither pf them seem to excited about the idea of wearing glasses I think just getting them to get their eyes examined probably isn't easy. But when they tried you glasses they probably didn't have them on long enough for their eyes to even notice the prisms. One thing you may find interesting is that if you were to ever loan your glasses to a friend to wear the +1.25 prescription wouldn't have any permanent effect on their eyes but the prism would likely cause them to need prism correction after only wearing your glasses for about a week or so. Those 30 pairs of glasses you have collected over the years are soon going to be useless to you unless you get the lenses updated with your prism correction. But hang on to them in case eithr or both of your daughters would suddenly decide that wearing glasses is "cool" Most of your glasses should be very close to what they already should be wearing.

Mr Cockeyed 31 May 2016, 08:06

Schlock chains are cheap optical stores, but in reality when you get out of there, you have paid lots of money

 31 May 2016, 07:48

"sclock chains???"

Soundmanpt 31 May 2016, 07:21

Mr. Cockeyed

Were both on the same page really. Yes I guess I should have pointed out that the salespeople and optician's will always try and sell every option possible such as transitions and the best coatings and so on, however I think most may show the more expensive glasses but they also know it is always best ot let the customer/ patient choose the frame. Most don't give much oif any commission on the actual sale of the frame.

Mr Cockeyed 31 May 2016, 07:08


I must totally agree with you, that optometrists usually just write a rx, but a lot of sclock chains push their sales people to sell high end items, and the salesperson usually gets good commissions. I know this is true, because I was a lab technician before retiring, and when the staff pushed items, they got rewarded. This doees not apply to individual optometrists who are ethical.

Soundmanpt 31 May 2016, 07:01

No name

What makes you think that some optician or salesperson are too blame for selling this young lady such expensive glasses? First of all a doctor examines he eyes and determines if she has any need for glasses. Without knowing her exact prescription you oo I can't say for sure that the doctor recommended she get glasses or not. Most doctors are independent of the stores they work out of so have no vested interest or profit from any sales of glasses. But even if she was prescribed glasses no one was forcing her to buy $400.00 glasses. If the store she was at was high end and only sold the pricier glasses she should have simply taken her prescription and headed of to stores that sell less expensive glasses. But there is no way to for anyone to know if this young lady wanted very nice glasses to wear. After all just as you did, she seems to get complements on her glasses which could make the price she paid for her glasses worth every penny.

 30 May 2016, 22:05

Went to the supermarket this morning, and the checkout girl was about 20, quite hugely obese in body and face with multiple double chins too.

BUT she had on a gorgeous pair of the latest Prada blue spex. Probably well over $400 and lenses more too.

They transformed her, so I said

Wonderful pair of glasses Chiquita ( on the name badge), had them long?

Second day, thanks so much

Enjoy wearing them then?

Not sure, things don't look so different .

Moved on

Whilst packing my groceries, I looked thru the side of the right eye, about 0.5, or less could not see thru the left because of her hairdo but also looked low plus from the front .

Wonder why the eye doctors prescribe such low power spex at enormous cost, to someone young on a low wage too. Market forces? The need to sell a product?

caroline 30 May 2016, 20:47

Its hard to explain, Sandman, but I can see OK without prisms, but with the prisms on, it just sort of more satisfying vision, and when I look over the top, things are double for a minute or so, then the brain seems to snap the images together.

I took my glasses off whilst driving a few weeks ago, and it was terrifying, as all distance perception was gone, and the road double. I did not give the brain time to adjust! Never again.

I looked through a metal box at the clinic, that occluded an eye at a time, and read the number in the middle, it was 10 each so I have 20 of exaphoria, and he corrected it for 8, you can see it, as the inside of the lens is much thicker than the outside, and the lenses are a bit heavier, so they slide down the nose a bit, a problem I have never had before, but trivial . I look forward to my next encounter with a stranger, and let try my glasses and see if she sees double.

Both daughters have tried them on, and don't see double, so maybe they have exaphoria too, they were not tested at the eye exam i arranged few years ago.

Does anyone else reading have prism correction, and what do you think of it?

Rather fun chatting about this.

Soundmanpt 30 May 2016, 08:21


I just popped in as usually do each morning and it was a nice surprise to see you had posted several comments. Very interesting that the first rather expensive thing you bought after graduating from nursing school was your first pair of nice glasses. So I assume you had been wanting to start wearing glasses for some time before you were finally in a position to buy a pair. You must have been excited about wearing your glasses if you even wore them in bed with your then boyfriend. Weren't you a little afraid that when things got really passionate your glasses might have gotten broken? It doesn't seem like your, as you say, then boyfriend was too happy that you were now wearing glasses all the time? This was the beginning of a rather nice glasses collection since you now have some 30 pairs of glasses. But sadly now due to your need for prism correction you must only have a few pairs including your prism correction to wear. If this is your first experience with having prism correction I think you may have a few changes with that over the next year or so but then it seems to go pretty stable. So you may want to hold off buying too many glasses until your glasses get more stable with the prisms.

caroline 30 May 2016, 00:55

This is my last pair,note the gold lacing. $720 ex lenses in the shop, $399 with lenses on internet.

I seem to me monopolising this thread, so will go quiet for a while.

caroline 29 May 2016, 23:30

When you click that link go NEW then the first one in the acetate range, thats my next pair

caroline 29 May 2016, 23:19

This is my next pair,(link below) hand made in France, acetate, very expensive, but just gorgeous, my best pair yet when they sit on my nose (sigh!).

I shall put my name down for some weekend shifts next month.

I often think about wearing frames with plain lenses, but its not the same as with the + and prism, although its about $200 cheaper, as they charge more with the prism.

Its possible to buy +1.5 glasses from the dime stores, but they are never high fashion, I wonder when the fashion houses will start putting out their fashion frames in standard prescription, say -2 to +4 in 0.5 increments? Must be a market fro it, don't you think? Even put out +/- 0.5 ( or O.25) for the O-O crowd ( us?)

See there, what do you think, crowd of lurkers?

caroline 29 May 2016, 23:01

When I finished Uni ( nursing) and started earning money, the first discretionary purchase was glasses, I still recall walking out of the optics store, with my lovely Rodenstock drop temples,all of 45 dollars, and looking at the world anew and having palpitations with the joy of it all.

My boyfriend at the time was perplexed, as I wanted to wear them in bed with him! .

Gucci, Versace, Prada are my favourites now, and I try for a new pair at least annually, or 6 monthly if I can afford it. Internet purchases make it all possible.

Staff love it "Oh my another pair Caroline!"

Sometimes I pull a pair from 10 years ago, and still get compliments,

I worry a bit about the prism correction, as I read that it may get worse if corrected,as the eyes axis will drift apart and there is some evidence that eye exercises may be better for to in the long run..

I don't want to end up with a huge prism correction, and looking cross eyed in my 80s!

So, good to correspond with you

Soundmanpt 29 May 2016, 08:55


Well I am really glad you decided to stop just lurking and join us in some open discussions about glasses. Your glasses must be really nice so you must get plenty of complements on your glasses while you complementing them on their glasses? For having worn glasses for over 20 years your prescription really hasn't changed that much from when you first started wearing glasses. Interesting that you didn't get your first glasses until you finishing university. Would I be correct that at the age of 24 you could see just fine even though you were prescribed with +.50 glasses? So the question is were you already somewhat interested in glasses and hoping to get glasses? It sounds like as soon as you put your glasses on for the very first time they became a permanent fixture on your nose from then on, am I right? You asked what I do now, well I am retired. I only mentioned about being an optician because it might be something you might want to use when your complementing these ladies on their glasses. If you think about it doesn't it make sense that if you worked in optics that you would certainly take notice of other people wearing glasses. Now your not as much of a perfect stranger because you have good reason to give a complement. I assure you that it will put them even more at ease in talking about their glasses as well. I'm sure your disappointed that neither of your daughters are willing to start wearing glasses even though it seems they both have slight prescriptions. But I have to assume they must be about the same age as you were when you got your first glasses? But as you may remember when you first got glasses you really didn't need them because you were seeing just fine without glasses but you really wanted them. Sadly your daughters like you are still seeing just fine without glasses and they just aren't ready to start wearing glasses as long as they can see okay without them. I'm sure you love to see them both wearing glasses and someday you will. Give them both a few years and they will both find it harder to see their I-Phones and will give into wearing glasses. You never know it is always possible that when one of them happen to be around one of their friends that just got new glasses and everyone is giving her so many complements it coudl cause your daughter to decide to start wearing glasses as well. So don't give up on them wearing glasses.

caroline 28 May 2016, 22:19

Rafa, D squared are a great brand, I they tend to go for the oversize shapes, hence the (diameter) squared brand.

caroline 28 May 2016, 22:03

I have lurked on this thread for about 3 years. Enjoy reading others opinions.

My glasses are GG 4281 4Z6, they are listed at $420 at the optician, and I got them for $220 on the internet, with $150 for the lenses, I am only + 1.25 L & R, but have enjoyed wearing glasses ( I am 44) for over 20 years, can see well without them for distance, but needed for close up now, can't understand folk wanting contacts). Last exam, the optima found an exaphoria ( spelt like that?) of 10, so gave me a half correction, it puts a sort of excitement into vision, like the world is in extra 3D, and I don't like it when spex are off. Old pairs see OK , but, can't explain it, vision ism just better, more satisfying, when sex are on .Does that seem credible to you? If you were an optima, what are you now, if I may ask?.

Got my first pair and end of University, and from Day 1, ( when I was +0.5) I just loved them on my nose, still do. Have over 30 pairs in the cupboard.

I tried to get my daughters to wear glasses, even offered to buy them, but they refuse ( both are less than +1.0 to test like me at their age).

I guess I am an O-O as one of the posters calls it.

Soundmanpt 28 May 2016, 11:00


I went to my computer first thing this morning, being in the US it is only 12:00 noon here at this moment, thinking that you might have got together on Friday evening with Danielle and Vicky. I was a bit disappointed when I opened up "eyescene" and saw nothing from you. I then went to my e-mails and was busy in there for a while before making one last check in here before going showering and heading off. It was a nice surprise to see that you had posted a comment. Am I correct that it is now around 6 in the evening in the UK? Anyway i'm sure Vicky must have been in a very good mood since she got her new glasses earlier in the day. Even though she has been wearing glasses full time now for about the past 2 years or more this time it was much different for her. In a way I was a little surprised when he said that she was going to tell them that she is able to see perfectly with Danielle's old glasses. And knowing that she has been wearing Danielle's glasses for 9 months to a year already I just assumed (something I guess I shouldn't do) that she was going to be wearing Danielle's glasses when she went for her eye exam as well. I am a little surprised that she went back to her own +.50 glasses to wear to her exam. But she may have thought there might be some questions asked of her since they would have on their records that she was prescribed with +.50 glasses. So in testing her eyes they found that her eyes were fine with +1.00 glasses for reading but a little stronger than she really needs for her distance. So the best she can see on the eye chart without glasses now is maybe the 20/35 line or the 20/40 line. So So the 20/20, 20/25 and the 20/30 lines are too blurry for her to see anymore. So she in fact did get an increase from last year and even though her new glasses are slightly weaker than Danielle's old glasses because she now has a small astigmatism in both eyes that actually makes her glasses very close to the +1.00 anyway since that it is a power value as well. She apparently isn't having any problem adjusting to her new prescription if she says she can see so good with them already. Even though she was told that she mainly needs her glasses for reading but she can wear them to make distance clearer if she wants I think we both know that Vicky has every intention of wearing her glasses full time anyway. I'm sure Vicky can still see her phone messages without her glasses but it isn't as easy as it is with her glasses on. I wonder when she last tried to read a book without glasses? She can do it but after just a very short time the words in the book would soon start to get more and more blurry. Your first glasses were very close and not a problem when you first got your glasses but fter you had them for around 6 - 9 months didn't you find your close vision got blurry very quickly if tried reading without your glasses? Her glasses sound really nice and she probably look very attractive wearing her glasses. I was pretty sure she would more than willing to tell you everything she could about her eye exam and getting her own glasses finally. It seems like she really enjoyed the whole getting her eyes examined process. She seemed to be taking it all in and enjoyed all the tests on her eyes. Now that she has astigmatisms that is another part of the tests where she is a big part of getting her prescription as close to perfect as possible. She doesn't seem to even notice the astigmatisms which is great. Nice that she even got prescription sunglasses as well. after her eyes have a chance to fully adjust to her new glasses she should try wearing Danielle's old glasses just to see if she can see any difference between them. She should still be able to see really good with her old glasses but I think her focusing might be slightly blurry with Danielle's glasses. But they would still make a good backup pair in case something were to happen to her glasses. But she seems to take good care of her glasses anyway.

Danielle decided not to get contacts. I find that interesting but she must have figured that when she was wearing her contacts she was making her eye much more dependent on needing correction than by simply wearing glasses when she needs them. But she is clearly heading towards full time wear even though she is trying so hard not let that happen. She just needs enough people to tell her how good she looks wearing glasses and that will make it easier for her to start leaving her glasses on even more. But she seems like she I wearing them quite often anyway based on what you have said. Don't you see it that way as well? Thanks for the update!

Carrie 28 May 2016, 09:30

We met up with Danielle and Vicky today. Vicky picked up her new glasses this morning and was wearing them. She said she could see really clearly. She showed me the prescription card and it said +0.75 for both eyes in the sphere column and -0.25 for both eyes in the cylinder column with the angles for eye in the next column. She said she wore her +0.50 glasses to the eye test but told the optician that she could see with Danielle's old glasses. That prescription (+1 in both eyes) was fine for the near reading part of the test but slightly too strong for the distance part. She said the optician changed the lenses a few times and the letters got clearer and then he did some others tests before going back to the distance chart which seemed clearer. He then checked her near reading sight again. He told her that she should wear the new prescription mainly for reading but could wear them to make distances clearer if she wanted. She was also told she didn't need to wear them all the time but wouldn't do any harm if she does. Her glasses are black plastic frames with shiny metal arm and look really good on her. She also got the same frames made in to prescription sunglasses.

Danielle was wearing her own prescription sunglasses. She mentioned that the opticians wanted to sell her contacts again because she is on their records of having them last year, but she declined. She said she might buy a cheap pair of glasses in her new prescription online to see if they make any difference but is in no hurry to buy a more expensive frame.

Soundmanpt 27 May 2016, 08:04


You seem like a young lady that has about the same "put it out there" attitude as i have. By that I mean when you see something you like you don't have any problem expressing yourself to that person. That's the same with me. So in your case when you see a person of interest and she is wearing glasses you don't have any problem letting her know you like her glasses. We actually have something in common in that like you I only do this with women and not men. But to be completely honest I have no interest in how any man looks wearing glasses, but your right in that for the most part men don't usually have special looking glasses anyway. Women are far more likely to be wearing very stylish glasses. I also think because women are so into fashion and looks that it is much easier for another woman complementing another woman on her glasses or even her looks for that matter. But even being a guy I have made it a point that when I see an attractive young lady wearing glasses I will do everything possible to complement her on her glasses. Of course I never do this if she is with a date. But if she is alone or even better if she is with another young lady. If she is with friend or even several young ladies it is better because she going to feel safe. I usually just tell her that she looks really nice wearing glasses. Like you I always get a nice thank you and smile back in return. I mention that I used to be an optician so I tend to notice people and their glasses. So that is something else you might want to say to show why you have an interest in their glasses.

So when you ask to see their glasses and even try them on do you offer them your glasses to either hold on for you or try on if they want? Your glasses sound very nice and very expensive. When they try on your glasses are they likely going to find your glasses much weaker than their own or stronger than their glasses?

rafa 27 May 2016, 07:39


I’ve got myself some new big Dsquared 2 glasses, which I think are really cool, way bigger and bolder than the classic wayfarers, and I’m still waiting for some woman to approach me and say something about them, ahahaha. I get the odd glance sometimes but that’s about it. Maybe I should go more to airports…

caroline 27 May 2016, 05:34

I have not tried it on men, as its rare to see a man with something special in glasses fashion.

I picked it up from an eye scene correspondent called Murky, a few years ago.

I have never had a cold shoulder from this approach.

I really like to see children wearing fashion frames, showing their parents care about making them happy in Spex.

Likelenses 26 May 2016, 21:28


Do you only use these tactics on women,or do you hit on men also?

caroline 26 May 2016, 18:07

shopping centres and airports are my best spots for sightings. Airports are frequented by people who have money and style, and with time on their hands, its easy to sidle up, wait for an engaging look, and say

"Wow great glasses"

"Gee thank you", always comes back, and then I try either

"where did you get them, as my sister loves blue/green/yellow/large/cateye glasses, and she would love that style.

If really lucky, she will take them off to see the brand, then I ask occasionally

" can I hold them" and what a frisson of excitement,i may even ask to put them on, its rare to get that far.. Once I asked her to take a picture of me, wearing them, to show my sister..

Wearing Gucci frames myself, occasionally get a"I like yours too", and I reply

"Cant understand folk wanting contacts, or worse still surgery, when we can have the priveledge and fun of wearing glasses"

Soundmanpt 25 May 2016, 12:44


I could be wrong but since she clearly planned on wearing Danielle's previous glasses to her eye appointment and even though they went back to where they both got their eyes examined last year. So they would both have a vision history record on file. Even seeing that she was prescribed with +.50 last year i'm quite certain that they when they took her glasses from her and read the prescription on them that was what they put down as her current prescription and the starting point for her exam as well. They would have no idea if she may have gotten her eyes tested somewhere else during the past year and no reason to question her about her change in glasses since last year. Also Vicky seemed pretty determined that she wasn't going to leave their with anything less than +1.00 she was already wearing. Also if she would have been prescribed with +.75 glasses then just like Danielle they would have probably told her that she didn't need new glasses either because going down +.25 isn't enough to have her get new glasses and with her need for some astigmatism that extra +.25 would actually take the place of that +.25 as well. So I don't think she would have been happy being told that she only needs +.75 now even though she has astigmatisms now which is something new for her. I'm thinking they went off her glasses she came in wearing and upped that by +.25 along with her newly acquired astigmatisms. So if i'm right she has to very proud of herself for not only making her eyes need +1.00 glasses but even slightly worse than that now. Your about right in that like you her eyes now need some added help with focusing, so her glasses will now be fine tuning her eyes a bit. I'm sure she can't wait to get her glasses because just as you say she is going to feel completely justified wearing her glasses now. These will be her first real glasses that are going to hers. Her previous glasses were glasses that Danielle and her ordered on line for her to start wearing and then she wa wearing Danielle's glasses, but now these will really be her very own glasses made for her eyes. She should be able to adjust to her new glasses rather easily once she gets them If she notices much at all it will most likely be due to her astigmatism correction and not the added +25 she's getting. I'm sure you will be making a point to see her and Danielle as soon as she gets her glasses and I hope Vicky is very talkative about her glasses. If she is excited as I think she might be I think she will be more than happy to talk about her glasses. I'm sure you don't have any idea when her glasses are due to be finished but I would assume about 4 days to a week at most.

Carrie 25 May 2016, 10:34

Oops! Sorry about the multiple identical posts! I tapped "Submit" too many times.

Carrie 25 May 2016, 10:31

I read Danielle's reply again and I realised that she didn't actually say what Vicky's new prescription is, just that it had gone up by 0.25. I just presumed that it is now +0.75 with the astigmatism correction, up from her previous and real prescription of +0.50. You could be right that the increase is on the prescription in Danielle's old glasses that she wears. Either way I'm sure she will be happy that she can actually justify wearing glasses full time.

Does -0.25 astigmatism correction make much difference? I got the same at my last eye test. I can see clearer with my newer prescription than my previous one but I also got +.50 increase in my sphere prescription so I'm not sure which part of my prescription made my vision clearer or if it was a combination of both.

Carrie 25 May 2016, 10:31

I read Danielle's reply again and I realised that she didn't actually say what Vicky's new prescription is, just that it had gone up by 0.25. I just presumed that it is now +0.75 with the astigmatism correction, up from her previous and real prescription of +0.50. You could be right that the increase is on the prescription in Danielle's old glasses that she wears. Either way I'm sure she will be happy that she can actually justify wearing glasses full time.

Does -0.25 astigmatism correction make much difference? I got the same at my last eye test. I can see clearer with my newer prescription than my previous one but I also got +.50 increase in my sphere prescription so I'm not sure which part of my prescription made my vision clearer or if it was a combination of both.

Carrie 25 May 2016, 10:31

I read Danielle's reply again and I realised that she didn't actually say what Vicky's new prescription is, just that it had gone up by 0.25. I just presumed that it is now +0.75 with the astigmatism correction, up from her previous and real prescription of +0.50. You could be right that the increase is on the prescription in Danielle's old glasses that she wears. Either way I'm sure she will be happy that she can actually justify wearing glasses full time.

Does -0.25 astigmatism correction make much difference? I got the same at my last eye test. I can see clearer with my newer prescription than my previous one but I also got +.50 increase in my sphere prescription so I'm not sure which part of my prescription made my vision clearer or if it was a combination of both.

Carrie 25 May 2016, 10:31

I read Danielle's reply again and I realised that she didn't actually say what Vicky's new prescription is, just that it had gone up by 0.25. I just presumed that it is now +0.75 with the astigmatism correction, up from her previous and real prescription of +0.50. You could be right that the increase is on the prescription in Danielle's old glasses that she wears. Either way I'm sure she will be happy that she can actually justify wearing glasses full time.

Does -0.25 astigmatism correction make much difference? I got the same at my last eye test. I can see clearer with my newer prescription than my previous one but I also got +.50 increase in my sphere prescription so I'm not sure which part of my prescription made my vision clearer or if it was a combination of both.

Soundmanpt 25 May 2016, 09:42


I was hoping you would also be curious enough to get in contact with Danielle to see what the outcome of their eye exams were. Actually I think they both came away pretty happy. Danielle should be happy that her prescription hardly changed at all over the past year. And even though she was told that she should wear her glasses anytime her eyes feel tired or if she is having any trouble focusing which it seems like she has already been doing on her own anyway. But at least she wasn't told that she needs to wear her glasses full time yet. It was good to hear that the optician was honest with her by telling her she didn't need to get new glasses unless she wanted new frames and of course the with only such a small increase she wouldn't even be able to tell any difference if she did get new glasses. And somehow I have a feeling that Vicky is thrilled with her results as well but for a completely different reason. Danielle said that she needs an increase of about +.25 as well and she now has some astigmatisms. But I wonder if that increase is based from her eye exam last year when she was given a prescription of +.50 or if they increased her from the glasses she came in wearing this time which were Danielle's old glasses. I would assume that means her new prescription is now +1.25 with some astigmatisms as well. So i'm sure had to be extremely excited trying on all the different frames until she found the ones she can't live without. Whenever you all get together I hope you get a chance to ask Vicky exactly what her full prescription is now. I wouldn't think she would need more than either -.25 or -.50 for her astigmatism correction but even -.25 will make a difference to her in how she is able to focus now with her glasses.

Even though Danielle feels good about her results I really think your going to see her wearing her glasses more often as each month goes by. So just because she wasn't told that she needs to start wearing they probably know that she is going to find that her eyes will be tiring out faster and her focusing isn't going to be very good without her glasses so she will likely be wearing her glasses more often on her own. Doctors don't often like telling a patient that they should wear their glasses full time. In your case when you were told that they could tell that you were already wearing your glasses full time when they recommended that to you. Really they were just telling you that it was okay to wear your glasses all the time if you felt comfortable wearing them. And of the fact that you could see distance better with your glasses also played a big part as well. In Danielle's case she can still see distances pretty well just not as good as she can with he glasses on. Of course her distance is slowly going to continue to get worse to the point where she won't be able to make out what a sign says without her glasses and I would think she is smart enough that she will decide that she needs to start wearing her glasses full time.

Likelenses 24 May 2016, 22:43

Plus Tony

At one time,I dated a girl that had moved to the U.S. from Poland.

During our short dating period,she went to her optometrist one Sat. afternoon.

She was already wearing a pretty hefty Rx that was perhaps -7. or there about.

She was complaining that she wanted a stronger Rx,and the optometrist was reluctant to give her one.She said that in Poland if she wanted a stronger Rx, her optometrists always would comply.

She was a very persuasive girl,and she did come away with a stronger Rx that day.

Carrie 24 May 2016, 15:37

I texted Danielle and in part of my message I asked her how their visit to the optician went. It turns out that she was given a prescription that is only +0.25 stronger than her current one. The optician said she didn't need to get the prescription made unless she wanted to get new frames as the difference is so small. Like before, she was told her glasses are mainly for reading and for long periods of concentrating on distant objects. This time she was also told to wear her glasses at any other time her eyes felt tired or were having trouble focusing. She was relieved that she wasn't told to to wear glasses all the time.

Vicky also had a small change to her prescription. Going by Danielle's description Vicky's prescription went up by the same amount as hers but she also got a small correction for astigmatism.

Danielle decided not to get new glasses but Vicky did. Vicky's glasses should be ready by this coming weekend.

It's about 11:30pm here so I must go to bed now or I will get told off! (A grumpy girlfriend is not a good thing!)

Cactus Jack 24 May 2016, 15:27

Plus Tony,

Smartphones may have a lot to do with it. We have long recognized that there is a genetic component to myopia in asian populations and I have suspected that other populations may be genetically disposed to hyperopia. In the past, there was a cultural issue with young people wearing glasses with any prescription, but that seems to be rapidly disappearing.

Mild Hyperopia is easily corrected internally by a young person, for reading normal sized text at normal distances, but the tiny text on Smartphones is a "game changer". It is so small that you need to hold the phone closer then normal reading distances, maybe 6 to 8 inches or 15 to 20 cm. Focusing at those distances requires +6 to + 5 diopters on top of any internal distance correction using accommodation resources. The result is that glasses don't seem to be such a bad idea after a few viscous headaches or more importantly, inability to read a vital text from a friend. Vanity goes out the window.


Plus Tony 24 May 2016, 15:00

I was on a business trip to Poland last week and noticed something that I thought was interesting which suggests that Polish optometrists have a different approach to prescribing than here in the UK. I noticed a considerable number of younger people (15-25) wearing low plus prescriprions full time. My impression is that here in the UK most opticians would not suggest full time wear to most young hyperopes with prescriptions of under +1.5 unless they also had a complication such as lazy eye or astigmatism. However in Poland it seems that a prescription of +1 in both eyes could easily result in a suggestion of full time glasses. Of course it could be a fashion thing but the incidence seemed to be too high for that to be the only explanation - especially as it seemed to apply equally to boys and girls.

Less surprising but equally welcome was the number of full time plus wearers in the 35-45 age group, some with varifocals but many with single vision lenses.

I wonder what the explanation for the high incidence of young plus wearers is. Could it just be the incidence of smart phones and other devices with small screens?

Savian 21 May 2016, 14:59

Today I atended a workshop and had some interesting sightings. Of the 12 girls present 6 wore glasses. On top of that was the instructor in her early thirties, ten years older than the rest of us and absolutely gorgeous. She had a delicate face and wore thin, big plastic frames with lenses around -3. Of paricipants five had minus prescriptons and one was farsighted. The interesting part began, when the instructor wrote something on a flipchart and the girl next to me - tall, blonde, fashionable - complained that she couldn't see it that well. I became keen-eared, but only when another bespectacled girl joined the two of us she started talking about her glasses. Apparently the glasses she was wearing have been too weak for a rather long time and she's getting new ones next week. The current ones have a prescription of -3.00 for the right eye and -3.25 for the left. Then she said - and I kid you not - that her left eye jumped up to -5.00! No wonder she got problems seeing the flip chart...On this point the other girl intervened, proclaiming that she sees nothing at all without glasses as she was -8. To be honest I would have guessed even higher because of the mighty power rings in her round, tortoise shell, plastic glasses. My personal highlight of the day though, was the plussie girl. It was very bright outside, and when she came back from the lunch break and took off her sunglasses (plano, I think) she went bare-eyed for a minute, before she took her normal glasses back out, which I'd estimate to be a +4 script. All in all a very good day.

Soundmanpt 21 May 2016, 10:41


Several nice sightings. I know you commented a long time ago that this coffee shop must be close to a school and tends to cater to the local students. So I guess it's not too surprising to see a number of students wearing glasses when there in there. There's something very arousing about watching an attractive young lady clean her glasses on her clothes. Sometimes if you watch closely you can even see them squinting while I assume they must be just testing their eyes without their glasses. At any rate a nice sighting for you. Even better that you didn't get caught. I have been hoping for an update about Danielle and Vicky since you were last with them when you were all wearing your prescription sunglasses and doing a fair amount of drinking as well. I was surprised that Vicky had prescription sunglasses but I assume Danielle must have gotten a pair when she was still wearing +1.00 glasses so of course she would give them to Vicky since they were pretty much useless to her since her own prescription had changed. Clearly Danielle is slowly getting closer and closer to wearing her glasses full time even if she doesn't want to and is trying desperately to avoid getting dependent on her glasses. If she is now keeping her glasses on all day while she is at work that is at least 8 hours her eyes are looking through correction. I'm sure when she takes her glasses off after work her eyes not nearly as comfortable as they were all day long. No wonder she gives in to sometimes wearing them while watching TV. Just like when she was testing her eyes with and without her glasses with seeing things in the distance and seeing her phone. She seemed really proud of the fact that she could still read a poster without her glasses but at the same time admitted that it was much easier with her glasses. I'm sure she was straining her eyes badly when she was trying to read that poster. So without straining her eyes most likely it would have been too blurry for her to see it well enough to read it. And she already knows her ability to see close up without her glasses is pretty much gone now. Even though she feels like her eyesight hasn't changed much if at all I honestly think it has and she will be getting at least a small increase again. You didn't say if Vicky also tested her like Danielle did or not but I really wish she would have. If she had i thinks she might have said about the same thing with reading the words on that poster as Danielle said. But Vicky should still be able to see her phone pretty well without her glasses. But now she is probably only able to see close up for a very short time before things start to go blurry on her without her glasses. You had about the same glasses as she has and after you had your first glasses fro about a year I think you were at the point where you could still see mall print but only for a short time. Now Vicky is probably right in that her glasses are most likely perfect for her eyes much like when she went in wearing her +.50 glasses last year. I wouldn't think that she will need stronger glasses than the ones she is wearing but I don't think she is going to have to talk them into letting her continue wearing her glasses either. She is going to find the eye chart a much bigger challenge than it was last year without her glasses. With her glasses she should be able to see it perfectly. Just like you, they may tell her that she needs to wear her glasses all the time now. Depending on what notes they took from her eye exam from last year may play a part as well. if they noted that she came in wearing glasses then even though they weren't prescribed to her and now she comes in wearing even stronger glasses and again not her own glasses they should get the idea that this girl just wants to wear glasses and they might go a long with her and give her an increase thinking that must be the reason she is getting her eyes examined even though she is seeing perfectly fine with her glasses. I guess you won't know until you have a chance to meet up with them again? But I have a feeling your also going to be curious enough to want to have that meeting very soon. Also the sooner the better because they are both more likely to remember what was said at their exams while it si still fresh on their minds. As more time goes by things get forgotten.

Carrie 20 May 2016, 15:00

We went to see our friends Danielle and Vicky on Wednesday evening. We met up at the coffee shop where Vicky works to wait for her shift to finish. At the next table were 3 female students, 2 very attractive and one a bit plain looking. I suddenly realised by the way one of the attractive ones was sitting that she was polishing a pair of glasses on her jumper. She put them on and I could see she had a moderate minus prescription in dark rectangular plastic frames. As I was looking at her (without getting caught looking by anyone, especially her or Gemma!) I noticed the other attractive one was also polishing her glasses on her clothes and put them on shortly after her friend. She had thin gold colour frames with a much weaker minus prescription than her friend. The plain looking one didn't wear glasses at any point but I was half expecting her to put some on.

Vicky joined us when she finished her shift. We got a bit loud and giggley and got some disapproving looks from some students revising on another nearby table so we quietened down but not before Danielle said, not quite loud enough for them or the other customers to hear, "If they want to revise in a quiet place they should f**k off to their library!" which made us laugh loudly again.

A bit later Danielle put her glasses on to find something on her phone to show me. She kept them on for a bit after that and compared how well she could see the letters on a poster across the room with and without her glasses and then compared reading text on her phone with and without her glasses. She said the poster was a bit sharper with her glasses on but could still read it all without glasses. The phone was a different matter - difficult to read without straining hard without glasses but fine with glasses. She said that she and Vicky were getting their eyes tested on Saturday morning as they had a reminder letter each from their optician saying that it has been a year since their last eye test and they were due for another one. Danielle doesn't think her eyes have changed much if at all but checks at different times of the day to see if tiredness affects her sight. She said she needs her glasses more the more tired she is but tries to avoid wearing them too much outside work so she doesn't get dependant on them. She also said she keeps her glasses on all day at work now and occasionally wears them to watch TV. Vicky said she also thinks her eyes haven't changed but will tell the optician that she can see perfectly with Danielle's old glasses on. I will be very interested to hear how their eye tests went.

Moonshiner 16 May 2016, 23:38

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Soundmanpt 13 May 2016, 12:40

no name please ignore the post below because you wouldn't be interested and I don't want you to waste your precious time reading it.

Soundmanpt 13 May 2016, 12:38


Yeah now that you mention it I do remember when you first commented about a new girl and you were excited that she was getting glasses for the first time and even happier when she got them and was wearing them full time straight away. Am I right that she wore her glasses for a couple of weeks and then wasn't wearing them for a few weeks but then she soon was back to wearing them full time. You assumed that she maybe only wore them the first week or two so her eyes could adjust to them and then she tried to go without them but she likely missed the good vision they gave her so she went back to wearing them full time. I'm not sure exactly when it was but I do recall that she got an increase at about the same time as her sister got her first pair of glasses. I could be wrong but it seems like your colleague hadn't even had her first glasses a year yet. So most likely when her sister was talking about getting her eyes examined she directed her to her doctor and while she was there with her sister she maybe decided to get her eyes checked again even though she wasn't due to get her eyes examined yet. I know you were excited to see her sister come by showing off her new glasses because you said she was every bit as hot if not hotter than her sister. Again I know time really does seem to go by fast but I don't either one of them were due to get their eyes examined this soon, I don't think it has been a year already that they both got their glasses? Your colleagues first glasses I recall were really very weak except that she had the prisms in her glasses which meant that she needed to wear her glasses even though she could still see pretty well without them. So I think at first she just liked the idea of being able to wear glasses to give herself a different look. Now with her 2nd increase her glasses are probably a lot more necessary to her. Without them now everything has to much more blurry and with her need for prisms she almost certainly gets double vision if she has her glasses off for more than a few seconds now. Good thing she doesn't seem to mind wearing glasses because she is going to be wearing from now on as well as her sister. If either of them try going without their glasses besides the double vision they now get headaches. When they get married which is almost certain at some point they will both be getting married wearing glasses. There is an interesting question not only for you but one you might want to ask your glasses wearing friends. Would they wear their glasses to get married in or not?

Carrie 13 May 2016, 11:10

They don't care or like what we post but they still take the time to post their own comments. Very odd.

Well we don't care that you don't care. You can continue telling us that you don't care but we will continue posting about glasses.

Soundmanpt 13 May 2016, 09:44


I couldn't agree more. That is exactly what I do and I have no problem if anyone chooses to ignore my posts.

lentifan 13 May 2016, 09:38

Clearly you do, anonymous poster, otherwise you would do what the rest of us do when we don't care about something. We ignore it.

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Carrie 12 May 2016, 15:05

Soundmanpt - these are the 3rd pair of glasses for my colleague but I'm pretty sure it's only the 2nd pair for her sister. My colleague mentioned today that she feels almost completely used to her new glasses and she really notices the difference when she takes them off.

I haven't seen her sister in her new glasses yet.

Soundmanpt 10 May 2016, 16:30


Pretty normal for your work colleagues prescription to increase as well as her sister's. You need to remind me, but weren't they both first time glasses wearer's? I think it is almost 100% that anyone after getting their first glasses can almost expect that they will be needing at least some kind of increase once their eyes have gotten adjusted to their glasses and settled in so to say. I would assume if she said everything went up by - or +0.5 she is referring to her SPH and her CYL and maybe her prism changed as well but that number usually runs as just a number such as a 3 or 4 or 5 or whatever. Her axis could be different and that number usually is anywhere from 0 - 180 but it is not a power number, so being say 155 isn't any stronger than being a 31. Generally speaking if they both went back to the same doctor that examined their eyes before I would think the axis number should be about the same as before.

I'm not sure why I took the time to explain all this to you since according to some jerk in here you and I are both the same person.

Carrie 10 May 2016, 14:15

My friend and colleague who has the prism prescription has got new glasses. She said she had noticed that she wasn't seeing quite so clearly so got her eyes tested and was given a stronger prescription. She said "If I remember correctly everything went up by 0.5". She only got her new glasses on Saturday and is still getting used to them, especially the left eye but everything does seem clearer now.

She also said that her sister got her eyes tested immediately after her and also got a stronger prescription. She also picked up her new glasses on Saturday. I look forward to seeing her sister wearing her new glasses!

I haven't seen my friend's new prescription written down so I am not sure exactly what parts of her prescription have gone up. I am guessing it is probably the sphere and cylinder and possibly the prism (can the prism go up by 0.5?). I presume that the axis wouldn't change by 0.5, only by a whole number and only by a very small amount if at all?

I didn't ask about her sister's prescription but I will try to casually ask her sister the next time I see her.

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eye-catcher 07 May 2016, 18:47

too bad about your mood. that's your problem, not mine. but just fyi i would wager you $10,000 that your real name isn't Soundmanpt. duh.

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Carrie 07 May 2016, 06:10

We all woke up this morning feeling a bit 'delicate'. Danielle actually wore her regular glasses this morning. She said they make her eyes feel better when hung over or tired. My vision seemed worse than usual this morning before I put my glasses on. When I put my glasses on they seemed to give even better vision than usual but I'm guessing it's the same and just seems even better compared to my un-corrected hung over vision. 😃

Soundmanpt 07 May 2016, 06:01


It sounds as if you might wake up with a slight headache if your drinking too much wine. A small price for having a good time with friends. Anyway I didn't know that Gemma or Danielle and even Vickie had gotten prescription sunglasses. I suppose Gemma and Danielle got theirs maybe when they got their last regular glasses, but how did Vickie get hers? On line maybe? It could be that they all went on line to get their sunglasses. Happy hangover!

Carrie 06 May 2016, 15:31

It was nearly the end of my shift at work today when 3 gorgeous women walked in and all 3 of them were wearing prescription sunglasses. The 3 women were my girlfriend Gemma with our friends Danielle and Vicky. I bought a few bottles of wine (staff discount!) and we went back to my garden to enjoy the lovely weather we're having in the UK at the moment (at last!). I put my own prescription sunglasses on and I must say I think we looked rather cool and sexy! Shame there was no one else around to see. When the sun went down and we went inside we changed back to our regular glasses, except Danielle who just went bare eyed. Actually I would have been surprised if she had put her regular glasses on.

I can't write any more as I am a little bit drunk and Danielle and Vicky are staying the night and we haven't finished the wine yet. Got to get back to the girls!

Plus Tony 01 May 2016, 02:36

I found myself on my last local train home on Thursday night with only three other people. Unusually we were all wearing glasses and plus wearers were in the majority. There was a woman of about 30 with a nice acetate frame and about -3. To my right an older lady who took out her readers and wore them the whole journey. A very stylish Police frame also plastic/acetate. The star of the show was a young woman in her early 20s with frames from the Gok Wan specsavers collection that were (I would guess) at least +5. They looked fabulous on her and she was very attractive with gorgeous eyes that looked fantastic with the magnification. If it had been a daytime train I might have been tempted to strike up an eyesight related conversation but I didn't think it was appropriate at nearly midnight. I must admit that I would have loved to try her glasses to see (or not) what I might have been able to see with them. However that is not really the way I behave so I put the thought out of my mind.

Carrie - your pleasure at the hairdressers reminded me that three of my female hairdressers in recent years have had specs. My current hairdresser wears glasses but mainly on top of her head. She is about my age and they are a plus prescription but initially I thought they were just plain lenses for style. When I first walked in wearing specs about 7 months ago she asked to try mine and commented that they seemed a little stronger than hers. She was surprised that I needed mine all the time. A colleague of hers wears a big frame with about +2 when cutting hair but I don't know if she wears full time or not. My previous hairdresser who sadly moved away started wearing full time immediately after she had a baby. She was about 35 at the time with somewhere between +1 and +2 and a very stylish frame with the edges of the lenses visible at each side. She was stunningly pretty anyway but her glasses were so stylish that they acentuated her beauty fantastically.

Carrie 26 Apr 2016, 13:07

Soundmanpt - she didn't actually say if she was supposed to wear them all the time or just for close work and reading. I just presumed they were for close up because they didn't look very strong. I would guess her prescription was no more than +1.00.

I think she was quite excited about her glasses but we soon got chatting about other things. She's so sweet, she always asks how my family and Gemma are. I know it's part of the job being polite and friendly, like my job, but she always sounds genuine and remembers Gemma's name rather than just "your girlfriend".

I would love to go more often but I just can't justify it financially! She is attractive but isn't the type I would go for if for some horrible reason I found myself single.

Soundmanpt 26 Apr 2016, 07:42


I'm pretty sure you were quite excited when you went in and saw that she was wearing glasses for the first time? It kind of sounded like she was almost excited about getting glasses as well? Did you get that idea from her willingness to talk so easy about getting glasses? In her chatting did she say if she was advised to wear her glasses all the time or just when she is doing close things such as hair or reading? because she was having problems with her eyes feeling tired at the end of the day it kind of sounds like she may have some astigmatism issues as well as being slightly long sighted. Anyway I guess now you can look forward to going and getting your hair done now that she will be wearing glasses.

Carrie 25 Apr 2016, 13:40

My hairdresser got glasses! I went for a trim on Saturday and saw that she was wearing roundish dark plastic frames with a very low plus prescription. Just like most hairdressers she is very chatty and was more than happy to tell me about getting glasses when I complimented her on her eyewear. She said she had been noticing her eyes felt tired at the end of the working day and mentioned it to one the other girls who suggested she her eyes tested. She did and was told that she is slightly long sighted and glasses would help with reading and close up work. She can't remember her prescription but does know it isn't very strong. She said that her eyes feel much better now especially when she is doing a fiddly style. She's just a few years older than me and quite pretty.

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gwgs 22 Apr 2016, 03:50

I had a truly wonderful sighting last night in the pub of all places! A hot young attractive blonde in her late 20's to early 30's was standing at the bar wearing a stunning pair of big high gloss black aviators with contrasting gold arms and bridge detailing which really stood out - her prescription wasn't significant at all, but that doesn't matter in my opinion when the wearer and the frames are as on point as she was.

I waited behind her and her friends to order the next round of drinks and her friend asked if I wanted to get to the bar and moved out of the way to let me through, I was then standing next to this blonde beauty and we exchanged glances for what felt like several very long seconds. Her friends then all picked up their drinks and moved off to find a table, I thought I was in luck as they put their drinks on the table next to where I was and I thought I could then start a conversation with her, for them to then see a friend outside and move there. The friend I was with thinks she works round the corner from the pub so I might have a walk down and see if I can see her.

Before anyone says why didn't I say anything when we standing next to each other - as you may know from previous posts it takes quite a lot of dutch courage for me to chat to people in these situations, maybe if I'd had a couple more pints inside me I would've done :(

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Carrie 20 Apr 2016, 10:22

Soundmanpt - I don't think it was the glasses Gemma noticed but rather the very attractive woman wearing them. I compare how strong a prescription looks and the type of prescription to how prescriptions look on people I know, such as Gemma and my cousin as well as my own prescription. I have also learned a lot from reading Eyescene over the last 5 and a bit years.

I don't know if any of the students I mentioned were full time wearers as they were still there when we left still revising for their exams. I'm sort of glad I didn't go to Uni as I pretty much had enough of education by the time I finished college. Maybe if I had gone on and got a degree I might have got a higher paid job but I love my job and the people I work with and anyway having a degree is no guarantee of a well paid job or a job you love.

astigmaphile 20 Apr 2016, 08:22

The people who frequent this website like women in glasses. It's time anonymous arsehole is blocked from posting here.

 19 Apr 2016, 20:23

Is it possible to delete the links to pics of woman wearing glasses? They generally hide good looks.

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Moonshiner 28 Mar 2015, 01:46

I deleted several unacceptable posts from this thread, including some from two IP address using multiple user names.

The first of these used the names “Show Thyself” then “Rob” then “Melyssa”.

The second posted with user names “A.J” and “Melyssa” and with no name.

The link to the photos in question was also posted from this IP, there were no posts from these addresses prior to mid March.

Both IP addresses will be blocked if there are any more inappropriate posts from them.

Melyssa 19 Apr 2016, 12:27

Several years ago I purchased this frame:

On the professional bowling show Sunday from Portland, Maine, in the crowd was a woman with long gray hair, and she wore this frame.

Also, top female bowler Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, who was supposed to have had Lasik when she and her sister, Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, had a makeover that was shown on TV over 10 years ago, was wearing a new pair of glasses, with a little hint of cat's-eyes in the shape. This replaced her rectangular frames from the instructional videos she does.

Soundmanpt 19 Apr 2016, 10:30


Sounds like a nice multi sighting of student glasses wearers. It seems like even Gemma tends to notice other attractive females if they are wearing glasses now. These students even managed to cause you to not even mention Danielle's gf working behind the counter, the lovely glasses wearing Vickie. You have come a long way over the past 5 years or so. Back then you always wanted to wear glasses but didn't need them and you had a bf. Then you got your first glasses and soon after met and fell in love with Gemma and now you're so into glasses that you have gotten very good at determining if their glasses glasses are for distance or close up and even about how strong they appear to be, You only get good at that by looking very closely at people's glasses which you surely pay close attention to.

Carrie 18 Apr 2016, 12:50

I saw several students with glasses in our favourite coffee shop. I couldn't see all of them properly but I did see 2 that were mild minus or astigmatism prescriptions and 2 low plusses. One of the low plus students was very attractive and I noticed that Gemma had a second look at her. Another student I saw was wearing a much stronger plus prescription. It looked stronger than mine, probably at least as strong as my cousin's. She was also good looking but not as good looking as the other student. I presumed she was a full time wearer but at one point she pushed her glasses on top of her head and got up to buy another coffee. When she sat down again she put her glasses back on and had a couple of sips of coffee. She briefly chatted to the people she was sitting with before turning her attention to her laptop again.

 18 Apr 2016, 10:15

some of us think nearsightedness is highly attractive, cubicle.

OnLooker 18 Apr 2016, 06:43

Airports are just great for sightings...

gerry 17 Apr 2016, 13:21

I would love to chat to any lady with a high magnification RX. Does your RX keep increasing or dies it stabilise in time. Or after a while do you also need bi focals. Can you have high index lenses for thick magnification lenses and are they expensive. Have fun take good care Gerry xx

Cubicle 17 Apr 2016, 07:25

She was cute but being so nearsighted is not attractive.

Eyestein 17 Apr 2016, 01:06

Sorry. I meant regarding Cubicle 14 Apr 2016, 15:57.

Eyestein 17 Apr 2016, 01:01

Do you mean the small asian girl was not sexy or the sight of her texting was not sexy?

 16 Apr 2016, 21:19

I saw a soman with glasses. Whoopty fu ming doo.

Melyssa 16 Apr 2016, 08:30

Last night at ye olde bowling alley, a woman in our league who wore glasses through the 2013-14 season and then no longer did, put glasses on when getting ready to bowl each time, and she took them off immediately upon finishing her frame (bowling, not glasses -- LOL). She was a number of lanes over from where I was, but it looked as though the length of the frames was a bit short, as her glasses looked like straight drop-temples based on how she was wearing them, even though the sides connected midway at the front, unlike my favorite styles of drop-temples and cat's-eyes. Several days from now, when the results are posted, I will know if the glasses helped her bowling or not.

Cubicle 14 Apr 2016, 16:18

I came across a cute girl in the metro (good place for sightings). She was sporting big black glasses with very thick minus lenses. Huge cut in, at least minus 10. Long black hair, mini skirt and classy heels. She walked towards me looking at me, and walked in. The she was looking at her phone up close. Sexy legs walking with her heels clacking on the floor. I came off the metro and by chance saw her again as I was going to my rendez-vous.

She was such a fantasy with her sexy legs, nice ass, high heels and sexu coke bottle glasses. Mmmm

Cubicle 14 Apr 2016, 15:57

I was riding the subway the other day when I came across a small and cute Asian 20 y/o girl. She wore at least -15 black wayfarers. She was texting on her mobile phone and she had to look at the screen without her glasses, with her eyes 2cm from her phone. Not sexy.

Poor girl,

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Likelenses 09 Apr 2016, 22:08

While browsing in an indoor flea market yesterday,I spotted a fairly tall very attractive blonde,probably early forties.

She was sporting large amber colored frames,containing huge lightly tinted brown minus lenses ,estimated to be about -14.

As she wandered about the store,she would pick up various items,and rather than look down at them,she would lift them up to eye level,and peer at them over the top of her glasses.She would slowly move the item nearer ,or closer,and when she found the proper viewing distance,would stare at it.

She spent about fifteen minutes in the store,then thanked the owner,and left without buying a thing.

Defiantly a great fifteen minutes of fun for me.Good thing that Cheryl was not there,as she would not have found it amusing.

Soundmanpt 06 Apr 2016, 17:44


It has to make you feel good when someone like her totally appreciates how your glasses look on you as well as on her. There is no better flattery than that. It's nice when your able to talk so freely with someone that very clearly has decided that she likes wearing glasses all the time now. You kind of share a common bond now. Like you she is very open about discussing her eyesight with and without her glasses and somehow don't you think she likes how she now really needs her glasses even for seeing distances. You have to wonder when she first started to notice that her eyesight wasn't as good as it used to be for seeing distances? Was those early days whens she first got her glasses and was wearing them full time or was it later on after she had gone to part time wear? Needles to say it never hurts when the boyfriend, or in your case, enjoys seeing their partner wearing glasses. I'm sure you have made that very clear to Gemma many times how much you like how she looks wearing glasses. Kinda fun for you wearing her glasses while she was running to show her mom how your glasses look on her. All this had to make your day a very pleasant one?

Carrie 06 Apr 2016, 11:39

My colleague's daughter came in again today. She noticed that I was wearing a different pair of glasses from when she saw me the other day. She asked if she could try them on to see what they looked like on her. She took a selfish and was quite pleased how she looked. She then went to find her mum to show her in person and left me with her own glasses to wear so I could still see. She came back a few minutes later and we swapped back to our own glasses. She said her mum liked the look of the frame on her but would rather she waited until next year before getting another pair as she already has two in her current prescription. As we were already talking about glasses I took the opportunity to ask her about her eyesight without glasses. She said she can read normal size text but it's quite tiring trying to focus and smaller text is just too much of a struggle. She took her glasses off at this point and looked around before putting them back on again. She said that looking around was like a photo that is slightly out of focus - you can see what it is you are looking at but the fine detail isn't there. When she puts her glasses on everything is clearer and her eyes feel more comfortable. I told her that it's pretty much the same for me. I asked her what her boyfriend thought about her glasses and she said he likes how they magnify her eyes slightly. I showed her my "Disney cute character" look (imagine any cute Disney animal with big soppy eyes and that's the look!) which will probably make a lot of boys melt when she does it.

Soundmanpt 03 Apr 2016, 10:31


You tried to do the right thing by being nice to him thinking that with being a little older he should have matured some. Sadly I think some people never grow up. This seems to be the case with him. Yeah and since he made comments about both you and Gemma wearing glasses maybe he doesn't fancy a girl wearing glasses. His comment to Gemma was clearly meant to get her to take off her glasses but she made it clear she had no interest in taking off her glasses for him. you now have quite a few female friends that wear glasses and I have not heard you ever say that anyone of them doesn't look as good because she is wearing glasses. I have never seen any girl not look as attractive wearing glasses as she does without them. Like you said your brother doesn't seem to have any problem with how Gemma looks wearing glasses. Then he proceeded to question you about your glasses. Even doing a childish eye test that small kids might do by asking how many fingers am I holding up. How stupid! Every girl likes that one i'm sure. I'm sure when you with someone and your talking about glasses your fine if someone were to ask you how well you can read a sign across the room without your glasses? I suggest if you ever happen across this guy again you don't even slow down and just walk past him as if he isn't even there.

As for your work colleague's daughter it is hard to say why she started off wearing her glasses for a few weeks and them only for reading. But you could be right that they told her to wear them so her eyes would adjust to them. Like you say maybe thinking that after her eyes got adjusted she would just continue to wear them all the time. Not counting on the fact that at 16 here eyes were still strong enough that she able do without them after a few weeks. Then later on realizing that it was easier to just keep her glasses on and not be taking them off all the time when she wasn't reading. Only she knows the answer to that. Anyway I agree with you that since her eyes are still changing and she even knows she is going ot need stronger glasses next year getting expensive designer glasses is kind of a waste of good money. Her mom works with you so you know she doesn't make a lot of money and with her daughter only being 16 I doubt that she has much of an income to afford expensive glasses. You probably should pass along the idea to her or her mom about getting extra glasses if she wants them on line would not be so bad.

Carrie 03 Apr 2016, 03:57

Soundmanpt - I thought I would give my ex a chance to show that he'd matured into an adult now we're all in our 20s. If he had been my first boyfriend I might well have tried dating a girl back then to see if I got treated better and if the sex was better. He didn't like the fake glasses I wore at school. I don't think he likes women to wear glasses, especially after hearing the comment he made to Gemma. One of my brothers fancies Gemma and he has said that her glasses don't make her any less beautiful. Which is true.

I believe my colleague's daughter was told to wear her first full time for a few weeks to get used to them. She probably thought she could stick with just wearing when really needed and didn't realise that the optician probably thought she would stick with full time. I'm guessing that she remembered that she could see clearly at all distances when she used to wear her glasses full time so tried it again and discovered that everything was clear again. It does sound like she could well end up with a much stronger prescription if she started at +2 something and then up + 3 something and already knows she is getting a stronger prescription next year.

She is very confident and has decided to embrace her bad eyesight by wanting multiple pairs. If were here I would wait a few years before spending a lot of money on designer glasses but she could get some nice looking pairs at a lower cost online.

Carrie 03 Apr 2016, 03:57

Soundmanpt - I thought I would give my ex a chance to show that he'd matured into an adult now we're all in our 20s. If he had been my first boyfriend I might well have tried dating a girl back then to see if I got treated better and if the sex was better. He didn't like the fake glasses I wore at school. I don't think he likes women to wear glasses, especially after hearing the comment he made to Gemma. One of my brothers fancies Gemma and he has said that her glasses don't make her any less beautiful. Which is true.

I believe my colleague's daughter was told to wear her first full time for a few weeks to get used to them. She probably thought she could stick with just wearing when really needed and didn't realise that the optician probably thought she would stick with full time. I'm guessing that she remembered that she could see clearly at all distances when she used to wear her glasses full time so tried it again and discovered that everything was clear again. It does sound like she could well end up with a much stronger prescription if she started at +2 something and then up + 3 something and already knows she is getting a stronger prescription next year.

She is very confident and has decided to embrace her bad eyesight by wanting multiple pairs. If were here I would wait a few years before spending a lot of money on designer glasses but she could get some nice looking pairs at a lower cost online.

Soundmanpt 02 Apr 2016, 11:56


Your other sighting was a much better one. The daughter of you work colleague getting new glasses. Not unusual at all for her to need an increase in her prescription after having her glasses for a bout a year. Interesting what she said about how she wore her first glasses. When she got them she wore them full time for the first few weeks and then only for reading. I am curious if she was wearing them full time so she could get used to wearing glasses and to let her eyes adjust to them? Or was she wearing them because they were something new and she maybe liked how she looked wearing glasses? You said she looks more like she is 25 instead of only being 16. She may have thought that wearing glasses helped give her an older appearance? If your at close to being right about her first glasses being around +2.00 I would think her distance vision must have been pretty blurry with her glasses on. But then she went to part time wear just for reading. Then a few months ago she found that she needed her glasses not only for reading but distance as well. This should sound almost exactly like what happened with your cousin when she started wearing glasses. Nice that she has no interest at all in getting contacts. She seems perfectly fine with wearing glasses. She must be extremely confident in her looks wearing glasses which is great to hear. I'm sure she is every bit as attractive wearing glasses as she is without her glasses. Nice that you could swap glasses with her and find that her glasses are about the same as yours in fact her glasses must be slightly stronger than yours if she said your glasses seemed a little bit weaker. With her only being 16 and her glasses are already at least as strong as your glasses are by the time she is your age her glasses might be really strong.

Soundmanpt 02 Apr 2016, 11:25


You had a couple of interesting sightings for sure. That ex-bf was a piece of work back when you dated him in school and he seems at least as bad now as he was then. Honestly the way he was acting I am surprised when he started up by saying that Gemma was hot but he would prefer her without glasses, that would have been enough to give him the finger and walk away. Gemma did come back with a great reply by telling him that was a good reason for her to keep her glasses on. Of course the fool still didn't let up and continued to say and do stupid things. When he insisted on you taking off your glasses i'm not sure why you would even do that? Your way too nice. You should have just told him "no" as you walked away. Then when he started with the holding up fingers routine You were much nicer than you should have been. You should have just taken your glasses back and said "I'm not blind, sadly I can see you only too well without my glasses" He was acting more like a bully than what should have been an old friend. If this jerk were your last bf I could easily understand why you became a lesbian. I knew it wasn't your last bf because you are still good friends with him and his new gf. I know you said that she is beautiful and now that now that she wears glasses full time i'm sure you think she is even more beautiful than she was before she got glasses.

Carrie 02 Apr 2016, 09:46

A better sighting than my previous post -

I mentioned a few weeks ago that a colleague of mine mentioned that her daughter was getting a stronger prescription after wearing glasses for a year. The daughter is on Easter holidays at the moment and came in to the shop during the week. She is quite stunningly beautiful and looks about 25 instead of her actual age of 16. I can't remember exactly how her lenses looked the last time I saw her but I remember estimating her prescription as around +2.00. This time I estimated her prescription to be around +3.00. She spoke to another of my colleagues that she knows better who commented how nice the new glasses looked. My colleague's daughter thanked her and said she needs them all the time. She said she wore her old ones all the time for a few weeks after getting them but then used them mainly for reading. But went back to wearing them all the time a few months ago as she was having trouble seeing clearly at all distances and the glasses helped a lot. Her new glasses are stronger and she can see even better now and she definitely needs them all the time as her eyes are quite crappy now and she can see everything so much better with glaases than without. My colleague asked how strong her glasses are and she said "3 something, I think. I have to get a stronger prescription next year once I have got used to this one." I was pleased with myself that I had estimated the prescription so well and interested to hear that she was going to get a stronger prescription next year. I then introduced myself and she said she did remember me. I pointed out that her prescription sounded very close to mine of +2.50 and +3.00. She offered her glasses to me so I offered mine to her. I couldn't really tell if they were much stronger than mine but I could see just fine with them. She said she couldn't tell much difference but thought that mine were very slightly weaker. She said that the optician said she could have got an even stronger prescription this time but it would be too strong for her eyes to adjust for far distance so she has to adjust a step at a time. I even asked her if she would ever get contacts or surgery and that was a definite no to both. She said "I quite like glasses now and I would like to get several different pairs so I can mix and match them with different outfits!"

I have to admit I am more attracted to her than before. Not just her looks but her personality also seems older than she is. Very nice to talk with. Just occasionally she would say something in a way that reminded you that she was only 16. But even if I was single and she was gay I wouldn't go for her. Too young.

Carrie 02 Apr 2016, 08:27

Wasn't sure which section to post this in so I am posting it here.

I was out with my girlfriend and a few of our friends when an ex boyfriend of mine spotted me and came over. We haven't seen each other since I left school. Not that I wanted to - We were only together for a few months and he basically used me as a sort of trophy that he could parade in front of his mates. I regret all the times we spent together especially the sex (which he enjoyed far more than I did. I just lay there and made the right noises). On the plus side he was never really nasty to me. He dumped me for another girl that he treated the same way. Anyway, he came over and seemed at first like he had grown up. He looked at me and then Gemma and said "I heard you'd gone lezzy! Is this your girlfriend?" I said yes and Gemma just smiled politely. Then he said "She's hot but I would prefer her without the glasses." Gemma instantly came back with "Well that sounds like a good reason for me to keep my glasses on!" He then turned his attention to me. "Do you need those glasses? You didn't have them at school, well not ones with proper lenses" he said. I explained that the ones I had at school were fake and I wore them to look different. The ones I wear now are very real and I need them all the time as my eyesight has got gradually worse. He then insisted I take my glasses off and he did the whole "How many fingers am I holding up?" thing. I explained to him that I can still see it's just a little fuzzy. He then insisted on trying my glasses on and obviously couldn't see anything. He then held them at arms length and noticed that the lenses magnified things. "I remember that your tits were big but I bet they look massive through these. Even with your clothes on they look bigger than I remember." I'm a bit self-conscious about my boobs and him drawing attention to them didn't help but somehow I came back with "They probably do but I expect that your dick still looks tiny even though my glasses!". Then one of my friends said "Maybe it was you straining your eyes to find his dick that made you eventually need glasses!" We all laughed at that but he didn't. He just gave my glasses back and tried to work his 'charms' on my friends. It didn't work and he walked off after saying that they were all a bunch of lezzies. I don't know what he really wanted but it wasn't just him being polite and sociable. If he thought he could charm his way into my knickers he had set himself a challenge that was destined to fail. As for my friends - well none of the ones there were lesbian (apart from Gemma) but they are all good at spotting a sleazy bloke who needs avoiding. He may have managed to get his way with me before but I was much younger and rather suggestible then.

I would like to make it clear that this man was not my last boyfriend. That ex is lovely and I don't have any regrets over the time I was with him. Even the sex with him was enjoyable. He is the only ex I keep in touch with and not just because he has a rather hot girlfriend that wears glasses!

Sorry if there wasn't enough about glasses.

gwgs 23 Mar 2016, 03:02

Melyssa - I know!! Note in down in history!! :) Today, overcast and cloudy. Go figure!

WOW 22 Mar 2016, 06:09

Last night I was ordering at Fudruckers a young teen wearing very high minus was having trouble seeing the menu above the counter when her mother replied "not again!" refering to her daughter's eyesight.

Melyssa 22 Mar 2016, 05:00


A "gorgeous spring day with bright sunshine" in the UK? Is that possible? :) Actually, here in the Philadelphia region we have bright sunshine this morning, which is why I had to wear my sunglasses over my red cat's-eyes that are clear at the bottom, while driving to work. And I am the only woman I have seen thus far today wearing glasses.

FYI, it may not be National Glasses Day, but according to my calendar, today is National Goof Off Day. As my husband likes to say, "Everybody take a one-hour rest period!"

gwgs 22 Mar 2016, 04:06

I don't know whats up with the lovely ladies of London today but it's a gorgeous spring day with bright sunshine and I've never seen so many gwgs in my life as I've wandered around and driven to work this morning, its almost like its National Glasses Day (which it isn't), but the number of sightings of women wearing glasses I've spotted is unusually high

JC 19 Mar 2016, 04:48

I have worked in the airline industry for many years, and I can assure you that any uncorrected vision requirement is very dated information, at least for US based carriers. Of course corrected standards are very high but there is simply no uncorrected standard. I know very many pilots and flight attendants with very strong corrections -- the highest I know of personally is a very attractive female pilot in the -11.5 range. As for pilots when flying in international airspace a spare set of corrective lenses is required, but when flying domestically even that is not required, although it may be a good idea.

Richard 19 Mar 2016, 03:42

i was in the Navy Carrie and had quite sever long sight, +7 range and i was instructed to always have a spare pair of glasses on a ship. I also had a small round harry potter type frame for use with a gas mask.

Carrie 19 Mar 2016, 03:34

The Michael family were on "Gogglebox" again last night and the beautiful daughter (who is about 20) wore her glasses to watch the tv. (Gogglebox is a tv show where the people taking part are filmed in their own homes watching various tv shows on various channels and they make comments about what they are watching. It's like you are inside their tv looking at them. They are free to give their honest opinions as if the camera wasn't there, so it can be very entertaining.)

Another tv show I watched was about the Royal Navy training school. This week the show concentrated mainly on one female student. She was 20 but looked younger. She had a moderate to strong plus prescription in largish plastic frames that often slid down her nose especially when doing physical training. I didn't find her attractive but she wasn't ugly. It surprises me that anyone who needed full time correction would be allowed to join one of the armed forces. I presume that they would have to carry spare glasses with them at all times. If their glasses broke in the middle of nowhere they would become a liability and a burden to their colleagues if they didn't have a spare pair to put on immediately.

Soundmanpt 17 Mar 2016, 10:17

Talking about this subject reminds me of some thing I told in hear about 7 years ago or more. At the time was would often go to the local mall to walk and also chat with some of the people working at various stores. One store the manager was a young lady that used to work at the company I worked for so we were pretty good friends. So when ever I was at the mall I would go into the clothing store she worked at to chat with her a bit. One visit she introduced me to a new employee of hers. As we chatted she told me that she also works as a flight attendant for American Airlines. But this was till during the time when airlines were recovering from 911 and business was off quite a bit so she needed a 2nd job to pay her bills. Her route was always St. Louis to South Carolina. Anyway my friend told her about how I get glasses for people around the mall including herself. A week or so later I stopped in to see if my friend was working and she wasn't but the new girl was working. She wanted to know about me getting glasses for people and she told me she was interested in seeing some of my samples. She really liked one pair a lot but all my samples have slight prescriptions in them because they are also used with the volunteer vision group I work with. I told her that I would place an order for the pair she lied but since she didn't need a prescription I would get hers made with no prescription and she would have then in about 2 weeks. But when I went on line with Zenni they were no longer available. So I told her that they weren't available anymore and she asked if she could just buy the sample. She said she was fine with the prescription and really couldn't tell much difference. They were only -.50. I told her that was fine with me and since they aren't available anymore II would sell them to her for half price which was only $10.00. She said she mainly wanted them to wear when she goes out of town on a flight with her co workers from the airline. Anyway not longer after that I was again at the store and she was working. While we were talking a very attractive petite blond came in and it was like 2 school girls that hadn't seen each other for a while. They started hugging each other and almost screaming. The blond had on Daisy Duke shorts which are really short and low cut top. the only thing out of place was her glasses which looked dated. They were very simple wire frame glasses. I could tell they weren't very strong. Anyway after they stopped the hugging the flight attendant girl introduced me to her friend as one of the girls she flies with. Of course the first thing I say is "so your also a flight attendant"? This got very quick response that no she is one of the pilots. Right now she is the co-pilot of the team and she was in line to pilot her own plane but with the slow down she was being held back. My friend introduced me as the guy that she got her glasses from. With that the blond pilot said that she needs to get new glasses and she would contact me. I gave her information but never heard from her. Soon after that the airline business was improving and the flight attendant girl soon was not working in the clothing store anymore.

Soundmanpt 17 Mar 2016, 09:36


Thank you for your all your work and finding so many videos as well as even the standard requirements. That requirement list you found where it said that uncorrected vision had to be not worse than 20/200 I assume that isn't a recent requirement list? I looked for a date as to when it was published but didn't see one. But based on the price of what a uniform was costing ($600.00 - $800.00) I don't think it was that long ago?

Melyssa 17 Mar 2016, 04:59

Well, even though I qualify on the weight/height, attractive, conservative appearance, and hair-length requirements, it would seem that my vision (including so many pairs of big, bold, and beautiful glasses), and my tell-it-like-it-is approach would not go well with Frank Borman and friends, or whoever owns whatever airlines are still around. Oh yes, there's that $$$ thing, needing to corner the market on Dramamine, and I do not care much for traveling to be a stew -- uh, flight attendant. :)

Likelenses 17 Mar 2016, 00:34

Several airlines training videos,one after another

I can see why poor vision without glasses could be a major problem

Likelenses 17 Mar 2016, 00:18

Try this one

Likelenses 17 Mar 2016, 00:16



Likelenses 16 Mar 2016, 23:55


According to this,their uncorrected can be no worse than 20/200,which would be about -2.50 glasses.

Likelenses 16 Mar 2016, 23:29


This has been several years ago,but at that time most U.S. airlines had to meet certain physical minimum standards for pilots,and flight attendants.

If after being hired those standards could not be met,by FAA regulation they could not perform the job ,and were sometimes offered office or administrative positions,or some went on disability.

Soundmanpt 16 Mar 2016, 14:39


It sure would be interesting if they had video taped all the would be flight attendants trying to do this without their glasses being on. There had to be a lot of them that were unable to to it and even the ones that managed probably quite a few of them were struggling trying to see without their glasses. To be hones it almost seemed a cruel thing to put them through but I guess in the name of safety it was necessary to do. But I wonder how often they were tested? If they were only tested when they were hired they could have had decent vision and was able to pass the test okay. But most of these flight attendants are rather young girls and that same flight attendant a few years later and after a few increases in her prescription may not have been able to pass the test without her glasses. So I wonder if any flight attendants ever were let go after working several years and maybe being unable to pass the test a few years later?

Jim H 15 Mar 2016, 20:28

I have to agree with everyones observations. I have seen a quite a few more flight attendants with glasses, however none close to the prescription I encountered. Even without the glasses, she would have been very attractive. She may have usually worn contacts but recently got new glasses as they seemed like they needed adjustment.

Likelenses 15 Mar 2016, 20:25

I forgot to say that she had to demonstrate this every year during her recurrent training.

Likelenses 15 Mar 2016, 20:23

A number of years ago in the U.S., if a flight attendant wore glasses ,she would have to demonstrate that she could do a proper cabin emergency evacuation,in reduced lighting,without her glasses on.

This was to simulate a smoke filled cabin ,and in the event that her glasses were knocked off,or broken.

Myopeinhere 15 Mar 2016, 10:44

I work for British Airways amongst others and they now have Flight attendants on what they call 'mixed fleet' cheaper contracts etc, etc and some of these wear quitestrong glasses,was talking to one the other day about a snag she had in the cabin and she was at least a -6, lovely looker,and they're all shapes and sizes as well,makes a refreshing chnge

MisterMild 14 Mar 2016, 20:31

What a treat, Jim H! How rare it is that a lovely GWG is positioned 'front of house' where you can really get an eyeful. I suspect this lady normally does wear contacts, but that you perhaps caught her on a 'bad eyes' day when she had to resort to the glasses. However, there's little doubt the airline recruiters have had to ease off on their original high standards.

Crystal Veil 14 Mar 2016, 09:15

Times have changed, or at least so it seems. Over the past few years, flight attendants are allowed to wear glasses, even if the lenses have a substantial prescription. Last year I saw a drop dead gorgeous black beauty in flight attendant uniform on Schiphol Airport and her glasses were at least minus ten, if not minus twelve. And in 2014 I saw another incredibly beautiful GWG in uniform at work in the perfume department of the duty free shop at the airport of one either Tenerife of Grand Canaria. Her glasses were at least minus eight. So yes, they are out there nowadays. Not many but still, it's an encouraging development.

Soundmanpt 14 Mar 2016, 08:46

Jim H. and Puffin

I am old enough to remember that at one time a flight attendant wasn't allowed to even wear glasses and had to have perfect or near perfect vision if she wanted to be a flight attendant. I can only assume that airlines thought in an emergency a flight attendant would be quickly become rather useless to passengers if her glasses were to come off or be broken and unable to see properly. This was also just before contacts started to become available.

Puffin 14 Mar 2016, 05:25

Jim H

It seems to me unusual to hear about a strongly corrected GWG in such a customer-facing job where conventional attractiveness is usually deemed important.

I've seen a few GWG flight attendants, but none with any more than light RX.

Jim H 13 Mar 2016, 18:37

Had a nice sighting on a flight home yesterday. The flight attendant assigned to the rear of the plane where I was sitting was around 37 years old, tanned skin and a nice body with great curves. She was about 5'6" with thick brown wavy hair pulled back in a high pony that transitioned to dirty blonde hanging down just past her shoulders. A decorative scarf was tied around her neck, and she had a white blouse under her tight blue vest which matched her tight pants, and nice black patent leather wedges. Her glasses were a moderately large slight cat eye Coach frame in brown tortoise and her lenses were a high minus with plano fronts! Her brown eyes looked amazing with nice cut in and power rings. The sun was coming in through the windows and reflected beautifully of her lenses, which stuck out slightly from the back of her frame. She had a great smile, perfect bright white teeth and was friendly, and was constantly pushing up her glasses. During the safety demo, the oxygen mask caught on her glasses and almost pulled them off. Plenty of opportunity to watch her as she served the drinks and fantasize! Stood with her in the back for a minute waiting for the bathroom and said to her that her company always has the most attractive attendants. Not usually like me but couldn't resist. She at least smiled and said thanks. GWGS always make for better travelling.

Tom1 13 Mar 2016, 14:34

Dinner with old friends yesterday, between them three womens in their late 40s.

When they opened the menu, comments were 1) why they printed it that small??? Hard to read... 2) that's impossible to read, need to put on my reading glasses 3) I cannot see neither the pictures and I don't have my glasses with me! So woman 2 took out of her purse a pair of weak reading glasses, they seemed to be around +1. She read the menu then handed her glasses to woman 3. She put them on, squinted and struggled to the menu commenting: lucky girl you are, these are weak. I'd need much stronger but still better that nothing since my purse is to small for my glasses, too. Then the two looked at woman 1 and asked what did she choose. She looked very embarassed and admitted she could not read the menu. She added "do you really need glasses to read? My eyes are ok but this is still too small for them, maybe it's the low light..." The glasses owner smiled and gave the glasses to her friend saying "my dear, your eyes are not younger than our ones... try putting my glasses on" Woman 1 tried and... "oh my God, what kind of a miracle is that... everything's so sharp with these!!!! What does it mean??? Shall I put glasses, too?!?!" I'm afraid so, concluded woman 3. Woman 1 didn't look very happy but had to admit she really needed glasses and thought they could make her life much easier at work, too.

lentifan 12 Mar 2016, 17:32

It must be several years since I've seen a pair of myodisc glasses 'in real life' as it were, but I saw one today. Rather surprisingly, it was a young male, about 20 year-old, rather studenty in appearance, tallish, thinnish, with unflashy clothes, long hair and moustache. The glasses were in a robust-looking tortoiseshell-coloured plastic frame and the lenses looked strong. I only got a glimpse and not quite head-on, but there appeared to have been no attempt to cosmeticize them. Certainly more than -20d, possibly up to -30d.

I hope they don't prevent him pulling the birds. I am not into young men but I was quite envious.

Carrie 12 Mar 2016, 12:37

Just an observation rather than a wish to sleep with her (apart from my girlfriend, I am in to older women). Admiring a woman's beauty for me is the same as admiring a man for being handsome and I have no desire to sleep with a man. This is what she looks like, except my colleague's daughter has darker hair. This is not her but Hannah Reid the lead singer of British band London Grammar.

 11 Mar 2016, 11:54

Control yourself, Carrie. She is just a little girl. Not a sexual object.

Wyn 11 Mar 2016, 03:40

Two sisters got on the bus and sat in the seat in front of me. Both wore significant minus lenses. The younger kept fiddling with her glasses and was then told off by big sister. She replied that she had come to the conclusion that she needed a stronger Rx. Her sister said "Impossible you only got those glasses 3 months ago". The younger said that she could not read the screen at school or any car numbers, and looked at a poster across the bus pushing her glasses tight to her face and said she could only read it that way.

Older sister said helpfully "You'll be in double figures now and probably need special glasses in a couple of years.

Melyssa 07 Mar 2016, 13:59


The way McGuire feels about #87 with Pittsburgh, well, either way, I would like to know what lipstick Cindy uses so I can avoid it. :)

As for other members of the national TV crew, I did not mention their nicknames earlier -- "Schlock" Emrick, Eddie Upchuck, and Mike Milbury Doughboy. Emrick looked okay 25 years ago.

Back when he played for the Flyers, my being a rather young lady at the time, I thought that Bobby Clarke looked cute with his aviator glasses (and his dentures in place -- LOL).

REd 07 Mar 2016, 12:47


I'm a hockey fan so I get the reference Pierre the 4th McGuire Sister. Hilarious and slightly naughty! Luv it!

June 06 Mar 2016, 05:23

Hi Carrie, my Daughter looks lovely in her plus glasses even if she is a bit cross eyed without them. Sure your friends daughter will look the same.

Carrie 06 Mar 2016, 04:26

I was chatting to one of my colleagues on Friday about varous things including weekend plans. She mentioned that her and her daughter were going to the optician on Saturday to collect her daughter's new glasses. I remembered that her daughter got her first glasses about a year ago and wore them full time straight away. My colleague said that her daughter had to get a stronger prescripton as her first prescription was lower so she could get used to it easier. I've only seen her daughter a few times and I remember that she is quite a beauty and looks older than her actual age, which would be 16 now. I also remember that her first prescription was around +2. My colleague didn't say what her daughter's new prescription is and I didn't ask.

Melyssa 03 Mar 2016, 12:35

A number of television sightings yesterday:

1. Mike Emrick and Pierre the 4th McGuire Sister on the NHL broadcast.

2. Doris Burke on the NBA pre-show (just to see what teams were playing, not to watch any of the game – the 76ers are boring enough).

3. Two contestants on “Press Your Luck” from 1986 – including an old woman with small drop-temples.

4. “Super Password” from 1983-84 – Fred Grandy (of Love Boat) wearing clear plastic frames, and a female contestant wearing large plastic frames with an upsweep between the sides and the front.

5. “Match Game ‘79” – a female contestant (Nancy Lowe) wearing large brownish plastic frames with even more power rings than I have.

Likelenses 03 Mar 2016, 00:35

When I am caught,my girlfriend simply stares at the gwg,and taps on her own thick lense,with her index finger.

I get the message !And then we both have good laugh !

Galileo 02 Mar 2016, 17:47

@Therouteur - that is why I got divorced :)

gwgs 02 Mar 2016, 02:28

Similar things happen around my other half too, she notices the gwgs at a similar time to me, and sometimes likes to comment on then in a rather overt manner "oh look, your dream, thick glasses". :(

Therouteur 01 Mar 2016, 19:50

Interesting one this morning.

I was sitting down at the beach sipping my morning restorative double shot cappuccino (Early morning of course: nobody, but nobody would be caught dead with cappuccino, fat or skinny, passing their lips post 10 am). Mrs Routeur was in excellent form enumerating with joy, nay with great gusto, my many shortcomings.

I should've been taking notes but sadly my attention was elsewhere. But a few yards away, her shapely bum planted firmly in a rock, her feet playing in the sand, was a goddess. Lithe, even sportive, a tight navy tank top which showed just a hint of nipple, frayed denim shorts which clung to her torso for dear life, hair which you just knew would, with a deft click of that clasp, come cascading down on you. And a pair of thin brown going on black frames with a respectable rx. Was this the woman for whom the acronym "OMG" was invented.

Unfortunately she was draped around some bemuscled goose wearing the Surf Club's t-shirt.

I may need to take out a contract.

"And you can never keep your filthy eyes off those girls with glasses......."

Yes dear, your every whim, your every desire is my command....

gwgs 01 Mar 2016, 06:30

Carrie and Soundman - we have talked about Emma Bunton before on here, if you look on her Instagram feed, or on my Flickr website - and search for her, you'll see quite a few photos of her - she must have hit presbyopia early, that or she wore contact lenses for years and years.

A couple of interesting sightings aside from that today - one when I just popped out to get a sandwich for lunch, there was a blonde lady in front of me in the queue for the checkouts who was holding her black Wayfarer type frames in her right hand, swirling them around by the arm. I could quite distinctly see the power rings and a little lens thickness protuding out of the rear of her frames, yet she only chose to put them on when she was rooting through her handbag for her purse!! A very mixed up sighting!

Coming back into the office, I walked into 2 of our girls discussing various matters and one pulled out a stationary invoice she has received via email and said "I've asked them to email me in future by pdf as the writing was just far too small to comprehend, or even see". For several years she seems to have been in denial about the onset of the aforementioned presbyopia, as whenever I've gone to work on her machine, she has every programme and browser zoomed in to 150% of its original size, and the text size is therefore HUGE! She finally bit the bullet a few months ago and bought a pair of reading glasses but I'm yet to see her wear them - this previous point verifies this perfectly, as instead of wearing her glasses to read the stationary receipts, the glasses are sitting in their case on her desk whilst she asks companies to send her electronic receipts instead of paper ones so can zoom in on what they say!! Madness

Tom1 29 Feb 2016, 13:24

Wonderful sighting today, actually one of the bareeyed sightings I love most!

Walking in front of a bank office, which has large windows along the street. A young clerk at her desk, around mid 30s I'd say. No customer, she was looking at her PC screen squinting and pulling the lid of her left eye with the left hand! She clearly had troubles focusing. I have seen her few times before (got into that bank sometime in the past to withdraw or change money), never without glasses nor without sign of being bareeyed as today. My guess is that she is mild nearsighted and always wears contacts. She didn't have contacts in today for some reason and she has been trying to cope without correction. I'm sure she managed in some way (I don't want to think she is more than, say, -3 or so) but not without being catched by a trained spotter as I am.

Carrie 28 Feb 2016, 04:02

Sadly she only wore her glasses to read a question from a card for one of the chefs to answer. I think she must mainly need glasses for reading and can get away with not wearing them full time all the time.

For those Eyescene readers in the UK she is co-presenting a new TV show on BBC2 at 6:30pm every weekday evening starting tomorrow. Maybe she will wear her glasses on it.

Soundmanpt 27 Feb 2016, 08:11


Nice! The bad thing is over here we don't get that show. It wasn't all that long ago that Emma Button commented about here wearing glasses saying that she had only started wearing glasses within the past 2 years but loves how they feel. This was of course in regards to something for Spcsavers but it's nice that she must have been telling the truth since she was wearing glasses on that show which had nothing to with glasses.

Carrie 27 Feb 2016, 04:10

Emma Bunton wearing glasses on "Saturday Kitchen" now. (She's a guest, not cooking)

Weirdeyes 26 Feb 2016, 19:40

I had an interesting sighting at the library today. I saw a Russian/Slavic family sitting across from me. The mom didn't wear glasses at all, the dad wore low minus glasses and the son wore thick plus glasses. When he was reading a book I noticed the lense thickness in the center of the lens. It looked like it was around the +6-10 range. When he finally looked up I saw that they were lenticulars. That means they're closer to +20.00.

kuki 26 Feb 2016, 08:18

The most amazing encounter last night at restaurant down town a young 20 something girl with a pixie hair cut in a table in front of mine wearing black ray-bans with very strong minus -15 or more, great way to end my day.

MisterMild 26 Feb 2016, 03:19

Therouteur, we haven't heard from you in so long that I had begun to imagine myself the only surviving OO on our side of the Pacific. Your blonde shelf-stacker sounds sumptuous, but Erina Fair is just a little too far removed from Australia's most liveable city (sic) for me to refuel the Holden and head north. But do keep us posted, anyway. Good on yer, mate.

Therouteur 25 Feb 2016, 17:32

Quick, Coasties! Get to Chemist Warehouse Erina Fair before she disappears.

Yes, a quick guest appearance by our favorite blonde blue-eyed shelf stacker. Yes, perfect minus in both eyes, I'd say -3.75 or so. A smile to charm even the hardest bitten. Is that steam rising from my keyboard? Oh be still my beating heart!

Conrad 25 Feb 2016, 00:16

Sitting at a group of chairs in Doha airport lounge waiting for my flight when I was joined by 3 girls as there was not much spare seating. Two were Chinese and the third was English. All 3 were myopes wearing glasses. The English girl commented favorably to one of the others about her new glasses. She replied that she was visiting the retina clinic at the hospital when they found that her R eye needed a big increase and her L a small one. She said I am now -14 and -10, that's why I got new smaller frames. They were very high index but the R in particular stuck out both front and back. The others who were only in the -3to -5 territory wee shocked.

Galileo 22 Feb 2016, 17:26

Thanks Tom1, I have not seen her for a few days now, and you are right I should move any future encounters to going without glasses

Tom1 21 Feb 2016, 15:18

Galileo: the bareyed sightings are so hot! Go ahead reporting about your colleague and consider post something in the "going around without glasses rhread", too.

Likelenses 21 Feb 2016, 00:56


Since bioconcave lenses seem to come in lower powers in Malaysia than seen elsewhere,I am wondering if anyone knows of any Malaysian online optical sources.

Years ago,I had a girlfriend that was in her twenties,and her myopia was still increasing.

One Sat.after her eye exam.,she stopped by my place,and was really down,as her optometrist had told her if she had one more increase,that she would no longer attain 20/20,and that she would not be able to wear contacts.

When her new glasses arrived about two weeks later,they were very thick bioconcaves. I later learned that her Rx was now -14.0 Previously she had flat fronts.

She looked stunning in the bios,but sadly,shortly after she moved out of town due to a job transfer and,we lost track of one another.

Weirdeyes 20 Feb 2016, 15:40

I think the strongest glasses I've seen are -20.00ish myodiscs on a bus(I couldn't get close enough to see) and strong lenticular plus glasses that were above +20.00. They looked like Collin's glasses and a little girl was wearing them.

Traveler 20 Feb 2016, 07:49

Puffin - I should have said that the strongest lenses I have seen were yesterday breakfast when a Malay Chinese Mom and her 12yr old were both wearing bi concaves. The Mom had bi concave myodisks with a half inch bowl. You could not see her eyes for power rings and reflections. I would not guess the Rx but she buried her face in her fruit bowl - probably less than 6 inchs from it. Her daughter had bi concave lenses but only mid teens Rx. The edges of the lenses were about three quarters of an inch thick because she wore quite wide rectangular plastic frames with wide sides.

Traveler 20 Feb 2016, 07:34

Puffin - they were in an eliptical plastic frame. They were quite shiny and looked to be not more than a few months old.

Here in Malaysia they seem to do plano fronts sooner than N America, similarly these bi concaves were not that strong -guessing perhaps -12 as overall the edges were not much over a half inch thick.

As quite strong prescriptions are common here, I have seen several bi concaves.

Puffin 20 Feb 2016, 04:59

Traveler - I'm envious about the bi-concave lenses. Were they in a plastic or metal frame?

I've never seen any in real life, whereas I've seen a very few myodisks.

Traveler 20 Feb 2016, 02:56

To finish our Malaysian Conference, the Delegates were invited to a Concert last night in the KLCC. The performers were almost all local schoolchildren with a couple of TV stars to compere the show.

I had a really good seat with a great view of the stage and the whole performance of singing and dancing mostly of Malaysian songs and dances, but, to finish with some international favorites including Beatles numbers. It was really well done.

It also showcased just how myopia progresses with age. The youngest groups (about 10/11) had few glasses wearer, but these rapidly increased until the oldest groups were mostly bespectacled. In general more girls than boys were wearing glasses, even in the oldest groups and the soloists, who were about 18 to 20.

On the way out of the hall, all of the Delegates were presented with a preserved national flower by the performers. I was presented by a girl of about 16 with a beautiful smile, who was wearing a really strong minus prescription in a large heavy frame (lenses showing proud both back and front - bi concave). A great end to a great concert.

Traveler 20 Feb 2016, 02:56

To finish our Malaysian Conference, the Delegates were invited to a Concert last night in the KLCC. The performers were almost all local schoolchildren with a couple of TV stars to compere the show.

I had a really good seat with a great view of the stage and the whole performance of singing and dancing mostly of Malaysian songs and dances, but, to finish with some international favorites including Beatles numbers. It was really well done.

It also showcased just how myopia progresses with age. The youngest groups (about 10/11) had few glasses wearer, but these rapidly increased until the oldest groups were mostly bespectacled. In general more girls than boys were wearing glasses, even in the oldest groups and the soloists, who were about 18 to 20.

On the way out of the hall, all of the Delegates were presented with a preserved national flower by the performers. I was presented by a girl of about 16 with a beautiful smile, who was wearing a really strong minus prescription in a large heavy frame (lenses showing proud both back and front - bi concave). A great end to a great concert.

Galileo 18 Feb 2016, 18:53

On 21 January I posted about a young woman where I'm currently working who seemed to be a high myope who walks around bareyed

I'm convinced now that her prescription is around -6 and yet she continually wanders round the office without glasses. Outside she has a coping mechanism, the space beyond the office door is wide open and uniformly white concrete and I notice that when she goes out there without glasses she is always walking behind someone who is going the same way she is.

At her desk or at the photocopier she always has her glasses on but other times she often has them off. Today she came down to the area where I sit, bare eyed and squinting through the glass partitions into different offices. The guy in the office next to me does not put his lights on, he works by the light coming through the glass from adjacent offices. He was in there working, dark skin, dark shirt in a dark room but with his door open. She squinted towards his office then walked over to the receptionist who sits outside where I was working and asked her where the guy was. Receptionist looked a bit surprised and said he's in there. She walked over to the office again, squinted some more then tapped on the door and went in.

I'm amazed she manages to function at all with a Rx that high and no glasses.

gwgs 18 Feb 2016, 07:27

Interesting encounter Tom, made pick up all that more interesting!

Traveler 18 Feb 2016, 07:23

In Malaysia this week for a conference. Lovely country and friendly people. A great place if you like GWGs. Between 30 and 40 percent of girls wear glasses, virtually all minus. Few wear low minus, most wear -3 to -7, quite a few wear up to double figures and a few wear really strong ones.

On the MRT tonite, went 4 stops surrounded by 6 girls who had gotten on together. All wearing large plastic frames with flat fronts over -7.The smallest and bubbliest had the strongest - into double digits.

Tom 18 Feb 2016, 04:19

I was waiting at my children’s school yesterday for the bell to ring and the day to end. A mom came to me and asked whether my youngest one had enjoyed a birthday party of another girl the past weekend, where her daughter was also invited.

At first I had not recognized her, but then I realized she was wearing a very different pair of glasses than when I had met her at the end of the birthday party. I told her “hey, apologies, I hadn’t immediately recognized you, but now you have these smaller red glasses while over the weekend you had the larger black Ray-Ban frames?”. She laughed and said indeed, and she was surprised I had noticed they were Ray-Bans on Saturday. I told her I had, and they fit her well, but I complimented her also on the red frames she was wearing, which I said I found very nice and feminine. She thanked me, and said she was not yet fully used to her new Ray-Bans, which is why she had yesterday afternoon switched to her previous frames again. As she had clearly no issue to discuss glasses, and we were still waiting for the school bell anyway, I said I did not know it was so difficult to get used to new glasses. She told me it was not about the frames, but the lenses, which were stronger in her new frames. I concurred that her lenses looked like they were quite strong indeed, and I felt sorry for her, saying “I guess you must be minus 5 or so?” She told me her new glasses had minus 7.5, and she thought he red frames she was then wearing were minus 6 is she remembered well, but she had gone for an eye doctor appointment because she felt – especially when in the car – that she really needed a check.

Then the bell rang… I will for sure look for her again another day!

Weirdeyes 15 Feb 2016, 11:54


I see my mom and my younger sister lose their reading glasses all the time. I'm so happy I just wear glasses fulltime and don't have to worry about that.

Carrie 15 Feb 2016, 11:09

I was in my parents house yesterday and my mum spent at least 5 minutes, probably more, looking for her reading glasses. She eventually found them about 4 steps away from where she was sitting when she got up to look for them! They were actually in their case on a side table. She said she saw the case when she started looking for her glasses but couldn't remember putting her glasses in there. Instead she goes around the entire house before coming back and actually checking her case! I laughed so much! Mum laughed as well. She said "Just you wait until you get old like me and your dad then you'll find yourself doing things just like that!" I suppose an advantage of being a fulltime glasses wearer is that your glasses are always on your face. Of course if you get up late and rush around not concentrating you can still forget to put your glasses on in the first place even if you are only in your early 20s (you might remember my post a week or 2 ago telling you I did exactly that).

Likelenses 12 Feb 2016, 16:26


Perhaps we could sneak up behind her for a few peeks through the lenses,so that we could determine the power.

Likelenses 12 Feb 2016, 16:20

To the person posing as LauraC

Cheryl told me she knows you and you are a disgusting person that is into felching.

Puffin 12 Feb 2016, 15:29

Surely not Dale Arden?

 12 Feb 2016, 13:58


His real first name is Dale.

LauraC 12 Feb 2016, 09:50

I am having a sexual lesbian relationship with my lover Cheryl. We both wear thick glasses. Nobody knows but Likelenses that we are fake. Because once he gets tired of pretending to be one character, he invents a new one. One clue for the clueless here: none of his characters have last names. and when you try to talk to him about these "entities" later, he gets angry and highly defensive.

LauraC and Charyl sitting in a tree, k i s s i n g and we love it.

It's time to call a spade a spade.

gwgs 12 Feb 2016, 05:45

@likelenses - if she does, I'd sure like to see them - wink wink :)

Likelenses 12 Feb 2016, 02:04


I wonder if Jacinta Beaner wear glasses.

gwgs 12 Feb 2016, 01:40

I walked past a lady earlier. I didn't know where to look so stared at the ground in case it was Jacinta Beam in disguise. Pmsl.

 11 Feb 2016, 15:07

i like how anyone who disagrees with you is a troll. do you call mommy about it too? grow up. everyone has a right to their opinion. it's nice to see your true colors of only listening to yourself. be proud. HA.

Puffin 11 Feb 2016, 11:24

I was out this morning and saw a young woman wearing glasses, gentle myopic ones too in fairly old-fashioned frames. I didn't look for too long: I was worried the sky might fall in.

Soon thinking about glasses will be disapproved of.

gwgs 11 Feb 2016, 10:16


Lots of ladies out in the sunshine today wearing their glasses - not sunglasses like the majority of other people. So many now wearing the larger round shape that has become so fashionable - oh what a sight to behold compared with the smaller dire hexi frame we had to endure!

specs4ever 11 Feb 2016, 10:14

Best to quit feeding the trolls. Moonshiner will get rid of them when he has the time.

Soundmanpt 11 Feb 2016, 08:22

Jacinta Beam

You are entitled to your opinion, but I looked at all the responses to you and no one "attacked you".

gwgs 11 Feb 2016, 01:53

As I said Jacinta, if you've nothing better do, go and play with traffic instead of posting antagonistic comments on here - if you understand what that words means. Bye.

Likelenses 10 Feb 2016, 22:43

Jacinta Beaner

If you don't like it don't bother coming here.

Jacinta Beam 10 Feb 2016, 17:17

i guess you can't recognize the difference between casual observing and sitting for over an hour meticulously studying women with glasses, trying to look behind their lenses, trying to formulate their prescription, and this weird stranger bending over to hear every single word of their conversation, and apparently taking copious notes to repost.

It isn't just stalky. It's SCARY too. Thanks for the attack back. I guess that's easier than explaining your own actions.

Soundmanpt 10 Feb 2016, 12:06


I don't think you did anything wrong and certainly not even close to stalking. Observing and listening is not stalking someone. Stalking would be if he were to have followed her and yes that would be a different story. Tell me that a woman in most cases doesn't dress extra nice not to get attention and noticed. Is that stalking? I don't think so. If a woman pays several hundred dollars for a nice pair of glasses don't you think she wants them to be noticed? I am very sure that every woman appreciates a nice complement on her glasses even by s stranger because she knows her friends will always lie to her and tell her how great her glasses even if they think they look terrible. A stranger's complement is much more real to her and she has to feel even better about her glasses.

Plus Tony 10 Feb 2016, 09:55

While I think it is true that sometimes people can go too far I think the vast majority of postings in sightings are perfectly reasonable and brighten the day of those of us who are in one way or another bespectacled or spectacle obsessed.

As I write this I've just completed a train journey where I was sitting opposite a woman with a beautiful pair of readers which she kept moving between her eyes and the top of her head. I couldn't help thinking how attractive she looked with them on. Unfortunately a crowded train was not the appropriate place to offer a compliment. I appreciate some may take offence at this thought but is it any different from noticing and appreciating any other aspect of someone's appearance? A nice shirt or a pair of earrings for example? Provided we are respectful of our fellow human beings I think it is perfectly reasonable to notice things and, if relevant post them here. We live in an age of suspicion (some of it entirely reasonable) but it would be a poorer world if we were no longer able to share our observations of it to brighten the day.

gwgs 10 Feb 2016, 09:35

Precisely Puffin - I seem to recall that the nature of this thread is also about reporting on what one has seen that is of interest to them, which is what I did.

I don't recall "Jacinta Beam" posting anything relevant or contributing anything here, or anywhere else for that matter.

When one stops commenting / posting on 'sightings' this part of the board will become redundant, and that will be a sad day.

Puffin 10 Feb 2016, 05:02

Speaking for myself, mostly I see these people only once or perhaps twice in my entire life, probably just for a brief moment as they walk past. How that's "stalky" I don't know. I don't go out of my way to see them. Often I sit in a coffee shop near the window and watch people go past, if they wear interesting glasses then that's a bonus.

gwgs 10 Feb 2016, 02:42

Its hardly gathering details when you're in a supermarket queue and someone is standing behind you talking openly

Jacinta Beam 09 Feb 2016, 16:36

gwgs has some very detailed sightings which creep me out. very very stalky. i wonder how strange it must have looked for him to be listening so closely to that conversation to get every word. i noticed earlier posts where he sits in a coffee shop oggling women with thick glasses, thinking incessantly about the woman. gathering the most minor details. it is strange and creepy.

gwgs 09 Feb 2016, 02:37

Anonymous poster - I do love these keyboard warriors who are so confident in writing these witty one liners that can't even post their username. If you managed to get past the first line or two of my post you'd note the location. Now jog on and bother someone else

Soundman - me too! She couldn't have been less forthright if she tried!!

Magician as alcoholic 08 Feb 2016, 21:44

Get a leg up.

astigmaphile 08 Feb 2016, 19:16

I am sure that soundmanpt is a gentleman. Anonymous poster, are you the one hiding in the bushes messing with your self?

 08 Feb 2016, 16:56

were you huddled behind a bush listening.. and doing other things?

Soundmanpt 08 Feb 2016, 09:52


Sometimes those "geeky mousey" type girls can be real sex kitten when their glasses come off. You never know she very well might be one of them. She clearly was letting him know what she wanted and this poor guy needed a brick to hit him in the head because he was surely not getting her intentions. Something tells me that her glasses have been off several times before with a partner?

gwgs 08 Feb 2016, 09:41

Another interesting conversation overhead, this time in the supermarket checkout queue yesterday. For a couple of years now I've seen the same fairly highly myopic girl wander up and down one of my local streets, and always by herself. She has small oval silver rimmed glasses with - considering the size of the frame - some decent lens thickness, and noticeable cut in. She's quite a geeky looking girl, so was surprised to hear what I heard yesterday!! She's probably in her mid to late 20's by way of background

For the first time yesterday, I saw she was with a guy and the conversation turned to a glasses related matter. It seemed as if they must have just met, 1st date / 2nd date maybe sort of thing. He said he couldn't wait to get home to take out his contact lenses as they were bothering him.

She said "You wear lenses, ok, what about glasses?" He responded saying "only when I'm at home", she said "I don't mind if you wear glasses with me. You see me, I'm wearing glasses and wear them all the time, except for somethings at home I don't wear them. You know." He said "Really? What sort of things?" She responded by saying "I'd kind of like it if you couldn't see for a bit and were blind like me, without my glasses. You could borrow my glasses. I'd like that". He obviously wasn't getting the hint of what she was saying, and I was rather surprised at how forward she was being!! He said, "that would be strange, as how would I see through your glasses?". She responded by saying again, "Well I'd like it, acting all blind." He looked confused and look over at the chocolate bars. She then giggled to herself! She then asked if he would like any chocolate given all the chocolate bars were next to them in the queue. He said he was trying to be good to which she responded "good's boring, chocolate's good, you know you what it. It can make things interesting!!!".

Unfortunately I was no at the front of the queue and ready to pay for my goods, all be it rather flummoxed at what I'd just heard from this geeky mousey looking girl!!

Soundmanpt 08 Feb 2016, 08:55


In Tom's wife case I suppose for her that could be a part of the problem in her mind because even though she is a little bit myopic she isn't at the point where she wear's her glasses full time. But yes I completely agree with you that if she was already wearing her glasses full time going to progressives wouldn't be much of a big deal at all for her. And I guess if she wants she can of course still get progressives and only wear them when needed. Or go with 2 pairs of glasses. Actually for her it might be a better idea for her at first to just buy a weak pair of over the counter readers so she can find out how often she will use them.

SC 08 Feb 2016, 02:42


Yes reading glasses do accelerate dependency. They make life easier at the cost of not being reversible.

I needed readers at 41/42yo but held-off until I was almost 44. With hindsight this was pointless. I'm hyperopic and now wear full-time anyway.

With myopes who already wear for distance, I'd go straight to progressives - dependency really doesn't make any difference then.

 07 Feb 2016, 15:03

Legal definition of LEGALLY BLIND

To determine which people qualify for special assistance because of their visual disabilities, various governments have specific definitions for legal blindness.[59] In North America and most of Europe, legal blindness is defined as visual acuity (vision) of 20/200 (6/60) or less in the better eye with best correction possible.

This means that a legally blind individual would have to stand 20 feet (6.1 m) from an object to see it—with corrective lenses—with the same degree of clarity as a normally sighted person could from 200 feet (61 m). In many areas, people with average acuity who nonetheless have a visual field of less than 20 degrees (the norm being 180 degrees) are also classified as being legally blind.

Approximately ten percent of those deemed legally blind, by any measure, have no vision. The rest have some vision, from light perception alone to relatively good acuity. Low vision is sometimes used to describe visual acuities from 20/70 to 20/200.[60]

Likelenses 07 Feb 2016, 12:52


You are correct.That is the definition.

yogi 07 Feb 2016, 10:49

I thought legaly blind was 20/200 with correction

not 20/20

Soundmanpt 07 Feb 2016, 10:14

No name

Very true. But how many times have we heard someone say that?

 07 Feb 2016, 09:53

EXCEPT for the fact that they don't know the legal definition of "legally blind." The true definition is someone cannot see 20/20 WITH glasses.

Soundmanpt 07 Feb 2016, 09:15


Everything she is going through is very normal. She is and has been at the point for a while now where her distance vision has become quite stable and even the -.50 increase she got in the last 5 years probably was only to sharpen things up for her and maybe unnecessary. But she has entered into the period of time where small print is becoming harder on her eyes to focus on. Trying to get by without any help, reading glasses, is only going to cause her eyestrain and headaches. And to be perfectly honest she can almost expect her eyes to react much the same way as her friend's eyes have. Right now if she were to try getting a pair of readers she would probably be with only +1.00 or +1.25. But her eyes will feel so much better reading with her readers that she would very quickly hardly be able to read anything without her glasses. And then she likely will start to find that her readers aren't allowing her to see the small print nearly as good as when she first got them and she will be looking for stronger ones. Depending on how much close work your wife does she may at some point tire of all the switching from one pair of glasses to the readers or even just doing a lot of the on and off with readers. She doesn't seem to be too fond of wearing glasses except when she really needs to but she may decide that having just one pair of glasses with both her distance correction and her close up prescription in it is a better idea. Holding off with trying the readers isn't going to do any good.

Tom 06 Feb 2016, 18:02


My wife is not anxious about her distance vision, which did not change much the past 5 years, she only had an increase of .5 in both eyes since 2010. It is more about her short vision.

She says a friend had long delayed buying her first readers, but after having a first pair for "emergency cases", it took only 3 months before she could not read the newspaper at all without readers, and now, a year later, her friend already needs +2. My wife thinks the longer she tries to do without reading glasses, the slower her short distance vision will deteriorate. Thus starting using readers = quick decline of eyesight.

And oh yes, as you asked, my wife is 40, so is her friend (a few months older only).

Likelenses 06 Feb 2016, 17:10


Just to play the devils advocate,perhaps when the lens popped out it was damaged,and a new one had to be ground.

I one time had a lense pop out,and it landed face down in coarse gravel,resulting in a few fairly large nicks right in the center.

Soundmanpt 06 Feb 2016, 07:57


I get what you're saying but to be honest if she has been wearing glasses for years now she probably does feel very dependent on her glasses. It is not at all uncommon to hear some with even much weaker glasses than hers claim to be "legally blind" without their glasses. I have friends that are only -1.50 and they claim that they can't see a thing without their glasses. I think for some once things become blurry they feel like there somewhat blind. Many people might be afraid of breaking their glasses trying to pop a lens back in. And if the frame is a thin style plastic frame it is very easy to break the frame. If you ever notice the opticians will usually always heat the frame to soften the plastic and make it more flexible when they reinsert a lens. But I agree that she was exaggerating things by saying that she went in at 10:00 and had to come back at noon to get her glasses. Every optician I know can reinsert a lens in a matter of a few seconds. Also since she has been wearing glasses for so long i'm sure she must have her previous glasses which for a day she could have easily gotten by with since I doubt her prescription changes much anymore if she is now 30. Her eyes have probably been pretty stable for at least the pat 5 years. Yes it's very possible that when she gets her eyes examined that they may offer her an increase "to sharpen things up" but probably not needed at all. But they know that people will often get new glasses even with an increase of just -.25. Of course this makes more money for them as well.

Soundmanpt 06 Feb 2016, 07:32


No I think you misunderstood what I was saying to "gwgs" I didn't mean to imply that this woman had become shortsighted but rather because she was wearing her readers nearly full time if not full time that her eyes had adjusted to seeing distances with her plus glasses. And because so often the case the first readers seem to be under prescribed. So after only a few of wearing them she was finding that the small print had become a bit harder to see with her current glasses, but her distance is just fine with her glasses as they are. Her next glasses the optometrist since she is seeing so well at a distance with glasses now may keep her distance part (segment) the same but give her and increase in the lower area for reading small print. But I wouldn't expect there would be any change in her distance vision if she finds that over the counter readers in fact help her with seeing small print. In fact the idea of having her buy a cheap pair of readers is the best way to test her eyes for reading. I suspect that she is very likely to find that the readers will allow her to see the small very nicely. But none of this should have any effect on her distance vision. But if the readers do in fact work then she want to consider getting bifocals or progressives so that way she will have her prescription for distance as well as close up all in one pair of glasses. Otherwise she will be carrying 2 pairs of glasses everywhere she goes and at times even switching from one pair to the other. So if you're hoping that your wife will maybe start wearing her glasses full time this may help push her in that direction. You didn't say what age your wife is but if she is nearing 40 her need for readers would be very normal.

gwgs 06 Feb 2016, 02:52

Hi soundman, her boss has just turned 30 this year and has worn glasses for many years but as I alluded to in my previous post, like most glasses wearers, she exaggerates how bad her eyes are - one example is a couple of years ago I remember she phoned in saying she couldn't come to work as one of the lenses had popped out of her glasses and the optician wasn't open until 10am and then they her glasses wouldn't be ready for collection until lunchtime!! I know full well first of all that popping lenses back into glasses is a fairly simple job, and not something an optician would necessarily have to do, I have done this several times with glasses before. Secondly, her prescription at the time was no more than -3 so she was hardly "blind as a bat" and has worn contacts before but I am intrigued by her prescription revisions as this happened quite a few times but she is still only approx -4 unless she has some complicated astigmatism.

Tom 05 Feb 2016, 14:23

Hi Soundmanpt

From your mail below, it seems as if starting to wear reading glasses will accelerate shortsightedness? My wife has a weak minus prescription, not full time wearer, but for the past 6 months she hs been experienced increasing trouble to read fine print.

Now she cannot read small text on food packagings anymore, or the small print of the papers that come with syrups, aspirines,... I suggested and encouraged her to buy some off-the-shelves readers for when she really needs them, but she won't as she believes that once she starts using those, het eyesight will go downhill even faster. True?

Soundmanpt 05 Feb 2016, 11:09


Well since she is 46 it is very reasonable that she would be needing at least reading glasses by now. In fact i'm surprised she didn't need them even sooner. My guess is that when she got her glasses they almost always tend to under prescribe for glasses. I think in part it so that the wearer's eyes are more able to adjust to them. Then working in an office doing mostly close work such as paperwork she probably quickly found that it was much easier to just keep her glasses on all the time sine she was supposed to wear glasses for close work anyway. Her prescription was likely pretty weak so even though she didn't really have any need for glasses to see distances by keeping them on so much her eyes soon got used to seeing distances with her glasses on as well. Now that she had been wearing her glasses pretty much all the time and her glasses had relaxed her eyes even more she soon found that her glasses were actually a little too weak and she needed stronger glasses. But her distance was probably fine with the glasses she had but now her eyes were more comfortable wearing glasses for distance as well so she was given varifocals o her distance was still the same or close and they gave her a stronger reading area. So yes I do believe with the type of work she is doing that she probably needed all the changes she got.

Hopefully the boss lady will be okay with her new glasses but if these are her first glasses she too may find that after only a short time she will be needing stronger glasses as well. You didn't say what her age is?

gwgs 05 Feb 2016, 10:39

Not really sightings, but discussions / or glasses related conversation that has gone on in our relatively small office over the last couple of days that has explained the unfit state of 2 female members of our staff!!

One who is 46 only started with us about 5 months ago doing paperwork / admin jobs but within a couple of months she had gone from wearing her glasses as reading glasses (i.e. worn when dealing with paperwork as any presbyopic person would) to wearing them full time, then when I mentioned that she had given me the wrong paperwork, and had made a couple of errors documents she apologised and said it was down to her glasses. I enquired with interest as to why she it was her glasses fault and she said she was waiting for varifocals, and the optician had fitted a prescription that was seemingly too weak in her glasses that was wearing and until she got her varifocals at the end of the weak she was struggling. Not being knowledgeable at all about these sorts of matters, is it normal for someones eyesight to go downhill as much as hers has over the space of 3 months or was do you think she maybe hadn't done as much close up / desk / pc work before and this has flagged up the revision of her prescription a couple of times, and change from reading glasses to varifocals?

On a similar note, her boss has suffered from sickness, migraines and "stress" over the last few days and took a day off a couple of days ago as she couldn't get out of bed. Today she came into work and said that the doctor advised her to take a week off. I asked if there was any medication she could take, and she said that there wasn't and the only thing which would make her better she thought was her new glasses with her new prescription which she waiting for and this was mainly contributing to her migraines and stressed eyes. She has complained about her eyes for some years now and often makes out that they're a lot worse than they are (she once said her prescription changed 3 to 4 times in one year), yet her prescription is still only approx -4.

HighMyopic 22 Jan 2016, 18:05

Colin, have you been finding any time to look for your old glasses for me? I am still hoping you can find them and then mail them to me.

Colin 22 Jan 2016, 17:56


Have just seen "first dates" and wholeheartedly agree with all you said. Her glasses did seem a mild plus and she seemed such a nice person who had a really bad experience with her ex. I hope she finds someone to share her life with. If I wasn't happily married I would love to try also.

Carrie 22 Jan 2016, 17:41

On "First Dates" (tv show where people are filmed in a special restaurant on a blind date arranged by the show) tonight there was a 43 year old divorced lady on a date with a 49 year old divorced man. She certainly didn't look 43, I would have guessed at mid 30s at the most. She was pretty with her blonde hair tied back in a pony tail. She wore dark coloured plastic framed glasses that were slightly cat eye shape. She seemed to have a mild plus prescription possibly with astigmatism correction too.

I won't say how her date went in case any UK readers want to watch the show on catch-up.

If I was single I would be very happy to go on a date with her - attractive and intelligent with glasses. But I'm very happily taken and she was after a man close to her age.

Cubicle 22 Jan 2016, 16:39

Saw a tall brunette walking down the street in small rectangular metal glasses. High index with lots of cutin, around -10. She was blinded by the winter sunlight and squinted a lot.

Then a sexy 20yo student with black curly hair, skirt, stockings and big plastic plus glasses, at least +7. Very sexy with blue eyes, pushing her glasses up frequently.

Could it be that dry winter air isn't too good for contacts ?

KL 22 Jan 2016, 10:20

I saw a cute woman at the mall today, early 20ies with a +3-ish prescription (maybe more. Not sure; I always find plus harder than minus to estimate) in a huge black and clear two-tone frame that was mainly round but with defined cat-eye like corners. She had long, straight, dark blonde hair hanging down her back to waist level or so, and was wandering around while looking at her phone.

I also came across someone at work the other night, with a low minus prescription in a super cute teal fade acetate frame.

Does anyone else ever try to find out what frames it is they see people wearing? I almost asked what kind hers was.

Galileo 21 Jan 2016, 13:29

There is young woman where I'm working at the moment who wears minus glasses, which of course made me notice her. she is actually quite attractive and the glasses were puzzling me. At first I thought they were pretty high Rx, maybe in double digits as the front faces were definitely plano and sometimes looked concave. Plenty of cut in on a relatively small plastic tortoiseshell coloured frame. I once saw her pull the glasses forward to check the lenses and she did not move them further than the end of her nose.

Over the weeks I decided they were probably low index lens material and more likely around minus 6 than minus 10.

Then when I arrived at the office last week she was standing outside chatting to a guy, maybe a potential boyfriend. She had taken her glasses off and had that vacant eyed look plus some squinting and she was keeping close to him. I wondered if she was trying to impress him. I said good morning and she replied, probably recognising my voice.

Then today I met her in the office and she was not wearing her glasses again, instead she was polishing a pair of sunglasses. She squinted at me and asked if she could have a lift with us downtown. I said yes and we were leaving in a few minutes. When I came back she was sitting polishing the sun glasses and did not see me until I spoke to her. We went out to the vehicle and I watched her fumble to find the door handle.

Once on the road I asked her if she was wearing contact lenses, she said no and she wore glasses. I said I was used to seeing her in glasses and was surprised to see her without. She said the sun was bothering her eyes so she had to use the sunglasses instead. We dropped her off and she walked off down the street, it must have been a real struggle for her and I have no idea if she got where she was supposed to be going or not.

Oscar 17 Jan 2016, 11:46

On Saturday night I had a really delightful and completely unexpected sighting. I sat down in the theatre and was talking to my friend when the person sitting in the seat in front turned around and said a warm hello. She's a young woman I know quite well (we've worked together professionally) and she's a striking blonde. I had no idea she wore glasses at all, but it turns out she has a very strong prescription. Thick lenses were "disguised" in a frame with wide side-pieces, but the prescription was at least -12, possibly even more - very thick glasses, and very lovely to see, as this young woman is very attractive indeed. Since I was sitting right behind her, I saw a lot of the lens edges throughout the evening, and we talked for a while at the interval, and at the end. It made what was already an enjoyable evening into a pretty unforgettable one!

Cactus Jack 14 Jan 2016, 18:15


Thank you for the explanation about how you deal with the contacts. I will try to pass that on. I would like to tell you more about my young friend and if possible tell him about you. However, I also try to protect his privacy and also protect yours.

If it is convenient, I would appreciate it if you would contact me at


Colin 14 Jan 2016, 12:04

Cactus Jack.

I forgot to mention that my lenses are difficult to remove as they tend to stick to the eyes. I have found that squirting saline solution into the eyes and gently rolling the lens down off the centre helps. You still have to pinch the lens firmly but slowly.

I am not sure if all this helps as his lenses will probably be quit a bit thicker than mine.

I always thought I was on the edge of glasses/ contacts being able to work effectively but the fact that he manages with glasses in the plus 40s is testament to how well he has adapted.

I do wish him well.


Colin 14 Jan 2016, 08:28

Cactus Jack

Inserting contacts by the Braille method!

The best advice I can give is to take it carefully. Sit at a table with a towel spread over it and have everything to hand. Put the lens on the index finger of the same hand as the eye. (right hand right eye) Rinse the lens keeping some solution in the bowl. High plus lenses are pretty thick and don't easily turn inside out. I guess his lenses will be thicker than mine. Keep the lens upright an look straight down. Slip your glasses up onto your forehead

Pull the lower eyelid down with the middle finger of that same hand and the upper eyelid with the other hand. Gently place the lens on the centre of the eye. I can feel the lens with my eyelashes and it gets darker the closer the lens gets. Blink a few times and there you are. It usually takes a minute or so for the vision to settle down so pop the specs down to get the other lens ready.

Being pretty thick the lenses do tend to dry out and can get a bit sore. It is critical for the optician to measure the eyes carefully as the lenses can sit low on the eye. You can feel them when you blink. It is a relief to take them out after a day.

My advice is to definitely persevere with them but be prepared for everything to look very different. Move around carefully to begin with.

Best of luck. C

Colin 14 Jan 2016, 00:43

I have a foolproof method!! I will post it tonight when I get back from work. He should try the contacts if he can.

Cactus Jack 13 Jan 2016, 19:37


Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. We have a member who was born without Crystalline Lenses and wears glasses with a prescription in the +40 range. He has tried Contact Lenses in the past with very limited success. One of the problems he had was inserting and removing the contacts without help. He has an opportunity to try some experimental Contact, but dealing with them is of concern. I was wondering how you manage inserting and removing your contact lenses.


Trent 13 Jan 2016, 19:08

Interesting sighting at Costco today. A young Caucasian guy with an Asian girl. I could see from a distance there was a significant cut-in effect to her lenses. Getting closer, her Rx was easily -15 diopters. I wondered if this guy is optically obsessed like I am.

Colin 13 Jan 2016, 17:14


Thought of a couple of extra things. Some things are better with the glasses. I am a builder and find that working at height on roofs easier. I don't worry so much about the height but just concentrate on the job. It's probably that what I see appears larger than it would normally and I have no periferal view. I also see things in much greater detail with glasses than with contacts. I do have to be careful when working as the glasses bend straight lines. I rely on the spirit level whatever it looks like to me.

This may sound strange but when I was a young man I always wore my glasses to pubs and clubs. I loved it when anyone asked to try them on especially if it was an attractive girl! The slight panic of not knowing if they would be given back was exciting.

Colin 13 Jan 2016, 16:44


Well I guess I am used to wearing them. Compared with contacts the field of vision is much much narrower and you just naturally turn your head very much more. It is just adapt to looking about differently. I didn't get contacts till I was about 25 and they certainly give a very different visual experience. However I don't remember having any particular problems at school. I was no good at games but certainly joined in! I wore them for swimming. As my prescription has not changed much I had the same NHS round wire 1960s kids glasses through most of primary and secondary school. Both lenses got broken playing football and my mum could not find my old pair. Strangely I did not even mind being without glasses till the new ones arrived. I kind of enjoyed the experience and the attention. Surprising I could get around quite well with a bit of help. Also I didn't have to do any work.

I took my driving test wearing glasses in 1970. I could read the number plate at the required distance and the examiner did not mention my strong glasses although I was dreading that he would. I was always very careful when driving then and had no accidents although I was probably a little slow. I only drive with contacts now. I hope this is a good explanation. Please ask any more questions.

Owlish 13 Jan 2016, 15:36

Colin with such an extreme Rx, are you able to get around and function fairly normally while wearing your glasses? I take it you don't drive in glasses. Would that be dangerous? Do you encounter any other problems/limitations due to your strong glasses?

Colin 13 Jan 2016, 14:38

Have recently found this site and I must say its a revelation. I have worn strong glasses following a cateract op when I was 6 weeks old. Although I mostly wear contacts (for driving and work) I have an almost fanatical facination for glasses both mine and other peoples. Weirdly the stronger the better. I love the way my glasses distort anything outside the centre of the lens and the rainbow effect. I particularly like the reactions of strangers when they clock my massively magnifyed eyes. Some don't know where to look! One girl said they really suited me but she had never seen anything like them. I really don't want to have lens implants and miss all the fun!! My current glasses prescription is + 31 distance, +34 reading

Colin 13 Jan 2016, 14:03

Had a lovely sighting at a dinner dance just before Christmas. It was quite a classy affair. On our table was a lady of about 35 wearing lenticular plus glasses of at least +20. The buttons were quite small but they bulged out beautifully. There was a professional photographer in one corner and she and her husband decided to have a pic taken. She carefully removed her glasses and placed them on the table. She took her husbands arm and was guided around the tables and into place. After the session her husband made a choice of which to print on the photographers laptop. She took no part in this chatting to her friends looking in the direction of whoever she was speaking to. She can only have seen vague blurs but this did not seem to phase her.

When she was guided back and held her hand out until it touched her chair. Only after she was seated did she carefully feel on the table for her glasses, slowly without any sign of panic she placed them on.

Her husband proudly showed her the photo but she was highly unimpressed and spent the rest of the evening barating him for such a terrible choice!

Puffin 11 Jan 2016, 17:01

Seeing one or two clear or near-clear plastic frames of late. Today I saw one particular example strongly reminiscent of those seen during the 80s (or on crystal veil's site).

Carrie 10 Jan 2016, 16:51

Plus Tony - I haven't seen her, sadly. I may have just missed her on a couple of occasions since then as some of her friends came in just as we were leaving but I didn't see her. The lovely bar maid in that pub that got glasses with a minus prescription is still wearing her glasses.

 10 Jan 2016, 10:02

Doesn't it seem hypocritical that the people who post thousands of links to strangers tremble in fear and worry about ever posting a single picture of themselves? I guess they don't want to put themselves in the same shoes as their innocent victims. Most likely they would freak out if they knew someone flipped through Facebook, Instagram, and other sites and anonymously posted their pictures.

Sometimes this gets very creepy and stalky.

 10 Jan 2016, 09:44

here we go again... :(

Plus Tony 10 Jan 2016, 04:14

Hi Carrie,

Sorry to add to the list of questions but Soundmanpt's list reminded me of a sighting/hearing of yours from a few months ago. You were in a pub I think and overheard someone remarking to her friend that she didn't know she wore glasses. The friend replied that she didn't either until a couple of hours previously but now she had to wear them all the time. I was just curious to know if you'd seen her again since and if she was still doing as her optician had suggested.

Carrie 09 Jan 2016, 15:42

Hi Soundmanpt

Wow, what a lot of questions! Gemma and me are having a quiet night in and watching the beautiful Jennifer Lawrence on TV in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. She's such a great role model for women our age.

1st question: No, I haven't seen that customer for ages. Maybe she shops in the evenings. I usually work during the daytime.

Next few questions: I last saw my ex was just before Christmas. Yes they are still a couple. She has different frames from the last time I saw them but her prescription looks the same. We didn't talk about glasses.

Next question: My cousin accepted she needs her glasses full time months ago. She's still rather not need them or only need them for reading, but she is almost dependant on them now. Yes, her prescription is slightly higher than mine. I expect she will be paying a visit to the optician soon as her mum, my auntie, was keen for her to get her eyes tested every year and it has been a year since her last eye test. I won't mention it to anyone as my cousin is a bit sensitive about the subject of her eyesight.

Soundmanpt 09 Jan 2016, 13:57


Does the customer that came in and complemented you on your glasses and she was with her husband and she told him that she wanted glasses like your your if she needed them. Then a short while later she came in alone and she was wearing glasses very similar to yours still shop at your store? Have you seen your ex bf recently? Do you know if he is still with the same gf that had gotten glasses and was wearing them full time? Are they still a couple? Lastly your cousin was finally told that she needed to start keeping her glasses on all the time which she wasn't at all happy about. How is she doing now? I would think she can't stand being without glasses anymore? If i recall isn't her prescription even slightly stronger than yours?

Carrie 09 Jan 2016, 13:33

A regular customer at work has got new glasses. She used to have medium sized wire framed glasses and now she has got larger plastic frames, brown in colour. Her old glasses made her look around late 40s in age even though she's actually 38 or 39! Her new glasses make her look around early 30s, so a big improvement. She actually looks more attractive now where before she looked neither attractive or unattractive.

Soundmanpt 01 Jan 2016, 18:01

All this reminds me of many years ago when i was about 18 or so and a friend insisted that we go to a small theater that had a burlesque show. Foe anyone not knowing this is a type of show that featured about 10 - 12 girls that came out and stripped as they danced. About mid way through they usually had a stand up comic tell a few bad jokes. Of course the guy got booed because no one was interested in his bad jokes but wanted to see the girls. Anyway we sat up on one side in the front row. The girls would often go to one side of the stage or the other to flirt with the patrons. Suddenly when one girl happened over to our side I realized that it was a girl I knew from high school. I guess at first the stage lights kind of blinded her, but then she was able to see me and i could tell by the look on her face she was as surprised to see me their as I was to see her. She quickly left our side of the stage and moved away to finish her part of the show. Now if you wanted you didn't need to leave at the end of the show and could stay and watch again if you wished. My friend and I decided to stay to get another look at her in the nude. But after waiting though all the others until it was her she must have peeked out and saw that we didn't leave. So this time she never came anywhere close to out side of the stage. She actually went to the other side of the stage. To bad because she was the only one that was even worth seeing nude. This was after we had graduated from high school so I never saw her again.

Jim 01 Jan 2016, 13:00

Imagine if a friend sees it? That's like seeing a friend in a strip bar joint and then telling everyone you saw him in a strip joint... you would have had to be there to see it! if a friend does spot her here, then that's probably a person with the same glasses fetish too. that person would have to explain why they were here.

 01 Jan 2016, 12:55

Your real name is Specs4Me? Don't throw stones in glass houses...

Specs4Me 01 Jan 2016, 11:13

Anonymous poster,

You post on here talking about Carrie's refusal to post a pic of herself when you don't even put your name, real or fake, on your posts. Carrie has every right to not want her pic on the internet. You at least could identify who you are if you are going to take her to task.

Specs4Me 01 Jan 2016, 11:13

Anonymous poster,

You post on here talking about Carrie's refusal to post a pic of herself when you don't even put your name, real or fake, on your posts. Carrie has every right to not want her pic on the internet. You at least could identify who you are if you are going to take her to task.

miku 01 Jan 2016, 10:34

I completely understand why a user would be reluctant to share their identity on here, whether it's a photo, a name or anything else. I personally wouldn't want people to know of my "appreciation" for glasses. And I know chances are slim, but imagine if a friend or family member of Carrie finds this thread and sees her photo shared... That would feel at least a little awkward for her, finally being associated this.

As for any of our members sharing photos posted on social media by others, it's only because those people put themselves out there in the first place (they usually know what they risk, hence the privacy options).

I don't see the point in criticising Carrie, or anyone else for simply appealing to their right to privacy and remain anonymous.

 01 Jan 2016, 10:13

how would we know her name is Jennifer and not Carrie simply from a picture? Look up in the sky at night. See the billions of stars. Imagine one of them is named Carrie. Now ask me to guess which star you are talking about. That's how high the odds are.

Think about all the thousands of links that have been posted on Eyescene and no one in over ten years has recognized anyone. anyone at all. There are literally billions of people on this planet.

A photo simply would show us what Carrie looks like. It doesn't give her real name. It doesn't give her address. It doesn't give her place of work. It doesn't show you her friends. It doesn't us Gemma.

What would it show? Probably a very pretty girl. Nothing more. Not sure what the problem is.

Soundmanpt 01 Jan 2016, 09:10

I have been coming into "Eyescene" for well over 10 years now and I have yet to ever see anyone post a picture of themself in here. It's true what are the odds that someone would recognize her from being here. But here is always that risk. We don't know that Carrie isn't a very real person but uses a fake name to protect herself? For all we know her real name could be Jennifer? I for one don't blame her or anyone for not posting pictures of themselves in here. Look at what happens to the pictures posted on "Instrgram" Of course if Carrie, or anyone else, ever wanted to they could simply post a picture of a total stranger and claim it as being them. There are several that do that in Facebook now.

 01 Jan 2016, 08:36

wow. you don't trust the Eyescene members? if Eyescene members were to see what you look like, your family would be placed at risk? really? why? I don't think in all the years here anyone has stalked someone and no one's safety has been at risk. i think your fears are completely exaggerated here.

i think it is kind of hypocritical. members post picture links all the time of unsuspecting people wearing glasses. thousands of links. but when we ask a long time member to post her picture, you react as though we are asking for your home address and telephone number.

it's really harmless, Carrie. I don't see how a photo with no accompanying personal information puts your safety and security at risk when that has never happened to anyone on eye scene for over a decade.

I'm sorry but I really don't understand your logic. where/what are you basing it upon? you think someone is going to be stalk and harass you? why? a picture is only a picture. it says nothing about your real name, address, or those of your family.

i ask that you consider trusting the eye scene membership. you've laid out descriptions of yourself and gemma for years, and I think showing us what you look like is completely harmless. there is no basis for you to fear anything.

Carrie 01 Jan 2016, 05:10

Apologies if I took the comment the wrong way. I can be very defensive. It's quite possible that there are photos of me somewhere on the internet but I'm still not going to link to them. I think only 1 or 2 Eyescene regulars have ever linked to photos of themselves. I'm a glasses lover but my friends and family don't know how much I love glasses and don't know about this website. I would like to keep it that way.

Likelenses 01 Jan 2016, 00:44


Well you gave the description of yourself,and the anonymous poster simply said he would like to see your picture.

So in your mind anything creepy,or perverted is brought on by you.

It more appears to me that you wanted to make a manly statement regarding how you would deal with him.

Carrie 31 Dec 2015, 20:27

Definitely not going to be putting any photos of me on here, especially after creepy pervy comments like the anonymous poster left at 10:33 on 31 Dec. I doubt if they would say that to my face. Comments like that, or worse, usually get a reply from me along the lines of "Do you know a good surgeon who's good at reattaching testicles?" That usually frightens them off. The foolish ones that don't go away and then make another inappropriate comment are likely to get a punch in the nuts or my hand gripping their nuts tightly enough for them to worry that they may need the help of a surgeon.

Jim 31 Dec 2015, 10:40

a good picture of carrie with or without her girlfriend would definitely kill all the folks who think she is not real!

 31 Dec 2015, 10:33

carrie... would love to see a picture of you with that description. can you post links?

Carrie 31 Dec 2015, 07:11

A lot of clothes that should be a nice normal fit still look tight on me because of my bust size. If I wear baggy clothes I look fat! I'm not deliberately showing off my bust, well not all the time. My friends joke that my boobs enter a room 5 seconds before I do. I have been told that my eyes are a big asset to my looks. I feel that my glasses enhance my eyes by framing them and slightly magnifying them. If I think someone is looking at my chest for too long I will move slightly to try to make eye contact and give a look that will distract them. I've been told this look resembles a cute Disney animal! This usually works. My beautiful girlfriend would rather have no glasses or glasses with a prescription like mine as she thinks her eyes aren't as noticeable with her (minus) prescription. I tell her that her eyes are noticeable and beautiful, which is true, and as her boobs are more of an average size people are more likely to look at her face first.

I've said before that I find it very flattering to be "checked out" by someone but I don't like being stared at.

Soundmanpt 30 Dec 2015, 18:14


I really do understand your perspective when your looking at a guy and you can easily see that his eyes are not seeing your eyes but rather a short distance a bit lower. As you know I frequent many sports bars which only hire attractive young ladies with usually better than average size boobs. Of course they also wear tight fitting tops that enhance the breasts even more. Sometimes it is very hard not to allow your eyes to drop from their eyes to their breasts. And just like you they know very quickly where my eyes are looking. Most all of them appreciate that I do manage to look at their eyes and not their other assets. It really helps if they are wearing glasses of course. These girls don't like it either but they know that at the end of the day those assets usually make for better tips. In your case you don't even get any added benefits for being looked at like a piece of meat.

Carrie 29 Dec 2015, 03:07

I work at the checkout in a shop and I have occasionally received compliments about my glasses, usually when I get new ones. I am aware of a few males that come in to the shop to get a look at me and the attractive members of female staff. Maybe 1 or 2 of them like girls with glasses as there are 4 "girls" including me that appeal to men and also wear glasses. In my case they are often more interested in my boobs than my face. It doesn't really bother me as I'm not into men but they probably don't know that. I would find it more flattering if people fancied me because of my looks rather than my boobs. If someone looked at my face instead of my chest purely because I was wearing glasses I wouldn't mind. I can't help having a big bust, it's what nature has given me. Nature has also given me a petite body that makes my boobs seem bigger. Nature has also given me mild long sightedness so I can wear the glasses I love to wear.

Crystal Veil 29 Dec 2015, 01:25


interesting story about your sightings. Clever to always have the brochure with you. I nowadays do the same thing with my "business card" for the photography project. Interesting sightings always happen unexpected. You must have had hundreds of customers for your Zenni glasses by now, if not more. May I ask, do you keep a record of the prescriptions in the glasses you are selling? I would be interested to know a bit more about the statistic "Gauss curve" for minus glasses and for plus glasses. I'm especially interested in the frequency of occurrence of prescriptions (long distance) between +2.50 and +3.50 among the young generation. My collection hosts some 150 pairs between +2 and +3 and another 100 pairs between +3 and +4. The vast majority of these vintage glasses has never been used at photo shoots, simply because none of my models have a prescription of +3. The 250 glasses mentioned above belonged to elderly ladies who gradually became longsighted with age. Did you order any glasses around +3 for young customers?

Soundmanpt 28 Dec 2015, 19:59

Today I had a doctor's appointment in regards to my failing kidneys. My appointment was at 4:15 PM so I think I must have been his last appointment for the day. Last time I was there I gave one of the nurses one of my printed brochures about ordering glasses. She seemed quite interested at the time so today i decided to take a sample pair in so she could see the quality of the glasses. She liked the sample and even opened her desk drawer and pulled out the brochure I had given her. She said she was trying to find the cheapest place to get her eyes examined. I was surprised that someone working in the medical field didn't have health insurance. She told me several of the places she had been to and even what their price was. She was very happy that I have a place that I have already setup to do eye exams for $35.00. That was at least $12.00 better than any price she had gotten. As I went to sit down and wait to be called in a very attractive nurse said "Don't sit down i'm ready for you" As we were walking she asked me "what's this about getting glasses?" When we got into the room I gave one of the brochures I had in my pocket. She was wearing glasses herself and to honest not the most attractive glasses for a rather young attractive nurse. I also showed her the same sample as I had shown the other 2 nurses at the desk. She took her glasses off and tried my sample on and even got up to have a look in the mirror. She admitted that she really liked them. She put her glasses back on and told me that she had held off getting glasses as long as she could and about a year ago she couldn't go any longer without getting glasses. She was sure she only needed glasses for distance so she was shocked when the doctor told her that she needed bifocals. She said she got them and it wasn't long until she couldn't see to do anything without her glasses and she is sure that her eyes have gotten worse and she needs to make an appointment soon so she can get new glasses. She loved that I could get her progressives for about $55.00. She carefully put my brochure in her personal book and said she would be in contact with me very soon.

Then since it was close to dinner hour and traffic was already bad I decided to find a nice sports bar (pub) to grab a quick meal and watch some TV as well as be entertained by an attractive young server. The place I went to I have been to before but never on a Monday evening. Being Monday and a rainy night business was very slow. The young lady server was someone I didn't know. She told me she is rather new and that her name is "Sammi" I always like a girl that has a nick name like boy. Of course her full name is Samatha, but I git the feeling this girl probably was a bit of a tomboy growing up. Anyway she was quite attractive with long blonde hair and blue eyes. She was very friendly and I think looking to chat with anyone that came in. She was wearing glasses, again not ones that I would have ever fitted her with. Kind of a black plastic oval shape. As soon as she got my drink order and pulled out another brochure to give to her. When she brought my drink over I gave her the brochure and told her that the next time she needs new glasses to let me know and I will save her a ton of money. She told me that she was already past due getting her eyes checked. She told me that she had only had glasses since a year ago November. She had all kinds of questions for me about her eyes and glasses which I loved. She wasn't very happy that she she can't read without her glasses anymore and wanted to know why? After asking her several questions she told me that she was pretty sure she needed glasses because she couldn't hardly see to drive anymore, but she never had any problems with reading things close. She admitted that she pretty much went to full time wear as soon as she got her glasses. I told her that she should have taken them off when she was doing a fair amount of reading or close work. She said that was exactly what her mom told her too. She works at another pub as well as being in college. She admitted to being a "gamer girl" often times playing in the dark. She is pretty sure that may have ruined her eyes. She said she easily passed the drivers vision test when she was 16 and at 18 she was wearing glasses full time and wouldn't think of driving without her glasses even though her license doesn't have any vision restrictions on it. She said that her glasses still seem pretty good but she probably needs them to be a little bit stronger. She is all excited now because she really wants several pairs including a pair of prescription sunglasses. She has a trip planned with several of the other girls to go to Mexico at a resort. She would much rather be wearing prescription sunglasses than her regular glasses.

 28 Dec 2015, 10:42


Did anything interesting happened with the girl on the airplane? How did the story continued?

Likelenses 27 Dec 2015, 00:36


My minus nineish girlfriend works is a supermarket checkout.She loves compliments about her heavy lenseed glasses.

Murky 26 Dec 2015, 21:20

Does this strike a chord? An O-O delight.

When I go to the supermarket, I like to spy out the attractive GWGs, and if any have something really special, then sidle along and say quietly "I really like those glasses"and usually get a smile, or "gee thanks"; then scan the checkout for the GWG at the counter, may take a while longer, "wow wonderful glasses, where are they from", or if it can be read, I really love those Gucci/versace/Doir glasses, just as she gives me the receipt.

I get some pleasure, she gets a compliment, and we both go home happy

Cubicle 25 Dec 2015, 11:53

We have a new secretary at work.

She's 25, slim and red haired, wears high heels and mini skirts.

On top of this she wears huge tortoise shell glasses with heavy plus lenses, at least +5, high index. She pushes them up giggling as they slide down her cute nose.

She seems to be very ticklish too, and makes some small screams and jumps if you brush her waist. She then pushes her big glasses up again giggling and laughing.

I might need to go to her desk more often.

Such a beauty !

Cubicle 25 Dec 2015, 11:52

We have a new secretary at work.

She's 25, slim and red haired, wears high heels and mini skirts.

On top of this she wears huge tortoise shell glasses with heavy plus lenses, at least +5, high index. She pushes them up giggling as they slide down her cute nose.

She seems to be very ticklish too, and makes some small screams and jumps if you brush her waist. She then pushes her big glasses up again giggling and laughing.

I might need to go to her desk more often.

Such a beauty !

 23 Dec 2015, 17:11

she was wearing power rings? is she a Green Lantern or something?

murky 23 Dec 2015, 15:48

Walking down main street yesterday, and saw a beautifully dressed 30 yo with light blue Dior glasses,obviously the latest, about 600 dollars worth without the lenses..

about -2, tailed her till she entered a shop, sidled alongside, purveying the wares, she turned half toward me, Oh such beautiful glasses! I cried,

"well thank you", she smiled and walked on.

Specs4ever 20 Dec 2015, 16:25

I have had a couple of pleasant sightings this past week, The first one was a young cashier in an electronics store. As I entered the store I caught a glimpse of the flash off a plano front, and took a look at the wearer, I went to find what I wanted to purchase, and when I headed back to the cash registers I noticed that she just seemed to be opening her till, so I wasted a few minutes looking at objects that I had no intention of buying. When she had her till open I was her first customer of the day. I commented to her that with her retro black framed cat eye glasses she reminded me of some of the girls in my grade 9 class, and I told her that I liked her retro look. She had a significant amount of cut in so I figured her glasses were likely in the -10D range, although the lenses barely stuck out behind the frame. I did mention that I seemed to have noticed thta a lot more young ladies were willing to wear glasses these days and she agreed. I will go back there in the hopes of seeing her again.

The second sighting was at a local coffee spot. I was looking out the front window and I saw this lady in her early 40's pull up, She was on her phone and I saw her glasses were puled down right to the end of her nose and she was looking over the frames at the phone, so she must have been texting. Then she pushed her glasses up and walked inside, coming very close to the window where I sat, so I was able to get a good look. Rectangular tortoise shell glasses in a decent sized frame, but the lenses looked to be about-4D. I hoped she would sit where I could see her,but she sat at a table with 2 guys and had her back to me. I watched her as she pulled out her phone, took off her glasses and showed her companions some pictures on it. I got up and went for another coffee, making sure I walked past her table on my return, and I got a much better look at her glasses. From the side there was a lot of power rings so I revised my thoughts upwards to a prescription of around -7D. There was no chance for me to tell her that I liked her glasses, but all in all I had some pleasurable viewing as she was quite attractive.

Specs4ever 20 Dec 2015, 16:25

I have had a couple of pleasant sightings this past week, The first one was a young cashier in an electronics store. As I entered the store I caught a glimpse of the flash off a plano front, and took a look at the wearer, I went to find what I wanted to purchase, and when I headed back to the cash registers I noticed that she just seemed to be opening her till, so I wasted a few minutes looking at objects that I had no intention of buying. When she had her till open I was her first customer of the day. I commented to her that with her retro black framed cat eye glasses she reminded me of some of the girls in my grade 9 class, and I told her that I liked her retro look. She had a significant amount of cut in so I figured her glasses were likely in the -10D range, although the lenses barely stuck out behind the frame. I did mention that I seemed to have noticed thta a lot more young ladies were willing to wear glasses these days and she agreed. I will go back there in the hopes of seeing her again.

The second sighting was at a local coffee spot. I was looking out the front window and I saw this lady in her early 40's pull up, She was on her phone and I saw her glasses were puled down right to the end of her nose and she was looking over the frames at the phone, so she must have been texting. Then she pushed her glasses up and walked inside, coming very close to the window where I sat, so I was able to get a good look. Rectangular tortoise shell glasses in a decent sized frame, but the lenses looked to be about-4D. I hoped she would sit where I could see her,but she sat at a table with 2 guys and had her back to me. I watched her as she pulled out her phone, took off her glasses and showed her companions some pictures on it. I got up and went for another coffee, making sure I walked past her table on my return, and I got a much better look at her glasses. From the side there was a lot of power rings so I revised my thoughts upwards to a prescription of around -7D. There was no chance for me to tell her that I liked her glasses, but all in all I had some pleasurable viewing as she was quite attractive.

Cheltenham 20 Dec 2015, 08:51

Dragged round the supermarket today to act as beast of burden, but saw a few interesting families.


Family 1 - Mum Plano Hi index about -9, Dad about -5, two teenage girls both close to Mum's script.

Family 2 - Nan strong plus, close to double figures, Mum Significant plus, probably about +5/6, Dad low plus, no more than +2, teenage daughter about -6 and squinting and pushing glasses close to eyes. In urgent need of increase.

Family 3 - Mum low myope no more than -2, Dad medium myope about -4/5, 8yr old son, medium plus and very cross eyed, 6yr daughter low minus about -1 or -2.

Carrie 19 Dec 2015, 17:23

Thank you Puffin.

To the anonymous person who posted before Puffin - what you wrote sounds a bit wierd and pervy. I hope it was somone mucking around!

Puffin 19 Dec 2015, 14:46

Carrie: your sightings and encounters are always worth reading about.

 19 Dec 2015, 14:15

MMMMMMMMMmmmmmmm I love lesbian "longing to take another woman" fantasies. more more more more more more more more more more.

Carrie 19 Dec 2015, 10:20

We were in our favourite coffee shop earlier when a very attractive brunette came in. She was wearing a pair of large dark, Hipster style glasses. She must have only just got them as when she sat down with her friends that were already there they complimented her new look. One of them asked if she needed them for reading or distances. Although she only needed them for reading she was going to wear them most of the time as she loved them so much.

She was clearly very pleased with and excited by, what I presume are, her first glasses.

When she went up to the counter to get a coffee I managed to get a quick closer look at her. She looked younger than I first thought, probably late teens. Her prescription seemed to be a weak plus (her hair was tied back which allowed me to get a look through the lenses).

Murky  18 Dec 2015, 20:33

I was recently walking by a large optometry chain store, and walked in for a look around, to my joy ALL the staff ( four women and a man) all wore glasses of high fashion.

I engages one of the women, ( about 25) and beautifully dressed;wearing Prada frames, and asked to look more closely, she handed them to me ( ecstatic joy) and I the prescription was about +0.5 in one eye, and Plano in the other.

We talked about the fun in wearing the latest, and she told me what a great job it was dressing faces, and some of the principles involved.

The O looked at female customers, walking the racks, with a tray, collecting the frames they fancied, and adjourning to a mirror, The shop also had a video monitor, I stood transfixed, as pair after pair were tried on. I was bursting with admiring comments, but kept quiet, enjoying the spectacle!

I found there Gucci frames there, for $489 and searched them on google $230! so am saving for them

Likelenses 17 Dec 2015, 22:45


If you are single,it sounds like you should look into seeing more of that bespectacled blonde.

Stingray 16 Dec 2015, 12:33

My wife recently got a new prescription. She always wore the same rimless glasses which after many years got kind of boring especially to an optic obsessive such as myself. I prefer the plastic frame glasses, but she complained that they hurt her nose as when she was younger, she broke her nose and the bridge is where the break was. I found out about frames with a keyhole bridge and told her about it. She said for me to pick her out frames with this bridge that won't hurt her nose and surprise her. I picked up these frames with her prescription. When they came after 2 weeks, she said they were too big and she felt like the human fly! I said they looked great on her and they really did. Everyone who has seen her in these frames have complemented her on the color and style. She wears them all the time and I couldn't be more pleased. I guess they are kind of big, but I really like the look.

Tom 16 Dec 2015, 05:35

Two exciting sightings plus conversation in the office today.

The first one a female colleague who must be about 35 years old, a stunner, and first time I see her in glasses: large roundish and very classy tortoise shell frames, looking brand new, and quite a strong prescription judging from the power rings. As it was just the two of us in the elevator, I complimented her on her new look and nice glasses. She was vey charmed by my comments and said that, indeed, as glasses have become so fashionable, she had decided to ditch her contacts. But she complained about the cost of frames and lenses.

Then, one hour ago, in the company restaurant I was queuing together with another 40ish blonde colleague, she is single, and I had always seen her before wearing oval Silhouette wireframes that gave her a somewhat stiff appearance. But today she was in much larger brownish plastic frames with a little pink on the inside of her temples, which actually fit her quite well. I thought why not be a little audacious, and sat at her table once we had our trays and food. We first engaged in some chitchat about year-end, holiday plans, ... Then I said "hey, by the way, nice new glasses, I think they fit you really well". She immediately blushed and told me that, in fact, she had broken het usual pair, and as a consequence was now obliged to wear her spare glasses while waiting for the other to be fixed. This would take a while as, while at the optician, she had also accepted having her eyes tested as it had been a while ago, and she had been prescribed stronger lenses also, which had not come as a total surprise as she had experienced some bad vision lately. She was curious whether I really liked her spare pair, and gave her a strong yes, telling her switching glasses a few times a week was perfectly okay just as we do for clothes. She was really happy with the idea and told me she might then buy herself another pair for Xmas.

Carrie 11 Dec 2015, 15:41

The beautiful Aisling Bea was on QI on BBC2 in the UK this evening. Several times she put her + glasses on to look at the giant screen and to watch Stephen Fry do a demonstration.

Ellen 10 Dec 2015, 14:21

Thanks for the kind words Melyssa. I agree with you wholeheartedly, you'd have to be an extremely shallow or insecure person to feel that being seen with someone wearing strong glasses was somehow shameful and judge them on that basis. I was very young at the time and less sure of myself and I admit it did hurt and knock my confidence. I realised soon after though that it really said a lot more about him than me. He of course was also a lot younger and hopefully he's matured now and become a nicer person.

Melyssa 10 Dec 2015, 05:57


I am glad you are doing better physically. As for emotionally, you are definitely better off without that feather-brained imbecile who did not like you wearing glasses. While I never had to say it outright to anyone I dated, my motto has always been, "Love me, love my glasses." Fortunately I am happily married to a man whose vision is right down there with mine so he understands my desire to wear pretty glasses to see and look better.

Likelenses 09 Dec 2015, 21:38

You could only wish you had a girl like her.

You post as a loser does!

 09 Dec 2015, 21:03

"Cheryl" is about as real as a $3 bill.

Likelenses 09 Dec 2015, 20:33


Not to make jest of the rude way that guy treated you,but I have never heard the term jam jars used .Coke bottles,pop bottles.or milk bottle glasses are common in the US.

Many of us that wear strong glasses refer to our own as coke bottles.Cheryl,and I refer to ours as cokes for short.

Cheryl has names for all of hers.Her regular pair is my wayfarers,or my bifocals.Then there is her overcorrection that she calls my HD's.Then her 14 K Gold antique frames,are my Goldies,And the 50's cat eye with myodiscs are my myos.

All of mine are just my cokes.

astigmaphile 09 Dec 2015, 17:12


You don't need a man that would insult you for your nrrd to wear glasses. That is inexcusable.

Ellen 09 Dec 2015, 08:11

Thanks for your good wishes Guest. I'm actually doing quite well now, I can walk almost as well as I did before the accident although I still get some pain. I was extremely lucky apparently, there was a time early on that I thought I might be in a wheelchair for good.

I know I'm potentially at risk from certain eye conditions, particularly retinal detachments but I've never been told that I'm specifically at risk from cataracts. Actually one doctor who examined me after my accident did mention that I was lucky not to have damaged my eyes as I hit my head quite hard. Anyway, I'm happy to leave my eyes surgery free for now and explore contacts again. It's about 15 years since I last wore them.

As an aside, many years ago, I once dated a guy who was very much in the public eye. He was astonished when I turned up for our second date in glasses as he assumed I must wear contacts when out socially. I explained that I couldn't wear contacts and he basically implied that he couldn't be seen out with a girl with what he called "jam jars" on her face. Nice huh? Needless to say that was our last date.

guest 09 Dec 2015, 05:12

Hi Ellen

Happy Holidays !

Glad you found some positive energy in your new friend from your bad experience. There is good all over, we just have to be on the lookout for it lol.

You do have options....with our stretched eyeballs, us hi myope's get early cataracts. As I said a long time ago, that will leave you with a very minimal rx. Also you can get a hi minus disposable soft contacts of say -10 or -12 and then have a lesser -rx and your astig. Those contacts are cheap throwaways and easy to put in. If you got the special high $ or pound special ones - they are a pain.

So - have a happy season and see you back soon!

gwgs 09 Dec 2015, 03:06

Sounds great Dalan, we look forward to an update

Daland 08 Dec 2015, 18:01

Some hours ago I used a plane to get to Vienna.

I was doing GOC myself to have -8 glasses. This is not too much, but just right to get a nice cut in and the edges of my glasses sticking out in the back.

I sat down in row 16 and had 1 free place beside me.

I looked up and saw a lady entering the plane at the front door. I immediately noticed a big cut in also she is 10m away.

Then she camd towards my row and stopped.

She asked me, to be so kind and let her in. This was really thrilling.

During the flight I pretended to sleep and took off my glasses.

I hold them in my hand and after a few minutes I let them go.

With the next shaking of the plane, I "woke up" and pretended panic.

The lady directly picked up my glasses and gave them to me.

Was this a dream? No!

I told her that I have bad vision and she replied, she has about -10 in both eyes.

We continued our talk and at last exchanged our glasses.

There is no more thrilling!!!

As she is from Vienna, we exchanged telephone numbers and we will meet tomorrow. Lets see.

Hopefully I can write a second part!!!!!

Likelenses 08 Dec 2015, 17:10


Contacts would be nice,but keep that girl with glasses image.

Ellen 08 Dec 2015, 13:30

I don't envisage doing any more "modelling" but thanks for tip Crystal Veil.

Actually since seeing the pictures of me without specs I've had this nagging feeling that I'm missing something by hiding behind thick lenses 24/7. I really liked the way I looked without glasses, even the bump on my nose. I have therefore decided to explore the possibility of contacts again. I called my optician for an appointment but as we're friends anyway she's coming to my house for dinner on Thursday to discuss the best options for my prescription. I'll let you know how I get on.

Soundmanpt 07 Dec 2015, 17:40


Do you plan on complementing her on her new glasses or just letting it go? You know how much you like being complemented when you get new glasses so you know it would probably make her happy as well. Besides isn't it always a nice idea to try and be friendly with your customers?

Carrie 07 Dec 2015, 15:09

The sexy + woman came in to the shop again today! Can't tell how much her prescription has changed but I wasn't surprised that she eventually went full time. She looked really good!

Tom1 05 Dec 2015, 13:13

This is a lucky period for me, another hot sighting today. At the counter desk of a sport shop in a mall there was a very cute girl around mid 20s, long red hair, wonderful blue eyes, very nice smiling and a pair of quite strong minus glasses! Frame was large round golden metallic, lenses were thin despite the size, but the cut-in and power rings revealed a prescription of at least -4. She was very cute. Her queue was the longest among the several counter desks, but it was absolutely worth while to have a close look to her. Very very hot!

Tom1 04 Dec 2015, 16:15

Two wonderful sightings this evening at the airport.

First started on the plane, when at a certain point, a girl raised to go to the restroom few rows ahead of me. I didn't notice her at the gate. Very tall blonde, with dark frame. No other details I could see at the moment since I was bareeyed myself (!). When getting off the plane and on the bus to the terminal, I looked inside the bus and took place close to her. She was a real beauty, very well dressed and maked up over its light skin (kind of red lips, pink chicks, red nails...). Hair was very long and platinum blonde. And the glasses were a oval plastic blue frame fitted with strong minus lenses, I'd say at least -6, maybe more...

Second sighting was in the arrival airport, going to the taxi platform I passed in front of a change office where a nice lady was sit behind the glass. Long reddish hair, pair of brown plastic glasses. She smiled at me when noticed I was looking at her. No idea of which prescription, neither if they were plus or minus since my vision was pretty blur at that distance. What a pity! Sightings do not go well together with bareeyedness. I have to choose what I love more! :-)

Carrie 04 Dec 2015, 13:00

2 great sightings at work today. First one was a "yummy mummy" with her child in a push chair. I saw her standing in the queue for the checkouts and looked at her when I could without getting noticed. I think the glasses she was wearing were either her first ones or a new prescription as she fiddled with them several times and looked over them at one point, probably comparing her uncorrected vision to her corrected vision. She ended up at my checkout so I had a chance for a closer look at her. She was quite pretty, about my age, with her brown hair tied back in a pony tail. Her glasses were the popular Rayban black plastic frames with quite a weak looking minus prescription, probably about -1.00 to -1.50. As she finished paying I told her how cute her kid looked as it sat in its push chair fast asleep. She smiled a big smile, which made her look even prettier, and thanked me. She looked vaguely familiar but I can't remember for sure if I had seen her before. If she had been wearing glasses on a previous occasion I would have remembered her.

The second sighting was the woman who is a regular customer with reading glasses that look like the prescription is close to mine. She saw a friend and they started chatting. Her friend said she liked her new reading glasses, she thanked her friend and said that they weren't just for reading but for wearing all the time. She explained to her friend that she had been wearing her previous glasses more and more especially when she realised that distances were better with glasses on so wore them for driving. She went for an eye test a few weeks ago and her sight had got worse and the optician said to wear her new glasses for reading, distances and whenever she felt she needs to. She said that she said to the optician that sounded like pretty much all the time and the optician said it might be easier to wear them full time but it was up to her. She continued by saying that once she got used to the new prescription she decided it would be better to wear them all the time. I was restocking the shelves at the time and was still doing that when they went to the checkout so I didn't get a good look at her new glasses. But as she is a regular customer I expect I will see her in the shop again soon (although I haven't seen her for a few weeks).

I hope the "yummy mummy" will be back soon so I can see if she is still wearing her glasses.

Puffin 01 Dec 2015, 17:28

Again talking about frames, I was on the train home tonight and saw a young woman, no more than 28, wearing elongated metal framed glasses, the sort that I've not seen for some years now. I immediately thought "fossil". But maybe her current pair were lost or broken?

They weren't especially strong.

gwgs 01 Dec 2015, 09:35

...and a further five more sightings of big round glasses today! Popped out for lunch, and even the greeter / maitre d at the restaurant was wearing big - and I mean big, almost oversized, emerald coloured round glasses with not much of a prescription, but boy did they contrast against her all black outfit (jacket and short skirt)!

gwgs 01 Dec 2015, 02:57

Puffin - I'm in London too and after your post yesterday, I spotted 4 girls in a row, not a group, literally one after the other pass me wearing big round glasses.

I also spotted a really hot, quite tall and slender blonde girl probably in her early 30s dressed up for the cold drizzly weather in a big turtle neck sweater and ripped jeans wearing big round glasses with plussie prescription lenses. So tasty

I then went to an after work drinks / research discussion and there was another blonde chic, probably around the same age but a bit more geeky in her attire, but still good looking and she was wearing some BIG square horn rimmed glasses with a fair short sighted prescription, probably around -6. The lenses probably protuded about 4mm out of the back/side of the plastic frame and were unpolished (I wondered why this was, as surely to have them polished they wouldn't have been so visually obvious) - this was fairly obvious standing behind her as I was. When she turned around to talk to the member of staff I was talking to, the 'cut in' on her face was quite substantial probably due to the size of the frame.

Yet again, another wonderful day of sightings, and another day to rejoice at the larger size of glasses being more fashionable and wholly accepted by the population

Likelenses 30 Nov 2015, 22:51


A while ago I ask my girlfriend Cheryl to remove her glasses for some photos. She thought that it was a strange request,and said that glasses are so much a part of her that she could not remember being photographed without them.

She finally agreed,but was not happy seeing herself bare eyed.She commented on what I refer to as the vacant look of her eyes without glasses on.She too thought that her eyes looked huge.

She does like to be photographed with glasses,and we have many,of her in all of her frames including some antique gold rimless,and a pair of 1950's cat eyes fitted with myos.

My favorites are half side shot close ups that reveal lense thickness,and power rings.

Over the Thanksgiving weekend we spent time at her moms home that is a fair distance away.Her mom has saved all of Cheryl's prescription,and glasses from her very first pair.I ask to see them,and it was awesome.Cheryl tried most of them on,and had not done so in the past. She of course could not see much with them,except for a few pair of the latter prescriptions.We took pictures of her in most of them.

Soundmanpt 30 Nov 2015, 20:19


It's really too bad that you can't have a conversation with Danielle's gf because i'm sure she would be surprised if she knew that you really wanted to wear glasses much the same way as her. You know now that when you first saw her wearing Danielle's glasses at her job and she claimed it was only to blend in with the student customers that often wore glasses. She really worked hard trying to get her eyes to adjust to Danielle's glasses but they were just too strong her then perfect vision and she was unable to see distances with them. The best thing was Danielle and her ordering her glasses on line with a weaker +.50 prescription. They were much easier for her eyes to adjust to and she was able to soon see perfectly at all distances with her glasses. She was pleased when she got her eyes tested that her eyes were weakened and +.50 glasses were now perfect for her eyes. Now going from +.50 to +1.00 really wasn't that hard for her eyes to adjust to this time. Unlike when she would take off her +.50 glasses now when she takes her glasses off she has to notice much more blur. Carrie you should be very able to relate to how well she can see without her glasses since her glasses are actually slightly stronger than your first glasses were. So do you think she will be waiting patiently for Danielle to get her eyes checked again so she can start wearing her current glasses?

Carrie 30 Nov 2015, 16:53

My friend the coffee shop server is happily wearing the +1.00 glasses full time now without any trouble. They look as good on her as they did on Danielle. You can tell they cost more than the +0.50s she has been wearing. She says that she doesn't notice the stronger prescription until she takes the glasses off.

The +1.00 prescription is more noticeable than the +0.50 prescription.

Danielle just doesn't get the appeal of wearing glasses for fun/pleasure but is happy for her girlfriend to continue doing it.

guest 30 Nov 2015, 16:02

Hi Ellen,

He is a very lucky are beautiful !!

Planning a trip soon??

Happy Holidays !

Crystal Veil 30 Nov 2015, 15:16


not much change in the Dutch streets either, but a few good signs. A few alternative young ladies in cat eye glasses and a self confident silver haired young lady in large, rounded metal glasses with an estimated prescription of minus five. A nice blend of late 1970's and quite modern. Too bad I did not have my project card with me.

Melyssa 30 Nov 2015, 13:46


Over here in the eastern part of the good old USA, the "teeny-tiny metal frames" and their ugly step-sisters, the rimless ones, are still widely used. The small, rectangular, plastic (usually black or brown) frames haven't dissipated either.

Also, I can count on one hand the number of cat's-eyes I have seen away from the mirror, and away from the optical store. It seems like we are always the last to embrace anything concerning a style of fashion.

Crystal Veil 30 Nov 2015, 09:45


welcome to the world of modelling. Seven years ago, I invited my new life partner Nel to pose for me in glasses from my extensive collection. Her prescription is minus twelve and she was surprised to see herself clearly through most of the glasses. And then the ball started rolling. Within a year, Nel was one of the ten models who participated in a catwalk, showing some of the finest glasses used during their photo shoots. She has supported the project ever since. So who knows, you may find yourself in a catwalk show within a year.

Re your left eye looking inward on many pictures without glasses - this may also have to do with the centripetal power of the lenses in your glasses. On sporadic occasions one of my models (Farishta) looks really cross eyed in portraits with strong glasses. It only happened with a very small minority of the strong glasses we used so it may have to do with a wrong PD between both lenses. Perhaps you were too concentrated on trying to see at least something during the posing? A helpful trick is to look at the sky, a bare white wall or the ceiling. The brain tells the eyes that there is no information there and as a result, the eyes relax. It always works!

Puffin 30 Nov 2015, 08:58

GWGs - yes I'm in London and have noticed this at least with young women. What is perplexing me is that the previously favoured style, namely elongated squarish black plastic, seems to be persisting rather more than other defunct fashions did. For instance, the teeny-tiny metal frames seemed to come and go quite quickly, whereas these are more like drop-temples, which hung around seemingly forever. And not just on older women.

I do like the current "restrained cat eye" frames that I'm seeing quite often: lots of curves, but not looking like Wolverine's face mask.

Ellen 30 Nov 2015, 07:35

Had an unusual sighting at the weekend. Me! The guy I've been seeing fancies himself as a bit of an accomplished photographer and asked me if I'd model for him. I cautiously accepted and he took what seemed like thousands of pictures of me both with and without glasses. I hardly ever see myself without glasses. The last time was years ago so I was quite surprised by the results. Firstly my eyes look huge. I think they are actually larger than most people's but the effect is more dramatic to me as I only ever see them behind very strong minus lenses. Second the indentations and bump on my nose (from 35+ years of wearing heavy glasses) seem much more pronounced than I remember. Third I'm cross eyed. Well not cross eyed as such but my left eye seems to be looking inward on a lot of the pictures. I imagine this is because my eyes don't have anything to focus on as I'm pretty sure this never happens when my glasses are on. No one has ever mentioned it anyway.

gwgs 30 Nov 2015, 04:29

Puffin - I don't know where in the world you are, but this style has also really caught on in England. I regularly see young girls out and about and on social media in these big round glasses that were once considered a geek thing in the 80s yet they are now the epitomy of fashion.

Long may it continue

Puffin 27 Nov 2015, 03:29

Interesting that I'm seeing big roundish glasses more and more now: caught a sideways glance of one yesterday. But these seem more suitable for low RX. Higher ones usually seem to use elongated styles.

Tom1 23 Nov 2015, 14:27

Wonderful sighting yesterday at the church! Well, it was a glasses and bereeyed sighting at the same time...

A group of four girls around 20, never seen before, maybe from another community. One of them was a short black haired girl with long hair and dark eyes. She had a very interesting pair of glasses in what I could define a modern cateye frame: black with a lighter rim and some golden decoration on the legs, with quitre pronounced cateye shape. Prescription was not that low, I'd say around -6 or even -7. Full time wearer.

I was still contemplating that bespectacled beauty, when I saw one of the other girls had something strange with her eyes. They were almost completely closed, I could neither see her pupils between the upper and lower eyelids. I thought she could have been blind or had some infection or other pathology that prevented her to properly open her eyes. I kept my eyes on her (obviously!). She had long red hair, very light skin. The four were all looking towards the direction from where the ministries were expected to come shortly for the ceremony. Sudden I saw the red girl briefly whispering something to one of her friends looking at her face: her eyelids were wide shut, showing beautiful green light eyes. Shortly after she turned again to look where the others were looking to and again eyes almost completely closed. I realised she was just squinting!!!! She was squinting so hard and so lovely, harder than I ever saw before! I kept looking at her (could not take my eyes off her!) and I saw she was squinting that hard everytime she was looking to something more than few feets away from her face. I'd say almost 80% of the time she squinted like that. Just to read to songbook she opened her eyes, but kept the book quite close to her face, from which I've estimated her prescription to be around -3 or so.

Useless to say, the two girls made my day, yesterday ;-)

Likelenses 22 Nov 2015, 23:12


You are correct,it is not often you see myodiscs.

In the early summer my girlfriend,and I had a waitress that had them in about -30.

M girlfriend had never seen any,and for months obsessed over them.A couple of months later,I talked her into having some made up for her in her Rx,that is north of -9.00.Her lenses are much like you described,with the carved out look,on the backside,and plano up front.Hers are mounted in a blue fade cat eye vintage frame.When she wears them,which is actually very often,she says that her whole being feels focused,as she has to look through the small apertures.Her head is constantly in motion when she is doing anything besides looking straight ahead.She loves them for TV,and movies,and she says she can actually concentrate better in them.

She has beautiful blue eyes,and they look so lost,and sexy behind those lenses.

Soundmanpt 22 Nov 2015, 15:02


It was just a matter of time until your friend from the coffee shop happened to remember that Danielle's old glasses were probably just sitting somewhere gathering dust. Now with Danielle needing stronger glasses her old ones are now useless to her. Since it was Danielle's spare pair of glasses that really got her to start wearing glasses in the first place she must have favored how they look on her as at least as much as her own glasses which she ordered on line with a slightly weaker prescription. Danielle's glasses being +1.00 were just a little too strong for her eyes and she really struggled trying to force her eyes to adjust to them for distance. But once she got her glasses with +.50 lenses she was soon able to perfectly at all distance with her glasses. Getting her eyes examined confirmed that her glasses were now perfect for her eyes. Now with her eyes already adjusted to +.50 going to +1.00 should be much easier now. I'm not sure how much she is switching back to her own +.50 glasses b ut I have a feeling when she does her glasses quickly feel too weak for her. So I really doubt that she switches very often and is much happier wearing the +1.00 glasses. Also she has to like the idea of having 2 pairs of glasses instead of just the one. That and I have a feeling that Danielle got really nice (expensive)glasses when she got them. I'm betting she came out the next morning wearing her +1.00 glasses because she probably didn't even have her +.50 glasses with her and if she wore the all evening the night before no reason to think that her eyes would have any problem in the morning.

Plus Tony 22 Nov 2015, 11:05


Have a look at the photos on Aisling's Twitter feed. There are some nice pics of her there in her specs. I agree that she would be a beautiful addition to the full time plus community.

I am sure Sandi Toksvig will be an excellent host of QI. She was really good ad host of the news quiz on Radio 4 until she stepped down a few months ago.

A nice plus sighting in my local TK Maxx today. Dark haired 30ish year old woman wearing a predominantly black outfit with a fitted leather jacket and a very trendy pair of semi rimless specs with a black plastic top part and lenses about +5 at a guess. The lenses appeared to be high index because although they were quite thick with shiny edges the magnification was well controlled - but still enough to make her eyes look beautiful and she had obviously taken great care with her eye make up.

Carrie 22 Nov 2015, 10:24

Anonymous poster 21 Nov 2015, 22:58 - yes that's the one!

The older (57) female comedian, Sandi Toksvig, also often wears reading glasses in shows she appears on. She is going to take over as host from Stephen Fry. Excellent choice for a new host. Would have been great if Aisling was going to do it but I think she would be funnier as a player than a host.

slb 22 Nov 2015, 03:57

I've noticed this from Aisling Bea in previous episodes of QI - I think there is one in the K or L series with her in as well.

 21 Nov 2015, 22:58

Hi Carrie

Are you talking about this QI episode?

Carrie 21 Nov 2015, 20:17

Watched comedy quiz show QI on Friday evening. One of the people on it was the gorgeous Irish comedian Aisling Bea. She quite often appears on comedy quiz shows and usually has her glasses with her if she might be reading or writing or looking at a monitor screen on/in the desk. On Friday on QI she used her glasses for close up but she also put them on to see the massive screen on the apposite side of the studio, just behind the other 2 comedians (there was an identical screen behind her and the male comedian for the other 2 players to look at). She obviously needs her glasses for distances as much as for reading. Surely if her vision is that bad she'd be better off wearing them full time instead of taking them off when not reading/writing and then putting them back on to see the screen. I can't tell what her prescription might be - possibly around +2. I love the Irish accent and when that person with the accent happens to be a beautiful brunette, is very funny and wears glasses I go a bit weak at the knees!

Another sighting was Saturday evening when our friends Danielle and the coffee shop server came over for dinner, along with a couple of other friends. Our coffee shop friend (who is also Danielle's girlfriend) was wearing a pair of Danielle's old glasses, which have a +1.00 prescription, rather than her own glasses with a +0.50 prescription that she likes to wear full time. She didn't show any signs of eyestrain or difficulty focusing but then she didn't need to look very far, just near to intermediate distances. She may be able to see distances clearly with those slightly stronger glasses now as she's been alternating between them and her +0.5s for a week or two. I'll see what she decides to wear in the morning as she and Danielle are staying over. The other two friends walked to their houses as they live quite close. It's just after 3am now and we are going to bed after a very pleasant evening spent with lovely friends and eating great food made by my beautiful girlfriend (my favourite girl with glasses). Before anyone gets any ideas in their head I would like to make it clear that Danielle and her girlfriend are in a separate bed in a separate room from us!

Stingray 21 Nov 2015, 14:53

I went with my wife to the doctor and their receptionist was actually wearing myodisk glasses. She was in her mid 30's and not really that attractive with or without the glasses. These were the first ones I had seen in well over 20 years. They were in a small tortoise shell frame with wide temples. When she bent over to write the appointment in the book, I could see the thickness of the lenses. They were flat in the front and like carved out in the back and at least 12mm or more thick at the edges. I would guess the correction being at least -18D or more.

Eyestein 21 Nov 2015, 06:07

I was recently with a myopic 18yo girl in a fastfood restaurant (It was not a date - just someone I know). I was surprised to see her change her glasses to read the menu on the wall behind the counter. Later, after she sat down and started texting on her phone, she swapped her glasses again. I looked at her and said "you wear two pairs of glasses?" She said simply "yes". I was hoping she might elaborate but because she said nothing more I did not dwell on the subject. I thought it was an interesting sighting.

SC 20 Nov 2015, 10:44

Stood next to a woman at the bus stop yesterday - bare-eyed early 30s. Just as we are approaching the city station I hear the click of a glasses case closing and see that she is now sporting some modern black frames with weak plus lenses. I see her looking around outside through the bus windows and adjusting them from time to time as we walked into the station.

I guess she had only had them a few days and felt more comfortable wearing them in an anonymous situation but clearly enjoyed wearing them

 14 Nov 2015, 20:00

Few good sightings:

At an accounting firm, a fairly large mid 50s lady with short brunette hair. She was around a -10, wearing a narrow brown frame, couldn't see a lot of lens thickness but the lenses were flat and flashing whenever she turned. The power rings gave away that she was a high myope. She always has this tired, squinty expression on her face as well. Probably from all the number crunching.

Another one- a pretty 40 something blonde with a great smile, slightly on the chubby side, probably around a -8. She was wearing prescription sunglasses even inside the store while she was buying cigarettes. You can see the cut in from both sides of her face easily when you look at her straight on.

Lastly, a another -8ish myope. This time a slim Samoan/Maori woman, again mid 40s, curly long hair wearing a sundress. Her glasses perched right on the edge of her nose while she was having a cigarette and playing on her phone. Surely with her prescription she'd rather them in front of her eyes?

Interesting to see quite a few older women out and about with their strong glasses rather than contacts.

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Puffin 07 Nov 2015, 09:03

I would like to associate myself with all those comments below in support of Carrie.

Despite the best efforts of the rest of us, there are still pockets of crass stupidity.

June 06 Nov 2015, 23:06

Carrie. It was nice to see you got a lot of support over what happened. I was glad to see you did, there is no telling how rude some people can be.

Well done for the way you handled it

Carrie 06 Nov 2015, 11:14

Likelenses - she knows I'm lesbian because we are both local and she's a fairly regular customer. The other woman must be a friend or relation of hers from outside the area as I didn't recognise her. Living locally to the shop I quite often see regular customers in the area when I'm not at work. My sexuality is no secret and, just like many straight couples, I will proudly display my affection for the love of my life in public. The second woman has obviously seen us around and used the other woman's rather old fashioned comment about glasses to add her more unkind almost homophobic comment.

I am more annoyed than offended by their comments.

I wouldn't be at all surprised if other people think I look better without my glasses or disapprove of my sexuality but at least they have the decency to keep their thoughts to themselves. I don't give sh*t if they think like that, anyway.

Carrie 06 Nov 2015, 10:36

Wow, thank you for your words of support. Very much appreciated. As I said, I am pretty thick skinned when it comes to verbal comments whether about my appearance or my sexuality and I don't let it get to me. If I had reacted I could have put my job at risk and I'm sure the second woman knew that. I hope she was disappointed I didn't react. Telling a person who is less resistant to comments that they look better without their glasses really could knock their confidence. My own beautiful girlfriend is as gorgeous with her glasses as she is without but it took several months of me, with the help of family and close friends, to give her the confidence to wear her glasses full time - not because I wanted her to (well, perhaps a little bit) but because she needed to. Years of bullying at school for being quiet, gay and getting glasses had knocked almost all her confidence out of her. She had also had the "prettier without your glasses" comment from someone (not one of the bullies) which she interpreted as "you're ugly with glasses". The glasses she had when we first got together and when she eventually went full time were nice, delicate feminine ones and she did look pretty in them. When either of us get new glasses we spend a long time trying different frames, as I'm sure most glasses wearers do. Just because I'm into women and not men doesn't mean I don't like to look nice. I take care in my appearance. How I look in my glasses is as important as how I look in my clothes and how I do my makeup. My girlfriend is the same. My two 20 something work colleagues with glasses also take care in their appearance. Both very much into men and one has a lovely boyfriend who isn't bothered one bit about her glasses. Our manager, in her 30s, used to wear contacts because her boyfriend wasn't very keen on her wearing glasses. When she got fed up with contacts and began wearing glasses again she told her boyfriend that if he didn't like it he should go. Bit of a risk, but it worked as they are still together and she says he doesn't mind glasses now rather than disliking them.

mark 06 Nov 2015, 02:00

So I went back to the shopping mall yesterday where I had the wonderful encounter with the hot gwg who tried my glasses on that I posted about a week or so ago, and given I have to drive there, I took my contact lenses and glasses with me.

When I got there, I parked up, flipped down the car mirror and put the right lens in easily at the first time of asking. The left lens was a real bugger though and kept popping out and I'd normally try another lens, but I only brought two with me (grrrr). It must have come out about 10 times and given I'd driven through heavy traffic for about 40 minutes and only had this lens I didn't want to give up. When it fell onto my cheek for the last time I noticed it didn't come out intact and a small part of it must have been left in my eye. Try as I did, I couldn't find or see this part but could feel something in the corner of my eye. It's now the next morning and despite trying loads of things to get it out - eye drops, immersing my eye in water and the obvious - feeling my eye - I can't get it out!

Does anyone have any tips for getting out a soft broken contact lens - I've Googled it and was going to try inserting another lens as suggested on one site to see if this will pick it up the broken part - but any tips would be greatly appreciated!

This isn't obviously how I was hoping this potential GOC sighting would play out!!

hooked 06 Nov 2015, 01:38

I was for a project working for some days in Sweden. One of my counterparts there was a real stunner. Typical blonde and glasses at least +5 and the three days we worked together she came with to different frames.

Likelenses 06 Nov 2015, 01:07


How on earth would the second woman even know that you are a lesbian?

astigmaphile 05 Nov 2015, 20:29


Those women were very rude to you, especially the second one who made an issue of your sexuality. People should keep their thoughts in their heads if the comments would not be positive. You did well to ignore them.

KL 05 Nov 2015, 20:13


I wish I could have overheard that exchange. I'd have walked past and added "Not a shame at all. She's a lesbian *and* she wears glasses? That's exactly perfect."

Soundmanpt 05 Nov 2015, 18:01


Sadly that in this world world you have people that are just plain stupid and they seem to come with a friend that is even more stupid. Lucky you, you happened to find them or should I say they happened to find you. What a back handed complement to tell you how pretty you are without your glasses. Without a doubt the first thought any young woman is going to think is "does that mean I am ugly with my glasses on?" And then to follow it up with comment about a boyfriend. Of course that was already very rude and in more taste and then her friend goes and makes it even worse. I'm sure you would have loved to have gone off on them both, but you proved to be the bigger person by letting it go. If you had got into it with them it could ave got you in trouble with your job even. So in the end they come off looking pretty stupid and you looked the wiser. Carrie i'm sure you look very pretty with and without your glasses.

Plus Tony 05 Nov 2015, 16:16


It is shocking to think that in 2015 you can be subjected to such unpleasant comments at work or indeed anywhere. I felt outraged on your behalf. I take the view that those of us who choose to wear glasses are the smart, confident and attractive people and those who make negative comments are ill mannered fools. Since I became a full time wearer just over 5 weeks ago I have felt more confident and relaxed and although I'm certainly no oil painting I feel that my specs have added a new and positive dimension to my personality.

I now make a point of complimenting other glasses wearers about their frames if it is appropriate. I wouldn't have had the confidence to do that before I had specs myself. I find that I have more conversations with people when I'm in shops etc. Glasses create a bond that only those of us wearing them truly appreciate. It has also had a positive effect on one of my colleagues who has booked an eye test and based on the symptoms she has described I think there is a reasonable chance that she will be wearing a plus prescription in the next week or two.

June - I'm delighted that you received a compliment from your work colleague and hope you are still enjoying your specs. I'm sure that mum wearing glasses is giving your daughter a real confidence boost. I was also really pleased to hear about the good work that the teacher has been doing. I'm sure it is helping Susan and I have no doubt that the two lads who were having eye problems of their own will be grateful too in the near future.

June 05 Nov 2015, 14:49

That was awful of them Carrie. Our sexuality should make no difference. I got annoyed when a friend said to me, what a shame your daughter has glasses now, she was such a pretty girl. I was rather sharp with her and said she is still pretty. I said how about me, does glasses make me less attractive, she muttered and changed the subject. There is a lady in office where I work who thinks I look great in glasses, and I am very flattered she does. Men often say you are attractive but in life I find when another female says it, she means it

Carrie 05 Nov 2015, 11:51

I was restocking the shelves at work today and I took my glasses off to clean a smudge off a lens. A woman customer standing near me said "Oh you are pretty without your glasses! You should wear contacts. Do you have a boyfriend? Does he mind you wearing glasses when you are prettier without?" Before I could politely say anything her friend butted in with "She doesn't have a boyfriend. She doesn't need to look pretty for boys because she's lesbian." The first woman said "Oh, that's a shame." and they walked away. I'm fairly thick-skinned when it comes to insults but I still found those comments offensive. I'm sure the first woman didn't mean to be rude and obviously she didn't know I love wearing glasses but the second woman's comments were totally unnecessary. I don't care what people think about me, it's a free country, but there's no need to be rude to me. They should keep their thoughts inside their heads. If you've got nothing nice to say don't say anything at all.

I'm not saying I'm like a beautiful super-model but I am very aware that straight men and gay/bi women find me attractive with my glasses on. My own girlfriend doesn't mind one bit that I wear glasses. Two of my female colleagues that are a similar age to me and wear glasses full time have no shortage of male admirers (and at least 1 female admirer - me).

cutter 05 Nov 2015, 10:18

At the gala dinner of the work-related meeting I was attending last week, I met a girl 28-30 yo and had a nice experience with her. Even if we were sitting at a big round table, due to the loud location the boring tablemates as well as (much more, to be honest) the liking at the first glance we had, we found convenient to have a prolongued tête-à-tête conversation. By chance, our work fields were different enough to let us talk about the rest of the world, in particular on clichées (how French people see Italian, how Italian people see French: you can imagine the plenty of opportunities to flirt on this theme).

She was an attractive blonde Parisienne with brilliant blue eyes (too much brilliant, I noticed!). Little by little I moved the conversation to the topic of vision: she admitted she was wearing contacts and said "I'm blind without them". Clearly, she was exaggerating, as she was a typical mild shortsighted (her RX was -4) She also mimicked the distance she were able to read with no glasses: 15-20 cm, no more.

She tried my glasses (a negligible RX at one lens and a very low minus RX at the other one) and said they make her see a little better. Unfortunately, her purse was at the guardrobe otherwise she shown me her ones. She settled of describing them as "a sort of hipster model, but I chosen then when no one used big ones! I am so proud of them". My answer was "But you don't need special glasses to win over people": she laughed, smiled and said there are no clichées on Italian guys.

OnlLooker 04 Nov 2015, 20:47

A lady sitting next to me in a seminar

swap 04 Nov 2015, 07:15

Today I met with my friend. She is quite beautifand with thick plus glasses. In India girls are so ashamed of their Glasses. She also don't like her glasses. while chatting on fb she promised me to remove her glasses for me. So I was making fun with her. She never admitted she can't read without glasses. She simply says she wearing glasses to avoid headache. We got a bus.we were together on 1 seat.i asked her to remove glasses. She removed and gave it to me.and squinting now ( the prescription is +7). I asked her can you see dear. She said yes. (Though she was squinting badly) then I did a trick. I said her do you know my favourite quote she asked me which one? I said her i write it in my notebook read yourself and I gave her my notebook. And now she was requesting me for her glasses. I said no. She tried to snatch it. But I didn't give them. Then she tried to read but put notebook so closely. And started reading slowly. Then I gave back her glasses. And she wore them and said me thanks. and started reading.

. Just nice experience.

Soundmanpt 03 Nov 2015, 10:54


It seems you had a very nice sighting as well as quite the weekend. The young lady where you went for dinner that was your server sounds really nice. Don't you wish you could sometimes snap a quick picture, but of course Gemma would not be too happy with that idea. When you see a sighting like that it makes you wonder how much the fact that wearing glasses has now become so popular and even more so with that Wayfarer style of glasses has to do with so many young ladies now wearing glasses. I mean if glasses weren't as popular and if her prescription is pretty weak she may have glasses but rarely ever wear them.

I hadn't asked about Danielle because I assumed that nothing had really changed with her or her coffee server gf. Now that Danielle has her contacts that she wears on a daily business for her job it makes sense that now whenever she isn't wearing contacts she misses the correction so she has to wear her glasses. Her eyes have to be very uncomfortable trying to read her phone or anything else small now without either her contacts or glasses. But it's funny because as much as Danielle doesn't really like wearing glasses all that much her gf is the complete opposite. She clearly doesn't do or go anywhere without wearing her glasses anymore even though she barely needs them and she can still see quite good without them. But all in all I think you had a nice weekend.

Carrie 02 Nov 2015, 16:15

Went out for a meal with some friends on Friday evening. One of the waitresses was tallish and slim with her blonde hair tied back. She was wearing clubmaster style glasses with what looked like a weak minus prescription. I suppose the prescription could have been for astigmatism or even a prism prescription but I couldn't tell. Oh yeah, she was very attractive too. Obviously I couldn't keep looking at her as I am not a single lady.

On Saturday me and Gemma went shopping and popped in to our favourite coffee shop. Our friend, the server was in there wearing her +0.50 glasses that she sort of needs. Her girlfriend and our friend Danielle came in a few minutes later. To my delight she was wearing her glasses. She doesn't wear them much unless she's at work or reading. If she's been looking at her phone (she says she can barely read text on her phone without glasses) she usually takes her glasses off when she's finished. On this occasion she said her eyes felt tired and her glasses really helped. She'd been working longer hours to get a particular piece of work finished for a client.

On Saturday evening Danielle and the server came over for our Halloween fancy dress party. Danielle came as a very sexy witch and the server came as the witch's cat, also quite sexy! Both of them wore their glasses. Danielle pointed to hers and said they were partly for the costume and partly because her eyes still felt tired. They stayed the night (so did a few others - on camp beds and air beds). When we all got up on Sunday morning we were all a little bit delicate and Danielle put her glasses on again. After some breakfast and a couple of coffees we all felt better and more awake and sadly Danielle took her glasses off.

NJ 02 Nov 2015, 11:26

An odd sighting the other day. I was stuck in traffic at day's end behind a pretty young blond, sans glasses. As we inched along the sun set behind a hill and she pulled out a pair of reasonably strong (-4) glasses and put them on. However, once we got to a red light she took them off until the light changed. She did this every time we got to a red light.

Not very reassuring to think that she is actually driving uncorrected.

Soundmanpt 02 Nov 2015, 09:17


Well done and I feel much the same way as you must about chatting with those gwg's Way back in my younger days I would see an attractive young gwg but was too afraid to say anything fearing that she would want nothing to do with me. A few minutes after she was gone I would always feel like kicking myself for not at least giving it a try. So I started working uo my nerve to try at least make a comment to these gwgs. I'm sure at first I was very awkward at it but even then nearly all of them turned out to quite friendly and I was surprised that they were really quite approachable. After a while I think I got better with my opening comments and I didn't feel nearly as awkward as I did at first and I think I became somewhat fearless. But yes not all of these young ladies were interested and you can tell quite quickly if they aren't interested in chatting or not. But at least when I would walk away I didn't feel like kicking myself for not trying. A line I often used that seemed to work very well was "Excuse me but I couldn't help but notice that you have beautiful eyes" What young lady doesn't like being told that? And if she is wearing glasses she has to be happy that her eyes are being complemented. Even today I still don't have any problem with approaching these young ladies but now its not like when I was doing it in order to get their number.

Tom 01 Nov 2015, 14:59


Did you try on her specs yourself? I always try to steer a chat like the one you had in that direction, I must have succeeded in doing so about once a month since I first dared to ask a lady about 5 years ago. Once you swap glasses, even if for only 10 seconds, you have a good catch.

Last week on a flight I engaged in some regular chit-chat with my neighbour, a 35aged something gwg. I took off my specs, and after a few minutes I put them back on saying "I better use these or I cannot see much". She then also complained about her own eyes, I complimented her about her choice of frames, and before long we each tried on each other's glasses :)

mark 30 Oct 2015, 04:17

Good idea guys, I have been meaning to go back there for the last week or so, but have been so busy at work I haven't had a chance. I'm planning on going back there today, providing I get a chance to do so with my work schedule and will keep you posted!

With regard to my point about the car etc, I was only making out that I don't look like Dracula but often feel like it and as such don't have much self confidence!! I'll go back and wear the same spex and browse around for a while as suggested and see if she's there.

Likelenses 29 Oct 2015, 17:48

I would go back to that store at exactly the same time or even a little earlier,and browse around until at least forty five minutes later.

Chances are that she found you attractive,and is now kicking herself for not being more EVEN MORE aggressive in pursuing you.She could be planning on going back to the same store,at the same time,in hopes that you will be there.

Be prepared to ask her if she would like to go and get a bite to eat.

If you do not feel comfortable seeing her again in the GOC glasses,at least wear some glasses. If she asks why your glasses do not look the same tell her that the other pair was a new Rx,and that they seemed too strong,and you returned then for a refund.

Soundmanpt 29 Oct 2015, 10:41


If I were you and this girl is someone that you found attractive and would be interested in getting to know then it should be worth your time to go back to that store more often. You want her to recognize you again so you probably need to plan on wearing your GOC when you got there. Remember the only time she saw you without your glasses on was when she was trying on your glasses so she had her own glasses off and as she said she couldn't see much with your glasses so she never really got much of a good look at you without glasses and you didn't much of a look at her either without your glasses on. Your other issues you shouldn't even be thinking about. When she was flirting with you she didn't flirt with you based on what car you may be driving, she was interested in you and maybe your glasses.

mark 29 Oct 2015, 09:48

Soundmanpt - you are completely right about the last sentence of your post. I AM TOO SLOW and a lot of the time find it hard to read signals. Having read your post back, and thought of the situation, I'm bummed that I didn't make more of it, as this would have been a dream to come true. Being in that situation, all I was trying to do was find logical answers to her couple of questions and not act completely flustered! This was such an incredible experience that to have made something out of it would have been unreal, maybe I need to go that shop more often to see if I bump into her again. But say I do, and something would happen, how do you explain me not wearing the strong glasses ever again??!!

I am pretty shy and find it hard to believe that people could fancy me despite being relatively young, of an athletic build, decent job, nice car blah blah blah so that is probably the other reason I never really make a move when I see a hot girl, I tend to just think "what if" instead of being impulsive!

astigmaphile 29 Oct 2015, 09:47


I think that the lady who tried on your GOC glasses is probably an OO herself.

Soundmanpt 29 Oct 2015, 09:03


Nice sighting and I am sure you were pleased that she was so interested in your glasses, but do you need a boulder to hit you in the head to know that she was flirting with you and commenting on your glasses was a perfect way for her to do that. Who knows maybe she has a thing for guys wearing glasses? But at any rate you should have complemented her on her glasses and asked her for her number. What's the worst that could happen? Yes of course she might have said no and that would have been that and you would never see her again or you could have done what you did, which was nothing and never see her again. Wait a minute isn't that the same thing as asking for her number and being turned down. Either way you had nothing to lose by asking. She made the first move which was very brave of her. I doubt that you would ever go up to a young lady that you didn't know and not only complement her on her glasses but even ask to try them?

mark 29 Oct 2015, 03:28

I had an interesting and quite possibly unique experience with GOC yesterday that was quite surreal! Not sure where to post this, in sightings or here so I'll do both.

I was wearing my big roundish unisex glasses yesterday that I've found give me close to the best vision when doing GOC out of the several pairs I can use and was in a shop when I noticed a cute gwg browsing the aisles a couple of rows away from me. I looked over in her direction to admire her a couple of times, and at the third time of looking at her she noticed me and smiled. I smiled back at her and a short time later we had both ended up in the same aisle. She looked at me commented that she liked my glasses!

All the hairs stuck up on my arms with nervous anticipation! I thanked her, and said they were new and getting used to them, but they were very comfortable (what else could I say!). She then asked if she could try them on as she was contemplating getting new glasses in this style. I was lost for words almost! I said that she most certainly could, but they were a lot stronger than hers, she asked how I knew, and I said I was just guessing (again, how could I let on!) She said she didn't mind about that.

She wasn't a high myope, nowhere near it, probably -3 or -2.5 - something low like that but she liked the frame, and this style of frame is very fashionable at the moment in London. Just before she tried on my glasses, she looked at the rather thick lenses (in this frame they're just under 1cm thick, the polished edges protude out of the sides), and commented on them, touching my arm in a friendly flirty sort of manner "oh my, your poor thing, your lenses are rather thick aren't they!". I laughed, and wondered what to say given this was the first encounter with a gwg wearing glasses!! I said, "I hadn't really noticed but yep, it's a slippery slope once your eyes are as bad as mine". She put them on, and with my induced myopia I couldn't see her as well as I would've liked - but then this alteraction would've never happened without GOC - she squinted hard and looked around the shop, smiling and said how comfortable they felt on her and how she liked the bigger frame compared to her rectangular wide armed frame, but then she took them off after saying she couldn't see much! I'm not surprised given they were probably 3 times the strength of her own glasses!!

Carrie 28 Oct 2015, 14:40

Pretty blonde woman with Rayban black plastic framed glasses on The Apprentice on BBC1. Mild minus prescription. She only wears them during the task not in Lord Sugar's boardroom.

Likelenses 23 Oct 2015, 20:43


Sounds,and looks like a cool place.

Perhaps we all should email them and suggest that they encourage all employees to wear glasses.

Maybe they could pay for unique glasses,such as vintage cat eyes,drop temples,gold rimless,and even monocles.Furthermore for those employees that do not need glasses,they could provide them with plano lense ones.

One additional note,perhaps this would be a place to hold an eyescene convention,or for a photo shoot by Crystal veil.

SC 23 Oct 2015, 02:20

Not sure if this is a sighting... I recently stayed at the Eye Hotel in Utrecht, Netherlands. This hotel is in a former hospital and dedicated to a Dutch opthamologist. The rooms are 'eye' themed, eg the bedside lights are the ones used for examinations, the posters are about eyes or Snellen themed, there are sculptures in reception made out of glasses.

None of the staff wear glasses!

Galileo 19 Oct 2015, 12:31

maybe this is an alien invasion - I too saw a woman with a Rx of around -4 and BIG bold black frames going round the shops today. Her glasses spent more time on the top of her head than on her eyes. She would flick them down to look in a window and then straight back on top of her head. And no squinting either.

Soundmanpt 19 Oct 2015, 09:26


Remember that if she is nearsighted it is probably still easier for her to read a road map bare eyed that with her glasses which would be working against her eyes.

(But then again it could be that she is from another planet and she actually does have eyes on top of her head. You never can be too sure)

Puffin 19 Oct 2015, 08:44

Earlier today I was at the bus station, whereupon I saw a young woman with glasses on top of her head (funny place to have eyes), about minus 3-4 reading a map or timetable. And then another one walked by with glasses minus 2-3, in the more normal place.

It seems that glasses, like god, move in mysterious ways.

Tom1 18 Oct 2015, 06:24

Several interesting sightings in the last week.

First to report is at a cinema, long queue at the counter desk, over which some screens displayed the movies timetable, ticket costs, seats availabe, etc... Two girls joined the line beside where I was queing. One was overweight mid twenty blonde, the other a short and slim brunette around thirties. What they had in common was the myopia, since they both wore glasses. The younger was around -2, the other I judged more in the -3 range or slighly above. The younger was squinting and squinting to read the screens, while reading to her friend the informstion. The second was loking everywhere but towards the screen. My feeling was that the younger was slightly undercorrected, while the older was much undecorrected, to the point that she didn't even try to squint to?see the screens, they must have been much beyond the (short) of her eyesight!

Second sighting today at a sushy resturant. Actually there were a lot of bespectacled girls, mostly nearsighted with few exceptions. Two were in the strong range, I'd say beyond -8, especiallhy one of them. However, the girl which attracted me more was a tall brunette, with long black hair and deep brown eyes. She was wearing glasses with a roundish black thin frame. The lenses were quite thin. I was trying to guess prescription when I clearly saw that the right lens was a little bit stronger, with the typical circles of minus lenses only on top and above, while the sides were almost plano. This is obviously indication of astigmatism (strong cylinder). I had opportunity to look through her lenses from behind and they shown the typical deformation of astigmatism lenses. Very lovely. I always wonder how a person with stronger cylinder than sphere sees, if squinting helps, if close or far vision is better... I'd like to simulate those effect to see what happens. Maybe GOC could simulate strong astigmatism... althoug toric contacts are quite expensive.

Soundmanpt 17 Oct 2015, 10:42


Sounds nice, are you considering having a conversation with either or both of them in the near future? You know it never hurts to complement a woman on how she looks wearing glasses. You get nothing more than a simple thank you but you can be sure you made her feel good. Plus you never now she may even engage in a conversation with you as well. Trust me I know from chatting with so many servers at the local sports bars and such that they often get very rude customers. Most enjoy a nice friendly customer as much as a getting a nice big tip. I try and do both.

Puffin 17 Oct 2015, 09:44

Went to a local family-run cafe-diner today for lunch. There's a couple of GWG's working there, one about 30 wearing oblong plastic glasses with wide sides, the other a bit younger, wearing "restrained cat eye" frames, which is something I like at the moment. Neither very strong... but something to think about whilst drinking coffee and eating a sandwich.

As always, I try to reserve my custom for places that employ GWG's.

gwgs 14 Oct 2015, 01:39

An amazing sighting at the weekend. I was in line waiting at the cashpoint when I saw a stunning blonde girl probably in her mid to late 20's standing in the next line. She was tall and skinny and I was immediately surprised and perplexed by her glasses.

Her lenses appeared to be of a rather strong plus prescription as her eyes were very magnified, but the thing that threw me was I could see the polished edges of her lenses protuding out of the edge of the frames which should indicate a strong minus prescription!! She was standing sideways to me but obviously I wasn't being that unsubtle in admiring her as she may have noticed I was looking at her as she turned her head to look at me, and smiled. Her magnified lenses refracted the morning sunlight off her thick lenses.

To those that know a lot more about lenses than I do, can they please explain this sighting, as plus lenses obviously increase in thickness in the middle of the frame, not the outside, so how were her lenses thick at the outside edge?

fav guest 12 Oct 2015, 05:33

Hi Ellen,

Great for you !!! have fun, you deserve it!

Go for it...

see, good things happen from this blog....

And, I think you have analyzed vision issues correctly, a special club.

Concorde comment for you.... My one experience was blurred.... was going "across pond" with a gf for London show weekend and a stay at the Savoy. Trip was via BA on 747 redeye fm Miami. This is usually a great flight since you eat sleep and wake up in London. However, after delays the flight was cancelled, but since only 40 people booked, they gave us the short lived Mia to London Concorde, free, the next morning. but it was midnight when we left the airport and had to be back at 730am after hour trip home Ft Laud. Worst was, they told us to "dress appropriately" jackets etc.. not jeans and t-shirts; as we like to travel long distances It was cool, but stopped in Washington after slow flight for 2 hours and then 1350MPH across pond in day getting to London for dinner, more tired that if 747 night before and day in London....oh well. The plane was really cool, but cramped, even though all first class. Too bad they discontinued them!

fav guest 12 Oct 2015, 05:33

Hi Ellen,

Great for you !!! have fun, you deserve it!

Go for it...

see, good things happen from this blog....

And, I think you have analyzed vision issues correctly, a special club.

Concorde comment for you.... My one experience was blurred.... was going "across pond" with a gf for London show weekend and a stay at the Savoy. Trip was via BA on 747 redeye fm Miami. This is usually a great flight since you eat sleep and wake up in London. However, after delays the flight was cancelled, but since only 40 people booked, they gave us the short lived Mia to London Concorde, free, the next morning. but it was midnight when we left the airport and had to be back at 730am after hour trip home Ft Laud. Worst was, they told us to "dress appropriately" jackets etc.. not jeans and t-shirts; as we like to travel long distances It was cool, but stopped in Washington after slow flight for 2 hours and then 1350MPH across pond in day getting to London for dinner, more tired that if 747 night before and day in London....oh well. The plane was really cool, but cramped, even though all first class. Too bad they discontinued them!

Likelenses 11 Oct 2015, 21:36


I would say that there is a fine line between kinship of the strong lensed,and a latent OO fetish.

Welcome to the club !

Ellen 11 Oct 2015, 14:24

I wonder what they called it when Concorde entered service? Crossing the puddle?

Guy from conference came to see me this weekend. We live 100 miles apart so I'm not sure where this relationship is going but we had a great time so I'm enjoying it while I can. He was wearing his specs when he arrived on Friday, so cute. I'm not into specs in a fetishistic kind of way but due to my own eyesight issues I've always noticed others with strong prescriptions. It's like we belong to a club, I feel a sort of kinship with other blindasabat folk. He looked good in them though, there's something alluring about -14 lenses on a 6' 2" guy built like a rugby forward. Maybe I do possess a level of latent fetishism.

Melyssa 08 Oct 2015, 04:50


You're right, the Pacific Ocean is more like a "lake" than a "creek." It's the Arctic Ocean that would be the "creek." :)

Back on topic, the past two days on Match Game '78, A not-too-young Billie Jean Travers was on, wearing nice drop-temples, something maybe 2-3 other women had worn on that show before these tapings. She won two games, but she may have been the only contestant in Match Game history to strike out twice consecutively in the Audience Match part, where to win money and go for the Super Match, a contestant just has to figure out any of the top three answers to a "Blank" that a previous audience had given. Billie Jean, not at my door, you let us drop-temple wearers down!

bracesfan 08 Oct 2015, 03:37

Hard to believe ...

Young lady, left eye myopic plano about 7-8 diopters, right eye hypermetropic about 3-4 diopters.

Real beauty.

fav guest 07 Oct 2015, 18:59

Hi All

First of all...Ellen, glad you have the PT down pat- that is the key... AND YOU WILL RECOVER, and find out who your friends are lol.

About the pond....guess I'm dating myself...many years ago travelling from Europe to the states (or colonies) was an adventure. In 1954 BOAC quickly introduced comet IV jet service in 6 hours. After a few crashes they discontinued, until the 707's 1958 made it 6 1/2 to 6 1/2 and crossing was a leisurely trip with cocktails and dinner, intime for a show on either side, whichever direction one was going. Crews on these flights from all the airlines (mainly 4 at that time panam, twa, boac and airfrance)referred to these quick trips on air route 1 (the NorthAtlantic corridor) as "crossing the pond"!!! It was a different world then, sorry.

nite all

Ellen 07 Oct 2015, 15:05

I wasn't trying to be rude, it's just that I like discussion and when I post something that I find interesting, it's nice to get a positive response that moves the discussion on rather than just "when are you crossing the pond".

Thanks everyone for your good wishes. I'm getting there slowly, it's just going to be a long road I think. I doubt I'll ever be the same again but my prognosis is that I should be pretty much fully mobile again one day if I stick religiously to my physio.

Likelenses 07 Oct 2015, 14:40


Praying that you have a quick total recovery.

I too would love to meet you should you cross the Atlantic again to visit your sister,but I will not badger you about it

fav guest does get annoying with his posts about it.

Likelenses 07 Oct 2015, 14:33


Since the Pacific is much larger than the Atlantic perhaps the LAKE would be more appropriate.

Melyssa 07 Oct 2015, 12:45


I hope you make a full and quick recovery.

Don't worry about turning 40. It's only a number. Next year I will be 1.5 times that. Shortly after I turned 40 (or thirty-ten, if you will), I bought a pair of blue drop-temples, my favorite amongst all of that style in my collection.

I am about an hour away from the Atlantic Ocean and I have never heard anyone in PA, NJ, or NC refer to it as "the pond." Does that make the Pacific Ocean "the creek?" :)

astigmaphile 07 Oct 2015, 08:55


I am sorry to hear about your horrible accident. I hope that you will make a complete recovery.

I am surprised the man who tried on your glasses could see very well through them. Your prescription is 5D higher in minus sphere and I have no idea what your cylinder is.

I have heard Americans refer to the Atlantic Ocean as the pond. Personally, I think that is kind of corny.

fav guest 07 Oct 2015, 08:39

Hi Ellen

Sorry to hear about your horrible accident... I had an ACL tear, but that is nothing compared to you; and had a kneecart etc. Good PT is the key !

I could get more extensive verbally, but this venue is not the place. I certainly know you and that you are a morethan worthwhile and desirable person lol! Sorry you lost my email that I gave you on eyescene. We need to figure out something!

In any event, that was a brilliant and forward move bringing that guy into your bed. It shows you get what you want when you ask! Life begins at 40 and when you get to 50's .... as quoted to me by a retiring Delta flight attendant, "you can ask for anything, the worst thing someone can say is NO - and it's hard to say that to an older person, lol." (With that comment, she proceeded ask me in case some guy she knew didn't pick her up from the redeye flight upon landing in Ft Lauderdale; whether I would take her to her hotel where she was staying for 2 day layover and join her for breakfast and oceanswim. PS, he was there.)


Anyway, get better and maybe we will meet, even if at the Savoy for tea!

fav guest

Michael 07 Oct 2015, 08:15

I saw the new secretary in our company the second time yesterday.

She still wore her plus-glasses. And I think she managed them better than first sighting.

Only her distance to the screen was a little bit short, about 40 cm. Unfortunaly I couldn`t stay longer in the office.

I hope to see her much more. At 4th of december we will have a little party in the company. Hope she will be there.

Ellen 07 Oct 2015, 01:58

fav guest,

What is it with you and referring to the Atlantic a "the pond"? Why not write something a little more constructive in response to my posts? Just a suggestion.

I had a very serious accident earlier this year in which I broke my back, pelvis and hip. Thankfully I'm not paraplegic but I spent a long time in a wheelchair and still struggle to walk any distance. My world travelling is thus curtailed for the time being. This was partly my motivation for inviting a virtual stranger to my bed at the conference, I don't get out much and I wanted to feel desirable and attractive again. I'll also be 40 next birthday which is a milestone I'm not particularly relishing.

Tom 1,

My prescription is about -19 but I have extreme astigmatism which makes it difficult for me to tolerate contacts. I'm therefore a full time glasses wearer.

crucible 06 Oct 2015, 16:44

Recently has been the beginning of yoga pants and hug boots season.

I have been lucky enough to see a slight variation of this usual sight.

I came across a slender girl in black yoga pants, wearing red plastic rim minus 8 glasses and high heels sandals.

The kind of sandals with just one small strap on the toes, and one on the heels, with 10cm high heels. I couldn't really judge her breast size, or see her up front, unfortunately.

So she was walking down the street, clack clack clack, with her long blonde hair, pushing her red glasses up every 20 meters or so.

As I was watching her walking, trying to judge her glasses, she looked to her side at me smiling, and she suddenly stopped and put her foot up to caress her foot sole with her hand. She removed a pebble form under her cute varnished toes.

Such a sexy sight, with the high heels sandals and strong glasses form behind, watching her cute ass wiggle as she walked down the metro station.

Nice autumn sight

Tom1 06 Oct 2015, 14:50

Ellen, which prescription do you have in your glasses that you borrow to the poor blind man? Do you wear glasses regularly or contacts?

I had a similar experience years ago: spent a night with a -7 girl who losted her contacts and did not have spare glasses. My -3 glasses did not help that much, I had to drive her in the blur for the whole next day. She was very ok, no one between the friends noticed she could not see a thing!

fav guest 05 Oct 2015, 15:38

Hi Ellen

Welcome back....

..when is work or play going to bring you across the pond???



fav guest 05 Oct 2015, 15:38

Hi Ellen

Welcome back....

..when is work or play going to bring you across the pond???



Ellen 05 Oct 2015, 14:59

At a work related conference last week another delegate and I got rather friendly. On the last night after a glass of wine too many and somewhat out of character for me I threw caution to the wind and invited him back to my hotel room. Afterwards, I asked him to stay the night but he said he couldn't because he had nowhere to put his contacts. I hadn't actually noticed that he wore them but undaunted I suggested the drinking glasses they provide in hotel bathrooms. We boiled some water to sterilise it and after allowing it to cool he removed his lenses and put one in each glass. I had no idea what his prescription was but he was obviously seriously compromised as I had to guide him back towards the bed. I suggested he try my specs to see if they helped at all and he said things were very distorted but much clearer with them than without. Ever resourceful, I fetched my spare pair from my bag for him to use in the morning to navigate his way to the bathroom. It turned out his prescription was around -14 and it was cute and fascinating in equal measure to see this strong capable alpha male very helpless without his eyewear.

Tom 05 Oct 2015, 11:45

Went to an amusement park on Sunday, and spent some time watching people in the wild water roller-coaster sitting in tree-trunk-like open boats splashing down a big slide.

A mother in large round black plastic framed glasses came down the slide with her two daughters sitting in front her, and there were soaked after the big splash. While still in the boat and passing 10ft below and in front if me, she took her specs (that were full with water drops), and started to dry them with a piece of her shirt. At the same time she looked up, trying to spot somebody I guess, but she had to squint really hard and could obviously still not see well enough. Only when her glasses were on again did she find the person she was looking for, and started waving her arm and giving a thumbs-up.

Carrie 04 Oct 2015, 04:06

Really pretty beer expert on Sunday Brunch on Channel 4 in the UK now. Strongish minus prescription in big plastic frame.

Carrie 04 Oct 2015, 04:06

Really pretty beer expert on Sunday Brunch on Channel 4 in the UK now. Strongish minus prescription in big plastic frame.

Galileo 04 Oct 2015, 02:31

Two recent sightings;

Yesterday I literally bumped into a woman in store who was wearing the thickest minus glasses I have ever seen. She was not a great beauty, but had a very curvy figure, short hair and those glasses which immediately move her up many points on the interest scale for me. They were metal frames, more like 1990s style - rounded rectangles. The lenses were bi-concave and at least 1 inch thick with frosted edges and chamfered edges. Her Rx must have been in the high 20s. That one made my day yesterday.

About a week ago at an airport three young Asian women joined the queue behind me. It was one of those queues which snakes back and forth so there were three occasions where we were close and facing. All three wore glasses. The shortest, who was overweight wore frames which were not particularly fashionable and had a Rx of about -8. The tallest stooped over a bit, maybe conscious of her relative height and she had modern big frames with a Rx of maybe -4 or -5. The third girl was really lovely, she had a figure which was well proportioned and walked with an air of confidence and self assurance, she was clearly in charge of the group, with a page boy style haircut and large frames with a Rx which was clearly into double digits. She was having trouble with dry eyes and took her glasses off to put drops in whilst she was queuing. She had her back to me whilst putting the drops in. However, once in the departure lounge the three came and sat near to me. Again she took her glasses off, hung them on her blouse and got out a vial of eye drops. She held the vial about an inch from one eye then broke the end off and tipped her head up. After that she sat blinking and staring vacantly around. She looked totally hot. After a few minutes she wiped her eyes and put her glasses back on, rejoining the rest of the world. My lucky day again!

Plus Tony 03 Oct 2015, 05:46

Great sighting Carrie. it just goes to show that all over the UK and probably the world there are newly discovered hyperopes discovering how great it is to wear glasses! Although I wasn't specifically told to wear full time by my optometrist he clearly signalled that it would be fine and once I had them on I didn't need further encouragement. I have taken exactly the same approach as the girl in the pub - make sure everyone sees them and get on with it. Please keep an eye (or perhaps an ear with you recorder!) on her to see if she keeps up her full time wear and how she finds it.

Carrie 03 Oct 2015, 04:44

Another good sighting in my local pub again last night. A woman that I occasionally see in there came in wearing glasses with a plus prescription that looked a bit weaker than mine. She saw her friends and sat down with them. One of them said "I didn't know you wore glasses." The woman said "I didn't until just a few hours ago! I only got my eyes checked because they felt tired after reading and I was having a little trouble focusing on small print. I thought I would only need reading glasses but when I went to collect my glasses today they said I should wear them all the time!". Her friends, three of them, took turns trying them on and they all said they couldn't see much with them on. She put the glasses back on. She admitted everything at a medium distance to close up was very clear with the glasses on but further away was not quite in focus but the optician said after a few days everything will be clear again. One of the friends asked what exactly was wrong with her eyes. She said "I'm not sure. I thought I could see OK, apart from the little reading difficultly, but it seems my eyes are much worse than that and I've been straining my eyes to see all distances. I didn't really want reading glasses but I knew I needed them. So I was not happy being told I needed them all the time. They said there wasn't much point getting contacts as I would need a stronger prescription by next year because I wasn't given my full prescription to help me gradually get used to it." She didn't look too happy but her friends cheered her up and pointed out that she looked great with glasses (I thought she looked hot but then I fancied her anyway) and after a while I think she had almost forgotten she was wearing glasses.

It was fortunate that I was sitting quite near that group and the voice recording app on my phone picked up what they said. I have deleted the recording now just in case I play it out by mistake!

It was a great evening in the pub seeing her and the girl who works behind the bar who has continued wearing her glasses. Of course the best one for me was my gorgeous girlfriend in her glasses. Love her so much. I'm so lucky - she is so gorgeous, a kind and warm person, wears glasses, intelligent, has fancied me like crazy since we were at school (before I realised I was in to girls), and is fantastic in bed!

Melyssa 01 Oct 2015, 04:43

Ah yes, the nose pad marks indeed. The main reason why I stopped wearing metal frames after two pairs of them in the 1970s. And the last time I was at my favorite optical store, an employee was wearing large white cat's-eyes, clear at the bottom, but I saw the nose pads and scratched that style off my wish list.

Likelenses 01 Oct 2015, 00:45


Ah yes the nose pad marks !

My girlfriend Cheryl has those in addition to a cute permanent depression on the bridge of her nose from years of wearing thick glasses.

When she removes her glasses which is seldom,she doesn't even squint as doing so has not made any improvement in years. Very endearing.Her eyes just have a vacant look until the glasses go back on.

I have a trial lense set,and snellen chart, we on occasion play around with it.When I place the trial frame on her with no lenses in place,it is fascinating to see her eyes perk up when I slip the lenses in place. Sometimes I will only put a portion of her Rx in the frame,and then she will squint,until I add the rest.

When she does the same to me the same thing happens,and she finds it amusing also.

Millhouse 30 Sep 2015, 04:00

Went on a date with a new lady friend this last Monday, had dinner during which she asked If I used varifocal glasses as the menu print was hard for me to read in the dim lighting , and went on to say that she had new contact lens mono vision type disposables and that she was adjusting to them.

As we chatted I noticed she had the familiar “nose pad” marks.

It seems she only wears contacts socially and glasses all other times due to vanity (her words)

When I inquired

“do you have a strong prescription”?

She stated

“oh, quite strong I think”

I’m really hoping she wears them at some point when we meet up again next week for dinner again or later as we do seem quite attracted to each other.

The indentations in her nose are quite deep- so heavy lenses = high rx?

I can’t wait to find out, I may, after my last long term gf with good vision , finally have a gwg with a spectacular strong prescription.

I can wait to be honest.

Tom1 28 Sep 2015, 15:26

Wonderful sighting yesterday evening. At a party, sit for dinner at a table in front of an unknown couple around early 30s. Their daugher (Alice, 7 y.o.) was sit in another room with the other children and two baby sitters, but from time to time she came to our table to chat with her parents. At a certain moment (daughter away) the young lady turned her head towards the direction were the children's room was and gently squinted. Squinted harder... than said to her husband: "look there!" He turned his head in that direction but didn't see anything strange since he said to his wife: "what's there?". She squinted again as strong as she could and said "nothing sorry, I though it was Alice coming".

She made me completely crazy! By the way she was also nice dressed: short balloon skirt and a pair of sandals with extreme heels and plateau.

I can assure the room was small enough that I could easily recognise my daughter on the other side even without my glasses!!!! She must be really shortsighted.

Very very hot, believe me! ;)

petrolhead 27 Sep 2015, 09:47

Last week at IAA I had some great sightings.

At the booth of a company called "Thunder Power" there was a young lady with very strong plus lenses in spectacular cat eye frames. She was easily in the double digits. Sadly the next day she wore contact lenses.

Later I came across a girl with big wire framed glasses, very much alike to those Scarlett Johansson wore in "Scoop".

The third noteworthy sighting was a woman in her early forties who had a considerable minus prescription of around -15 in her black plastic frames.

Sadly, ther were not too much women around. Probably that's only to be expected at a car show.

astigmaphile 27 Sep 2015, 09:23

Aubrac, your sighting is very interesting. I live in a university town and practically every young person I see is a low or moderate myope. Hyperopia is rather rare and prescriptions that are mostly cylinder almost nonexistant.

Aubrac 27 Sep 2015, 03:49

Just returned from holiday in Wroclaw, Poland. Got off to a good start with a very pretty Ryanair hostess wearing rimless glasses with about a -2.50 scrip.

Rimless and semi-rimless very popular especially with younger people. Since the city is a university town there were many girls 18 to 24 age wearing glasses. By far the most popular style is the very large squarish acetate frame.

There were a few planos just keeping on trend but also about an even mix of plus, minus, and cylinder scrips.

One young lady was waiting next to me at the tram stop wearing translucent blue big frame glasses. At first I thought they were plano as there was absolutely no cut in or out but could then see some curvature distortion indicating cylinder. She sat on the tram and I was standing next to her and could then see quite a few power rings at the bottom of the lenses.

Would this be due to a high cylinder level or possibly some base up/down prism?

I know in the UK the big frame slightly geeky look is popular but far and away more wearers of this style in Poland.

Aubrac 27 Sep 2015, 03:48

Just returned from holiday in Wroclaw, Poland. Got off to a good start with a very pretty Ryanair hostess wearing rimless glasses with about a -2.50 scrip.

Rimless and semi-rimless very popular especially with younger people. Since the city is a university town there were many girls 18 to 24 age wearing glasses. By far the most popular style is the very large squarish acetate frame.

There were a few planos just keeping on trend but also about an even mix of plus, minus, and cylinder scrips.

One young lady was waiting next to me at the tram stop wearing translucent blue big frame glasses. At first I thought they were plano as there was absolutely no cut in or out but could then see some curvature distortion indicating cylinder. She sat on the tram and I was standing next to her and could then see quite a few power rings at the bottom of the lenses.

Would this be due to a high cylinder level or possibly some base up/down prism?

I know in the UK the big frame slightly geeky look is popular but far and away more wearers of this style in Poland.

Soundmanpt 22 Sep 2015, 09:36


The young lady working at the bar I am pretty sure that by now she has been wearing her glasses long enough that her eyes are probably pretty well adjusted them. So she probably does feel like her eyesight is pretty "crappy" now when she takes her glasses off. Certainly has to be much better than before she got her glasses. Good to hear that some of her patrons are complementing her on her glasses. That i'm sure is a good confidence builder for her if she needs any confidence. And nice that her bf doesn't seem to have any problem with his gf wearing glasses. But like if I were him I would feel pretty lucky because then I would know that I am really the only that gets to see her without glasses. So he will benefit from seeing her 2 different ways and both equally attractive. You and Gemma get to enjoy each other mostly seeing each other wearing glasses but Gemma has to like it that she is the only one that gets to see you without your glasses even though he isn't all that into glasses she still probably enjoys being able to look into your eyes without your glasses. And you enjoy the same with Gemma.

Too bad that your co worker isn't easier to get along with. Clearly her wearing glasses full time isn't having any effect on her still being attractive to men but her personality seems a bigger drawback then her need for glasses.

Carrie 21 Sep 2015, 15:31

Soundmanpt - I forgot a bit!

I do feel special that I am the only person who really sees Gemma without her glasses. I expect anyone else who likes glasses also feels special if their partner wears glasses full time. As I have mentioned before we use our glasses as a "sign" in private. One of us will remove their glasses in a certain way and the other one will know it's time to get "intimate" (no matter the time of day). I have occasionally mistaken Gemma just taking her glasses of to clean them as the "sign" and launched myself at her. This is usually received with a half hearted protest and, if I'm lucky, some extended "intimate" time even if she wasn't actually signalling that!

Carrie 21 Sep 2015, 14:52

Soundmanpt - The girl that works behind the bar in our local appears to have gone full time straight away as she was wearing them again on Saturday. A customer complimented her new look and she thanked them and added she didn't realise how crappy her eyesight was until she got her glasses. Her boyfriend was there and referred to her, affectionately, as his sexy nerd. That reassured me that he doesn't mind her wearing glasses.

My colleague accepts she needs her glasses full time and has continued to wear them. She still gets male attention and maybe if she was a nicer person she could get a boyfriend instead of the occasional one night stand.

Tom 21 Sep 2015, 13:39

Traveler, your airport sighting story sounds familiar.

I also recount hearing and seeing many teenage girls and young adults with decent prescriptions complaining about rapid increases in there glasses' strength. Probably some experts active on this site can tell us when ladies experience the most rapid deterioration in eyesight.

When I was still living with my parents, I remember a girl my age living in our street who went in 2-3 years from no glasses to quite powerful lenses when she was about 15. A girl,who baysitted with us also went from occasionally wearing specs to fill-time with strong cut-in in just 2 years.

gwgs 21 Sep 2015, 00:59

There are so many sightings now in London that I wouldn't have enough time to post every single one - for instance, it's not even 9am here yet and I've already spotted 3 lovely looking gwgs wearing big round glasses (the current trend that everyone is wearing).

One that will remain in my head though is on Friday a new acquintance invited me round to his house for some drinks with his wife. When I arrived I was pleasantly surprised to see his wife's cousin there who was rather easy on the eyes. She was blonde, probably late 20's to early 30's, east european, wearing a big polo neck jumper. She also sported a small pair of rectangular glasses with purple and black arms with lenses that deliciously protuded out of the side of the frame by a few mm. I had the pleasure of sitting at a side on angle to her for several hours and the amount of power rings she had in her glasses were very noticeable, and the lens thickness was also surprising for such a small frame, as I thought opticians liked to use smaller frames to reduce lens thickness, but it hadn't worked here. She was probably between -6 and -8.

I was rather distracted by her presence, and spent more time talking to her than I did to her cousin's husband - I was sad to hear that she was returning to Ukraine the next morning after being over here for 3 weeks. Damn, where had I been for those past 3 weeks!!!

Soundmanpt 19 Sep 2015, 08:57


My guess is that her bf probably doesn't have any problem with her wearing glasses now. In fact he may have even been the one to push her into getting her eyes checked because if her prescription is -1.00/ -2.00 she hasn't been seeing very well for some time now and i'm sure he had to notice. With any luck maybe she will be your server tonight. If so it would be nice if you told her that you like her glasses and even maybe ask if their new? I know Gemmi will be with you but she shouldn't get too upset with you saying that.

Back in my dating days, you know just about the time the wheel was invented, you may recall me saying that I mostly only dated girls that wore glasses. I always felt rather special with the ones that became steadies that I was the only guy that got to see my girl whenever I wanted without her glasses. Don't you fell that same way about Gemma? I'm sure Gemmi hardly ever takes her glasses off anymore except maybe to clean them but you get to see as much as you wish without er glasses. And Gemmi even if she doesn't say anything i'm sure she likes the idea that she is the only one that sees you without your glasses. When you got your first glasses and instantly went to full time wear did your bf know that you always wanted to wear glasses and that was why you were wearing them all the time or did you convince him that you really needed them all the time? You were really the same as that Nadine in here who recently was prescribed glasses but at the time she was still seeing perfectly. But i'm sure your playing teacher and secretary for him didn't hurt either.

By the way how is your co worker getting along now since she now wears her glasses full time? She was very reluctant to even be seen wearing glasses but as her eyes worsened she finally had no choice but to accept the fact that she needed to be wearing glasses. I assume you have seen the last of her without her glasses being on?

Carrie 19 Sep 2015, 06:24

I will be furious if he dumps her just because she's got glasses now. I don't know her apart from the pub and I've seen her boyfriend there too but I have never spoken to him. He seems nice enough.

We're going to the pub this evening and hopefully she'll be working.

Yes, my then boyfriend had absolutely no problems with me wearing glasses. I think he quite liked it! It might have added something to our sex life especially when I did my sexy teacher or secretary acts! He didn't put me off men - he was a lovely boyfriend - it was Gemma who made me realise I was attracted to women, especially her. She also likes the sexy teacher and secretary. She has never admitted having a glasses fetish but she has never pressured me to get contacts or eye surgery and has said my eyes are very pretty and likes the way they are slightly magnified behind my glasses. She doesn't like the way her glasses make her eyes look smaller. I tell her every time she says that that her eyes don't look much smaller and they still look beautiful. I'm not just saying that, I mean it.

The woman at the pub also has very pretty eyes and they seem to sparkle more with her glasses on.

Soundmanpt 18 Sep 2015, 09:10


With her first glasses being at -1.00 and -2.00 i'm sure they they make a drastic improvement to what she was used to seeing. It shouldn't take long before her eyes fully adjust to to her glasses and without them everything is going to be quite blurry. It won't help her any that her eyes are somewhat out of balance as far as her prescription. My guess is that her wearing glasses shouldn't be an issue for him since he already knows how attractive she is without glasses and she is probably every bit as attractive with glasses. Besides that he will still be getting plenty of opportunities to see her without glasses. He is probably happy that she is able to see so much better now. If he isn't happy that she now wears glasses and doesn't approve then he really doesn't care about her in the first place and only wanted her as his trophy girl. So kicking him to the curb would be no lose.

Carrie you went through this very thing when got your first glasses and went straight to full time wear. You had a bf at the time and your wearing glasses didn't change his feeling for you. I'm sure you looked every bit as attractive to him wearing glasses as you did before you got your glasses.

Cactus Jack 17 Sep 2015, 18:58


Consider the possibility that Vanity is at work with the Asian girl. It is a very powerful force. You would think that someone who needs -4 to -6 would be long past the vanity stage, but it is amazing to me how many people think that no one notices the fact that they really need to wear vision correction, all the time.


Carrie 17 Sep 2015, 17:01

One of the bar staff in our local pub has just got her first pair of glasses. I heard her telling someone her prescription is "1 in 1 eye and 2 in the other eye and everything's in HD now". I'm guessing she meant minus 1 and 2 as her lenses definitely don't magnify. She's only about 19 or 20. I don't know if she needs them full time or if she was just showing them off as they were new and she'd never had glasses before. She is attractive and is very popular with the male regulars. She has a boyfriend and it would be interesting to know what he thinks of her wearing glasses.

Iamhacked 16 Sep 2015, 19:41

This Asian girl in my university; her glasses had significant power rings, and cut-in. the view of her lens from behind was quite distorted with all the minus power. It must've been at least -4, probably -6. However, she still used her glasses only to look at text in lectures. She took off her glasses walking around. It's hot that she walks around without her glasses, but it still baffles me why she would.

Traveler 15 Sep 2015, 17:50

Standing in a slow line for Airport Security this morning behind 3 ladies - Mother + 2 daughters. Mom in 40s 5'7" wearing -5/-6 in black plastic ovals. 16yr old (shorter, stockier, dark hair) clearly wearing contacts. 14yr old (as tall as Mom and same build, dirty fair hair) was wearing slightly oversize black plastic with plano lenses and some thickness.


Younger Daughter "Mom, my eyes have gone again! I can't read any of the signs there and everything is fuzzy again."

Mom "Don't be ridiculous, you only got new lenses just before Easter with a big increase. You can't possibly need new lenses! What's the first sign say?"

Younger Daughter peers hard and pushes glasses close to eyes "I think it starts with a P or B. Is it Private?"

Older Daughter " You are blind! I could see that even without my lenses. It says Rental Cars."

Mom "You seriously can't read that sign? You were at less than my prescription this time last year. If you need another 2.5 increase you will have more than doubled that in a year! Your eyes can't possibly have got that bad in so short a time. Rachel, clean your glasses and look again!"

Older Daughter "You will be as blind as Auntie Ann soon!"

Mom (angry)"My sister is NOT blind!

Younger Daughter sniffs loudly and wipes eyes "I really can't read the signs!"

Mom "Ridiculous! Dr S will not be pleased if you are fooling around!"

Younger Daughter now crying openly!

Talk about handling teenagers sensitively!!!!!

Traveler 14 Sep 2015, 18:41

Sunday breakfasts in hotels are always a good place to see lots of GWGs as there is a tendency to rest the contacts. I said before how I was surprised how many wearers there were in Montreal, but breakfast yesterday was unbelievable!

Of 28 ladies between 15 and 60 roughly, 23 wore specs. 3 of these were reading glasses, but the other 20 of all ages, particularly 20 - 30s were all myopes. Most were low (-3 or less), but there were several who wore prescriptions with clear cut-in both sides that must have been in the -5 to -7 range at least. to my vast surprise there were two high myopes present. The first was a 50 year old, wearing very small cat's eye shaped tortoise shell glasses, deliberately optically engineered to minimize visible cut-in. These were bi-concave with 1/4" outside the frame and 1/2" inside. She was with a group and her vision did not seem to influence her movement or behaviour. The second was a 30ish East Asian lady with 2 children. She was wearing myodisks with a 1" bowl in a quite large black plastic frame. With the small bowls and heavy power rings, it was virtually impossible to see her tiny eyes. She operated at about 6-8" from her plate and when she went to the buffet table kept bending over to select food. Unfortunately her 2 year old daughter had inherited her eyes and was already wearing quite strong glasses. Her husband and small son were not wearing glasses.

cutter 14 Sep 2015, 17:01

During my holyays in Japan, an Asian young teenager (13-14 yo?) sat just in front of me.

Se was strongly shortsighted for her age and wore frameless glasses, in the range of -7 /-8. After 10 minutes or so, she took glasses out, put them in a case, had a short look at her phone (she held it around 15 cm from her face), and finally started sleeping.

In half a hour, once arrived a destination, she woke up, got off of the train, and walked around the station bareeyed, simply following her relatives at a short distance despite the crowd.

I am still curious to understand how did manage herself with a so poor eyesight.

Tom1 13 Sep 2015, 14:15

Intriguing sighting yesterdayat the supermarket. A woman and a men around 50 in front of the cheese desk. She attracted my attention since she had apink short dress and pink heeled shoes, good body despite her age, altough the dressing would have suit much better a teen...

While I was lookkng the woman I heard her saying to her partner: don't ask me, I cannot see a thing! Then she curved over the desk ans start squinting badly, trying to read the labels.

Anonymous  13 Sep 2015, 12:50

The other day I was at the bar for a few drinks. The bartender was a young woman with very big plastic glasses. They were -10 or so and very very losely adjusted. So they were sliping far down her nose very quick. I requested a cocktail and she had to push them up every 10s or they would almost fall off. Maybe if one orders the right combination of drinks they will fall off...

Traveler 12 Sep 2015, 16:36

It's travel round Clients season again and it's Canada week. Toronto is still the same as usual with some nice GWGs, but a lot of Contact Lens shine, particularly from the late teen brigade.

Montreal yesterday and today has been a pleasure. Almost every third girl of any age is wearing specs. In the subway this afternoon 6 out of 9girls in my area were wearing prescription glasses (1 even wearing rx sunnies). A few decent minus prescriptions but a lot of nice lookers looking even better in low + or - specs.

Tom1 12 Sep 2015, 11:13

Wonderful sighting yesterday at work: a collaborator introduced me one young colleague of him. Cute blonde girl around her thirties, not very tall but well dressed, heeled and with deep blue dyes, behind two large low minus lenses in a brown frame with partially metallic shining legs.

I took her around the lab to show her and she was graciously playing all the time with her glasses on and off according to what she had to see. Prescription around -1.5 I'd say. Wonderful!

Today 4 girls quite formally dressed coming from the train station. Two of them was bespectacled, one around -7, the other in the -2 range.

Soundmanpt 12 Sep 2015, 09:23

Curt and Millhouse

Certainly far more eye strain today than 10 years ago with so much small print on all these devices and with the increasing need to make them even smaller i'm sure has taken its toll on even young eyes. Also the small cost and availablity of over the counter readers which of course makes the small print much more manageable to the eyes is also an advantage. It wasn't that many years ago that if you needed to be able to read small print you had to first go and get your eyes examined and then pay a much higher price for your glasses to be made to your exact needs.

Millhouse 12 Sep 2015, 08:40

Curt- general consensus seems to be increased use of tablets; smart phones,i watches. Younger people eyes get strained I Guess.

Curt 12 Sep 2015, 08:17

I also work at a university and notice a lot more low to medium plus wearers recently.

Iamhacked 11 Sep 2015, 21:01

Local university, plenty of high minus GwGs. Especially Caucasian and Asian women.

specs4ever 11 Sep 2015, 12:19

Was in the loacl mall this morning and I happened to spot a rather nice GWG. She was with a friend, a young blond with a baby in a stroller. I managed to exit the mall at the same time as they did and the GWG held oen door while I held the other door to allow the stroller to exit easily. My car was parked in the same area as theirs was so I chatted with them as we walked to our cars. I spotted something on her cat that allowed me to carry on asking some questions, and during the conversation I casually mentioned that I liked the GWG's glasses. Of course I got the usual I am blind without them, and I hate wearing them and so forth. I came away with a nice memory of an attractive GWG in the best spotting I have had for a long time. Her prescription was likely somewhere north of -20D.

Soundmanpt 11 Sep 2015, 09:08


From what you describe about this young woman it really sounds like she only very recently got those glasses and if your correct that they looked as if they were maybe over the counter readers it is very possible that she only bought them to help her get hired for the job. Everyone knows that a young woman wearing glasses comes across as being more studious or in this case secretary like. And of course her distant vision would be not only blurred but her depth perception would be off as well and that would explain why she was holding onto things that should see. So I hope you get more chances to see her doing her job. It will be interesting if she only got them to get hired if she will stop wearing them or figure that she has to continue wearing them so there wouldn't be any questions about her suddenly not wearing glasses. Her eyes should adjust to them rather well for doing close work, but it will take longer for her eyes to adjust to them for distance and will probably ruin her eyesight before long.

At least it gives you something to watch for from now on when your in the office.

gwgs 11 Sep 2015, 08:59

25 years old and wears reading glasses already! Wow, she sounds cute

Michael 11 Sep 2015, 08:10

Great sighting on tuesday last week.

In our company three new secretaries started her work. One of them are "real classic secretary" I think about.

She wear a dark-grey costume, black high heels and... glasses.

They all walked through the whole company and intruduced to all employeers.

The "classic" one walked a little bit careful, first I thought it`s about the heels, but se managed the shoes perfect. It must be the glasses! She often grabbed with one hand and adjusted them at her face and often she looked over the top of them.

As she stand in front of me, I saw that the glasses are fittet with plus-lenses powered about +1,5 dpt. I think they are otc-readers she bought some days before get the job. She is the youngest new secretary, about 25 y/o.

I hope I will see her more often. Unfortunaly I works outside most time.

Tom1 10 Sep 2015, 02:11

Despite the bareeyed experiment I'm conducting in these days (see my posts in the going without glasses thread) I had a nice sighting this morning. Having breakfast in a hotel, nice blonde young woman sit in another table in front of me. A little bit blurred since I was bareeyed but could figure out a nice face and an age around mid thirty. At a certain point she took her phone to text something and looked like she was holding it quite far from her eyes... at a certain point she struggled and moved the phone at her maximum arm distance, with the very typical attitude of someone who cannot see well close things. Very lovely sighting.

Thanks to her age I don't think she was presbyopic, most probably some farsightedness, combined with a bareeyed approach as I was having, too! For a moment I dreamt of dating with her and help us each other, me in charge of reading and doing close works, she for distant vision :-)

mark 10 Sep 2015, 01:27

Great sighting yesterday afternoon that I meant to post on here and forgot to!

I was driving back to work along a main high street, stuck in very slow moving traffic practically stationary traffic and enjoying the sights around me, when I saw a stunning late 20s year old gwg of an athletic build, with noticeable cut in from a distance. She had black hair, was quite tall for a girl (maybe 5ft 8in) with an athletic build and quite busty and had Ray Ban Wayfarer type glasses on. I had been admiring her for several moments when she walked up to what I presume was her boyfriend only for him to look in my direction and start admiring my car (an Italian sports car) without him realising she was standing next to him!

He got out his phone to take a photo of my car, and I thought snap! I wouldn't mind trading places with him and she was so hot. The traffic freed up moments after he had taken a photo and off I drove. An interesting encounter.

Trent 07 Sep 2015, 16:29

At the local mall, placed an order for a burger at the A&W. Was served by a young Asian girl with black plastic frame glasses. Lots of rings, Rx maybe -11 or -12. Nice to see!

Tom 07 Sep 2015, 13:54

Was on a 7h flight today, sitting in business class, next to me a classy woman, I'd say in her mid-forties.

When boarding she already had a pair of black plastic framed Ray Bans on top of her head, no sunglasses. She sat down, we said hello, and picked up the menu to see what we'd be served on the flight. The glasses immediately dropped onto her nose, it was clear those were readers. She kept them on for almost the whole flight, as she did work on her laptop as well. Only when looking at the inflight entertainment screen, about 3 feet in the back of the seats in front of us, did the glasses go up her head again.

The nice thing is she went to the lavs twice, leaving her glasses on the little table in the armrest between our seats. As the seating rows are somewhat staggered and well shielded from each other, and thanks to the vacant/occupied light of the lavs visible from our seat, I knew very well when she was inside, the time I used to carefully try on her specs. Something I always find extremely exciting. Hers were significantly stronger than my wife's, I think +2.5 or +3.0, with also some cylinder in both lenses. She kept her glasses very clean also, wiping them twice with her scarf.

Soundmanpt 29 Aug 2015, 07:49


For some taking that last step of going from part time wear to full time wear is a step many are reluctant to take. You never went through the going from part time to full time because as soon as you were prescribed glasses you went straight to full time. I'm not sure if that was because you were that confident with your looks wearing glasses or just that you wanted to wear glasses that badly? I'm certain that when she got glasses she was likely still able to see nearly as well without her glasses so she could pick when she was okay with wearing glasses and when she wasn't. So she maybe wore them when she was alone or with girlfriend, but if she was going to be around men the glasses were out of sight. But as her eyesight has continued to deteriorate she was finding it harder and harder to see things without them. Of course her biggest fear was her appearance and her concerns about still being the object of men's attraction if shes wearing glasses. Now that she has found out that nothing has changed and she is still the girl of the those guys dreams she can wear her glasses confidently. That's all a girl need to boost her ego is to be noticed by the opposite sex or in your case the same sex, but you still enjoy getting checked out by men just the same. You can't tell me that every time a guy is checking you out that you don't have a little smile knowing that you still got it.

That's right I completely forgot that you have a hot manager. I knew you said she usually wore contacts but every so often she wore glasses for work. Maybe to give her eyes a break from contacts or maybe just because she was running late for work and slipping on glasses is much easier than messing with putting contacts on. I knew you liked seeing her wearing her glasses when she did. But you didn't say anything about her going to full time glasses. Did she ever comment to you why she has switched to wearing glasses? Makes you wonder if she was told she couldn't wear contacts anymore for some reason or if she maybe has a bf that prefers her wearing glasses?

And your friend the pretty young lady with the prism correction. When she came to work there she hadn't been prescribed glasses yet and she was very quickly the favorite of many of the guy co workers. She got prescribed glasses and was instructed to wear them for distance as well as close which was really saying she needed to wear them full time. A few days later she came in wearing glasses and she has been full time since and she is still attracting attention for the guys she works with, but I think you said she is now off the market and has one them as her bf these days. So yet another young lady that wearing glasses had no effect on her popularity.

Carrie 28 Aug 2015, 12:19

Soundmanpt - She seems to be getting more and more used to them. She doesn't take them off. Only to scratch an itch or to give the lenses a quick polish. She doesn't even take them off when a good looking man comes in. The men at work certainly don't seem to be put off. I try not to look at her too much. Luckily she hasn't caught me, especially as she doesn't know I fancy her (well, I don't think she does despite the fake flirting she used to do to try to annoy me. It was quite arousing sometimes but got a bit boring after a while) Anyway I've got my own much better looking girl with glasses right here at home.

Our manager has been on holiday for the last couple of weeks. My colleague must have forgotten that our manager ditched her contacts to go back to glasses and still looks gorgeous. I know my colleague doesn't have the same feelings to women that I do but surely she can appreciate how attractive our manager still is with glasses. When our manager is back at work next week it's going to be even harder for me to concentrate at work with these very fanciable women wearing glasses! My other gorgeous colleague, the one with the prism prescription, is the only one of them that knows that I find her very attractive and she has absolutely no problem with it. I don't think my manager knows I fancy her.

Soundmanpt 28 Aug 2015, 11:40


How is your co worker getting along with her new glasses? Does she seem to be adjusting to the idea that she now has to keep her glasses and no more taking them off just for vanity reasons. Like you say and i couldn't agree more. I'm sure she looks every bit as attractive wearing glasses as she does without them. Wearing glasses may be a flaw in her ability to see very well but not a flaw in her appearance. Any guy that is going to find a girl wearing glasses somehow less attractive is limiting his options by a lot since so many girls now wear glasses. Most all of your friends and co workers wear glasses, only a very small number probably don't. I'm sure she will be just fine once she notices that her wearing glasses has done nothing to being a guy magnet.

Carrie 28 Aug 2015, 09:32

A contestant on quiz show "Pointless" on BBC1 in the UK called Mary - quite pretty late 20s early 30s with a moderate minus prescription. Plastic rectangular frames with rounded corners. Only just switched it on so I don't know what she does for a living but to me she looks like she should be a primary school teacher. Kind, pleasant face.

If you are in the UK watch it on the BBC iPlayer later. (sorry rest of the world!)

Cactus Jack 24 Aug 2015, 21:31


PS. Some people find looking over their glasses at their partner to be stimulating and a bit arousing. My suggestion is to encourage her and tell her how attractive she is with her glasses. I think you will appreciate the results.


Cactus Jack 24 Aug 2015, 21:20


Not as bad as you might think, but not real good.

If she wears -4.00 contacts, her glasses are also pretty close to -4.00. What that means is that everything beyond about 10 inches or 25 cm is increasingly blurry, but if she is close to you, say within kissing range, she probably sees your face quite clearly looking over her glasses.

Being nearsighted in the low to moderate MINUS range is like having built in reading glasses when you are not looking through your regular glasses.

If you don't wear glasses, you can get an idea of what her vision is like without her glasses by trying on a pair of +3.50 Over-the-Counter (OTC) Reading Glasses. +4.00 would actually be closer, but they don't normally offer them OTC. If you wear glasses, let us know your prescription and we can probably tell you how to simulate her prescription.

Try the above and let us know what you think.


n 24 Aug 2015, 15:34

My new girlfriend wears contacts out and glasses all the time when at home I never knew she woe glasses for awhile. She's shortsighted -4.0 contact lenses I think this is quite bad but when she wears glasses they slip down and she dosnt push them up. Why does she look over the glasses alt me when this happens if she can't see without them?

Carrie 24 Aug 2015, 12:27

Soundmanpt - I don't need to wait. Her eye test was on Saturday at Vision Express, which is a 1 hour chain store opticians here in the UK, so she got her eyes tested and had her glasses made on the same day.

She did get a stronger prescription and she does need her new glasses all the time. She said she really noticed the stronger prescription when she first put the glasses on and felt a bit dizzy. "A bit of a jump from the old prescription." She's still getting used to the new glasses but she can see so much better, doesn't have a headache and her head feels really clear. Also she feels in a much better mood. She's still a bit angry and upset that she has to wear glasses all the time now. She would rather have contacts but she's not suitable for them. I told her that her glasses really suited her and that she is just as attractive to men with her glasses on as she is with them off. At which point a male colleague who was listening in confirmed what I said "Just as hot as ever!" he said. She smiled but still wasn't totally convinced.

She was telling this to another colleague but seemed happy for me to stick around. She was genuinely flattered by my comment and was more pleasant to me the rest of the day than I can ever remember. She said her glasses cost about £160. As she needs to wear them all the time she decided to get decent frames (I thought her old glasses looked just fine, but these do look much nicer on her).

I didn't ask her why she'd been so cold with me until fairly recently - I felt she'd had enough to deal with over the weekend and didn't need me confronting her on Monday! Maybe she was being nicer to me because she was generally in a better mood. Time will tell. But at least she will now be wearing her glasses all the time. Lovely!

Soundmanpt 24 Aug 2015, 09:48


The fact that she works so hard at not being seen wearing glasses clearly shows that she isn't confident with her looks very much. Certainly not with glasses on anyway. Someone in her life must have convinced her that wearing glasses is a flaw to ones beauty and she believes that. Based on how she tries to get by without them and if she does have them on she will take them off if a male customer comes along. I'm afraid she is going to hate the results of her eye exam when she goes because she is going to be told that her vision has gotten worse and she needs stronger glasses.

Even though your no longer interested in men, at least not in a dating way, you still appreciate it that men find you attractive and check you out. These men don't seem to be put off by your wearing glasses, not only you but Gemma as well as your other glasses wearing friends get checked out as well. When you got your first glasses did you ever even consider if you would still be as attractive wearing glasses as you were without them? No of course not. Your bf at the time didn't have any problem with you wearing glasses so nothing really changed in your life except you were now wearing glasses and you probably got hot on as much as ever. Actually any guy looking for a girl that has perfect eyesight may have to look for a while since about 70% of women wear glasses or contacts.

Probably the best way to approach this young lady is just commenting to her that you have noticed that she has been wearing her glasses more and that she seems to be struggling with seeing at times. Since you wear glasses she will understand thta you would notice things like that. Hopefully you can boost her confidence level because I am sure her days of not wearing glasses are numbered as she will be wearing glasses full time. So get prepared to be distracted by seeing her wearing glasses all the time. It's really funny how some are so much more confident than others. Your other friend and coworker that when she came to work there was swatting the guys away like flies, she got her first glasses shortly after starting work their and went straight to full time wear and she never missed a beat she was still every bit as popular with the guys and wearing glasses never had any effect on her confidence level at all.

 23 Aug 2015, 19:53


A lot of gay people in denial are homophobic.

Carrie 23 Aug 2015, 15:55

Oops, that last post from me was to Soundmanpt.

Carrie 23 Aug 2015, 15:55

She just can't accept that she is just as attractive with glasses as without. I still have men checking me out, so does my girlfriend and so does my other very attractive work colleague. Glasses don't put men off in the 21st century, so long as you've got a half decent looking frame. I may have to make the first move and speak to her and see if I can support her without being overly interested in her glasses and the likelihood of her needing new, stronger ones. She could have the pick of just about any single man who's met her - with or without glasses. I think I will actually tell her that. I won't tell her she's just as appealing to ladies who like ladies as she might freak out. I think she knows I fancy her.

She could be a nice person but to me at the moment she is just eye candy. If I was single and she was gay I wouldn't want to date her, but then if she was gay she wouldn't be homophobic and she might be nice. It is a bit of a distraction for me when she puts her glasses on, it'll be even harder to concentrate if she has to wear glasses all the time!

swap 23 Aug 2015, 07:47


I just wanted a reason to remove her glasses so I asked her to do so. I know she needs glasses but she never admitted that to me ever. But finally she confessed she had higher prescription and need glasses that time I gave her back. She is so shy

Soundmanpt 22 Aug 2015, 08:58


It's always interesting to watch over time as someones eyesight deteriorates from one year to the next. I'm sure this is tough on her as she clearly doesn't like the idea of wearing glasses very much and must feel much less confident when she has to wear them. That is of course why she would quickly take her glasses off when a handsome man came to her register. But once the eyes get to where taking the glasses off is no longer an option for some this is hard to accept. You never had any problem with wearing glasses and wanted them even before you needed them. This girl has to very unhappy with her failing eyes and she probably knows that the result is going to be that she is going to be told she needs to wear her glasses full time now. Not what she wants to hear. So of course she may decide to get contacts instead of glasses.

Soundmanpt 22 Aug 2015, 08:46


You were being really mean. Your book couldn't possibly mean as much to you has her glasses means to her. I understand that you want your book back and she should return it, but maybe take something more equal to the value of your book than her glasses. If her eyesight is nearly as bad as you think it might be she was unable to see much of anything. I'm glad you finally let her take her glasses back.

swap 22 Aug 2015, 08:30

My friend wear glasses she is so self conscious about them because in India girls don't prefer glasses. When I asked her about her prescription she never told me. But they might be -4.5 . Today I want a book I told her that in advance yesterday night. But she said me today she doesn't have book. She gave it to another friend. I directly asked her to remove glasses. She handed them to me. I took them and said her I will give you back your glasses when you give me book. She was shocked. She needed glasses but she hide that from me. She said ok and go to lecture room. I went to my way. After some time she immediately call me and said she wanted to meet me. She didn't mentioned anything about glasses. I met her her glasses in my hands she came straight to me and snatched her glasses. Saying me please I need them give them back I have high prescription. Ishe was struggling with my hand for glasses. Finally I gave them back to her

Carrie 22 Aug 2015, 06:03

My colleague that I mentioned on 14th August has really been struggling this week. She hasn't come to work wearing her glasses (except Friday, when she did) but she has been wearing them constantly during the day at work but then takes them off when she leaves (she kept them on on Friday). She used to usually only wear her glasses when she was cashiering and even then she'd take them off if an attractive man came in. Now the glasses stay on.

I think her astigmatism has got worse as she's clearly having more trouble with distances as well as close up.

I overheard her talking to another colleague. I couldn't make out everything they were saying as they were speaking quite quietly but I heard her saying "....eyes" and she lowered her glasses and pointed to something in the distance and then picked up a Mars bar and grumbled something. It sounds like she's getting her eyes tested soon which will almost certainly mean new glasses.

I still don't know what her problem with me is but she is still being gradually more friendly with me. I have a feeling she might be slightly homophobic as I am the only openly gay person at work and she looks uncomfortable when my girlfriend comes in. Nobody else at work has a problem with my sexuality.

Puffin 20 Aug 2015, 17:17

I think perhaps the idea is to protect the glasses by not wearing them whilst playing. I doubt she'd be doing much reading etc while frolicking in the sea, and a bit of fuzzy won't matter.

Tom1 20 Aug 2015, 15:00

Incredible sighting in these days on the seaside.

A young girl around 9 y.o. with very very strong plus glasses. Oval blue frame over her blue eyes and long blonde air. It's only a baby girl, I know but I could not but notice the she is most often bareeyed around the beach playing and bathing with the other children without any sign of poor vision! I'm wondering how she can focus things without her strong glasses. I dream I had her eyes (and maybe also her age :p) to realize which difference her thick glasses makes to her vision. I know children has a huge accommodation power wrt adults, but I'm sure her glasses are not less than +5. For sure much stronger than the strongest reading glasses I've ever seen.

Soundmanpt 14 Aug 2015, 12:47


I have no idea how the optometrists work in the UK but in the US most of the smaller shops and some of the bigger ones only have doctors about every other day. Lenscrafters is about the only one that has optometrists everyday. But just as you have noticed those days with the doctor are usually very busy all day long. I am not sure how the wait is to get an appointment. But then again there are really a huge number of optical shops so that maybe helps but clearly with more and more optical shops opening it simply proves that the number of people wearing glasses and or contracts is still growing at a good rate.

I know you wish you tell your co worker that you can tell by how much trouble she is having with seeing things that she needs to get her eyes checked because her glasses are just too weak to be of much help to her anymore. Of course I totally understand that you could never do that for several reasons. One because she isn't that much of a friend and also because you don't want anyone to know you have a glasses fetish and are able to tell someone is either needing glasses or needing their glasses updated. But as you know her eyes aren't going to get any better and will just continue to get worse and at some point she will be forced to go. When she does get her new glasses you can expect that she will likely be wearing them full time.

Miku 14 Aug 2015, 12:14


That is something I have been noticing as well. Opticians' always take at least a week to book me in and the idea of quiet times is very interesting. The only time a place didn't seem busy was when I had my first eye test 4 years ago. I simply popped into Specsavers without an appointment and they simply welcomed me in. It's never happened again since.


Carrie 14 Aug 2015, 11:16

A hearing rather than a sighting - At work today I overheard 2 customers chatting. I wasn't paying much attention until one of them mentioned something about an eye test. It seems that she had printed off a voucher for a free eye test and went to the optician to use the voucher but hadn't booked an appointment. She was told they were fully booked until 6pm that evening. She couldn't come back then, so decided to book an appointment for another day. She said to her friend that she was surprised that the optician was booked up so much considering how many other opticians shops there are in pretty much every town and city. I think she was quite right to be surprised if she's never had an eye test before. Every time either me or Gemma have booked an eye test it has to be at least several days sometimes weeks ahead. I wonder if there are quiet times of the week for eye tests? I can understand it being busy late afternoons when people book eye tests for after work.

By the way, both customers were fairly attractive women aged around late 20s to early 30s. The one who wanted the eye test said to her friend she was pretty sure she needed glasses as she often got headaches and things seemed slightly out of focus. Unfortunately I couldn't hang around any longer to hear if she said whether it was distance or reading that she was having trouble with. I hope she does get glasses and comes in to the shop where I work wearing them. They both look vaguely familiar so I think they must use the shop occasionally (fanciable customers are more memorable!).

A separate sighting - I've noticed that my colleague that used to deliberately annoy me but is more pleasant to me these days seems to be having eyesight issues. Even when she's wearing her glasses she seems to struggle to see some things like when she has to manually key in a product's bar code number. She fiddles with her glasses a lot and is wearing them a lot more. She has astigmatism. No idea of any details her prescription and she's unlikely to chat to me about her eyesight - we politely work together but rarely talk about non work things while at work and don't socialise out of work. But she is very fanciable!

Likelenses 08 Aug 2015, 18:04


What is a half Spanish friend? Is that a Spanish person trapped in an English persons body??

Soundmanpt 08 Aug 2015, 08:42


That's too bad that the Clubmaster frames don't suit you very well. But you have been through the going and picking out glasses things several times now and I get the idea each time you try on a good number before you find the perfect ones. So when you say they don't suit you and you even like themas well i'm sure your right. One of the perks once you start wearing glasses is knowing that your eyes are going to change and your going to need new glasses about once every year to 18 months. Glasses aren't cheap but for someone that enjoys wearing her glasses as much as you do trying on glasses has to be fun for you.

Carrie 08 Aug 2015, 03:55

Soundmanpt - thanks for the compliment. Very sweet of you. I have tried on Clubmaster style frames but they just don't suit me, which is quite annoying as like them too.

A different sighting last night. My half-Spanish friend came over and she was wearing new glasses. She had been wearing her mum's glasses because she'd been having trouble with her contacts and couldn't find her own back-up glasses. She had an eye test weeks ago but only got round to picking frames recently. The frames are large dark plastic. She said the optician said she should give contacts a rest for a while. She also needed a stronger prescription. "Minus 8 point something" she said. Since she's been wearing her mum's glasses and now her own new glasses she has grown to quite like glasses again. She told me she has worn glasses since she was 11 and struggled to see the board at school. Her prescription got stronger every year and she began to wear glasses full time when she was 15 and got her first contacts at 16. She's been using contacts ever since.

Soundmanpt 05 Aug 2015, 12:36


Those might me my favorite glasses on an attractive young lady. Something tells me that you would look really good wearing those glasses as well.

Carrie 05 Aug 2015, 11:52

Today I saw a really pretty woman, late teens to early 20s, wearing Ray Ban Clubmaster style glasses with a very low plus prescription. She looked really good in them. Didn't get much of a chance to get a better look as she was cycling in the opposite direction that I was walking.

Weirdeyes 31 Jul 2015, 19:24


I have anisometropia, but it's only about 3 diopters. If it's caused by difference in axial length people can tolerate a lot more of it in glasses. I think mine is caused by axial length differences because I don't really notice an image size difference when I wear glasses. I think I notice a bit of one with contact lenses.

Puffin 31 Jul 2015, 16:28

Saw a couple of young "far eastern" ladies at the airport last week, strong minus lenses in modern plastic frames.

No idea if they were actually Chinese though.

murky 28 Jul 2015, 17:22

Having been an observer of GWG for 25 years, I think that the proliferation of optometrists, free eye testing, together with the big fashion houses getting into frames, has led lot more people getting tested, and the optoms talk them into getting glasses for minimal ( less than 1.0) corrections, especially low plus. Hardly necessary for anyone under say 35. Then people ( esp women, as they are more biddable) just get used to wearing them ( and why not), and as hypermetropia usually increases with age, then presbyopia takes over.

I find it of interest that high myopes like contacts, being freed of the dreaded glasses at last, and low myopes like glasses, as a fashion accessory. In olden days, lots had "driving glasses", but now, its rare, they are usually constant.

A survey in the local city mall, of women under about 30, showed 1/3 wore glasses.

In china last year, a similar survey showed 1/2, but very few Chinese wear fashion frames, and they tend to be thin fashionless wire.

murky 28 Jul 2015, 17:09

I am also fascinated by anisometropia ( different signed prescriptions in each eye) I don't know anyone so afflicted, and 4 days ago, the young lady ahead of me in the supermarket was about -5 in one eye, and plus 3 in the other, with good fixation. I wonder how much difference the brain can adjust for? Its surely a good medical reason to get contacts. ( Health insurance will cover the total cost if so).

Even more of interest, why does it occur? Searching provides no answers, so far.

Likelenses 27 Jul 2015, 21:30

After some begging / nagging by Cheryl,we went back to the restaurant where we had as our server a few months ago , a younger girl with the most spectacular myodiscs.

Cheryl has talked about those glasses ever since.

The girl was there , and we again had her for our server.

It was a little slow,so Cheryl engaged her in some conservation , but just friendly girl talk.We learned that she will be a senior at the local college,and is in their nursing program.

With her , my guess -30. script,and very small aperture bowls,we are wondering how her peripheral vision is , as when she walks her head is in constant motion , and she seems to have to hunt for the clearest reading distance , when writing a food order.Cheryl did try to breach the glasses subject by mentioning to her that since getting her first bifocal script several months ago how much easier it is for her to read a menu. The girl just smiled and said my mom has bifocals also.

After we left the restaurant Cheryl again was bubbling over with questions about high myopia , and myodiscs.

I am thinking of mentioning to Cheryl the subject of GOC , anf offer to help her do it,and pay for it.

Crucible 26 Jul 2015, 18:14

Haven't seen the sexy plussie brunette in high heeled sandals at work for a while now.

On the other hand there's now another tall brunette with black high heels, skirt, long hair and big sized red plastic frames with what must be -10 lenses at least. Lots of cut in. I couldn't watch for long but they must slide down like crazy with the heat we have now. She dangles her heels while sitting down and squints when looking at some distance in the office space. The ultimate office girl fantasy.

On the other hand, I've seen a 20something girl in the street walking with a very short dress, medium blond hair, big boobs and big strong plus glasses making her blue eyes so big. She also had cute feet and sandals. Lovely sight.

Another day, at the restaurant, I got to see a mother and her 20 something daughter, both tall, blonde, in heels and wearing the strongest plus glasses I've seen in a while. Couldn't stare too much as I wasn't alone.

fav guest 26 Jul 2015, 16:13

Hi Ellen,

You probably are are a genius. One cataract and one -10. But, the vision would be vastly different and unbalanced-like my -11.5 then other at -2 (now back to -5)

did you see the other reply to your post under different heading.

How are you feeling??

Waiting for you to cross the pond lol !

Ellen 26 Jul 2015, 08:21

I was at a restaurant last night and a woman on the next table aroused my interest. She was about 50, tall, elegant and slim and there was something about her glasses that I didn't quite grasp at first. After a few seconds it dawned on me what it was, her right lens was a very strong negative one, perhaps -10 but her left was mildly positive, perhaps +2. I've known people to be long sighted in one eye and short sighted in the other before but they have always been very low powers. I've never seen such a huge difference in lens prescription before. Is it possible for this to have occurred naturally or has she perhaps had some kind of surgery, maybe a cataract in her left eye?

Carrie 25 Jul 2015, 11:58

We saw our friends Danielle and the coffee shop server in the coffee shop. Both wearing glasses at first - the server is still wearing the same +0.5s all the time and Danielle was on her phone. Danielle actually kept her glasses on when we began chatting but took them off after about 10 or 15 minutes to scratch an itch on the top of her nose. They stayed on the table for the rest of the time we were there. I thought maybe Danielle had decided to wear her glasses full time, but no she hasn't she just doesn't rush to take them off when she isn't reading. As she can see distances clearly with or without glasses she doesn't need to take them off quickly as she can still see clearly (probably very slightly clearer with glasses but not noticeable when you're sitting close enough to speak to someone) They both tried on both my new pairs of glasses and said how nice I looked in them. They both politely commented that my prescription was a little too strong for them. Another perk of getting new glasses is your very fanciable female friends want to try them on!

I asked our server friend if she was still going to wear her glasses full time now that the students had finished for summer and her customers would now be mainly shoppers and school kids (schools have just finished for the 6 week long summer holidays). She said that she hadn't even thought of stopping wearing them full time. "I know I don't desperately need them all the time but my eyes just feel so relaxed with them on I see no point in taking them off. I've been wearing them all the time for long enough that I automatically put them on when I get up just like you do with yours. Also, my friends, family, colleagues and regular customers have all got used to seeing me with glasses now." I said "That's basically why I began wearing glasses all the time but it wouldn't be so easy for me to go without glasses now as my eyesight is much worse than when I first got glasses. Don't worry, it's unlikely that your prescription will get anywhere near mine." (That's probably not word for word what we said but it's near enough.)

 23 Jul 2015, 02:10

Go to Italy all the women wear glasses there. Italians have style and there glasses are real they really need to wear them because there shortsighted. Maybe they don't wear contacts there so that's why there's more women wearing glasses? Or do they get there eyes tested more

Iamhacked 22 Jul 2015, 20:28

Went to the opening of an Asian supermarket and there were plenty of Chinese GWGs. Many of their Rx seemed at least mid single digit. It was nice to see since I don't usually run across a lot of GWGs

nat 22 Jul 2015, 15:53

yes very true are we more nearsighted myopia than men or do they prefer to wear contacts? so where do you think is the most popalar places people are wearing glasses on is it the same through out the world. have you been in europe?

Soundmanpt 22 Jul 2015, 15:27


I think what you are observing is very typical in any educated countries. Now that you have taken notice of all the glasses wearers you should also take note that many more women are wearing glasses compared to men.

Nat 22 Jul 2015, 14:45

Is there some parts of of the world that more people are nearsighted myopia? I was in Paris and there were lots of people there wearing glasses with myopia also I was in Amsterdam and peoples glasses are more stylish crazy styles there glasses stood out and they needed the glasses for myopia. I know people say myopia is bad in China but where else? Which is the capital city for glasses wearers?

Soundmanpt 21 Jul 2015, 12:11


Yeah getting hit in the face with a softball is never a good thing. Like you I have seen it as well, but I happy to say I somehow managed to avoid taking one to the kisser myself. Considering that I did a lot of pitching as well as playing 3rd base I guess I was lucky. Around that time is when I got into the coaching of my own team which as I mentioned before was a women's league or in this case a young ladies team since most all of them were barely out of high school. Based on everything you have told me about your eyesight I think your prescription must be low enough that you shouldn't have any problem seeing more than well enough to play the infield without your glasses and the same goes for when your hitting. But no matter how weak your glasses are I am positive that being in the outfield your not able to pick the ball up as fast as you would with your glasses on. Even a half second of not being able to react could be the difference in getting to a ball or not getting to it. It's very simple just put your glasses on as your going to the outfield and take them off when coming into bat. my girls usually just put their glasses in their glove so they knew right where to find them.

Sounds like an interesting game your designing. It kind of sounds a look like a running version of dodgeball. In my area something that is becoming more and more popular is kickball . You play it much like you play softball except with a ball the size of a soccer ball. The pitcher rolls it towards home plate and the hitter, kicker, kicks it and runs for first base. the fielder can pick it up and throw it at the runner and if the runner is hit he she is out. Also about 3 miles from my house we have a wiffle ball stadium which I have found interesting to watch. You play that with only 5 players on a side.

Congrats on being married for 5 plus years. Even more interesting is that you seem to still be in love with the guy. lol So if you were ever going to start wearing your glasses full time it won't be because you need them full time but more to please your husband since he likes seeing you wear your glasses. You do know that if you wanted to wear your glasses more or even full time you wouldn't do any harm to your eyes and your vision isn't going to change because your wearing them more. Your vision if it hasn't changed in over 5 years isn't going to change. So aside from removing them when your doing close work you can wear your glasses full time if you want. Sounds like your husband would certainly approve of that.

Beachin' 20 Jul 2015, 20:21


I don’t think anyone would want to get hit in the face with a softball wearing glasses or not. I’ve seen it happen before and it’s not pretty. I typically play infield but I’d be willing to try wearing glasses in the OF in the name of science (or my own personal test).

Maybe I need to recruit a few friends to design a course that I have to run through and jump over obstacles and react to foam balls being thrown at me and see how I fair with glasses and without. I’m sure I have a few friends who would love to throw foam balls at me . I’m kidding of course, but it not that far off from something I would do.

I am married and have been now for five plus. My husband is a pretty great guy and we both have the same goofy sense of humor and like to stay active together. In case you were wondering he was a bit shy about it at first but he actually does really like me in glasses.

favorite guest 20 Jul 2015, 06:16

Hi Ellen !

Hope you are having a successful recovery.

Well I'm glad you acknowledge the camaraderie between us double digit hi myopee's!

Hope you will be crossing the pond soon to see sis. In fact I'm going to big apple for a meeting later this week, quick trip up and back.

be good

Ellen 20 Jul 2015, 04:58

I've recently been in hospital for an op and am now recovering at home. The nurse who looked after me was a wonderfully attractive 40 something with very strong glasses for myopia. I suppose I've noticed it before but there really is a kind of camaraderie among us folks with very poor vision. When I went to the operating theatre she said I should keep my glasses till the last minute before I was anesthetised as she was well aware of how disorienting it can be to have your glasses taken away. When she did take them she said she'd bring them to the recovery room or put them in my room next to the bed where I could find them so I wouldn't be without them for long. As she spoke she put her face really close so I could kind of see her rather than having to gaze blindly at a blur.

I was in hospital for a couple of weeks and she came in to see me most days, we struck up quite a friendship and sometimes talked about our eyesight. I think I was smitten but sadly (for me) she's married. Her husband is one very lucky guy.

Soundmanpt 19 Jul 2015, 19:48


I'm glad to found my analogy about hair so close to hitting home for you because of what you went through when you became a blonde and then back to dark hair again. Its just a matter of getting used to how you see yourself in the mirror each day and the more often you see yourself a certain way the more it becomes a part of you. So you would probably be surprised if you started only looking at yourself with your glasses on. After a short while they would become a part of your look. So it's not so much that you haven't found that perfect pair of glasses yet, but more you have never gotten used to seeing yourself wearing glasses all the time. Don't get me wrong I am in no way suggesting that you should wear glasses just so you come to accept them as your new look. Your need for glasses is minimal at the most. Your main need for glasses I would assume is for driving and watching TV and seeing notes across the room on boards and such.

You commented once something about your husband so your a married young lady and that is too bad for all the guys in here. Not often you find a young lady that enjoys watching a football game on the TV at the local bar, plays flag football, dodgeball and softball. Now throw in the fact that you were glasses, well sometimes, and your what every man dreams about. It doesn't surprise me that your perfectly able to see the menu at the bar as well as your phone with your glasses on because your prescription is without a doubt pretty weak. Playing flag football and dodgeball without glasses makes perfect sense since your right they would just get in the way and possibly broke. But having been a manager of a women's softball team for over 14 years and being a player myself before that I seriously doubt that your as good with picking up the ball off the bat as you think you are. If I were your coach I would have you try during practice both with and without your glasses and I bet you would find that your glasses would be a benefit to you at least when your playing in the outfield. You have me convinced that your eyesight is really still quite good so you don't need your glasses if your playing on the infield or while your batting. Those are much shorter distances which I think your pretty good with. Also your not in any real danger of getting hit in the face by the ball in the outfield. I had several young ladies on my team that wore glasses. A couple of them got their first glasses while playing for me. If you wear glasses now you have a fear you never had before of being hit in the face and breaking your glasses.

Beachin' 19 Jul 2015, 15:45


The hair analogy is interesting and very relateable for me. My Hair is dark brown and I dyed is blond for many years and tried to go back to dark brown and didn’t like it for a few weeks. Once I got used to it I liked it dark and got used to seeing myself in the mirror that way. While a small number of my friends admit they like the blond better (and probably always well) most got used to seeing me with dark hair and prefer it. I’m sure that the same would hold true for glasses.

I only have one pair right now and I’m perfectly comfortable wearing them at work or to run errands. I don’t wear them on social settings very often aside from watching football on TV at the bar. But yes, if I had to read a menu at the bar or look at my phone with my glasses on I can.

I play flag football, dodgeball, and softball. Softball would be the only one of those I would ever considered wearing glasses for. I spoke to my eye doctor last time my eyes changed (5 years ago?) and she said I shouldn’t have any problems playing softball without glasses. I still feel like I can read the ball off the bat and get a good jump on the ball but the batters faces are a little fuzzy from the OF.

Beachin' 19 Jul 2015, 15:45


The hair analogy is interesting and very relateable for me. My Hair is dark brown and I dyed is blond for many years and tried to go back to dark brown and didn’t like it for a few weeks. Once I got used to it I liked it dark and got used to seeing myself in the mirror that way. While a small number of my friends admit they like the blond better (and probably always well) most got used to seeing me with dark hair and prefer it. I’m sure that the same would hold true for glasses.

I only have one pair right now and I’m perfectly comfortable wearing them at work or to run errands. I don’t wear them on social settings very often aside from watching football on TV at the bar. But yes, if I had to read a menu at the bar or look at my phone with my glasses on I can.

I play flag football, dodgeball, and softball. Softball would be the only one of those I would ever considered wearing glasses for. I spoke to my eye doctor last time my eyes changed (5 years ago?) and she said I shouldn’t have any problems playing softball without glasses. I still feel like I can read the ball off the bat and get a good jump on the ball but the batters faces are a little fuzzy from the OF.

Soundmanpt 19 Jul 2015, 11:06


Your optometrist has given you good advice about not wearing your glasses for doing close work. If you were to start wearing your glasses while staring at your computer monitor for 10 hours a day, everyday, in time your eyes would adjust to them and your ability to see close without them would be gone. Now aside from not wearing your glasses for close work if you wanted to keep your glasses on any other time that would be fine to do. If your ever out for lunch or dinner and happen to have your glasses on you don't have to take them off to read the menu since i'm sure your able to read with your glasses even though you don't need them to read.

You said that your quite active and play contact sports and you don't wear your glasses because they would get in the way not to mention a good chance they could get broken as well. What are you active with and what sports do you play? Understandably working out at the gym you wouldn't need your glasses but any kind of hand eye sport like softball, glasses might be a benefit to you.

I think it is somewhat common for anyone that doesn't wear glasses full time to like how they look without glasses better than with glasses. I know you said that you have spent a lot of time trying to find the perfect pair of glasses and just haven't found them yet. Usually what the problem is for most is that your just not used to seeing yourself in glasses. Kind of like changing a hair color or style it takes time to get used to before you really start to like it. But since you really don't need to wear your glasses full time anyway I really doubt that you will ever find a pair that you like so much that you would wear them full time. The only thing that could be fun for you if you enjoyed wearing glasses more and since your eyes are stable and won't be changing until down the road when you will probably need bifocals, you could start a very nice glasses wardrobe. Have various pairs in different colors and styles to match various outfits.

miku 19 Jul 2015, 10:56


I am a guy and yes, I am 23 but I am aware that presbyopia could be creeping around at any time. But that doesn't bother me at all... If anything, it intrigues me.

I do find glasses to get in the way, since I am not used to having them. If I did need them I would at least try and go full-time. Then again, I am very active too, so I'm not sure how that would work.


Beachin' 19 Jul 2015, 08:50


You must be in your early 20s if you are talking about your 30s like they are far away or a point in the future. Remind me, are you a guy or a girl?

I have a few reasons why i'm not a full time wearer. The first was actually at the request of my eye doctor. She suggested that since my script was stable and I was not having a hard time with near objects that I should not wear glasses when i'm at my computer.

I'm pretty active and play contact sports so glasses would certainly get in the way of that. I could learn to work around them if I had to but I don't see the point in my case. I actually spoke to the my doctor and asked if there was any way my vision could adversely affect me playing the sports I do and she said, no, I should be fine at this point.

My last reason is the most subjective and admittedly silly. I like the way I look without glasses better. I think glasses look great of some people, just kind of "ok" on me. I've tried on tons of pairs just can't find a pair that I love enough to want to wear all the time.

If my script gets worse and forces me to be a full time wearer I'd probably get contacts and switch back and forth.

miku 17 Jul 2015, 18:40


I think people without any noticeable eyesight issues see better close-up than far away, naturally. I do have a hyperopia prescription, but since I am in my twenties with quite good accommodation power in my eyes, my vision is 20/20 or better and I don't have any focusing issues. Thus I do think I tend to naturally pull things closer if I do struggle.

Then also there is a case of my eyes adjusting to seeing close up, hence inducing an apparent myopia, despite their natural preference of being longsighted.

But these are just assumptions of mine. Probably I will end-up pushing things away to see clearly by the time I'm 30 and if that doesn't work... BIFOCALS!!!

How come you're not a fulltime wearer by now?


Beachin' 17 Jul 2015, 11:08

Interesting point miku. Does it truely help or do you think its psychological (bring something closer to see it better?).

I've had this conversation with my husband before. It makes sense to me that if I can't see something far away I could move close and see if better. That should be true for anyone. It's harder for me to imagine not being able to see something right in front of me.

Again, this is coming from someone who is slightly nearsighted.

Soundmapt, you were correct I realized it was having trouble seeing distant objects when I was about 16 or 17 but I passed my drives test perfectly fine and was able to complete high school without glasses. I remember a few instances where I had to move closer to see the board but it was not on a regular basis.

I finally made myself go to the eye doctor in college because I was worried that I might not pass my drivers test when I turned 21. I know that's not the best reason to go but that's what prompted me to go. Admittedly I was still concerned that my parents would pressure me into wearing glasses all the time but being out of the house for the most part made that a little easier to deal with.

After many failed attempts to put contacts in I walked away with a script for glasses that I promised to get filled with a friend. I wasn't thrilled about it at the time but I dragged my friend along to the eye doctor with me and picked out frames I could live with. I ended up wearing them when I drove and occasionally in class.

Fast forward 10 years my prescription hasn't changed much and I don't mind wearing glasses on a part time basis.

Soundmanpt 17 Jul 2015, 06:45


Your probably completely right when you say that you can thank your parents for your nearsighted eyes. But at least you were lucky that you must have either just graduated from high school or was about to when you got your first glasses and hardly ever really needed to wear them. And now your eyes are already stable so as you know it could have been far worse.

It would seem that you work in a rather big office complex with lots of people staring at computers? I think you maybe right about the eye strain exposing the need for glasses in some of the young ladies. I told this before in here but the girl that cuts my hair and knows I have involvement with a non profit vision group and also help people get glasses was telling me that she had recently got her eyes examined just as part of an annual checkup. She was surprised to be told that she actually was farsighted, something she had no idea about. The doctor told her that because she is still young her eyes were able to adapt for seeing close up. Because her job didn't involve any close work she wasn't straining her eyes she didn't need to get glasses, but warned her that she would be needing glasses in the not so distant future. He asked her if even notices when she is reading a book or magazine that her eyes tend to tire out after a short time which she admitted she did notice. He told her that if she was working in an office doing mostly close work she would need glasses already.

miku 16 Jul 2015, 23:11


I totally get your point about leaning closer to see the computer screen. However, being farsighted myself and not having my ciliary muscles deconditioned yet while still being at a young age, I also feel the need to pull things closer to my eyes when I'm not wearing my glasses, despite the extra strain.

Does that make sense?

Beachin' 16 Jul 2015, 20:52


I don't blame my job for my vision. I can thank my nearsighted parents for that one. Fortunately my vision is stable and wasn't very bad to begin with.

In my story earlier I focused on the farsighted girls I knew because Tom asked about it. There are definitely more nearsighted girls and guys I work with overall. I'm know several that got glasses to correct nearsightedness in their 20s and 30s too.

I don't know if the close work has caused my coworkers to have vision problems or they already were a little farsighted and the close work made it more apparent. I think that may be the case. I'm fairly certain the girls I know went to the doctor and were examined. One of the two I mentioned in the story told me about her trip to the doctor the first time she went. The doctor told her that her eyes were so fatigued from reading and working on her computer that it was causing her to have trouble with her distance vision temporarily. Once she starting wearing glasses for close work she didn't have any problems with distance vision.

Soundmanpt 16 Jul 2015, 14:02


Well if you first got glasses when you were in your late teens you probably weren't already working at the job your at now. So you can't blame the 10 hours days staring at a computer for being nearsighted. But on good thing for you was that if you were destined to need glasses getting them in your late teens was much better than if you had gotten glasses when you were much younger. I'm sure your first prescription was probably pretty weak and the increases you have had since then probably minor as well. And if you haven't already had your eyes become stable they should very soon. But I do find it interesting how many of your co- workers seem to be farsighted. Normally staring at a computer screen constantly every day is much more prone to cause nearsightedness. It makes me wonder how many of them actually went and got their eyes examined or if maybe one of them just assumed since she was having trouble seeing the screen if she didn't just assume that she must need reading glasses and maybe bought a pair of the over counter readers and of course even if she was really nearsighted reading glasses are really magnifiers so they probably did help enough. Then when some of the other girls saw her glasses and maybe even tried them they went and bought their own readers. Since your glasses are don't sound like they are very strong you should have some of them try your glasses not just looking at their computer but things at a distance as well. You mentioned 2 young lades that recently started wearing glasses after it was pointed out to them that they were squinting and leaning in to see their computer. But if your farsighted you tend to want to hold reading material further away not lean into it.

Years ago I worked at a printing company and we employed at least 3 and sometimes 4 just out of college graphic designers. Nearly all of them were young ladies in their early 20's. Our company didn't pay as well as some of the bigger print companies but it was a good job to gain experence and then after a year or 2 they would go to the higher paying jobs. Some of these girls already were wearing glasses when they were hired. The rest seemed to get their first glasses withing their first year. As I recall everyone one of them were nearsighted.

Beachin' 16 Jul 2015, 11:54

Hi Tom,

My two colleges are farsighted I’m mildly nearsighted and have been since I was in my late teens. I was reviewing a presentation that was projected on the wall during my meeting so I had my glasses on for that. I don’t wear them for close work.

I don’t know how long my colleagues have had glasses. The one I know fairly well has had them as long as I’ve known her (mid twenties?). It was the first time I met the other girl. She was actually a few years younger than me if I had to guess 25 or 26?

In general I’m noticing that there are quite a few ladies I work with that are farsighted. In fact, in the past year at least two girls in their 20s got glasses for close work. Both girls were having trouble seeing for a while but didn’t realize there were squinting or leaning in to see their computer screens until someone pointed it out.

I think the environment is partially to blame for it. Staring at a computer for 10 hours a day can’t be good for anyone’s health (back, eyes, etc.). It makes a small deficiency apparent. I’m genetically suited to sit at a computer all day with my mild nearsightedness :).

If I had to estimate I’d say almost 70% of the people I work with have glasses and or contacts. There is an expectation that we are well put together when we meet with clients (business formal) so most of the guys and girls who were glasses have stylish frames.

I don’t think the girls are “teased” or given a hard time about needing glasses for reading. I would hope not, but then again people are rude sometimes. The closest thing I can think of is some mild joking about getting old or being blind but that has always seemed good natured and mutual. I recall a recent conversation between me and a farsighted colleague who left her glasses at home one day.

Me: Hey, can you take a look at this page and tell me what you think.

Farsighted colleague: Sure, let me take a look (sits down next to me, then noticeably squints and leans forward)

Me: (uses the zoom function to make the screen bigger), is that better, (smiles and laughs a little, then pats colleague on the shoulder)

Farsighted colleague: Haha, yes that’s better (while still laughing), I’m pretty useless without my glasses, I should probably just call it at day now and quit while I’m ahead

Me: Haha, probably still better than me on my best day even if you can’t see what you are reviewing. But yes, might be a good idea to bring you glasses tomorrow, haha.

Soundmanpt 15 Jul 2015, 17:45


Not so sure how sincere his apology was but I guess it was better than nothing. Isn't stupid how once he found out that your a lesbian he suddenly lost all interest in you even as a friend. I think I told you already that I have several lesbian friends and we get along great. I know a few gay guys that i am friendly with and they know i'm straight so as far as I am concerned their just people, much like seeing or knowing a girl that your not romanicly interested in.

Sorry to hear the new doesn't wear glasses because even though you can't touch it makes for nice eye candy when these young ladies wear glasses. But don't give up on her yet, you might recall it wasn't that long ago that they hired a new girl and she didn't wear glasses either at the time but now she can't do without them. Maybe if this new girl gets enough eye strain she may soon be wearing glasses as well.

Weirdeyes 15 Jul 2015, 16:15

I think I had a reverse sighting a few weeks ago. I was in a waiting room and I think someone that used to know me when I was a kid was there. I didn't wear glasses when I was a kid, but I was very optically obsessed. I kept getting double takes from her. She probably thought it was interesting that I was wearing glasses. If it wasn't her she probably thought I just had weird glasses.

Carrie 15 Jul 2015, 15:41

astigmaphile - I didn't bother reporting him because I feel he got his punishment by humiliating himself. If he'd damaged my glasses I would have reported him.

Soundmanpt - I was quite pleased with myself that I didn't react by hitting him. When I was a teenager I would react physically if someone made me angry. I've calmed down a lot now I'm older. I may not be very tall but I'm good at giving looks to people that makes them worry about their personal safety! I wouldn't hit anyone as they are probably stronger than me, they just don't know that!

The male in question has apologised. He wasn't a friend. When he joined the staff he was quite friendly with me but when he realised I was gay he lost interest in me. The new girl, unfortunately, doesn't wear glasses. She wasn't very interested in him anyway but I have pointed out the other single men for her.

Tom 15 Jul 2015, 13:56

Hi Beachin'

Are you and your two colleagues who had their glasses on top if their heads all far sighted? And thus needing your glasses for close work?

Am asking because you wrote you're all in your thirties, young women.

My wife has also started using reading glasses recently, and got some comments from others that she is really young for them. She doesn't care about such comments, but am just wondering when you and your friends started using reading glasses? I think if more colleagues also need/use them, it is less of an issue, and you probably all have fashionable frames also.

Have notices that an increasing number of youngsters, and especially women, are in glasses today for computer work, filing, reception desk jobs,...


Soundmanpt 14 Jul 2015, 14:34


I think you showed that you were the bigger person, maybe not in actual size, by not slapping him or kicking him even though that is what he deserved. You were a lady and didn't drop down to his level. He should realize that by taking your glasses and holding up fingers and asking you how many fingers he had up for someone new to wearing glasses would be very embarrassing. Like you know his attempt at humor was in in very bad taste and he came away looking very foolish. Clearly he didn't impress the new girl and I can't even think why he would think that by grabbing your glasses and testing your vision was in some way going to impress her. The stupid ass can't be sure that the new girl maybe doesn't wear glasses herself and she would never want that to happen to her. She showed a lot of glasses by getting your glasses back and returning them to you.

You didn't say if this guy until then was someone you considered a friend or not. Clearly he isn't anymore.

astigmaphile 14 Jul 2015, 13:50


The glasses snatching incident should have been reported to management. That is a very unprofessional way to act.

Carrie 14 Jul 2015, 12:53

I suppose I could have slapped him or punched him in the nuts but I didn't but I think he got the message with the look on my face. He would be very foolish to do it again and he now needs to work much harder if our new colleague is going to take any notice of him now.

Why do people think they're so funny and original when they laugh and do the "How many fingers am I holding up?" thing?! So old and not funny. It's mildly amusing when someone does it when you first get glasses but after that.... oh dear.

Likelenses 13 Jul 2015, 23:14

Carries story about snatching glasses reminded me of something that happened when I was in the Army.

Anyone that was in the Army,and wore glasses would be issued two pair of army issue glasses.Rather heavy ugly plastic frames,and they were expected to wear these,rather than their civilian glasses.

After Basic Training,I was in a five month school for electronics.Quite a few in the class wore glasses.

There was one guy that during class would take his glasses off,and look through them from a distance from his face,and generally fiddle with them a lot.He was quite myopic and sat about two rows away from my friend and I.When this guy had his glasses off he would do the hard squint,that amused my friend.

One day my friend saw the guy fiddling with his glasses,so my friend said to him,let me see your glasses.Like a fool he passed them over,while giving my friend the hard squint.My friend then put this guys glasses in his lap,and took his own second pair,and said to the hard squinter," hey watch this ",at which time he broke his own glasses in two,right across the nose bridge.

The reaction of the hard squinter was priceless,since he thought the broken glasses were his.

Beachin' 13 Jul 2015, 18:44

Hi all, long time “lurker”, first time poster.

Carrie, that sounds like something an 8 year old would do. What a jackass.

I have a story I think you may enjoy. I work in an office with lots of lots of fairly attractive and energetic people in their 20’s and 30’s. I’m actually one of the older girls at 32.

Every Friday around two everyone starts to lose focus and talk about weekend plans and this week was no different. It was a warm day and I just finished a boring meeting and was about to cut out of the office a little early and begin my weekend plans.

I had my glasses on during my meeting but placed them atop my head for the walk because my hands were too full to put them back in their case. On the way to my desk I checked my email and saw that my friend sent me a note and told me to stop by her office.

I arrived at the office and saw my friend and another female office visitor both pretty blond girls were facing there computers with their glasses atop their heads. I could hear them laughing right before I knocked. I made sure I was not intruding on “actual work” but it was clear that they were also in Friday slacking mode.

The three of us chatted for a bit and laughed pretty loud so I’m sure the passersbys could hear us.

My friend is fairly far sighed, I’ve never asked her what her prescription is but I know she has quite a bit of magnification. Her visitor, also appeared to be quite farsighted, though I never saw her actually put her glasses on. She took them off her head several times and fidgeted with them but never went through with it.

A few minutes later there is another knock on the door. The door opens and a fourth girl enters the room. She is a friend of the visitor and welcomes her with a hug. She turns to me and we recognize each other, it’s been a while so we hug and then she is introduced to the last girl in the room. Our new visitor was the first one to take notice of our three matching ponytails and glasses. We all had a good laugh about it and agreed this could either turn into a sophisticated talk about literature and the finer things or a cheap porno in a flash, haha – that conversation went downhill quickly.

When I finally walked out of the room I noticed a few guys seemed to be watching me exit in the room. I wondered to myself if they were intrigued with the laughing, hugging, and glasses or the fact they heard us talking about porn.

Soundmanpt 13 Jul 2015, 16:44


I'm sure you were as us Americans would say "quite pissed" and you had every right to be. If this guy was a friend I have a feeling he may not be now? I'm not even sure how or why he would think by taking your glasses from you and putting them on himself was in anyway going to impress this other girl. Actually it seemed quite childish if you asked me. Good thing you don't have your new glasses or I think you would have madder yet. The stupid ass doesn't realize that when you grab someone's glasses off like that there is a good chance that they will be returned stretched out from being pulled off and it probably didn't feel too good having them ripped off your ears either. It looks like the only fun that thought it was somehow funny was him. Let's hope he learned his lesson so he doesn't try that with some other girl.

Tom 13 Jul 2015, 14:51


What you describe is unacceptable behaviour.

Period. Especially on an office floor.

The only times I (very gently) took off women's glasses without asking for their consent, or asking while in the action of taking them off already, was during romantic foreplay, or when kissing, but only when I knew they would not object.

Carrie 13 Jul 2015, 13:21

I'm sure many Eyescene readers have had similar experiences to this.

One of my male colleagues was trying to impress a new part-time, and quite attractive, female colleague. He took my glasses off my face without asking and put them on his own face. He said "Oh my god Carrie you are so blind!" (Rude!) He took my glasses off but kept hold of them and then held 3 fingers up and asked me if I could see them and how many there were. I told him the correct answer. I then asked him the same question and I just stuck my middle finger up. He was a bit shocked - I don't think he expected a response like that. The new girl wasn't impressed by him but burst out laughing when I responded. She took my glasses from him and passed them to me, smiled and said loud enough for him to hear "He needs to grow up if he wants to try to impress me!"

Soundmanpt 04 Jul 2015, 12:27


Isn't that always the way? As soon as you go and re buy something or in this case place another order for something you suddenly find the lost pair. But at least the cost isn't nearly as great as it would have been from a local optical shop.

So good to hear that your a happy customer of Zenni. Were you surprised the first time you ordered glasses on line and found that that quality of the glasses was every bit as good as any shop and how much you were able to save? Everyone that has ever ordered their glasses from me has said they will never but glasses from a local shop again. Even the ones that have insurance says that because of what insurance doesn't cover such as AR coating makes the on line glasses even less expensive still. The optional AR coating at local optical shops is generally around $50.00 or more. Zenni charges $5.00.

Anyway glad you were able to find your glasses that were hiding. lol

astigmaphile 03 Jul 2015, 18:49


I am a Zenni Optical customer. Last Saturday I could not find my glasses and promptly ordered another pair from Zenni. I got an e-mail saying that they were shipped. I will have them sometime next week. I later found the misplaced glasses.

Soundmanpt 03 Jul 2015, 18:13


Yep! Your a typical woman. And when it comes to new glasses even more so. I remember when you got your current glasses it was a while after you got your eyes examined before you found what you wanted. But like you know there isn't any reason to rush. Your certainly not straining your eyes not having that extra +.50 in your lenses. I'm sure it is a nice turn on for you watching Gemma trying on different frames seeing as how you take notice of every woman wearing glasses these days. Without much doubt i'm sure Gemma is much more help in picking out glasses fro than your ex bf would have been and for that matter any other guy really. (Well except for me) but other than helping a gf pick out glasses I would be of no help at all when she would be looking at dresses or other things.

I really wish I could convince you to first try an on-line retailer before you buy glasses at a local shop. I am that sure that once you see that the glasses on line are every bit as good as what they offer at the mortar stores you may not ever buy glasses from them again. The main thing is getting right size glasses that fit your face properly. The best way to do that is to measure your current glasses across the front from right to left in millimeters and then compare that with any glasses you like on line. I know that you are on the petite size based on your past comments. Many of the young ladies i order glasses for are also petite. I am going to provide you a short list of the most popular ones for young ladies the same age as you.

All of these are $18.00 and that includes the frame, prescription lenses and AR coating.







These are all from Zenni.

I guess you might have seen where I was accused of working for Zenni I honestly wish I did.

The reason I favor them over other on-line retailers is because they don't use discontinued frames. Nothing wrong with that except for me to show samples I need glasses that are not going to go away in a week or two.

Tom 03 Jul 2015, 17:03

We were at a pool party this evening, about 25 couples, with 6 ladies wearing glasses, all of them nicely tanned and in their mid thirties to early forties. After a series of drinks and some food, people started changing into their swimgear, and I was curious to see whether the ladies would keep their glasses on for a swim or not.

All but one of the glasses wearers went into the water, and two of them did so with their glasses. While almost all men with glasses kept thiers on for the swim. While also in the pool, I started a conversation with a girl who had taken off her glasses, but I had noticed before that she had a strong prescription. She quickly apologized for not been able to see well, and not immediately recognizing me, and explqined she never wore her expensive glasses while swimming even if such meant she couldn't see much.

As the pool party quickly turned into games and pushing people under water, I gave some special attention to the two glasses wearers in the pool. One stayed aside of the games, but the other happily participated. She almost lost her horn-rimmed glasses twice but managed to keep them on all the time. As we left the pool, her lenses were of course covered in droplets, and only then did she take them off to cautiously clean them with a friend's T-shirt. Nice sightings!

Carrie 03 Jul 2015, 08:25


Of course I like shopping - I'm a girl! :-) I really like glasses shopping especially when Gemma tries on different frames just for fun. She's not planning to get new glasses yet but is quite tempted by some of the frames we've seen. That's a bonus to being in a same sex relationship - having a beautiful women standing right next to you in the women's frames section trying on frames! If I had a boyfriend he probably wouldn't want to try on women's frames with me! He probably wouldn't want to go shopping at all! I've seen a few frames I really like in opticians shops and also a few online, too. I think I might treat myself to more than 1 pair. Probably 2 pairs from a physical shop if they are doing a 2 for 1 offer and 1 or 2 pairs from an online place. Once I get my new prescription made I might get my current glasses fitted with new lenses.

Soundmanpt 03 Jul 2015, 05:47

nameless coward

No I don't work for Zenni but I would love nothing better than to be hired as a sales rep in this area.

 02 Jul 2015, 19:22

Sure you do, Soundperv. You work for Zenni.

 02 Jul 2015, 19:22

Sure you do, Soundperv. You work for Zenni.

Soundmanpt 02 Jul 2015, 16:24


So I was wondering if you had ordered new glasses yet, and it seems you haven't. But I have feeling you really enjoy shopping and trying on as many frames as possible before you finally decide. I still think going on line is a much better option and will save you tons of money, but that isn't fort me to decide of course.

Of course it's not at all surprising that she can't see as far now when she takes her glasses off as used to be able to with her previous glasses. As you very well know that is usually what happens when you get a new, stronger, prescription, even if the increase isn't very much. I'm sure that she can still see pretty well without her glasses, just a little bit blurry but not very bad. But like you she has been wearing glasses long enough now that she has to be much more comfortable with her glasses on rather than off. Without her glasses now i'm sure she very quickly sees double now much more easily. That makes it that much harder for her to work her eyes to hold a single image anymore. She is really forcing her eye to do that and she will very quickly develope a headache if she strains to hard for very long. If I recall her first glasses were really very weak. I'm sure when she first started wearing them they seemed to hardly make any difference in her vision and were almost a novelty much like a new piece of jewelery. She was able to see just about as well without the as she could with them. As you yourself know when your wearing a rather weak prescription, even full time, it takes a while before your eyes really notice a difference when you take your glasses off. It's very possible that even though she was wearing her glasses full time wearing them was more of an option rather than a necessity and she could easily go without glasses if she wished to. But the longer she was wearing glasses her eyes were being effected most likely by her prisms. But by this time her glasses were comfortable and she could see slightly better with glasses so she was fine with wearing them. It didn't hurt that the boys still found her every bit as attractive wearing glasses as ever. That had to be a big confidence builder for her. If you think back when you started wearing glasses you had a bf at the time and he was very supportive of you wearing glasses, so that had to be nice confidence builder for you?

Your right nice things do come in cute small "vertical" packages. Even better if the package is wearing glasses. lol.

Carrie 02 Jul 2015, 10:17

We were talking about glasses and eyesight the other day when I said I was going to get new glasses soon. She mentioned that she can't see as far without glasses as she used to and she does get double vision when she takes her glasses off. The double vision does go but it seems to take about the same amount of time for it to go but her eyes feel like they are working much harder to keep a single image than they did when she first got the newer prescription. Like me, she can still see without glasses but she sees so much better and comfortably with them. She's just as popular as ever with the boys at work and still has the same boyfriend. Her sister still comes in to the shop about once or twice a week and is still wearing glasses full time.

It makes me happy to see most men don't feel that a woman's glasses spoil her looks. She's such a lovely person that she deserves the male attention she gets. I still get male attention too, which I find very flattering even though all the men I know know I'm gay. I still get checked out by men I don't know, so glasses don't put them off (unless they are just looking at my boobs). Gemma also gets checked out by men and her boobs are smaller than mine and her glasses look stronger but she is gorgeous so I'm not surprised that men fancy her. There's an old saying that I feel applies to us 'vertically challenged' women - "Good things come in small packages".

I hope your knee is better soon.

Soundmanpt 01 Jul 2015, 08:59


Any updates about your co-worker friend that you said was quite popular when she was quite popular with the guys at your work. Shortly after she was hired she was prescribed her first glasses which she rather quickly was wearing full time. Even wearing glasses her popularity with the guys remained the same. A few months back you commented that she had gotten her eyes examined and needed an increase in her prescription. She already had some prisms in her first glasses. Has she said much about her eyesight when she takes her glasses off now? Of course her vision is somewhat worse than it was with her first glasses but is she starting to find that without her glasses she is seeing double more easily now?

Tom 01 Jul 2015, 05:17

SC, not sure whether there is any issue her?

She feels in control with her distance glasses when driving, especially at night. And she now has 2 pairs of reading glasses, one in her handbag, and the second in the house, which she says make a big difference for reading small print and doing precision work. I'd say she put on her distance glasses on average 45min each day, the readers will be more I think when you add up all moments in the day that she will use them.

SC 30 Jun 2015, 11:26


I wonder if your wife is heading towards hyperopia. It is not unusual for people to be mis-diagnosed for years - after all they put lenses in front of your eyes and ask whether you can see through them - low minus lenses always work provided you have enough accommodation.

I was first diagnosed myopic, and my uncle wore minus glasses for 30 years before being identified as a hyperope.

If the myopia is true (rather than pseudo-myopia) then your wife has in-built +1.25 reading glasses already and so should have no problem close-up at 39yo. But if she was, say, a +2 hyperope then she may start to struggle with small print (+2 add +3 = +5 accommodation) but still have enough to see distance through minus lenses (+2 - -1.25 = +3.25 accommodation)

Tom 29 Jun 2015, 14:18

Willy, her eye exam was last October. Her eye doctor said her distance vision had deteriorated a bit since she last saw her, which was 4yrs ago.

But nothing about near vision.

Still, my wife is not really concerned about it, she just wants to be able to see well, and if glasses can the job for her, she is happy to put them on, also reading glasses, as long as she finds a fashionable pair she likes.

Which is fine to me, I don't think it makes much sense resisting glasses if you need them and can afford buying them, isn't it? She did jot mention the reading glasses again tonight, but sha stayed home today, think she'll do some shopping tomorrow and try to find the specs she likes.

Willy 29 Jun 2015, 06:20

Tom -- For a -1.25 myope to have appreciable difficulty with near vision at age 39 while not wearing her glasses is rather unusual. If she were wearing her glasses, it sounds a though she might need an add of +2 or higher. By all means get her a pair of +1.00 readers, but when was her last eye exam?

Soundmanpt 28 Jun 2015, 07:11


At 39 your wife is just entering the area where the need for readers and bifocals start to become necessary. You want to be sure to find the ones marked +1.00 if possible. This should be enough to make reading easier for her. But since she already is a little bit nearsighted she really should be considering bifocals or progressives even though she only wears her current glasses for driving her prescription is enough that without her glasses her eyesight isn't nearly as good as it should be. Now if she needs help with small print she might be better off with just having one pair of glasses that works for everything. You should maybe try and convince her to get her eyes checked because they will most likely recommend bifocals to her. If she were to get bifocals she may find them comfortable enough that she would wear them more often and possibly full time which I think you would enjoy.

Tom 28 Jun 2015, 03:24

My wife has had very mild myopia since we have known each other, she is now -1.25 in each eye, and uses her glasses for driving only. She is 39 years old.

I have noticed for a few months now that she is struggling with very small print, squinting and holding papers at arm's length when trying to read the ingredients mentioned on food containers, medicine bottles,... This morning she made me real happy when saying "honey, I really think I need to have a pair of reading glasses at hand in the house, I am going to buy those over-the-counter readers in a flashy color when doing the shooping tomorrow". Cannot wait to see het wearing them, as I am sure she'll very quickly start using those a lot more often than she thinks.

Melyssa 27 Jun 2015, 10:39

Continuing with the story of my visit to my favorite eyewear establishment the other day, I was wearing my black cat's-eyes that are clear at the bottom and which have the faux rhinestones in the upper corners and around part of the sides. I was talking about glasses and other things with the three other women employees there at the time (while the manager was on the phone in "plan-no" view). The woman waiting on me, who loves my polka-dot cat's-eyes, which I also had with me, was wearing 4-color cat's-eyes. The woman at the next table had on Rayban-style red frames (a lighter shade than normal red), while the woman to her left had on very pretty white cat's-eyes that were clear at the bottom, but the nose pieces were the ones I had so much trouble with the two times I had metal frames in the 1970s. Now here's the surprise: Of the four of us, I had on the smallest (height-wise) frames. Yes, while I generally wear very large frames, these three women were doing just that. And I still have yet to see any woman outside of that place wearing frames of those sizes, even though the place sells quite a number of them.

Melyssa 18 Jun 2015, 05:00


There are two of them then. We have one at work like that, fortunately in a different building, except her hair isn't gray, and her metal frames are more round (like her body). Not too many people like her, and when she wears her winter coat, she looks like a grizzly bear. She has been this way attitude-wise for over 20 years, as before that we were on good terms.

Crystal Veil 18 Jun 2015, 00:12


I never heard opticians speak about the topic you mentioned but professional photographers often do (in private) after making a wedding documentary. Photographers are well aware that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder but some are really in despair "How on earth can I make an acceptable picture of this bride?".

Likelenses 17 Jun 2015, 23:56


I wouldn't want to be the patient after her,and put my face in the autorefractor,and phoropter.

Likelenses 17 Jun 2015, 23:24


Sounds like a Sleezeball !

Carrie 17 Jun 2015, 14:31

I saw a woman today that made me glad I'm not her optician. She was ugly, quite fat, slightly sweaty/greasy skin, greasy grey untidy hair. She wore very plain rectangular metal glasses with a medium minus prescription. Quite a grumpy face too. You just wouldn't want to get very close to her.

Remember that opticians have to see people like this as well as everyone else and really good looking people. I'm not claiming to be super gorgeous or anything but I like to take care of my appearance. Just because you're middle aged doesn't mean you don't need to wash your hair and face. So the next time you are dreaming you are testing the eyes of a hot man/woman just imagine the woman I saw.

Also remember other people in the medical profession have to get very close to people like that!

I hope I don't sound nasty, and I don't mean to - it was just an observation, but I know people in their 40s, 50s, 60s and older that look better than she did. If she smiled a bit she wouldn't look so bad. Maybe she was having a crappy day.

Melyssa 17 Jun 2015, 12:42

We had a fire drill at work today, a nice day for one. With everyone taking the stairs down, I saw a woman from the floor above mine wearing glasses with light blue square frames, lenses probably 1.5 inches in height. I have never seen her before, but it's nice to know that someone else wears glasses full-time that are not black, brown, metal or rimless. (Reading glasses don't count.)

Soundmanpt 16 Jun 2015, 18:30


I couldn't think of the name of those glasses and just came to me. "Club Master"

Soundmanpt 16 Jun 2015, 18:27


I guess we don't have quite the same taste in glasses. I personally happen to like the glasses she had on in your earlier post (the semi-rimless Ray-Bans I believe)I have always thought those were the perfect glasses. I keep hoping that Zenni might someday soon offer glasses exactly exactly like hers. They have some similar but not quite the same.

Carrie 16 Jun 2015, 13:26

I fancy Kristen in just about anything she wears but I think she looks better in these glasses than the ones she was wearing in my previous post. Yes, they are dark rims but quite narrow.

Annoyingly her mum now denies she confirmed Kristen has a girlfriend. I suppose the media should wait until Kristen says something. The sooner she does say something the better then the tabloids will stop bothering her so much.

lentifan 15 Jun 2015, 12:32

Interesting that you think Kristen Stewart as attractive wearing these glasses as not, Carrie. Admittedly they are not the standard, boring and unflattering black plastic frames usually sported by Hollywood stars off duty, but in my humble opinion they do nothing for her.

But I think that is the point. The stars deliberately try (usually successfully, in my opinion) to make themselves look dowdy and anonymous by wearing these bold black frames which half the world is wearing, in the hope that they will pass unnoticed.

But that is a middle-aged (I flatter myself) male viewpoint. Interesting, as I say , to have a young female viewpoint.

Carrie 15 Jun 2015, 11:26

Bit of an old sighting this of Kristin Stewart wearing glasses with no or a very low prescription She has made me (and many other gay or bi girls) very happy by it being confirmed by her mother that she is dating a woman (her personal assistant, Alicia). I've been saying for a long time that I had a feeling that Kristen might be in to girls as well as boys - I was right! I hope she doesn't ruin this relationship like she ruined her relationship with Robert Pattinson. I'm pleased for her and also a little jealous of Alicia. I hope Alicia doesn't mind seeing Kristen wearing glasses (whether or not they have prescription lenses). I still don't know if she actually needs glasse or not. There are only 3 women in the world that have the same effect on me when I see them - 1st place: My girlfriend, and a slightly lesser effect in equal 2nd: My friend Danielle and Kristen Stewart. The effect is the same if they have glasses on or not. I find all 3 of them incredibly sexy but, obviously, my girlfriend is very special to me.

Londoner 08 Jun 2015, 12:42

It's a while since I last saw a strong plus prescription and today I saw two within a few hours.

The first was in her 30s, rushing through a busy station. I saw her from a distance and was fortunate that she was heading towards me and stopped to look at the screen which gives the platforms for each train. She stopped a couple of metres away, but the station was busy. I eventually got a good view and the plus lenses stood out at least a cm proud of the heavy blue plastic frames. Oddly, she was not moving her head much as she moved off quickly towards her train. I was in a hurry myself and had no opportunity to get a longer view.

Later in the afternoon, I was amazed to find a young lady in her low 20s with long black hair and wearing lenticular plus lenses with quite small bowls, standing on the platform, waiting to board through the door from which I was leaving. She would have been pretty bare faced but with those glasses was a total stunner. Again, I wished that I did not have to get off.

Soundmanpt 06 Jun 2015, 08:07


Your right that is something you wouldn't expect to see. But to her credit it was pretty smart. Funny thing is you have to think that she didn't just think to do that on the spot. She has probably done the same thing many time before.

Really a shame though what she is missing out on by being so reluctant to get glasses. She can't enjoy a concert or sporting event very well if she can't make out the people on the stage or on the field.

Maybe her friend will push her long enough that she will finally get glasses. Clearly this wasn't the first time that the friend has called her out about not being able to see something.

daffy 06 Jun 2015, 07:44

I thought I seen it all...but then this scenario happened to which I was taken aback. The lengths that some people go to to not wear glasses.

Lined up to make an order at a fast food joint, I saw the girl in front of me squinting to see the menu. Her friend next to her said "just get some glasses biatch, you look ridiculous". She went into her purse. I thought she'd put her glasses on. No! She pulled out her iPhone!!! Tapped the camera icon and pointed the phone to the menu! She was then reading the menu from her phone!

Obviously shortsighted. What a novel idea. What can a smart phone NOT do these days.

daffy 06 Jun 2015, 07:44

Sorry for the double post. Darn iPad

daffy 06 Jun 2015, 07:44

Sorry for the double post. Darn iPad

daffy 06 Jun 2015, 07:42

I thought I seen it all...but then this scenario happened to which I was taken aback. The lengths that some people go to to not wear glasses.

Lined up to make an order at a fast food joint, I saw the girl in front of me squinting to see the menu. Her friend next to her said "just get some glasses biatch, you look ridiculous". She went into her purse. I thought she'd put her glasses on. No! She pulled out her iPhone!!! Tapped the camera icon and pointed the phone to the menu! She was then reading the menu from her phone!

Obviously shortsighted. What a novel idea. What can a smart phone NOT do these days.

daffy 06 Jun 2015, 07:42

I thought I seen it all...but then this scenario happened to which I was taken aback. The lengths that some people go to to not wear glasses.

Lined up to make an order at a fast food joint, I saw the girl in front of me squinting to see the menu. Her friend next to her said "just get some glasses biatch, you look ridiculous". She went into her purse. I thought she'd put her glasses on. No! She pulled out her iPhone!!! Tapped the camera icon and pointed the phone to the menu! She was then reading the menu from her phone!

Obviously shortsighted. What a novel idea. What can a smart phone NOT do these days.

astigmaphile 05 Jun 2015, 17:31


Too bad your astigmatic colleague isn't an O O. I like wearing glasses and have a moderate cylinder correction.

Carrie 05 Jun 2015, 17:12

We've had some lovely warm and sunny weather this week here in the UK (yes, warm and sunny in the UK!) and I've seen a lot of ladies looking sexy in their regular sunglasses. I've also seen a few in prescription sunglasses (a disappointingly low number, actually). One of those with the prescription sunglasses was my colleague, the one who used to annoy me by fake flirting with me. This is the only occasion when she will wear prescription eyewear when she's not reading or driving (she has astigmatism). I'm sure she'd be better off wearing glasses full time as you can see her refocusing when she takes her sunglasses off.I don't know much about astigmatism so I don't know if her lenses are strong or not. They don't look too strong but again they certainly don't look weak. She just refuses to be seen wearing glasses unless she really has to wear them She knows that to most people her prescription sunglasses just look like regular sunglasses so she doesn't mind being seen in them. She has to wear her clear glasses when she's cashiering as she has trouble focusing on the till buttons, the display screen that shows the name and price of the scanned item, and if a barcode won't scan she has to wear her glasses to read the numbers under the barcode to manually key them in. As soon as she finishes cashiering the glasses come off without delay.

Likelenses 03 Jun 2015, 23:03

Today as I was slowly driving through a smaller strip shopping area ,I noticed a young man,about 19,to 22 walking towards an optical shop that is owned by an optometrist.

He was not wearing glasses,but may have had contacts.

What caught my attention,was his demeanor.It reminded me of how a pet acts when it knows it is going into the vets office.

My thought about this demeanor was that either he was going in to pick up a first pair of glasses,or perhaps a stronger pair,or even for an appointment because he knew his vision was not up to par.

I then wondered how many of us exhibit this demeanor when going to the optometrist,or to pick up our new coke bottles.

Tom1 01 Jun 2015, 15:25

Andrew: it is possible that the young lady was prescribed reading + glasses in the attempt to prevent onset of myopia. Unfortunately, this was not the case and now she needs glasses (although very light) to focus in distance e.g. she became nearsighted! I'm afraid you'll see her to use the glasses more and more, than needing stronger ones and so on... until she will be around 20 or more.

Stingray 01 Jun 2015, 10:13

Like Lenses: My wife's script in high school was probably what it is today which is around -3.00 in both eyes. She got as high as -3.75 and as low as -2.50 over the years, but this is where she is today and it has been 50 years since high school. I think she said she started wearing glasses when she was 8 years old. In high school she opted for contact lenses, as she would not be caught dead in those 1960's clunker frames.

Andrew 01 Jun 2015, 09:28

A question for those who know more about this than me: a year or so ago, a young lady that I teach got her first pair of glasses at the age of 12/13, with an approximate Rx of +0.75. Today, she showed up with a new pair of glasses, but this time closer to -0.75. Is it more likely that she has gone from being longsighted to short-sighted in a year, or were the plus lenses prescribed in an attempt to make her eyes work harder in order to try to ward off myopia?

Likelenses 31 May 2015, 22:45


Don't know about fish,but I have been told that I have Mole vision.

Abby 30 May 2015, 15:29

I thought now was the best time to wear glasses if you need too. I wear contacts and wore glasses out today and yes people commented, knew I would get called four eyes and also got called fish eyes! Which I didn't like. Im shortsighted -5.00 contacts so what. I know bats are blind but are fish shortsighted too that's why I got called it?

Likelenses 20 May 2015, 21:18


What do you think her script was back in high school?

Likelenses 20 May 2015, 21:16


I'll bet she was a hottie in high school with those glasses.

hooked 19 May 2015, 23:25

Not a sighting but a hearing.

On Sunday my wife told at breakfast (I don't know the history of the discussion) that she prefers to be farsighted instead of nearsighted because glasses for farsighted makes the eyes bigger. She wouldn't like to have smaller eyes.

I think I am a lucky man.

Ardief 18 May 2015, 08:25


Your wife's reaction was certainly not atypical. There are many long time glasses wearers who desire to be fashionable yet do not wish to be making a fashion statement. Or as an old female friend of mine said "I don't want my glasses to enter a room before I do". If history is any predictor of fashion trends the manufacturers eventually tap into this market with frames that are more conservative yet still evoke some of the essence.

Soundmanpt 17 May 2015, 09:24


As of now the sample glasses I have ordered have not arrived and I don't expect them for about 10 more days or so. But i'm glad to hear that you think the glasses look really nice on your wife. Too bad she doesn't feel the same way.

A short while ago i wanted to order both theses glasses but they were both out of stock at the time. Usually that means they are so popular that Zenni wasn't able to reorder fast enough. So the other day while i was placing an order for someone I noticed that they were both available so I added them into my order. I'm like you I really think they will be popular with my clients. Several I know really like pink on there frames and #283625 has the inside of the temples in hot pink.

Melyssa 17 May 2015, 08:26


It seems as though your wife feels the exact opposite about frames as I do. When I started wearing glasses 51 years ago, my first pair was similar to this one which is currently in my collection:

I wasn't thrilled about having to wear glasses then, and when I went full-time in 1972 I switched from plastic to metal, an experiment that lasted 4 years and 2 pairs before I went back to plastic frames permanently.

Even though drop-temples are my favorite style, cat's-eyes are second. It's doubtful your wife will ever change her mind about cat's-eyes, but one never knows.

Stingray 17 May 2015, 07:45

A while back I saw Zenni frame 283621, the black semi-cats eye frames with black on the outside and clear acetate on the inside. I uploaded a picture of my wife and tried the frame on her. I really liked the way it looked, so I ordered this frame with her prescription. When they arrived, I gave them to her as a surprise and as no surprise, she hated them. She said she wore identical frames back in high school nearly 50 years ago. I of course told her how nice she looks in them, especially with her dark hair and eyes. She now wears them in the house only, mostly for television viewing. I asked her many times to wear them when we go out and I told her if she did she would be the reciprient of many compliments. I guess she feels very conspicuous wearing them out in public. Our grandaughter age six (and not one known to be a connoisseur of anything) told my wife she hated the glasses as well. I guess she was just used to seeing my wife in her present rimless glasses and like any child, hates any kind of change. Since I have known her, she only had a few plastic frames over the years, but that was more than 25 years ago when we first met. Just about all her frames over the years were either rimless or with rims, but with the nose pads. She claims the plastic frames hurt her nose, but has no trouble or complaints wearing oversize plastic Costa prescription sunglasses. Go figure! So I just enjoy watching her in these frames in the confines of our house which is better than not wearing them at all.

Soundmanpt 16 May 2015, 09:34


I was commenting with "Carrie" and i told her about ordering a couple of new glasses from Zenni as samples. They are new to Zenni and they are "cat-eye" shaped. Anyway Carrie looked at them and pointed out that you should maybe look at them because they are called "Melissa" I know not exactly the same spelling but really close. Just curious since she said that what you might think about them. They are on the bigger side which you insist you need for you face size.

Anyway if your interested go to ( #283621 and #283625.

I am pretty sure I have at least a few people that will be interested in them, but time will tell.

Melyssa 16 May 2015, 08:01


I wouldn't exactly call those frames "round." They look like Taylor Swift's glasses from years ago, which by some coincidence I saw on the TV screens at the bowling alley last night -- the management thought that videos would be better than showing the last-place Phillies. LOL (BTW, the sound is never on there as that would be too distracting to the bowlers.)

Either way, regardless of frame shape, it is nice that some women of the younger generations are interested in large frames; now it's just a matter of time (decades?) before they show up in my area of the world.

gwgs 15 May 2015, 01:17

Puffin - I too never thought we would see this day where big bold frames with prescription lenses are proudly being worn by attractive young ladies. For so many years we suffered the boredom of small hexi frames. A lot of this no doubt has come down to the celebrity and fashion world of it now being 'acceptable' to wear glasses, and big is definitely better. What a joy to see big bold frames out and about everyday.

CV - I look forward to this shoot, as ever with your shoots, the photos are brilliant and the models show off your collection of glasses brilliantly. There are various makes of these big round glasses, with Zenni, Chanel, Tommy Hilfiger, and Tura all offering frames similar to this. I've seen quite a few on Instagram also with some examples below - to those who are tempted to post comments about the glasses, please don't so as it scares the blogger off and they tend to make their accounts private / stop posting;

Crystal Veil 14 May 2015, 06:27

gwgs and Puffin,

you may be interested to hear that three frames almost identical to the glasses in the four candid camera (?) pictures posted by gwgs are featured in my next photo shoot. Two pairs are by Anglo American Optical, made in the 1980's and the third pair was made by Michael Selcott in the late 1980's or early 1990's. I will start posting this new photo shoot in about a week.

Puffin 14 May 2015, 03:18

re that brunette below - I honestly thought I would never see frames like that again. Years and years of little frames bored me.

but... should you be taking pics of her and posting them up here? Or did she give consent?

gwgs 14 May 2015, 03:03

Fascinating sighting likelenses. You must have been on Cloud Nine for a lot of the day.

I had a sighting a couple of days that blew my mind as it really hit a sweet spot for a current style of frame I'm loving that has become very popular in London - big round glasses. To add this stunning brunette had quite a decent minus prescription causing a large amount of cut in to be visible.

Check out the photos of her here -

Likelenses 12 May 2015, 19:54

Sunday for Mothers Day I took my girlfriend from the grocery store, ( Cheryl ) out for the day,and we stopped for lunch at a family restaurant.

She as usual when we go out,was wearing her -.75 overcorrection rimless,that give her 20/15 vision.

After we were seated,a few minutes later she suddenly said " oh my gosh ". My vision with my -10.5 prescription is only 20/30,so all I could see walking toward our table was a girl waring highly reflective glasses.She was our server,and was about 23,tall,and thin,but to my amazement as she got near enough to see ,she was wearing the most incredible pair of myodiscs. I have not seen a lot of myos up close,but these are the strongest that I have ever seen.I am guessing,but they had to be at least -30. The aperture that she looked through was only about one half inch in diameter,which caused her to have her head moving back,forth,as she walked.The carrier portion was negative,and about three quarters of an inch thick.

When she took our order,she held the order form about four inches from her eyes. When she left the table,Cheryl whispered to me, "what on earth kind of condition does she have that requires her to wear such glasses.When I told her severe myopia she was horrified.I told her that her glasses are roughly three times as strong as ours are.

All the rest of the day Cheryl ask questions about myopia. She said she would love to try those glasses on. I told her that she would not be able to see through them.

When we got back to my place I showed her my trial lens set.I put her Rx in the trial frame,and had her read the eye chart.Then I placed a plus 20 lense in the trial frame,and of course she could not see the chart.Then I put a -20 trial lense in each eye,and she could only read the 20/30 line,and commented that even that line was so tiny.

All in all it was a fasinating day.

Tom1 12 May 2015, 13:28

I have a friend around mid 30s who is hyperope +3.75 and wears glasses only for reading. And only if she has to read for long time or small fonts otherwise she cope ok bareeyed. For example I saw her reading SMS or labels without any correction. Her distant vision is very sharp and she doesn't need glasses neither to drive. However... when she puts them on they are deliciously strong... and she is lovely nice!

Soundmanpt 12 May 2015, 09:43


She was correct in her decision to start wearing her glasses full time now. Yes she now needs her glasses for driving as well as reading but she needs them for other things that I thinks she will quickly find. Even watching TV should be better now with her glasses on.

astigmaphile 12 May 2015, 08:44

Sounds like the lady was hyperopic and didn't realize it.If she only needed the glasses for reading they would make her distance vision blurry.

daffy 12 May 2015, 08:03

Sorry for the double post...bloody ipad

daffy 12 May 2015, 08:02

So I went in to renew my drivers licence. I sat down waiting for the licence to be printed out. A woman probably mid 30's was at the counter doing the same. She was about 2 meters away. I heard the following conversation;

"Do you wear glasses or or contacts?"

"No" said the woman "only for reading" ( this got my attention)

"Ok. Please read the bottom line"

"Um...I can't see it. It's a bit fuzzy"' said she

"How about the line above"

"E...P, I think, no, R..."

"Do you have your glasses with you? Try that otherwise I cannot issue a licence"

"I do" she said "but they are for reading." She pulled them out of her handbag and showed the man behind the counter.

"Well, you want to give them a go?"

She somewhat was reluctant but put them on and again repeated "they are for reading"

After about 20 seconds she looked up at the chart and exclaimed "wow...I can see the bottom line!" And read it out. They looked about a +2. "I'm surprised" she said "they are for reading only. I didn't think I will need them to drive".

The man said to her "I need to put the condition of this licence is that you must wear glasses, sorry if that bothers you"

"Oh no. I guess I'm gonna need these to drive."

She took the glasses off to get the photo done and sat down behind me. She sat next to her partner and put the glasses on and said to him "I'm shocked. I couldn't see the bottom two lines properly and these glasses made me see the letters. I never looked up with these on. Only for reading. I won't be able to drive without using glasses. I guess that from now on I will just get used to the fact I'm getting old and wear them" Her parter then said "really? You going to wear them all the time? Why? Just wear them driving and reading". "Nope" she said "I will just wear them now and get used to them".

About half hour later our paths crossed again and yep, she was wearing them walking around the store. I guess she became a full time wearer

daffy 12 May 2015, 08:02

So I went in to renew my drivers licence. I sat down waiting for the licence to be printed out. A woman probably mid 30's was at the counter doing the same. She was about 2 meters away. I heard the following conversation;

"Do you wear glasses or or contacts?"

"No" said the woman "only for reading" ( this got my attention)

"Ok. Please read the bottom line"

"Um...I can't see it. It's a bit fuzzy"' said she

"How about the line above"

"E...P, I think, no, R..."

"Do you have your glasses with you? Try that otherwise I cannot issue a licence"

"I do" she said "but they are for reading." She pulled them out of her handbag and showed the man behind the counter.

"Well, you want to give them a go?"

She somewhat was reluctant but put them on and again repeated "they are for reading"

After about 20 seconds she looked up at the chart and exclaimed "wow...I can see the bottom line!" And read it out. They looked about a +2. "I'm surprised" she said "they are for reading only. I didn't think I will need them to drive".

The man said to her "I need to put the condition of this licence is that you must wear glasses, sorry if that bothers you"

"Oh no. I guess I'm gonna need these to drive."

She took the glasses off to get the photo done and sat down behind me. She sat next to her partner and put the glasses on and said to him "I'm shocked. I couldn't see the bottom two lines properly and these glasses made me see the letters. I never looked up with these on. Only for reading. I won't be able to drive without using glasses. I guess that from now on I will just get used to the fact I'm getting old and wear them" Her parter then said "really? You going to wear them all the time? Why? Just wear them driving and reading". "Nope" she said "I will just wear them now and get used to them".

About half hour later our paths crossed again and yep, she was wearing them walking around the store. I guess she became a full time wearer

Likelenses 19 Apr 2015, 22:04


It sounds as though the young girl was keeping an eye out for you!

Melyssa 19 Apr 2015, 09:57


The young woman only put her sunglasses on when she and her family were leaving. The older woman had hers on the two times I saw her, once when she departed, so maybe hers were prescription shades.

Revolver 19 Apr 2015, 09:14

Unique situation, Melyssa, are we given to understand the sunwear drops were rx? Had a nice one yesterday at lunch with a friend, sat down and there were 2 ladies at a booth across the aisle and up one from us, so couldn't get the age of the one with her back to us but could see she was wearing a plastic frame with minus lenses. The one across from her was obviously a presbyope, probable around 50 and very nice looking, wearing a stylish metal/rimless frame and lenses in the minus 4 to 5 range. After they ate, she pulled out her phone, took off her glasses, and proceeded to use the phone. She had to put her nose a few inches from the screen to do it but she preferred to do so rather than use a progressive seg.

When they got up to leave, the other one turned to face us and her frame was mid size angular rectangle blue tortoise, also minus lenses but around 30 or so, probably a mother and daughter lunch. E

Melyssa 19 Apr 2015, 08:36

At a gathering my husband and I attended last evening, only one individual wore metal frames -- and her two sisters wore small plastic rectangular frames. I wore red-fade drop-temples, and I was a bit stunned to see two other women, one old and one young, wearing drop-temple sunglasses when they left the restaurant. (It was still daylight out.)

John  18 Apr 2015, 10:11

Due to building works at my usual station in London, I had to take a long diversion.

However, it proved better than my normal route, first, there was a seat, secondly, there was a table in front of my seat and thirdly, I heard a tap tap tap and glanced up to see a young girl, mid twenties with long straight black hair plus she was holding a long bright pink, slightly scratched cane, holding a brand new white cane with a pink handle in the bag.

After a few minutes of pointless travelling, and with my eyes starting to close, I heard a "chink chink" sounding like drinking glasses. My eyes opened to see the young lady's pink cane on the table plus two prosthetic eyes.

I was puzzled to see someone place these on a potentially dirty train table, but after a few more minutes, she replaced the prosthetics into her eyes and I had to leave at the next station.

Revolver 17 Apr 2015, 06:56

Some nice sightings over the last few days, was at a bar and grill with a lot of seating, but was at the end of the bar having an adult malt beverage when a couple of waitresses coming in for the next shift sat in a booth immediately to my left and had their pre-work meal. One came to the bar to chat with the tender, she was definitely plus size but a very pretty face, wearing -.75 or so in a rectangular semi-rimless frame that was dark metal on top and on the temples. Her friend was very petite to the point of being tiny, about 5 feet nothing tall, wearing small black plastic rectangles that were in the -4.00 range. What was remarkable was they kept slipping down her nose, to about the half way point, and she did very little to keep pushing them up....very cute.

At a department store the check out clerk looked to be about 35, reddish dark brown oval frame with -2.50 or so, and a very pronounced FT 28 bifocal set low in the frame. I commented that she was too young for bifocals, she said she was 42 and had them for 2 years. She also said she'd worn glasses since 2d grade.

Revolver 17 Apr 2015, 06:56

Some nice sightings over the last few days, was at a bar and grill with a lot of seating, but was at the end of the bar having an adult malt beverage when a couple of waitresses coming in for the next shift sat in a booth immediately to my left and had their pre-work meal. One came to the bar to chat with the tender, she was definitely plus size but a very pretty face, wearing -.75 or so in a rectangular semi-rimless frame that was dark metal on top and on the temples. Her friend was very petite to the point of being tiny, about 5 feet nothing tall, wearing small black plastic rectangles that were in the -4.00 range. What was r