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 19 Jul 2018, 09:19

If you continue to reply to the troll and give him the importance he doesn't have, he will continue...


Soundmanpt 19 Jul 2018, 07:34

Comment posted on "18 Jul 2018 16:00" wasn't from me.

Soundmanpt 18 Jul 2018, 16:00

The last post was not from me, but I do agree with the sentiment. It would be nice if he stopped taking away from Eyescene and started giving more. Personal profit should not be the reason people visit here.

 18 Jul 2018, 14:04

AlainHMG is an idiot.

AlainHMG 18 Jul 2018, 08:30

Several interesting + and - glasses on Ebay published on my FB page:

Stephan 16 Jul 2018, 06:13

a -40 dpt. pair and some other very strong glasses between -20.00 and -38.00 dpt. in very good, barely used condition !

30calcat 12 Jul 2018, 14:43

Found another pair with thick minus lenses. Not nearly as strong as the other but brings back memories of the 80s:

30calcat 12 Jul 2018, 13:49

Thanks for another great find Alain, and since they are now sold I hope it is someone here who now owns this little treasure:

I imagine the small frame dimensions could only have fit a small child. The saddle nose pad probably helped them stay on a child's little nose. Despite the small frame the lenses are exceptionally thick, and they must be very strong, much stronger than the glasses I am currently wearing. I had a pair of gold frames too when I was a child, as they were popular in the 90s. I imagine the wearer of these thick glasses has grown up now.

This brings back such positive memories for me wearing glasses a child. Those little thick glasses may have changed the child's life. I remember how amazing it was to put on new, stronger lenses for the first time and be able to live life again. My eyes were constantly growing, and frequently my glasses were not strong enough. I remember spending parts of my childhood embarrassed and alone, unable to see people's faces to talk and make friends with them, unable to watch TV, and unable to see a kickball until it has already hit me in the head.

Based on how the arms are a little bent, these glasses seem to have accompanied a typical child's active life, and I hope it was a happy one. I hope she grew up being able to do normal, healthy things. But there is always the chance that the owner of these little thick glasses eagerly unloaded them from her collection of old glasses because the memories were negative. I hope she did not think they were ugly, and that they make her some sort of freak. I hope her memories are not that of being asked to strip these glasses off her face so that childhood bullies can taunt her with questions like "what can you see without your glasses". We understand that she would want to trash and leave these kind of memories behind.

Fortunately, thanks to eBay, they did not get trashed and I hope they are now someone's treasure.

Stephan 12 Jul 2018, 03:38

very tiny eyes behind those walls of glass ( ok, it's 1.50 plastic , not glass) but glass lenses would be much to heavy - even if you wear them only for a few hours...

AlainHMG 12 Jul 2018, 02:58

Interesting High Myopic Glasses Very Thick Lenses:

Some more glasses on my FB page:

I should reactivate the Sales List in August.

Likelenses 11 Jul 2018, 01:00


Nice description of how it is to live behind powerful minus lenses.

Your glasses rate as the sexyist women's specs on this website.

30calcat 10 Jul 2018, 22:34

Those Prada’s are a nice find. Based on the discoloration and general wear of the frame I would guess that these were not just a contact wearer’s backup glasses, but were worn full time by a girl or lady every waking moment in order to see. Since the wearer knew these thick glasses were going to be constantly on her face and part of her image, she chose frames with the thickest temples that completely hide all the edge thickness. However, there is no hiding the coke bottle effect of the thick lenses from the front, and I can only imagine the tunnel effect of the thick temples that block all peripheral vision. The ear pieces have been adjusted down and behind the ears tightly, keeping the heavy frame and lens combination from slipping down the face, and securing the lenses close to the eyes for the best distance and peripheral vision. Chips on the bottom edge of the lenses also give a clue to how much these glasses were worn and handled. Still, to find chips like that on a thick plastic frame is a little surprising to me. My glasses are thicker than these and even my rimless glasses have not taken on that many chips. Maybe a very active child wore these Pradas. Children seem more adaptable to visual devices. She probably adopted quickly to the blocking of peripheral vision from the thick frames and adapted new habits of moving her head a lot more to get full vision of surroundings,

AlainHMG 10 Jul 2018, 05:42


AlainHMG 10 Jul 2018, 02:34

Prada Woman High Minus Glasses Very Thick Lenses:

David 05 Jul 2018, 10:05

3 New auctions:

My wife's old minus 8.5 / 9.0 glasses:

My sister's old lenticular glasses:

Another pair of super thick lenses, these are 13mm thick:

All 10 days auctions started a few hours ago.

If anyone has any questions, please ask.

NJ 05 Jul 2018, 08:48

Guido, your thinking is in the right direction. However, keep in mind that the vertex distance alters the focusing power of the lens. This is why people with very strong prescriptions have different powers for their CLs and their glasses. For plus lenses, the contacts have to be stronger than the glasses. For minus lenses, it's the opposite. -80D glasses with a vertex distance of 12mm would have the effective strength of about -45D (very roughly).

You may recall the video posted a while back of a man who had a -103D script. At the time I wondered how this worked, since a true -103D refractive error would mean that his natural focal length would be less the 10mm, and thus behind the lens of his glasses. However, his true refractive error was probably more like -50D, so that his focal plane was beyond the lens. Still, it must be hell to keep the glasses at exactly the right distance from the eyes. I struggle to do this with glasses in the +20D range.

Guido 05 Jul 2018, 06:50

Unless all mathematical abilities have departed me at my advanced age, -80 diopters translates to a focal length of 12.5mm. Isn't the average vertex distance in the 13mm. range?? How can these lenses be of any use?

Stan 04 Jul 2018, 21:45

Thank you, Stingray. Yes, for that kind of an item I may need less local. Interesting sites, though.

william 04 Jul 2018, 15:36

Thank you for the link. Awesome glasses.

 04 Jul 2018, 13:23

-80 here probably u can check it again

 04 Jul 2018, 13:21

-80 here probably u can check it again

william 30 Jun 2018, 13:51

Like you lentifan I missed seeing these amazing -80 glasses. But now they have been sold they have a new owner. I can only dream what a -80 lens would look like and fantasise what it must be like to try them on. I find -20 stimulating to look at so -80 would drive me crazy!!! I wonder how strong a lens is possible?

lentifan 30 Jun 2018, 13:40

Thanks for your explanation, Stephan. It's no surprise, I suppose, that the -80 pair sold quickly. I seem to remember a previous pair you advertised a month or two ago, also in the -70s or -80s and when I clicked the link the same happened.

Could you possibly post the photos on this site, just for those of us who are very curious to see what such strong lenses look like? I'd be very grateful if you could do that.

Stephan 29 Jun 2018, 22:08

@lentifan, no - link is correct but glasses are sold already and sometimes ebay "jumps" to another product of seller instead, if item is sold.

Best regards

lentifan 29 Jun 2018, 13:19


I think your link to the -80 dioptre glasses is wrong. The pictures are of the -38d pair.

I, probably like many of us, am keen to see your -80 pair.

Stephan 29 Jun 2018, 06:06

and tiny eyes behind small myodisc bowls with -38.00 dpt :

Stephan 28 Jun 2018, 23:10

a special custom made pair ! -80 dpt. !!! One of a kind !

Stephan 27 Jun 2018, 12:08

mega strong - 38 dpt. cokebottle glasses :

30calcat 26 Jun 2018, 20:25

Nice thick pair of minus lenses in a vintage drilled rimless cable temple frame:

stingray 26 Jun 2018, 06:36

Try the apps Offer Up or Let Go. You post photos and description and price. No fees. It is mostly local though.

Stan 26 Jun 2018, 03:14

Is there a site like eBay that will let you sell medical devices like eBay a long time ago? I have a trial lens set I would like to sell. Thanks.

30calcat 21 Jun 2018, 23:21

Great find Alain on this one, it reminds me of the small plastic ovals that almost everyone wore here 15 years ago:

Biconcave lenses in a child’s frame. Those could easily be up into -18. The small plastic frame hides thickness but those are some strong glasses. I would not be surprised if they were worn by an adult. I have heard multiple cases of opticians putting very high minus customers in a child’s frame to reduce lens thickness.

AlainHMG 21 Jun 2018, 03:39

I'm not able to update the Ebay sales list as I'm too busy at the moment. However I have published several interesting glasses on sale on my FaceBook page:

spartacus 18 Jun 2018, 00:19

Glasses -25 myodisc

Stephan 13 Jun 2018, 04:25


Yes, really more a mask than a pair of glasses :-) And crazy heavy ! I only got two pairs from her, she is legally blind now

Stephan 12 Jun 2018, 22:17

and a special -38.00 dpt myodisc pair with very small bowl and thick plus carrier :

Likelenses 12 Jun 2018, 13:08


Whoa ! When my girlfriend saw these -75.s, she said they are a glass mask.

Stephan 12 Jun 2018, 07:21

And a maximum extreme pair , custom made for legally blind woman from Romania -75 dpt double lens!!! Not for use, for collectors only !!!

Stephan 12 Jun 2018, 07:19

some hard to find specials today !

a very strong -38 dpt myodisc pair with very small bowl in high plus carrier :

and a rare lazy eye pair -20 dpt :

and a frosted myodisc pair - who says that -20 dpt glasses don't look cute ???

Paolo 11 Jun 2018, 08:38

A nearly new pair of Ray Ban with pretty thick minus lenses:

David 10 Jun 2018, 06:08

Link versions hopefully



David 10 Jun 2018, 06:06

2 Pairs of plus glasses for sale (hardly used, backup pairs):

+13.5 full field 15mm thick sunglasses

+14.5 full field 15mm thick glasses

I'm selling these 2 glasses today, starting at £20 each as an auction.

It's hard to properly show just how thick these glasses both are, they stick out well beyond the frames, truly slabs of lenses.

I got these by accident as they were meant to be lenticular but the message wasn't passed on. My prescription's changed so I no longer want these as a backup.

Any questions, please ask.

Stephan 09 Jun 2018, 02:13

GOC challenge for "GOC master class" , perfect shape for men AND women ! mega strong and thick :

Stephan 05 Jun 2018, 21:54

Large frame with mega strong -38 dpt lenses :

pye 04 Jun 2018, 06:04

Various pairs for sale here with a vintage flavour;

Stephan 03 Jun 2018, 21:53

two unexpensive offers for all who want to start the "serious high myopic GOCer" experience . For me "serious GOC" starts at -20 ... :

a super lightweight pair with -20 myodisc lenses :

and a stylish formlenti lenses pair in -20 :

Stephan 01 Jun 2018, 22:26

Hello LIkelenses : "frosty tunnels" is the perfect word for this effect. I love this, too ! ;-)

Likelenses 31 May 2018, 13:52


I love the frosty tunnels that her eyes live in.

Stephan 31 May 2018, 11:49

and a pair which makes eyes appear "light years away"...

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