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Likelenses 20 Jul 2018, 20:34

Talking about protruding. Reading through your post has something protruding my pants. I know it's small and just looks like a little bump, but it still works*!

*at least to pee

Likelenses 20 Jul 2018, 19:50


What a beautiful collection of glasses you have.

You must look lovely in every pair.

I believe that you have posted your current prescription, but I do not recall it.

30calcat 19 Jul 2018, 18:00

Different frames can really enhance your look, but with how strong my lenses are I often think the lenses are the prettiest part. Took a lens out of my glasses and marveled at how thick they look when they are out of the frame, fully exposing the power of the little lenses that are always in front of my eyes:

Eric 20 Jun 2018, 04:14

My lenses are protruding 8mm out of the frame and I like it so much!

High Myopic 19 Jun 2018, 14:53

I will be getting these glasses for my September 5th birthday!

They are very thick 1970s glasses.

What do you think the rx is?

ric 30 May 2018, 23:22

Here i just can find swimming googles up to -10. Is the best help i could get.

Likelenses 30 May 2018, 22:05

More of her.

30calcat 30 May 2018, 19:10

I believe this lady was well into the minus mid teens and had to get very thick lenses custom bonded into her diving mask:

High Myopic 30 May 2018, 14:59

You guys have seen a scuba mask with minus prescription lenses stronger that this? They are over -10 diopters!

Front View.

View 2.

I would love to find a -15 or even a -20 diopter pair!!

Glass Lenses 13 May 2018, 00:53

If you want REAL glasses.

30calcat 09 May 2018, 06:26

I purchased the glasses online a while back but got the lenses updated this week at Walmart vision center.

 08 May 2018, 14:16

Cherryl would have to be real first though, right? That might be your biggest obstacle. hahaha

james 08 May 2018, 11:31


Where did you get the glasses from?

minus5wholuvsgwgs 08 May 2018, 08:05

Calcat they do look good what RX are they

Likelenses 08 May 2018, 00:07


You will be the hottest babe on the beach with those beauties.

I may see if I can get Cheryl a pair like those.

30calcat 07 May 2018, 23:28

Got the lenses on my sports wrap frames and they came back very thick:

The lens curve runs all the way up to 15mm where it runs out lens blank on the very edge. They are very heavy, but with the strap attached they are very comfortable and secure. The thick frames hide the lens thickness on the sides but they still look like as thick as bulletproof glass. The lenses are so thick that they rub against my face, so they might get foggy and dirty quickly during sweaty activity. But they will be perfect for swimming, and I can't wait to be able to see clearly in the pool.

Double 8 05 May 2018, 10:07

Can you post of a picture of the phoropter that you own? I am curious how you set it up with the bracket.

Likelenses 04 May 2018, 22:31

With the rainy weather that we have had Cheryl, and I have been indoors quite a bit.

We were going through some of her old family photos, some of which showed her at fourteen years old sporting her first glasses. They were the 1970's wire rim gold hexagons.

She mentioned that the doctor had told her that they were rest glasses, because her eyes were very strained. That led her to think that after a while of wearing them, that her eyes would go back to normal.

She was always self conscious about her glasses, and shortly after getting them felt uncomfortable without them. Within a year she had two increases that brought her up to minus two fifty. She talked about a boyfriend that she really cared for, and how when they were out together he would take her glasses, and tell her that she really did not need them, and that he liked her better without them. She said that she had to squint to see, and that she thought that maybe her boyfriend was right, and that by wearing her glasses for other than just to rest her eyes was why she was not able to see well

A while back her mother gave her a box containing her complete vision history, and all of her old glasses to include those old Hexies. We looked up the Rx, and they are minus one for each eye. She put them on, and of course they made no improvement to her now double digit eyes. She did look very sexy in them though.

She modeled many of those oldies, as we walked down the memory lane of her ever increasing myopia.

She still feels self conscious,but now not so much about her glasses, or their strength, but more of an inferior nature due to poor vision. When at an eye exam., she feels embarrassed about not being able to see the eye chart,without glasses and now with her present Rx not able to read the 20/20, or 20/25 lines due to minification.

Glass Lenses 19 Apr 2018, 22:59


Those myo lenses would make great desk top paper weights for OO people .

Owlish 18 Apr 2018, 21:10

For those interested in myodisc lenses some with unusually tiny bowls are shown here:

unfortunately they aren't set in frames.

I, Glasses 30 Mar 2018, 14:40

Assuming the use of CR-39 plastic, which of these will result in thicker lenses -- maximum center thickness or safety lenses?

Paul 28 Mar 2018, 17:08

I just ordered a semi-rimless pair from Firmoo in my prescription of -7.75, in their standard 1.5 index. I do have a glasses fetish but I'm pretty new to this site. Will these glasses be hideously thick? I am looking to expos thickness but not to the point of ice cubes.

Brett 27 Mar 2018, 11:09

This is similar to what Likelenses put up on 12 March, but a little more detailed.

Likelenses 24 Mar 2018, 21:53

I purchased a phoropter on ebay, and it arrived today.

I fabricated a bracket so that it can be used from a small table.

Cheryl, and I spent the day playing around with it, and refracted each other several times.

Then Cheryl wanted to watch TV through it. She found that she liked viewing the TV best with a 1.25 over correction.

hyperaficionado 15 Mar 2018, 07:44

@jay: here they say from +6.5dpt until +20dpt



Jay  15 Mar 2018, 07:11

Can anyone tell me what strength omega lenticular lenses ( for + vision ) star at ?

Likelenses 12 Mar 2018, 23:05

This is pretty cool.

Likelenses 12 Mar 2018, 22:53

How about these babies ?

Lou 11 Feb 2018, 11:54

Hi Weirdeyes

Thanks very much for the clarification.

Take care


High Myopic 11 Feb 2018, 07:21

Glass Lenses You can email me at Then you will not get weird replys.

Glass Lenses 10 Feb 2018, 23:57

High Myopic

Right after posting my email address to you at this sight, I received some very bizarre, and sick emails,

I am not blaming you for them, but because of them I closed that email account,

Sorry, but as a woman, I do not need to be spoken to like that.



High Myopic 10 Feb 2018, 17:13

Glass Lenses, I still could not send you a email. Your email address that you showed me did not work. Can you confirm that?

Glass Lenses 10 Feb 2018, 16:59


So now the fiddling has jumped over to this thread.

High Myopic 10 Feb 2018, 12:37

Have you guys ever seen a pair of glasses like these?

Back view.

Close up.

Very close up.

Weirdeyes 10 Feb 2018, 12:12


I kind of do like that frame. It just doesnít fit my face the best. With that frame I even noticed some facial distortion with my +1.25 right eye. I also donít like that itís a clear frame. I still love the way clear frames look with minus or plano, but high plus and clear frames just donít mix well. I still gravitate towards clear frames, but every time I do I remind myself high plus and clear frames donít mix! I guess Iíll have to embrace the coke bottle look for a while. The OO in me kind of likes it. I just donít like asymmetrical lenses. It kind of takes the fun out of things. If both my eyes were like my left eye Iíd probably order some glasses in CR39 when I want to wear thick glasses. I currently get my glasses and contacts at Costco. Which is a discount place, but I get the advantage of having a relationship with them. I think theyíre willing to change the lenses in both my glasses for free if I get a new prescription next month. Thatís the perk of being a regular customer.

Lou 10 Feb 2018, 09:54

Hi Weirdeyes

When you mention your most recent pair of glasses, I'm presuming that you mean your most recent distance pair with the +0.75 Sph -0.75 Cyl right eye prescription, and that since your new prescription is for reading and you are not sure whether you will eventually be able to wear it for all distances and hence need to keep your existing distance prescription for now, that you have had to have an old frame re-glazed with your new reading prescription.

I'm not sure about the cost of frames in Canada, but they are very variable in the UK. Specsavers are generally quite a bit cheaper than the other chains.

Personally I wouldn't pay for presumably fairly expensive lenses (or are they covered by insurance?) in a frame I didn't really like, but I fully understand about having to keep the cost down.

I have no idea whether this frame would exaggerate the strength of a prescription above +5.00 too greatly, but since you don't know if/when you will need a stronger prescription than +5.00, I'd try not to worry about it.

It may very well be the case that your distance vision clears with your reading prescription, that you return to one prescription, and you end up with your most recent frame which you like, spare for future re-glazing, since it contains a distance prescription which is no longer sufficiently strong.

Building up a good relationship with your opticians sounds a good idea.

Take care


Weirdeyes 10 Feb 2018, 09:28


Because the frame is a bit decentered and wide, it actually looked stronger than my other glasses. My most recent pair is very centered, so it looks quite a bit weaker. Iím not too crazy about using that frame for that reason, but I had to save money. I know Iíll also have to use that frame if my reading prescription increases. That frame might be okay with +5.00, but would it be okay with anything much stronger? I actually bought it on clearly contacts, so I couldnít try it on. The frame is decent quality, so the optical place had no problems using it. It helps that Iíve nearly used that place for ten years. So they know me.

Lou 10 Feb 2018, 03:08

Hi Weirdeyes, since you've gone for aspheric lenses in a higher index, especially in the same frame, I don't think that anyone will notice the stronger prescription. Possibly the reduced magnification of the aspheric lenses could make the prescription look weaker. I don't know, as I have can't see both lenses to compare.

Trying your new prescription full-time seems a good idea, but and I'm sure you know this already, you really must make sure that you wear just the one prescription, put your glasses on the minute you wake until you go to bed (obviously you are not going to wear your glasses in the shower), so that you eyes are relaxed as much as possible, and do this for at least a month.

All the best


Weirdeyes 10 Feb 2018, 02:11

Iím getting my previous glasses frame reglazed with my ďreadingĒ prescription. I wonder if it will look noticeably stronger to other people. The old prescription was R +1.25 -0.75 L +4.00 -1.25 in 1.61 and not aspheric. The new prescription will be R +1.50 -0.75 L +5.00 -1.25 in 1.67 aspheric. Iím planning on trying this prescription full time to see if I adjust to it for distance since my current distance prescription gives me terrible eye strain. Iím willing to put up with a bit of distance blur for a bit if a lot of my eye strain goes away.

High Myopic 08 Feb 2018, 18:22

What diopter do you think the right lens loupe is on this pair of glasses? The loupe looks like it is in a plus carrier in the right lens.

Lou 30 Jan 2018, 05:58


You are very welcome. I'm very glad to hear that my post has been of some help.

Best wishes


CH 29 Jan 2018, 19:20

Thanks a lot for the answers. Lou, I think you are right and I should just get the glasses without caring too much about what other people might, or might not, think about them. Your post has made me a lot more confident about this, so thank you!


Lou 29 Jan 2018, 05:31

I've been thinking about CH's post and the idea that glasses need to look sufficiently strong that they are not mistaken for plano glasses worn for fashion. It seems to be the idea behind a lot of the posters on the induced myopia thread (I have no interest in this topic, but occasionally read other threads when browsing on my phone when waiting to pink the kids up), who want to increase their prescriptions so that their lenses look stronger.

Is this a new phenomena, caused by glasses becoming fashionable and some people wearing them as an accessory?

If it is the case, I think that it is a real shame that young people are trying to increase their refractive error so that their glasses look stronger, and are not mistaken for a fashion accessory.

I have a few pairs of glasses, and like to wear different ones to match different outfits etc. This probably goes hand in hand with the fashion of people wearing glasses as accessories, but I don't see anything wrong with this. We wear shoes to protect our feet, but we still like to wear different ones for different purposes/to match different outfits.

I am the only person I know in the circles I mix in, who seems to switch between a few pairs of glasses. Combined with my prescription also being small, this could make people more likely to think that my glasses are a fashion accessory, but I doubt it, and even if they do, they can think what they like and ask me if they want.

Not one person has ever asked me why I have more than one pair of glasses, and since one pair are bright red, I imagine that they have noticed.

I wear my glasses because I don't like burning uncomfortable eyes, and glasses which don't work so well for me when worn intermittently, as my eyes get so strained without that they don't easily relax when I put on my glasses later in the day. I've learned that for me, wearing a very small prescription full-time prevents eye strain and gives good consistent clear vision throughout the day and into the evening. If the flip side, is someone thinks I wear glasses for fashion, so be it.

All the best


Lou 29 Jan 2018, 03:56


I wear the following prescription full-time, owing to severe eye strain:

R: +0.50 Sph -0.50 Cyl Axis 92

L: +0.25 Sph -0.25 Cyl Axis 85

If I take my glasses off and hold them in front of me, you can see that both lenses are prescription, more so naturally my right lens, but you can see that the left lens is not plano.

I'm not sure what the lenses really look like to others when I'm wearing them, but I strongly believe that it ultimately does not matter.

Nobody has ever mentioned my very small prescription, except my sister who tried them on and commented that they are such a small prescription, they make no difference, so why do I bother wearing them. Since she comments equally about everything, I didn't take any notice of her, and said that the prescription is probably wrong for her eyes, and that if it was correct she would notice the improvement.

In fact the very very few people who have mentioned my eyes over the years, have presumed that my eyesight is a lot worse than it is. Four people have mentioned my glasses in eight years of wearing them, one asked me if I was long or short sighted since her husband had just started wearing glasses, another joked when I remarked that a piece of band music (I'm a musician) was rather small, that that was what the things on the end of my nose are for, one asked me if I was wearing contact lenses or could see without my glasses on the one occasion I didn't wear them to an orchestral rehearsal, as they had never seen me without glasses, and the last one when I was having a chat with a fellow mum about her daughter's glasses (the mum initiated the conversation not me). Her daughter had been born very prematurely and had had her natural lenses removed and replaced with implants as a baby owing to cataracts. She wears bifocal glasses and has lots of eye appointments. I asked whether the little girl had normal vision, and the mum said as well as anyone else who wears glasses, I don't know what you can see without your glasses.

I therefore have a feeling that most people don't notice the lenses of people's glasses and simply presume that you need them to see.

I hope that this will help.

I'd get the glasses if you notice the difference. They are your eyes and it is your choice. If anyone does comment on the small prescription, you can just say that they stop eye strain and headaches, whether this is the case or not. Nobody wants headaches, and this sounds a perfectly reasonable explanation even if you aren't really getting headaches.

Best wishes


Billy A 29 Jan 2018, 03:00

Glasses with this RX will look like plano (fake) glasses...

Likelenses 29 Jan 2018, 00:57


You could bump the sphere part up by -.50 for each eye, and order the glasses online.

Leave the cyl part of the prescription as it is .

The glasses will look like a normal prescription, and you will have the benefit of super sharp, high definition vision.

CH 28 Jan 2018, 18:20

Hey there,

I recently had an eye exam because I felt that my left eye was weaker than my right one. My prescription turned out to be: L Sph -0.25 Cyl -0.25 and R Sph 0.00 Cyl -0.25 (I don't know the Axis values right now but I can look them up if it is important).

As there definitely was some noticeable improvement even in my right eye, I do consider ordering glasses.

However I have one question: Will the power of the lenses be visible to other people? The reason I ask is that I wouldn't like everyone around me to think I'm wearing non-prescription glasses for fashion reasons or whatever. I wonder if especially the Sph 0.00 Cyl -0.25 lens would look like it didn't have any optical power at all when I wear the glasses.

Your help would be greatly appreciated,


High Myopic 23 Jan 2018, 13:08

What do you think is the Rx of these glasses.

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