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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!



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