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 15 Jun 2016, 17:56

what happened to June?


Likelenses 14 Jun 2016, 21:43

I wonder what has become of Clare.

Just when she appeared to becoming comfortable being a GWG, she drops off of the radar.

She must be in bifocals by now.


GL 28 Dec 2012, 04:50

Inch-thick myopic lenses are sexy.


 23 Dec 2012, 08:33

astar, if puffun's statement is correct, why would you insist on someone wearing glasses? why do you need to be in control? think about that. i would hope that you are not giving faulty advice in order to advance your fetishistic sexual desires. the decision about wearing glasses full time should be up to the individual's own personal needs and desires, not yours.


Astra 23 Dec 2012, 05:12

Re: Puffin 16 Dec 2012, 18:39

I know. But that is an advice to encourage a friend to insist on wearing glasses.

I quoted from an answer from zhidao.baidu.com A Chinese website similar to Yahoo Answers.


Puffin 16 Dec 2012, 18:39

Astra

that is not necessarily true. Simply put, there are various reactions from the visual system to fuzzy vision. Some are attempts to adapt. Sometimes adaption is not enough. A little care is needed in blanket diagosis when the full facts are not known or obvious.


 16 Dec 2012, 18:29

Please provide reference links, Astra. That wild-ass statement stinks like rancid bologna.


 09 Dec 2012, 14:17

love to have conversation with a male who is friendly and at the same who cant see past his nose clearly without his glasses frm the time of my teenage girl age to the current early 30 age..

tumbaugo@yahoo.com


Astra 09 Dec 2012, 07:00

You can give advice if your friend is reluctant to wear any glasses,

"Having myopia without glasses definitely increase the diopters,

it is recommended that you still insist on always wearing."


GL 13 Apr 2012, 05:33

Astra 13 Apr 2012, 04:48

Thanks.


Astra 13 Apr 2012, 04:55

sometimes when I see people trying to push their frame up, but the frame slides itself back down, I think it is so interesting.


Astra 13 Apr 2012, 04:48

Re: GL 12 Apr 2012, 03:49

fabulous description . I like.


GL 12 Apr 2012, 03:49

Really thick high minus lenses are a real turn on. I love all the white rings, the refraction through the lenses and how they make everything look small. So hot.


raybanz 17 Oct 2011, 15:02

Filthy McNasty: that's an interesting theory, but doesn't the imposition of a logo somewhat compromise the optical quality of the lens (albeit in one place)?


Filthy McNasty 16 Oct 2011, 19:37

It looks like a Seiko insignia to me. They make lenses.


Raybanz 16 Oct 2011, 14:23

A mystery to be solved: the lens on a pair of RX glasses in my possession has a strange (s) mark on the front of the lens. It looks a bit like kite mark which is etched onto safety glass. I have tried to clean it off, but it seems fixed; perhaps it requires a special chemical. Can anyone explain what this mark is? Have a look at it here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/specswap/6250329141/in/photostream


gwgs 09 May 2011, 03:19

P.S. The link to see photos of their work on my frames is as follows;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/girlswithglassesphotos


gwgs 09 May 2011, 03:18

I can also personally recommend Eye2Eye Optical. I have used them countless times for reglazing glasses and they've always produced top results.

For examples of their work see my Photostream on Flickr and look at the -9.75 Tura and Vogue glasses, and the -9.5 Gucci and Dior frames as well as the Prada -8's.

Single vision - they used to classify this as -8, but they've recently changed it -6 :( - is £20 inc p&p, anything I think up to -10 is £25 inc p&p although they've done my last few reglazes with £5 knocked off as I've referred a few people and regularly glasses done by them.

They have no website but can either be found eBay by the username "eye2eye04" (I think), or the following;

eye2eye04@gmail.com


Smudgeur 08 May 2011, 08:43

I can recommend UK-based Ciliary Blue for reglazing, they did a superb job on some varifocal sunglasses for my wife. For single vision they're only £15

http://www.ciliaryblue.com/single_pricelist.html


EyeTri 08 May 2011, 04:03

Soundmanpt,

I checked their site, and for CR-39 lenses within the prescription range of +1.00 to -4.00 the price is $30.00 per pair. For a pair of CR-39 lenses within the prescription range of +4.00 to -8.00 the price is $40.00. I didn't see a price for AR.


Soundmanpt 08 May 2011, 02:33

Rachel

I just went into that one and put in a prescription for mild short sightness with a small astigmatism. But by the time you put everything onto the lenses it added up to $56.33 not including the shipping. I guess that is not bad if you are creating your own desired rx. My friend at Sam's even though we have been good friends for many years will only go by the book. Meaning I must give her a real rx script sheet. At least this place sounds like you can indeed make up your rx as you wish.

For the time being with still trying to find what your eyes will tolerate I would suggest staying with on-line glasses as that will be the cheapest option for you. After you find what rx you want as your glasses for a long period then is when you should consider buying from e-bay and replacing the lenses.

Right now it seems you are not sure if you can just start wearing minus glasses without the aid of plus contacts or if you decide to find the combination so you can wear the -5.50 glasses you have on order now.

I was and still am hoping to find someone that can do lens replacement for not more than $30.00 including AR coat. Because I would still have the shipping cost to ship it to whoever does it. What I am hoping for may not exist?


Rachel 07 May 2011, 19:08

Soundman - it says here

http://www.selectspecs.com/reglaze/


Soundmanpt 07 May 2011, 18:24

Eye-Tri

Any idea what they charge to change single vision lenses out? Include AR coating as well. That is something I have come up against a few times where someone has a very expensive frame and they only what that lenses made stronger. One girl seems to somehow come up with brand new "BeBe" frames often and wants her rx put into them. So for the best deal I could get was from a friend at Sam's Warehouse for $60.00 including the AR. The good news is it took less than a week to get her the glasses back.

Your help would be appreciated. Again thanks.


varifocals 07 May 2011, 11:19

I do the same with Select Specs based in Ramsgate.


EyeTri 07 May 2011, 11:13

Rachel,

If you find a frame that you like, buy it. It's not that big a deal to have lenses changed. I currently having lenses changed by www.eyeglasslensdirect.com .They do a good job at a reasonable price and they just ask for your prescription and PD ( no eye doc info).

There are other places that do this. Just google "eyeglass lens replacement".


Rachel 07 May 2011, 06:19

Gwgs:

Thanks for the offer but i'll hold off for now and see what I can find on ebay.

Soundmanpt:

As for the lenses, I wasn't really thinking about how/if i'd get them changed but agree it would probably be a lot of hassle.

As for the frame/lens width I agree that its good to know total width, but the reason I said about the lens width is twofold: One I like wide lenses that come out to the edge of my face and second I have a narrow pd and zenni wouldn't accomodate it in some frames with lens width >52. why is this?


Soundmanpt 06 May 2011, 12:37

gwgs - actually the best number to use is the overall width if it has one. Sadly many frames are stated as 53 or 54 etc. so it make it hard to figure the total size. I don't think the temple length is a good one to use. Temples can easily be adjusted to fit behind the ears. I tell people shopping on line to find a pair of glasses that fit very well and measure across the face from the outside left to the outside right and then compare that way, but if they only give the lens size that does no good. Also of course only having the lens size does not account for the bridge size either. Also a plastic frame itself will be bigger than say a wire frame.

I have noticed that some on-line retailers only show the lens size, I don't won't ever use them. Most do show the full overall width and that is good.

In this case rachel may find it difficult or impossible to find a local shop that will put in whatever rx she may want. There are a few on-line places she might use that will reglaze for her with her desired rx Most are not very cheap.


gwgs 06 May 2011, 11:11

Hi Rachel

Why not try some 53 wide frames on in your local optician, then you can see how these are. I always tend to go by the temple length (the last measurement and not the frame measurement). However, as I'm not wearing them I suppose this is why I'm not that bothered!!

You can set up an email alert with eBay where it will email you when new items are added. You should type in "Monsoon" in the "Health & Beauty > Glasses" category and then select "save this search". You need to be logged in to do this. eBay will then email you these results for 6 months and will take the hassle out of searching for you.

How much would you be interested in paying for a pair out of interest as if it's a decent amount I'd happily sell these to you.


Rachel 06 May 2011, 09:24

gwgs:

Thanks, I thought so and they are the same as the ebay ones just a different colour. I'll have to keep checking ebay. Just googling the frames doesn't come up with anything.

That fit is perfect for me (I think, although do you think that 53 is too wide since I have a pd of 58 but a rather wide face - my eyes are a little too close together!). My current glasses are 51, 19, 140. Bridge 18 would be even better.


gwgs 06 May 2011, 09:16

Rachel, the details of the Monsoon frames are as follows;

53 18 140 Monsoon Lupin 24813778

Specsavers is written on the other arm (I think you already knew this though!)

Hope this helps!


gwgs 06 May 2011, 08:35

Hi Rachel

Will get the measurements, and the model number and post on here.


Rachel 06 May 2011, 07:01

Hey gwgs: Thanks - I can find somewhere to hide my things i'm sure, but still need to get the contacts before I can really go for it. That's the sticking point.

Re the monsoon frames - measurements would be great. I've looked on ebay and spotted these

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Designer-MONSOON-Lupin-Glasses-GREEN-Specsavers-Ladies-/370506470524?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_VisionGlasses_Lenses_SM&hash=item5643e8147c

which I think are the same glasses but in green. Not the colour I like but I wonder if I might put a bid in. Pity the vendor doesn't know the Rx. If I could get hold of the red/brown ones i'd really considered getting them reglazed to an Rx I can wear as I love semi-rimless trendy frames like that. There aren't many new ones about like that now, I don't think Specsavers stock anything like it anymore.


gwgs 06 May 2011, 05:45

P.S. With your GOC 'tools', could you not hide them in your car (if you have one), or do you a desk at work you could put them in a drawer there? Otherwise put them in shoe box or something similar and push them to back your wardrobe or similar space that has storage above it!!


gwgs 06 May 2011, 05:43

Hi Rachel, the Prada's were always a frame I wanted to get hold of as I've so many women wearing them I was keen to add this frame to my collection, but when I received it I was suprised how short the temples are, I haven't got an extra big head (!!), nor has my missus yet we both struggle to get the temples to fit properly over our ears like all other frames!

Two more photos of the Monsoon frame have been posted. If you want measurements of this frame please let me know and I'll note them next time I'm at home


Rachel 05 May 2011, 17:33

socks@ Thanks, i've looked over the GOC thread and it's all good except I need to get a contact lens fitting....and i'm not brave enough to pretend I want coloured lenses and I also am worried about my husband finding the lenses (and the glasses for that matter - got to figure out what to do with them!)

gwgs@ Love your collection too. My favourites are the Prada, Monsoon and KH rimless. I always wanted to try out rimless specs but have failed since they always seem to have wide bridges - 19-20mm and they literally slip off my face and look stupid. Wondered if you had a front on pic of the Monsoon ones you can post/send? Would love to try something like that on, think would suit me.

As for wearing my -5.5's I had just planned to play around a little when my husband is out, don't expect i'll be able to see a thing though. May have more luck with the -1.5's.

I want to find out what is the max level of minus I could comfortably accommodate with my hyperopic tendencies. Guess I wouldn't be safe to drive with even weakish lenses.

As above, would love to do GOC in private or out where no one knows me but just don't know how....and no i'm not going to tell my hubby, at least not for the forseeable future as I am pretty sure he'd freak out and think he'd married a crazy woman!! What are others experiences of telling their partners? Although he's a full time glasses wearer and doesn't have any kind of vanity issue, he just sees glasses as a tool to function properly! But nice for me to look at all the same.

Smudgear@ Chat away - or email is sleepysheepy@rocketmail.com


Crystal Veil 05 May 2011, 06:20

gwgs @ thanks! My email address is rob.ahoewa@gmail.com


gwgs 05 May 2011, 04:55

Crystal Veil - thanks! This is only part of the collection, probably about 1/2!! In the past she I have managed to "steal" a few photos of her wearing glasses, i.e. not posed for, and some would be xxx rated!

I have quite a few pairs which are surplus to requirements (old stock which I'm not keen on anymore, or the photos on the ebay listings didn't match up with my expections/perceptions) and relist them on eBay, but after hearing that Smudgeur sent you a few pairs of glasses, if they don't sell I'd be glad to send them over to you if they are of any use. What's your email address and I'll get in touch to get your mailing address to send them over to you.

I would love to do a photoshoot and had mentioned this a couple of times. I had suggested she can get dressed up, apply her makeup etc and we'll do a proper shoot but it's never happened, and she is extremely stern with regard to me not publishing the photos and there is therefore no point in doing this. She also has a bee in her bonnet that I hover around on sites like this which if she found out I did she had my proverbials tied around my neck!!


Crystal Veil 05 May 2011, 04:32

gwgs and smudgeur @

gwgs: you have built up a wonderful collection. Hat off! It would be even greater if your girlfriend would pose in them. Have you ever considered doing and posting a photo shoot with her or with other models?

smudgeur: I am still grateful for your donation of 20 pairs last year!


gwgs 05 May 2011, 03:58

Smudgeur, some of similarities between you and I are remarkable, although its more than likely a common trait with us glasses/girls with glasses lovers.

I have also built up rather a large collection, almost by accident as when I told my girlfriend of my love for all things glasses related several years ago she told me to feel free to buy as many pairs as I liked and she would happily model them. I don't think she realised what she was letting herself in for as I probably have at least 50 pairs of glasses now, in varying prescriptions (unfortunately for me she doesn't require glasses :) )

I've uploaded a series of photos onto Flickr for people to browse through.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/girlswithglassesphotos/

Rachel - how are you going to wear your minus 5.5's with your husband knowing you don't need these? Are you going to tell him, or do GOC/wear them and try to accommodate your vision when he's not around?


Smudgeur 05 May 2011, 03:35

Hi Rachel

I totally understand where you're coming from. Until I discovered this site a few years ago I thought I was the only one too!

I've ordered all kinds of frames for myself and have developed a collectors fetish, ordering secondhand pairs off eBay (I gave a lot of my collection to Crystal Veil last year, but still have quite a lot).

My wife has a similar prescription to you, but I came clean with her a few years ago and she wears hers all the time too to indulge me!

Would love to chat more, I'm in the UK too (Essex).


Socks 04 May 2011, 20:18

If you go the glasses over contacts thread, there is lots of good advice. I do GOC pretty regularly. Like you, my own wife thinks my real RX is much stronger than it really is becasue she doesn't know I wear thicker glasses than I really need or that I'm often doing GOC. I love to talk about glasses with her too and how much I think I need thicker ones, etc.


Rachel 04 May 2011, 17:24

It looks like I have picked a really old thread to pick up!

I'm new to Eyescene and have posted a little on online retailers. What a cool site!

I really want to be able to wear minus glasses but i'm from a hyperopic family through and through and my current Rx is a pathetic +1 and -0.5 cyl both eyes. I can see good without the glasses but do get headaches all the time, I assume from the slight astigmatism and doing a lot of close work so I like to wear these glasses almost all of the time because I like wearing glasses but i'd like to really NEED them and preferably be nearsighted instead. I fantasise all the time about this and have done since I was about 16.

Because I wear my glasses a lot most of my friends (who know nothing about lenses to see how weak they are) think I do really need them, as does my husband. On the rare occasion anyone has questioned me about my vision and glasses I just say i've got quite a lot of astigmatism and therefore its more comfortable to wear all the time. If I meet anyone wearing glasses i'm immediately drawm to them and try to figure out their Rx.

Can't change my genes I know but i'm hoping i'm young enough to perhaps wear weak minus lenses at least sometimes. I've also just ordered some -1.5's and -5.5's from zenni just for fun. But my husband doesn't know anything of my obsession, or how I gaze through his minus lenses all the time wishing I was like him. Its about the only thing i've ever kept a secret from him, though he must suspect something since I bring up the subject of glasses all the time. On the other hand he probably has no clue since wearing glasses to him is just one of life's annoyances. I'd like to do GOC, even just in private but don't know how to legitimately get a contacts fitting to find out my size.

Would love to hear from anyone who knows what any of this is like and get a chat going.


Aubrac 10 Nov 2009, 00:47

Dieter

One thing about plus lenses I love is the magnification of the eyes, very high minus lenses (-15/-25) when the eyes appear so small doesn't do it for me - expect maybe Sandra who is a lovely girl!

The other thing is when standing behind someone, plus lens give strange distorted images which is quite at odds with actually putting them on and being able to see fairly clearly. Myope lenses images always appear clear but just smaller according to the strength.

On balance I prefer a moderate plus but still like all lenses.


Dieter 09 Nov 2009, 14:59

Katy,

I had an incredibly strong attraction to females wearing glasses, wearing contacts, or needing correction. I wasnt particularly concerned with the strength or dependency, just the fact that their vision was less than perfect. Sometimes less dependence seemed preferable because those girls would tend to play with their glasses more since they didnt require them as much to see. Seeing a girl squint or hearing a discussion about visual inabilities was fantastic. But my fear of needing glasses or having visual inabilities was epic. Still, I envied everyone (male and female) that wore glasses especially the ones that looked desirable. I remember being at a sporting event with my best friend who tried on another friends glasses after stating he couldnt see certain details. Looking pleased, he simply declared that he needed to get some of these and continued wearing the glasses for a bit longer. I would never have been able to even try them on in a public place like that! Within weeks my friend was wearing his own glasses full time and looked great. Soon I noticed that some girls found him to be very attractive. I wanted so badly to be like him.

Many years later, at ages 19-24, when I started wearing glasses, I would catch ladies doing head turns, double takes and sneaking looks. I knew they either liked what they saw or wanted to like what they saw. It made me feel incredibly sexy. But I still felt damaged and inferior especially around other men. I often wonder what might have been had I resolved my fears earlier. Even better, what might have been had I been forced to accept that fate at a young age when I first began to notice the girls with glasses? Would it have been possible to engage in more personal contact had I had more shared experiences with GWGs? It could have been thrilling to console and encourage new members of the club, discuss their feelings, and share at glasses exchanges. I wish I had the chance to do it differently.

As Aubrac said so well, Sorry for wittering on a bit!


Dieter 09 Nov 2009, 12:58

Aubrac,

First let me say that Im sorry for suggesting that one should never apologize. Wait . . . . .

I had little interest in plus lenses until recent years. I now find them equally attractive and perhaps even more intriguing since what I learn about them seems new. Changes to my own eyesight have allowed me to gain more insight as to the uncomfortable strain and sensations of feeling hyperopic. It also seems that plus lenses have had remarkable advances. I dont know if it is improvements in aspheric lenses, high-index materials, or a combination of many qualities, but modern plus lenses seem to have a look that is very sensual to me.


Katy 09 Nov 2009, 09:23

ehpc - yes, it is always myself I imagine in those situations. It's not just women that get turned on by that kind of thing (see Rayray & sourgrapes!). I know a few men who are into BDSM and they are very much the submissive ones - being humiliated or being forced into things is a big part of that. Surely a lot of the men here who are doing GOC or inducing myopia are getting turned on by that too.. although I know for some it is more to do with seeing yourself as a myopic person without the myopia and trying to put that right.

Phil - I never even got to try anyone's glasses on at school, I was too terrified even to do that. I remember people passing glasses round and everyone trying them on - I used to run away!! Ha ha now that is really being scared of wearing glasses! :-)


Phil 09 Nov 2009, 01:41

Katy,

My "thing" for glasses started with the onset of puberty. I heard that a (male) cousin of mine who lived near London (I lived in Wales) had been prescribed glasses. I felt an incredible sense of envy, though I knew that, as much as I wanted glasses, it would never be easy for me to appear publicly in them. Then one or two schoolfriends got prescribed low minus glasses and when, as schoolboys do, I tried them on I felt so aroused. My father had a few old pairs around the house and whenever my parents were out I would try them on and get a tremendous "kick" from doing so.

I cannot recall when I was first attracted to a gwg; but I can recall a girl called Cherry who had quite significant minus lenses and travelled on my bus. I often dreamt of her as I lay in bed. As time went by, glasses on my male friends became less significant to me but my interest in girls with minus glasses became greater and greater. It was really a golden age as many girls at school acquired their first specs. I remember 2 or 3 girls in the school choir who started to put them on to see the conductor clearly. And I can recall an attractive but overweight girl appearing at a reehearsal for the school play, hot-foot from the opticians with a lovely first pair of low minus lenses in black frames and a huge specs case.

I wanted glasses mysaelf but I was too scared to get them (though by my late teens I needed them). I think my ambivalence was triggered by the significance they now had in my life.

Sorry to bore.


Rayray 08 Nov 2009, 17:05

Katy, despite being male my experience is very similar to yours. As an adolescent, I was both frightened of and very resistant to wearing glasses. I at the same time developed a strong sexual attraction for women wearing glasses and fantasised about lady opticians wearing strong minus glasses making me wear strong minus glasses too.


ehpc 07 Nov 2009, 09:43

Katy's fantasy about being 'forced' to wear glasses, or 'forced' to wear strong minus glasses, is interesting on another, more general, level too. It seems to me (although the militant feminists would quickly go into denial-overdrive at this suggestion) that a very important part of female sexuality, in fantasy and indeed frequently(though not always) in reality too, is this whole thing of being 'forced' to do certain activites - this is all tied in, of course, to this whole female sedxual concept of longing for complete submission and 'surrender' to the masculine sexual desires of their desired man.There is a certain aspect of feamale sexuality which delights in complete masculine domination of this type - being tied up, for example, where the woman may only be freed by the man's consent. With glasses, this might take the form of being sexually delighted by their man 'stealing' their glasses(especially if the glasses are very strong minus) so that the woman is utterly dependent on the man giving them back - at a time of his choosing, and only if she pleases him. Militant feminist outrage may choose to deny this, but I know it's there :) It's all the Princess in the Tower (note the phallic symbolism of the 'tower' at which the Princess is at the top) being rescued by her gallant knight syndrome etc etc etc Pete


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