Got my first pair of glasses today!
Been wearing them for reading/computer only (or close-up,fine,detail work with small screws, etc)for 15 years now. First 10 years I had to get a new, strong prescription every couple years, but it has leveled off and has stayed stable the last 5 years.Posted 7 years ago
Thankfully I don’t need them for distance, so can bike without them (do keep an old pair in the camelback in case of trailside repairs.MerakMember
I got an eye test last year. The optician say’s ‘yeah your going to need a prescription’ sende me out to the front shop. The waiting salesperson, (this was Vision Express btw) tells me I’d need to part witht the thick end of £300 for various eyewear, none of it Oakley.
I baulk and decide to go to the opticians up the road before I splash the cash. He does, a more comprehensive test and informs me I have 20/20 vision. Not saying thats what happens all the time. Just sharing is all.
OP, all the best with your new bins. 8)Posted 7 years agoCaptJonMember
I went to Vision Express once and was wholly unimpressed with the amount of time they spent checking my eyes, mainly with an automated machine. SpecSavers did tests for three times as long, again with a machine but the optician was making the alterations. The latter was much more reassuring.Posted 7 years ago
Oh, thought you meant second opinion on the glasses I chose. No I didn’t go to a second opticians but I’d say they were right in their assessment, the difference is immense. They certainly didn’t push me to buy a certain price range pair but the more expensive I went the more comfy they were. Didn’t need varied focals??!! either but apparently they are more expensivePosted 7 years agomrsconsequenceMember
I like them!! Glasses rule – I didn’t wear my glasses for years because I thought I looked hideous in them, now my eye sight is getting rapidly getting worse. Damn teenage thoughts making think I was invincible and would never need glasses if I didn’t wear them!
I feel naked without them now!
Tricky thing though – glasses are difficult to ride with I find! Mine are like yours, I find I look over the top of them all the time.. need to find a way to get prescription riding glasses hmmmmPosted 7 years agomartymacSubscriber
i been wearing glasses since 1979, (i was 10) wore contacts for about 10 years (25 to 35) but cant be bothered with them now, plus they arent as comfy as they used to be.Posted 7 years ago
current pair are prescription oakley square wires, ive had them 4 and a half years, they still look like new and have outlasted 2 pairs of my wifes specsavers ones.
they cost £380, my wifes cost £22o each time, so the oakleys have worked out cheaper.
you quite suit yours, hope you dont mind me saying.moomanMember
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Why thank you mooman
No problem. Very glad to help reasure you.
And if you want any further reassurance on any new lingerie you may be unsure about .. happy to help there too.
Though prob best to PM me .. there could be perverts on this site you know 😉Posted 7 years ago
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Spanky how rude!
Thanks for the offer mooman, I’ll keep you in mind 😯
Well, first day didn’t go particularly well, have felt sick and dizzy all day whenever I put them on and end up feeling like I’m about to walk into a door or wall whenever I walk around in them. Is this normal? 🙁Posted 7 years agobillybobMember
Well, first day didn’t go particularly well, have felt sick and dizzy all day whenever I put them on and end up feeling like I’m about to walk into a door or wall whenever I walk around in them. Is this normal?
Were you drinking heavily yesterday? I find that sometimes causes the above symptoms.Posted 7 years agomrmoMember
first time i wore glasses i remember because i was sick. the world went very very odd!!! Your brain compensates for the crap eyes, so when the lenses are added the brain has to uncompensate. give it a day or so and i guess should be ok. If it carries on go back to glasses shop.
What i was told by an optician was that some people don’t get on so well with the higher refractive glasses that are more common now.Posted 7 years agophatermanMember
I had to change to varifocals a few years back, but got on with them very well straight away. Optilabs do good value cycling glasses with prescription lenses – one of the few to do varifocal lenses. I got my optician to help confirm the precise prescription to them and they got my prescription spot on, and the lenses seem set so they compensate for the bike riding position.Posted 7 years agotrailmoggyMember
i got my first pair of reading glasses last month after feeling what i thought too be eye strain, but i’m not getting on with them, they do seem too strong and i read better without them
btw like a tit i spent a bomb on prescription oakleys
but if you gona look like a tit….. you may aswell look like a tit in oakleys!!Posted 7 years ago
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