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Poll: Glasses:
  • 19.9% - Big, thick frames 310
  • 34.7% - Small, wiry frames 541
  • 18.3% - Contacts 286
  • 27.1% - No need 422
1559 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

goldenthorn


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Yuuuuup. I got that 'ish covered.

safyrejet


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small wire frames. I kinda like wearing glasses. I like seeing too. So hey! That works.

curtisuxor


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Nike Marchon Flexon frames with Transitions Polycarbonate lenses.

Yes, the final cost is $500, but the frames never break. Lightweight, flexible titanium frame and scratch/shatter-proof lenses.

mdkopper


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curtisuxor wrote:Nike Marchon Flexon frames with Transitions Polycarbonate lenses.

Yes, the final cost is $500, but the frames never break. Lightweight, flexible titanium frame and scratch/shatter-proof lenses.



(wish I had your money)

j5


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I used to be all about the Polo frames, then all about the contacts, then I got old and nearsightedness suddenly revealed its advantages, now I'm all about the thin/light/ titaniums. $50 at Zenni optical. Glasses (frames particularly) are a scam.

@goldenthorn: How you doin'?
(I'm a guy who makes passes at girls who wear glasses)

move along

kevlar51


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Currently in a contacts phase. I go through this about every two years or so and it lasts roughly 3 months. Otherwise I sport minimalist rimless/hingeless frames. Yeesh. Bought my first pair of those 10 years ago and I haven't changed since.

Last time I visited my doc, he gave me a new script and it's awful. I'm too cheap to get new lenses under the old script and I don't want to go back to the old lenses because they've got that anti-reflective coating that gets impossibly filthy the moment I expose them to oxygen.

I hate glasses sales staff.
Them: "You really need this anti-reflective coating"
Me: "No way--I had that before and it smudged up like crazy"
Them: "Oh no--they fixed that flaw"

All lies.

AWildWeed


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From the age of 7 till about 15, it was thick plastic "free" glasses (I was a military dependent). Then I moved on to wire frames. Since 1999, no need - LASIK! Best thing I ever did for my eyes!

daveinwarshington


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LASIK in the mid 90's.
The BEST $1500 I ever spent!
From 20/400 to 20/15 in a minute!

goldenthorn


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j5 wrote:
@goldenthorn: How you doin'?
(I'm a guy who makes passes at girls who wear glasses)



roadlizard7


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Dollar Store readers only.

CharlesP2009


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I should've gotten Lasik instead of buying a car.

PocketBrain


quality posts: 46 Private Messages PocketBrain

Thick frames. Rockin' some geek chic here.

To quote ZZTop, "Go out and get yourself some thick, black frames..."

natalieug


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DH doesn't wear them or need them but he keeps threatening to get ones like the kind that Elliot Gould wore in Ocean's 11.

mjc613


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If the wire frames are too thin, you can't find the glasses, because most of it is glass. I found a pair like this once after stepping on it and bending the frame. It's now visible frames for me - not necessarily thick but definitely not thin.

jonette123


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mdkopper wrote:(wish I had your money)



He doesn't have it any more.ha

j5


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goldenthorn wrote:



move along