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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #870 on: June 06, 2018, 10:22:32 pm »
Well, my vision has been crap for basically my entire life.  I got glasses at age six, so let me start off by saying, "screw you and your perfect eyesight." :)

That said, age related presbyopia typically begins in the early to mid forties, so you're right on track to start noticing difficulty with near vision.  It's generally not much of an issue, you just get non-prescription reading glasses for when you need to see things up close, and they're available basically everywhere for cheap.  You don't typically need to wear them for anything else.

You really should get an eye exam, though, just to confirm that there are no other issues affecting your eyes.  Changes in eyesight are sometimes an early warning sign for other health conditions, so it's a good idea to get regular checkups (but you already knew that, I'm sure).
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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #871 on: June 07, 2018, 01:50:16 am »
@gaseousclay what @Chris said is what you're running into.

Presbyopia is a form of long-sightedness that develops from the mid-forties. The lens in the eye becomes less capable of accommodating focus at different distances, and you're losing near vision as a result. It'll probably worsen over time, but I don't know how bad it'll get.

Look on the bright side, those of us who're short-sighted will need bifocal or multifocal glasses to cope!

There aren't (as far as I'm aware) any perfect fixes for it. The grail approach would be to replace the lens in the eye with an artificial lens that could accommodate different focal lengths. There are some of these on the market, but I don't know how satisfactory they are.

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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #872 on: June 07, 2018, 02:13:04 am »
Thanks @Chris @Graeme

You guys are right about needing to get tested. I do actually own a pair of cheater glasses for reading but haven't used them since my son was born because I simply haven't had the time. I also noticed that I have a bump on the whites of each eye. I think I recall the eye doctor telling me it was from UV damage last time I went. I wear sunglasses but not as often as I should

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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #873 on: June 07, 2018, 06:26:04 am »
I have an eyeglasses question, so kinda related to this thread:

The last time I did a vision test was probably 5+ yrs ago. At that time I tested at 20/15, which by all accounts is pretty good. However, last week I tried reading the serial# off an Apple adapter and I had to use a magnifying glass just to make it out. Granted, the numbers and letters were tiny but i'm starting to wonder if my eyesight is finally starting to fail me at the age of 46. I know I should get tested again soon but just curious if this is a sign of my peepers giving out on me. At what point would one have to regularly wear eye glasses? I'm pretty sure i'm farsighted so not sure if this means I wouldn't have to wear glasses.
You will probably need glasses for reading. :(  You may luck out and not have to wear them full time. My distance vision whatever it's called, has improved with age as my closeup vision has deteriorated.  ::) Go figure.
@Graeme @Chris that's it- presbyopia or inability to see Elvis. Or Presbyterians.
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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #874 on: June 08, 2018, 07:52:52 pm »
So Costa Del Mar has started making regular frames and some (maybe all) are Made In Japan - by far the best fitting frame I have ever worn. Very happy with them!




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« Reply #875 on: July 13, 2018, 02:13:24 pm »
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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #877 on: July 14, 2018, 08:46:24 am »
My 100% fave glasses shop....

I have 3 colours of these:

http://hakusan-megane.co.jp/originalframes/conbination/combi-boston/
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« Reply #878 on: July 14, 2018, 09:45:47 am »
Very nice. I suppose you’ve purchased them directly in Japan?

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« Reply #879 on: July 14, 2018, 09:46:45 am »
Yep, one of the stores is 100yds from our Shibuya office....
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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #880 on: July 15, 2018, 07:15:40 am »
Dangerously convenient...   ;)

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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #881 on: July 15, 2018, 01:23:00 pm »
The Combi Boston is so Nice but due to the fact that it is made for Japan probably half the Size of my Basketball Head  :D

Gucci and the Swiss Label Viu now do very nice Eyeglasses Made in Japan, does anybody know who makes them, is there a Company in Japan that is known for such CoProductions ?

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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #882 on: July 22, 2018, 08:55:38 pm »
So my venerable Ray Bans died today after 12 years of distinguished service.  Now I'm searching for replacements.  I am not excited about the search, which is made harder by the fact that I have the same size head as an average 10 year old.

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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #883 on: July 23, 2018, 03:49:56 am »
Gucci and the Swiss Label Viu now do very nice Eyeglasses Made in Japan, does anybody know who makes them, is there a Company in Japan that is known for such CoProductions ?

There is a Japanese company that makes a lot of the frames there, but I can't remember its name. I think that it's something like Matsuko, but could be wrong.

Dita produce the Thom Browne frames, and might do others.

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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #884 on: August 19, 2018, 03:10:10 pm »
recently got some replacement lenses from these guys for my von zipper elmores
https://www.revantoptics.com/
i went with the elite polarized in brown to go with the tortoise shell frames
now these lenses aren't as nice as the polarized lenses i got direct from von zipper in another pair i have, but they are damn close
so if you're in the market for replacement lenses revant optics has a WIDE variety and i wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to you guys
also their packaging is on point
the lenses come with a little case and a little baggy thats divided for the lenses
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