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My Glasses Just Broke!

One of the temple pieces snapped clean through, right up next to the hinge.

The Mr. is trying to superglue them, but I don't hold out much hope. It's a very small surface area.

I am wearing my old glasses ... I can feel an eyestrain headache coming on already.

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macavitykitsune
May. 25th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, no. *snuggles you* I hate it when my glasses get broken, and wearing an older pair? *shudders*

chomiji
May. 26th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)

I am saved! The optician in Union Station (the main Washington DC rail station, which has a small shopping mall that caters to travelers and which is next to my office) put on a new temple piece for only $15, which is money well spent as far as I'm concerned!

vom_marlowe
May. 25th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
Oh no! And on Memorial Day, too. Eeep!
chomiji
May. 26th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)

Fortunately, the optician at Union Station (right next to my office) was able to put a new temple on them during my lunch break, for only $15!

smillaraaq
May. 26th, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
Good news on the repair! FYI, if I remember rightly that those were metal frames, glue really doesn't work well but broken bits on the frames themselves can be spot-welded if you find a decent jewelry-repair or glasses-repair shop with the right experience and tools -- it runs more than just replacing arms, but less than a new set of frames, and can especially be worth it if you've got a well-loved and irreplaceable pair in a discontinued style. I got an extra year or two of wear out of my most favorite frames ever that way.
chomiji
May. 28th, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC)

Glasses are one of the things that I don't mind changing from time to time! And for me, the cost of the lenses is always three or four times the cost of the frames, too: lineless bifocals + -8.5 diopters (main) + extra-thin lenses (or they'd look like coke bottle bottoms) + antiglare coating ... it adds up.

smillaraaq
May. 28th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
*nods* I don't mind changing them when the frames are starting to look a little worn, or if I wasn't absolutely in love with them -- but the ones I paid to get repaired a couple of times were just The Most Perfect Frames Ever, and I would buy another identical pair in a heartbeat if I ever stumbled across them. (I poke around frames on Ebay occasionally in hopes of a lucky find like that.) They were a faux-antique style, delicate titanium wireframes with a classic 19th-century saddle bridge instead of nosepads, which I hate -- but you hardly ever find those in stores. My current pair replaced them when they finally were past welding, and while I like the general look they just don't really compare to the old favorites in looks and comfort and durability -- I'm probably going to do the mail-order thing when I finally ditch these, I've found a few places online that have that have frames with the padless bridge that I like.

My lenses usually run pretty high too, although at least without the bifocal cost. But I usually make up for that by springing extra for photochrome coatings 'cause I'm so sensitive to sunlight -- this last time I tried going for clip-ons instead and just haven't been as happy, it's one more thing to have to remember to carry around (and fumble with, and misplace or break, bleah). I'm definitely going to go back to the photochrome with the next batch for daily wear, and won't bother with clip-ons unless it's for a secondary pair.
smillaraaq
May. 29th, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
And speaking of glasses...huzzah! Or at least, modified rapture! They're not clones of my late lamented Turas, but earlier tonight I spotted a marvelously antique-looking pair of rimless saddlebridge frames in the window of some chi-chi little optician in Pentagon Row. I'll have to head back there when they're actually open and see if they can make those with oval instead of round lenses...
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