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« Reply #8580 on: October 12, 2013, 04:35:48 AM »
Another stupid question:

How do people with poor eyesight choose frames for their glasses?  They need their glasses on to see clearly but they can't keep their glasses on to try on frames.  What happens if they choose a frame and then after their prescription is filled and they can clearly see what the frames look like on their face, they don't like the look?

The reason that I'm asking is because my eyesight is getting worse.  Right now, I can still step back from the mirror and see what I look like.  What happens when I can't do that any more and everything looks fuzzy (far and near) without my glasses on?

Every time I have chosen new frames I was wearing my old glasses.  All I can say is I hate The Harry Potter Phenomenon.  As a fluffy person having itty frames has not helped my self-steam*.

Back in the days of big frames... I had to deal with heavy glass lenses (and side of the nose indents).  So it has been a trade-off.  Smaller lenses and less side vision.

I have not had a decent pair of glasses since I was 12.  That optician actually measure not just the distance between my eyes but took into account the fact my ears were not level.

I lost those glasses 6 months later in an open vehicle ride.  I searched the ditch but to no avail.  Went 4 years without glasses after that... $@#$@# parents.

Now, with insurance, I am just glad to be able to see and really don't care how they look unless it is an up close photo ... for which I take my glasses off and smile in the vague direction of the camera.

* I am not pleased being fluffy... less so in photos where itty frames make my face look even larger.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8581 on: October 12, 2013, 05:17:09 AM »
Another stupid question:

How do people with poor eyesight choose frames for their glasses?  They need their glasses on to see clearly but they can't keep their glasses on to try on frames.  What happens if they choose a frame and then after their prescription is filled and they can clearly see what the frames look like on their face, they don't like the look?

The reason that I'm asking is because my eyesight is getting worse.  Right now, I can still step back from the mirror and see what I look like.  What happens when I can't do that any more and everything looks fuzzy (far and near) without my glasses on?

Well personally I put my contact lenses in to go glasses shopping, but I can see how that might not work for everyone...
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« Reply #8582 on: October 12, 2013, 06:53:14 AM »
I have worn glasses all my life, so I pretty much know what I want before choosing frames.  I never considered that it would make a difference how the glasses would look from far away, so I just choose something that looks good from up close.

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« Reply #8583 on: October 12, 2013, 07:40:43 AM »
Another stupid question:

How do people with poor eyesight choose frames for their glasses?  They need their glasses on to see clearly but they can't keep their glasses on to try on frames.  What happens if they choose a frame and then after their prescription is filled and they can clearly see what the frames look like on their face, they don't like the look?

The reason that I'm asking is because my eyesight is getting worse.  Right now, I can still step back from the mirror and see what I look like.  What happens when I can't do that any more and everything looks fuzzy (far and near) without my glasses on?

Well personally I put my contact lenses in to go glasses shopping, but I can see how that might not work for everyone...

Same here.  I am nearsighted though, so in a pinch I can just get really close to the mirror.

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« Reply #8584 on: October 12, 2013, 08:11:18 AM »
I'm now near-sighted *and* farsighted--there's a range of about 10 inches where I can see without glasses. I take along a trusted friend who has great style sense and will tell me exactly how the glasses make me look.

For years, optical shops have offered the near-sighted large magnifying mirrors. Great--now I can see an enlarged, totally blurry vision of myself. Those mirrors didn't help at all.

Unless you have contacts, taking a picture or bringing along someone for a second opinion is the best way to go. I'm still waiting for some enterprising soul to invent corrective lens that will somehow fit on the sample frames, so you can get a better look at yourself in them.
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« Reply #8585 on: October 12, 2013, 10:29:49 PM »
Glasses with larger lenses are still available, even if they are not fashionable.  The salesperson you are working with will probably steer you to the fashionable small lenses.  I politely fight back. 
I have to have large lenses so I can have some peripheral vision for driving.  Also, I wear no-line bifocals and to get a reasonable amount of space in each part those lenses have to be taller than is now fashionable. 

I've worn glasses long enough that I have a pretty good idea what shape of frame looks best on me.  While wearing my older glasses I find that frame shape and size.  I'm nearsighted so I try on those frames with my nose about a foot from the mirror. 

Then there are the safety glasses I have to wear at work.   I pick the frames closest to the ones I get for my regular glasses.  Then the optician adds the side shields.  Yes, they are ugly.  But all my coworkers are wearing equally ugly glasses, and that makes it tolerable. 

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« Reply #8586 on: October 13, 2013, 08:39:38 AM »
Vall- my friend with terrible eyesight just uses her camera phone or a friends to take pics of herself in the frames, then looks at herself in the pics with her good glasses on :)
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« Reply #8587 on: October 14, 2013, 09:25:20 AM »
Thanks for all of the replies!  I like the camera idea.  I don't have a cell phone but who knows---by the time my eyes get that bad, maybe I'll break down and finally get one (I've never had a reason to get one before).  And I have a digital camera or two.

The last time I got glasses I had problems with the small, fashionable frames available for women.  They just don't look good on everyone--especially me.  So I went over to the men's frames.  The larger frames fit my face much better and no one knows the difference.  They give me more room for my no-line bifocals.

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« Reply #8588 on: October 14, 2013, 10:15:33 AM »
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« Reply #8589 on: October 14, 2013, 11:04:59 AM »
For eyewear I ended up asking the clerks as I had no idea what looked best. I DID notice that with my round head, putting on round-framed glasses made me look like a Minion, and I quickly ruled those out.
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« Reply #8590 on: October 17, 2013, 03:41:08 PM »
Does anyone know the best way to remove the logo placard from an item like this:


I want to remove it (dissolve the glue I guess) without harming the actual object.

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« Reply #8591 on: October 17, 2013, 03:50:57 PM »
Would oiling be OK for the board?  If so, vegetable or olive oil might help remove the glue residue.
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« Reply #8592 on: October 17, 2013, 03:58:57 PM »
I can't imagine oil wouldn't be ok... I'll try that.

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« Reply #8593 on: October 17, 2013, 04:26:37 PM »
I'm this >< close to giving up on baking anything containing egg whites.  eHellions please help me, I'm obviously doing something stupid when it comes to dealing with them.

Recipe 1 - custard tart required me to fold beaten egg whites into egg yolk/sugar mix - served my family lumpy custard tart for Easter
Recipe 2 - lemon macaroons required me to fold flour and ground almonds into egg whites - baked myself some stick pancakes

When a recipe calls for me to fold something in, is there any reason that I can't use my electric whisk?

How beaten are the egg whites to begin with?  My daughter attempted an angel food cake and she used the whisk attachment on the blender, and to her the looked beaten, but in reality there was much non-beaten eggs in there as well.   We still enjoyed the custard brick.

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« Reply #8594 on: October 17, 2013, 07:50:34 PM »
Does anyone know the best way to remove the logo placard from an item like this:


I want to remove it (dissolve the glue I guess) without harming the actual object.
Would oiling be OK for the board?  If so, vegetable or olive oil might help remove the glue residue.
I can't imagine oil wouldn't be ok... I'll try that.

I am assuming that it is a plasticized paper label that leaves residue & paper when gently peeled off. I usually use GooGone to remove it, but that has petroleum distilates which are toxic. I performed and experiment after reading Outdoor Girl's post.

I have a plastic tumbler with sticky stuff from a label on it, so instead of GooGone, I used mineral oil on a paper towel and it pretty much just wiped the goo right off! That's what I use to treat my cutting boards, and it is used as a laxative. I bought it in the laxative section of the pharmacy. By the way: ignore the expiration date for this purpose. That stuff doesn't go bad. Miner is over 12 years old.

Thank you Willy-Nilly, for your 'stupid question', and thank you Outdoor Girl for your suggestion.