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Postby shadebug on Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:18 pm

OK, so two years ago I went to get my eyes checked and my left eye was fine but my right was .75 short. Today I went to the opticians and now my left's still fine but my right's 1.5 short and I'm starting to notice it. Now, I'm the kind of person who takes no care of his things at all and most [link=]glasses[/link] don't fit my giant noggin, so what I wanted was a strap on monocle, like a glass eyepatch or a one sided goggle. Let's call it a monoggle.

The thing is, I have no idea where to go from here. I've seen various designs of goggle that look like they could maybe be broken apart and used as just a single side, but I don't know if that would affect the prescription in any way or if maybe there's a way to get custom built eyewear (all the supposedly tailored eyewear places I've seen just do nasty plastic frames). Many of the best looking designs are actually novelty [link=]glasses[/link] or intended for costumes, so I have no idea how putting lenses in them would go.

The other design I was considering was single sided [link=]glasses[/link], something I've only ever seen in cartoons so I don't know if they would work in real life. They're like normal [link=]glasses[/link] which hook over the ear, go into a lens and then have a bridge to hook onto the nose, but then there's nothing else.

I realise this may not be the forum for it, but it's about the closest I could find to a place where people were talking about harder to find and awkward eyewear so I took a chance that somebody might have some ideas.

Re: Monoggle

Postby larumd on Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:16 pm


Thank you for the post. I would recommend that you place an order for a full framed sunglasses or goggle. Labs today can offer you one lens with the vision correction and they other can remain "Plano". This means that the lenses will be without vision correction. Sometimes when the patient is sightless in one eye they will make a "balance" lens. This means the lenses will have the same prescription as the eye that does have sight. This is great for aesthetics.

I worry about putting the lens into "costume frames". You will want the frame to hold your custom eyewear securely. Please call us directly at 1-800-504-5897 option 5. We may be able to discuss designs that are available and whether your ideas are doable.
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