I’ve had a new prescription for a few weeks now. The very nice optometrist was patient with me despite my horrible tolerance to those horrid machines. A puff of air! Several bright flashes in the eye! What is this!? The middle ages??
Anyway, I checked the frames at LensCrafters, Sears, JC Penny, Walmart, Macys, a second LensCrafters, PearlVision… Err… Walgreens… I refuse to go to VisionWorks (terrible terrible very not good service), and every single one of them seem to emphasize the big “1950’s / Hipster” frames below.
Nein! In my family we call these the “Jemaine” glasses, after Jemaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords, pictured below on the left there.
For some reason this is where eyeglass fashion is going. It’s really not for me. I prefer the frameless or rimless frames.
To me, this is the frame executives wear. The “Yeah, I drove here in a rocket ship. What of it?” frames. Every place I went to DID have at least 5 or 8 pairs like this, however, they were waaay too cheap looking. Also, the hinge is exposed on the more expensive ones. Also Nein! Who wants to see a hinge? No one thats who. So I set myself to find a frameless pair of glasses with a spring hinge like my current pair. Such a pair does not seem to exist outside Walmart.
And its blue.
I wonder if I can make my search easier by looking for a pair that is only the bridge with no temples…