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    Tonight, my glasses parted ways. I can see, sort of - it gets blurry about a metre out and my depth perception is WEIRD without my glasses. Although I can dance perfectly fine without them, it's harder for me to study or update my lesson plans, etc.

    So any advice on how to get through the next month whilst I save up for a new pair and have them made up for me? (no, welding/sticky tape wont work firstly because of the metal used and secondly because of where the break is)


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    Can only suggest maybe those magnifying glasses you can buy at some pharmacies, or take your glasses to an optometrist, maybe they can do some sort of temp welding.
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    Mosaic, the optometrist is 50 minutes away and we need to get the car in for service before we can make that trip. Otherwise I'd be all up in that.

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    You can find inexpensive reading glasses everywhere from discount stores to fabric stores to grocery stores, at least around here. That would take care of your close vision until your new glasses come along. My sympathy, by the way.

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    Oh WOW! 50k away, well yes I can see how that won't work, goodness no local optometrist, what a right pain in the butt for you. Maybe when you get your new pair you should get a 2nd pair made as a spare, some places have 2 for one deals, I always have a 2nd pair for those "oh no!" moments, even if it was the lens script before the current one.
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    Well I had planned to keep the current pair as a spare for emergencies...


    Also, I think the nearest pharmacy with the cheapie magnifiers is also 50 minutes away. I'm blind for at least a week. If my ancestors could manage it, so can I. I'm just trying to come up with ways to compensate so that it will have a lower impact on my lifestyle.

    Big downside is I can't go off and do my art group tomorrow (crossing the highway twice, over the railway once and not very familiar with the directions) so, oh, no, I'm just going to HAVE to stay home & work on my A-Z coursework. Woe is me!

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    Well, I was going to suggest getting cheaters just like Shanazel said. Hmmmmm. Is there a piece of the bridge on each half? If there is tape might work after all. If you took a narrow piece and started wrapping the existing bridge nearest the lens and nose piece, could you extend the wrapping past the break and essentially have just the tape wrapped on itself? I'm thinking if you created extensions on both pieces and then taped the two halves together it might work. It sure wouldn't be pretty, though.

    Getting through a month glasses free will suck - sorry you are having to deal with it!

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    Andrea - the picture in the first post is of the glasses.

    The pharmacy here (open 3/7 days) doesn't sell them and even if they did, they wouldn't be a good solution for me as glare blindness is the real issue (I can stagger around just fine but glare gets me). Speaking of which, hubby forgot - yet again - to get the sunglasses (non perscription) out of the car for me so I can at least deal with THAT issue in town.


    I just found out that the hospital has an emergency optometrist, so if we have the money, that may be a solution. It's probably going to be better to wait until we go to Horsham on Thursday & get something I like than to deal with whatever fugly frames they'll have at the emergency optometrist.

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    Probably a bit late for advice, but connect the two nose rests together with a piece of thin wire (or string). The glasses will then still rest on your nose, although not as securely. Hope you get through the next weeks okay.

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    If you will look at the picture I posted (please tell me it's showing up for you, I can see it perfectly fine) there isn't enough of the nose piece on one side to do the tape trick or I would not be complaining about not having glasses right now.

    Glue and welding won't work as they are made of titanium.

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