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Date: 5/30/12 8:09 PM

My husband constantly breaks his reading glasses, either the screw falls out or the hinge goes kaput! Since he travels a lot
this generally happens on a trip & he runs around looking for a another pair. I've convinced him to purchase a quality pair or two from our optician but these also break. Can anyone recommend a brand or type of material ? His current ones broke after being repaired 5 days ago ! thanks !

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Date: 5/30/12 9:39 PM

Just wanted to say I too am waiting for an answer to this. Mine looses them too. When the snow melts usually a few show up in the yard and road (long story) haha. For now, Costco has some that have lasted a little longer than normal but I'd not say indestructible.

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Date: 5/31/12 10:12 AM

I have no recommendations for the glasses, but buy him a little glasses repair kit to keep with him (in his briefcase if he carries one) - they come with replacement screws. Also, a drop of clear nail polish on the screw will help keep it from backing out. Won't help with the hinge, though.

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Date: 5/31/12 10:17 AM

No answer here either. So does mine. He complained about his last dr., so we took him to the more expensive office while I took my kids to Sears Optical, and now he says he wished he had listened to me. He's had his glasses back into their office a few times before the warranty stopped. He also thought the kid's had a better doctor.

I just make sure my husband has a few spares and I agree about the repair kit.

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Date: 5/31/12 2:46 PM

I don't wear regular glasses but do Sunglasses. Normal scenario is they get on my face when entering a vehicle for driving and then tossed off most times in the car, after driving, when leaving the car. When removed from face, I don't want to bother to put in a case or such and just toss them on the vehicle dash board. So first the screws get loose and start to come out, then one arm of them actually falls off, then that gets set someplace (for safe keeping) and then lost before it ever gets back on there. I think road/motor vibration in a vehicle while they are on the dashboard or in a cubbyhole someplace does not help all that much on the little screws there either. Probably real answer is to check the screws more often and tighten down before one gets loose and starts to come out, or just be more careful when taking off face and place in a case, but I know I'm not going to do that.

So what I do instead, is when new I hit the top of the little screws with a dab of clear nail polish (I guess you could use lock tight instead) and then they don't come unscrewed ever in the first place. If you really wanted to take that off ever, a bit of acetone or nail polish remover on a q tip would do it. Other thing, to do if you have the loose arm and set it someplace for safe keeping (after screw has already fell out, and that keeps vanishing too, is to just get at least two or more matching pairs. That way you can afford to loose bits and pieces from one, and still have enough to make a complete pair later!

I"m not sure if it even always makes any difference if they are cheapie ones or expensive ones actually on just the screws coming loose, and working their way out, dropping out and then you loosing the loose bits and pieces. It seems about the same to me, either way. But the dot of clear nail polish bit works pretty good.

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Date: 5/31/12 4:01 PM

Hi Tess, yes, I had purchased a repair kit a few years ago for him... tried to use the little screw a few weeks ago & it was impossible to
fix ! (We were away on a business trip.) Very frustrating! I've come across a brand- " Marchon Flexon "- anybody use them?? Will be doing more research.

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Subject: Mens reading glasses recommendations ? Date: 6/1/12 7:20 AM

My husband is always losing/breaking reading glasses so I've started buying them on Amazon. With these alphareaders you get 3 pairs for about seven dollars, total: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004331RDY/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

My husband loves them, says they are better made than the ones he buys, for much more money, at the drug store. You may have to do a search on Amazon to get the magnification that you need.

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Subject: Mens reading glasses recommendations ? Date: 6/1/12 8:38 AM

I had a pair of the "you can bend them but not break them" sunglasses and they did great, but after about 5 years they were't bouncing back like they did when they were new.... wait, that means they lasted 5 years and sunglasses don't usually last that long in my experience. Get the bendy ones if you need a special RX but for regular reading with simple optical 1, 2 or 3 correction, I would buy them buy the dozen off the internet! Why waste the money on RX glasses when that money could be better spent on FABRIC!!!
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Date: 6/1/12 10:42 AM

A couple thoughts...

Generally people do not 'need' prescription reading glasses, the cheap ones from the drug store work for 'most' people. My dh had at least a dozen pair of different strengths. Although they are so cheap that they can be treated as disposable and not take proper care of them.

Stop taking responsibility for his glasses. He is a grown up and needs to take care of them. My dh has been wearing readers for about 5 years and they are entirely his responsibility. I do not carry them, buy them, fix them etc

It is best to remove glasses by gripping the sides of the lenses near the arms and pulling them straight off. Using one hand and pulling to the side (as we do when using one hand) puts too much stress on the arms.

If you are going to go with prescription lenses, get ones with spring loaded arms, they will last a bit longer.

I have worn glasses for 35 years and they do not break when worn or are put properly into a case. Taking them on and off improperly, putting them down and forgetting them, sitting on them etc does break them.

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