Specky four-eyes

~ 07 August 2006 ~

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It’s official. I’ve now joined the eyeglass-laden populace. Your advice was a huge help. I ended up going with the Ray Ban RX 6066 (just me or does that sound like a laser gun, not a pair of glasses?). I wanted something subtle, yet with a touch of flair. Something I’d be proud to wear, but also something that wouldn’t beg for attention.

After donning this new pair of spectacles for the first time, my oldest son quipped, “You look like someone who finds something.” Ha.

Now, where did I put my glasses?



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1   bennion ~ 07 August 2006 at 12:00 PM

very nice! and familiar

2   Cameron Moll ~ 07 August 2006 at 12:18 PM

Sweet! That makes me officially one of the cool kids if db wears similar.

3   Carl ~ 07 August 2006 at 12:41 PM

Knocking dad’s glasses off is an automatic time-out in the camera household. my kids know it and if it’s on accident, it’s a short time out. They look great on paper — what do they look like on your nose?

4   Cameron Moll ~ 07 August 2006 at 12:49 PM

Good, I think. Still getting used to wearing them to the point where I can comfortably show them in a photo…

5   Dan Mall ~ 07 August 2006 at 02:13 PM

Stand proud. You’re in good company

6   gb ~ 07 August 2006 at 04:53 PM

Ah, welcome to the bottomless framed glasses revolution. Those remind me of my idealised version of my glasses.

hmmm…. I do need some new frames…

7   Leonardo Melendez ~ 07 August 2006 at 05:11 PM

Welcome to the club traveller.

8   Sean Fraser ~ 07 August 2006 at 05:36 PM

Ray Bans are good. Cary Grant wore Ray Bans. That’s my reason for getting a pair. Italian tortiseshell like Mr. Grants, even.

9   Enrique ~ 08 August 2006 at 12:00 AM

Habituado a ver tu cara, (en foto), voy a ponerte las gafas con el photoshop a ver que tal estás ;-)

10   Victoria Pavlova ~ 08 August 2006 at 02:11 AM

Congrats on a nice pair :-)

11   Rick Curran ~ 08 August 2006 at 03:30 AM

Yep, bottomless frames, definitely the way to go! Actually, mine are sideless too now that I look at them! I wear these doing everything, skate / surf / snow / bike, they just don’t cause any peripheral distraction.

It’s a downside to using computers a lot that eyesight does get affected, I just had a week off (camping, no internet, no cell phone coverage!) and I really felt it when I got back to work yesterday and spent all day in front of the screen.

12   Shane Guymon ~ 08 August 2006 at 09:09 AM

Sometimes I feel like I’m not too far behind you in joining the club. I mean both my parents had glasses, although none of my brothers or sisters do, but something tells me I will.

Anyways looks like a nice choice, I can’t really truely say that, until I actually saw them along with the face they are attached to. It’s like saying I like a frame, but just because I like a frame doesn’t mean the frame would look nice with any photo, or painting… Right?

13   Michael ~ 08 August 2006 at 11:04 AM


I missed your original post (new baby taking up all my time to read), but it looks like you got some great advice and made an excellent choice.

I wore glasses for years before I broke down and got the Lasik treatment. Now the only glasses I wear are for sun protection (a pair of very cool Persols). It’s probably not necessary for you at this point, but I would highly recommend it to someone who has very strong perscription lenses (such as I had). It’s a whole new experience to be able to see when you wake up in the morning.

14   Kim Siever ~ 08 August 2006 at 11:38 AM

Welcome aboard!

Those glasses are quite similar to mine too. Will we see a pic of you sporting them soon?

15   Cameron Moll ~ 08 August 2006 at 12:12 PM

Perhaps… :)

16   Marla Erwin ~ 08 August 2006 at 03:48 PM

Actually, that would be B) now, or 8) if you go full rimless.

17   Cameron Moll ~ 08 August 2006 at 08:46 PM


18   Scott ~ 08 August 2006 at 11:32 PM

Nice. I started wearing bottomless framed glasses about four years ago, and the decision came after quite some consideration. It seems to me that it looks less like I’m ‘some guy wearing glasses’ than it did when I had full frames. They seem less obvious, with the frame on top blending in with the wearer’s eyebrows. Also, I didn’t want to go frameless because that was huge in Europe at the time, which was unacceptable to me as I’m often something of a backlasher.

19   Lasse ~ 09 August 2006 at 02:15 AM

Now all you need is a machinegun :)

20   Duncan ~ 09 August 2006 at 12:57 PM

at least you arent as blind as me


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