(Closed) Get the Groom new eye glasses?

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
7437 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I would not like transition lenses in photos, but I wouldn’t want to risk hurting his eyes. In this case, I would say to definitely go with an indoor wedding.

Post # 4
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@SparkleBee11:  Try coastal.com for a cheap pair for the wedding.  Usually the first pair is free as well!

Post # 6
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

How far away is the eyelid surgery scheduled?  I guess if I were you, I’d wait until after the surgery.


Now….am I correct in thinking that post-op he may not need the tinted glasses l or he may just not need glasses in any form?  Because if the latter is true, then definitely wait off on getting new specs!!



Post # 9
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I don’t think you’re being obsessive!  I’m sure you’ll want to be able to look into your future husband’s EYES while he says his vows and to see his eyes in pictures.  You have a few options here.

1) I would NOT recommend getting a cheapy pair of glasses online because those do NOT typically come with antireflective coating (ARC).  And your Fiance will want ARC for two reasons.  Firstly, the coating prevents light from reflecting off the back surface of the lens, into his eyes.  This can make him a lot more comfortable, especially since he’s already so light sensitive.  Secondly, ARC makes a HUGE difference in how photos turn out because it also prevents light from reflecting off the front surface of the lens.  I’ve seen some pictures where the glare on the lenses is so strong that you can’t even see the person’s eyes!  Which, in my opinion, is probably not much of an improvement from your current setup.  So I’d recommend getting lenses with ARC, which as I’ve already said, is typically not offered on low-quality lenses.

2) I don’t know your FI’s prescription, but if he’s a little nearsighted, a goofier fix might just be to CAREFULLY loosen the screw where the eyewire meets the side of the frame and GENTLY remove the lenses, just for the outdoor portion of the wedding.  Of course, don’t do this if your groom won’t be able to see you at all!  But it might be something to consider.  You just don’t want to damage or lose them!

Also, it is very normal for a person to try on and select frames one day and then order them later.  If your Fiance wants to pick out his frame now, it would be no trouble at all for the optician to make a note of the frame style and color.  Then you can order the frames later, after the surgery.

Good luck!

Post # 10
3141 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My darling has the same and she wwore contact lenses for our wedding day. We had family photos done before and one of the best pics her glasses are dark and it looks silly. Good for you planning ahead. 

Post # 12
2606 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I see you’ve already been shopping… but just to toss my suggestion out there, what about getting a plain (non-prescription) pair of frames just to wear for the pictures?  WAAY less expensive, and you could even pop the plastic lenses out to reduce glare if you want.

Post # 13
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Sounds like you’ve already made your decision, and I’m here to support it.  🙂 

My DH’s mom, dad and one Groomsmen have transitions and wore them in our outdoor photos… and it makes me sad every time I look at them! They look so silly with the dark lenses covering their eyes!  🙁 

Post # 14
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My mom owns an eyewear store and always warns people that transition lenses (while awesome for everyday wear) photograph oddly (even indoors!). I’d definitely recommend getting him a different pair of glasses, or even looking into putting in a new pair of lenses (which someone should absolutely be able to do for you). If you are worried about his eyes when you’re taking pictures, maybe you can do some fun ones where you are both wearing sunglasses?

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