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david_42

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Goes to the Owen eyeglass frame company! I got new computer glasses last summer. Yesterday, the screw came loose on the right side. No big thing, right? Well, the folks at Owen had a better idea. Instead to putting the screws that hold the frame against the lenses in from the top, they put them in from the bottom. This accomplishes two things: First, the screw falls out when it loosens, rather than just sitting there. Second, just to be certain you never see the screw again, the frame has a high spring load. This propels the screw somewhere.

The frames are brown, as is the screw and my carpet. No, the screw is not magnetic.

Nothing a little super-glue can't fix, but I really hate bad designs.
 

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Same here, I went to the eyeglass shop that I got them from and he ended up putting bolts all the way through and cut them flush.
For what you pay for frames and the number of people that make a huge profit off them you would think they could at least build them better.
 

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I thought this was going to be a religeous rant, lol. Did an intelligent God create the idiot who designed those glasses lol? (not serious, do not respond, religeous topics are taboo and unwinable)
 

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so, David, you're telling us you have a screw loose somewhere?

To that I say, well, duh!

J/k- I also notcied that today is your birthday. I'll lift my first pint tonight to you in honor of you making it this far!!!:mug:
 

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Happy Birthday, good man!

I'm sure the Chinese people who made your glasses had to have dome something wrong. :D
 

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Happy Birthday David!

I lost the screw to my glasses once in high school. I took them back to Walmart where I got them (I hate my crappy walmart glasses!) and they said they couldn't fix it but give this guy a call. So I called this glasses repair man and he said come on by. I went over and he was like "yeah sure i can fix it...$30" So I paid up. Turns out the dude just soldered the earpeice straight.

That sucked. Having stupid gimpy glasses in high school. I would just NEVER take them off...

Good luck with your glasses!
 
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