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Posted by: Gayle
11/25/2003, 14:19:09


A while back I saw a picture of glasses fitted with "crutches" for the eyes. As I can't seem to do a "find" I am unable to locate this picture. Can anyone help?

GA in Georgia




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Re: Crutches for glasses
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Posted by: Shirley Barr in New Mexico
11/27/2003, 17:50:20


Hi Gayle
I'll post them again....they were pictures that were posted a few years back. I need to put them in the photo albums but just haven't gotten around to making up a new album to put them in. Isn't going to happen today either. :-)
Hope this helps..

Shirley in New Mexico back from a trip to Arkansas to see her son. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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Posted by: Gayle
12/04/2003, 11:15:55


Thank you Shirley for your pictures. I have found a place that can either make or order them. I'm going to give them a try. Especially want to try to use when driving. Thanks, again.

Happy Holidays




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Posted by: Shirley Barr in New Mexico
12/04/2003, 19:01:22


You're welcome Gayle. The BEBRF also has information regarding the crutches so you might email them for information or give them a call if you have any trouble getting them made. Best of luck...let us know how it works out...I'm sure that others would also be interested.

Shirley in New Mexico




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Posted by: Carl DePanicis
01/06/2004, 21:03:52


Can anyone advise where I can purchase "crutches" for my glasses? Is the idea of crutches to keep the eyes open when they attempt to close?

Any information is appreciated.

Carl




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Posted by: June in Toronto
01/07/2004, 06:36:04


I understand an eye doctor makes the crutches for you Carl, specifically for your glasses, and yes they are meant to keep your eyelids open. I remembers years ago reading that `props' for the eyes were available to buy in the U.K. but have never seen them for sale in Canada or heard of them in the U.S. I hope someone that has had crutches made willrespond to your post. Good luck.

June in Toronto




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Posted by: pdb
01/07/2004, 11:53:04


I am also keen on finding out how to get crutches made, or where to buy them.

Thanks

Pete




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Posted by: Carl DePanicis
01/07/2004, 12:58:21


Thanks for posting the pictures. I will pass them along to my doctor and see if she can get them made.

Carl




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Ordering Crutches
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Posted by: Nilda in Virginia
01/07/2004, 17:26:27


Not all opticians do this but you may be able to find one in your town that does.
I researched this for another patient and found that they be ordered from Rochester Optical in Rochester, New York. You can call and speak to Randy Rich (585) 254-0132. He can answer your questions. good luck!
Nilda Rendino



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Posted by: Barbara
01/08/2004, 09:32:51


I have tried the crutches but found them cumbersome and uncomfortable. It is very important you work with someone knowledable because the placement of the crutches are very important. I was able to get them at the Cleveland Clinic. Very difficult to find



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