I’ve worn glasses every day since I was 3-4 years old. I can use contacts, but I don’t like them – I just wear them out for special occasions. I could get LASIK surgery, but I don’t want to risk losing sharpness in my vision or visual artefacts (e.g. halos around lights). However, I hate wearing glasses – I don’t like the look of the arms of the frame, hate the dents they make in my skull behind the ears, and don’t like them slipping down all the time.
Currently I’m playing the PC game “Deus Ex: Human Revolution”, wear the protagonist has cybernetic implants including these sunglasses. While browsing the web, I also found this site, of a guy who used a barbell piercing and strong magnets to support frameless eyeglasses: I love the idea, but hate the idea of having a visible external seating for the magnet/bolt when the lenses are off.
What are the possibilities for getting the effects of wearing glasses, without a traditional frame, contact lenses, or eye surgery? I’m thinking the “Deus Ex” look could be copied with particularly strong double-sided tape or glue to hold the lens units, though I don’t see that being an effective solution for daily all-day usage – or are there compounds, theatre glues, or other solutions that might make it possible? For the magnet/piercing option – would it be possible to implement the above idea using a much more subtle piercing or even a completely under-the-skin implant? (Any medical professionals or piercers care to weigh in on the possible long term effects, consequences, and feasibility of this?) Any other innovative ideas?