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Quick-Change Monocle Glasses

A pair of lenses that are normally worn as glasses, but can quickly be disassembled for use as monocles
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Let's face it: sometimes you want to be a fancy lad. But why carry a spare monocle when you could simply use your glasses? These glasses would be modular - the lenses, bridge, and stems (proper term?) would all be easily removable, but not so flimsy as to fall apart during normal wear. With a few quick tugs, you could remove one lens from the frames, take off the stem and replace it with a chain. Perfect! From "Joe Schmoe" to "Joe Woah!" in seconds! And of course, you could do the same with the second lens for dual-monocle action, for when you want to feel EXTRA fancy.
Jethro_McB, Jun 25 2003


       Lotsa votes, no annos. +
thumbwax, Jun 26 2003

       You could also replace the lenses with tinted lenses, or a different prescription - you would never need to buy new frames again! As such, the powerful optician lobby would never allow it. Still, for those of us with funny-shaped heads, who can never fine frames that don't look wierd, it would be a godsend.
friendlyfire, Jun 27 2003

       What’s even worse is when they go off anno-ing on some off topic, ignoring your idea altogether. The idea that you've sweated over, tweaking, perfecting. That happened to me once before -- before I discovered the delete button...
pluterday, Jun 27 2003

       <monocle falls out in surprise> Hooo, I was really talking about myself!
pluterday, Jun 27 2003

       Unless you work out a way for one lens to be effective at two distinct focal points, this is going to give you one heck of a headache. It might work if you fashion a lens that is effective for distance vision while in the frame, and as a reading lens when used as a monocle.
Don Quixote, Jun 27 2003

       What if the frame exerted a very specific pressure upon the slightly flexible lens, changing its focal length by just the right amount?
friendlyfire, Jun 28 2003

       + for using the word 'modular'
modular, Oct 12 2003

krelnik, Oct 12 2003


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