Originally Posted by Kuuriku-silver
Is it possible to wear my prescription glasses over a non-prescription lens? I don't have enough money to buy prescription lens, much less an red lens. But without my glasses I'm blind as a bat and can hardy see the faces of people 20 feet away.
One time at the con I took off my glasses for about 10 min and somehow I had accidentally mistaken a popular cosplayer group with another right in front of their faces. I was so embarrassed and I don't want to walk around without my glasses at a convention ever again!
What should I do, get prescription lens or just keep removing my glasses in-n-out during a convention?
There's no reason you cannot wear your glasses while wearing plano lenses, it won't affect your vision and it's not like the glasses are "in" your eyes along with contact lenses. A lot of people do this and remove glasses just for photos and photoshoots. No one is going to yell at you for wearing glasses when you're walking around the convention - really, there are a lot of glasses-wearers, we all understand the situation.
It's ultimately up to what you are most comfortable doing. In my last post I was merely stressing the importance of getting an eye exam and lens fitting if you are going to get lenses, whether they are powered or plano.
I cannot tell you what you should do - you need to decide this for yourself. Here are some questions from the first page that may help you decide what you should do - answer honestly to yourself:
are you using them for? To add to a cosplay, to get glasses off your face?
will you wear them? Just for that one cosplay, just one time, or can they be used for many costumes or daily wear? Will you wear them often?
much money are you willing to spend? Initial eye exam/fittings cost $50+ and add the price of lenses, don't cheap out and get counterfit lenses
do you want them? During peak season like Halloween, many offices and shops are being bombarded with appointments and purchases, plan ahead.
you responsible enough to take care of your lenses AND your eyes? Be honest with yourself here.