I managed to lose my last pair of glasses on friday night. I'm currently using an older pair which had a broken arm, with a spare arm stuck on the side as a temporary measure.
I’ve put an order in for a new pair via specsdirectuk.com. This is one of a crop of no-frills, low-overheads on-line glasses retailers.
The site had pretty poor pictures of the glasses frames, but I thought I’d try it anyway as the cheaper ones were only 13.45 GBP (vs. about 80 from specsavers or similar). I had a recent prescription from an Opticians to feed into the site—although I had to measure my “pupillary distance” myself.
Straying back into geek territory for a moment:
I couldn’t actually complete the order without a bit of
messing around. The “Checkout” link was not a conventional
submit() function. This function wasn’t
actually defined—a quick look through the page source shows that
submitEvent() function was, however. IE must treat
submit() as guess the correct form element for the
page and submit it.
I managed to progress by pasting