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    Eyeglasses/Sunglasses Case

    Hello everyone! I find I am increasingly relying on these forums for all my advice...

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a sturdy, light case for eyeglasses and sunglasses? I am thinking of something slim that will fit in a pocket (cafe bag, maker's bag, etc.) that I can swap glasses in and out of when I go from sun to indoors, for instance. I think it should probably be a slip case with an open top to make it more convenient. It really only needs minimal padding; this is more to prevent scratches, etc.

    I searched the boards a bit but could not find anything.

    Thanks!
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    This is the (zippered) eyeglass case I use and it is slim enough to fit into the larger slip pockets of the Side Kick. I have Rx glasses and am able to fit both my pairs in at the same time. I cut off the ginormous clasp and threaded a small key ring through the loop so I can better use the case with keystraps. For size reference I have attached a pic. That is an A6 size notebook beside it.

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    Are you thinking of a cloth case? You could probably find something on Etsy. If you want a bit more padding than that, I second @Aeon's suggestion for a zippered neoprene case. I take one hiking. My favorite for ease of access is a generic clamshell case, although truly streamlined ones are harder to find.

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    I noticed you said "open top". I use a Graf Lantz felted wool case. It fits in the internal pocket of a Medium Cafe Bag (of course depends if your glasses are oversized). I wanted something with structure that would stay open so I could insert glasses one-handed. The fit in the pocket is somewhat snug. Whether that's a feature or a bug depends on you. However the felt may be too thick for you...you said you only need minimal padding. they periodically update/change the available colors. I saw this in the Museum of Modern Art gift shop in NYC in December, but it doesn't seem to be on the MOMA website anymore.

    Eyeglass Sleeve Felt
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    Actually, @K9TB, this is exactly what I was looking for! The colors were limited and some were sold out, but a quick search on Etsy found a very similar style in many colors for half the price...

    Thanks for the recommendation!
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    Whoops! I meant to include the link:


    felt eyeglass case
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    I know that it is going to sound like a bit much, but I use an SE for my glasses.

    I went from using a cheap and nice pair of sunglasses which took being on my nose, over my head to placed into my EDC to 3 pairs of glasses, regular, reader and really strong UV protector sunglasses that fit over both.

    Everyone of them is needed and the SE is perfect for holding 2 out of 3.

    I reinforced the side without pocket, which would be the back of the SE by placing a couple of Ballistic Knitting Tool Pouches there, which provide protection and can be used as extra pockets.

    The SE can double as a quick errand bag, as it fits a smaller phone and keys.

    The SE coordinate with my FJN and they are both EDC.

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