Question for glasses wearers

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Cpk, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. Cpk

    Cpk Mu-43 Rookie

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    May 6, 2014
    Allentown
    Chris Kline
    The lens for your glasses, did any one search out options like Zeiss glass, or others? I am looking at new frames and I would like to go with glass as I've had plastic the last tens years and they end up needing to be replaced after a while.
     
  2. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    Lens technology has changed greatly in the past few years. For many perscriptions, they are now able to custom map a lens to your eye. Ask about your options before making any decisions.

    Good luck,

    --Ken
     
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  3. Cpk

    Cpk Mu-43 Rookie

    18
    May 6, 2014
    Allentown
    Chris Kline
    Thanks Ken, I'll look into that
     
  4. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I have a strong prescription so they have only offered me expensive high-index plastic since I was still a kid. :p Without that, I would be wearing coke bottles. I have a vague recollection of my real young childhood days wearing glass glasses, and how nice and durable (in particular - scratch free) they were.
     
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  5. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    I too wear high-index lenses. As a kid, I wore glass lenses because my dad insisted they were better than plastic. Perhaps they were in the '70s, but they were *heavy*. I love my high-index lenses. They're light weight, durable and much more comfortable than glass.

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  6. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I am cheap... er... frugal. I get mine from great eyeglasses.com and generally pay less than $100 complete. Cheap enough that I don't worry about replacing them once in a while.

    Then again... my script is pretty mild.


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  7. LeeOsenton

    LeeOsenton Mu-43 Button Clicker

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    Jun 25, 2010
    Hayes, Virginia, U.S.A.
    Lee Osenton
    I just bought new glasses and finally caved in and got plastic lenses. They are very light but give a slight looking through handi-wrap effect. I'm undecided if it is in my head or not, but I'm probably going back to glass.

    Lee
     
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  8. Mogul

    Mogul Mu-43 Regular

    193
    Nov 9, 2012
    I have excellent distant vision since bilateral cataract surgery several years ago, but must wear reading glasses. This, of course, necessitates my wearing reading glasses to make camera settings, which must be removed to compose. I found the solution in inexpensive pre-ground glasses with a reading insert inset as a bi-focal spot at the bottom of plain lenses. Since I have worn glasses since I was 11years old, I do not find this inconvenient. However, the pre-ground bi-focals I found at Walmart are no longer available there. I have tried large pharmacies and even asked optometrists, but to no avail. Does anyone know a US or on-line source for these glasses? After several years, the few pair I initially bought are wearing out (broken temples) and I am down to my last pair. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you!
     
  9. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Maybe you have polycarbonate lenses & others dislike them for similar reasons.