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Offline Ianab

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New eye glasses
« on: May 18, 2017, 06:05:08 am »
Finally bit the bullet and got a new pair of glasses.  I've been short sighted and worn glasses since early primary school, but once you stop growing your eyes tend to stabilise. Until you hit 50s and the long sighted starts to kick in.

OK, finally admitted it had and got some new specs. Wide view progressive, high refractive, titanium frame things that weigh almost nothing.

Freaky getting used to the progressive lenses, stairs look weird etc, but wow everything is a LOT sharper now. Old lenses where a bit yellow with age and scuffed up I guess.

Wasn't cheap, but worth it.

Will keep the old specs for running the mill and doing stupid stuff  :D
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Re: New eye glasses
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 06:42:09 am »
I use to have the safety prescription glasses. Not many up to date choices with that style. Had to replace them and could not do the cost this around.
Progressive has always worked for me. I put them on and walked down a flight of stairs the first thing. Never had a problem. I have them on all the time,in the woods and never once had them throw me off.
Getting a new pair really opens up the world.
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Re: New eye glasses
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 08:39:54 am »
I have worn progressives for a long time , got the wide angle a couple months ago and like it alot.
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Re: New eye glasses
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 10:23:43 am »
 My progressive's never bothered going down stairs in my regular glasses but the safety glasses w/progressive's did. I'm still baffeled on this.
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Re: New eye glasses
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2017, 07:27:50 am »
It was several years back now I went in for a check up, and I needed bifocals, so he wrote out the progressive prescript, they were safety as well, seemed alright till the next day in the shop. Machining, grinding and the like where you have to tilt your head did not work very well at all.  I had to go to the line bifocals, all better after that,, now many years since, I have graduated to trifocals,, its amazing how just small changes in distance can affect how well the focus is.  And glasses have gotten very expensive,
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Re: New eye glasses
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2017, 07:52:24 am »
I've worn progressive lenses a long time. Last fall I had to get new lenses and they sold me "high index" lenses. First set was the wrong prescription ::) Second set I could not get used to. There was only a nickel sized area of lens I could see out of. So back to the more expensive regular index.

Don't know why/what the coating is but it is coming off in less than a year and they can't say why…..

Progressives are terrible for working under a car. I've tried wearing them upsidedown…. I might have to buy a special pair for that.
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Re: New eye glasses
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2017, 08:54:53 pm »

Progressives are terrible for working under a car. I've tried wearing them upsidedown…. I might have to buy a special pair for that.

Or when you're wedged in between the rear tire of the tractor and the transmission case trying to focus on a hydraulic fitting six inches in front of your face and you can't tilt your head back.

I was told of an electrician who had a pair of bifocals made with the higher magnification at the top of the lens as well as the bottom so that he could see what he was doing when installing ceiling fixtures. Might be what you need.
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Re: New eye glasses
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2017, 10:07:55 pm »
I suppose I got my first pair of bifocals some 20 years ago.  I hated them, and still do.  I also tried progressives and found no love there either.  About 4 years ago I started doing a lot of machine work and went back to single vision lens.  I go once a year and have the Doc write a prescription for distance, computer which is about 24”, and reading which is 12”.  At the same time I started exploring the discount optical shops.  That cut expenses.  About two years ago I found an online outfit and I think there are several of the same caliber.  The one I've been using is:

www.zennioptical.com

The glass seems to be every bit the quality of the high price places.  The frames are lightweight and I suppose average.  Prices are absolutely great.  So cheap I order two or three of each prescription plus sunglasses.  A set of frames with no lens is only a few dollars so I usually get a spare or two.  I got glasses all over the shop and house.  If I break or scratch one up just throw it away and no big deal.  Not like when I sat on a pair of $250 glasses and destroyed them.
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Re: New eye glasses
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2017, 10:55:06 pm »
We have uses zenni for years.
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Re: New eye glasses
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2017, 11:04:51 pm »
I have been wearing progressives for years, they did take time to get used to. I do need new ones, print is getting increasingly difficult to see clearly. I just wish I didn't have to keep cleaning the DanG things.
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