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post #1966 of 2672
Hey CityConnection, can you recommend any frames that look like Oliver People's Larabbee or Warby Parker's Bensen?

http://www.oliverpeoples.com/collections/rx-collection/larrabee.html
http://www.warbyparker.com/women/optical/bensen-whiskey-tortoise

Thanks!
post #1967 of 2672
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CityConnection,
What's your opinion of Nikon lenses, particularly their SeeMax technology? My optician suggested I try them instead of the the Essilor lenses I'd been wearing previously. I've had the Nikon lenses for almost 2 weeks now and I find that I don't see as well as I did with my old pair - there's definitely some distortion and blurriness in my field of vision. My optician says the lenses are normal and free of defects but he'll switch them back to Essilor if that's what I want. Is this just a personal matter or are some lenses objectively better than others?
Thanks.

Seemax progressives or single vision? What kind of lenses did you have before? What is your rough rx and has it changed from before? Is it a new frame or the same old frame? If so, what kind of frame was the old one and what kind of frame is the new one?

hahaha...I realize that it's a lot of questions, but in order to problem solve, the more info the better.
post #1968 of 2672
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Whats your opinion on the quality of Dita Sunglasses?

I haven't had any long term experience with them to know know how well they are made. In terms of price point and value, I think they may be a bit high for their initial quality and design. In that price range I think you can find a lot of other brands that are equally as nice. Although they do have some unique pieces and interesting design features.
post #1969 of 2672
Yesterday I saw what I thought were the perfect pair of glasses, but I can't ID them. Their shape was very similar to the Lafont Jupiter from what I could tell, but they had a gold band at the hinge of the temple. They had the two screws, and the lenses were slightly more oval than some of the other classic models. The entire frames were on the thinner side too. Can anyone guess what they might have been? I suspected the Oliver Peoples Dannie, the Francois Pinton Passeport, or the Armani 786 but the former two don't have the band and the latter doesn't have the two screws.

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post #1970 of 2672
will make a previous question shorter - is it OK to buy Oliver Peoples Eyeglasses with to convert them to sunglasses (the eyeglass sizes come smaller which i like i'm not into oversized sunglasses)..

thanks!>.
post #1971 of 2672
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Yesterday I saw what I thought were the perfect pair of glasses, but I can't ID them. Their shape was very similar to the Lafont Jupiter from what I could tell, but they had a gold band at the hinge of the temple. They had the two screws, and the lenses were slightly more oval than some of the other classic models. The entire frames were on the thinner side too. Can anyone guess what they might have been? I suspected the Oliver Peoples Dannie, the Francois Pinton Passeport, or the Armani 786 but the former two don't have the band and the latter doesn't have the two screws.
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The 2 "screws" are actually described as "rivets". The "band" is described as a "trim". I'm not trying to be a smart alec, I'm just correcting you so that you can narrow your search better.

As well, unfortunately I don't know what kind of frames they are. Although a lot of O&X frames seem to have a small gold trim on them these days.
post #1972 of 2672
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will make a previous question shorter - is it OK to buy Oliver Peoples Eyeglasses with to convert them to sunglasses (the eyeglass sizes come smaller which i like i'm not into oversized sunglasses)..
thanks!>.

Absolutely! When making RX sunglasses, they will take out the lenses and put in new lenses anyhow. Whether you pick a regular frame or a sunglass frame, they will be able to make them into regular clear lenses OR prescription sunglass lenses. If you want, you can even make sunglasses into regular glasses.
post #1973 of 2672
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Seemax progressives or single vision? What kind of lenses did you have before? What is your rough rx and has it changed from before? Is it a new frame or the same old frame? If so, what kind of frame was the old one and what kind of frame is the new one?
hahaha...I realize that it's a lot of questions, but in order to problem solve, the more info the better.

They're the Seemax single vision. I had Essilor before. I have pretty severe myopia (-6/-8) and astigmatism. Same prescription. Same frame.
post #1974 of 2672
Fake check please. Let me know if you need more pictures.

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post #1976 of 2672
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They're the Seemax single vision. I had Essilor before. I have pretty severe myopia (-6/-8) and astigmatism. Same prescription. Same frame.

Depending on the amount of astigmatism this could happen. Basically, the thicker the lens becomes, the more distortion you'll see. Seemax does reduce distortion on the side but you'll always get the best vision through the middle of the front. Also another thing to consider is the base curve. The curvature of the lenses may be different as well as the index. All these are contributing factors. If you still don't feel comfortable, I would suggest to go change it back to the Essilor lenses. For whatever reason, it might just be a more suitable lens, although you will adapt to the new lenses. Usually people take up to 2 weeks to adapt, some even longer.
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Fake check please. Let me know if you need more pictures.
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The pics aren't super clear, but what I can tell, they look real. And if they aren't real, they are still made well.
post #1978 of 2672
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The pics aren't super clear, but what I can tell, they look real. And if they aren't real, they are still made well.

Yea, low light and holding the camera by hand never works well frown.gif I can retake if there is something in particular that would help identify them.
post #1979 of 2672
Sorry if you posted about this before - could you explain all this lens stuff like Crizal, etc?
post #1980 of 2672
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Depending on the amount of astigmatism this could happen. Basically, the thicker the lens becomes, the more distortion you'll see. Seemax does reduce distortion on the side but you'll always get the best vision through the middle of the front. Also another thing to consider is the base curve. The curvature of the lenses may be different as well as the index. All these are contributing factors. If you still don't feel comfortable, I would suggest to go change it back to the Essilor lenses. For whatever reason, it might just be a more suitable lens, although you will adapt to the new lenses. Usually people take up to 2 weeks to adapt, some even longer.

Thanks. That's helpful.
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