Hi, I found an old pair of pro design titanium frames that I'm thinking of re-lensing. They're in pretty good shape aside from a small paint chip on the edge. Do you think it would be alright to reuse a frame, because a lot of opticians suggest getting new frames.
Also is it better to go to a high end store to get lenses, or would a BJs or Walmart optician produce a similar quality? My eyesight is pretty bad and I would def opt for the 1.74 high index. Please advise, thanks.
Edit: more questions for the expert. I have prescription sunglasses with polarized lenses, which I get a lot of compliments on, but the sides are super duper thick which makes me self conscious. Granted, theyre blacked out a little with some sort of paint, but it's pretty obvious they're thick. I was told that that.s the best that can be done, other than getting a narrower lens, but why can't they make sunglasses lenses with high index?
Ad what can of nose piece do you recommend people buy with oily complexions? My glasses start to slide down my face towards the middle of the day, so I find my self washing the nose pads frequently. Is there a stickier nose pad out there that I don't know about?
Lastly, what kind of frame would you recommend for someone with visible bags? I love the trendy nerd glasses, but it would just expose my bags totally. Should I get a chunky frame, or a more attention grabbing pattern to distract from my luggage?
Sorry for all the questions,
1. You can re-use any frame you want. But considering you are dropping quite a bit of money on 1.74 lenses, they may be telling you to get a frame in your best interest. Is it worth spending $200+ on lenses into a wrecked frame that looks like it's going to break soon? That's up to you to decide.
2. Your sunglasses may be thick because a 1.67 is the thinnest material for a tintable lens or polarized lens. Find a thicker dark colored lens and that should hide some more thickness.
3. Nose pads: Silicone. They will still slide down though. The weight of your lenses will be towards the front of the frame making them front heavy.
4.visible bags: something that cuts down a bit lower or try getting a frame where the bottom of the lens is on the line of where your bags are. With a larger frame, technically you may be able to hide them more but keep in mind that the bigger your frame, the heavier the lenses.
Hope that helps!