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post #2536 of 2735

Does the quality of the lenses differ between retailers, or is it the same whether I buy it from Optician A or Optician B?

 

Are there other benefits than the thickness between the different types of lenses (1.60 MAR and 1.74 MAR)?

 

Edit: I read in the thread that CR39 scratches easily. Would CR39 still scratch with anti-scratch coating?


Edited by Dingusberry - 2/28/14 at 3:43am
post #2537 of 2735
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Originally Posted by accordion View Post

thanks, any general advice for lenses? I have bad eyes (-7.0) and would prefer thinner lenses, will get anti-glare coating as well, anything else or brands I should be looking for?

1.74. In terms of coating, the best that you can afford. The more expensive coating, without being gimmicky, will offer the most benefits. In terms of brands, the top lenses will be similar from brand to brand. It's like a BMW vs. Benz. They will be comparable but slightly different and both companies will claim their lens is better.
post #2538 of 2735
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Originally Posted by lim View Post

Hey CC

Thank you for taking the time to reply my last post.

Following further visits to my optician I was made to understand that the brand Yellows Plus is a notch higher then Masunaga glasses in terms of the quality of finishes?

Cheers:D

I can't give you a definite answer because I haven't had any long term experience with Yellow Plus, but Masunagas are well made. They are relatively light for the thickness as well.
post #2539 of 2735
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Originally Posted by masshi View Post

Gross question, but CC, how do you recommend wiping the oil off of our frames (for those of us with oily skin)?

I've been using a t-shirt and I've noticed that some of the sheen/lacquer in the nose "pad" area of my Ray-Bans has been wiped off and is now matte - maybe I'm just wiping too hard?


Actually, is it safe to just run them under water or wash them or something? Or will the metal parts rust?

DO NOT use your tshirt.

Use warm water (not hot) with dishwasher soap. It will remove the grease and clean it right up. Then dry with white paper towel. Simple and cheap. Don't waste money on the "sprays". If the grit doesn't come of the lenses prior to wiping or cleaning, you'll be scratching your lenses.
post #2540 of 2735
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Originally Posted by CarolinaMan View Post

The higher the refractive index, the thinner the lens (and generally speaking, the more expensive). 

1.74 index would be the thinnest followed by 1.67 index.  Many brands make lenses in these indexes.  The anti reflective and anti scratch coatings will also have a big impact on the price.  

You can also buy polycarbonate (1.59 index), however, many experience chromatic aberration in stronger prescriptions made from poly due to its relatively low ABBE value (a whole other discussion).

The size of the frame also has an impact on a high minus prescription.  Picking a frame that is either too large or is made from thin metal can make the lenses look thick.  An aspheric lens design with taper at the edge can also help make the lens look thinner.    

Regarding brands, you will hear fans of every major brand whether that be Essilor, Zeiss, Hoya, Nikon, Kodak, etc.  If you are a single vision wearer, you will not be able to tell a big difference unless you upgrade to a digital free from lens.  

Freeform lenses aren't for everyone though. It's like getting a Ford GT as a daily driver. Maybe be nice at first but once your back starts hurting from the road conditions, you might not think it was the best option. Same with freeform, some people are not use to the curvature and field of vision. A lot comes into play with the lenses, it isn't just a matter of being thick or thin, correct or not. Sometimes, even with the correct rx and best lenses, one may like polycarbonate better. But your local practitioner will know about that.
post #2541 of 2735
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Originally Posted by accorion View Post

Thanks for the help, ordered a pair of Kio Yamato XOs today.
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Kio Yamato or O&X? What kind of frame?
post #2542 of 2735
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Originally Posted by gamblor View Post

Hello,

Are there any better quality alternatives for sunglasses that provide full protection? I use Noir as they offer brow, side, and bottom coverage without limiting vision. They are also made of cheap plastic and could be styled sharper.


To be frank, they are all about the same. They differ mostly in terms of fit and size.
post #2543 of 2735
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Originally Posted by Hirsh View Post

Here are my own (for TV only), FRED OF PARIS "S.Lucie" platinum plated rimless glasses, set at each temple with a pretty large rosé cut real diamond!

Next eye test: next Monday, but I feel my eyesight has improved over the last 4 years and that I'll be told I don't need to wear them at all!mad.gif

No, they are hard to get hold off and Definitely Not for kopping off me!

For now...and in due time, you'll need to put reading lenses in those. (just poking fun)
post #2544 of 2735
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Originally Posted by masshi View Post

warbys are $100 including the lenses

they're crap

That's accurate. The Kios will last you, literally, years. I have pairs that are over 5 yrs old that I still wear in my rotation because they are in better condition than some of my newer ones. If you want a quick style fix, get a pair of WP, if you want something that might make you look a bit sharper and sophisticated, get Kios.
post #2545 of 2735
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

What are some better alternatives around <$100 then?

Realistically, under $100, they are no name brands and you shouldn't/couldn't be looking for something that is well crafted. Given the same acetate (which WP and such don't use), a well made frame has many more steps of production and quality control. If you're looking for soemthing under $100, just get anything that is cheap and cheerful, but don't expect quality.
post #2546 of 2735
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

How do Warby frames compare to lower end Luxottica frames (e.g. Ray Bans)?

Rayban is better than WP. LUX and Safilo house brands are better than WP.
post #2547 of 2735
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Yeah but, how big can the difference in quality be between plastic frames? I have Gucci (Safilo) sunglass frames and my previous optical frames were Prada (Luxottica). I don't notice any major difference in quality between the frames, even though the designer frames were at least twice the price of Warbys.

True. But keep in mind, for the same Gucci/Boss frame, you can get a pair of Elasta or Chesterfield which are their house brands that are MUCH better quality, believe it or not. They use better hardware.
post #2548 of 2735
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

Do you have more precise reasoning than that or is it just your gut feeling? 

I can give you specific examples. It may be a gut feeling for most, but that is usually a good feeling. For starters, the hinges that they use are not the same quaility, the acetates are cheap and not as smooth and polished as others, the way they finish their edges look like it was just stopped mid production, the lenses are poly and the quality sucks (A Zeiss Poly would be much better), you have no way to realy adjust them unless you go to a B&M, their "prescription" specialists are lousy and the lsit goes on. I'm not bashing on them, but let's be honest, we're on SF because we want to carry a certain of style. Why cheap out on something you're going to wear everyday and it is the first thing that people look at when they look at you. To each their own.

Please understand this is not directed at you, per se, but just a general observation.
post #2549 of 2735
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Originally Posted by WiredandTired View Post

Any thoughts on prodesign? I like their aesthetic and variety.

It's them or maybe lindberg or zero g titanium. My selections are limited due to having a large cranium. Looked at a lot of other makers like salt, Oliver peoples and no dice for wider frames.

All 3 brands are different. Out of the 3, I like Lindbergs styling the best, but they are pricy.
post #2550 of 2735
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

I'm thinking about getting a pair of rimless glasses. The last pair I had were Kawasaki's about 10 years ago. Can anyone recommend good , updated brands? I don't want noticiable side details.

I had these before. They were nice and subtle but perhaps dated now?


Switch up the lens shape and you're back in business. They still sell that model. Best selling, long lasting model .
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