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I've seen it done but wouldnt suggest it. Basically, you heat it up super hot and reshape it.


 

Thanks again - I am taking them in to my optician tomorrow! I'll report back with the solution we achieve!

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Lens question: I have a low distance Rx and a low add (+1). My glasses are pretty shallow....typically around 32mm. I hate having to take my glasses off to read so I d. had a pair of progressives made (Essilor...dunno which model). Took a while to get used to it but now that I have, I find that my distance vision acuity isn't all that great (it was certainly better with my old single-vision lenses). Also doesn't work too well in front of the computer. After reading up, something tells me my optician should have used a short-corridor lens but didn't. I also should probably have a second pair with computer lenses made for office use.

Are my (uninformed) suspicions correct? I'm meeting up with my eye doctor next week to get my prescription rechecked and thereafter will go for some new glasses. It seems the opticians in these parts carry mostly Essilor and Hoya. I'm guessing Hoya is the way to go? Which models should I be looking at?


If your distance acuity is off, as an optometrist the first things I would be thinking of are the prescription and the lens centring. Getting a recheck is the right move.

 

The quality of the lenses is more important than the brand. The major manufacturers produce a large range of progressive lenses at different price points. As CC mentioned as a general rule you get what you pay for. The cheapest lenses may be decades old designs using traditional grinding methods which have optical limitations. Newer (and more expensive) designs use digital surfacing (CNC) which allow better control of aberrations and  optimisation for the prescription, the frame and how it fits, giving sharper vision, reduced distortion, better reading areas and easier adaptation.

 

You are not just buying a pair of lenses, but also expertise. Your eye doctor or dispenser are familiar with the brands of lenses that they use. By all means discuss with them which model of lens is most suitable for you, but asking for a brand which they are unfamiliar with may be a recipe for trouble.


Edited by Roger la Rock - 4/7/14 at 3:46pm
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Thanks again - I am taking them in to my optician tomorrow! I'll report back with the solution we achieve!

 

So, I took my glasses to the optical shop and she volunteered to courier them to an outfit that should be able to add feet/pads to the frames, lifting them off of my face. I'm not sure how this will pan out but we'll see!

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So, I took my glasses to the optical shop and she volunteered to courier them to an outfit that should be able to add feet/pads to the frames, lifting them off of my face. I'm not sure how this will pan out but we'll see!


You were right, @CityConnection - the feet couldn't be screwed onto the frames, so silicon pads were the solution suggested. I'm wearing them today and hoping they help to alleviate the digging-in feeling.

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