Originally Posted by wmmk
I know I'm in self-imposed internet exile, but I had a question about prescriptions and whatnot. The eye doctor always says I don't need glasses, but when I'm shooting my camera, I set the diopter 2-3 clicks away from neutral to see the viewfinder sharply, and I tried my friend's glasses on the other day and saw better through them than I do without them. What's up with that?
Also, does insurance cover frames? I'd want OP Rileys, but couldn't afford 'em at retail sans insurance.
When your optometrist tells you that you dont need glasses, it might mean that you have a mild prescription. Go back and get your eyes examined and tell them your situation and that you can see better with your friends rx.
ALSO, if you do photography for a living, I would suggest you get glass lenses. It is not as safe as polycarbonate, BUT your vision will be much better. Most stores probably wont even sell them to you for liability but still, glass will increase your vision to it's max. I have a diamond dealer that will ONLY use glass lenses and for good reason.