Quote: Originally Posted by Flieger Hello CC, Thanks for your tips and input in your thread on eyewear. Great stuff. I have got a question for you that I am not sure if you can answer, so I decided to send you this by pm. I hope you can tell me what to do. A couple of weeks ago I bought oakley juliet (x-metal) sunglasses that I wanted to fit with clear prescription glasses to use these as sportsglasses. I went to my local optometrist because I didn't want to order through oakley cause they charge a lot for regular prescription glasses. My local guy ordered glasses with a curve in them (I have like -5.5 or something so these were expensive to get in a thinner quality) He thought (stupidly) that he could fit these in to the oakley juliets because he could 'bend' the metal a bit straighter. This didn't work. Now the local shop isn't sure what to advise me. Either I get my money back and fit the sunglass lenses back in and try to resell. Or he orders extra extra curved glasses for me but in my -5.5 strength glasses this might cause too much distortion?? So if I go throug and order those extra curvy glasses (I dont have to pay for those obviously, they just keep te money I already paid for the first glasses) that will be risky. If they do cause a lot of distortion I will lose that money because they have warned me. What do you advise me? ( I know you cant advise me professionally because you dont know all the details but you know what do you think about this generally?) Regards, Floris. Quote: Originally Posted by CityConnection Hi, Sorry for getting back to you so late. I didn't see that I had PMs. I get this question a lot. Do you mind if I post it in the thread? In any case, I can sure help you out with deciding. But first I would like to tell you that I am NOT your eye care professional so I can give you advice "off the record". It is solely for informational purposes only. 1. Oakley's RX Program only does up to a -4.00 compounded. Even with your RX and willing to pay, Oakley will NOT make your RX of -5.50. This is for good reason, they know that after -4 there will be a lot of distortion and vision will NOT be optimal. Once we get higher than the -4 threshold we need to start taking into consideration the "prism" that the RX will cause when it is with so much wrap. 2. More wrap = more discomfort. Some people don't mind the discomfort from the distortion, others feel like barfing when wearing them. You wont know until you put them on. Think of it like this, take your current glasses, bend them in half at the bridge and look through the lenses. You are basically looking out of the lens at a 45degree angle. You can see how this will be uncomfortable. 3. Base curve (the curvature of the lenses). The higher the curvature of the lens the harder it is to adapt to. Your current lenses are probably very flat, this makes them thin, light and you will get a wider field of vision. When we start going into the curvatures the lenses will start to get thicker, unless you go with a high index lens (read: thinner material). This will still cause vision distortions. 4. Frames being bent a bit flatter. They suggested to bend the frames flatter so that they can put in a flatter lens. A flatter lens will be more comfortable to wear in terms of vision but it will reduce the "wrapped look" that you like about the frames. They can still adjust it to fit snug, but it won't have the same appeal. 5. Lens color. Also keep in mind that the shop probably isn't going to be putting on a mirror coating for you like the ones that are in there right now. There are tons of options for making this frame RX-able, but it is just a matter of how much you want to pay and how much wrap you can tolerate. At the end of the day, you are opening your own wallet and you have to see if you are making the best choice for your situation. Hope this helps.