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Eye Glasses

Postby Cao87 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:43 pm

I just a new pair of glasses and I got what’s called trivex lenses I was wondering if any body
Has a pair of them and how you like them, and how long it took to get used to them.

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Re: Eye Glasses

Postby Bloke » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:59 pm

Cao87 wrote:
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I just a new pair of glasses
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Re: Eye Glasses

Postby Naperville » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:41 pm

Sorry, I don't know anything abt them.
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Re: Eye Glasses

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:33 am

I do not know anything about them except they are thinner and lighter than regular plastic lenses. I still have trouble adjusting to wearing glasses when I walk. I can drive well, and prefer to wear them, even when my eyes are not bothering me. But walking is another thing altogether.
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Re: Eye Glasses

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:36 am

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Re: Eye Glasses

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Doc Dan wrote:
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Postby demoncase » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:13 pm

Trivex are one of the several brand names for thinner-lighter lens materials.....They make no difference to the view from the user side but they do reduce the dent in the bridge of your nose

For those of us who (in previous times) would need the bottoms cut off Coke bottles to see, this is a boon.......
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Re: Eye Glasses

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:00 pm

What are the cheapest/most inexpensive eye glasses and frames you recommend, without getting a real piece of junk pair?

Or is it like knives, the more expensive are always or generally better?

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Re: Eye Glasses

Postby Bloke » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:31 pm

SpyderEdgeForever wrote:
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What are the cheapest/most inexpensive eye glasses and frames you recommend
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Re: Eye Glasses

Postby kbuzbee » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:48 am

SpyderEdgeForever wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:00 pm

Or is it like knives, the more expensive are always or generally better?
To some degree, it is. My “best” glasses ever (in like 40 years since switching from glass lenses, which were heavy but optically superior) were Zeiss. They are expensive and kinda hard to find, but I think I located an optician 20 miles away who can get them. The place I bought them quit carrying them about 10 years ago and I’ve been “threatening” to drive past the 257 opticians between here and there ever since. Next time!

Were they better because of the lenses? Or because they “nailed? The prescription? Maybe my eyes were just better during that period? Who can say? But I haven’t been able to see as well since.

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Re: Eye Glasses

Postby demoncase » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:59 pm

Here in the UK, eye examinations have to meet the NHS requirements- and the price is never more than £25 (Lots of folks get them entirely free)

The same goes for glasses- they have to meet NHS requirements for quality and safety.... So even the cheapest pair of glasses will be more than good enough. Again, lots of folks get them entirely free

As such, I use an online firm called Glasses Direct. Every pair I've had from them has lasted to my next eye test.
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Re: Eye Glasses

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:31 pm

demoncase wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:59 pm
Here in the UK, eye examinations have to meet the NHS requirements- and the price is never more than £25 (Lots of folks get them entirely free)

The same goes for glasses- they have to meet NHS requirements for quality and safety.... So even the cheapest pair of glasses will be more than good enough. Again, lots of folks get them entirely free

As such, I use an online firm called Glasses Direct. Every pair I've had from them has lasted to my next eye test.
Thank you. What brand or type do you recommend if you want something more durable, for outdoors' use, that will resist breakage and chipping if dropped, and, which could repel or resist grains and particles of sand, dirt, and rock if they hit it, when hiking and camping?

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Re: Eye Glasses

Postby demoncase » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:39 am

SpyderEdgeForever wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:31 pm
demoncase wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:59 pm
Here in the UK, eye examinations have to meet the NHS requirements- and the price is never more than £25 (Lots of folks get them entirely free)

The same goes for glasses- they have to meet NHS requirements for quality and safety.... So even the cheapest pair of glasses will be more than good enough. Again, lots of folks get them entirely free

As such, I use an online firm called Glasses Direct. Every pair I've had from them has lasted to my next eye test.
Thank you. What brand or type do you recommend if you want something more durable, for outdoors' use, that will resist breakage and chipping if dropped, and, which could repel or resist grains and particles of sand, dirt, and rock if they hit it, when hiking and camping?
Go for standard polycarbonate lenses with NO coatings apart from the anti scratch.

Forget brands or slick metal frames: go with the thickest hipster style retro frames possible.
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Re: Eye Glasses

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:13 pm

demoncase wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:39 am
SpyderEdgeForever wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:31 pm
demoncase wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:59 pm
Here in the UK, eye examinations have to meet the NHS requirements- and the price is never more than £25 (Lots of folks get them entirely free)

The same goes for glasses- they have to meet NHS requirements for quality and safety.... So even the cheapest pair of glasses will be more than good enough. Again, lots of folks get them entirely free

As such, I use an online firm called Glasses Direct. Every pair I've had from them has lasted to my next eye test.
Thank you. What brand or type do you recommend if you want something more durable, for outdoors' use, that will resist breakage and chipping if dropped, and, which could repel or resist grains and particles of sand, dirt, and rock if they hit it, when hiking and camping?
Go for standard polycarbonate lenses with NO coatings apart from the anti scratch.

Forget brands or slick metal frames: go with the thickest hipster style retro frames possible.
Thank you very much.

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Re: Eye Glasses

Postby Evil D » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:40 pm

I wear Oakley Servo's when I wear them, I usually wear contacts. I don't care so much for the brand but they're sturdy and they fit my big head. Most frames are too narrow but these fit melon heads like mine.
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