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Old 01-20-2010, 06:48 AM
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any eyeglasses experts out there?

I just got new lenses because my old ones were blurry. I figured my eyes had changed but wondered why my old glasses from two times back seemed fine.

I have plastic lenses with the change color in sun feature.

My new ones do the same thing with a sunburst effect at night and plain blurry in the daytime.

I made a comment to my sister about it and she said there is a new ultra lightweight plastic lense which does this.

Anybody have the scoop on this?

I am frustrated....why would the glasses companies make a material which makes such a stupid problem?

I'm thinking of going back to glass!
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:57 AM
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I get my lenses coated with something that cuts out halos and that star burst effect at night. It seems to be a problem that we have as we get older. My night vision has declined noticeably since I turned fifty. There is another lens coating that reduces glare from computer screens, which I also get. If your new ones don't have that, it might help.
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:28 AM
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Thanks!

any other input?
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:52 AM
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I can't remember the last pair of eyeglasses I had that were made of glass. I'm not sure how much difference the actual material makes, but I know that lens coatings are very effective from having worked in the photo industry for twenty-some years. I hope that will solve your problem, Tom.
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:59 AM
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you NEED to go to

zennioptical.com

complete eyeglasses are $8! yes, $8.

this is not a scam. they come from china of course and it take a couple of weeks for them to arrive but hey! $8!


i have purchased 6 pair from them already and each one is perfect
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:53 AM
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I've bought glasses from Zenni, too. The only thing I will say is that if you wear progressives or anything special, be careful. Mine were about 1/4th the cost of buying at a store, but I cannot wear them most of the time. They only work when I am looking straight through the "sweet spot" of the lenses.
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:57 AM
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have your eyes checked for cataracts. halo & starbursts at night are signs of early cataract development. Opthomologists can check for that, optometrists don't....
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:14 AM
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...My night vision has declined noticeably since I turned fifty...
I noticed this too! Making left turns on dimly lit curbed intersections paralyze me! I wonder why we lose night vision around that age?
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I just got new lenses because my old ones were blurry. I figured my eyes had changed but wondered why my old glasses from two times back seemed fine.

I have plastic lenses with the change color in sun feature.

My new ones do the same thing with a sunburst effect at night and plain blurry in the daytime.

I made a comment to my sister about it and she said there is a new ultra lightweight plastic lense which does this.

Anybody have the scoop on this?

I am frustrated....why would the glasses companies make a material which makes such a stupid problem?

I'm thinking of going back to glass!
You're entitled to a replacement pair of lenses if the new ones are not acceptable.
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:46 AM
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All I can say is be very careful with buying cheap lenses. They don't exactly care about cutting the lenses properly.

Short story: my brother got lenses from lenscrafters. He got bifocals. After 3 sets of lenses they still could not get the lenses correct. You could plainly see that the bifocals were not even. We went to a more premium optician (colonial) and they got it correct the first time. If they can't even properly center the bifocals, what going to keep them from properly grinding the lens geometry with respect to your eyes and face?

I'm glad my eyes have slowed down changing. I'm at about 3 years on this current set (with high index lenses aka the "premium" vanity ones).

The coatings will help. I also recommend cleaning them often (oil or dirt will acerbate glare at night - it's like keeping your windshield clean). Wash your hands, rinse your glasses in water, wash them gently with your fingers and mild hand soap. Rinse, gently dry with a lint free, clean cloth.
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:48 AM
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have your eyes checked for cataracts. halo & starbursts at night are signs of early cataract development. Opthomologists can check for that, optometrists don't....
I have my eyes checked every year for both Cataracts AND Rincolns . . .
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:13 AM
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I have my eyes checked every year for both Cataracts AND Rincolns . . .
you eat shlimp too?
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:25 AM
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Ha ha. You velly funny man . . .
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:58 PM
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[I figured my eyes had changed but wondered why my old glasses from two times back seemed fine.


some of you may not have noticed this line.
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:28 PM
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My eye doctor told me that my farsightedness might actually improve after a certain age, while my nearsightedness worsened. I have so many pairs of glasses lying around my house of different perscriptions that some days I am wearing my current one and other times I may have on a pair that is six or seven years old. It is not immediately apparent to me when I have on an old pair. I think the changes in my farsighted vision have gotten smaller as time goes on. Also, I see better when I'm well-rested than on days when I haven't slept well the night before.
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