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Old 11-30-2006, 09:38 PM   #21
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Thanks Bob, we are going to first try a pair of the cheapy glasses and see how they work.
Martha, I'm going to order a pair of sunglasses for my wife at 39DollarGlasses.com. I checked for coupon codes and one site tells me that the code: dn17326 will get you free shipping with no minimum. I haven't placed the order yet so can't verify.
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Old 11-30-2006, 09:47 PM   #22
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When I buy a pair from my local guy, he always has to adjust the frames to make a good fit around the ears or sit on the nose correctly. How do you overcome adjustments by ordering online?
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When I buy a pair from my local guy, he always has to adjust the frames to make a good fit around the ears or sit on the nose correctly. How do you overcome adjustments by ordering online?
As far as I can tell, the only thing you miss online are those adjustments you mention. Mine fit fine right out of the box, but even if they didn't, there's an optician in my town who will adjust them for less than $10. I haven't had to use her services, but my wife replaced those little plastic pads that sit on your nose for $2.00, and it took 5 minutes. The optician said she was very glad to do it, even though the glasses weren't purchased there.
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Old 12-01-2006, 03:17 AM   #24
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oooh man i went to lens crafters last year for a budget pair of bi-focals,.. they were awful. i could see the craters on the moon but i couldnt walk with them. had another pair done by a local place and aaahhhhh perfection. they were 600.00 bucks but i can see and walk.
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I had LASIK when it was still very new, almost a decade ago. I did a lot of research beforehand and found a good surgeon. It's definitely a risky procedure and people do end up with worse vision after the procedure than before (although very rarely).

The skill of the surgeon is really the key... the more eyes they will have done the better they will be able to handle the "slicer" and the better they will know exactly how much correction to apply with the lasers to get it right the first time.

I had a great result, going from almost coke-bottle glasses to 20/20 vision unassisted. But there was a complication that required lots of attentive followup care... another reason to get a good surgeon.

But LASIK does absolutely nothing for the need for reading glasses in middle age. That is because the range of focus isn't as great as we age.
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Okay, they are in! Overall quality is very good from my initial assessment. The prescription appears to be proper, I can't tell any difference between my boutique versions. So I'd say for what I wanted; a spare set of long vision for car and reading for work, they are perfect. That said, I will comment on two negatives:

1. They never did respond to my request for a corrected tracking number, even when I sent follow-up email expressing great frustration. Maybe they get a lot of that... just be prepared to wait, and that will solve that.

2. Maybe I just chose my models poorly, but both the distance glasses and the reading glasses are both have tiny lens area. I can see fine, but I just prefer a larger lens. The good thing is they are plenty light, and I did not happen to need any adjustments, so that was fortunate.
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