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Old 06-12-2011, 11:48 AM   #21
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I do not care what they look like, as long as I can read.
Reminds me of a pair I bought somewhere for ~50 cents and they were admittedly horrid looking. DW said "Ewwww, why'd you buy those ugly things?"

" They were cheap, and I don't care what they look like. When I'm wearing them I can't see them."

Long sigh and eyeroll....
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:19 PM   #22
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I put a pair in most rooms, the basement and in the car so they are there when I need them. I have bought them when they were B1G1F at the grocery store. They varied from $10 to $20 a pair so I paid 1/2 that. I never broke a pair and have used the same ones now at least 9 or 10 years. My eyesight hasn't changed hardly at all in the past 12 or 13 years so they still work fine. I have noticed tho my right eye is starting to get a little worse than it was a year ago. Used to be 20/15 (2008) then 20/20 (2009) 20/30 or 40 (2010). Still pretty good but as someone that always had excellent eyesight I am now a little frustrated, part of getting old I guess.
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A slightly different twist to the reading glasses. I normally wear trifocals
with a medium correction for distance on the top. When playing golf, I cannot stand to wear those glasses and look down through bifocals, etc. And I want sunglasses. I wear regular sunglasses on the course but cannot follow the ball flight. So, after just getting my eyes examined again, I decided to order prescription sunglasses with just the distance correction. No trifocals. Hope this works out. Getting these at COSTCO and the "specialist" said to get the brown tone rather than the green tone to allow me to better pick up the ball flight. We'll see.
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So, after just getting my eyes examined again, I decided to order prescription sunglasses with just the distance correction.
That's what I do for sunglasses, too. Zenni (on line) charges $4.95 extra to add tint to prescription eyeglasses, and another $4.95 for an anti-reflective coating. They have 21 tints to choose from. Sunglasses (monovision, 1.57 index polycarbonate) I just ordered cost me $16.85. They're probably not very stylish.
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That's what I do for sunglasses, too. Zenni (on line) charges $4.95 extra to add tint to prescription eyeglasses, and another $4.95 for an anti-reflective coating. They have 21 tints to choose from. Sunglasses (monovision, 1.57 index polycarbonate) I just ordered cost me $16.85. They're probably not very stylish.
I'll look into Zenni next time I guess. Mine are ordered at COSTCO. $90
and using a frame I had as extra. If those frames can't be used, I'll go to Zenni. Thanks for all the tips.
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Zenni for my bifocals, and Sams for reading glasses, which I really use for computer glasses.
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Zenni for my bifocals, and Sams for reading glasses, which I really use for computer glasses.
You might be able to do better by getting prescription glasses for your computer. Just choose a number for the ADD value in the prescription intermediate between 0 (which you'd use for distance glasses) and the full ADD value in your prescription (which you'd use for reading) and add whatever value you decide on to the OS Sphere and OD Sphere values in the prescription. Unfortunately, I can't tell you how to calculate the right addition to make for the distance your computer screen is from your eyes. My prescription says ADD is 2.75, and for my computer I've tried adding values of 0.75, 1.00 and 1.50. My optometrist says for the screen 22" away, I should use 1.50, but I'm not convinced she's right about that. Now, I'm using 1.00 for my computer glasses.
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