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    Eye Glasses

    It finally happened. At 45 I need glasses. I ordered a pair this weekend. It was way more money, than I thought they would be. 😕

    $265 for frame and lens. Then I got the upsell pitch for anti scratch film. Me "Sounds good!" Them "Ok that will be an additional $280!" Me " excuse me did you say $280 additional" them "Yes". Me "nevermind."

    So I have a question. Has anyone used a glass coating on their glasses?

    I did buy the insurance for $30.

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    Re: Eye Glasses

    Go to Walmart or Costco vision center.
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    Re: Eye Glasses

    If you have a Costco membership bring prescription and select your frame and save some bucks
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    Re: Eye Glasses

    Lol I`ve been wearing glasses since I was in grade 6 ugh. Yup Costco is a great places to sort glasses.

    Never used a glass coating on them but my glasses are going on 7 years old now and I need new ones myself. The ones I have right now I paid $750 for all in so I`m getting my money`s worth haha.

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    Re: Eye Glasses

    Quote Originally Posted by Tc99m View Post
    It finally happened. At 45 I need glasses. I ordered a pair this weekend. It was way more money, than I thought they would be. 

    $265 for frame and lens. Then I got the upsell pitch for anti scratch film. Me "Sounds good!" Them "Ok that will be an additional $280!" Me " excuse me did you say $280 additional" them "Yes". Me "nevermind."

    So I have a question. Has anyone used a glass coating on their glasses?

    I did buy the insurance for $30.
    I am lucky, I can wear contacts for 14-16 hrs a day w/o any issues. Try a pair of Acuvue Oasys contacts. Very comfortable, I honestly don`t even know I have them in my eyes. I put my contacts in first thing in the morning and don`t take them out until bedtime.

    I went to Walmart for my glasses. $60-75 out the door lens and frames. They aren`t stylish, coated or fancy, but I can see. BTW I wear the glasses about once or twice a month. I have never left my house with glasses on in 20 years that I`ve had my glasses
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    If you belong to Bjs or Costco you will do way better on prie, but will be lomited to fewer choices. If you can make those work, you will save some $.

    Also, in the optometry shops, DO NOT BE AFRAID TO NEGIOTIATE.

    The mark uponthe frames is obscene-
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    Re: Eye Glasses

    Thanks everybody for the replies. I am truly a noob. They kept asking questions. Like how does this feel? Do want pads or pad less frames? And I was looking at them like they were from another planet. I simply would say "how do I know! I have never had to wear glasses."

    Costco is out for me. To long of a Drive. Bj`s was right down the street and I didn`t think about trying there. I will definitely look give them a shot.

    The Dr didn`t seem to think I would be a candidate for Contacts. I think my prescription is for +1. I assume that is pretty mild. Like I said I am a complete noob to this world of vision problems.

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    Re: Eye Glasses

    Long time eyeglasses wearing here too. Regarding coatings, definatly get an anti-glare coating. It`s well worth the money. I`d also recomend looking at frameless glass as an option - light weight and basically invisible. I`ve been wearing the same pair by this company for the last 8 years:

    https://www.silhouette.com/

    For cleaning lens, I like Zeiss wipes:

    https://www.amazon.com/Zeiss-Pre-Moi.../dp/B0030HG054

    They are the best I`ve found to remove smuges/ dust/ cooking grease.

    Hope that helps.
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    Thank you for the recommendations. I called my parents who have worn glasses their whole lives. They just laughed at me.
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    My wife wears glasses, and we to thought the prices were crazy. I`m a listener of Clark Howard and he has some great alternatives:

    10 best places to get a deal on eyeglasses | Clark Howard

    We gave Zenni a try for some beater sunglasses, they were great, so we`ve been buying from them ever since. My dad has been a lenscrafters guy for ages and he got a pair recently as well. The hard part is measurement, I use some digital calipers to measure things, seems to work quite well so far.
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    Re: Eye Glasses

    Been wearing glasses since the second grade. I`m with Angus, Silhouettes are my favorite "frames" I`ve had. Even though I`ve got pretty thick lenses, they still don`t weigh anything so they don`t move around. Literally just wire ear pieces and a wire bridge for the nose pads.

    I`ve always gotten the anti reflective coating, not sure about anti scratch. I guess I`m desensitized from buying glasses throughout the years, but I just never plan on them being cheap. I pay extra for whatever the fancy lenses are so they end up thinner (otherwise I`m sure they`d coke bottles

    It`s probably sacrilege, but for cleaning them this round of lenses I`ve been using quick detailer and a Griot`s speed shine towel. So far it hasn`t had an ill effect on the coating, and I`ve had much fewer marks to the lenses from cleaning. If a deep pile Microfiber is good for our paint, how couldn`t it be for glasses?
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    That is cheap. Been wearing glasses since 9th grade(close to 40 years). The pair I am wearing cost well over $800 2 years ago which is sad because my work safety glasses in the same prescription with bifocals for less than $100 and the only difference is the safety glasses don`t have tinting(Transitions). Bifocals, that was a kick in the shorts getting them, had them now for about 8 years and talk about feeling old when at your age the doctor telling you that you need bifocals.

    Add the tough coating when you order them, don`t try adding a coating like you would for your car windshield. I don`t think that would work and just cause a glare. If you have some old worn out 100% cotton T-shirts they work quite nicely for cleaning glasses. I bought some MagicFiber cleaning cloths and they work decently. I really haven`t found anything else that great. If you decide to use one of your microfiber towels just make sure to give the lenses a blow as you don`t want those tiny fibers ending up in your eyes. If you use a glass cleaner if any kind make sure it is ammonia free.
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    I`ve needed glasses since the third grade, I`m now 51. In 2007 I had LASIK done (for 5 Gs !!) and I was good to go for about 3 years. Then, thanks to aging, my eyesight got just a little worse and I needed glasses again. I went with the coating because I`m rough on things, and it held up well. THEN, I developed a cataract in my right eye (watch the cataract surgery on UTube some time, it`s really cool) so I had cataract surgery almost exactly a year ago. I have NEVER had such a vision improvement in my life!!! Not only are distant things clear (I`m nearsighted), but THE COLORS!!! Everything had a blue-white tint to it, the Dr said it`s because for years I had been looking through a "dirty window" and now my vision is the same clarity as when I was a newborn.

    There is ONE drawback to the cataract surgery ... I can now SEE my LASIK scars, it appears as a ring of light around every light source, It took a while to get used to, but now I kind of wish I hadn`t had LASIK. The only other thing is that I now would need reading glasses IF I get my left eye done (a light cataract there too), but for the moment, it`s not bad enough for ME to want surgery and with my left eye, I can read fine, it`s just distance that`s a little blurry.

    The last "drawback" is at the pistol range, I can see the target perfectly with my right eye, but I cant really see my sights, so UNDER 50` I`m good, about 35` - 40` + I can see the gun well enough to hit the target, but now with the accuracy I used to have (The replacement cataract lens doesn`t "adjust for distance" like your natural lens does, so my vision is awesome from about 5` and farther, but closer than that and it gets fuzzy.)
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    Don- Similar experience here, decades with glasses pre-LASIK and then an Enhancement, cataract work (multiple), and finally a PRK in one eye, but ALSO....I had major Retinal Tears, a Fully Detached Retina (when far from surgical facilities, think "tissue death") and damage to that Macula, so my New Normal just isn`t all that great (Do pretty OK with the shooting, my Master Eye is "up close" and my other is "distance".) Sigh..but anyhoo,

    Glasses stuff ya don`t always think of that I find critical:

    -Length of temple pieces (I need really long ones)
    -Need for/not separate and adjustable nose pads (I need them)
    -Size of lenses for functional purposes vs. appearance (think "light leakage" under some conditions)
    -Lens composition (need `em to be "safety glasses" or not?..think "range work"/etc.)
    -Durability if they`re your only/primary pair (at the worst moment...)
    -Polarized/not ("not" for me, can`t see displays in the vehicles)
    -Photosensitive/not, and if so does it work behind UV-blocking glass (think "inside the car", not all do)
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    Re: Eye Glasses

    I use pa diver on my glasses
    I got an Oakley set of frames with the upgraded lenses for 150 OOP thru my insurance and most of that was the upgraded lenses. the premium frames were half off thru my insurance. so they were only 50 extra

    our insurance lets us pick one of the three , scratch resistance, bifocals or trifocals or the color changing lenses .. I went with scratch resistance (for free) and upgraded to the thinner lense but not the thinnest ones as they were like an additional 200+ IIRC and I didn`t have that kind of cash to spend at the time


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