Lenscrafter: New Glasses, 1.67 index, red edges, hard to focus

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by unknown, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. unknown

    unknown Guest

    I recently brought my new pair of glasses at Lenscrafter because of
    their 30 days return policy. My prescription is about -7.0 on both
    eyes with a bit of astigmatism in one. With these glasses I had hi-
    index 1.67 lenses which are suppose to be from Essilor but the coating
    is their own Scotchgard Protector.

    Maybe I am being picky but it is really annoying seeing red outlines
    along edges. I was wondering if this is due to chromatic aberration. I
    tried complaining to Lenscrafter but I don't think that my optometrist
    has my prescription right either because it is hard to focus on
    traffic signs in intersections with 4 lanes. I stand on one side, and
    it is difficult to read the time when left turns aren't allowed. I had
    the optometrist reexam me, and he gave me a new prescription but it
    didn't seem to help.

    I don't know what was the index on my previous pair of glasses but the
    thickness of the lens is about the same. Even when I stare at the same
    point, as I tilt my head left and right, the vision changes.

    With my prescription would the lenes be much thicker if I switch from
    1.67 index to 1.6 index? Is the problem in the index of the lens, the
    quality of the lens, or the coating on the lenses.

    Side question: Nikon HCC ICE or Essilor Crizal Alize. I know these two
    are just coatings but if you get the Nikon/Essilor coatings are you
    likely to get the Nikon/Essilor lenses. Which is better?
    unknown, Apr 11, 2008
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  2. unknown

    Dr Judy Guest

    Most likely

    Even when I stare at the same
    If you have astigmatism, expect the vision to be worse with head
    tilting. Also will happen with aspheric design single vision lenses
    and with progressives.

    Dr Judy, Apr 13, 2008
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