Looking for new SV lenses: questions

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by ck2, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. ck2

    ck2 Guest

    I'm going to be switching to new rimless frames shortly
    and am in the process of trying to figure out what lenses/AR
    I'm going to go with.

    Simply judging from my current lenses, I don't want to go any lower than a
    1.60 lens. I'd also like to try the newer Crizal Alize AR coating.

    I do have some astigmatism. From what I've read, I'd be best off going
    with an atoric lens. And of course, I'd like to have a high abbe lens.

    My presction is:

    R- OD -3.25-2.75x170
    L- OS -3.25-3.25x004

    I seem to be having a hard time finding a lens material that meets all
    these criteria. The Sola Vizio sounds like it'd be great except it only
    comes as a finished lens with the UTMC AR.

    One that looked very promising was from Optical Dynamics, the Clearlight.
    It's an atoric with a abbe=40 but it's an 1.56 index lens. I'm not sure
    how much thicker this would make the lens versus what I have now.

    I'm not stuck on the Crizal Alize except that I'm wanting the best AR I
    can get.

    I'm probably mistaken on some of my data so please! correct any mistakes
    in either my data or logic. I just want a great set of lenses!

    ck2, Nov 1, 2004
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  2. ck2

    ck2 Guest


    Thanks, that certainly does help.

    I didn't realize that Sola's UTMC had a 2 yr warranty
    I know the UTMC AR isn't as good, but if it held for 2 yrs
    I'd be happy).

    My only question now is regarding polished edges on the
    Finished Vizio lenses. Can I get them Finished & Polished
    from Sola? I understand the issues with polishing AFTER
    the AR is applied. Since the Vizio comes with the AR already,
    what would I do if *I* had to get them polished separately?
    Just not polish them?

    ck2, Nov 2, 2004
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  3. ck2

    ck2 Guest

    In fact, the frames ARE rimless (bottom half).

    So, is it standard practice for those wearing rimless to NOT have the
    edges polished?

    When you say to make sure the lab/optician will honor the warranty, do you
    mean honor the warranty on the lenses BECAUSE they will be used on rimless

    Is this a big enough issue that I should consider an Unfinished lens that
    I can have edge polished and AR coated?

    ck2, Nov 3, 2004
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