Messed up with Eyeglass Selection, options?

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by shoegirl1, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. shoegirl1

    shoegirl1 Guest

    Hi,
    This is my 2nd pair of eyeglasses from the same optical shop, connected
    with my eye doctor. I normally wear a children's frame, as I have a
    small, long face. I don't have my current prescription, but I'm
    nearsighed and have around a -625 as the reading in both eyes with a
    very slight astigmatism. When I wear my contact lenses, which is
    getting more rare lately, I wear a -550 and undercorrect, as I am now
    in presbioptic territory and need a +1.00 to +1.25.

    Prior to getting these frames, I was wearing a 43-19-30 in an oval
    shape. I found a similar size in a round shape, although the nose piece
    was only a 17 and they were so round, I just felt I had more
    distortions. I am blond/light eyes, very light skin. The optical shop
    found me a rectangular variation in a heavy metal frame that is almost
    black and is 47-18-27.8. I wear the Seiko 1.60 lenses. Anyhow, they
    will not excange these a 3rd time. They did not have any selection and
    would not refund my money, and actually these are $400 eyeglasses The
    frame, a Guess frames is really heavy and it hurts my nose. Plus, I
    have more bluriness with reading. The only measurement the optical shop
    took was the PD and I think it was 26 (maybe 27?). My eye doctor claims
    he's not related to the optical shop and will not help. The lenses
    create a curved look when I see the computer screen, possibly less so
    with the larger ones, however, my reading isn't as sharp now. I just
    hate this bulky lens. My face is very long and thin (maybe square) and
    these frames are horrible.

    Can I have the lenses cut down somewhere if I do find another frame?
    Can I ask the shop for my PD? They did NOT take one other measurement
    with my frames on, something the previous shop did. The other shop was
    busy constantly and pushed polycarb on me, so I wasn't happy with them,
    in spome respects. This shop said you cannot cut down a lens to put
    into a smaller frame.

    Other question: They called the 1.6 a high index. I was wearing the
    sola 1.6 before and I liked it. They said the 1.67 would be $80.00
    more and cause more distortion for my prescription. Also, they refused
    to tell me what coating I paid $80.00 for. They said they thought it
    was Crizal, but the lab can use whatever they want. When I turned the
    little eyeglasses in yesterday, I asked if they could keep them for a
    couple days to see if I liked the larger ones and they refused. They
    immediately dropped them in the mailbox, as they said they had to get a
    refund.

    I'm just really annoyed. I am shocked I they even admitted to giving me
    the Seiko lens. The polishing is poor on the lense though, and the fit
    in the frames is nothing special. If they allow me to, I can go to
    framesdirect.com and find a frame and they MAY put in a new lens. She
    said she'd have to get the owners approval on that. I feel like just
    not dealing with them anymore and getting my current lens cut down for
    another frame, however, they said they can't be done. Any
    comments/suggestions? I may go back to wearing the Focus night and day
    lenses again, however, I had to take them out daily and I went through
    them very fast, as my eyes build up a lot of particles. They only
    lasted 2 - 3 weeks, and there are manufacturing issues, as many of the
    lenses were immedately defective. I guess I'm just frustrated.

    The shop did say that "possibly they would allow me to bring in another
    frame, or purchase one from them and they would put another lens in". I
    really hate the place. They are registered opticians too, according to
    the receptionist. My only real argument is that the reading is more
    blury now, as compared with the small, round, lenses I turned in.
    Maybe I'm just difficult, I don't know. Any suggestions would help.
    -Wendy
     
    shoegirl1, Jun 26, 2005
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  2. shoegirl1

    The Real Bev Guest

    FWIW I had CR39 lenses cut down to go into a smaller frame, and I had some
    shoehorned into a different frame without cutting, but with a small air gap in
    the corners.

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    The Real Bev, Jun 28, 2005
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  3. shoegirl1

    Alteaon Guest

    The issue of edging your lenses down to another frame shape can be
    risky, as there is a chance that the optical center and any seg heights
    for multifocals would be compromised. I have cut lenses to fit
    different frames, and I have also "shoe horned" a lens into a frame.
    However, I do not see these as being permanent options, but rather
    something to get the patient by until they can purchase a new pair,
    whether from my office or another. I also stress that by edging a lens
    down, or shoving it into a different frame, it may not be as optically
    clear as the original. Rimless drillmount lenses can be placed in a
    different frame, and glass can also be cut down, but it is a more
    laborious process.

    In Wisconsin, it is illegal for an optical shop to with hold
    information from the patient, such as what you paid for and what it is.
    If you are having problems with your eyeglasses, they should take it
    back, as it is doing no good for you. At my office, we will
    remake/replace on various criteria, including patient satisfaction.

    All optical offices are different, as are thier policies. If you choose
    to have your lenses cut down, be aware of the risks. Many optical shops
    will not cut down lenses based on skill of the technicians, equipment
    that is available for the job, or they won't do it because if it's not
    right, if it does move the optical center or mf heights, the patient
    will get upset at the second shop,or the shop that did the cutting.
     
    Alteaon, Jun 29, 2005
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  4. shoegirl1

    Alteaon Guest

    The issue of edging your lenses down to another frame shape can be
    risky, as there is a chance that the optical center and any seg heights
    for multifocals would be compromised. I have cut lenses to fit
    different frames, and I have also "shoe horned" a lens into a frame.
    However, I do not see these as being permanent options, but rather
    something to get the patient by until they can purchase a new pair,
    whether from my office or another. I also stress that by edging a lens
    down, or shoving it into a different frame, it may not be as optically
    clear as the original. Rimless drillmount lenses can be placed in a
    different frame, and glass can also be cut down, but it is a more
    laborious process.

    In Wisconsin, it is illegal for an optical shop to with hold
    information from the patient, such as what you paid for and what it is.
    If you are having problems with your eyeglasses, they should take it
    back, as it is doing no good for you. At my office, we will
    remake/replace on various criteria, including patient satisfaction.

    All optical offices are different, as are thier policies. If you choose
    to have your lenses cut down, be aware of the risks. Many optical shops
    will not cut down lenses based on skill of the technicians, equipment
    that is available for the job, or they won't do it because if it's not
    right, if it does move the optical center or mf heights, the patient
    will get upset at the second shop,or the shop that did the cutting.
     
    Alteaon, Jun 29, 2005
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  5. shoegirl1

    shoegirl1 Guest

    Thank you for your comments. I guess I'm just surprised that in
    addition to being heavier, my vision isn't as good with the eyeglasses.
    My doctor said I'm so picky that he doesn't think I'll like multifocal
    lenses, but we never did the acid test to try for this, so I continue
    to wear single vision contact lenses, and single vision eyeglasses. I
    had the Sola progressives, the type that have been around forever, and
    they were not fitted well, however, that optician gave me a
    prescription for -750, much greater than I have now. (around -625), so
    they were always too strong for me. If I trusted the optician, I'd go
    with the SolaOne probably. I will just have to march the lenses back
    and be assertive. I guess I can ask them for an itemized list of
    charges. I can't believe they won't tell me what the coating is. They
    said it didn't matter. I paid, I think $100 for the same Crizal
    coating, I'm sure. You wouldn't believe how many scam artists are out
    there when it comes ot the eye business......I'm not sure if they will
    believe that I can't see as well just because the shape of the lenses
    and their size changed. Thanks again, Wendy
     
    shoegirl1, Jun 29, 2005
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  6. shoegirl1

    Alteaon Guest

    I am in Rhinelander, Wi..up north. It's about 260 miles from you.
     
    Alteaon, Jun 30, 2005
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