Prescription Polarized sunglass lenses - have I been ripped off?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Ryan, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    I recently purchased a set of Oakley wire frame sunglasses (the
    thickness of the frame for the sunglasses is identical to the frame
    thickness of my glasses) and had a local optician provide me with
    Polarized lenses to go into the Oakley frame. I had expressed
    significant concern about the thickness to which I was told that he
    had a lense/technique combination that would provide the thinnest
    possible lense for my prescription. Now I have received the new
    lenses and they are more than twice as thick as my current lenses in
    my regular glasses and they look like giant coke bottles. I brought
    this up and was told they couldn't be any thinner since it was really
    two lenses sandwhiched together. However, I am completely
    dissatisfied as this is exactly what I told him I wanted to avoid.
    The polarized lenses at the point nearest the nose are not thick at
    all and similar to my glasses, however the polarized lense at point
    nearest the earpiece are over 7mm thick where my regular glasses are
    less than 3 mm thick. The wire frames for both my Oakley sunglasses
    and my glasses are 2mm in thickness.

    Have I just been ripped off so this guy could sell me a very high
    priced ($325) pair of lenses.

    My prescription is:
    -2.75 - 0.75 x 110
    -3.00 - 0.75 x 55

    I appreciate any help you can provide. Thanks for your time.
    Ryan, Dec 2, 2004
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