Problem: Edge Polish

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by James Choe, May 9, 2004.

  1. James Choe

    James Choe Guest

    Hi All:

    My prescription is -9.25 (L) and -9.75 (R). I recently purchased a
    Hoya lenses for my metal frame. I went to an optician and they
    recommended I polish edges for $30 extra, siting a cosmetic reason.

    Now, I am terribly bothered by inside reflections from polished edges,
    especially when driving at nights. I wanted to get some professional
    recommendations edge polishing with my prescription, and most
    importantly whether my optician recommended something usually NOT
    recommended for customers with high prescription and thick lenses.
    Also is it possible to unpolish? This is important because 1) it's
    bothering my night vision a great deal, and 2) I spent $350 just for
    these lenses, and would like to get them "right".

    Any advice?

    Thanks in advance,
    James Choe, May 9, 2004
  2. James Choe

    James Choe Guest


    Thanks for your response. I am not sure if I want to color my edges.
    But that sounds interesting. It's little odd because Hoya lenses come
    with AR. Is AR coating on Hoya lenses not good? Also, is it possible
    to purchase 1.8 and 1.9 high index lenses in Canada?

    James Choe, May 14, 2004
  3. James Choe

    James Choe Guest


    I called up my Optician, and they tell me they can remove the polish.
    Is this even true? Doesn't sound like it from your posts. I feel like
    I paid too much for this...
    James Choe, May 17, 2004
  4. James Choe

    Ann Guest

    I had this same thing... I've worn glasses for 40 years and suddenly
    one pair came back with polished edges. I'd never seen them like that
    before and was a bit amazed. I tried to wear them but the circles of
    reflected light off the edges was so annoying I took them back. They
    said that once polished they couldn't be unpolished and they started
    all over again. They replaced the lenses free of charge.

    Ann, May 18, 2004
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