Progressive lenses such as Varilux

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by quincy451, May 30, 2006.

  1. quincy451

    quincy451 Guest

    Ok I have worn glasses for over 30 years. I have single lense -6.5
    diopter lenses. I was wondering what the pricing might be like for
    progressive lenses like the varilux. My perscription is stable but my
    near sighted vesion is bad. I take off my glasses to and read most
    things better without glasses. Not in love with the bi-focal concept.

    Thanks for any comments,
    quincy451, May 30, 2006
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  2. quincy451

    Mark A Guest

    It depends on many factors such as the model (Comfort, Panamic, Liberty,
    etc), the lens material (CR-39, polycarb, 1.60, 1.67, etc), and where you
    purchase it. But expect to pay an average of $300 for a pair of Varilux
    brand progressive lenses (frames are obviously extra).
    Mark A, May 30, 2006
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  3. quincy451

    quincy451 Guest

    Ok I got an idea of the cost now. Sounds like the recommendation might
    be against progressives. I know there will be an adjustment period. I
    have also heard that when you look away at something you need to turn
    your head and not your eyes. I have smaller frames and plastic
    lenses. Not sure if they are high-index or not. But one of the big
    problems I have with them is they have this white haze that never comes
    off no matter what they are cleaned with.

    What I was looking to do is:
    get rid of the white haze.
    get glasses that would help me focus better than what I have.

    I am a computer programmer. So I spend long hours in front of a
    computer. Other than that, my life is normal, driving, tv, movies,

    Am I wasting my money on the idea of progressives,
    quincy451, May 30, 2006
  4. quincy451

    quincy451 Guest

    always have the white haze. No. As a matter of fact I have a second
    pair I bought at the same time and never wore. They do not have have
    the white haze. But alas I have taken the nose pad off them to fix
    these once. So they do not sit right on my face. So I can't just
    switch to them. I could take the nose pad off these and put it back on

    Hard on them. Not really. For the first couple years I used nothing
    but the glass cleaner rags and cleaner the glasses retailer gave me.
    They where running a special 2 for 1 on glasses and gave us 4 boxes of
    cleaner and rags. We still have lots of this cleaner.

    Might avoid an anti reflective coating next time, to keep the white
    haze from coming back.

    Fucus problem is mostly near. I am 41.

    Can someone explain simply how progressives work and what they will do
    and not do well.
    quincy451, May 30, 2006
  5. quincy451

    Mark A Guest

    If you get AR coating, I would recommend a premium coating like Crizal that
    much tougher than most.

    Yes, you usually can switch nose pads, but there is usually a piece that
    holds the nose pad that is not removable, and may have been bent to fit the
    frame on your face properly. Almost every optical store that I know of will
    change the nose pads for free, and many will do it even it you bought your
    lenses somewhere else. They will also adjust the pads on your second pair,
    if you want to try that first. Lencrafters is very good about this kind of
    free service (even though I think their lens products are very mediocre).
    Mark A, May 30, 2006
  6. quincy451

    quincy451 Guest

    Pad replacement:
    Yea I replaced the pads myself. It took about two hours of getting the
    tiny screws out and in.
    Turns out it was a mistake. My wife had the same problem a month later
    without the
    spare glasses to pull parts from. They did hers for free in about 15

    Yea I got these glasses at eyemasters. I have gotten glasses at
    lenscrafters before but
    they where too expensive for what you got. With these I have no
    problem with what I got.
    I mean I got two pairs of glasses for myself two pairs for the wife one
    regular and one
    sunglass pair for about $600 4 years ago. Definately time for
    something new.

    quincy451, May 31, 2006
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