Rimless with High Rx - some say yes and some say no

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by john, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. john

    john Guest

    I am in Houston Texas USA

    My Rx is:
    R -7.5/-0.75/096
    L -7.25/-1.25/097

    Many of the traditional shops in town say rimless won't look good even
    with the super high index lenses. Other "specialty" shops say they
    specialize in it. Soem have even said they have lab people custom
    grind them to make them as thin as possible w/o compromising safety

    Fortunately one of the shops say they do these enough that I should be
    able to see a sampe near my Rx soon.

    In any case, what is the deal? Ehat should I expect?
    john, Sep 3, 2005
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  2. john

    john Guest

    Thanks, I have what I think is Hoya's 1.70 or 1.71 that I got in 2001
    on frames sized 43. While they are ok in thickness I'd like something
    thinner. Is this the best they can do in the USA in the 21st century?

    Also, the AR coating has completely failed after 4 years.

    What about Essilor's products with Crizal Alizé ?

    If I have to I am willing to fly to Japan or wherever for thinner
    lenses. Where can I get the thinnest without getting too ridiculously
    unsafe. Keep in mind I will have a 2nd or 3rd pair of glasses for
    situations where safety might be an issue.
    john, Sep 8, 2005
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  3. john

    john Guest

    1.74 should be in the USA this year I believe. The 1.9's can't be done
    in rimless right? That is my goal - super thin in rimless. My 1.70s
    are ok in my current rimmed ones.

    What is safe? In these glasses will be no sports or aggressive
    activity - I will use contacts for that, even though they bug my eyes a
    lot. My main concern is for instances that are out of my control, such
    as an airbag in the car smacking me in the face. Could that shatter
    the lenses?
    john, Sep 13, 2005
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