Safety Glasses Lens Choices

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Mike, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Hello Group.

    You've given me your lens recommendations in the past and I've had good
    luck. I currently wear the Panamic Thin and Lite <e>6 in a 38mm high frame.
    My current prescription is:

    Sphere Cyl Axis Add
    +3.75 +1 070/045 3.0

    Could you recommend anything similar to the Panamic from the the following
    for Safety Glasses from AO Smith? I asked for the closest to the Panamic in
    the company paid lenses and they gave me the Visuality which I think was a
    mistake.

    Company paid:

    Sola VIP
    Sola XL
    Sola Visuality

    +$11 additional cost to me:

    American Optical PRO
    Vision Ease Outlook
    Sola Solomax

    +$22 additional cost to me:

    American Optical Compact
    Younger Optics Image
    Essilor Adaptar

    +$44 additional cost to me:

    B'Active
    Easy
    Sola Spectralite XL/VIP Gold
    Illumina
    Essilor Natural

    +$82.50 additional cost to me:

    Sola One

    +$137.50 additional cost to me:

    Zeiss GT2

    Or, should I see if I could get the same Panamic lenses through them?

    Your comments would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
    Mike, Mar 17, 2009
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  2. Mike

    Mark A Guest

    I would try and find a Trivex lens instead of polycarb. I believe that the
    Younger Image would be one of those that uses Trivex.
     
    Mark A, Mar 17, 2009
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  3. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Thanks Mark but Trivex is not listed as one of the choices. Any other
    thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
    Mike, Mar 18, 2009
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  4. Mike

    Mark A Guest

    The Younger Image lens is available in polycarb and Trivex (what they call
    Trilogy) and also other lens materials. Only polycarb and Trivex are
    considered to be safety lenses because of their excellent tensile strength
    and impact resistance.
    http://www.youngeroptics.com/image_availability.aspx#tech_image030

    Unfortunately, many people who create corporate standards for safety lenses
    are behind the times and don't know that Trivex is as good as polycarb as a
    safety lens, and has much better optics (which should be a safety
    consideration as well). If your company will not accept Trivex lens
    material, your only choice is to try and educate them about the errors of
    their ways, otherwise you will have to get polycarb (assuming that they are
    safety lenses). If these are not to used in a situation where safety lenses
    are required, a 1.60 plastic would probably be good for your Rx.

    Here is some info that might help:
    http://corporateportal.ppg.com/NA/chemicals/Optical/Trivex/performProperty.htm
    http://www.youngeroptics.com/pdf/trilogy/Trilogy_Monograph.pdf
     
    Mark A, Mar 19, 2009
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  5. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Thanks again for you input Mark. They were able to get the Panamic lenses
    for the safety glasses at a cost of $82 to me. I'll consider the Trivex when
    a change my everyday glasses in the future.
    Mike
     
    Mike, Mar 21, 2009
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