What are the best mid-high index lenses for my needs?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Mauro DiBenedetto, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. I have a prescription for eyeglasses that reads as follows:
    O.D. -5.50spherical, -1.25cylindrical, 170 Axis
    O.S. -4.75sperical, -1.25cylindrical, 10 Axis

    I am looking for a thin lens, with the best abbe value I can get.
    The lenses on my current glasses are Seiko 1.60 and I notice color
    fringing on the edge of everything I look at.

    I know this is typically a hard question to answer, but I don't think
    I can trust the advice of any opticians in my area. Every shop I've
    been to in Boston, MA has tried to sell me Seiko 1.67 lenses (with an
    abbe value of 32).

    It would seem that none of these shops are considering my needs after
    showing them my prescription and asking for the highest abbe value I
    can get and fit into a small rimmed frame. (I currently wear a pair of
    Air-Titanium Neptune frames and am considering similar frames in my
    next purchase)

    I appreciate any help/advice you can give me on this subject.
    Email replies are welcome if my inquiry is too off-topic.

    Mauro DiBenedetto
    Mauro DiBenedetto, Jan 15, 2004
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  2. I was not aware of the existence of "lenses freaks".
    Rishi Giovanni Gatti, Jan 15, 2004
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  3. Mauro DiBenedetto

    Mark A Guest

    Hoya has a 1.60 Eyas and 1.70 Eyry. The abbe of the 1.70 is claimed to be
    36, but the abbe for the 1.60 is not listed on the their website (at quick
    glance), but it may be higher than 36. I don't have any experience with
    these lenses.
    Mark A, Jan 15, 2004
  4. Mauro DiBenedetto

    Mark A Guest

    I sent a message from the Hoya website (ask the lab) and got the following

    The ABBE value for Hoya's 1.6 EYAS materials is 41.
    Sam Odom
    Director of Professional Services
    HOYA VISION CARE, North America
    651 E. Corporate Dr.
    Lewisville, Texas 75057-6403
    Mark A, Jan 15, 2004
  5. How do these compare with the Sola 1.60 choices?
    Is there any reason to choose one over the other?

    Thanks for your reply,

    Mauro DiBenedetto, Jan 16, 2004
  6. Yes, we are called photographers by some.

    Mauro DiBenedetto, Jan 16, 2004
  7. Mauro DiBenedetto

    Mark A Guest

    I sent a message from the Hoya website (ask the lab) and got the
    Sola has a fairly new material called Finalite which is 1.60 that has a high
    abbe value. Initially it was made available in progressives, and not sure if
    it is in SV lenses yet. Someone previously said that AO (a Sola subsidiary I
    believe) is using Finalite in SV.
    Mark A, Jan 16, 2004
  8. I too was one when young.

    I ruined my eyesight in the dark room because I was not aware of the
    proper way of doing things while looking pictures in the dark.

    But thanks God I am now cured.
    Rishi Giovanni Gatti, Jan 19, 2004
  9. Robert,
    Thank you for all of your time and help!
    I have only one further question. Once I specify the lens material,
    and finish, how can I be certain that I have been delivered what I
    have specified?
    (I think the only reason I ask such a question is because I grew up in
    Brooklyn NY, and have seen many examples of such behavior in other
    retail industries.)


    Mauro DiBenedetto, Jan 20, 2004
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