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Archive for December 4th, 2010

New Eyeglasses

Just got two eyeglasses from a different supplier halfway around the planet, with satisfactory results.

The frames have the largest lenses I could find that weren’t totally dorky; I still want slightly taller lenses, but that’s not the style these days. Their 35 mm lenses are slightly larger than the 35 mm lenses from previous vendor, but IMHO still not quite tall enough for progressive bifocals. The closeup curves seem to start lower on the lens, which is fine.

The 20 mm nose bridge is a Good Thing and made the nosepiece adjustments much easier than before.

Metal Eyeglasses-Vincent
Dimensions
Width 137 mm
Earpiece 144 mm
Lens width 50 mm
Lens height 35 mm
Nose bridge 20 mm

I used a 60 mm Near Pupillary Distance (for the bifocal lens area), which worked fine, although 1 mm might be better.

The regular glasses have the usual options and work fine. The 1.6 “super thin” refractive index (vs 1.5 “regular” in the sunglasses) makes the lenses noticeably thinner than the sunglasses, but I’m not sure it’s worth the upcharge.

- I use my Glasses for: Progressive - Bifocal without a line
- Lens upgrades 5: Progressive Lens (no line)
- Right Sphere(SPH): -3.50
- Right Cylinder (CYL): +0.50
- Right Axis: 180
- Right Addition (near) ADD: +2.25
- Left Sphere(SPH): -3.50
- Left Cylinder (CYL): +0.75
- Left Axis: 155
- Left Addition (near) ADD: +2.25
- Pupillary Distance (PD): 62
- Near PD: 60
- Lens upgrades 3: Super Thin (1.6)
- Eye Protection and Eyeglasses 1: Anti-Scratch
- Eye Protection and Eyeglasses 2: Anti-Reflective
- Eye Protection and Eyeglasses 3: UV Coating

For the sunglasses I tried Old School with-a-line bifocals and, frankly, don’t like them much at all. The line is very distracting in sunlight, which is where I wear sunglasses. Good news: the line falls directly across the fairing on my bike, so I can see the “dashboard” on the handlebars quite clearly. Bad news: the correction is a bit much for the automobile dashboard and, unlike the no-line bifocals, I can’t tune for best picture by nodding my head.

Their 80% gray tint is significantly lighter than the previous vendor’s 80%; next time go for 90%. Good news: unlike the previous vendor, these folks have no trouble with AR/UV coatings over a tint.

- I use my Glasses for: Bifocal - Both distance and reading with a line
  - Lens upgrades 4: Bifocal Lens (with line)
  - Division of lenses: 70% Distance - 30% Reading
  - Right Sphere(SPH): -3.50
  - Right Cylinder (CYL): +0.50
  - Right Axis: 180
  - Right Addition (near) ADD: +2.25
  - Left Sphere(SPH): -3.50
  - Left Cylinder (CYL): +0.75
  - Left Axis: 155
  - Left Addition (near) ADD: +2.25
  - Pupillary Distance (PD): 62
  - Near PD: 60
  - Lens upgrades 1: Standard (1.5)
  - Eye Protection and Eyeglasses 1: Anti-Scratch
  - Eye Protection and Eyeglasses 2: Anti-Reflective
  - Eye Protection and Eyeglasses 3: UV Coating
  - Tint Key: Grey 80%
  - Eye Protection and Eyeglasses 4: Color Tint

A list of old frame sizes is there.

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