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Should i wear my glasses full time 
Q: Currently, I am 43 when I was 41 I got my first the prescription was +1.25 in both eyes and -0.5 cyl. Now as I faced some difficulty in near …

Smaller Lenses into a Bigger Frame 
Q: How to attach smaller lenses into a bigger frame? So, I got really mad once, and I twisted up the frame of my current glasses. Luckily, I …

Lens Materials for Semi-Rimless Frames 
Q: HI! I would like to re-lens my RX semi rimless frame. I've browsed a website that offers 1.56 index lens with transion at competitive price …

Shamir Autograph 3 vs Varilux S4D  
Q: Hi there, I'm feeling pressured to chose between Shamir autograph 3 and Varilux S 4D My current lenses are Nikon Pressio Power which are …

Rimless Frame Mount and Contact Lenses Addition 
Q: Hi! I'd like to ask you a few questions on two different matters: 1. I have an uncut pair of -3.25 diopter Zeiss (PhotoFusion, Duravision …

Costco HD Progressive Lens vs Varilux Comfort Series 
Q: If given a choice between selecting between Costco HD Progressive Lens versus Varilux Comfort Series, which will you recommend.(Ignoring the …

0.25 cylinder change 
Q: I'm a little frustrated because it has taken me 5 eye doctor (3 different doctors) visits in 3 years to get this close to a good prescription. …

Unexplainable Problems with New Lenses 
Q: My old glasses where polycarbonate and the filters where destroyed. My new glasses are organic with the same characteristics and on the same …

Varilux v Zeiss v Hoya 
Q: I have been wearing Hoya progressive lenses for 2 years and am due to get a new pair of glasses soon. My Vision has pretty much stabilized since …

Impossible to Clean Smudge 
Q: My eyeglasses are cloudy/have a smudge, it's not a scratch or anything because it spreads when cleaning stuff is on it. I've tried everything …

Old Lenses 
Q: How can I use my old lenses when the frame is no longer available? I have two pairs of identical glasses, both left legs of frames are broken, …

Glasses Problems 
Q: Just got my new glasses. I’ll list the main points of what happened and if anyone recognizes a pattern they can let me know. The new prescription …

Varilux Physio 360 
Q: I have used reading glasses for years, but now I also need intermediate lenses for the car dashboard, TV, etc. I just got a pair of Varilux …

Prism Effect on Edge of Lens 
Q: I just got new eyeglasses. They have much thinner lenses than before and have an antiglare coating. The edges of the lens is very clear, …

Eye Strain 
Q: For roughly 2-3 years now I've been unable to wear glasses for longer than 2-3 hours without developing eye strain/fatigue. Truthfully this started …

Can't adjust to Autograph II 
Q: I am 63 with mild cataracts. Have been wearing progressives for years. Not seeing as I would like too. But, satisfactory. My last pair are …

Cylindrical Lenses 
Q: Hi everyone, Two years ago I had my eyes checked and these was the prescription with cylindrical lenses: OD: (SPH /) (CYL+0.25) (Ax

Astigmatism Prescription 
Q: How can I read this astigmatism prescription? So I tried out new glasses, the first pair of my life, for about a week. Everything looked …

Frame for Progressive Glasses 
Q: I live in Spain, where frames and lenses are very expensive. I have seen frames online and thought I would purchase a cheaper frame and then …

The 'Best' Digital Progressive Lens Is.... 
Q: Hello, I am a 52 year old male and my job at a call center requires me to use a computer for 8 hours a day. I just had my eyes checked by …

Finding Local Eyeglass Stores 
Q: Where can I find eyeglass stores in my area? The temple has come away from my hinge on my rimless glasses, and I want to look for repair them. …

Varilux S Series Lenses 
Q: What are Varilux S series lenses? I saw Verio, Liberty, but no S. A: Varilux S series are a new generation of Varilux progressive …

Reading Eyeglasses 
Q: When it comes to reading eyeglasses, is it better to get a pair of prescription glasses specifically tailored to my eyes, or would a cheap pair …

DIY Wooden Sunglasses 
Q: Hello! We are currently working on some custom built wooden sunglasses, but we are unsure how we can do the following: We have got two …

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Costco eyeglasses 
Q: Costco eyeglasses, namely the 1.67 high index lenses are only $100, but most local optometrists are charging $150-170. Is there any reason why …

Eyeglasses That Eliminate Glare? 
Q: I am supposed to wear eyeglasses, but I have been avoiding them because there is a horrible glare and it makes it very hard for me to see. Are …

Where to purchase trifocals? 
Q: Hello, I would like to try tri-focals and would like to know where I can purchase them on-line, in the UK please. (I have tried varifocals for …

Anti-fogging 
Q: Is there anything I can do to stop my glasses from fogging up when I come inside from the cold or drink hot beverages? A: Foggy lenses …

Eyeglasses comfort 
Q: How can I adjust my eyeglasses so that they don't slide and they don't hurt my ears? A: When it comes to adjusting eyeglasses not to …

About Intermediate lenses 
Q: Hi, I am 45 and my prescription are: Distance:-0.50 Near:+0.75 Cyl:-0.50 I went to 3 opticians asking for PC lenses and they all …

Now need Reading Glasses 
Q: I'm 42 and now need reading glasses. My RX is for +1.75. The eye doc suggested 1/2 frames. Frankly I don't like them. Also, I'm a surgeon. …

Objects past 20' are blurry 
Q: I have just gotten new glasses (Visio lenses, the newest Physio I'm told)) and everything seems fine up to 20'. However, past 20' everything …

Should I wear my glasses all the time?  
Q: I have glasses that correct for astigmatism and farsightedness, mostly because I experience some eyestrain. My eyedoctor told me to use my …

Size of Rimless Frames 
Q: I wonder why do they use the lens size in rimless frames? As the frames are rimless anyone should be able to put lens of almost any reasonable …

Metal Frame 
Q: I have an old eyeglass (metal) frame which I want to reshape into a new frame. I love the multi-color metal which is no longer available. …

Could Making Wrong Choice on Duochrome Test Affect Prescription?  
Q: Hello! I've had a new prescription written based on my eye exam. As part of flipping the various lenses, the optometrist asked me to choose …

Near Reading Verifocal Lenses 
Q: 2 x varifocal glasses with Zeiss Lenses. I had to get this new pairs made as my eye prescription changed. Both new pair reading good but …

Foldable Glasses 
Q: Is foldable eyeglasses still exist? How many people still using this? What is the reason by using this? A: Hello Julia Yes, they …

Could my new lenses be defective? 
Q: My new glasses with new Varilux prescription arrived yesterday. As I was leaving the Doctors office and driving home, I realized that looking …

My anti-reflection glasses never stays clear 
Q: I have a new pair of glasses. My glasses never stays clear. It is always oily or messy and the more I wipe the worse it gets. Hence I cannot …

Varilux to Another Progressive Lens 
Q: I have been using Varilux for the last 6-7 years. I wanted to try another progressive lens brand, mostly to see if I can get a lower cost lens. …

Which Lens 
Q: I am looking for an independent professional option about Varifocal lens brands and types. Can you help me? I am presbyopic and am a professional …

Best First Time Progressive Lenses  
Q: What are the best index or type lenses for first time progressive lens wearer, for small prescription? A: I think by small prescription …

Blue Lenses  
Q: Using a slightly different cylinder value for prescription/are blue lenses (digital screen protection glasses) worth it? I'm looking to get …

PAL & Astigmatism 
Q: I've bought several pairs of PALs (Costco) and still having fuzzy read in left eye. Previously used monovision contacts with left being …

Trifocals 
Q: Does anybody produce a trifocal lens, in plastic, transition type, with the middle section of the trifocal being 10 mm, not 7-8? A:

Prescription Not Matching 
Q: I have a situation where I ordered glasses from a local optician. I have had problems with them from the start. They re-made the lenses and while …

Arm Broken on Guess Glasses 
Q: I have a pair of Guess Frame GU 1758 Black Satin. Do you guys sell the arm piece for the glasses(sort of the hinge) Its right where the metal …

Progressives and too many lens changes 
Q: I have 5 diff pairs of rx glasses that I deal with daily. Now I am planning on getting my first pair of progressive lens (at 71 yrs old) and …

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Difference in Prescription 
A:Hi - I have a new prescription that seems very different than my 3-year old one. OLD SPH CYL AXIS ADD O.D. (right) 0.75 -0.5 180 2.5 …

Neg Sphere 
Q: Neg Sphere but with 1.0 ADD for reading?? Hi, I went to the eye doctor yesterday and I need reading glasses. I ordered a pair through them …

Progressive Lenses in Sunglasses 
Q: Is it okay to get prescription sunglasses with out the progressive lenses? My everyday glasses are going to be progressive lenses. A:

Computer Screen Prescrip? 
Q: Distant prescrip + maginfiers = computer screen prescrip? If I take my distant prescrip (say -3.00) and my magnifiers (+1.5) does that mean …

Anti Glare and Night Driving 
Q: What if the antiglare does not work for night driving, what is the next best solution? A: As you know, the anti-glare coating is …

New Prescription 
Q: My new prescription is very different from old. It has a +.75 and +.50 Cyl. While my old had -.75 and -.50. New Axis 015 and 165 Old …

Roll and Polish 
Q: Are these glasses properly rolled? There seems excessive edge thickness. A: Hello, As I see in your pictures, you have myopic …

Hair Dryer on Glasses 
Q: Is it ok to use a hair dryer on glasses? I always get annoyed how using a cloth seems to leave residue on my glasses, is it ok to dry them …

Prism Glasses 
Q: Are Fresnel Prism glasses temporary? I have been assigned with prism glasses because I have double vision laterally. Officially, it is divergence …

Reading Glasses 
Q: In 2013 I was given a pair of reading glasses which I have since found out to be a magnificaion on 1.25 In 2015 I got some varilux progressive …

Progressive Blurry at Distance 
Q: Progressive blurry at distance, and Dr. says he cannot fix? I had gastric bypass and lost 150 lbs, and my vision drastically changed, so I …

Old Lenses 
Q: Can I use the old lenses in new frames? I have fairly new eyeglasses (one year). Due to an over-the-ear hearing aid, the glasses no longer …

Vertical and Horizontal Prism 
Q: My prescription calls for both vertical and horizontal prism in both lenses. When asked, many online opticians say they aren't able to make …

Aspheric Glasses 
Q: How can I tell if my glasses are actually aspheric? My old glasses were 1.67 aspheric lenses and I'm happy with them. My Rx changed slightly …

Progressive Lens Prescription 
Q: Help me with understanding my progressive lens prescription. I have been wearing progressive lenses for a while and they have been good for …

Night Blindness 
Q: Still not able to figure out what to do about my night blindness. I've read everything everywhere and I'm very disheartened. At dusk and during …

2nd Pair of Progressives 
Q: I am getting a second pair of progressives in a completely different frame. I am also getting HD progressives in the second frame and have normal …

Round Lens 
Q: Round lens fit the frame 100 ways, what do I do? FITTING ROUND LENS I have perfectly round frames. Normal lens only fit into a frame …

First Time Getting Glasses 
Q: I'm 37 and not told I need glasses. I keep hearing about having to get use to them but this seems different. If I cover one eye it's very …

Lenses Thickness 
Q: Do the lenses on my new eyeglasses look right? I haven't gotten wire frames in a long time, so I know the lenses look thicker than I'm used …

When to wear my glasses? 
Q: I'm from UK a house wife 41 year old. I have bifocals of prescription : +1.25 and -0.5 (one eye) Should I wear the glasses all …

Eyeglass Prescription Conversion 
Q: Can an eye prescription be converted into a power# like +1.5, +2, +2.5 etc? I just visited the eye doctor for a prescription for glasses (long …

Prescription for Reading and Distance? 
Q: I am 35 YO and only recently I got my first pair of eyeglasses that, according to the doctor, I should wear all the time. The prescription …

Top Progressive Lens 
Q: I recently had cataract surgery and now have 20/15 distance vision. Unfortunately, now I have 1.0 computer vision and 2.0 reading vision. …

Prescription Changed 
Q: My prescription changed a lot and now I can't read text on the computer well? Old and new Rx attached. A: As I see your prescription …

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Exam for Readers 
Q: I have a written prescription for my general purpose glasses. Do I need to take another eye exam for reading glasses? A: Hello …

Lens Size on Rimless 
Q: Thank you for your website it has answered many of my questions but one. If I want the lens size to be 49mm how much of that 49 will be used …

Edges of Lenses 
Q: I believe the edges of my lens are "dull" - they have an appearance similar to frosted glass. For a while I've noticed that small chips of the …

High Index Lenses 
Q: Hello- I just ordered some glasses from Specsavers and was told the 1.74 high index lenses wouldn't be any thinner than a 1.67 lens. Is that …

Thin Bifocal Lenses 
Q: I will like to have high index thin bifocal lenses. Presently my glasses were somewhat thick, and I prefer thin high index lenses. My left …

Hardening vs Anti-reflective Coating 
Q: Is hardening the same as anti-reflective? My eyedoctor has listed hardening on my bill. When I asked what hardening is he told me it was …

Big Lenses with Strong Prescription? 
Q: Hey, so I've been looking to get new glasses recently. I really like those big "nerd" or "hipster" styled frames, however with my prescription …

Purchasing Eyeglasses Online 
Q: What advice do you have about purchasing eyeglasses online? A: I will do a comparison of buying prescription glasses at a local optical …

Difficulty Adapting to Eyeglasses 
Q: I have been having great difficulty adapting to eyeglasses and would greatly appreciate your advice and input. Just a little background …

Magnetic Clips Safeness 
Q: Are glasses with magnetic clips to attach the tinted lenses safe? I ask this because, I'm ordering new eyeglasses and the frames I am interested …

Varifocal Lenses Upgrade 
Q: Hi I have had a new prescription of varifocal lenses for my glasses and my distance is the same but reading is a little stronger. I decided …

Blurry Vision 
Q: I am 61 years old and have had astigmatism all my life. My latest pair of glasses seem to be sharp in one eye and blurry in the other. I've …

BACK to Monofocal Lenses? 
Q: I suspect I no longer need the progressive lenses I've worn for fifteen years, and don't want to pay for something I don't need. So I wonder …

Sunglasses Tint Level 
Q: I have tinted polarized wrapped sunglasses that are nominally 80% tint. I use them for driving and for flying and find that they are not dark …

Sports Eyeglasses 
Q: Hey guys I'm looking for sports eyeglasses to buy for skydiving and since I need prescription glasses I’m having trouble finding the right thing. …

Astigmatism Correction 
Q: I had no trouble with my original eyeglass prescription prior to my recent eye exam at a different optometrist office. The new prescription …

Varifocal Lenses Adjusting 
Q: My new varifocal lenses make me nauseated. What can I do to get used to them faster? When I pass this dizziness? A: Varifocal (or …

Bifocals Problem 
Q: I've been wearing bifocals for about 3 years now and never had a problem until I got a new pair of glasses. I'll list my prescriptions and then …

Impact Resistance of Lens Materials 
Q: I've worn polycarbonate lenses for many years because of a strong prescription (-6.5/ -7.5). The impact resistance is a welcome side effect. …

Eyeglass Prescription Fluctuation 
Q: Is it normal for an eyeglass prescription to fluctuate as much as my prescriptions? I have received 3 pairs of glasses over the past 7 years …

Eyeglass Lens Repair 
Q: Hello. There is a red spot on my new eyeglasses which can't be removed by cleaning- it is visible in direct light (please see picture). …

Lenses Concentric Rings 
Q: Why can't concentric rings (aberrations)of high minus HI (1.74)lenses be minimized? Too much emphasis placed on absolute clarity of vision with …

Lenses for intermediate and close ranges 
Q: Do you know an online vendor who carry lenses that cover only intermediate and close ranges? I do not need distance. A: I think every …

Eyeglass temple replacement 
Q: Where can I ask to replace the left temple for a pair of Versace eyeglasses, model #3134 length 140 color brown? A: Hi Arthur, …

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