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JC 18 May 2018, 03:28

GlassesUSA claims their app can "scan" your lenses to read your prescription, like a lensometer. I haven't tried it yet, it will be interesting to see if that could work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=japwvRRI1AU


Lou 02 May 2018, 16:31

Best wishes


Lou 01 May 2018, 01:57

Hi Tonylids

You were very welcome.

Best wishes

Lou


Lou 01 May 2018, 01:56

Re.:

30 Apr 2018, 18:20

Why are you constantly putting stupid greetings in each post? It's no wonder they are mocking you, you pretty much deserve it. Greetings are for letters, not message boards. Welcome to the Internet.

Best wishes (hahahahaha)

People can mock me if they wish. I will not apologise for good manners.

Lou


Tonylids 01 May 2018, 00:45

To Plussychic

Apologies for addressing my last post to Lou and thank you for the recommendation. Credit where credit is due.

Lou, thanks for pointing out my error


 30 Apr 2018, 19:24

Weirdeyes

Weirdeyes 29 Apr 2018, 01:48

Anon

Itís not me. I barely ever post here because everyone obviously hates me and isnít interested in my posts anyways.

Oh poor, poor me !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd2_LKoTYKw


 30 Apr 2018, 18:20

Why are you constantly putting stupid greetings in each post? It's no wonder they are mocking you, you pretty much deserve it. Greetings are for letters, not message boards. Welcome to the Internet.

Best wishes (hahahahaha)


Lou 29 Apr 2018, 02:38

Re. my last post, sorry I didn't type what I meant

When I said, "Regarding me people interested in your posts, I can't speak for others, but I am happy to read them.", I meant to say, "Regarding people being interested in your posts, I can't speak for others, but I am happy to read them."

Sorry, not sure how I managed to type what I did.

Best wishes

Lou


Lou 29 Apr 2018, 02:34

Hi again Weirdeyes

Regarding me people interested in your posts, I can't speak for others, but I am happy to read them.

I read your last post about your vision therapy appointment. I didn't comment on it, as I had nothing useful to say.

Best wishes

Lou


Lou 29 Apr 2018, 02:32

Hi Weirdeyes

I didn't think it was you. I don't hate you, and I wouldn't imagine that anyone else does either. A lot of us have been victims of trolls on this forum.

Take care

Lou


Weirdeyes 29 Apr 2018, 01:48

Anon

Itís not me. I barely ever post here because everyone obviously hates me and isnít interested in my posts anyways.


 28 Apr 2018, 15:19

Lou

I suspect that it is Weirdeyes.


Lou 28 Apr 2018, 04:38

Someone obviously feels the need to follow each of my genuine posts with a fake post purportedly from me, copying just the greeting part of my post.

Presumably they have some kind of psychological issue which makes them enjoy doing this.

It is quite obvious to anyone who posts on here, that anyone can post under any ES Nickname.

Why anyone would want to impersonate another in this way is quite beyond my understanding, and frankly I'm not interested in knowing their reasons.


Lou 27 Apr 2018, 23:29

Best wishes


Lou 27 Apr 2018, 02:17

Hi TonyLids

You are very welcome if I have been of any help, but to be honest I don't think I suggested a company.

That you have found one that can help you, is however all that matters.

Best wishes

Lou


Tonylids 26 Apr 2018, 23:55

Hi Lou

Thank you for that. They were expensive but can do exactly what I need


Tonylids 26 Apr 2018, 23:55

Hi Lou

Thank you for that. They were expensive but can do exactly what I need


Lou 26 Apr 2018, 17:26

Best wishes


Lou 26 Apr 2018, 09:36

Re.:

CLWEASAY 25 Apr 2018, 12:24

that does not answer my question Louise.

If this post is actually from CLWEASAY, which it may not be, considering that trolls keep impersonating people on here, the reason why it does not answer CLWEASAY's question, is because I was answering Tonylids questions, hence starting my post with "Hi Tonylids."

I'm however presuming that it was just a reply from a troll, as it was pretty obvious to whom I was replying, and I'm Lou not Louise.

Best wishes

Lou


CLWEASAY 25 Apr 2018, 12:26

omg autocorrect.


CLWEASAY 25 Apr 2018, 12:24

that does not answer my question Louise.


Lou 25 Apr 2018, 05:49

Hi Tonylids

Rather than your prescription. The problem you ate probably experiencing is that at least in my part of the UK, Opticians are not keen on reglazing frames from another optician. For example, neither Specsavers or Boots would reglaze a Vision Express frame, whereas Specsavers have always reglazed frames which I have bought from them.

Lou


CLWEASAY 24 Apr 2018, 21:58

where cam i buy contact lenses online without a prescription??


Plussichic 24 Apr 2018, 11:09

Try ASDA, they managed with my +16.75

Good luck


Tonylids 24 Apr 2018, 10:48

I hope someone can point me in the right direction

I've had all sorts of trouble getting some glasses reglazed. My prescription is +11.75 in both eyes with an add of +1.75 and every optician from my local Specsavers and Boots to various online companies are saying they can't do it.

The current lenses are pretty much the same strength so obviously the lenses exist but the company that supplied them (Specsuperstore) has been taken over and the new people there are somewhat less than helpful.

Please could someone recommend a good optician either online or local to the South East of England (Kent) who might be able to do this for me.

Thank you


aviator -oo- 30 Mar 2018, 05:58

www.zeelool.com

Has anyone ordered from this supplier before? The name is a new one to me.


noname 05 Mar 2018, 21:48

A close friend of mine has a prescription of OD -15.25 x -1.50 x 136 and OS -13.00 x -1.75 x 005 with a +2.50 add. I have not yet measured her PD, but for sake of pricing and availability I have chosen 62mm. Zenni will not provide this prescription in progressives, although they have a good price for 1.74 single vision lenses. Firmoo will provide this prescription in progressives buy I have no idea of the thickness of the lenses. The price from Firmoo is too cheap to be a hi index lens. Does anyone have any idea where else I can go to price these lenses -and frames


EyeTri 22 Feb 2018, 03:57

Stingray,

I recently had Replacement Lens Express replace lenses in 3 of my frames. All were done well and quickly.


Mike 21 Feb 2018, 17:47

Stingray, I have used www.lensesrx.com in the past with very good results.


Stingray 21 Feb 2018, 14:17

Does anyone know of an online eyeglass retailer that will let the customer supply their own frames for new lenses?


RWalkerman 21 Feb 2018, 12:32

Got a great pair of single vision glasses with prisims from Zenni however it appears they do not do progressive lenses with prisims. Any suggestions for a discount online source for progressives with prisims?


Danbert 30 Jan 2018, 06:59

Bobster,

I tried Opternative once. The result was inconclusive though - for some reason they couldn't generate my prescription. They gave me a full refund of course.

There are various SMS services online which allow you to "receive" a text message to a US number. Some are free and an be used for this purpose as the text messages don't contain any personally identifying or sensitive information. Search for them and you should come across one that works. That's what I did though I can't remember now which one I used.


Bobster 19 Jan 2018, 17:44

Hi

Anyone used Opternative or other online eyetest from the uk. I no you need a USA mobile, but thought you could probably input any mobile number from the web for an appropriate state. Surely it would work and prescription would then be given online?

Thoughts?


Weirdeyes 07 Jan 2018, 23:45

What happens if you order a prescription with plus cylinder instead of minus cylinder when thereís extra charges involved. Letís say someone has an rx of sph +7.00 cyl -2.00 and they order sph +5.00 cyl +2.00 instead. Will they get still get charged extra?


Weirdeyes 03 Jan 2018, 01:00

Why does Zenni Optical have prescription ranges for so many frames? This makes sense for odd shapes and sunglasses, but I see this a lot in normal looking glasses.


Jonathan21 28 Nov 2017, 16:11

I am 21yo college student, recently got new prescription R -14.75 L -14.25, which is about 2 diopters stronger than the last one from Jan 2016. Since I have really big head (thus need wide frame) and don't have money for fancy extremely high index lenses, yet still hate super strong lenses, I was thinking about getting myodiscs online. Could you recommend where to start?


Weirdeyes 05 Nov 2017, 21:54

Cameron

Those frames say the prescription range is -20.00 ~ +4.00. Which really doesn't make sense to me. I'm sure making +5.00 glasses is way easier than -20.00.


Soundmanpt 02 Nov 2017, 10:53

Cameron

Very interesting! I just tried entering your prescription also and got the same message as you did for some reason. I'm not sure why that would be a problem? I actually ordered the same frame (the $6.95) for a friend of mine. Her prescription was -1.50 for both eyes and she wanted them made as prescription sunglasses and she loves them. That'a a very good looking pair of glasses for such a cheap price. Maybe give them a call and ask why?


hyperaficionado 01 Nov 2017, 03:08

@Cameron

Try firmoo - I just ordered two pairs of glasses with +5.25dpt - 1.5 index - no problem.


Weirdeyes 01 Nov 2017, 00:09

Do you have to get high index when you order high plus? I want to order some cheap readers from zenni, but I know it will be over +5.00.


Cameron 23 Sep 2017, 15:21

Do you guys have any experience in ordering mid+ glasses in aviators frame from Zenni?

I've tried these ones

http://www.zennioptical.com/419011-metal-alloy-full-rim-frame-with-spring-hinges.html

and

http://www.zennioptical.com/buy/594615-stainless-steel-full-rim-frame-with-spring-hinges.html

with +4.5 SPH, and getting always

"SPH or CYL doesn't match selected frame shape"

Any ideas? Maybe some other online places?


 22 Aug 2017, 13:40

Re.: Soundmanpt 22 Aug 2017, 11:34

Lou

Many optical stores will refuse to swap out lenses (re glaze) unless the frame came from their store because if it is very old. more than 2 years old, there is a high risk that the frame will break when it is heated up to remove your old lenses or to replace the lenses with new ones. Even if you're willing to at the risk of your frame breaking. They would still be out the price of the new lenses which had to be made for your frame. And hardly any store keeps the same inventory more than 6 months. Styles change so they are always upgrading their frame selection as well. If you want to always be able to get your lenses changed into a certain frame I would suggest finding an all metal frame since there is very little risk of a metal frame breaking. Even having them adjust your glasses if they are old is risky and I have spoken with enough opticians that have had glasses break while adjusting them. They feel terrible and usually even replace the glasses as best as possible at no charge. Some stores even have signs indicating that if a frame breaks while adjusting them they aren't responsible.

Hi Soundmanpt

Thank you very much. I understand all this. The frames of which I had one lens reglazed, even though only 11 months old, were no longer current inventory, although the other style I chose at the time (I usually go for two pairs, one clear, one reactions) are still available today, owing simply to different ranges changing at different times. I suppose however since they were only 11 months old and in very good condition, they were happy to reglaze them, even though they were not current inventory. Possibly they would still have had this frame in a warehouse somewhere, if it did break.

Come to think of it, when I once had a 5 year old frame re-glazed, I believe that they did advise that they would not be responsible if it was to break. Since the frame was useless to me with an outdated prescription, I took the risk and it turned out fine.

I think that I will have a word with Specsavers about this, and see what they say. It is not the cost which has made me look online, rather that my favourite frame is available online in 7 different colour combinations, whereas Specsavers stock only one, the dark tortoishell and pink, which I currently wear, and I fancied a pair of the lighter tortoishell ones as alternative.

i.e. http://jpopticians.com/glasses/Superdry+SDO+ASHLEIGH?Colour=102+gloss+dark+tort+%2F+pink&Size=35407

Thanks very much again

Lou


Lou 22 Aug 2017, 13:17

Re.: NNVisitor 21 Aug 2017, 15:14

Lou

Getting any optical place to update your lenses into frames which you bought elsewhere can be difficult. Once I needed only a small change in one lense. The did do it but I waited five weeks before the glasses were ready.

Hi NNVisitor

Thank you very much. I did the same, and found Specsavers very good in this regard. When I had my eyes tested last time, like you mention above, there was only a small change to one eye. I decided to get new glasses from the Specsavers branch where I had my test, as I wanted to get a new pair of glasses with reaction lenses. I took advantage of their two for one offer, and chose two new frames, one with reactions, the other with clear lenses, and anti-reflection coating on each.

A couple of weeks later I had the idea of changing just the left lens in my previous glasses, to keep as a spare pair, and my local specsavers branch (different branch to wear I have my eyes tested) did this for me for half of the price of a reglaze + half of the price of anti-reflection coating, which I considered to be very reasonable, and took only around a week.

All the best

Lou


Lou 22 Aug 2017, 13:06

Re.:

NNVisitor 21 Aug 2017, 15:10

Lou

I have an idea. Try going to an optical shop that is not a chain store when there are no other customers around. Many are owner operated and glad to welcome new customer. Their frames may be expensive but sales are important to them. Try on some frames and mention which one(s) you like. Then say that you will be visiting your eye care provider and will come back with your updated prescription. At that point you can ask if they could adjust your current glasses.

Hi NNVisitor

Thank you very much, but I wouldn't feel comfortable suggesting that I am planning to buy frames from an optical shop, so that would be prepared to adjust glasses I'd bought online. Thank you very much however for suggesting this.

Best wishes

Lou


Soundmanpt 22 Aug 2017, 11:34

Lou

Many optical stores will refuse to swap out lenses (re glaze) unless the frame came from their store because if it is very old. more than 2 years old, there is a high risk that the frame will break when it is heated up to remove your old lenses or to replace the lenses with new ones. Even if you're willing to at the risk of your frame breaking. They would still be out the price of the new lenses which had to be made for your frame. And hardly any store keeps the same inventory more than 6 months. Styles change so they are always upgrading their frame selection as well. If you want to always be able to get your lenses changed into a certain frame I would suggest finding an all metal frame since there is very little risk of a metal frame breaking. Even having them adjust your glasses if they are old is risky and I have spoken with enough opticians that have had glasses break while adjusting them. They feel terrible and usually even replace the glasses as best as possible at no charge. Some stores even have signs indicating that if a frame breaks while adjusting them they aren't responsible.


NNVisitor 21 Aug 2017, 15:14

Lou

Getting any optical place to update your lenses into frames which you bought elsewhere can be difficult. Once I needed only a small change in one lense. The did do it but I waited five weeks before the glasses were ready.


NNVisitor 21 Aug 2017, 15:10

Lou

I have an idea. Try going to an optical shop that is not a chain store when there are no other customers around. Many are owner operated and glad to welcome new customer. Their frames may be expensive but sales are important to them. Try on some frames and mention which one(s) you like. Then say that you will be visiting your eye care provider and will come back with your updated prescription. At that point you can ask if they could adjust your current glasses.


Lou 21 Aug 2017, 11:58

Hi Soundmanpt

Thank you very much. Are you based in the US, UK or elsewhere? I'm based in the UK, and have my eyes tested by Specsavers. Rather than my local branch, I travel to the branch where I lived previously (less than 20 miles away), and ask to see a particular optician who I consider to be particularly good, not only in the thoroughness of her eye test, but in how she understands that I am very visually sensitive, and what this means for me.

Anyway, I previously asked if they would re-glaze a frame which I particularly liked, which I had originally bought from Vision Express. They said that they were unable to, in case the frame became damaged or broken during the re-glazing process, as they would be unable to provide replacement parts, or provide the same frame in replacement.

I'm not entirely sure about this, as they will re-glaze a non current frame which they originally supplied, even though it is probably unlikely that they would be able to replace a five year old frame with one that is identical or even remotely similar, or have replacements sides etc. for an old style frame.

Maybe this doesn't pertain to fitting, as frames are far less likely to break when being adjusted, but I have a feeling that popping in anytime for free adjustments and minor repairs is a service offered to customers who bought their glasses from Specsavers.

Another thing which bothers me is that Specsavers would probably recognise their own frames, and would probably know that they had only ever stocked the Superdry style I like in the one colour.

Maybe an independent optician who rather than have their own range, supplies a lot of different brands, may be less likely to notice.

Maybe I'm being too cautious. If fitting glasses bought elsewhere was a service offered for a small charge, I'd feel a lot more comfortable asking.

What please are your thoughts on this.

Many thanks

Best wishes

Lou


Soundmanpt 21 Aug 2017, 09:45

Lou

Not a problem at all. Take your on line glasses to any optical store and ask them to adjust your glasses. They don't care where your glasses came from. I have spent many hours visiting with many of the young female opticians during my days of working with a non profit vision group. I picked up the donated glasses from a number of optical stores and that allowed me to become friend with these young ladies. So I watched as quite few peoples would come in for adjustments. You would be surprise at how many even came in just to get their glasses cleaned. Not once did any of the opticians complain or ask where their glasses came from. Now of course it is best to go when they aren't busy with other customers.


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