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  Reply # 579871 10-Feb-2012 17:22 Send private message

Thanks for the overwhelming suggestions guys and the referels. Will read all of them tonight and have a look through the sites :D

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  Reply # 579894 10-Feb-2012 18:03 Send private message

I'd forgotten who the OP was! Laughing

Very useful thread. I will also be making use of the info in here. Thanks.

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  Reply # 581857 15-Feb-2012 14:27 Send private message

My contact lenses order arrived today, with a couple of freebies:



Plus a code for free frames within 30 days.





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  Reply # 581871 15-Feb-2012 14:48 Send private message

FWIW when I was in my late teens I needed glasses, since then my prescription has dropped to -0.25 and -.50 - hardly worth bothering. Surprising considering I spent 9 years as a watchmaker, and way too many years staring at computer screens.

Given how much my vision changed, I'd say it's probably worth getting it checked every couple of years.

I've heard some horror stories from people who have had laser surgery otherwise I'd be all over that so I can get my 15/15 vision so that I can count the invidual pixels on my TV screen...




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  Reply # 581898 15-Feb-2012 15:25 Send private message

0.50 makes a surprising difference. I'm wearing glasses (from 39dollarglasses) that are +0.50 and also +0.50 for astigmatism, they make a huge difference to clarity of text on a screen.

My 39$G glasses seem good. I think my ears are slightly different heights, so metal frames would've been better so they could be bend to fit, but oh well. My almost free clearly contacts glasses are metal and should arrive in a couple of weeks anyway.

Contact lens wearers: try extended wear contacts, your optometrist will give you a free sample. Much better than dailies.




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  Reply # 582031 15-Feb-2012 20:21 Send private message

I think I'm -6.0...

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  Reply # 595049 14-Mar-2012 13:11 Send private message

Thanks to the contributers on this thread and a 'half price eyetest' flyer from specsavers, I have taken the plunge and had an eyetest done. I knew that my eyes were less than 100% and their test confirmed it. I have ordered a set of $70 glasses from them and a couple of pairs from Zenni optical for comparison.


While conducting my due dilligence, I stumbled across this little gizmo. It seems to me it has the potential to totally change the 'eye industry'. Well worth a read if you are interested in this type of thing.

http://www.imedicalapps.com/2011/12/a-remarkable-two-dollar-smartphone-attachment-that-can-measure-eyesight-mhs11/
  

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  Reply # 595054 14-Mar-2012 13:20 Send private message

I returned my clearly contacts glasses. They weren't comfortable and their range isn't very good, lots of glasses but they all look similar. My 39dollarglasses ones are good.




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  Reply # 595197 14-Mar-2012 16:51 Send private message

traderstu:
While conducting my due dilligence, I stumbled across this little gizmo. It seems to me it has the potential to totally change the 'eye industry'. Well worth a read if you are interested in this type of thing.

http://www.imedicalapps.com/2011/12/a-remarkable-two-dollar-smartphone-attachment-that-can-measure-eyesight-mhs11/
  


Wonder if that is the real deal or rust another internet ripoff?

Tried to verify the validity that they received a Google innovation grant and couldn't - so I have my doubts about it.

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  Reply # 595213 14-Mar-2012 17:28 Send private message

You need a bit more practice with your Google-fu :)  Seems real enough.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11374632

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  Reply # 595226 14-Mar-2012 17:59 Send private message

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traderstu:
While conducting my due dilligence, I stumbled across this little gizmo. It seems to me it has the potential to totally change the 'eye industry'. Well worth a read if you are interested in this type of thing.

http://www.imedicalapps.com/2011/12/a-remarkable-two-dollar-smartphone-attachment-that-can-measure-eyesight-mhs11/
  


Wonder if that is the real deal or rust another internet ripoff?

Tried to verify the validity that they received a Google innovation grant and couldn't - so I have my doubts about it.



Call me gullible, but my first reaction was "where can I buy one?". I found the patent application but it seems they haven't made it to market yet. I'm convinced it's the real deal and will rate right up there with some of the best inventions. 

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  Reply # 595247 14-Mar-2012 18:56 Send private message

BigBadaboom: You need a bit more practice with your Google-fu :)  Seems real enough.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11374632


Fair nuff. I was searching on the company name. I don't see the Google Innovative funding mentioned in the article either.

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  Reply # 619785 4-May-2012 19:46 Send private message

Saw that Clearly Contacts were having a special at the moment for first time customers, so went to see the optometrist today and came away with my prescription.

Have ordered some new glasses from Clearly Contacts. Used the code FIRSTPAIRFREE to get a great discount off my glasses - I was never going to get them free due to the prescription strength, and luckily I was forewarned by my optometrist about it.  So I've got Ultra Thin Air Lenses and the Coatings Value Bundle for $79.90 - the discount from the code was $98. (Delivery and insurance were extra on top of that. bringing the total to $NZ106.84). So with an expected delivery date of May 9th I am eagerly awaiting their arrival.

Since I lost/misplaced my magnetic clip on sunnies a few weeks ago I decided to go for broke and order some prescription sunnies also (none of Clearly Contacts frames have an option for magnetic sunnies)

So this time I decided to give 39dollarglasses.com a whirl. I think I am going to like this frame better than the ones I'm getting from Clearly Contacts for my day-to-day glasses! We'll see.

So any way, ordered a nice pair of glasses with Tinted CR-39 Optical Resin Sun Lenses and anti-glare coatings. I then hunted down a nice $US20 discount coupon for 39dollarglasses and so these ended up only costing me $US33.90 (including shipping). Shipping was only a third the cost of Clearly Contacts.

Anyway, will post an update when they both arrive.


ETA - the discount code I used at 39dollarglasses.com was WWMAG
I have added a referral link to the Clearly Contacts url

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  Reply # 619839 4-May-2012 21:45 Send private message

I returned my clearly contacts glasses, they weren't comfortable and I couldn't find any others that I wanted. 39dollarglasses I do like, nice frames, cheap, and they work well. Well there's a minor problem with one lens but it could be my prescription, and for $39 compared with $300 in NZ it's not so bad.




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