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Topic # 175379 26-Jun-2015 16:00 Send private message

Does anyone know where I can get glasses with glass lenses?

None of the online services I found offer glass, and according to my optician, glass lenses have been phased out since 2008, which happens to be when I got my last pair of glasses. I recall even then I had to wait a week for lenses from Australia.

I see no reason why I should add a microfibre cloth to the list of things to carry every day, when glass will stand up to more abuse, and a quick wipe with any old rag or paper towel is all that is needed to clean them. I don't believe anti-scratch coatings will come close to the properties of glass.

Any suggestions welcome.

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  Reply # 1332213 26-Jun-2015 16:05 Send private message

Just accept reality and wear plastic like the rest of us  smile

You haven't put up one good argument for glass.

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  Reply # 1332215 26-Jun-2015 16:08 One person supports this post Send private message

ive had my gasses for 3.5 years (yes i need a new set) and have never used the microfibre cloth, i just my tshirt or toilet paper. My wife who got glasses about the same time, used her microfibre cloth, and he glasses are more scratched than mine.

i have very few if any visible scratches on my glasses.

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  Reply # 1332245 26-Jun-2015 16:21 Send private message

Glass=heavy. Plastic=no red marks on nose :-)




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  Reply # 1332247 26-Jun-2015 16:23 Send private message

n4: Glass=heavy. Plastic=no red marks on nose :-)


I don't need much vision correction, so the weight is a non-issue for me. My vision is also quite stable, so longevity (in particular scratch resistance) is the most important consideration.

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  Reply # 1332250 26-Jun-2015 16:26 One person supports this post Send private message

You can order them online.

Expensive when you get to bifocal/progressive, high RI, anti-reflective.
Perhaps opticians should be told to use the description "spectacles" if glass lenses are no longer available.

A friend lost her eyesight (completely) due to glass lenses shattering in her eyes in an accident.  I'd rather have plastic.

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  Reply # 1332289 26-Jun-2015 17:57 Send private message

Just get standard lenses, with the coatings. You can use any cloth you want. I have Zeiss I think they're excellent.




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  Reply # 1332313 26-Jun-2015 19:01 Send private message

Jase2985: ive had my gasses for 3.5 years (yes i need a new set) and have never used the microfibre cloth, i just my tshirt or toilet paper. My wife who got glasses about the same time, used her microfibre cloth, and he glasses are more scratched than mine.

i have very few if any visible scratches on my glasses.


Mine are pretty much the same, though now that I think about it I think I've had them for around 4 or 5 years.   But yeah, tshirt or whatever else is on hand is pretty much all I ever use to clean them and I just checked and can't see any scratches on them.

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  Reply # 1332318 26-Jun-2015 19:12 Send private message

SirHumphreyAppleby:

I don't need much vision correction, so the weight is a non-issue for me. My vision is also quite stable, so longevity (in particular scratch resistance) is the most important consideration.


Sounds like a good candidate for laser correction... just throwin' it out there ;)




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