On Sun, 11 Apr 2010 16:22:04 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
No, it's not. All you need is to pick out a new frame that is slightly
smaller in all dimenisons. Cutting an old lens to a new, slightly
smaller, size is no more difficult than cutting a new lens to fit a
frame, which is how all eyeglasses are made.
On Sun, 11 Apr 2010 22:10:26 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Ever try to break an eyeglass lens? Did you damage the bulldozer you
ran over it with? Cutting a plastic lense is trivial. I'm quite sure
any optometrist, like any car mechanic will state up front that they
are not responsible fo parts brought in from elsewhere. Whenever I had
new lenses fitted to old frames, they always warn that some old frames
don't survive the process because the frame has already been bent once
for the previous lens mounting.
In other words, it's a non-issue. Those "irreplaceable" lenses aren't
that valuable anyway.
Must be a regional thing. Around here they all told me to go away. And
on a new lens for an existing frame, that means the store owns the lens-
OP wants HIS lenses in a new frame. Were these prescription lenses you
saw cut? the center axis does matter for those.
They were MY bifocal lenses, and I have astigmatism, which makes
things even more complicated as far as correct centering and rotation
angle. I had also gone to a chain place located inside a Walmart,
where they were more than willing to put my lenses into one of their
frames, or put their lenses into frames I bought on the internet, but
couldn't do either on site.
There is no magic to measuring and cutting a piece of plasic
I've considered that, Wayne. Problem is, finding a similar frame.
Eyeglass frames are fashion driven and the current fashion is that
squinty narrow frame like old 80s biker glasses. My lenses are much
wider vertically. I recently went to a local mom/pop op shop and
asked about aviator style frames. They acted like they'd been gut
shot! How gauche of me. ;)
On Thu, 15 Apr 2010 20:54:36 GMT, Wayne Boatwright
He hasn't really looked for the right frames. He went to one shop that
was clueless and he gave up.
If he really can't find what he wants locally, there are places on the
internet that sell frames at huge savings. They have thousands of
frames of every style imaginable. Many of them give instructions on
their sites for how to measure your current frames. It's really very
simple. Notbob just seems to want to make this all as difficult as
possible and then say it can't be done.
All he needs to do is measure his current frames, and pick out a frame
that looks similar and has slightly smaller dimensions for the lens
opening. Then any optician can recut his old lensesa and put them in
frames from the internet.
Contributing zilch? All you have done is whine and complain. I've
given you plenty of help that you have virtually ignored. If you had
followed my suggestions instead of complaining about how they wouldn't
work, your glasses would be on your nose by now. Your entire effort
so far is that you asked at one shop and they weren't helpful.
If you know enough to find a usenet group, surely you can find Google.
Stop bitching and DO something to help yourself.
On Fri, 16 Apr 2010 06:06:38 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
By an amazing coincidence, I was just going through a stack of papers
and ran across the receipt from where I got a pair of Bolle sunglass
frames for $49 online. This was to replace an old pair that I was
really happy with.
For $49 plus $6 shipping I got the frames with plain glass lenses in
them (the local optician used them as a template for cutting new
safety neck strap
microfiber cleaning bag
7 function Swiss Army knife
Visor clip sunglass holder
If you go price Bolle sunglasses in a retail store, they are in the
hundreds for just the frames. My local optician didn't even raise an
eyebrow about me supplying the frames. In fact, they were the ones who
suggested it, when they couldn't supply me with the frames I wanted.
If you do a little of your own research, you might even find a source
for your old discontinued frames. See if you can find any numbers or
identifying marls anywhere on them. The size is often in microscopic
numbers on the bridge piece, and other info is on the temples.
I had that problem this year. Granny glasses don't make very good bi-focals.
I really need full-size lenses to seen the entire screen(s) without moving my
head. Only one pair of frames in our vision plan was large enough to put a
decent set of lenses in and they sucked. The optician didn't have an other
decent ones to choose from either. I got the crappy pair and then had another
set of lenses made for my older frames. Hopefully styles will change by the
time I need another set of glasses.
Same issues I ran into- only my old frames were shot (screw holes
wallowed out and stripped), so new lenses for those was not an option. I
have them wired together, fishing-fly style, as my emergency backups now.
I really need to get online, and get some minature bolts and nuts (like
I used to be able to buy at the local hobby shop before it closed), and
make some through-bolts for all the old worn-out glasses I have laying
around. Almost as nerdy as patching old birth-control plastic frames
with friction tape, I realize, but has been effective in the past.
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