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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Such as, you have a pair of these glasses which you find acceptable?
    One of the problems in getting a good fit is determining the optical center
    of your eyes. Just because a particular frame fits two people well, that
    doesn't mean their eyes are in the same positions relative to the frames. If
    all you need is simple dioptric correction, this might not matter, but if
    correction for astigmatism is required, you want the lens "centered" over
    the eye.

    An optician puts a gadget over your eyes that lets them determine where the
    pupils fall. The lenses are then ground with their optical centers at those
    points.

    For this reason, I would not have a Web or overseas company grind the
    lenses. Costco should be cheap enough.
     
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    My tip: Take them off before attempting to solder them.

    a
     
  3. You keep reading all the street signs. The signs, you read them for about
    thirty to sixty seconds, and they all leave you wondering what you just
    read? Like the street sign that used to say "Main" and "State" which now
    says that "we are very concerned about making sure that people make the
    right choices. Which is why Hillary! has proposed an immediate $50 million
    increase in spending to study the matter of helping people to choose the
    right street at this intersection".

    --
    Christopher A. Young
    Learn more about Jesus
    www.lds.org
    ..


    They were sold to my under Hillary's health care plan. I see the world
    differently now!
     
  4. Wow, your dollar stores sure are expensive, there.

    --
    Christopher A. Young
    Learn more about Jesus
    www.lds.org
    ..


    Huh. I never pay more than $1/each at the dollar store.
     
  5. I got a couple pair of glasses from Zenni. They seem fine to me. Gunner Asch
    has also mentioned being satisfied with Zenni.

    --
    Christopher A. Young
    Learn more about Jesus
    www.lds.org
    ..


    Geesh!

    I was truly unaware such existed. Where are these people located? Have
    you done satisfactory business with them? The product is good?

    As I type this, with my ~$600.00 glasses, I am beginning to wish I'd
    known about this sooner!

    Regards,
    JS
     
  6. Aratzio

    Aratzio Guest

    Gummy is also satisfied with Bush, Cheney, Iraq, the Economy, the
    Environment and using a saturday night special as a leather punch.
     
  7. John Smith

    John Smith Guest

    Really.

    Off that site, a cheap pair of frames and lenses is ~$35.00USD
    (including shipping!) I can have multiple pairs and if I lose one, no
    big deal ... that site certainly looks good to me. As long as the area
    of corrected vision is large enough on the lenses--should work fine.
    Height of the pupil can be adjusted with adjustment of the nose pieces
    or padding.

    I don't plan on wearing these glasses to see the king--just for work
    where something always happens to 'em!

    Ever misplaced a pair of glasses, grabbed your backup and lost them?
    Everything stops until at least one set is recovered.

    Regards,
    JS
     
  8. Guest

    Uncrewed the leftover part of the frame and it is the size of a nut.
    I thought there might be some stem left, but no. This seems
    undoable. I once repaired plastic frames by screwing an eye-screw into
    the frame with a similar fracture. I wonder if I can't solder an eye
    screw (looks like the letter P) in there. In the toirtoise shell
    plastic glasses, the eye screw repair looked darn near invisible.

    Heck, it would almost be easier to twist the frame 90 degrees and put
    a hole in perpendicular to the flat side and run the screw through
    that.

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    [Homeland Security means private firearms not lazy obstructive guards]
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  9. Guest

    Eyeglass repair webs say they use gold solder.

    I could almost make the temple from wire (run the screw through a
    loop). If only I knew where to find "antique bronze" wire that stiff
    and thick.

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    Vasos Panagiotopoulos, Columbia'81+, Reagan, Mozart, Pindus, BioStrategist
    http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/vjp2/vasos.htm
    ---{Nothing herein constitutes advice. Everything fully disclaimed.}---
    [Homeland Security means private firearms not lazy obstructive guards]
    [Urb sprawl confounds terror] [Remorse begets zeal] [Windows is for Bimbos]
     
  10. Guest

    Wait! That's it - I should find a matching frame with those cheap
    reading glasses and swap the temple!


    - = -
    Vasos Panagiotopoulos, Columbia'81+, Reagan, Mozart, Pindus, BioStrategist
    http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/vjp2/vasos.htm
    ---{Nothing herein constitutes advice. Everything fully disclaimed.}---
    [Homeland Security means private firearms not lazy obstructive guards]
    [Urb sprawl confounds terror] [Remorse begets zeal] [Windows is for Bimbos]
     
  11. Guest

    You need the Rx to include pupilary distance. Zenni doesn't ask for
    temple size but since you are getting measured, might as well get
    those numbers too.


    - = -
    Vasos Panagiotopoulos, Columbia'81+, Reagan, Mozart, Pindus, BioStrategist
    http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/vjp2/vasos.htm
    ---{Nothing herein constitutes advice. Everything fully disclaimed.}---
    [Homeland Security means private firearms not lazy obstructive guards]
    [Urb sprawl confounds terror] [Remorse begets zeal] [Windows is for Bimbos]
     
  12. Guest

    *+-My tip: Take them off before attempting to solder them.

    Have been known to be quite ambidexterous, but not THAT much!

    More seriously, I would need something to hold them in place.


    - = -
    Vasos Panagiotopoulos, Columbia'81+, Reagan, Mozart, Pindus, BioStrategist
    http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/vjp2/vasos.htm
    ---{Nothing herein constitutes advice. Everything fully disclaimed.}---
    [Homeland Security means private firearms not lazy obstructive guards]
    [Urb sprawl confounds terror] [Remorse begets zeal] [Windows is for Bimbos]
     
  13. They don't show a frame the size I need for my lenses, but the prices are
    what seems to be about right. No way a frame is worth what the local guys
    are charging for them.
     
  14. Hong Kong.
    Yep.
     
  15. Please. The online offshore suppliers require your PD measurement for just
    this purpose.

    Opticians don't "grind lenses" any more. They take a big stock lens for
    your Rx from an assortment on hand (itself likely an import from China),
    and trim the edges to fit the frame.
     
  16. Lenses cost pennies, as proven by non-Rx high-quality reading glasses at
    the $1 store.

    The big cost is the optician racket via the Rx system. The Web has finally
    busted that open.
     
  17. John Smith

    John Smith Guest

    Richard:

    Thanks for taking the time to reply. I will order a couple of these and
    see how they work out. After I have gotten used to paying 500/600+ for
    my glasses--this just hit me as too good to be true.

    It is obvious there is little cost in glasses, once the initial costs of
    their equipment has been setup. And, I don't really like changing
    frames--an aviator or modified aviator and I am as happy as h*ll. I
    think they could sell that model frames until the cows came home ...
    somehow I strongly suspect the antitrust laws of decades ago have been
    revised or else ignored.

    Regards,
    JS
     
  18. Which makes him a star witness.

    --
    Christopher A. Young
    Learn more about Jesus
    www.lds.org
    ..


    Gummy is also satisfied with Bush, Cheney, Iraq, the Economy, the
    Environment and using a saturday night special as a leather punch.
     
  19. Aratzio

    Aratzio Guest

    For devolution.
     

  20. Please share your prescription with us.
     
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