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[OM] Re: OT Eyeglasses

Subject: [OM] Re: OT Eyeglasses
From: "Jim Nichols" <jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2008 11:34:01 -0500
Doug,

I have been lurking on this list for a couple of days after adding an E-510 
to my camera stable.  I may not be much help, but, not having tried them 
myself, I will contribute that I have been told by family members who have 
tried progressive lenses that they are often very hard to become accustomed 
to. Did you consider regular bifocals?

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Doug" <doug9345@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <olympus@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 11:16 AM
Subject: [OM] OT Eyeglasses


>
> I need some advice. After 12 years with the same pair of glasses I've had 
> to
> replace them. It's not that the distance prescription is very far off, 
> it's
> that the lenses and frames are so beat up that they're no longer useable.
> Additionally I'm 47 and need different glasses for close up work.
>
> The question I have is how did you find a good optometrist and optician. I
> went to a chain (America's Best) with the idea that they'd be inexpensive
> enough that I could do some experimenting. I didn't expect miracles. I
> expected to have some assemble line feel to it and that the frames would 
> not
> be the top of the line and so forth. The experience turned out to be just
> awful. I liken them a vendor that has a very limiting knowledge of
> photography and a line of fairly good looking but so-so performing PS
> cameras calling themselves a camera store. The masses who have limited 
> taste
> and demands would be happy.
>
> The problem  is that I need a fairly strong prescription both in spherical 
> and
> cylinder and I'm very sensitive to distortion. I'm sensitive enough that 
> it's
> one of the things for in the windshield that I check. In fact it's one of
> only two must haves in a vehicle. The windshield must be low enough in
> distortion and the seats must be comfortable, all else is negotiable in 
> the
> price.
>
> America's Best put me in a pair of progressive bifocals which were the 
> worst
> things I've ever delt with. I didn't think I was going to live long enough 
> to
> adjust with them.
>
> While I'm price sensitive I'm willing to pay for quality work as long as 
> it is
> quality work and It's doesn't cross over into becoming a sucker. Thanks in
> advance. -Doug
>
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