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Doctor insights on: Plastic Eyeglass Frames

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Eyeglasses (Definition)

Babies sometimes need eyeglasses to correct vision or to correct ...Read more


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What are some heavy-duty prescription eyeglass frames that i can buy?

What are some heavy-duty prescription eyeglass frames that i can buy?

Safety glasses: Most optical shops can order certified safety glasses with polycarbonate lenses. Some places if employment will also provide prescription eye glasses. Hats iffy to you for wanting to protect your eyes. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to purchase eyeglasses frames at one store and get lenses at another place?

Is it advisable to purchase eyeglasses frames at one store and get lenses at another place?

Yes: The second store will probably not be thrilled about this but they will put the lenses in based upon your up to date prescription. Why not get the whole thing in one place? ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I buy juicy couture brand optical eyeglasses frames at?

Wanted to know where can I buy juicy couture brand optical eyeglasses frames at?

Online or opticals: Juicy couture brand optical eyeglasses frames can be purchases online or at most high end optical shops. My wife has one pair and she loves them by the way. ...Read more

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One of my pairs of eyeglasses frames got bent b/c somebody sat on them. Now the right lens is closer to the eye than it should be. Is this harmful?

One of my pairs of eyeglasses frames got bent b/c somebody sat on them.  Now the right lens is closer to the eye than it should be.  Is this harmful?

Bent glasses: no it is not harmful Your vision however may not be as sharp because the actual strength of the glasses also depends on vertex distance. Vertex distance is the distance from the surface of the eye/ cornea to the prescription lens ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could tell if my eyeglass lenses are really polycarbinate and not plastic?

Can you tell me how I could tell if my eyeglass lenses are really polycarbinate and not plastic?

Snap and crack: For the same size lens Plastic is heavier. Polycarbonate will be uv400. For those 2 you probably can't tell. Plastic snaps or shatters went bent past tolerance, polycarbonate just bends and then past tolerance will not resume its original shape. Plastic is typically cheaper but has better optical quality ...Read more

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When going to a eye specialist to have an eyeglasses made, is it possible to bring my own eyeglass frame to use?

When going to a eye specialist to have an eyeglasses made, is it possible to bring my own eyeglass frame to use?

Yes: Yes, in my practice we need to inspect them and then have the client release liability for the frame and any possible defects that we can not detect but if the frames are in adequate shape we will agree to place lenses in them for you. Some dispensaries will not let you use your own frames. They do not know the contdition of them and do not want the responsability if they break, and lost income. ...Read more

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Getting new eyeglasses, need your opinion on plastic or glass?

Plastic: High index plastic (high prescription) higher refractive index, then thinner polycarbonate (impact resistant if monocular) glass is rare now. ...Read more

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