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Different power: While many people have eyes that are close in optical needs, sometimes there is a moderate to big difference which will be reflected in a different thickness of the lenses. If you see well through each side, that might simply be your situation. If one of them is blurry, check with your ophthalmologist for a reason why this has happened. ...Read more
High index : Helps make lenses thinner, solution? To clean? Warm soap and water the best, dry with non scratch cloth. I like the sprays the optical stores have with soft cloth. ...Read more
Different options: There are a few different options for a sunglass tint added to your existing glasses. The most common are "clip-ons" which are usually magnetic attachments in the same shape as your frame you can put on outside. Also there are newer transitions lenses that are photochromic and will darken depending on the uv radiation from sunlight. See your optician for all the options. ...Read more
Pharmacy: I assume that you have good distance vision and need glasses for reading and near work. Most pharmacies, and other retail outlets have racks of glasses that you can try before buying until you get the proper magnification for reading. These are inexpensive. Dollar stores have them for 1$ but they are a bit rickety. If you know your power need you can order them off the internet. ...Read more
The power: Generally an eyeglass rx is written as follows: first right eye (may be abbreviated as od) then left eye (os). The prescription for each eye is written as sphere cylinder (including axis) then add. Sphere is either a plus number - (far sighted) or minus (near sighted). Cylinder is correction of astigmatism - a distortion like a funhouse mirror. It has direction - hence the axis - or direction. ...Read more
Yes: Try not to touch the lens, just the parts that cover the nose or ears. Do not lay them on a table with the lens touching the surface. Do not clean them with harsh products like paper towels. ...Read more
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