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Eye Glasses

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BITE_ME, Jan 8, 2011.

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What kind of eyeglass lenses do you like?

  1. Glass

    26.7%
  2. Plastic

    22.2%
  3. I wear contacts

    8.9%
  4. Don't need any optical instruments

    42.2%
  1. dotnetbeast

    dotnetbeast Mood Muzik

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    Riiiiiiiiiiiight....
     
  2. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    I wear glasses. All I can see is the purest Bokeh without them.

    I'm a photographer so quality, durability, and lightness matters to me. So I got the "HD" (**** marketing) plastic as thin as they come glasses. They are 1/4 the thickness of glass based glasses.

    Of course non of that mattered once i started getting head aches because everything was too sharp/clear and I had 15/15 vision. It was awesome! ( not the headaches) Head aches be gone! so I settled with standard 20/20 vision.

    Transitions are ghey, polarizing glasses are cool but not good to wear if you are taking or editing photos. One day I will wear sunglasses.. but probably after some corrective surgery. Its getting cheaper every year. Last I heard it was $800 an eye. Might be worth it if you want to skip the whole hassle of having glasses/wearing contacts.
     
  3. Thrash123

    Thrash123 Obey Leash Laws

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    You might want to invest in prescription sunglasses my friend. I've been considering it myself. If you've got vision insurance, I'd pick up your regular prescription one year, then sunglasses the next (since most insurance will cover a new pair a year).
     
  4. Continuum

    Continuum Lobotomistician

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    I wore glasses for about 2 years and couldn't stand them (glares and my face is crooked). Lasik is the way to go.
     
  5. Selerox

    Selerox COR AD COR LOQVITVR

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    Non-reflecting lenses are a must have.

    Optical plastic lens are the norm in the UK, they're much lighter than glass, and I've yet to have any significant scratching on any lenses I've had.

    Optical plastic lenses are also easier to make thinner. I have appalling eyesight, so any way of making lenses thinner is a good thing :)

    I've had a pair for a few years, I've found them very useful. The only issue is having to switch for normal glasses if you go into an indoor environment for prolonged periods.
     
  6. Hadmar

    Hadmar Queen Bitch of the Universe

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  7. Big-Al

    Big-Al amateur de bière

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    I have a black baseball cap like that when i was a child :)
     
  8. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    I've got good eyes, currently. Was expecting to have glasses already as my dad had to wear them in his teens.
     
  9. WaitForTheRain

    WaitForTheRain New Member

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    No optical instruments for me, but one of my eyes is noticeably better than the other, maybe I should get a monocle.
     
  10. NRG

    NRG Master Console Hater

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    I used to be 20/15 but have lost it over a few years to 20/70. Quite the difference :(

    I can only wear glasses, though I don't really care whether it's some plastic compound or glass. I just don't like contacts. They're like manually blinking/breathing--you can't stop thinking about it and it gets uncomfortable. I like being able to easily add and remove them for practical purposes too.
    This. I'm too afraid of running into long term side effects to try lasik. At my age I can wait a few decades to wait for it to improve further.
     
  11. Kyllian

    Kyllian if (Driver == Bot.Pawn); bGTFO=True;

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    They'll darken when exposed to any UV source.
    Buddy of mine has the transition lenses and the windows in his car have enough UV blocking that his lenses won't darken when he's driving
    Eh, I'd rather have my glasses, especially since laser isn't perfect yet. Some people still lose some night vision and others it just doesn't hold

    I'm pretty sure my lenses are plastic. Didn't care at the time and I think the plastic were cheaper anyway
    Tho I should get my prescription updated eventually as this one is probably 5 years old and I can tell my astigmatism is getting worse

    Also been thinking of picking up some contacts for when I play airsoft as my current goggles press up against the sides of my frames
     
  12. [GU]elmur_fud

    [GU]elmur_fud I have balls of Depleted Uranium

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    Foregoing the comment on the risks, I can't get it as it wouldn't work entirely and would have possible ill effects with my RP. So 1 in every 400 people would be excluded.

    I have plastic lenses with scratch resistant coating. That crap sucks balls. After 10 years it's scratched all to hell. Glass for me here after.

    Flex Titanium frames FTW.

    Now that I have vision insurance again and found a eye doctor here that will take patients with RP without doing medical experiments on my eyes I will soon be getting new lenses myself.
     
  13. Syri

    Syri Who are you calling short?

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    25 years of staring at a computer screen, and I still don't need glasses. My last test showed that I'm very slightly long sighted, but not enough to need correction.
     
  14. Polychron

    Polychron Poliwrath

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    LASIK >glasses
     
  15. Kyllian

    Kyllian if (Driver == Bot.Pawn); bGTFO=True;

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    LASIK =RISKY(still)
     
  16. CyMek

    CyMek Dead but not gone.

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    I'm at -13.5 here; contacts are a no go with the -13.5 plus astigmatism. For all those who are talking about Lasik, it might behoove you to hold off. The first long-term studies on it are coming out now, and the incidence of almost every sort of eye condition is higher, e.g. if you want glaucoma then go for it.

    That said; plastic. If I got anything in glass I would need a support structure just to wear the glasses. High index materials, yo.
     
  17. Lizard Of Oz

    Lizard Of Oz Demented Avenger

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    Reading glasses only. Mostly I don't care what they're made of, but light-weight plastic is nice.
     
  18. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    I've heard its risky, but ive never heard of anyone loosing their sight because of it. Also my vision is pretty poor so Lasik might only mean thinner, lighter glasses for me and not the fix that everyone think it is.
     
  19. Crotale

    Crotale _________________________ _______________

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    I had that same issue.

    I have a pair of polarized prescription sunglasses, and I have to say, they are worth every penny they cost.
     
  20. Hadmar

    Hadmar Queen Bitch of the Universe

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    When I got my last glasses I believe about two years ago I was asked if I want scratch proof coating and whatnot. It's was the same place I got my last glasses from and they told me the plastic that was used at that time without special coating was at least as good as the last glasses I got there with coating. Technology advances.
     

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