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#21 DuncanDad

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 01:32 PM

Coastal is nice too.

One level up on quality from Zenni and below WP on price for some frames. They sell the top brands as well.


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Posted 14 August 2019 - 01:34 PM

I think I started a Zenni thread recently too. Very happy with my $7 glasses! I got a couple pair and my wife got three, all for about $50.
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Posted 14 August 2019 - 02:19 PM

Nice.  Thanks guys... much appreciated.  

 

EDIT:  So at my exam today the doctor wrote everything up and then was like "okay, head out to the showroom and you can select your glasses" and I said I was going to do some homework on that and decide where to get the glasses later.  She said, "Okay, sounds great.  Have a good day!" and I had to ask for my prescription... which she wrote and handed to me.  I now see that I should have a "PD" and the Zenni site tells you how to measure it yourself.  Is that a good idea?  It seems a little unscientific but according to what I just did, mine appears to be in the 65-66 range.  I called the doctor's office just now to see if they would tell me my PD but they say they only measure it when you buy glasses there.  So is this something you really need to be exact or does measuring it yourself seem okay?



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 03:07 PM

They intentionally withhold it so you buy glasses there.  They absolutely measure it as part of the exam.


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#25 the_stain

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 03:11 PM

I measured my own and it's fine. A couple mm off won't matter.
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#26 BrewerGeorge

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 03:16 PM

No fecking way your PD is 60-something. That's twice what it should be.

And there no fecking way they don't know your PD at the doctor. I would call them and tell them you're not coming back and why.

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 03:17 PM

No fecking way your PD is 60-something. That's twice what it should be.

And there no fecking way they don't know your PD at the doctor. I would call them and tell them you're not coming back and why.

 

Ummm, Average PD for men is 64mm.

 

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 03:22 PM

No fecking way your PD is 60-something. That's twice what it should be.


Most of the time you don't measure independently.
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#29 BrewerGeorge

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 03:40 PM

Huh. Every one I ever got was left and right. So doubling then would be about sixty.

BTW, I'm not sure they can legally withhold that. Back when mail order contracts were new there were some court cases that prevented doctors from doing that.

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 03:46 PM

The Zenni site said the average male is between 45mm and 75mm or so.  



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 03:49 PM

The Zenni site said the average male is between 45mm and 75mm or so.

Though...

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 04:05 PM

Huh. Every one I ever got was left and right. So doubling then would be about sixty.

BTW, I'm not sure they can legally withhold that. Back when mail order contracts were new there were some court cases that prevented doctors from doing that.


That's what I thought too - PD is "part of your prescription" and you're entitled to know it. That being said, it's possible they skipped measuring it.
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#33 BrewerGeorge

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 04:07 PM

If so, it was done wilfully as a deliberate ploy.

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 04:07 PM

Yeah, probably.
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Posted 14 August 2019 - 04:55 PM

There is no question that the MO at this place is for the patient to buy the glasses there.  I had to ask for my prescription otherwise I would not have it.  The entire front half (front 3/4s?) of the place is "showroom".  When the exam is done she told me to go out to the showroom and select my glasses.  Nope.  :D



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 05:05 PM

They all leave off the PD on purpose.

At least that's what I've seen.


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Posted 14 August 2019 - 06:20 PM

The Zenni site said the average male is between 45mm and 75mm or so.


I want to say mine is 38mm but it's been so long i'm not sure. Could've been 58mm.
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Posted 14 August 2019 - 06:21 PM

65mm is mine
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Posted 14 August 2019 - 06:25 PM

I want to say mine is 38mm but it's been so long i'm not sure. Could've been 58mm.

38mm and you would be below the minimum according to Zenni.  
 

Pupillary distance (PD) measures the distance between the centers of your pupils. This measurement is used to determine where you look through the lens of your glasses and should be as accurate as possible. The average adult’s PD is between 54-74 mm; kids' are between 43-58 mm. Your eye doctor will usually measure your PD during an eye exam. However, if it was not given to you, the below 5 steps will help you measure it yourself.



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 06:29 PM

38mm and you would be below the minimum according to Zenni.


Now i'm remembering, the 38mm was one side. So 76mm total. I thought you were supposed to measure right and left independently because they can be different?
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