Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I see...

Worked in an optometrist appointment last trip to Odessa.  Been almost 5 years and it was past time for some new specs.  The lenses were pretty scratched up and the right temple was hanging on by a thread since my accident.  My vision hasn't changed much other than a little worse in one eye and a little better in the other.  Both eyes still correctable to 20/20.  83,97,61,0,B

10 comments:

George Alexander said...

I can't stand it when my glasses are dirty or scratched. So far I'm good with just some readers from the local cvs drug store. I found a pair that handles the daily abuse, magnivision . I prolly should go to the eye doc .

Sam Finn said...

I got my first pair of prescription glasses about 2 weeks ago. Bifocals. Polycarbonate lenses. About $200. I could've gotten almost 200 pairs of my usual specs at the Dollar-rama for that amount! Getting older can cost serious bucks. :-)

M. Silvius said...

Lenses are made out of polycarbonate, same stuff your truck headlights are made off. Ergo minor scratches and oxidation can be buffed out the same way with headlight restorer. Here is how I did mine.
http://isserfiq.blogspot.com/2013/01/i-can-see-said-blind-man.html

Margery Bills said...

That's wonderful John to have some new glasses. I hope they work out for you. And it would be very beneficial to you to have your teeth checked and cleaned once a year too---also a yearly physical too----and don't forget the upcoming Colonoskopy (sp?) too. Any of those could save your life (seriously).

Sam Finn said...

M. Silvius ....
Thanks for the suggestion. How long does this "treatment" last?

Rita B. said...

Glad you stuck with that style. They look good on you. (Must be that "50's-chic" style)

M. Silvius said...

Sam Finn, The headlight restorer is an emollient, so what you are doing is taking a small amount of surface off the lens. 90% of it is natural oxidation of the material.You have to take care to not remove so much as to alter the prescription. But it really would take some major effort to go that far. As for how long the refinishing job lasts, it all depends on how fast the polycarbonate deteriorates or scratches again, and that is dependent on environmental conditions you subject them to during daily wear. I am often around chemical solvents and high heat so I suspect that affects mine. I wear my glasses for 3 to 4 years and will typically do this treatment once or twice during a lifetime. I now specifically order my gases without any anti-glare coatings as it doubles the cost of the lenses and I find it does not last all that long before it starts to flake off and adds to the haze. If your lenses are coated it takes a little more work to remove the coating with the lens restorer, but I have done it. Experiment on your old back up pair before you go at it with the the good ones. Next time you go to the optometrist tell him what you have done and watch him cringe. Its good for a laugh.

Sam Finn said...

M. silvius.
Thanks again ... very helpful.

Ann Poucher said...

Glad your eyes are good. I have macular degeneration and every day I loose a little vision. Not complaining because I am so blessed. Glad to hear the heavy storms have passed you by. Read your blog every day and appreciate your comments. God bless.

J said...

The mild abrasive in toothpaste works just as well on both headlights and glasses.