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andymakesglasses
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20230 posts since 26/1/06

3 Jun 2014 22:05
They have an extra thin option. No idea how thin it will be with your particular prescription. You could always call them and ask if you're in doubt.
Vazza
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4294 posts since 30/9/06

posted 4 Jun 2014 07:49, edited 4 Jun 2014 07:49
And who make the highest index lenses please? Wear contacts normally and fancy a change every now and then but my power is -5 both eyes.
andymakesglasses
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20230 posts since 26/1/06

4 Jun 2014 09:00
Lots of brands really, plus generic unbranded ones too. It depends on which brands a particular optician carries.

Basic lenses are quite often an index of 1.5. Lenses described as high index are often 1.67. The highest index lenses usually available are 1.74, described as very high index / ultra high index, etc.

You would ideally want 1.74 lenses with your prescription.
Vazza
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4294 posts since 30/9/06

posted 4 Jun 2014 09:33, edited 4 Jun 2014 09:33
I notice a lot of opticians don't state the actual index and if they do there seems to be a lot of variation even though they're all advertised as ultra high index lenses. At least now I can go in and ask for 1.74 lenses, so thanks for the information.
southpaw.6
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394 posts since 1/6/10

1 Jul 2014 23:05
russ74 wrote:
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Any idea what these frames are?

pretty sure they aren't these but they are vey similar

http://www.ditalegends.com/product_detail/1017/RAMBLER.html?color_id=345

Very late… but possibly these
http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/interplay/item/4405/?s-id=borderless_recommend_item_en
Fuct SSDD Medicine Man
Sebastian17
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2036 posts since 23/8/10

29 Jul 2014 21:50
Does anyone know of anywhere stocking Cazal glasses? Struggling to find a site that doesn't look sketchy as.
andymakesglasses
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20230 posts since 26/1/06

30 Jul 2014 08:54
SmartBuyGlasses, Piccadilly Opticians in Birmingham, Frames in the Lanes in Brighton and plenty more.

You can buy online direct from Cazal too.
Sebastian17
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2036 posts since 23/8/10

30 Jul 2014 09:22
Thanks Andy, I should have mentioned I was looking for a vintage pair at a decent price. I can never tell with glasses website, always pretty skeptical.
andymakesglasses
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20230 posts since 26/1/06

30 Jul 2014 10:31
Bridges and Brows, Lunettes London, Klasik, Vintage Sunglasses London, Lunetier Vintage, Vintage Frames Company.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

11 Sep 2014 09:59
Ive hit 38 and as much as i fight it, age has caught up with me and i cant actually watch telly or drive without bins if i want to see anything. Can still get away with reading without my near sight ones, just. Anyway, as im so new to this i wanted to ask veteran life long bins wearers a couple of questions.
Has anyone else got one ear lower than the other, my glasses tilt down from left to right at a massive gradience when looking in the mirror. So annoying, have i got to get one ear surgically lowered or just live with it?
Also second question, the lenses get absolutely filthy all the time, and cleaning them with sunglasses spray cleaner and a soft cloth you get is such hard work, and never actually cleans them smear free. Have i just got to get better at it, or is there another way i dont know about?
MoB
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36711 posts since 31/8/04

11 Sep 2014 10:09
yep i've got one lower than the other, just try not to think about it. Yeah they get dirty as fuck and it's just a daily chore.
andymakesglasses
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20230 posts since 26/1/06

posted 11 Sep 2014 10:25, edited 11 Sep 2014 10:25
Same with my ears. Where did you get your glasses from? Opticians can adjust them so that they sit level on your face.

I never use a spray, just a microfibre cleaning cloth each morning.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

11 Sep 2014 10:39
Tom ford readers with the lenses stuck in by specsavers. Cheers for the info, look likes its just the usual bollocks.
andymakesglasses
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20230 posts since 26/1/06

11 Sep 2014 10:43
Take them to an independent optician and they will probably adjust them for free.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

11 Sep 2014 11:12
Okay cheers, will try them.
LucasK
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19 posts since 13/10/12

12 Sep 2014 21:36
Best glasses shops in London? Google didn't come up with many results apart from specsavers and vision express
hakkajai
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146 posts since 14/11/10

posted 12 Sep 2014 23:22, edited 12 Sep 2014 23:22
Noble Locks wrote: Ive hit 38 and as much as i fight it, age has caught up with me and i cant actually watch telly or drive without bins if i want to see anything. Can still get away with reading without my near sight ones, just. Anyway, as im so new to this i wanted to ask veteran life long bins wearers a couple of questions.
Has anyone else got one ear lower than the other, my glasses tilt down from left to right at a massive gradience when looking in the mirror. So annoying, have i got to get one ear surgically lowered or just live with it?
Also second question, the lenses get absolutely filthy all the time, and cleaning them with sunglasses spray cleaner and a soft cloth you get is such hard work, and never actually cleans them smear free. Have i just got to get better at it, or is there another way i dont know about?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zeiss-Wipes-Boxes-containing-wipes/dp/B008H4IKCG

This is good! KFC wipes for ur lenses. Much better and easier than the spray and cloth
Anto
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3592 posts since 19/1/12

12 Sep 2014 23:26
I completely missed that secret sale where Ditas were available.

Anyone know whether Ramblers were available?
andymakesglasses
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20230 posts since 26/1/06

13 Sep 2014 10:09
LucasK wrote: Best glasses shops in London? Google didn't come up with many results apart from specsavers and vision express

Depends what you're looking for really. McClintock Eyewear on Floral Street is pretty good.
andymakesglasses
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20230 posts since 26/1/06

17 Oct 2014 12:53
Speaking as I was of McClintock….

They're having a big sale from today as they're moving.

McClintock Eyewear wrote: If you have been in over the last few months then you will have heard the news that we have to leave our Covent Garden location soon. Well, the time is now. We will be closing the doors on Floral St. some time after Christmas and reopening somewhere else. Where? We don’t know yet. We are looking at a couple of locations and will let you know as soon as we can.

Now we want your help. To save on transportation costs, we have decided to take as few frames as possible with us when we move. So let’s have a …

RELOCATION SALE!

Most items will be half price.
Some items will be reduced to £70
Lots of items will be reduced to £50
!!!!!
Yes, that’s right. Frames from as little as £50.

You can still have your lenses and we can arrange eye testing during the wind down period.

Starting today Friday 17th October until we close.

Don’t miss this once off opportunity. We don’t plan on moving again soon!