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Edwin
Jan 16, 2007 1:00 AM
Getting PM's about RX questions from time to time, I figured why not start a Thread, and get informative about the subject for all of us.

To start off, a question I got about a high prescription in combination with a Zeiss Reflet coating (see my collection) and a Gascan RX.

My answer:
It is possible, to my knowlegde, to get the Reflet coating on high index Zeiss lenses, so that should not be a problem.
Due to the special bevel a Gascan needs, it's very difficult for an optician to mount regular lenses - like Zeiss - with the ordinary machines they use. Especially with the very high power you need. That's the first problem you might encounter.
The second problem you will encounter using the Zeiss Reflet coating is a lot of cornea reflextion, especially when using it at night. This will result in a redish glare on around a source of direct light, i.e. carlights. Very umcomfortable!

To my opinion: Zeiss Reflet - or Clear Ruby for that matter - looks very nice and is useful during daytime, but deffinitely NOT at night time!

My advice: get contactlenses and stick to the Oakleys without prescription!
O.T.T.
James brown
Jan 16, 2007 6:40 PM
I recently bought a pair of RX frames (chop top 2.) but at first wanted to get a pair of rx square wires.

I thought I could be smart about it and just buy a dark/black iridium square wire which would have been £30 cheaper and come away with a spare pair of lenses for my other squares. I was told by my optometrist that plain square wires could accomodate a maximum cyl of -3 but the RX frames were less curved and could go beyond this. Is that correct?
O.T.T.
James brown
Jan 16, 2007 6:44 PM
On a seperate note, does anyone find the torpedoe case that comes with rx frames a bit too long resulting in the frames sliding back and forth?
300orbust
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Jan 16, 2007 6:47 PM
My Straight Line 4.0 need the longer Torpedo case, they will not fit in a wire vault.
eyeyeye
Edwin
Jan 16, 2007 8:01 PM
William, both the base 8 (sunnies) and the base 6 (opthalmic) Square Wire have a cyl. 3 maximum when you order it thru Oakley. With a base 6 frame, your lenses will be less thick than with a base 8 frame.
Iwan
Iwan
Jan 17, 2007 3:34 AM
First of: great thread Edwin.

My question: I would like a deep red or 24k type gold prescription (OS -3.5 OD -2.75) lens for a Juliet. Any idea on manufacturers since Oakley doesn't offer these color options on their Rx line?
O-Whores
Thread Killers
Jan 17, 2007 4:56 AM
Check other local optometrists. Before I was aware of the glory that is Oakley, I wanted Rx lenses for my Penny. I ended up getting them from another optometrist who sent them into a lab on the mainland.
I'm sure if you just took them with you for the doctors to look at, they could tell you right off if they can do them.


~Yukio
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I Con
Jan 17, 2007 6:51 AM
You can get the Juliet Rxed with Fire, Iwan- is that red enough?

Also, 'bout time you started this thread, Edwin :)
Iwan
Iwan
Jan 17, 2007 7:48 AM
Thx for the replies guys. Guess I'll go talk to my optometrist because no way is Fire red enough :-)
eyeyeye
Edwin
Jan 17, 2007 10:14 AM
Iwan, how far into Belgium are you? Here in Holland is a company that does 8 base lenses with all kinds of funny and exclusive colors on polycarbon. Don't know if they'll supply to Belgium, though.

and ehrm...guys: you could have asked! ;-)
Iwan
Iwan
Jan 18, 2007 2:45 AM
Edwin,

I'm in Antwerp and willing to travel :-)
Could you get me the name of the company you talked about and maybe the adress of a dutch optometrist who deals in them?

Thanks,
Iwan
eyeyeye
Edwin
Jan 18, 2007 10:07 AM
PM-ed.
Iwan
Iwan
Jan 29, 2007 11:47 PM
Bit confused about Juliet frame: is there a normal one and a Rx one? If so what's the difference and will prescription glasses still fit in a normal frame?
Dann
Dann Thombs
Jan 30, 2007 12:28 AM
No, both are the same. The Juliet is Rx-ready, so that frame can take a prescription.
Iwan
Iwan
Jan 30, 2007 8:58 PM
Thanks Dann, I was starting to get a bit nervous I wouldn't be able to get Rx lenses for the frames I bought with plano lenses.

So does this go for all frames marked prescription ready on Oakley.com? I definitely read somewhere about Rx frames having a wider channel or something like that; Could anybody expand on that?

Second question: now that the Penny is discontinued will I still be able to have Oakley presciption lenses made for them?
eyeyeye
Edwin
Jan 30, 2007 9:47 PM
Square Wire, C Wire and A Wire have (had) ophtalmic version, being a base 6 frame. These frames won't fit the the lenses from the sunglasses.
Furthermore, all prescription eyeware are base 4, with the exception of a few, being base 6.
The flatter the base - 4 being flat, 8 being very curved - the higher the prescription that's possible to be mounted.

Hope this answers your question.
Iwan
Iwan
Jan 31, 2007 9:05 PM
Thanks Edwin,

So how do I find out what base a frame is?

I once bought a regular A wire 2.0 SH and later had my ophtalmologist put Oakley prescription glasses in it. I do remember him swearing a lot trying to get them in but eventually he did it and they served me a good many years so it does seem possible to put Rx lenses in a regular A wire frame.

As for my other question: will Oakley still cut prescription lenses for discontinued frames?
eyeyeye
Edwin
Feb 1, 2007 10:00 AM
It's not impossible to mount lenses into a 8 base frame, but with older mounting machines it's a terrible job and often looks bad.
Your optician should be able to tell you which frame is base 4 (most ophtalmic frames) or base 6 or 8. He can also have Oakey (Europe) pick up any frame to have themit mounted with Oakley RX lenses. This goes for any Oakley frame, as well as non Oakley frames. Base 4, 6 or 8...
Iwan
Iwan
Feb 11, 2007 12:01 AM
Emerald Iridium is no longer in the Rx lens option list on the Oakley site. Is it still available?
eyeyeye
Edwin
Feb 11, 2007 12:40 AM
Last time I checked, it was in Holland and Belgium.
Iwan
Iwan
Feb 11, 2007 2:01 AM
Thank God for that. I was starting to panick, one of the finest lenses in my opinion.
Iwan
Iwan
Mar 23, 2007 11:22 PM
I just bought 4 Juliets with Rx glasses.
In 3 out of the 4 you can see the cut of the left lens from the front of the glasses. This means the coating doesn't run all the way to the orbital and the lens appears to stick out of the front. I tried to show the problem on this picture:


In 1 of the four there is a small gap between the orbital and the lens. I can pass a piece of paper through it as shown on the next picture:


I find this unacceptable and will be returning them to the store tomorrow. They appear to be cut by an amateur, in fact most 'amateurs' on this forum make far better custom cuts. How Oakley can deliver such badly cut glasses is beyond me. Please don't tell me they consider this within normal limits.
Anybody else have this problem?
O-Whores
Thread Killers
Mar 23, 2007 11:41 PM
Had similar experience with lenses we got from Oakley Rx. Very odd that they'd do that.


~Yukio
Ollie18
Ollie S.
Mar 23, 2007 11:58 PM
we had major issues with Jackie's Grapevine Rx...as you mentioned...looked like amateur work...we made them fix the issue...even though they gave us the BS of 'they are Rx and cannot be returned blah blah blah...'

In that case tell them you do not want to return them, you want them to CORRECT the issue. In our case we send BRAND NEW grapevines in..get them back after 6 WEEKS with the frames scratched to shit, the lenses throwing daylight in the corners and on the BRAND NEW white leather vault with pink and blue pen marks all over it... F That after paying the cash for the frames and the Rx...

I pretty much told them that I will dispute any charge if this gets not corrected...

and voila - it was corrected by the Dealer who worked the details out with O directly...however, the run around we were given was a huge turn-off and very disappointing. Jackie is not sure if she will get another set of Rx after this...can't blame her...

Another reason I alays pay with CC, regardless if I love the company or not...

Iwan
Iwan
Mar 23, 2007 11:46 PM
What happened Yukio? Did you return them? Did they replace them without problems?
I'm not liking this "Rx cannot be returned" thing Ollie. Surely such bad work falls under warranty?
 
 
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