optician1 wrote:One thing with anti reflective(AR) lenses is that quality varies a lot. Crizal Avance is my favorite AR to sell. It is very scratch resistant and easy to clean. It stays clean longer then any other AR I have tried. Crizal Alize is decent but the Avance is twice as scratch resistant. Our cost is about $60 to $70 for Crizal Avance AR, so that is why it's so expensive to the consumer. I think most places charge at least $100 extra for it.
I think the Digimax lens is a progressive lens, but I can't find any information too easily on the web.
It seems like you got an excellent lens at a very good price. I'll be curious to hear about your personal opinions about the lens. I assume the price you paid was just for the lenses and not for the frames as well.
Dewy Seewell wrote:I worked in an optical company wholesale house for 4 years. That is the "factory" that makes glasses for optomitrists to sell. Some single vision lenses, that is a simple prescription that is not a bi or triocal cost as little as $8 dollars or manufacture. More comples fasion eyewear and complex prescriptions cost between $25 and $50 to produce. Most glasses today take around an hour to produce as opposed to 8 hours 30 years ago. Most lens coatings are like the products sold by car dealers, which means that they are profit generators for the business. I got this info from the owner of a large chain of optical retail outlets in the northeast. Glasses generate a profit of from 100% to 2000% for a business. Glasses that will help you see well should cost under $100. Anything else is just SHEER PROFIT for the retailer. Do some resarch get the facts and let the buyer BEWARE.
Joe wrote:I have never had anti-reflective coating on my glasses, and I have had them 20 years. I have 20/400 vision without glasses and/or contacts. (I just had an eye exam last week). I have no experience with them, but I have never once encountered a problem without them. I have no need for them, especially as an extra expense. If I can see fine without them, why do I need them?
My wife recently got glasses for the first time in her life. She chose not to get the glare protection, and now is saying lots of things are cloudy. Her doctor's office said "It's because you didn't get the anti-glare protection". Does anyone else think this is just wrong? Again, I have never had any issue with cloudiness in 20+ years of glasses without this protection and suddenly that's the reason?
Anyone else experience anything like this?
george wrote:I understand your frustration. I'm sure progressive lenses with Crizal coating was not cheap. The progressive lenses should have no real effect on the haze you are experiencing.
The Crizal coating should not have scratched that easily, nor should it have a constant haze. For me, the cleaning cloth made a huge difference regarding a constant haze on my glasses. It sounds like you've tried different cleaning clothes.
I would suggest you go back to the optometrist and have them take a look. First thing is the scratched lens may be replaced as Crizal offers some warranty on the lenses. I don't know exactly what they cover, but I'm guessing some of the extra cost of their coatings goes to that warranty.
Also, see if the optometrist can get the lenses clean. They would know if something is wrong.
I'm also curious which crizal coating you got, if you are able to find out.
Please let me know what the optometrist says and does.
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