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Old 08-05-2019, 03:24 PM
 
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Thanks for all this input! I've been needing progressives for a long time but fear the transition with driving, stairs etc. Yes, LensCrafters has $50.00 eye exams and 30-40% off glasses for AARP members. This may bring them down to to Costco price level but I haven't checked. Since I am always taking my near sighted glasses on and off, they are quite a mess!!!
I have also watched many videos on ZenniOptical (online). They do tell you it's better to get that pupillary distance from an optician but that you can measure it yourself.
I would like to try them but I am thinking that it might be better to go to a lenscrafters or Costco for the first pair of progressives.
Did anyone try transitions? Lots of people have them, are they dark enough for the Las Vegas sun?
Thanks.
Thanks for your advice, Packrat1.
My insurance covered the full cost of the frames and the exam (I also did the optomap eye exam which I got a discount on). Got a discount on the lens as well.

My lens will be transition and anti-glare as well as impact resistant. I don't know what "dark enough" is lol. I've worn transition glasses for a long time now. Never had any problems. As long as you don't stare directly into the sun, you should be fine lol I went to lenscrafters because Costco's eye exam doctor was not available on a Sunday. Costco's Vision Center also apparently does not accept my insurance provider (Eye Med). Would have to pay out of pocket, then send the receipt to my insurance to get reimbursed.

At LensCrafter, the doctor I got had a uniform with the Pearle Vision logo on it so I'm guessing they have doctors from other offices?
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Old Yesterday, 10:38 AM
 
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Originally Posted by localinsight View Post
Thanks for all this input! I've been needing progressives for a long time but fear the transition with driving, stairs etc. Yes, LensCrafters has $50.00 eye exams and 30-40% off glasses for AARP members. This may bring them down to to Costco price level but I haven't checked. Since I am always taking my near sighted glasses on and off, they are quite a mess!!!
I have also watched many videos on ZenniOptical (online). They do tell you it's better to get that pupillary distance from an optician but that you can measure it yourself.
I would like to try them but I am thinking that it might be better to go to a lenscrafters or Costco for the first pair of progressives.
Did anyone try transitions? Lots of people have them, are they dark enough for the Las Vegas sun?
Thanks.
Thanks for your advice, Packrat1.
I loved the idea of transitions lenses but in practice, not so much. UV is what makes them get dark and windshields screen out UV. So for driving they are no good. But for walking around outside they are great. They are also glass lenses and too heavy for some prescriptions.
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Old Yesterday, 10:47 AM
 
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I loved the idea of transitions lenses but in practice, not so much. UV is what makes them get dark and windshields screen out UV. So for driving they are no good. But for walking around outside they are great. They are also glass lenses and too heavy for some prescriptions.
I get the transitions that go dark when I am walking out in the sun. For driving, I got the lenses that are anti-glare. I got polycarbonate or whatever the impact-resistant glasses are called that are not too thick and also not too thin.
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Old Today, 10:47 AM
 
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My ophthalmologist Dorris Wong at Nevada Eye Care on E Flamingo across from Desert Springs hospital and she has been fantastic. Pricing for frames and lenses are the same as the mall eye centers.

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Old Today, 03:37 PM
 
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Thanks YellowSnow. I did not know that windshield tint screen out enough UV to prevent transitions from transitioning. Was hoping to simplify my life by having only 1 pair of glasses. Would have been a mistake.
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Old Today, 04:41 PM
 
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You can eliminate needing transition lenses by going with mono vision. One eye is set up for close up, the other for distance. My eyes have never had a problem adjusting to this. See a good Opthamologist and get your prescription. We have for years been sending out our scripts to Glasses Direct on the internet. $12 for the majority of frames and lenses.
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