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chrissinkpen
Posted 17/08/2010 - 19:13 Link
I picked up my new glasses today, and I was wondering how to fit the lenses to my K200D.
Regards
Chris
robbie_d
Posted 17/08/2010 - 19:21 Link
Should've gone to...oh wait...you did...
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.
Mannesty
Posted 17/08/2010 - 20:19 Link
So did I . . . and I still don't have a pair of glasses I can wear.

I got 'Elite' varifocals, anti-glare coating, and reactions. No b****y use though. They are perfect for close work, but I can't see a thing long distance. Should've gone . . . somewhere else.
Peter E Smith - flickr Photostream
Oggy
Posted 17/08/2010 - 21:33 Link
It is interesting you should say that Peter. I know at least three people who went there and their "corrected" eyesight is worse than mine which isn't great.

I am going to have to face up to the need for glasses soon, but I have no idea where to get them from.

{Anyone saying an optician will be tweaked.)
Gwyn
Posted 17/08/2010 - 21:52 Link
I have an appointment to have my eyes tested tomorrow. I decided to go to an independent optician. It may end up costing me more, but I have more faith in them somehow, and will support the little business any day.
If I was in the UK perhaps I'd go to my brother - he's an optician, with his own shop.
Oggy
Posted 17/08/2010 - 22:30 Link
Where is he Gwyn?
chrissinkpen
Posted 17/08/2010 - 22:36 Link
Well, I'm trying out some bifocals, so far so good and very good price.
Reassuring to know that they're Pentax lenses though.
Regards
Chris
Mannesty
Posted 17/08/2010 - 22:43 Link
Oggy wrote:
It is interesting you should say that Peter. I know at least three people who went there and their "corrected" eyesight is worse than mine which isn't great.

I am going to have to face up to the need for glasses soon, but I have no idea where to get them from.

{Anyone saying an optician will be tweaked.)

Well I've used Specsavers for the last 10 or more years and up until my latest experience, I would recommend them to anybody.

I think an error was made in my sight test measurements, I just need another test to prove it. I have no doubt that my glasses have been made to the prescription because they've been measured and the results agree, but if the prescription is wrong . . .
Peter E Smith - flickr Photostream
Dangermouse
Posted 17/08/2010 - 23:06 Link
I use one of the independents in my town. We don't have chain opticians within about 50 miles of here, and the local one is a real perfectionist when it comes to prescriptions.
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.
Oggy
Posted 18/08/2010 - 00:24 Link
Mannesty wrote:
Oggy wrote:
It is interesting you should say that Peter. I know at least three people who went there and their "corrected" eyesight is worse than mine which isn't great.

I am going to have to face up to the need for glasses soon, but I have no idea where to get them from.

{Anyone saying an optician will be tweaked.)

Well I've used Specsavers for the last 10 or more years and up until my latest experience, I would recommend them to anybody.

I think an error was made in my sight test measurements, I just need another test to prove it. I have no doubt that my glasses have been made to the prescription because they've been measured and the results agree, but if the prescription is wrong . . .

Who made the prescription?
Mannesty
Posted 18/08/2010 - 07:01 Link
Oggy wrote:
Mannesty wrote:
Quote:
It is interesting you should say that Peter. I know at least three people who went there and their "corrected" eyesight is worse than mine which isn't great.

I am going to have to face up to the need for glasses soon, but I have no idea where to get them from.

{Anyone saying an optician will be tweaked.)

Well I've used Specsavers for the last 10 or more years and up until my latest experience, I would recommend them to anybody.

I think an error was made in my sight test measurements, I just need another test to prove it. I have no doubt that my glasses have been made to the prescription because they've been measured and the results agree, but if the prescription is wrong . . .

Who made the prescription?

Specsavers, start to finish. They performed the tests, produced the prescription, then manufactured the glasses to the prescription.
Peter E Smith - flickr Photostream
Banjo
Posted 18/08/2010 - 08:05 Link
I have my second set of varifocals with antiglare coating and photogray feature and couldn't be happier with the result (even though they cost -all up with frames- as much as a lower priced Canon-L lens).

I managed to wreck the coating and lens surface of my first set through cleaning them with paper tissues and getting too close and personal with some film camera viewfinder eye-pieces (especially veteran metal ones, e.g. Contaflex and such).
Edited by Banjo: 18/08/2010 - 08:09
Gwyn
Posted 18/08/2010 - 08:49 Link
Oggy wrote:
Where is he Gwyn?

A long way from Worthing I'm afraid .
layingback
Posted 18/08/2010 - 08:55 Link
The weak link in any opticians is the transcription of the prescription from notes to form/computer. Had this occur for me once in USA - they crossed the astigmatism numbers between the 2 eyes! And on contact lens where there is no easy way to re-check the lens later. Took a while to get to the root of that one!

Also ASDA are offering some good pricing on specs in UK. Although they don't seem to advertise it they use Hoya lenses mostly, but with another make for a few special requirement lenses.
Oggy
Posted 18/08/2010 - 09:35 Link
Gwyn wrote:
Oggy wrote:
Where is he Gwyn?

A long way from Worthing I'm afraid .

D'Oh!

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