Overview: Due to my absurdly complicated prescription, lenses are always fantastically expensive and, because I really wanted to have two fresh pair on the go, decided against new frames and instead reusing 2 existing frames.￼ Details follow:
As pictured above:
The top right pair (brown tortoise Clubman) are almost an antique, purchased in 1995 on Guam, with early days transition lenses. The frames are still in decent shape, well-made￼ with machined screws and feel cool on my face. I remember purchasing this pair as there had been some recent advances in progressive bifocal lenses which significantly reduced the thickness of the lenses from “safety glasses thickness“ to something more dignified. ￼￼The new lenses will have a brown tint – not gradient or transitions, just a light/medium brown for a general purpose out-n-about specs￼.
The other pair (rather clear + titanium with blue detail in the temples) were purchased around 3 years ago in Victoria, BC with hopes would be a *perfect* pair. Alas the lenses were not made to pro specifications (the focal point is wildly askew)￼ and give me instant headache and nausea when trying to wear. As such, the frames are barely used and will now be basically remade as originally intended with a gray tint and blue light filter for screen time￼￼. Hopefully help in reducing headaches & twitches. ￼
Recap: So, saved a little bit of money by not going with new frames but still get a fresh-up on the face.￼ Thoughts?
Also: Nishida-san at the optical shop with a good sport as a rolled in with a leather satchel with six different pairs of glasses (from my world to her at spectacles) ￼to check which frames were serviceable / salvageable. I also learned about the “secret codes” that lensmakers embed into the lenses as an oracle of sorts to other opticians in optometrists to understand how the lenses were constructed.￼￼
Pick up in 10 days-ish.
PS Thanks to Tina T. for re-sparking idea about digging into the old stash. Everything new is old again.