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Prescription Caravans

Postby bgwelsh on Wed May 19, 2010 9:13 am

Hello. I am looking at getting a pair of prescription caravan sunglasses, either the Ray Ban ones or American Optical
http://www.opticsplanet.com/ray-ban-rb3 ... es-rx.html
http://www.opticsplanet.com/american-op ... pilot.html

My prescription is
left right
sphere -2.00 -2.00
cylinder -0.75 -0.75
axis 170 180

I was wondering if my prescription can work in them, and if there is a big difference between the build quality of the two frames. Also, i had some questions about High Index 1.60 vs polycarbonate lenses. How well does HI 1.60 hold up in terms of durability, and since those frames are sort of thin, should I use the HI 1.60 instead of polycarbonate lenses?

Thank you for your time.
bgwelsh
 

Re: Prescription Caravans

Postby Liz on Wed May 19, 2010 6:42 pm

Hello and thank you for your question.

These both frames are manufactured by top eyewear companies. Quality-wise it is really hard to tell which frame is better. However, you have a different choice of temples with American Optical prescription sunglasses and Ray-Ban prescription sunglasses. Ray-Ban Caravan comes with Wire Spatula temples by default, AO offers 3 choices: Wire Spatula, Cable and Bayonet (see the image). In addition, Ray Ban comes in 2 sizes: medium and large, American Optical prescription Pilot sunglasses come in 4 sizes: in addition to the medium and large, you can choose from small and extra small.

In my opinion, Ray Ban RX Caravan looks more modern than AO Pilot. But that's a personal preference. 8)

As far as lenses, I would definitely recommend polycarbonate for you. Your prescription is not that high that switching to High index will make the lenses any thinner. And additionally, polycarbonate lenses are much more durable than plastic lenses.
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Re: Prescription Caravans

Postby Liz on Wed May 19, 2010 7:08 pm

And there is one more thing I would like to mention. We will also need your Pupil Distance (PD) to make the lenses. That is a distance in millimeters between two pupils. You can either call your optician or the last place you ordered your eyeglasses from, they should have your PD on file.
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Re: Prescription Caravans

Postby bgwelsh on Thu May 20, 2010 2:37 pm

I also had a question about getting an order rushed. Is there a fee for doing that, and how long does it usually take for a pair of rushed sunglasses?
Thank you for your time.
bgwelsh
 

Re: Prescription Caravans

Postby Liz on Thu May 20, 2010 3:17 pm

Usually it takes the lab 2-3 weeks to make either Ray-Ban prescription sunglasses or American Optical RX sunglasses. Unfortunately, rush processing is not available for these two brands of prescription sunglasses. If you would like to expedite your order, you can select an express shipping service. You can also leave us a note, while placing an order on-line, by what date you would like to receive the glasses. We will try to accommodate your needs. But unfortunately, we can not guarantee an exact delivery date for custom made products.
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