http://www.opticsplanet.com/ray-ban-rb3 ... es-rx.html
http://www.opticsplanet.com/american-op ... pilot.html
My prescription is
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.
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.
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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