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Polarized/HighIndex sunglasses for high astigmatism lazy eye

Postby misaghb on Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:52 am

Hello,

Here is my prescription:
Right: Sph -1.25, Cyl +1.5, Ax 090
Left: Sph -2.00, Cyl +4.00, Ax 102
PD=65 (L:33, R:32)

As you see I have high astigmatism specially in my left lazy eye. According to my regular [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/rx-eyeglasses.html]glasses[/link] I know that poly-carbonate lenses does not work for me and may make distortions (I need high index plastic and currently I'm wearing regular [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/rx-eyeglasses.html]glasses[/link] with high index 1.67 clear lenses).

Now I'm interested in buying a good quality pair of [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/sunglasses.html]sunglasses[/link] (maybe online). I want to know what's the best quality sun lens material for my Rx? Are Aviator and Navigator frames (wide and tall) appropriate? What about polarized lenses? I know that generally it's better to buy [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/sunglasses.html]sunglasses[/link] with minimum curve (not wrapped frames). But is there any rough limit (in mm) on width and height of frames/lenses?
Are polarized ones better for me?
Regardless of price, what's your suggestion? Which lens packages in the market are best for me?
misaghb
 

Re: Polarized/HighIndex sunglasses for high astigmatism lazy

Postby larumd on Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:50 am

Hello,

Thank you for the post. Some people just can't wear poly and it sounds like you are one of them. The best sunglasses to consider are very flat frame styles. The Aviator would be good but in a smaller lens size, nothing wider than 55mm. Have you ever worn Polarized lenses before? I wouldn't be able to tell you if Polarized lenses are better but I can tell you the benefits of Polarization. This lens is special. When light bounces off of a surface, its waves tend to be strongest in a particular direction, usually horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Sunlight bouncing off a surface like water, a road, or metal will usually reflect horizontally, striking the viewer's eyes intensely and creating glare. Glare is eliminated because the horizontal light waves cannot bypass the vertical filter. This is not a coating it is a built in filter. High Index lens material is great for a higher prescription and you might want to consider it. This will help your lenses appear thinner.

I do need to ask you if you've taken these concerns to your doctor? It seems that issues like these shouldn't be taken lightly and online may not be the best place to order. We would love your business but you should really speak to your eye doctor.

Please let me know if I missed any of your questions or if you have others.
larumd
 
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