Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Metal Framed Half Rim Reading Glasses

Just added a half rim frame to the metal spectacle frames section of the website. It comes in shiny blue or dark coffee, and is available glazed with the following reading lenses:-
+1.25 +1.50 +1.75 +2.00 +2.25 +2.50 +3.00 and +3.50 dioptres.

Pair of blue half rim reading glassesBlue half rim reading glasses

Pair of coffee coloured half rim reading glassesCoffee coloured half rim reading glasses

Reading Glasses by Daniel Cullen


Ron Christie said...

Hi Daniel,

I purchased a couple of glass lens reading glasses from your site about a year ago, and I've been really pleased with them. However, I've dropped the ones with the weaker lens (1.50 diopter) and they've spalled at the edge of the lenses. At the moment they're still usable, but one more drop, and...

That said, I was looking through your collection with a view to finding a lens that was perhaps somewhat more resistant to fracture, with substantially the same resistance to scratching that the glass lens has, but I found that there's very little information about the lens material on the website. There's lots of information about the frames, but little to none about the lens construction. Can your firm supply different lens materials for the glasses (i.e. polycarbonate, plastic and glass) or do any of the glasses (other than the ones specifically identified as "glass lens" readers vary as to the lens material, and in any event, what material is it?

Thanks for your attention.

Reading Glasses by Daniel Cullen said...

Hi Ron,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. As I’m sure you’re aware there is no lens that is completely scratch-resistant or accident proof, however there are lenses with differing qualities.

We are able to provide the option of a tough Trivex lens in those spectacle frames which are sent to the optical lab for glazing. As well as being more shock absorbent, these lenses are a lot lighter than glass lenses and are more scratch resistant than the standard CR39 material used in most of our bespoke frames.

The current additional price of a Trivex lens would be GBP30.00 (or GBP46.00 including an MAR multi-anti-reflective) coating. Please note that this price would have 20% VAT deducted if delivery is outside the E.U.