Glasses mayhem

Finally went and got new glasses a couple of weeks ago! (Yes, decided these HUUUUUUUGE-framed ones really do look waaaay too dorky) Went this new high-index glass, so the lenses are only 3-4mm thick instead of the usual 7-8mm for my prescription. What OPSM never told me was that it’s ‘normal’ to get blurring if you go off centre on the high-index glasses. Oh, and you get this really freakish colour shifting going on.. They’ve been telling me for a couple of weeks that it’s just my eyes have to become accustomed to the higher index glass, and i’ll get used to it..
Finally went back today to tell them to just re-make the prescription in normal-index glass, and the lady I got this time told me that it’s not that my eyes would get used to it, and not be blurry anymore – it’s that I would get used to it being blurry.. Would probably be ok if i didn’t need my peripheral vision.. – but there’s the whole riding a motorcycle and ALWAYS using peripheral vision (mirrors, headchecks, etc), plus the three-monitors-on-my-desk thing that also makes heavy use of pheripheral vision.
So they’re re-making the prescription, only problem is, with the thicker glass, the sunglasses attachment for the new glasses (a schmick pair of raybans) won’t actually attach anymore – so they’re going to do the lenses up as the ones that go really dark when exposed to UV. But the combination of that and the anti-glare coating you need on high value prescriptions means they have to be custom-made rather than being a standard blank, so it’s going to be FOUR WEEKS before I have my glasses back.
So now i’m back in my dorky old frames with their not-strong-enough-anymore prescription, and man are the migraines annoying from the change back to the old prescription..
sigh, thanks OPSM. If they’d been truthful with me from the start and told me I WOULD have problems with the high-index lenses, rather than not telling me a thing, I would have chosen cheaper frames (Seriously, $500 for new glasses is a little steep if you’re not gonna get what you wanted anyway..), and gone normal glass.
Oh, and did I mention I had to buy a new helmet, cause the new frames were too wide for my existing frames?
So I’m now $1100 down and i’m STILL wearing my old glasses!

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