Dennis Woodman
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Re: Prescription Lenses

Who did your lenses? LensCrafters or similar? I see another post where someone did RX in theirs but not detail on where. 

I’ve watched the eye doctor replace lenses in my Wayfarers and it looks like they are very carful and have to heat them a little with heat gun/hair dryer looking contraption. 

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I'm in the UK & I've recently had a couple of pairs of glasses 'reglazed' - that's the key word to search for.

 

I've a fairly complex varifocal prescription.

 

I used two different firms - newlenses have by far the most efficient process. Onlineopticians had the Hoya driving lenses that I particularly wants. Both firms are much the same price.

 

 

bgeeooz
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Re: Prescription Lenses

https://www.bose.com.au/en_au/support/article/replacing-the-lenses.html

 

For all those worried about removing and replacing lenses in the frames, see the link above. If Bose tells you how to remove and replace them, one would think doing so is within the warranty. 

 

Really love these frames as headset. Best personal listening environment I have experienced to date. 

 

In process of getting prescription lenses made. Optician showed me other frames with identical lens mounting system, so no concern on his part of making and fitting lenses. 

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Re: Prescription Lenses

Can you please explain how you ordered ? Do you have give the dimension details or do you need to send spare glasses ? Also what thickness ? Do you need to call ? I would like plain transition glasses with just for computer usage. Hope you can help please. 

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I get my glasses from a local optometrist store. In this case, they always send the frames to a lens laboratory located in a large city. They were not interested in either the original lenses, or measurements of same, all they want is the physical frame. Sorry if this does not help in your case. 

 

I intend to to post results when I get the glasses back in about 2 weeks. 

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Re: Prescription Lenses


@TheCustomer wrote:

I'm in the UK & I've recently had a couple of pairs of glasses 'reglazed' - that's the key word to search for.

 

I've a fairly complex varifocal prescription.

 

I used two different firms - newlenses have by far the most efficient process. Onlineopticians had the Hoya driving lenses that I particularly wants. Both firms are much the same price.

 

Can you please explain how you ordered ? Do you have give the dimension details or do you need to send spare glasses ? Also what thickness ? Do you need to call ? I would like plain transition glasses with just for computer usage. Hope you can help please.


 

cosmic.hobo
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Re: Prescription Lenses

Hi Vijayvasa,

 

I haven't bought my frames yet. I'll have to wait until I'm back home in september.

 

From contributions from other Frame users in this chat, I see a common procedure:

Basically you just bring your Frames to a eyeglass company and tell them which lenses you want and if necessary, present them with your optician's prescription. The eyeglass company will remove the lenses from your Frames and use those as templates for your prescription lenses. If you want to be on the safe side, you could print out the Bose instructions for removing the lenses. These instructions are provided because Bose offers alternate lenses in tints of blue and pink. It appears to be straight forward and similar to other brands of eyeglasses.

TheCustomer
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I followed the site's ordering process. Mine were not the first frames they'd done.

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Re: Prescription Lenses

Got my Bose Alto frames back with variable prescription, transistion lenses today, from my local optical provider.  Took just over a week.  Lenses fit in frames perfectly.  Discussed future removal and reinstall of lenses which he recommended not doing unless I asked him to refit the lenses.  He offered to grind edges slightly to make lens change easier, as optical lenses vary in thickness around the edges, but the original tinted lenses were uniform thickness, which makes them fit tighter.  I went with leaving them as fitted, especially since I have transtition lenses and do not wear tinted glasses.

I recommend anyone concerned about fitting prescription lenses to the Bose frames have a look at YouTube videos you can find by searching "how eyeglass lenses are made".  I found this "eye opening" (excuse the pun).  Appears in most cases they do not use the existing lenses to fit new ones to the frames.  The bare frames are placed in a machine that traces the inner surface, providing a digital map of the shape, or, as my optician explained, producing a blank, shaped the same as the frame opening.  Another machine then cuts the circular lens, ground to your specific prescription by a lab, to the exact shape of the frame opening.  The optician also explained that in some cases he sends the frames to a specialist lab to have the entire process done, and in other cases he just sends prescription info to get the lenses ground, and then he cuts and fits the lens to the frame.  In the case of my glasses, he did the cutting and fitting locally

As variable and transition lenses tend to be very expensive, my recommedation is take the frames to an optical business that has access to your prescription, and have them order and fit the new lenses.  And, if you are lucky enough to have optical insurance, let them pay their part.

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Re: Prescription Lenses

I just have to say the answers bose provided to this basic question are completely unhelpful and total rubbish. Of course you can put prescription lenses in them, go to an optometrist and they'll cut the lenses to fit. they have nothing to do with the warranty. what a garbage response.


jackcastro2000@hotmail.com wrote:

I own several Bose products and today received a promotional email about the frames.  I got very excited and the first thing I wanted to know was if I can make prescription lenses for it.  If not, they are useless. 

I hpe you get this resolved.