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Posted 19th Jun
I own a pair of crystal wilder glasses - glassesdirect.co.uk/gla…ont

They are scratched quite badly now (paid extra for anti scratch etc)

I was thinking of getting a pair for £29 from Glasses Direct using the MSE deal
Alternatively, I was thinking of paying triple for a single pair from Ace & Tate.

I work on my PC a lot, but not sure if blue light lenses are more effective than night shift on PCs.

Has anyone tried some high quality frames and lenses? The tiniest scratches put me off, I carry a microfibre everywhere, so I would really like to invest in some good ones. Or if they're all cheap, plastic crap, may as well go Glasses Direct.
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Under no circumstances buy blue light filter lenses. They're a gimmick and the absolutely worst thing about the coating is that they are an absolute nightmare to clean.
Prosamuraiman19/06/2020 14:37

Under no circumstances buy blue light filter lenses. They're a gimmick and …Under no circumstances buy blue light filter lenses. They're a gimmick and the absolutely worst thing about the coating is that they are an absolute nightmare to clean.



Never had an issue with regarding to cleaning blue light lenses, but then again I've used Essilor's Crizal Alize UV coating. The problem though with blue light lenses have a tendency to make the environment appear darker.

Has anyone tried some high quality frames and lenses?


Yes but what is your reason for asking? Not being pertinent but to probably answer your request need to find out budget, prescription strength, whether you require specialist lenses ( i.e. single vision, varifocal etc). Also are you looking for rimless, titanium or plastic frames, or a branded frame (i.e Silhouette). Of course this excludes the thickness of lenses (1.53, 1.6, 1.67, 1.70, 1.74), anti scratch coatings but again this depends on budget.
Edited by: "nemesiz" 19th Jun
nemesiz19/06/2020 16:45

Never had an issue with regarding to cleaning blue light lenses, but then …Never had an issue with regarding to cleaning blue light lenses, but then again I've used Essilor's Crizal Alize UV coating. The problem though with blue light lenses have a tendency to make the environment appear darker.Has anyone tried some high quality frames and lenses?Yes but what is your reason for asking? Not being pertinent but to probably answer your request need to find out budget, prescription strength, whether you require specialist lenses ( i.e. single vision, varifocal etc). Also are you looking for rimless, titanium or plastic frames, or a branded frame (i.e Silhouette). Of course this excludes the thickness of lenses (1.53, 1.6, 1.67, 1.70, 1.74), anti scratch coatings but again this depends on budget.


I had the Essilor Prevencia blue light lens, which at the time were the most expensive available. Yes I also forgot to mention everything does appear darker and in my case slightly yellow which I've gotten used to now.

I called Essilor to ask whether it was normal for the lens to behave like this and I was told by their very own customer services department that they personally did not use the blue light Prevencia lens for the reasons I started above and said that they would recommend the basic anti glare lens for general use.

There's a good documentary on YouTube with various opticians and eye specialists debunking the claimed benefits of blue light lenses. In short, it's a con and doesn't work.
Also to add, I've had a variety of cheap to expensive frames and lenses and the results have been interesting. My most durable have been my Ray Ban Wayfarers, they were about £130 and are built like a tank, I've sat on then, dropped them and they still look new, definitely worth it if you want something durable. My Tom Ford's were almost three times that price and although lovely looking were very fragile and have become misshapened, I would never spend that much on frames again.

My current favourites I'm using right now are by a Korean brand called OWL which are about £60 all in and are both stylish and durable but sadly only available in Asia.

The moral is no point in spending silly money on designer brands but if you do find a nice pair in store, take a note of the code and get them online for a fraction of the price.
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