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wrayperson | 14:57 Thu 20th Jun 2019 | Body & Soul
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After cataract surgery vision is perfect..need varifocals for reading plus prisms to correct double visision..does anyone know why these lenses are as expensive as ones to correct both far & near sight?
  

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I have double vision and can't have varifocal lenses now as the prisms are too strong. I just have one for reading and one for distance. The cost of these lenses is a lot cheaper, but it is a fiddle with two pairs of glasses. I think the reason they cost more is that they are varifocals which are always more expensive, but you only need one pair.
15:41 Thu 20th Jun 2019
have you tried just getting reading glasses at Poundland?
sorry, that was just to answer the bit about varifocals, which you shouldn't need if your vision is otherwise okay. The double vision I don't know about.
Simple lenses are inexpensive and the more complex a lens is, the more expensive it is as it takes more time and more care is needed. The lenses you mention are quite a complicated prescription.
Are the prisms going to be part of the lens or are you having the gels that just adhere to the lens. If the former that will be what is keeping the price higher.
I don't have an answer but love 'double visision'. :-)
I have double vision and can't have varifocal lenses now as the prisms are too strong. I just have one for reading and one for distance. The cost of these lenses is a lot cheaper, but it is a fiddle with two pairs of glasses.
I think the reason they cost more is that they are varifocals which are always more expensive, but you only need one pair.
wray, talk to Asda Opticians, highly recommended by Which, and who I bought my thin varifocals from last year for £110 all-in including frames. They get their lenses from the same place as all the well-known high street spec people so the only difference is the massive saving on price. I used to pay £600+ for my specs, not anymore. Have a look at this link.
https://opticians.asda.com/info/our-complete-price-on-glasses

I wholeheartedly agree about Asda Opticians excellent service and value! Far cheaper than a well known high street company!

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