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Welcome to my Q and A for Manufacturers

Discussion in 'Leonard Maggiore Opticians' started by Gregory Maggiore, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

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    @Dizzi Lizzi You need to call your insurance company. I have a health savings account that provides what is essentially a debit card that can only be used for things like co-pays, prescriptions, eyeglasses, etc. I was able to use it for this. Give the insurance company a call since this is prescription eyewear. Worst they can do is say no.
     
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  2. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

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    I have my bifocal script in mine.
     
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  3. Gregory Maggiore

    Gregory Maggiore Angel Fish

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    Thanks for the info. This is not my area of expertise. I will put my tech person on it.
     
  4. Gregory Maggiore

    Gregory Maggiore Angel Fish

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    My take is that I am making prescription lenses for your frame. I will provide you with a receipt to that effect if needed.
     
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  5. Dizzi Lizzi

    Dizzi Lizzi ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I agree! Off I go for a exam!
     
  6. jmark18

    jmark18 Rebreather Pilot

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    Another satisfied customer
     
  7. Gregory Maggiore

    Gregory Maggiore Angel Fish

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    Jim you pretty much nailed it. The only caveat is some prescriptions will not work well in some dive mask. For example a +5.50 will not fit in to a frameless dive mask. Please feel free to contact me with your eyeglass prescription and I can verify your mask selection will produce the best job.
     
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  8. Dizzi Lizzi

    Dizzi Lizzi ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have a question, when I wear my contacts I use monovison correcting one eye for distance. But finally my near vision is acting up. I tried progressives in sunglasses but the "near" portion was so low on the lens that I had to crane my head up, so I basically still remove my glasses to see up close. Would it be effective to have one side of mask for gauge reading and just leaving the other side for distance...or blank?
     
  9. Gregory Maggiore

    Gregory Maggiore Angel Fish

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    If you are intending to dive wearing your contact lenses, please check with your eye care professional to verify there are no issues.
    If you feel your visual needs are satisfied with just a gauge reader on one side then that will work. I have provided many custom or occupational lenses specific to the divers request.
    If it is possible to raise the frame off of your nose with out disturbing your distance vision then a minor adjustment can solve the issue with your progressive lenses. Progressive lenses come in many designs from many manufacturers. Selecting the right design progressive lens for the frame, prescription, and location of the optics are key to success.
     
  10. Rred

    Rred Manta Ray

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    Greg, I think your father made up my first "rx bonded in" mask, the business might have been in Ridgewood at that time? I never could break that bond to update the rx! But it was a truly excellent job in every way. Kansas, huh? No wonder I couldn't find the business anymore.

    Cameron-
    I don't know if Greg does it, but the prescription mask outfit in California can custom-temper optical glass to match whatever your mask has now. AFAIK they are the only place in the country that can cut glass AND then temper it, for a true OEM-quality replacement.

    Lizzi-
    When I had my first progressives made (by the same optical group I'd been using for decades) I found out that I had to tilt my head down to get good distance vision driving. They wound up remaking the lenses, I think raising or lowering the center some 3-4mm from "normal". This type of accommodation, putting the right part of a multi-focal lens at the right place for the customer, is normal for the real pros but harder to get in the optical chains. I have used the "hydro optix" and similar stick-on lenses in a dive mask. Yes, they are just a piece of plastic and not real glasses...but they are a good way to find out which close-up rx you want, and where you want it located on sunglasses, or a dive mask, etc. Look for them online, move them around while they are damp, allow them to dry solidly in place. They resist moisture after that. And when you've got the sweet spot and the strength that you really are happy with, THEN let someone like Greg make up a lens for you that matches it. They're way better than you'd think for "just some plastic".
     
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