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    • Lukoind
    • By Lukoind 14th Jun 17, 1:12 PM
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    Why are edges transparent on some eyeglasses and not on others?
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    • 14th Jun 17, 1:12 PM
    Why are edges transparent on some eyeglasses and not on others? 14th Jun 17 at 1:12 PM
    On this eye glasses edges aren’t transparent, they shine white:

    https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-bad2d4961211a1ca204e67db103464ca.webp

    While on this one eye glasses corners(edges) are transparent (white isn’t shining):

    https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-f8e036c655036199039d9f04cbfac387.webp

    Do I have to polish or not polish glasses to avoid white shining effect in new frames?

    My prescription is:

    https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-b37b5db268dbafd33dbe0c876f31a69c.webp
    Last edited by MSE ForumTeam5; 15-06-2017 at 8:03 AM.
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    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 14th Jun 17, 4:52 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 4:52 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 4:52 PM
    I'm assuming that you refer to the white rings that seem to be around the edges of certain prescription lenses.

    With standard lenses my prescription shows these, but for years I have had the anti-glare coating, which greatly decreases their visibility. They are also less obvious with lighter/thinner lenses.
    Last edited by MSE ForumTeam5; 15-06-2017 at 8:04 AM.
    • Lukoind
    • By Lukoind 15th Jun 17, 8:35 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 8:35 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 8:35 AM
    I'm assuming that you refer to the white rings that seem to be around the edges of certain prescription lenses.

    With standard lenses my prescription shows these, but for years I have had the anti-glare coating, which greatly decreases their visibility. They are also less obvious with lighter/thinner lenses.
    Originally posted by teddysmum
    Moderator told me, that he will insert, but didn't :/.

    Yes about them . For some people they don't appear even with higher prescription, why?
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 15th Jun 17, 2:34 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 2:34 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 2:34 PM
    The frames in the first picture are much thinner than the second hence the edges of the lenses are visible in the first but not in the second.

    Nothing to do with the actual prescription but to do with the type of frame and the thickness of the lens.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 15th Jun 17, 6:47 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 6:47 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 6:47 PM

    Nothing to do with the actual prescription but to do with the type of frame and the thickness of the lens.
    Originally posted by sheramber


    It is the prescription that decides how thick lenses will be, so it is very much to do with prescription.


    When Deidre Barlow plastic frames were in fashion ,mine were every obvious but now with metal frames, antiglare and extra light lenses, you can barely see them.
    • boliston
    • By boliston 15th Jun 17, 7:13 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 7:13 PM
    Just avoid "polished edges" - they look pretty but give rainbow effects for the wearer!
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