Trying to decide which trial lens set to get.
Number of pieces:
- I want enough pieces to test both eyes at the same time to my full proscribed correction, so I’m looking at a minimum of the 104ish piece set.
- At my prescription, I will need to stack lenses. (already making arrangements for a trial frame that stacks) The smaller kit with stacked lenses will have two closer in value lenses stacked. If I go for a larger set I can get the majority of my correction in the lens closest to the eye, and the last two diopters of fine tuning in the lens further from the eye. So do I need the kit with the higher powered lenses, or is stacking lenses always going to lead to the same math, just with bigger numbers?
Grade - do these terms have any meaning? (I want best optical clarity and minimum distortion)
- Grade A
Brand - Are there brands known for good or poor quality?
Plastic vs metal
The plastic rims are way cheaper, and I’m not going to put the kind of wear on mine that professionals put on theirs, but the rims look larger and the optical zone smaller, so I think I want metal anyway?
Most of these kits are less than what I’m used to paying for a new pair of glasses, but I don’t want to waste money either…