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Yeah I had a small scratch on one lens (before the fall) that annoyed me. And yeah the plastic these days is really good, but there are still some things that hurt them over time (- which is why formerly I insisted on glass.)
But now: for sure I'll go the safety option of plastic; lesson learned (luckily not the 'hard way') - easier to replace scratched lens than an eyeball. [I don't do soldering - perhaps you could invest in a separate pair for that task.]
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1: Varifocal lens implants. Know a few people who have had this done and they are very happy with it. Same as a cataract operation apparently. You can see clearly within 15 minutes or so. No more glasses. This costs a bit but average pout the cost of glasses/contact lenses and the complete freedom and it is probably worth it. This will be my next optical adventure. 2: Mono-vision: contact lenses - one for reading, one for distance. Tried that for a few years and was perfectly fine. 3: Varifocal contact lenses: been wearing these for a few years now. They stay in for a week (sleeping as well as waking) and you rest your eyes one night a week. Chuck them out every fourth week and put a new pair in. These work brilliantly. 4: there is no 4 apart from sticking with the mess you have.
Ok, so I still need glasses for a few hours one night a week but that's ok.
I pay for vision care insurance which will buy me lenses every year and frames every other year . . . but only normal types of lenses and a default frame set are paid-in-full.
Default frame sets are fine with me. I pay about US$100 extra and get progressive lenses. One pair fits all - except very close work where I have to just take them off. Also, I have them put the straight-ahead sweet-spot to optimize at computer-screen distance, with 'infinity' a bit higher on the lens.
Don't forget to save bits of frame (from old pairs) to repair the new ones (tiny screws, for example). Loose lenses? Don't forget: epoxy can be cured!
Get new glasses. If you don't need a new prescription, its not like new ones are all that expensive. And yes, the frames do eventually fail from stress unless you're very, very gentle on them.
I found that for me, the spring hinges save a lot of stress on the rest of the frame and allow them to last longer.. although I have worn a few hinges out. I've also standardized on a single pair of frames for all my different glasses -- that way I can swap parts if something breaks and I need it working in a hurry (Zenni orders take a few weeks to arrive). As a bonus, the custom clip-on sunglasses for the driving glasses also fit the reading glasses for when I'm at the beach. Of course, it helps that I'm also old enough to not really care about wearing the most stylish frames anymore.
We can program with only 1's, but if all you've got are zeros, you've got nothing.