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Limitations on new lenses/older frames

Medusa50

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What limitation is there on cutting a new distance prescription for an older Oakley RX frame? Does anyone know if all the older frame shapes are still able to be copied?
 
I'm not sure what you're concerned about, but it sounds like you're describing what I did today.
I purchased some Oakley Barrelhouse on eBay and had ZEISS lenses made for them at a local optician store.
No issues at all so far.
I also have myopia, -4.75 on both eyes. They chose a 1.67 index for me, but there's an even higher one to make the lenses slightly thinner in case your prescription is higher.
 
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I'm not sure what you're concerned about, but it sounds like you're describing what I did today.
I purchased some Oakley Barrelhouse on eBay and had ZEISS lenses made for them at a local optician store.
No issues at all so far.
I also have myopia, -4.75 on both eyes. They chose a 1.67 index for me, but there's an even higher one to make the lenses slightly thinner in case your prescription is higher.
I dont like the newer frames. I want to make sure if I do buy older frames I can get lenses made.
 
Actually the Oakley optician said no which is why I am looking for alternatives.
Find an independant optician and ask them. My shop can do more or less any frame that takes a 6 base curve or less lens. However I always want to look at the frame before saying yes/no, plastic frames in particular can become brittle over time. Unless a frame has a truly out there shape they can usually be traced for lens cutting quite easily.
 
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