They arrived today, and I am impressed. First of all, the obvious – they fit me, and they have got my prescription right. I wasn’t too worried about the prescription, to be honest; but unlike “normal” specs, these frames are one size fit all. But they are just fine.
They are light, and comfortable. They do sit a little further forward than my normal glasses, because the prescription lens are mounted behind the polarised lens. It took me a few minutes to get used to this, as when I pushed them right back on my nose (as I normally wear specs), I could feel my eyelashes touching the inner lenses. Then again, my mum always said I had long girlie lashes! But it was not a problem, and I soon found a comfortable position for them – they came with an optional latex-like spacer to make this easy.
They seem to be a lot less tinted than other 3D specs I have worn. By the nature of what a polarised lens is, there is always going to be a loss of light, but I am wearing them indoors on a dull day, and I don’t feel like I am wearing sunglasses. This is good, as with both the specs that came with the TV, and my clip-ons, I always feel I have to remove them when making a trip to the kitchen or bathroom, lest I trip over something. These I can put on, enjoy my 3D shows, and not have to worry about changing my glasses when I take a break.
Viewing 3D content, the picture seems much brighter, and clearer – quite brilliant, in fact. Of course, I am now watching via prescription optics, rather than a thin (and easily scratched) piece of polarised film.
As I said in my earlier post, they were 50 quid, which isn’t a trivial sum, but I think I’ve got my money’s worth. I’m pretty pleased with them.