I wouldn't recommend it. I worked for an eye doctor for five years. When the optician measures you for glass they measure the distance between your pupils, and then center the lenses in your frame depending on that measurement. When perscriptions get stronger and say bifocals are needed, the bifocal has to be measured in relation to your eye and frames. Just my two cents:)
I won't doubt your expertise, since I never worked for an optician. However, I did get glasses just a few months ago and all the optician did was measure the degree of correction on my old prescript
ion glasses - he didn't take any measurements of my head, nor did he measure the distance between the lenses on the old glasses (I was standing there as he did it - he wrote down my prescript
ion and then handed the glasses back to me). So, I don't know, but the new glasses turned out fine - I'm wearing them now. Just too bad I paid US$100 for them.
With bifocals or astigmatism, it's another matter. I have no experience with that, but I'm sure it's much more complicated than correcting for straightforward nearsightedness.
Anyway, the online frames are so much cheaper that it pays just to buy the frames even without lenses, or with lenses and throw the lenses away if they're not comfortable. I see eyeglass frames in the upmarket shops selling for US$100 and more even without lenses, and I honestly can't understand why a small amount of wire or plastic should cost so much.
Post Edited (ozonehole) : 9/1/2010 6:19:51 PM (GMT-6)