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My first post, what a great forum, very helpful and encouraging for a student pilot….so here is my issue

 

Has anyone had difficulties getting prescription lens fitted to the Flying Eyes frames here in Australia?? 

Recently purchased a pair of ‘Kingfisher’ sunglasses by Flying Eyes who make prescription compatible sunnies for pilots. Absolutely fabulous frames, super lightweight and fit so snug under your headset which is the main reason I bought them….but I can’t use them…Specsavers say they cannot fit my prescription lens to the frames? 

 

Has anyone had success getting a prescription fitted to the Flying Eyes frames? Any Perth based pilots recommend an optometrist that can help?  I haven’t advanced to ‘Jam Jar’ lenses just yet…it’s a basic correction Rx so I don’t see 😄 the problem!

 

Cheers

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29 minutes ago, Aero_Medic said:

My first post, what a great forum, very helpful and encouraging for a student pilot….so here is my issue

 

Has anyone had difficulties getting prescription lens fitted to the Flying Eyes frames here in Australia?? 

Recently purchased a pair of ‘Kingfisher’ sunglasses by Flying Eyes who make prescription compatible sunnies for pilots. Absolutely fabulous frames, super lightweight and fit so snug under your headset which is the main reason I bought them….but I can’t use them…Specsavers say they cannot fit my prescription lens to the frames? 

 

Has anyone had success getting a prescription fitted to the Flying Eyes frames? Any Perth based pilots recommend an optometrist that can help?  I haven’t advanced to ‘Jam Jar’ lenses just yet…it’s a basic correction Rx so I don’t see 😄 the problem!

 

Cheers

Try an independent Optician; I think the problem is Specsavers have mass production, where the local guy may be able to take your frames and send them to his lense supplier.

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Welcome to the forum Aero Medic.

Every time I buy prescription sunnies (oakley, maui jim) they tell me how the lenses may not fit, manufacturer doesn't like this or that, blah blah, but at the end I tell them I accept responsibility and no warranties, then they fit. 

So far so good..

 

 

 

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Cool thanks all for the replies. Yes my next step is to contact an independent optician as this should be an easy fix.

 

By the way, anyone considering new sunnies the Flying Eyes range are really nice, super light and available from The DownUnder Pilot shop and delivered really quickly considering I’m all the way over in the Wild West.

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Aviation sunglasses should fit around the sides to eliminate any light coming from there.  Especially so if you fly at altitude. Look after your eyes   Nev

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The only thing I did with my sunnies was to ensure I had them made as bifocals (not multi focal) and the top cut in the lens for close vision, aligns with the top of the instrument panel so there is no confusion with focus.

Ken

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