Ordering Clip-ons and Flip-ups/Clipons and Flipups
We have several shapes and sizes in Clip-ons and Flip-ups, but are not listing individual products at this time; we are dealing with them on a case-by case basis. They may be ordered through the office. Our Clip-ons have acrylic lenses, except for one size of our square Flip-ups that has a polycarbonate lens. They are all 100% UVA and UVB rated, and have the HAZEBUSTER high-definition brown non-polarized lenses. Cost is $43 each, which includes US domestic 1st Class Postage. Domestic Priority Mail (2-3 days to most US addresses) is $11.50. Limited Overseas Mailing available /costs vary by location.
If you are replacing a clip-on you purchased through the office, we should have the shape and size in our records. If you bought from us at a show, the shape and size would be recorded on the back of the business card you were given at that time. Or, to determine a shape/size, we'll need the following info from you:
1) a picture of your glasses OR a picture or scan of a tracing of your glasses, so we can see the shape and general proportion.
2) measurements taken at the middle of ONE Lens of your glasses. “Eyeball” one lens and determine the midpoint of the lens. Place an imaginary dot there, and measure through that dot
....in millimeters, if possible
....horizontally and vertically, all the way across the lens
INCLUDING the frame on both sides
We will take this info and make an “educated guess.” We have been doing this for many years, and promise not to send out something unless we think it has good chance of fitting well. Of course, if the fit is not good enough, we can rethink it and try again.
Please, DO NOT send a picture of your glasses next to/on top of a ruler, as even slight perspective differences when taking the picture render the numbers inaccurate.
About the way we measure—
Typically, eyeglass vendors/frame manufacturers note the lens measurements when describing their products. The frame is not included in these measurements.
We ask you to include the frame—from the outside edge of the frame surrounding the lens to the other outside edge of the frame surrounding the lens. Why?…for a proper fit, the clip-ons need to fit completely around the lens AND the frame. Generally, plastic frames are thicker than metal frames, and, sometimes, fashion metal frames can be thicker than typical, as well. We ask for you to “guess” where the middle of one lens is and to measure there, because we consider it an easy-to-determine value, and that improves the chances that we (you and HZB staff) are measuring in the same way.
We need the picture of your glasses in order to pick up more general info, like the shape, e.g., you say oval, I think it’s more rect (toMAYto toMAHto)….Is it symmetrical? Does it taper at one end? etc., and also to get a look at the temple area--an unusual frame may require a re-think on our part.
Email your photo and dimensions to (Tonya) firstname.lastname@example.org
She will get back to you with her recommendations. Please include your phone number, as a quick chat moves the process along faster.