Last week a patient brought in a pair of glasses with Executive lenses
to be adjusted. The lenses were plus on plus power and mounted in a
rimlon aviator frame. The lenses were exceptionally thick and the rimlon
groove swerved around the ledge. The lenses were so thick nasally I
could barely adjust the nosepads to help him with the deep red
indentations on his nose. I rarely see this lens, thank goodness.
My immediate reaction was to wonder why in the world are Executive
lenses still being used these days. My bias is they are always too thick
and aren’t functional in the way patients expect. Since I’m admitting
my biases, I also think they scream “old” and “bifocal” in a society
that is working hard at remaining youthful and attractive.