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Old 3rd September 2018, 14:31   #46
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Similar to Zeiss drivesafe, Essilor also have a variant which is named as "Essidrive". As per the version from optical shop, this is the newest one from essilor which was made available a week ago in india. Couldn't find much details online, anyone got any idea?
I was recommended this coating as well recently when I enquired about Zeiss. Could only find references to Crizal Drive coating on Essilor SG site though. Shop wanted to push this quoting almost half the price of Zeiss - in case anyone has any feedback would be also keen to hear.
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I was recommended this coating as well recently when I enquired about Zeiss. Could only find references to Crizal Drive coating on Essilor SG site though. Shop wanted to push this quoting almost half the price of Zeiss - in case anyone has any feedback would be also keen to hear.
I purchased one Essilor Essidrive from an authorized dealer, which costed 5,900 including a frame cost of 1,450/-.

Lens have a reddish reflection. fog id was missing. Got the Crizal authenticity card with the spectacle. I inquired and they confirmed that fog id is not available for Crizal essidrive. To confirm it, i contacted the company through email, which remains unattended for over a week.

I am not a spectacle user, except sun glasses during day driving. I couldn't find any difference when wearing the glass. Are these lenses for the spectacle users who could eliminate the issues with their existing lenses/ glasses ?

Anyway regarding the authenticity, below is one reply from essilor regarding a consumer complaint regarding missing Fog id, even though its for another model.

Crizal Customer Care's response, Apr 16, 2018
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Dear XXXX,

Thanks for reaching out to us.

Ideally you should have received an authenticity card from your optician as that stands as the proof for Crizal prevencia. We do not have a fog Id option on the lens for Crizal Prevencia.

Kindly ask your optician to provide you with the Certificate of authenticity. If you can share the invoice copy at essilor@essilorindia.com we will co-ordinate with your optician to provide you with the authenticity card and also try to resolve the issue that your facing.

Best regards,
Team Essilor

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Old 4th September 2018, 12:11   #48
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Query to folks using Zeiss DriveSafe:

The coating on my current lenses, Crizal UV Forte, has started wearing off. It has helped to reduce the glare so far, but there is still scope for improvement and from the reviews of the users, it looks like DriveSafe will help in night driving. So, I decided to check this out.

I inquired about Zeiss DriveSafe yesterday at Lawrence & Mayo. I was told that there are two types available (shown to me from their internal brochure):
  • A DriveSafe coating which starts from 4.2k onwards
  • A DriveSafe lens which starts from 7.9k onwards

They could not tell me much about the differences except that the second one is better

My understanding so far was that anti-glare and anti-reflection products are applied as coatings. So, I am not sure why a separate lens product and a separate coating product.

Which of the above have the DriveSafe users got here? If anyone can throw some light on the differences between these, it would help me to make an informed decision.

P.S. Zeiss website does have a section on DriveSafe coatings but it just redirects to the DriveSafe lenses page for further information.

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Old 3rd October 2018, 21:43   #49
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Had a terrible headache one day. And knew it was time I went to the doctor. Got my eyes tested and learnt I finally have numbers. Although a lesser one, minus one. Doc scolded me...what was keeping you waiting this long mister?And owing to some fab recommends from this thread I was armed. Many thanks to Ajith for sharing his tale of the Zeiss DriveSafe. I owe you one! Here goes...

I first ended up at Titan Eye Plus. Chose a cheap frame of a cool black and red combo and got another one for a good discount. Chose their top of the line lenses which have blue light protect feature something. Paid 5k for it all. In fact I am typing with them on, there certainly is a noticeable difference esp with regards to comfort.

Moving on I ended up selecting an Oakley Crosslink Fit(badass frames) but couldnt source it soon enough. Went to Imax opticals and Classic Vision in Parle east. Learnt which all companies sell lenses. And Crizal, Zeiss and Nikon topped the list. Hoya came close too but not great reviews. Got a basic Nikon glass done for the extra Titan frame. Im a Nikon guy when it comes to photography. I trust Nikon silica.

Moving on I scooped a cheap Stepper frame with a good colour combo and shape and added the Crizal Prevencia with 8 benefits onto them. Imax was having offers and showed me a cool Ferragamo frame. Fell in love with it and added the Zeiss DriveSafe onto it. The next week after the deals were done landed on what would be the best frame out of all...a ProDesign Denmark all aluminium frame with a cool folding mechanism. Scooped it for my bro. Batman stuff!

Yes it did cost me a bomb. I have been using the Titan and Crizal for little over a week now and have to admit the results are profound. I even tried them out for a few night drives and the results are profound. I drove more confidently on the highway and in small lanes. Both lenses cut glare really well. My Zeiss just arrived today and cant wait to try them on! The Imax guy whose name I share also gave a complimentary Nikon lens cleaner bottle.

All in all...these lenses with these coatings do cost a bomb BUT they are well worth it. To protect specs in the eye, wear specs. And our media consumption will never get less. The initial cost may be high but for the long run, you are set. Highly recommend folks working long hours in front of computers even though you do not have a power, get a frame and protect your eyes. Please dont wait until you get one. I fell in this trap and have learnt my lesson.

Point to note: Whites appear little yellow and when there's a cool, blue tint visible when someone looks at you. It is perfectly normal.
Crizal and Zeiss have the best range, although I'll admit Crizal has better stuff. Go check em out!

I am also reviewing Revant optics replacement lenses for my Oakley Jawbone and Ten. More on them later.

So if anyone in Mumbai is looking to purchase these, do reach out to me or give my reference to Mehul at Imax opticians and Chetan at Classic Vision. They will give you the best deal.

Cheers!
Mehul.

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I have been a Titan Eye customer for many years now .I find it difficult to make these expensive lenses last 18months ( Even with good care I end up getting scratches, irritating enough to go for a new set ) .So it has become a sort of recurring expense .Also once you get used to them normal routine stuff will not satisfy you .I also would suggest opt for Transition always. They make a huge difference in eye comfort apart from coatings .As for the frames I have been opting for Ray Ban Carbon Fibre 8901 which is a very light and robust frame .

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I have been a Titan Eye customer for many years now .I find it difficult to make these expensive lenses last 18months ( Even with good care I end up getting scratches, irritating enough to go for a new set ) .So it has become a sort of recurring expense .Also once you get used to them normal routine stuff will not satisfy you .I also would suggest opt for Transition always. They make a huge difference in eye comfort apart from coatings .As for the frames I have been opting for Ray Ban Carbon Fibre 8901 which is a very light and robust frame .
I did ask for transitions but for a power as mine, they did not recommend. Best had on progressive.
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interesting thread.I didn't know that these existed.i'm off to get one but these probably cost a bomb in Singapore.
Are they available to buy online somewhere.
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