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Old 28-06-2019, 11:40 PM   #5750
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Good Evening,

1)Depending on your frame size, either 1.5 or 1.6 would suffice.(1.6 prolly gonna blow your budget as you are looking towards transition+progressives)
2)Right now in the market, look for KODAK EVOBLUE, blue light absorb+transition progressive.(will cfm it tomorrow)(edit)
3)There are different tiers for the KODAK EVOBLUE lenses thus the optical retailer selling them might be able to tell you more.
4)ID and Mystyle are top of the range, I have 0 return rate for Mystyle lenses for myself in the past 3 years. But those lenses are really costly, at least 1k and thats not including transitions. Hoya lenses gives BlueControl FREE if you purchase it with transitions. Just know that if you do blue light+Transition the cost is surely higher and your frame have to price down to about 100-150(to be safe).(i wont comment on other lens brands but it's based on customer feedback).
5)Not true, optometrist and opticians both are able to Perform refraction/eye test for you.

Cheers and hope you can find a retailer near you.( i will ask around for you meanwhile).
Thanks Gangsterkia.

So does Kodak have a progressive + photochromic + blue light blocking (not just a coating that reduces it a bit) option? That sounds promising - hope to hear more tomorrow.

Yeah, Hoya ID and Mystyle are likely outside of my price range.. But I guess the real question here is whether there is a way to objectively compare progressive lens? The pictures depicting the corridor for intermediate and near vision are probably exaggerated. At least within the same brand, higher grades are presumably better. Across brands, is there a way to compare? If there's no way to compare, I don't know how to select which brand/grade.

I don't need the transitions brand. Have tried some generic photochromic lens in the past, and I think having some darkening is enough to keep me from squinting in bright sunlight.

My colleague advised that skill is important as he went made a few pairs at different shops until ending up with one that is still relatively comfortable. And ya, my internet research suggests it is a black art where the face shape, how I wear the glasses, distance from face and nose pad positioning etc all play a part. So if it really is a black art, I have this mental model that getting the fitting and measurements taken by experienced and skilled pro is really the most important thing and I'll have to travel for it lor.

Thank you!
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