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Old 26-12-2011, 04:13 PM   #706
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Read the old threads man. You won't know which is suitable unless a contact lens fitting is done by your optometrist. Even if different brands have the saame dia and bc they may still fit differently. So consult your optometrists. Insist that a lens fit must be done!
I had my previous biofinity (without toric) done by optometrist (bedok interchange). It was my first set of contact lenses. As much as i don't recall that my optometrist did any contact lens fitting for me, I never had any problems with the fitting or whatsoever (pain or lenses dropping out, etc). Hence, i believe that my BC and DIA of the lenses that i'm looking for is of suitable fit.

I've taken time to read thru the posts today and i do understand the need to have eyes checked and of course, the contact lens fitting.

Right now, i'm planning to get another year's supply of contact lenses and this time MIGHT consider toric (i have very very slight astig). However, the shops that i've visited merely showed me different alternatives (Biomedics 38 & 55) when i told them i was looking at cheaper alternatives to Biofinity. I also noticed that Biofinity (WITH toric) comes with BC = 8.7 and DIA = 14.5. That's where my confusion is. If i were to switch from Biofinity (WITHOUT toric) to Biofinity (WITH toric), would it still be suitable?

Also, warhunter, i wouldn't mind heading down to your shop to do an eye examination and contact lense fitting. I don't mind paying for service but just hope that it's reasonably priced. If it's fine, do let PM me, i'll head down later this week.
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Old 26-12-2011, 04:37 PM   #707
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Saw it in the news that ITE East has a optical shop in there that is open to the public (EyeWear@ITE). Sort of a real life training for the students there before graduating.

Source > ITE College East opens EyeWear@ITE retail outlet - Channel NewsAsia
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Old 27-12-2011, 01:13 PM   #708
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Saw it in the news that ITE East has a optical shop in there that is open to the public (EyeWear@ITE). Sort of a real life training for the students there before graduating.

Source > ITE College East opens EyeWear@ITE retail outlet - Channel NewsAsia
Wrong thread bro. Opticians do not have the right to do contact lens.
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Old 27-12-2011, 01:17 PM   #709
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I had my previous biofinity (without toric) done by optometrist (bedok interchange). It was my first set of contact lenses. As much as i don't recall that my optometrist did any contact lens fitting for me, I never had any problems with the fitting or whatsoever (pain or lenses dropping out, etc). Hence, i believe that my BC and DIA of the lenses that i'm looking for is of suitable fit.

I've taken time to read thru the posts today and i do understand the need to have eyes checked and of course, the contact lens fitting.

Right now, i'm planning to get another year's supply of contact lenses and this time MIGHT consider toric (i have very very slight astig). However, the shops that i've visited merely showed me different alternatives (Biomedics 38 & 55) when i told them i was looking at cheaper alternatives to Biofinity. I also noticed that Biofinity (WITH toric) comes with BC = 8.7 and DIA = 14.5. That's where my confusion is. If i were to switch from Biofinity (WITHOUT toric) to Biofinity (WITH toric), would it still be suitable?

Also, warhunter, i wouldn't mind heading down to your shop to do an eye examination and contact lense fitting. I don't mind paying for service but just hope that it's reasonably priced. If it's fine, do let PM me, i'll head down later this week.
I won't be able to help u. I'm still in ns. If your optometrist didn't help you do a fitting do not go back to him. Even if your lenses feel fine, it does not mean that your lenses fit fine. Only an optometrist can determine the fit through a slit lamp examination.

In THEORY the toric biofinity should work should your biofinity of bc 8.6 and dia 14 be of optimal fit pattern.
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Old 29-12-2011, 02:16 AM   #710
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Hey guys, I would like to get myself disposable contact lenses.. I have a very high degree of over 700.. I would love to have a full eye examination but most optical shop would probably not do it..

I read through the threads and found that SP has this clinic that do a full examination.. Anyone has experience there? I don't mind letting the students have some hands on, but will a qualified optometrist always be beside the students to ensure that they are doing the examination accurately?
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Old 29-12-2011, 02:31 AM   #711
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Hey guys, I would like to get myself disposable contact lenses.. I have a very high degree of over 700.. I would love to have a full eye examination but most optical shop would probably not do it..

I read through the threads and found that SP has this clinic that do a full examination.. Anyone has experience there? I don't mind letting the students have some hands on, but will a qualified optometrist always be beside the students to ensure that they are doing the examination accurately?
The students will finish doing their stuff first the lecturer will check at the end of it.
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Old 29-12-2011, 08:41 AM   #712
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Wrong thread bro. Opticians do not have the right to do contact lens.
warhunter, thanks for the information.
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:04 AM   #713
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hi.. anyone can recommend me cheapest daily disposable contact lenses in west area of singapore??
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:05 AM   #714
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hi.. anyone can recommend me cheapest daily disposable contact lenses in west area of singapore??
dude its about your eyes not about money. If no money don't bother finding contact lens. all for your safety
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:48 PM   #715
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dude its about your eyes not about money. If no money don't bother finding contact lens. all for your safety
Agreed.. You can use cheaper accessories but not lenses as our eyes are really precious.. I just went to Singapore Poly Optometry for contact lens prescription after obtaining advice from bros here and the overall experience was very good.. Took a total of 2 hours to get everything done.. I doubt any optometrist in optical shops will spend that amount of time for any customers.. They will probably brush you off and sell you any lenses they deem as good (what happened to my sis)..

I can't remember exactly what they did but the steps are roughly as follows:

(1) Check your ocular history such as operation etc
(2) Check my power for myopia/astig
(3) Check my eyes with staining solution to check for scratches or scar
(4) Check for eyes curvature etc
(5) Fit the contact lens

I can't stress the importance of contact lens fitting.. At first, they fitted me with a B&L Toric, I myself would have thought that it is alright as the feeling is generally good, except that when i looked up, I felt that there was a little sensation on my lids.. After they examined the fitting under white/blue lightings, it was determined that the lens are abit loose, will not drop out but definitely not a good fit.. So they decided to change to Air Optix for Astig and the fitting was so much better..

The only cons is probably that Air Optix is much more expensive than other brands and no discounts are offered there.. Got it at $60 per box.. I got 1 set from them and will probably buy more from other shops.. I guess this is okay since I got all the fittings done nicely le..

The whole checkup was done by a student but the lecturer is there to check and make sure she did the correct thing. She is quite professional despite being a student..

Lastly, I was wondering if anyone bought contact lenses overseas before? I will be going to Taiwan for quite a while and I was wondering if the lenses for Air Optix here and there are identical when all the specs are same?
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:06 PM   #716
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Agreed.. You can use cheaper accessories but not lenses as our eyes are really precious.. I just went to Singapore Poly Optometry for contact lens prescription after obtaining advice from bros here and the overall experience was very good.. Took a total of 2 hours to get everything done.. I doubt any optometrist in optical shops will spend that amount of time for any customers.. They will probably brush you off and sell you any lenses they deem as good (what happened to my sis)..

I can't remember exactly what they did but the steps are roughly as follows:

(1) Check your ocular history such as operation etc
(2) Check my power for myopia/astig
(3) Check my eyes with staining solution to check for scratches or scar
(4) Check for eyes curvature etc
(5) Fit the contact lens

I can't stress the importance of contact lens fitting.. At first, they fitted me with a B&L Toric but it's too loose.. When i looked up I felt that there was something on my lids.. They examined the fitting under white/blue lightings and decided to change to Air Optix for Astig.. This fitting was so much better..

The only cons is probably that Air Optix is much more expensive than other brands and no discounts are offered there.. Got it at $60 per box.. I got 1 set from them and will probably buy more from other shops.. I guess this is okay since I got all the fittings done nicely le..

The whole checkup was done by a student but the lecturer is there to check and make sure she did the correct thing. She is quite professional despite being a student..

Lastly, I was wondering if anyone bought contact lenses overseas before? I will be going to Taiwan for quite a while and I was wondering if the lenses for Air Optix here and there are identical when all the specs are same?
Apple_Ice, how much did you pay for the contact lens prescription at Singapore Poly Optometry?

TIA for replies.
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Apple_Ice, how much did you pay for the contact lens prescription at Singapore Poly Optometry?

TIA for replies.
They charge $5 for the prescription.. After that they can order the contact lenses for you at the standard pricing.. I don't think they have the promotions like other optical shops.. I got from them 1 set of Air Optix for Astig (Monthly) at $60 per box, the rest i intend to buy outside with the same presciption..

One good thing to buy from them if you are a 1st timer is that there is a delivery session.. They will guide you how to put on, take off, clean etc.. Much more detailed then the typical optical shops..
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:27 AM   #718
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Agreed.. You can use cheaper accessories but not lenses as our eyes are really precious.. I just went to Singapore Poly Optometry for contact lens prescription after obtaining advice from bros here and the overall experience was very good.. Took a total of 2 hours to get everything done.. I doubt any optometrist in optical shops will spend that amount of time for any customers.. They will probably brush you off and sell you any lenses they deem as good (what happened to my sis)..

I can't remember exactly what they did but the steps are roughly as follows:

(1) Check your ocular history such as operation etc
(2) Check my power for myopia/astig
(3) Check my eyes with staining solution to check for scratches or scar
(4) Check for eyes curvature etc
(5) Fit the contact lens

I can't stress the importance of contact lens fitting.. At first, they fitted me with a B&L Toric, I myself would have thought that it is alright as the feeling is generally good, except that when i looked up, I felt that there was a little sensation on my lids.. After they examined the fitting under white/blue lightings, it was determined that the lens are abit loose, will not drop out but definitely not a good fit.. So they decided to change to Air Optix for Astig and the fitting was so much better..

The only cons is probably that Air Optix is much more expensive than other brands and no discounts are offered there.. Got it at $60 per box.. I got 1 set from them and will probably buy more from other shops.. I guess this is okay since I got all the fittings done nicely le..

The whole checkup was done by a student but the lecturer is there to check and make sure she did the correct thing. She is quite professional despite being a student..

Lastly, I was wondering if anyone bought contact lenses overseas before? I will be going to Taiwan for quite a while and I was wondering if the lenses for Air Optix here and there are identical when all the specs are same?
you can get them overseas but you are not protected by local laws. they can provide you with compensation should there be any product defects causing a permanent problem. if they are the same brand and specifications BC dia. then shouldn't be different.

ALSO, remember to update your contact lense prescription at least YEARLY.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:30 AM   #719
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They charge $5 for the prescription.. After that they can order the contact lenses for you at the standard pricing.. I don't think they have the promotions like other optical shops.. I got from them 1 set of Air Optix for Astig (Monthly) at $60 per box, the rest i intend to buy outside with the same presciption..

One good thing to buy from them if you are a 1st timer is that there is a delivery session.. They will guide you how to put on, take off, clean etc.. Much more detailed then the typical optical shops..
THERE is promotions there if IIRC. you can check it out. Problem with promotions by optical shop is that sometimes the amount of lenses you buy is >1 years supply of lenses. Which defeat the purpose of telling people to update their prescription YEARLY. You guys should be happy that you're paying only $5 for consultation there. Heard that in Australia the consultation for contact lenses by students in school about AUD$20++ and by registered optometrists even HIGHER.
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They charge $5 for the prescription.. After that they can order the contact lenses for you at the standard pricing.. I don't think they have the promotions like other optical shops.. I got from them 1 set of Air Optix for Astig (Monthly) at $60 per box, the rest i intend to buy outside with the same presciption..

One good thing to buy from them if you are a 1st timer is that there is a delivery session.. They will guide you how to put on, take off, clean etc.. Much more detailed then the typical optical shops..
Apple_Ice, thank you for your reply. Did you make a reservation before going there?
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