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Old 03-02-2018, 12:38 PM   #3811
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Hi good afternoon!

Hi-TOP lenses are basic lenses which are good enough for a Normal person e.g. Me. Clarity wise may not be as sharp as the big Brand’s but hitop works fine!


Hi Gangsterkia,

Are Hi-Top lenses good? My regular optician only provides this brand.
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Old 03-02-2018, 12:41 PM   #3812
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Hmm.. sorry bro this is really subjective. Different places offer different discounts so I can't really recommend you a place. Maybe certain shop that sells more zeiss lens will be able to give you the discount you need..
I can probably think of KJ optoms or jamco at this point of time off hand.

Thanks! Do you know where offers the best deal for zeiss blue light lenses? I forgot where I got my lenses from already
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Old 03-02-2018, 02:35 PM   #3813
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if ur lenses become brownish after long term uses, any way to remove the brown tint?
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Old 03-02-2018, 05:17 PM   #3814
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How Long? Those are usually wear and tear of the lenses if it becomes yellowish.. usually after 2-3 years you might see it..

if ur lenses become brownish after long term uses, any way to remove the brown tint?
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Old 05-02-2018, 05:36 AM   #3815
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Zeiss single vision individual

Hi Bro Gangsterkia, can I check what is the turnaround time to make a pair of Zeiss Single Vision Individual? Coming back to sg during the CNY period for 2 weeks and need to make a new pair of spectacles. I am currently wearing a pair of Zeiss Single Vision Superb.

I do a lot of fine stitching so need my vision to be as sharp as possible. I am also bothered by oncoming glare when driving - not sure if should go for the drivesafe or digital lenses +/- blueprotect?
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:35 AM   #3816
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Hi bro, best is you make soon. Usually 1 week to 10 days max! If Glare affecting you, you can either go individual+drivesafe. Will update you asap, I be reaching work soon😅

Hi Bro Gangsterkia, can I check what is the turnaround time to make a pair of Zeiss Single Vision Individual? Coming back to sg during the CNY period for 2 weeks and need to make a new pair of spectacles. I am currently wearing a pair of Zeiss Single Vision Superb.

I do a lot of fine stitching so need my vision to be as sharp as possible. I am also bothered by oncoming glare when driving - not sure if should go for the drivesafe or digital lenses +/- blueprotect?
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Old 05-02-2018, 12:46 PM   #3817
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Alright, I would suggest if you feel that your current glasses is clear enough, then stick the the same one but perhaps using blue protect+duravision to achieve the same clarity and reduced glare. However when doing your stitching, is Colour perception important? As blue protect also might cause your vision to turn slighttttttttly yellow.
If it does affect you then I would say go individual sv, because drivesafe also has a slight yellowish hue to it. Thus individual will allow you to achieve the maximum clarity coupled with your reduced glare at night.
I checked, wait time will probably take up Til 13th Feb if you get it done within next 2 days.
Hi Bro Gangsterkia, can I check what is the turnaround time to make a pair of Zeiss Single Vision Individual? Coming back to sg during the CNY period for 2 weeks and need to make a new pair of spectacles. I am currently wearing a pair of Zeiss Single Vision Superb.

I do a lot of fine stitching so need my vision to be as sharp as possible. I am also bothered by oncoming glare when driving - not sure if should go for the drivesafe or digital lenses +/- blueprotect?

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Old 06-02-2018, 10:23 AM   #3818
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is it normal for transition lens to turn yellowish around 1 year of usage?

my lens is zeiss
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:29 AM   #3819
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Transition lenses are naturally slightly yellowish/grey. Don't worry bout that!

is it normal for transition lens to turn yellowish around 1 year of usage?

my lens is zeiss
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Old 06-02-2018, 12:44 PM   #3820
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Hi Bro Gangsterkia,

I bought a frame online and wish to make a progressive lens locally, currently I am using Hoya Summit Phoenix True Form(??) and I also have another progressive lens using in-house brand by made at another optical shop, it is using Seiko lens. I am thinking to bring down the cost of making another progressive lens. Where can get it fixed? Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-02-2018, 12:46 PM   #3821
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had bad experience, less than 1 year i see fine lines, bring back to shop they say the coating has problem..

anyone of u has such experience before?

Transition lenses are naturally slightly yellowish/grey. Don't worry bout that!
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Old 06-02-2018, 02:21 PM   #3822
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I do encounter issues like this. There are times these happen but it's under the lens company to replace for you as there's warranty for the lens.
Many factors for fine lines, tissue clean, clothing clean, micro Fiber cloth never wash and clean..but cannot exactly pinpoint. Fines lines usually shouldn't be multicoating issue but the discolouration probably!

had bad experience, less than 1 year i see fine lines, bring back to shop they say the coating has problem..

anyone of u has such experience before?
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Old 06-02-2018, 02:26 PM   #3823
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Oh Seiko lenses are not too bad. Summit Phoenix is trivex material. If it's true form mean either trueform premium or summit trueform. Not the id/trinity range as it's under summit series. If you want to take it down a notch, instead of trueform series, go just one level down to the summit series.
They tier themselves like airplane seats. Economy-summit series premium economy-trueform series business-id lifestyle/FD and first class-trinity and ID(standalone). There's a hidden one for the more luxurious few which is the mystyle(fully customised) and minimal distortion.

In your case, economy series of summit will suffice! But take note once you drop, reading area will be narrower and distance might not be as sharp as compared to a trueform one.
Hope this helps !

Hi Bro Gangsterkia,

I bought a frame online and wish to make a progressive lens locally, currently I am using Hoya Summit Phoenix True Form(??) and I also have another progressive lens using in-house brand by made at another optical shop, it is using Seiko lens. I am thinking to bring down the cost of making another progressive lens. Where can get it fixed? Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-02-2018, 02:30 PM   #3824
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Oh Seiko lenses are not too bad. Summit Phoenix is trivex material. If it's true form mean either trueform premium or summit trueform. Not the id/trinity range as it's under summit series. If you want to take it down a notch, instead of trueform series, go just one level down to the summit series.
They tier themselves like airplane seats. Economy-summit series premium economy-trueform series business-id lifestyle/FD and first class-trinity and ID(standalone). There's a hidden one for the more luxurious few which is the mystyle(fully customised) and minimal distortion.

In your case, economy series of summit will suffice! But take note once you drop, reading area will be narrower and distance might not be as sharp as compared to a trueform one.
Hope this helps !
Thanks for your prompt reply. Hoya is simply expensive as compared to Seiko. Also, I find it strange to have Hoya on an ordinary or non-branded frame?
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Old 06-02-2018, 05:24 PM   #3825
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Haha not surprising. Some shops only have this/that amount of Brand’s. But to support them, can always buy a frame from somewhere and go back make lens from them! Seiko is under Hoya too! Same as stellify and Pentax.

Thanks for your prompt reply. Hoya is simply expensive as compared to Seiko. Also, I find it strange to have Hoya on an ordinary or non-branded frame?
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