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Old 21-02-2019, 02:58 PM   #5176
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When was your specs in China made? This/Last year?

Can PM me your address pl? I'm on the east coast.
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Old 21-02-2019, 05:06 PM   #5177
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Currently using Crizal lens. I need to start using progressive lens as I cannot see near things clearly. Eg. on my phone. I need to take out my specs.

I am around 250-300 deg shortsighted, with some astig on both eyes, around 75-100?

Can anyone recommend a good progressive lens to start and that's not too ex?


I have a pair of Hugo frames hence I only need the lens, I didn't want to go Ownsday, the last pair that I made there, supposedly to block blue light. It turned yellowish after 6 mths.

I went to W optics and was quoted around 450 for a basic progressive lens from Essilor


And also if Anyone knows who still sells Tag Heur frames in SG? Thanks in Advance.
Progressive range from essilor are known as Varilux and they are pretty decent especially their X design. They recently came out with their sapphire coating which is really nice imo. gangsterkia also recommends it. Pricing wise chain stores usually are more rigid on it unless got special concessions.

Tag Heuer optical side already closed down already :/ the store i work at have some remaining models but unfortunately no warranty already . People who really like the design would still buy it but of course it is heavily discounted already
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Old 21-02-2019, 05:06 PM   #5178
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Old 22-02-2019, 04:16 PM   #5179
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Currently using Crizal lens. I need to start using progressive lens as I cannot see near things clearly. Eg. on my phone. I need to take out my specs.

I am around 250-300 deg shortsighted, with some astig on both eyes, around 75-100?

Can anyone recommend a good progressive lens to start and that's not too ex?


I have a pair of Hugo frames hence I only need the lens, I didn't want to go Ownsday, the last pair that I made there, supposedly to block blue light. It turned yellowish after 6 mths.

I went to W optics and was quoted around 450 for a basic progressive lens from Essilor


And also if Anyone knows who still sells Tag Heur frames in SG? Thanks in Advance.
Hey there, What is your Estimated budget that you are comfortable with to work about for your Lenses? Then we can narrow the recommended options available for you.
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Old 22-02-2019, 04:40 PM   #5180
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Hey there, What is your Estimated budget that you are comfortable with to work about for your Lenses? Then we can narrow the recommended options available for you.
Based on your experience, is there any spec frames lighter than SwissFlex?
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Old 22-02-2019, 05:42 PM   #5181
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Based on your experience, is there any spec frames lighter than SwissFlex?
No. There shouldnt be anything lighter than that from my knowledge.

Apart from the material, the next factor to consider is the degree of your eye which will affect the weight.

Lindberg spirit/Air titanium also wont be able to match the weight of the frame.(as light as they are)

There are pros and cons of swissflex compared to other frames but to answer your qns, once again, Not that i know off at this point of time.(swissflex lightest)
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Old 22-02-2019, 08:31 PM   #5182
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Hi, like to seek some opinion. I just made a pair of new specs. Frame $350. Progressive (level 2) & transistion & blue light. Zesis lens. Total $1250. My degrees for both eyes less than 250. Is this price ok ?
Based on RRP(lens)(your lens is probably discounted), and possibly that frame is already discounted, the price you got is fine!
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Old 23-02-2019, 03:03 PM   #5183
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No. There shouldnt be anything lighter than that from my knowledge.

Apart from the material, the next factor to consider is the degree of your eye which will affect the weight.

Lindberg spirit/Air titanium also wont be able to match the weight of the frame.(as light as they are)

There are pros and cons of swissflex compared to other frames but to answer your qns, once again, Not that i know off at this point of time.(swissflex lightest)
Thank you for the advise. Is there any lense you recommend for digital eye strain?

Essilor Eyezen+
HOYA SYNC
Shamir Relax
ZEISS Digital

Ps. Can pm address of your shop also
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Old 23-02-2019, 03:05 PM   #5184
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Just get the Crizal progressive lens with sapphire coating for my deg 700
Lens 1.67index + blue filter $1030.

Before that using Zeiss digital lens
But over the 2yrs +. My Laohua getting worse.
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Old 23-02-2019, 05:05 PM   #5185
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Just get the Crizal progressive lens with sapphire coating for my deg 700
Lens 1.67index + blue filter $1030.

Before that using Zeiss digital lens
But over the 2yrs +. My Laohua getting worse.

Nice, you are confirm using the essilor X-series lenses. Really good lens with wide viewing area..
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Old 23-02-2019, 07:43 PM   #5186
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Nice, you are confirm using the essilor X-series lenses. Really good lens with wide viewing area..
This is my first time using Essilor.
Was comparing Zeiss , Crizal & Nikon.

Zeiss & Nikon around $12xx+

And I need to make 2 sets.
So try Crizal.

That’s another brand. Forgotten the name.
From Israel. But quite ex.

Just for discussion sake.
Branded progessive vs non branded progressive.
In terms of coating & durability.

I assumed branded is a little bit better??
Since they spend so much on R&D??
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Old 23-02-2019, 08:41 PM   #5187
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This is my first time using Essilor.
Was comparing Zeiss , Crizal & Nikon.

Zeiss & Nikon around $12xx+

And I need to make 2 sets.
So try Crizal.

That’s another brand. Forgotten the name.
From Israel. But quite ex.

Just for discussion sake.
Branded progessive vs non branded progressive.
In terms of coating & durability.

I assumed branded is a little bit better??
Since they spend so much on R&D??
The Israel brand is probably Shamir, And if it is the better series, probably Shamir Autograph lll/(3)

R&D is one... but another big factor is publicity. So advertising and all, cost will be included likely.
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Old 23-02-2019, 08:54 PM   #5188
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The Israel brand is probably Shamir, And if it is the better series, probably Shamir Autograph lll/(3)

R&D is one... but another big factor is publicity. So advertising and all, cost will be included likely.
Ohhh yesss. Is the name autograph.
I thought is quite unknown.

But was told quality as good.
Abit unsure. So never take up the suggestion.
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Old 23-02-2019, 10:56 PM   #5189
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I just got a quote for a pair of specs zeiss fsv as 1.6 UVProtect duravision bluepritect UV and silhouette frame at $460. Is this reasonable price ?

My Guess the frame is $300 usual is $498
Lens $160
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Old 23-02-2019, 11:18 PM   #5190
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Ohhh yesss. Is the name autograph.
I thought is quite unknown.

But was told quality as good.
Abit unsure. So never take up the suggestion.
That's fine. However their new lens which is the Autograph Intelligence is actually pretty close to the Mystyle Hoya(best) lens in terms of Clarity and peripheral distortion.

But your X-series is already one of the better ones out there.
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