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Old 02-04-2019, 08:23 PM   #5311
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Thanks!

How much do you think the lens will cost? I can choose a new frame if it's not soo expensive.
Ah, it depends on what type/tier of lenses you will be choosing.

A basic pair starts from about 300, Above average about 450 and a premium/more comfortable one at at around 700-800.
There are even cheaper ones but i tend not to use/recommend them as i know for certain based on experience, there is a difference in terms of clarity,comfort and field of view(peripheral distortion).

There are many lenses brands in the market, certain shops carry and certain doesn't, Thus prices can vary. There will always be individuals claiming dragon and phoenix thus it's up to you to decide who to listen to and follow. Remember to do your research well! Best is always to go back to your trusted optician/optometrist or the ones that makes you feel comfortable

My usual advice to the patients/customers is to find something that is ''comfortable'' thus they can consider it an investment for the next few years.

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Old 02-04-2019, 09:35 PM   #5312
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Ah, it depends on what type/tier of lenses you will be choosing.

A basic pair starts from about 300, Above average about 450 and a premium/more comfortable one at at around 700-800.
There are even cheaper ones but i tend not to use/recommend them as i know for certain based on experience, there is a difference in terms of clarity,comfort and field of view(peripheral distortion).

There are many lenses brands in the market, certain shops carry and certain doesn't, Thus prices can vary. There will always be individuals claiming dragon and phoenix thus it's up to you to decide who to listen to and follow. Remember to do your research well! Best is always to go back to your trusted optician/optometrist or the ones that makes you feel comfortable

My usual advice to the patients/customers is to find something that is ''comfortable'' thus they can consider it an investment for the next few years.

Cheers!

Thanks for your advice. Mind pm-ing me your location and I see if I can pop by for a consultation?
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Old 03-04-2019, 12:05 PM   #5313
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Ah, it depends on what type/tier of lenses you will be choosing.

A basic pair starts from about 300, Above average about 450 and a premium/more comfortable one at at around 700-800.
There are even cheaper ones but i tend not to use/recommend them as i know for certain based on experience, there is a difference in terms of clarity,comfort and field of view(peripheral distortion).

There are many lenses brands in the market, certain shops carry and certain doesn't, Thus prices can vary. There will always be individuals claiming dragon and phoenix thus it's up to you to decide who to listen to and follow. Remember to do your research well! Best is always to go back to your trusted optician/optometrist or the ones that makes you feel comfortable

My usual advice to the patients/customers is to find something that is ''comfortable'' thus they can consider it an investment for the next few years.

Cheers!
Yup. Best if the shop also provides Money-Back-Guarantee on the pair of progressive lenses, so you can buy with ease of mind
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Old 06-04-2019, 01:00 AM   #5314
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A year ago, I went to Owndays and got my first pair of progressive glasses. I am very disappointed that the lenses are poorly made because the reading area is too low for my comfort. I have to lift the glasses so that my eyes are almost looking at the bottom of the frame to actually read properly.

To make matters worse, the frame keeps sliding down my nose since I have a very narrow and low nose bridge. This made the glasses practically impossible to use for reading.

I saw in previous posts that Owndays progressive lenses are of low tier. Even so, they cost me almost $300 with all the extra addon options excluding the frame.

If I were to go for better tier lenses than Owndays', am I correct to say that they will start from $450 onwards? Are there any recommended or popular brands for the "above average" and "premium" progressive lenses?

Thank you.
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Old 06-04-2019, 08:01 AM   #5315
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A year ago, I went to Owndays and got my first pair of progressive glasses. I am very disappointed that the lenses are poorly made because the reading area is too low for my comfort. I have to lift the glasses so that my eyes are almost looking at the bottom of the frame to actually read properly.

To make matters worse, the frame keeps sliding down my nose since I have a very narrow and low nose bridge. This made the glasses practically impossible to use for reading.

I saw in previous posts that Owndays progressive lenses are of low tier. Even so, they cost me almost $300 with all the extra addon options excluding the frame.

If I were to go for better tier lenses than Owndays', am I correct to say that they will start from $450 onwards? Are there any recommended or popular brands for the "above average" and "premium" progressive lenses?

Thank you.
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Depending on your prescription, based on a normal 1.5 index(thickness), a basic pair of lens would cost you from 300onwards, but if reading zone is impt for you then yes, 450 onwards would be more significant. Above average lenses you will be looking at e.g. Zeiss Asiana Progressive series, Hoya Lifestyle V+, Essilor Physio 3.0 series.

Premium tier would be Zeiss Superb(2nd best), Individual 2(best), Hoya Mystyle profile(second best), Mystyle(best)
And essilor X-series(X-design-->X-Track--->Xclusive).
Price range would be from 600 onwards.

Unfortunately, this is what i have been stressing on for awhile here whereby Yes, we can get a progressive(other brands) for a X(cheaper) price, however the quality that comes along with it does make a difference. Once again, there are many shops out there who can sell you cheaper progressives , however based on my experience, i always say, (you pay for what you get) the price is expensive i admit BUT think of it as an investment for the next 2-3 years. The comfort you will get when wearing a better lens will be worth it.


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Old 06-04-2019, 11:32 AM   #5316
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A year ago, I went to Owndays and got my first pair of progressive glasses. I am very disappointed that the lenses are poorly made because the reading area is too low for my comfort. I have to lift the glasses so that my eyes are almost looking at the bottom of the frame to actually read properly.

To make matters worse, the frame keeps sliding down my nose since I have a very narrow and low nose bridge. This made the glasses practically impossible to use for reading.

I saw in previous posts that Owndays progressive lenses are of low tier. Even so, they cost me almost $300 with all the extra addon options excluding the frame.

If I were to go for better tier lenses than Owndays', am I correct to say that they will start from $450 onwards? Are there any recommended or popular brands for the "above average" and "premium" progressive lenses?

Thank you.
Correct me if I'm wrong, Owndays only has low tier progressive lenses.

A pair of 1.50 index progressive lens with basic design starts from $180.
These lenses are customisable to suit your lifestyle & requirement (E.g. more distance / more reading or balanced)

Depending on your needs , you can also choose to top up & have Add-ons like:
  • Thinner lenses
  • Wider Angle lenses
  • Colour changing lenses (E.g. Transitions, Photochromic)
  • HEV Light (Blue) Filter (E.g. Asahi-Lite UV3G, Tokai Lutina)
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:39 AM   #5317
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A year ago, I went to Owndays and got my first pair of progressive glasses. I am very disappointed that the lenses are poorly made because the reading area is too low for my comfort. I have to lift the glasses so that my eyes are almost looking at the bottom of the frame to actually read properly.

To make matters worse, the frame keeps sliding down my nose since I have a very narrow and low nose bridge. This made the glasses practically impossible to use for reading.

I saw in previous posts that Owndays progressive lenses are of low tier. Even so, they cost me almost $300 with all the extra addon options excluding the frame.

If I were to go for better tier lenses than Owndays', am I correct to say that they will start from $450 onwards? Are there any recommended or popular brands for the "above average" and "premium" progressive lenses?

Thank you.
Sorry to hear that.
Hope more people learn from your experience.
Not saying that all will think the same way as you, but generally i heard many same complaints. Hope your next pair will serve you better.
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Old 06-04-2019, 04:48 PM   #5318
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@gangsterkia, need advice.. looking for Zeiss lens to reduce digital eye strain, read about BlueProtect and Digital Lens, which would you recommend?

also can share price? i saw some posts 1.67 Zeiss BP @$325?

i cannot whatsapp u, can PM me number?
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Old 06-04-2019, 05:36 PM   #5319
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Hi,
Blue protect is an add-on coating on the lenses that you order.
Digital lens is a lens design that as you mentioned, to reduce digital eye strain. The coating for digital lens comes together with blue protect and for certain individuals, they will opt out of blue protect for personal reasons.
Depending on whether your eyes are affected/strained when using the computer, it will determine if you need the lens design or not.

325 for 1.67 BP is the lister RRP, thus the discount given to you will probably be based on what the shop will offer you. I personally would recommend digital lens especially to early presbyopes or early adults e.g, 30 onwards..

Any qns you can either ask on the thread here so others can help you too or if not, then pm!

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@gangsterkia, need advice.. looking for Zeiss lens to reduce digital eye strain, read about BlueProtect and Digital Lens, which would you recommend?

also can share price? i saw some posts 1.67 Zeiss BP @$325?

i cannot whatsapp u, can PM me number?
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:47 PM   #5320
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Hi,
Blue protect is an add-on coating on the lenses that you order.
Digital lens is a lens design that as you mentioned, to reduce digital eye strain. The coating for digital lens comes together with blue protect and for certain individuals, they will opt out of blue protect for personal reasons.
Depending on whether your eyes are affected/strained when using the computer, it will determine if you need the lens design or not.

325 for 1.67 BP is the lister RRP, thus the discount given to you will probably be based on what the shop will offer you. I personally would recommend digital lens especially to early presbyopes or early adults e.g, 30 onwards..

Any qns you can either ask on the thread here so others can help you too or if not, then pm!

Hope this helps!
Hi bro! I've high myopia (more than 1200 degrees on esch eye). Presbyopia is 150 degrees the last check. Any recommendations for progressive lens with 1.74 thickness? I'm wearing zeiss digital lens @1.74 now. I find the zeiss coating scratches more easily than the Tokai lens i previously got from Paris Miki. The tokai lens still looks quite pristine after 3 years while the zeiss starts showing scratches after only 1 yr.
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:30 PM   #5321
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Hi bro! I've high myopia (more than 1200 degrees on esch eye). Presbyopia is 150 degrees the last check. Any recommendations for progressive lens with 1.74 thickness? I'm wearing zeiss digital lens @1.74 now. I find the zeiss coating scratches more easily than the Tokai lens i previously got from Paris Miki. The tokai lens still looks quite pristine after 3 years while the zeiss starts showing scratches after only 1 yr.
Can try Hoya/Nikon higher end since you have worn zeiss as well.
if not, stick back to tokai since it lasted you so long...
the comfort for both about the same?
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Old 07-04-2019, 12:17 AM   #5322
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mmmmm okay, you know whats the RRP for Zeiss 1.6 / 1.67 Digital Lenses? and what to look out for authenticity? some laser engraving on lens?

also, any other makers of digital lens would you recommend? am thinking of making a pair to leave in office~
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Hi bro! I've high myopia (more than 1200 degrees on esch eye). Presbyopia is 150 degrees the last check. Any recommendations for progressive lens with 1.74 thickness? I'm wearing zeiss digital lens @1.74 now. I find the zeiss coating scratches more easily than the Tokai lens i previously got from Paris Miki. The tokai lens still looks quite pristine after 3 years while the zeiss starts showing scratches after only 1 yr.

Hey there,

was the handling of both frame/lenses the same? As from what i know and see, Zeiss lenses does not get scratch/multicoating peel so easily. Certain brands have a more vulnerable multicoat compared to others.
But as what User Garden mentioned, if you are still comfortable with Tokai then by all means go ahead and use it. We don't have to necessarily use the more known brands.
Or you can consider using Nikon or Hoya, both also are pretty tough in their multicoats.
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Old 07-04-2019, 12:07 PM   #5324
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Seeking some advice.

The prescription difference between my eyes quite drastic.

Shortsighted around 400 deg diff.
Astigmatism about 200 deg diff.

One eye high short-sightedness. The other high astigmatism.

What brand or type of progressive lens should I go for, or is the type of frame more important? I spend lots of time reading and on computer (not laptop) lcd screen. I feel my current discomfort is comingfrom the difference.

Thanks for any expert advice.
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mmmmm okay, you know whats the RRP for Zeiss 1.6 / 1.67 Digital Lenses? and what to look out for authenticity? some laser engraving on lens?

also, any other makers of digital lens would you recommend? am thinking of making a pair to leave in office~
Yes, all zeiss lenses will have their brand laser engraving on their lenses. For progressives/customized lenses, there will be other engraving to state what series/design those lens are e.g. D50=Digital lens 1.50 index and so on.

I'm off today so i cant help you with the rrp now, maybe you can pop by a nearby shop and check out with them too, who knows you might even find yourself your future optician/optometrists there!

Other brands of digital lens includes, Hoya trueform nulux active/Remark/Sync 3, Essilor has their Eyezens, Shamir has Shamir Relax,
I believe Tokai and Asahi as what User Eyezone mentioned also have their own version of digital lenses.

For office usage.. by any chance do you have presbyopia?
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