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Old 05-05-2019, 08:05 PM   #5431
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Just received my Zeiss lenses with I.Scription, I think kena chop carrot.
Paid about 1200SGD for the lense only. Here is the prescription:

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Old 05-05-2019, 08:17 PM   #5432
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Just received my Zeiss lenses with I.Scription, I think kena chop carrot.
Paid about 1200SGD for the lense only. Here is the prescription:

That’s more than my whole Budget...
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Old 05-05-2019, 08:29 PM   #5433
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Just received my Zeiss lenses with I.Scription, I think kena chop carrot.
Paid about 1200SGD for the lense only. Here is the prescription:

should have gone for lasik
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Old 05-05-2019, 08:56 PM   #5434
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@thegardens3b, @GANGSTERKIA, @EyezoneOpticalSG

All of you have been fab contributors to this thread. I have a question for all of you.

At the end of the day, any optical shop is about making money. Given that companies like EyezoneOpticalSG based their shops around the HDB area, GANGSTERKIA have shops in malls, does the high rental in the shops indirectly affects the final price of a pair of spectacles? Will one shop be more expensive than another because of their higher operational cost?

I am sure any one of you, can get similar brands of lens and all the permutations for your customers, so your bottom line must be based on volume . Am I right? I think your business is tough but you guys are amazing in helping and sharing.
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Old 05-05-2019, 09:00 PM   #5435
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I spend abt $100 per Oakley with free prescription 1.61 lenses.. U all so Rich paying 1k plus for lenses only? It just a pc of polycarbonate.. Or so call a pc of plastic only..
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I spend abt $100 per Oakley with free prescription 1.61 lenses.. U all so Rich paying 1k plus for lenses only? It just a pc of polycarbonate.. Or so call a pc of plastic only..
You cannot say like that.

Given that you have a Patek logo as you avatar, it is like asking someone why buy a Patek just to tell time where a cheap Casio will do the same job. In glasses, you pay for what you get. There is no cheap glasses.
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Old 05-05-2019, 09:26 PM   #5437
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I spend abt $100 per Oakley with free prescription 1.61 lenses.. U all so Rich paying 1k plus for lenses only? It just a pc of polycarbonate.. Or so call a pc of plastic only..
I agree with you. unless it's glass! ha ha

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Old 05-05-2019, 09:28 PM   #5438
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just discard the anti blue light len
get a zeiss normal len
Hello Bro,

I believe there is no anti-blue light protection on the lenses. From what the optician told me, it is because of the UV protection on the lens. Hence I'm asking the experienced members here if it's true that all Zeiss lenses will come with that yellow tinge as per what the optician told me due to Zeiss implementing higher UV threshold.

Many thanks for your reply.
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:26 PM   #5439
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You cannot say like that.

Given that you have a Patek logo as you avatar, it is like asking someone why buy a Patek just to tell time where a cheap Casio will do the same job. In glasses, you pay for what you get. There is no cheap glasses.
Why no cheap glasses.. Is u know where to buy.. Or u want to be Robert kana chop by optical shop. What kind of plastic lenses deserve 1k plus? I am a pro photographer using prim nikkor lenses.. Even inside use glasses and super coating also not so expensive..

And yes I paid 2xk for a patek watch.. U know now it worth how much? Close to 40k now.. U tell me yr that lanjiao pair of 1k plus lenses is worth what price after u walk out of optical shop. Lol
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I agree with you. unless it's glass! ha ha

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Bro even for glasses is also not so ex..i still like glasses instead of plastic cause super scratch resistant.. But lenses can be more heavy.. If yr frame is small type.. Glass is the best.. But now very very hard to make glass one.
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:36 PM   #5441
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Bro even for glasses is also not so ex..i still like glasses instead of plastic cause super scratch resistant.. But lenses can be more heavy.. If yr frame is small type.. Glass is the best.. But now very very hard to make glass one.
optical shop is like sls & lucky plaza, money come 1st

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Old 06-05-2019, 11:28 AM   #5442
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Hello all,

Would like to seek help on this topic. I have always been a Zeiss lens user. Recently visited my regular optician to get a new pair of specs, as my previous one got damaged.

I went for Zeiss Single Vision Individual 1.6 with no BlueProtect. My degrees as follow: R -125 Astig -75, L -325 Astig -125.

When I picked up my specs for the first time, I noticed there was a noticeable and significant yellow tinge to the lenses. As I work in an industry that requires absolute colour accuracy and true colour, I couldn't have any yellow tinge to my lens. The optician was helpful and help me remake the specs as there could be a mistake with BlueProtect added to it.

The specs came back for a second time and still, there was the same yellow tinge to the lenses. The optician then explains to me that due to the UV protection Zeiss employed (400 and above), they no longer make clear lenses. I would like to find out from the experienced folks here if this is really the case?

If Zeiss no longer make lenses without a yellow tinge, what other brands of lenses would you recommend? Superb clarity and durability are my top priorities. I pair the lenses with a frameless frame.

Many thanks for reading and helping in advance!
From what i know, different companies might not use the same materials for different index lenses. I'm not too sure on the specifics itself but i do know that sometimes, different indexes might have slight color differences.
If you really need a really clear lens that doesn't distort your color perception and still maintain good vision, you can try nikon/hoya/shamir.

I'm very satisfied with my tokai 1.76 go lens and planning to make another pair. Do the industry insiders here know if the tokai 1.76 cvf is now available locally?
this one got to wait for the most appropriate person to answer.

just discard the anti blue light len
get a zeiss normal len
hi, he clearly stated it is not a blue control lens and has already addressed it to you once again..
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Old 06-05-2019, 11:32 AM   #5443
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Just received my Zeiss lenses with I.Scription, I think kena chop carrot.
Paid about 1200SGD for the lense only. Here is the prescription:

You got the best lenses possible and with i.scription = very customised to that particular frame and your visual habits. whether or not it is worth it, it is for the user to judge and not us.

side note: just curious, this was not done locally right?


should have gone for lasik

would have rolled more but they dont allow me to..
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Old 06-05-2019, 11:43 AM   #5444
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@thegardens3b, @GANGSTERKIA, @EyezoneOpticalSG

All of you have been fab contributors to this thread. I have a question for all of you.

At the end of the day, any optical shop is about making money. Given that companies like EyezoneOpticalSG based their shops around the HDB area, GANGSTERKIA have shops in malls, does the high rental in the shops indirectly affects the final price of a pair of spectacles? Will one shop be more expensive than another because of their higher operational cost?

I am sure any one of you, can get similar brands of lens and all the permutations for your customers, so your bottom line must be based on volume . Am I right? I think your business is tough but you guys are amazing in helping and sharing.

*Amen*

Thank you for understanding this.
In any business, it is about profit. But in this industry, we focus on eyecare, personal relationships and also fashion eyewear.
for your question on location, very simple.
compare a soft drink in a coffee shop and the very same drink in a food court/restaurant. - i dont have to say more, you guys know the answer yourself.
However, WHETHER is it worth paying more for the food court price is very subjective.
Some people have more money to spend and willing to even pay 10x more in a bar for the same can of soft drink - Who are we to judge. We can say they are silly or crazy all we want. - Won't change the fact that they have money to spend and want better service/treatment and to us it may be a large sum of money to part with, but in their case might be just loose change.

At the end of the day, to each his own. Each business operate differently.. Consumers have their own right and can choose where to spend their money on. - Be it paying more in the mall for better services and branded frame and lenses along with all the eye health checks or just simply go into a shop asking for just the frame and lenses at the cheapest price possible.
This is every retail industry stripped down for you.. Just that in our industry, we incorporate eye health examinations as well.
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Old 06-05-2019, 11:49 AM   #5445
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I spend abt $100 per Oakley with free prescription 1.61 lenses.. U all so Rich paying 1k plus for lenses only? It just a pc of polycarbonate.. Or so call a pc of plastic only..
definitely not in singapore.
the cost price we pay the agent for the stocks is more than what you pay for the lenses and frame added together...

You cannot say like that.

Given that you have a Patek logo as you avatar, it is like asking someone why buy a Patek just to tell time where a cheap Casio will do the same job. In glasses, you pay for what you get. There is no cheap glasses.
i kind of agree with the first part, but 2nd part is untrue.
many other places to get cheap glasses but not everyone wants to go there just like how patek users wont want to wear casio
but i get your point.


I agree with you. unless it's glass! ha ha

lol. glass = doesnt mean expensive.
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Why no cheap glasses.. Is u know where to buy.. Or u want to be Robert kana chop by optical shop. What kind of plastic lenses deserve 1k plus? I am a pro photographer using prim nikkor lenses.. Even inside use glasses and super coating also not so expensive..

And yes I paid 2xk for a patek watch.. U know now it worth how much? Close to 40k now.. U tell me yr that lanjiao pair of 1k plus lenses is worth what price after u walk out of optical shop. Lol
Hi pro photographer, i understand and agree with your point. But using the word chop is a very negative term.. Lets say 2 photographers are offering the same services - e.g album of 10 photos, along with editing and sending the hard copies to the client. One offers it at $500, while the other is charging $3000. Many questions would be asked - why is one significantly more than the other? Most people know the answer if they do more thinking or if they see it from different perspectives.
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