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Old 09-05-2019, 01:08 PM   #5476
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Is there any clip on air nose pad?
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Old 09-05-2019, 02:44 PM   #5477
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Should be hard plastic.



Sigh.. conclusion my oily face is the problem. The slippery is since day 2. I think the thin temple also cannot hook nicely. which type of nose pad holds better?
Ear hooks.
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Old 09-05-2019, 03:10 PM   #5478
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Ear hooks.
Hmm yes , your last alternative would be ear hooks.

I seen some earhooks that is like beige/brown which at least wont stand out too much.
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Old 09-05-2019, 06:11 PM   #5479
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Adding on to this post,

Basically why are there 2 options like these, Individuals who feels that the light emitted from the screens are too bright, can go with lenses that reflects blue light e.g. hoya(blue control)/zeiss(blue protect)/essilor(prevencia). It has a yellowish hue that gives the user a more ''warm'' feel and reduces the glare.

Compared to lenses e.g. shamir blue zero, tokai lutina, asahi lite or kodak uv uvblue, these lenses are designed to absorb(not reflect) ''higher'' percentage of blue light . Instead of reflecting which leads to the lenses not giving the ''yellowish hue'', certain individuals ''might'' feel the glare still to be present.

Pros/Cons(P/C)
Blue light reflect
More reflection when taking photo (C)
Reduced glare when looking at screen (P)
Has a warm yellowish hue (subjective to individual and job usage)


Blue light absorb

Less reflection when taking photo(P)
Glare slightly reduced(P/Subjective)
Slight, to no yellowish hue(brand)(P to some C to some)

So in conclusion, you have to choose/ be recommended something that fits your lifestyle. Factors such as Too glaring,Aesthetics,Hours spent in bright/dim environment does play a part in affecting the choice.

Hope you have a better insight after these sharing by us.
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!
Hi all,

Need some advice on lenses. Iím currently using Zeiss 1.67 Single Vision Superb + Duravision BlueProtect + iScription. Glasses have been in use for around 4 years, and looking to replace.

Read with interest that there are now blue-light blocking lenses which do not have a yellowish hue. Iím an amateur photographer and colour accuracy is ideal (although not critical). Also read that the Zeiss lenses (even without Bluprotect) now have a yellow tinge.

Lastly, wanted to get your feedback on whether iScription is worth the cost. My current pair of glasses is definitely clearer, but not sure if itís the freeform lenses, or iScription.

Given the following, not sure if the pros could recommend a couple of lense options? Itís been a while, so wanted to get myself updated.

My RX:
L: SPH -5.00, CYL -1.50, Axis 173
R: SPH -5.00, CYL -1.50, Axis 177

Thanks!
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Old 09-05-2019, 07:01 PM   #5480
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Hi all,

Need some advice on lenses. I’m currently using Zeiss 1.67 Single Vision Superb + Duravision BlueProtect + iScription. Glasses have been in use for around 4 years, and looking to replace.

Read with interest that there are now blue-light blocking lenses which do not have a yellowish hue. I’m an amateur photographer and colour accuracy is ideal (although not critical). Also read that the Zeiss lenses (even without Bluprotect) now have a yellow tinge.

Lastly, wanted to get your feedback on whether iScription is worth the cost. My current pair of glasses is definitely clearer, but not sure if it’s the freeform lenses, or iScription.

Given the following, not sure if the pros could recommend a couple of lense options? It’s been a while, so wanted to get myself updated.

My RX:
L: SPH -5.00, CYL -1.50, Axis 173
R: SPH -5.00, CYL -1.50, Axis 177

Thanks!
I'm using Nikon lenses myself. The lenses you are using are of the highest tier.
Iscription makes it very customisable to your frame but whether or not it is worth it varies between individuals. I have customers saying it doesn't do much, i also have those who say it makes a difference. The top up isn't THAT much..

For Nikon lenses, Seemax Infinite 1.67 with blue control. (Personal preference if you like really clear lenses without the yellowing .. BUT it has a slight blue coating but not very obvious to me at least)

Shamir smart SV could be an alternative as well.

These are my personal opinion and might vary between individuals

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Old 09-05-2019, 07:24 PM   #5481
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For the customisation part, it seems interesting. To share my personal experience of using Lindberg, I have 2 pairs of titanium range which in fact both of them commissioned at JP(=Jamco??) except for the 2nd pair was only the progressive lens. Personally, I like Lindberg for its design ie w/o any screws and nuts, its light weight and "simple and clean" design. For its price point, it is very individual. Until today, I still cannot convince myself to hoot its horn series which I understand Lindberg had increased its price.
JP = Japanese. Not Owndays for sure since i doubt they do such expensive customised frame and lenses.
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Old 09-05-2019, 07:34 PM   #5482
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Hi all,

Need some advice on lenses. I’m currently using Zeiss 1.67 Single Vision Superb + Duravision BlueProtect + iScription. Glasses have been in use for around 4 years, and looking to replace.

Read with interest that there are now blue-light blocking lenses which do not have a yellowish hue. I’m an amateur photographer and colour accuracy is ideal (although not critical). Also read that the Zeiss lenses (even without Bluprotect) now have a yellow tinge.

Lastly, wanted to get your feedback on whether iScription is worth the cost. My current pair of glasses is definitely clearer, but not sure if it’s the freeform lenses, or iScription.

Given the following, not sure if the pros could recommend a couple of lense options? It’s been a while, so wanted to get myself updated.

My RX:
L: SPH -5.00, CYL -1.50, Axis 173
R: SPH -5.00, CYL -1.50, Axis 177

Thanks!
An option would be Shamir smart sv (AS WORN) 1.67 with bluezero as the clarity would be matched closer to what you are using right now. Bluezero would be to have the lessen/none yellowish hue.

You could also look towards what user eyezoneoptics recommends which is either the tokai Lutina or ashahi lenses which also has the closer to none/lessen yellowish hue.
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Old 09-05-2019, 11:00 PM   #5483
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Hi Bro,

Tokai 1.76 Aspheric & Bi-Aspheric are both available locally. If your degree is not very high, i suggest going for just 1.76 Aspheric will do.
Thanks! I used to only use Zeiss glass then plastic and none of the alternative brands were as clear as Zeiss until I discovered Tokai. Which is available with transitions! Something zeiss can't do
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Old 09-05-2019, 11:51 PM   #5484
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I'm using Nikon lenses myself. The lenses you are using are of the highest tier.
Iscription makes it very customisable to your frame but whether or not it is worth it varies between individuals. I have customers saying it doesn't do much, i also have those who say it makes a difference. The top up isn't THAT much..

For Nikon lenses, Seemax Infinite 1.67 with blue control. (Personal preference if you like really clear lenses without the yellowing .. BUT it has a slight blue coating but not very obvious to me at least)

Shamir smart SV could be an alternative as well.

These are my personal opinion and might vary between individuals
An option would be Shamir smart sv (AS WORN) 1.67 with bluezero as the clarity would be matched closer to what you are using right now. Bluezero would be to have the lessen/none yellowish hue.

You could also look towards what user eyezoneoptics recommends which is either the tokai Lutina or ashahi lenses which also has the closer to none/lessen yellowish hue.
Thanks all! I'm actually quite happy with Zeiss, so I'm now considering whether to stick back to Zeiss+iScription (but minus BlueProtect to eliminate the hue), or to go for Nikon/Shamir (without iScription).

Could you also comment on scratch resistance/coating durability for both the Nikon and Shamir? Find that Duravision Platinum is fairly long lasting.

Also, not sure if you could comment if these alternatives are more expensive than the Zeiss (minus iScription)? If pricing is too sensitive, feel free to PM me too.
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Old 10-05-2019, 12:21 PM   #5485
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Any shops in the west or central to recommend? - wanna change the lens of my old specs (the shop where I made the specs at has closed down)
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Thanks all! I'm actually quite happy with Zeiss, so I'm now considering whether to stick back to Zeiss+iScription (but minus BlueProtect to eliminate the hue), or to go for Nikon/Shamir (without iScription).

Could you also comment on scratch resistance/coating durability for both the Nikon and Shamir? Find that Duravision Platinum is fairly long lasting.

Also, not sure if you could comment if these alternatives are more expensive than the Zeiss (minus iScription)? If pricing is too sensitive, feel free to PM me too.
Hi there, frankly speaking, if you are happy with zeiss, stick to it.
Some people might be more particular about the hue of the lenses but i don't think you are based on how you are trying to ask for information.

I believe all 3 have good durability in their coating and if you don't do any rough activities with them, it will definitely reduce the chances of the coating peeling/damage.
Price range would be similar without iscription for the 3.

Any shops in the west or central to recommend? - wanna change the lens of my old specs (the shop where I made the specs at has closed down)
for your benefit : mr eyewear in the west.
central area plaza sing - KJ optometrists
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An option would be Shamir smart sv (AS WORN) 1.67 with bluezero as the clarity would be matched closer to what you are using right now. Bluezero would be to have the lessen/none yellowish hue.

You could also look towards what user eyezoneoptics recommends which is either the tokai Lutina or ashahi lenses which also has the closer to none/lessen yellowish hue.
Hi all,

Need some advice on lenses. Iím currently using Zeiss 1.67 Single Vision Superb + Duravision BlueProtect + iScription. Glasses have been in use for around 4 years, and looking to replace.

Read with interest that there are now blue-light blocking lenses which do not have a yellowish hue. Iím an amateur photographer and colour accuracy is ideal (although not critical). Also read that the Zeiss lenses (even without Bluprotect) now have a yellow tinge.

Lastly, wanted to get your feedback on whether iScription is worth the cost. My current pair of glasses is definitely clearer, but not sure if itís the freeform lenses, or iScription.

Given the following, not sure if the pros could recommend a couple of lense options? Itís been a while, so wanted to get myself updated.

My RX:
L: SPH -5.00, CYL -1.50, Axis 173
R: SPH -5.00, CYL -1.50, Axis 177

Thanks!
Hi Bro,

Both Tokai Lutina and Asahi Lite is almost clear but when viewing colours, colour accuracy might be affected. Colours tend to appear warmer too. If colour accuracy is of importance, i suggest going for just normal Lenses without Blue filter properties
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Hi there, frankly speaking, if you are happy with zeiss, stick to it.
Some people might be more particular about the hue of the lenses but i don't think you are based on how you are trying to ask for information.

I believe all 3 have good durability in their coating and if you don't do any rough activities with them, it will definitely reduce the chances of the coating peeling/damage.
Price range would be similar without iscription for the 3.

for your benefit : mr eyewear in the west.
central area plaza sing - KJ optometrists
Noted. The yellowish hue isn't a deal breaker for me, but I edit/print photos on a calibrated screen. In my case, I need to calibrate my screen by putting my glasses in between the calibration device and the monitor. Which is a really bad idea..

Hi Bro,

Both Tokai Lutina and Asahi Lite is almost clear but when viewing colours, colour accuracy might be affected. Colours tend to appear warmer too. If colour accuracy is of importance, i suggest going for just normal Lenses without Blue filter properties
Noted - thank you!
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Any comments (Pros/Cons) on Essilor stylistic wrap? TIA
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:46 PM   #5490
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Where got sell cheap rayban c/w prescriptions lans?

All shop are selling frame price around $299++ + lens $150++..
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