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Old 12-06-2019, 10:56 AM   #5686
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I am looking for some frames only. Want something good value and don't care about brand. Should I buy online or from shops? Any recommendations on places to buy?
Online many..
but buy online, no warranty, cant adjust...

even though its good value, but may not actually be worth the cost savings.
you get from a shop, they are bound to service/adjust for you...


sure, you can bring it to any shop. but imagine if i bring food home cooked food to a cafe sit down and eat... same logic...
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Old 12-06-2019, 10:58 AM   #5687
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Hi experts out there, recently I saw few postings in Carousell selling Lindberg frames for eg Model 9707 at $280, 9711 at $280 and others. Are they genuine? Thanks in advance.

https://sg.carousell.com/p/%F0%9F%9A...e=type_suggest
sometimes, if the deal is too good to be through... it might just be...
personally, i think they are not. the prices is too low for it to be genuine... but nothing wrong with buying unauthentic goods... i just despise those who know it is unauthentic but state it is authentic. Just distasteful..
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Old 12-06-2019, 11:08 AM   #5688
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sometimes, if the deal is too good to be through... it might just be...
personally, i think they are not. the prices is too low for it to be genuine... but nothing wrong with buying unauthentic goods... i just despise those who know it is unauthentic but state it is authentic. Just distasteful..
Hi, thanks for the reply and I feel too that the price is way too low as far as a consumer is concerned. Haa
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Old 12-06-2019, 11:14 AM   #5689
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Online many..
but buy online, no warranty, cant adjust...

even though its good value, but may not actually be worth the cost savings.
you get from a shop, they are bound to service/adjust for you...


sure, you can bring it to any shop. but imagine if i bring food home cooked food to a cafe sit down and eat... same logic...
Adjust spectacles is very easy.. I done that for my wife also. Buy online most important thing is check the dimension of the frames.. If it is close to the one u wearing it is good to go. If u scare go any optical shop to try out the frames before u buy online. On adjusting plastic frame u only need a hair dryer.. For metal frame u need pliers.. Sleeve the claws with rubber tubes
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Old 12-06-2019, 11:32 AM   #5690
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Oh. So meaning will be even thinner than 1.74 index lenses of the same degrees?
If your degree is pretty high and wants even thinner lenses, look out for lenticular-cut lenses. Not many shops have though, gotta ask around.

Lenticular-cut will make your lenses ~30% thinner, even if using the same index (E.g. 1.74 index)
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Old 12-06-2019, 11:39 AM   #5691
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Way too Low.......

Hi, thanks for the reply and I feel too that the price is way too low as far as a consumer is concerned. Haa
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Old 12-06-2019, 11:47 AM   #5692
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Adjust spectacles is very easy.. I done that for my wife also. Buy online most important thing is check the dimension of the frames.. If it is close to the one u wearing it is good to go. If u scare go any optical shop to try out the frames before u buy online. On adjusting plastic frame u only need a hair dryer.. For metal frame u need pliers.. Sleeve the claws with rubber tubes
Good for you if you can adjust yourself.. However, there are many more sensitive people and harder to adjust frames/face shapes so it might not be that straight forward all the time...
Even though i am trained, i would not dare say adjusting specs is easy...

for you it may work, checking the dimensions etc - also, good for you.. but fitting is also very important especially so for those people with custom made lenses - e.g progressives/computer lenses.
if you are wearing a single vision lenses which i assume you are, of course everything is smooth. things will be very different when a progressive lens come into play...

i admire the fact that you make things sound so easy but in actual fact, all of us in the trade wish adjusting specs were that easy...
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Old 12-06-2019, 12:58 PM   #5693
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anyway i can test my eye degrees?

i did not wear any spec but i suspect my left eye is getting bad tht i need a spec
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Old 12-06-2019, 01:52 PM   #5694
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Old 12-06-2019, 02:11 PM   #5695
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Online many..
but buy online, no warranty, cant adjust...

even though its good value, but may not actually be worth the cost savings.
you get from a shop, they are bound to service/adjust for you...


sure, you can bring it to any shop. but imagine if i bring food home cooked food to a cafe sit down and eat... same logic...
Thanks for your reply. I understand the risks but I want to try and see.

My size is 51,19,145 and 30 measured myself.

Problem is searching by size. Normal website like Lazada, Quo10 have to click first to see.

Seems like there are a few American websites where i can search by size, but any recommendation for local places?
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Old 12-06-2019, 04:44 PM   #5696
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Old 12-06-2019, 05:15 PM   #5697
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BTW, now a day, I see monitor too long than my eyes will be blur... So is what ah?
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What’s your age group roughly now? How Long do you use the computer per day?

BTW, now a day, I see monitor too long than my eyes will be blur... So is what ah?
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Old 12-06-2019, 06:32 PM   #5699
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Mid 30, 8hour on PC. I work @ office.

Whatís your age group roughly now? How Long do you use the computer per day?
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Old 13-06-2019, 11:14 AM   #5700
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I don’t even dare to mention that frame adjustment and alignment is easy too!

Totally agree with you.

Perhaps he understand his own facial shape and own requirement upon fitting him. So it will be easy for him.

But for us, we fit many kind of headshape and it’s really tedious when the headshape are odd and patient’s requirement such as the frame temple has to align on the table when their ear levels is uneven.

Good for you if you can adjust yourself.. However, there are many more sensitive people and harder to adjust frames/face shapes so it might not be that straight forward all the time...
Even though i am trained, i would not dare say adjusting specs is easy...

for you it may work, checking the dimensions etc - also, good for you.. but fitting is also very important especially so for those people with custom made lenses - e.g progressives/computer lenses.
if you are wearing a single vision lenses which i assume you are, of course everything is smooth. things will be very different when a progressive lens come into play...

i admire the fact that you make things sound so easy but in actual fact, all of us in the trade wish adjusting specs were that easy...
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