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Old 23-07-2019, 06:27 PM   #5911
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Hi guys,

I was quoted S$1368 for the Zeiss progressive lens 1.6.
Is the normal price range or I can get a better price by sourcing around other shops?

Thanks in advance.
Better to check overseas like Bangkok or Manila.
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Old 23-07-2019, 06:47 PM   #5912
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Honestly, not many places will take up this job UNLESS you are fine with accidental damage to your frame or lens or both. Most place wonít bear the warranty/risk unless you give them the go ahead to do it. You got them both overseas?
Yes, no problem, can bring back and get them to fix it up. Thanks again for all your unselfishness replies for this sub forum
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Old 24-07-2019, 06:53 PM   #5913
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what kind of lenses should i go for

if my degree is 100 for one eye, 125 for the other.
with slight astig.

use my handphone quite often so im thinking the blue ray thing should be quite handy too?

I'm also not sure if i should get the transition kind of lenses to help with the sunlight in the times when im out in the sun.

what do you guys suggest?


are all these anti blue ray + transition a must have in current prescription lenses ?


If so, what brand lenses will you all recommend? and what will be the prices i will be looking at?
I already got my frame. just need the lens.

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Old 24-07-2019, 07:41 PM   #5914
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what kind of lenses should i go for

if my degree is 100 for one eye, 125 for the other.
with slight astig.

use my handphone quite often so im thinking the blue ray thing should be quite handy too?

I'm also not sure if i should get the transition kind of lenses to help with the sunlight in the times when im out in the sun.

what do you guys suggest?


are all these anti blue ray + transition a must have in current prescription lenses ?


If so, what brand lenses will you all recommend? and what will be the prices i will be looking at?
I already got my frame. just need the lens.
Hi Sherra,

HEV(blue filter) & transition/photochromic lenses are considered add-ons based on individual requirements. (E.g. HEV filter for long hours in front of electronic devices, Transition/Photochromic lenses for long hours under the sun.)

For HEV filters + photochromic lens, you can consider Kodak Evoblue.
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Old 24-07-2019, 10:38 PM   #5915
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Hi Sherra,

HEV(blue filter) & transition/photochromic lenses are considered add-ons based on individual requirements. (E.g. HEV filter for long hours in front of electronic devices, Transition/Photochromic lenses for long hours under the sun.)

For HEV filters + photochromic lens, you can consider Kodak Evoblue.

okay..
may i know the reason behind the particular brand recommendation?
Not doubting your recommendation, but i dont do much spectacles shopping, and the few brands im only familiar with are carl zeiss, hoya, and crizal.

Even then within this 3 brands, i dont know which is superior.
So will like to understand better.
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Old 25-07-2019, 01:13 AM   #5916
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Hi all, I am looking to buy a new pair of spectacles which is Budget friendly, which shop would you guys recommend? Iím looking to get a pair of glass <$100. I am not familiar with glasses as Iíve been buying mine from my neighbourhood shops and realised that I could get a similar specs at cheaper price. I bought my spectacles @ $180 and my friend told me he bought his from a shop at Sim Lim for only $130 with crizal lens
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Old 25-07-2019, 12:26 PM   #5917
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okay..
may i know the reason behind the particular brand recommendation?
Not doubting your recommendation, but i dont do much spectacles shopping, and the few brands im only familiar with are carl zeiss, hoya, and crizal.

Even then within this 3 brands, i dont know which is superior.
So will like to understand better.
Hi!

Thats the only brand with HEV(Blue) Absorb (~94% filter) technology built into the material + changes colour under the sun, while the rest(Essilor, zeiss, hoya) depends on a layer of blue coating on the lens surface to reflect away up to 30% HEV(Blue) light.

In terms of value for money & good protection, Kodak Evoblue would be recommended.


Quick illustration of the difference between Blue reflect & Blue absorb

Light Spectrum (Left side of chart being most harmful to humans):


Blue Reflect lenses block up to 30% across whole blue spectrum (~400-500nm)


Blue Absorb lenses block up to 94% of the high energy waves(up to 420nm), while letting the rest of beneficial blue light in.(~420-500nm)


disclaimer: straight lines are drawn to make it easier for me to draw :X Actual lines are not as straight as what is illustrated
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Old 25-07-2019, 05:13 PM   #5918
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Hi!

Thats the only brand with HEV(Blue) Absorb (~94% filter) technology built into the material + changes colour under the sun, while the rest(Essilor, zeiss, hoya) depends on a layer of blue coating on the lens surface to reflect away up to 30% HEV(Blue) light.

In terms of value for money & good protection, Kodak Evoblue would be recommended.


Quick illustration of the difference between Blue reflect & Blue absorb

Light Spectrum (Left side of chart being most harmful to humans):


Blue Reflect lenses block up to 30% across whole blue spectrum (~400-500nm)


Blue Absorb lenses block up to 94% of the high energy waves(up to 420nm), while letting the rest of beneficial blue light in.(~420-500nm)


disclaimer: straight lines are drawn to make it easier for me to draw :X Actual lines are not as straight as what is illustrated
Thanks for for enlightening.
I went to a store, they don't have evoblue but instead evosun.
Is the evoblue technology in it and the range I can get is evosun?
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Old 25-07-2019, 05:28 PM   #5919
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Thanks for for enlightening.
I went to a store, they don't have evoblue but instead evosun.
Is the evoblue technology in it and the range I can get is evosun?
Not the same 🤭

EvoSun = Photochromic only
EvoBlue = Photochromic + 94% HEV(Blue) light filter

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Old 25-07-2019, 11:56 PM   #5920
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Not the same 🤭

EvoSun = Photochromic only
EvoBlue = Photochromic + 94% HEV(Blue) light filter



ahh i saw the Clean N Clear in the catalog though?
could it be that ? i asked for evoblue the guy say dont have then he said evosun , which i went ahead thinking its is the same with the technology inside.
shucks.
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Old 26-07-2019, 11:27 AM   #5921
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ahh i saw the Clean N Clear in the catalog though?
could it be that ? i asked for evoblue the guy say dont have then he said evosun , which i went ahead thinking its is the same with the technology inside.
shucks.
Clean N Clear refers to the coating😂
Next time then get the HEV(Blue) filter lenses ba
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Old 27-07-2019, 12:30 AM   #5922
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Hi, besides owndays, any other places to check out for magnetic snap-on shades? $ wise seems like snap on cheaper than 2 glasses. Thanks.
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Old 27-07-2019, 10:29 AM   #5923
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I'm using evoblue and prevencia. Prevencia doesn't block sun or glare as well. Blue light wise, about the same, but prevencia much more yellow.
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Old 27-07-2019, 12:03 PM   #5924
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Hi, besides owndays, any other places to check out for magnetic snap-on shades? $ wise seems like snap on cheaper than 2 glasses. Thanks.
Maybe something like this?




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Old 27-07-2019, 01:33 PM   #5925
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I'm using evoblue and prevencia. Prevencia doesn't block sun or glare as well. Blue light wise, about the same, but prevencia much more yellow.
hi prevencia is not a sunglass lens. it will only block off blue light and not glare and 'sun'
sunglasses should be considered if you want to reduce glare. If not, transitions..
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