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Old 17-08-2020, 08:56 AM   #7126
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Hey, usually if you have high prescription, and itís just for NS, Any normal shop like owndays and zoff might be the choice for you. Going to neighbourhood shops prices might actually be higher. So at least should it get damaged, the replacement cost not so ďChorĒ.

Hi, I'm clueless about spectacles and, need helps with store recommendations for NS enlistment. I haven't yet do eye check up, my eyesight should be around 1000 degrees, -10.00 as the current spectacles I'm wearing is 800 degrees, -8.00.

Should I go Zoff, Owndays or neighborhood spectacle shops as I need it fast like within a month.

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Old 17-08-2020, 08:57 AM   #7127
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How bout traveling either to Jamco @Katong or kj optometrist @plaza sing?

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Any good place to look for Hoya lenses?
Near Buona Vista and can travel a bit.
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Old 17-08-2020, 08:58 AM   #7128
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Maybe Oakley might a good option. They have slim, thin frames that looks good. Prices about 200-300, look for the limit switch series or lizard.

Hi all,

Looking for lens/frame recommendations because my zoff frame broke thrice in 3 months.. I'm not too sure of my prescription, but I know that its not anything too serious. around 200-300 each eye? Budget will be around 300, but willing to increase to 400-500 if it is more value for money. I am quite happy with my zoff lens, but its just that the frame keeps breaking. However I am open to better ones.

Also, I stay around eunos if it helps.
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Old 17-08-2020, 11:54 AM   #7129
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I have decided to go for Silhouette rimless frames for single vision lens. Initially, I wanted to do Zeiss lens and I have been told by a spectacle shop in Queensway that I should be doing Hoya lens because they can do a better base curve for the lenses than Zeiss. This is because Zeiss lens is flatter and will not make the spectacle look "correct" with Silhouette. (FYI, the prescription is about -3.0 diopter)

The Hoya "Classic" (Nulux?) lens was quoted to be around $100 more than a Zeiss lens (both are 1.67). Is it true that Silhouette is better paired with Hoya lenses?

For single vision lenses, which brand and series is considered to be the better lens in the market? I do believe in optics is important.
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Old 17-08-2020, 12:20 PM   #7130
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If you prefer lenses that are more curve, yes hoya can do it better however It is not the nulux, instead it should be Hilux. Nulux is flatter as compared to hilux which is used usually for curved Oakley frames too.

Is your silhouette frame more curved? Do take note if the frames are naturally more curved it might take a few days of adjustment to the vision.

I have decided to go for Silhouette rimless frames for single vision lens. Initially, I wanted to do Zeiss lens and I have been told by a spectacle shop in Queensway that I should be doing Hoya lens because they can do a better base curve for the lenses than Zeiss. This is because Zeiss lens is flatter and will not make the spectacle look "correct" with Silhouette. (FYI, the prescription is about -3.0 diopter)

The Hoya "Classic" (Nulux?) lens was quoted to be around $100 more than a Zeiss lens (both are 1.67). Is it true that Silhouette is better paired with Hoya lenses?

For single vision lenses, which brand and series is considered to be the better lens in the market? I do believe in optics is important.
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Old 17-08-2020, 12:32 PM   #7131
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If you prefer lenses that are more curve, yes hoya can do it better however It is not the nulux, instead it should be Hilux. Nulux is flatter as compared to hilux which is used usually for curved Oakley frames too.

Is your silhouette frame more curved? Do take note if the frames are naturally more curved it might take a few days of adjustment to the vision.
I am looking at Silhouette frame Essence series, https://www.silhouette.com/en/optica...ssence/do/4540 they do not look very curved to me. Your idea on that?
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Old 17-08-2020, 12:39 PM   #7132
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Hahah I think they will be. There are consequences if you use flatter lenses. It will cause the frame to widen up thus may not give you too much of the wrap around frame fit that you originally felt. Thus curved lens would come into the picture to enable that.

I am looking at Silhouette frame Essence series, https://www.silhouette.com/en/optica...ssence/do/4540 they do not look very curved to me. Your idea on that?
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Old 17-08-2020, 12:43 PM   #7133
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Hahah I think they will be. There are consequences if you use flatter lenses. It will cause the frame to widen up thus may not give you too much of the wrap around frame fit that you originally felt. Thus curved lens would come into the picture to enable that.
Ahh I see, didn't know that Silhouette look curved. My idea of curved are those aviation glasses. Thank you for helping out!

By the way, Hoya lenses cost more than Zeiss for this curvature?
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Old 17-08-2020, 11:18 PM   #7134
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Office Progressives?

Hi! I'm thinking of making office type progressives. Wondering if you folks here have any feedback on Zoff vs Owndays vs other shops.
Visited some shops but all they would say is that they can't comment and I have to try it out for myself to see if I like it.
I'm mainly concerned about the loss of peripheral clarity and if I can get used to it.
Thanks for your advice!
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Old 18-08-2020, 12:11 AM   #7135
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Office lenses works fine, I suggest going for Brands that works fine for the general population. Lenses like zeiss office lens or Hoya workstyle is fine. No matter there will be some small distortion but itís inevitable.

Hi! I'm thinking of making office type progressives. Wondering if you folks here have any feedback on Zoff vs Owndays vs other shops.
Visited some shops but all they would say is that they can't comment and I have to try it out for myself to see if I like it.
I'm mainly concerned about the loss of peripheral clarity and if I can get used to it.
Thanks for your advice!
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Old 21-08-2020, 12:00 PM   #7136
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Actually is transition lens ok to wear currently? Does it look weird?
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Old 21-08-2020, 12:21 PM   #7137
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Not at all. In fact itís recommended if you feel that sunlight is too glaring.

Actually is transition lens ok to wear currently? Does it look weird?
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Old 21-08-2020, 12:32 PM   #7138
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Not at all. In fact itís recommended if you feel that sunlight is too glaring.
If indoors lighting too bright will cause transition to turn black as well?
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Old 21-08-2020, 12:48 PM   #7139
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That depends if you lenses is exposed to UV. If your window pane is uv protected then no it will not turn dark.
If not then unfortunately it will turn darker.

If indoors lighting too bright will cause transition to turn black as well?
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Old 21-08-2020, 01:37 PM   #7140
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I wanna make a specs.
But not sure what to choose. But probably have transition and PC protection together with progressive lens.
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