Wah you have been ripped off... or rather that guy is trying to rip you off. Go to Queensway for a variety plus good reasonable prices. I personally only wear Oakleys because I am an active person... I perspire so much that anything else rust on my face lol.
Korean brand plus HOYA should be approx 200 - 300 bucks tops. Hoya lenses are pretty good. My Oakleys are fitted with one and that one is pretty clear and smooth when I wipe with a cloth.
Canon 7D + Canon 24-105mmL , 17-55mm F2.8, 10-22mm.
You confirmed ganna ripped off, the shop is not ethical.
I got my Korean made no brand frame plus multicoat lens for $100+ at Pearl Optics Kovan branch at only. Want to buy rubber hooks and they gave those to me free too.
$500 plus was what I paid for my Tag Heuer some 5 years ago and that frame lasted me 5 years plus before I finally broke it from the years of daily wear, abuses, job accidents and sleeping while wearing it. Best money spend.
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wow now HCM City got female limo drivers . straight into cite center express service...hmm.
anyway if the cost of replacing your specs are expensive and you are doing on a yearly basis, but your eyesight has sort of stabilized, you may wish to consider getting lasik.
err. but I have 6/6 vision heh no wear specs. only thing when very tired is see bokeh balls only.
Go to JB. Very cheap. Wait one or 2 hours. Actually I suspect this is the MO. Optical Shops open in SG. They pay for rental, renovation and some staff. They get SG customers' orders. They tell SG customers waiting/process time is 1 or 2 weeks. Every few days, a batch process of orders is sent to JB outlet of same chain. The glass/plastic lenses are cut and fitted. Sent to SG to customers. Make at JB cost, charge SG prices.
Last edited by ricohflex; 15th October 2013 at 09:37 PM.
but to be fair, U were going for a pair of Hoya transitions multi-coated. U pay for quality though I'm quite sure u prob can make the same for around $300 without frame if u ask around more.
I'm myopic 800 degrees and astig around 200 for both eyes and make multi-coated , high index 1.6 glasses and the glasses alone cost me around $200 plus w/o frame as a comparison.
"You will not be remembered for the gear you used, but by the photographs you created"
one im using now is a cheap $50 specs..antique nerd looking type..serve me well for the past 5 years...
think i need to redo my specs soon..
Btw, with regards to the cost of spectacle lenses, transition, hi-index,multi coating.... all these will add up to the cost of the lenses very quickly.
Canon 650D|Panasonic LX3 / LX5
50mm f/1.8 | 85mm f/1.8 | 12-24mm f/4 | 28-75mm f/2.8
• businessmen make big profits from spectacles.
• frames become fashion statements
• optometrists try to convince you to buy one set of spectacles for normal use; and another for using the PC
• you need yet another 3rd set of sunshades to look cool
That being said, I'm saving up for Porsche Design or Oakley frames with Nikon prescription lenses. Durable and extremely clear, with distortion control. I'm prepared to part with at least 2k