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    IMO what you have choose should be around $300. Your 400 plus degree glass cost the most and multi coated. In Singapore, most of your $500 plus go to rent and the rest profit. Do check around even those bigger chain shops to get a feel.

    Every neighborhood got so many spectacle shops, they need to survive. If you have the means, to JB, it is at least 30% cheaper.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoolovical View Post

    Actually the last time I made spectacles in Shanghai, I could collect it within 2 hours. There was a spectacles 批发市场。Im guessing it wont take as long in Vietnam too..
    If it is made in 2 hours, the lenses are already pre-made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    Still in one piece though though these days i prefer to spend on camera lenses than spectacle lenses.

    Oakleys are extremely durable. Just make sure that you get the Titanium full frames, not the normal metal ones
    My previous Oakley was the normal metal type. And it's already quite durable..... considering how rough handling I was..... hit by balls, dropped on floor, slept on it etc.... haha..... The only reason why I changed to another spectacles was because the metal surface had some pitting marks, probably due to a combination of rough handling and sweat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by homerlikephoto View Post
    I went to my neighborhood spectacle store wanting to make a normal spectacle for myself as I know that those optical chain in shopping mall could be very expensive. I wanted a spectacle which I could use daily as I need to move around regularly in the day due to the nature of my job as a sales.
    To the shock of my life, the shop offered me $500 for a simple Korean non-branded frame and Hoya transition multi-coated lens of -400 degree.
    The shop owner told its the Hoya lens that is expensive and he had given me a very good discount already because I live around the area and was a return customer.
    I eventually walked away because I felt I was ripped off.

    Is there really a good place to make quality spectacle without spending a bomb in Singapore?
    You are likely to be over charged. Hoya multi-coated high index prescription lenses should be around $150-$170. I think most optical shops outsource this so can only give you discounts on the frame. Probably can negotiate for better discounts if you are a regular.

    Try Queensway shopping center.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post
    You are likely to be over charged. Hoya multi-coated high index prescription lenses should be around $150-$170. I think most optical shops outsource this so can only give you discounts on the frame. Probably can negotiate for better discounts if you are a regular. Try Queensway shopping center.
    Not with progressive lenses haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants

    You are likely to be over charged. Hoya multi-coated high index prescription lenses should be around $150-$170. I think most optical shops outsource this so can only give you discounts on the frame. Probably can negotiate for better discounts if you are a regular.

    Try Queensway shopping center.
    With transition, it will even be higher price. Optical shop get the lenses from hoya, so the cost price depend how much hoya charge the shop. After which shop need mark up for profit.

    sometime those big chain may have lower price for some items (that if.maybe during discount/sales, stock clearance etc).
    They able to get big bulk so can get at a lower cost price, hence more allowance to adjust the price.
    For neighbourhood shop, the more discount they give, the less profit they make.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelccm

    My previous Oakley was the normal metal type. And it's already quite durable..... considering how rough handling I was..... hit by balls, dropped on floor, slept on it etc.... haha..... The only reason why I changed to another spectacles was because the metal surface had some pitting marks, probably due to a combination of rough handling and sweat.
    Pitting mark most likely there some corrosion already. (or normal term, rust). As u mention due to sweat (salt).
    Titanium much more resistant to corrosion.

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    u want look like bmt recruit .. u pay $100
    u want look like superstar .. u pay $500

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post

    Oakleys are extremely durable. Just make sure that you get the Titanium full frames, not the normal metal ones
    Titanium full frame! Is that a new full frame sensor!?

    Back to topic, how about going for lasik?

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    Default Re: Why is making a spectacle could be so expensive in Singapore?

    I buy my spectacle once 3-4 year when I fly back to China, even in Guangzhou city, 100 sgd can make you a really top good spectacle in those chain retail glass shop,

    big shops normally ask you to wait 2-3 days, but some shops make it for u within 1-2 hours, depends on weather their craftman is in shop or not, or how many orders in their pending list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnycamera View Post
    I buy my spectacle once 3-4 year when I fly back to China, even in Guangzhou city, 100 sgd can make you a really top good spectacle in those chain retail glass shop,

    big shops normally ask you to wait 2-3 days, but some shops make it for u within 1-2 hours, depends on weather their craftman is in shop or not, or how many orders in their pending list.
    no need to fly back, can do it online. For less than $200, can get "Transitions like" adaptive and progressive lenses. But the frame is "branded" .

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    I am using a pair of Tag reflex. Very comfortable and light. Great for running as well.

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    Actually high Quility metal is use in Singapore spectacle that make spectacle so expensive..

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    Quote Originally Posted by soeypixels View Post
    u want look like bmt recruit .. u pay $100
    u want look like superstar .. u pay $500
    Under $10 get you this:


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    Quote Originally Posted by zoomevents View Post
    Actually high Quility metal is use in Singapore spectacle that make spectacle so expensive..
    Yeah.. along with high quality place and high quality staff

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    Quote Originally Posted by iguanavon View Post
    Back to topic, how about going for lasik?
    I have reservations about LASIK.

    Question is what happens after 40 when hyperopia sets in?

    The cornea is thinned during LASIK, hyperopia needs a thicker cornea to correct. You can't put back what was taken away. If your eye muscles can't work properly in a thicker regular corner, it's not likely to be able to cope with a thinner cornea. So how?

    Never mind, it's a future problem we shouldn't think about now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qystan View Post
    I have reservations about LASIK.

    Question is what happens after 40 when hyperopia sets in?

    The cornea is thinned during LASIK, hyperopia needs a thicker cornea to correct. You can't put back what was taken away. If your eye muscles can't work properly in a thicker regular corner, it's not likely to be able to cope with a thinner cornea. So how?

    Never mind, it's a future problem we shouldn't think about now?
    It can set in way earlier for the generation that starts staring at computer screens at an earlier age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qystan View Post
    I have reservations about LASIK.

    Question is what happens after 40 when hyperopia sets in?

    The cornea is thinned during LASIK, hyperopia needs a thicker cornea to correct. You can't put back what was taken away. If your eye muscles can't work properly in a thicker regular corner, it's not likely to be able to cope with a thinner cornea. So how?

    Never mind, it's a future problem we shouldn't think about now?
    My understanding with LASIK, it is *not* permanently obviating the need to wear glasses. so as a person ages, he/she will have to undergo 2 or more times of LASIK to correct this, first time being the common myopia (shortsightedness) and later presbyopia (farsightedness).
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    Quote Originally Posted by user12343 View Post
    My understanding with LASIK, it is *not* permanently obviating the need to wear glasses. so as a person ages, he/she will have to undergo 2 or more times of LASIK to correct this, first time being the common myopia (shortsightedness) and later presbyopia (farsightedness).
    I have doubts it can correct presbyopia after LASIK was previously done for myopia.

    Anyone knows for sure-meaning has personally done it.

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    From my friends who done it & from what I understand, LASIK won't correct the eyesight 100%. Most ppl I know they still have ard 100 degree left, part of it due farsighted eyesight in future.
    But think now there are new technology for eyesight correction.

    Some may not suitable go for LASIK.

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