Got into a discussion with a friend, and it seems that more folks pay for fashion/good looking frames, and often forget about the quality of lenses trying to save $$$ since they pay so much for the frames already.
As a photographer, I can appreciate good glass, and was wondering what is the current leader(s) in high to very high quality spectacle lenses that won;lt break the bank? Interestingly, Carl Zeiss blanks would have costed $160+. I thought they went for much higher than that.
Schott? (Doubt if can get easily)
Also, any lobangs or anyone practise getting their prescription, then buying lens blanks in their prescription online to save costs?
An optical shop I spoke to dissed Zeiss and tried to recommend OSA saying that Zeiss didn;t specialise in spectacle lenses, whereas OSA did. I did a search and found http://www.osa.com.sg/about.asp
Share your thoughts please and help me make a decision on my next pair of lenses.