What is your budget?You want "stylo-milo" frame, normal looking frame etc? If you want light, you can also go plastic.
What was your previous degree? Do you have astigmatism. If you tio "old flower eye" then lens even more expensive. Lens got different types, I've used:
Hoya - good
Crizial - terrible
Zeiss - fantastic
A decent pair with progressive will set you back about 450+. If you get the Carl Zeiss "digital" lens, it'll jump to 700 (last I remember).
Go look see look see what type of frame you like. Shops that I have used and find good:
Tampines 1 (L2 or L3 just in front of the escalator).
The Bencoolen (Bugis area)
Wa lao…. si bey expensive...
i didn't study much, so graduated without glasses, but retribution lor, cos had to read a lot when started working, so did my first pair glasses mid-20s. Lasted me ~6 yr, with only 100 deg and only one side. When i did 2nd pair (for wedding) on titanium, strangely deg didn't change much. Stuck with that pair for ~10 yr, and did a 3rd abt 4-5 ago, this time with astig on i think the side that was zero-deg.
The first 2 pairs were prob around $100-150 while the 3rd was just less than $200.
Now while 'old flower eye' kicked in, smart phones and tablets in the last few years have made my eye sight worse.
Was thinking whether can get another decent pair at $200, or maybe up it to $300, but now sounds like it's not gonna be so cheap??
When you said the lens have different types, and the terrible vs fantastic, is based on what comparison criteria huh? Pray tell...
when i first did my progressive, the shop recommend me Ray-Ban titanium, cost me more than $600 and it didn't last 2 years
but i still won't go for lasik
On lasik, i once asked a friend whose deg quite high, why wouldn't he consider it. Then he said as far as he knows, no eye doctor has ever gone for lasik, so there must be a reason why… dun know where he got the info from...
For frames, I only go for Seiko or Nikon titanium. But, it's a challenge to find now. Bang for bucks; suit Asian face perfectly w/o sliding down. Great nose pad.
For lenses, I still stick to old skool glass. Cheap and good, sharp vision; scratch resistance to the max.
Trying to avoid progressive lenses as far as possible. Very expensive and no glass option. Hahaha....
Thanks, you mean progressive is only plastic?
Anyway, between plastic and glass lens, what are the pros and cons?
On the frame, I have impression that plastic breaks easier so would prefer something more lasting (like one titanium pair lasted me 10 yr…)