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Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 20 Dec 2011 9:48 pm

poodlek wrote:^^^^ Oops, found some old spam.

I was looking through to see if there's a particular shopping mall that's got a good selection of eyewear...sorta like a Funan for sunglasses? I'm in the market, have a few models in mind and want to see if I can get a better price. Is Queensway still a good option? I wasn't paying close attention last time I was there, but it seemed to me to be mostly sporting goods stores.
Peoples Park Center has several shops. I've been happy with an outfit on the second floor... left from the escalator just past the clothing shop. I don't buy prescription lenses. Service and price otherwise excellent.

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Post by ecureilx » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 7:25 am

I been trying various opticians in my many years here, and I have decided, and stick to Capitol Optics - for their professonal service, centralised records, and their trained opticians.

Had too many case at other places of the glasses giving me headache and then the frames not fitting after the order (the shop fellow - one of those hdb block shops - claimed that when i ordered I had come after shower and my face had shrunk .. and refused to remedy the fit .. other than trying to bend it ..)

I am on vision -4 .. so need to get it checked every year ... and have seen all the funny excuses for wrongly done glasses and always it was NYET - it is YOUR FAULT ..

Bit pricey, but since I switched to Capitol, never had any issues...
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Post by BillyB » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 12:34 pm

ecureilx wrote:I been trying various opticians in my many years here, and I have decided, and stick to Capitol Optics - for their professonal service, centralised records, and their trained opticians.

Had too many case at other places of the glasses giving me headache and then the frames not fitting after the order (the shop fellow - one of those hdb block shops - claimed that when i ordered I had come after shower and my face had shrunk .. and refused to remedy the fit .. other than trying to bend it ..)

I am on vision -4 .. so need to get it checked every year ... and have seen all the funny excuses for wrongly done glasses and always it was NYET - it is YOUR FAULT ..

Bit pricey, but since I switched to Capitol, never had any issues...
Moderators - that is a blatant advert! Ban him please!

Ecureilx; what exactly have you been smoking?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 1:11 pm

They only fixed his eyes, not his blain!
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 1:13 pm

Billy, speaking of toke'n on a number, what are you inhaling as well. How is that a blatant advert. I'd call it a blatant recommendation (especially if it's the higher priced spread).
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by ecureilx » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 1:31 pm

BillyB wrote: Moderators - that is a blatant advert! Ban him please!

Ecureilx; what exactly have you been smoking?
:D :D no smoking since my home ministry banned me from any smokes :D

Ah .. recommendation, not advert, and well, not a cheap one it is anyway ... so how ah ??? can or not ??? :D :D

SMS: and yes, they do fix my eyes proper and prim... and yes, apparently my brain fibre needs "some" fortification .. or so I am told :D and somebody is working on it .. in time for the new year .. :)

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 2:59 pm

@BillyB

You forgot to use this:

/sarcasm
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 3:12 pm

Nah, he didn't need it. Since when do I explain my moderator reactions? Just needed to make a barb at squirrel and it was a good opening. :wink:
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Post by BillyB » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 3:14 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Billy, speaking of toke'n on a number, what are you inhaling as well. How is that a blatant advert. I'd call it a blatant recommendation (especially if it's the higher priced spread).
advert, recommendation....all a similar lingo!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 3:16 pm

Advert : commercial interest

recommendation: no commercial interest / satisfied user

depends on who's doin' the talkin' thet's all.
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Post by nakatago » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 3:17 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Nah, he didn't need it. Since when do I explain my moderator reactions? Just needed to make a barb at squirrel and it was a good opening. :wink:
Well, if I weren't busy, I would have done so too. :P

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Post by ecureilx » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 3:21 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Nah, he didn't need it. Since when do I explain my moderator reactions? Just needed to make a barb at squirrel and it was a good opening. :wink:
And neither did I loose any sweat over our generous and Kind Mods Barbs :D :D

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Singapore Optical Care

Post by jdanthony77 » Fri, 06 Jan 2012 2:01 pm

Apparently, Singapore is one of the cheapest places in the world for optical care. This includes spectacle frames, lenses and contacts as well. This is second-hand information (I never got round to verifying it), but from personal experience (and that of others) this seems to be so.

Do bring your prescription with you if possible; most optical stores have in house eye checks, but from my experience they tend to over-prescribe (higher rating than necessary) and I ended up with some serious discomfort. Plus, back home you can have your eyes examined and obtain a prescription for free, no?

My wife buys contacts in bulk which they have to specially order for her, and apparently they're definitely a lot cheaper than back home in the UK.

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Re: Singapore Optical Care

Post by ecureilx » Fri, 06 Jan 2012 7:08 pm

jdanthony77 wrote:Apparently, Singapore is one of the cheapest places in the world for optical care. This includes spectacle frames, lenses and contacts as well. This is second-hand information (I never got round to verifying it), but from personal experience (and that of others) this seems to be so.
For glasses, Singapore is NOT the cheapest

My pair costs 500$ and it is not even top of the range .. just transition and HI, and a nikon frame ..

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Post by durain » Fri, 06 Jan 2012 10:49 pm

i think HK is the cheapest for branded glasses. maybe china or india cheapest for no-brand glasses? (harry porter style?)

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