This.v12 wrote:Lens pricing is highly depending on the lens type. Astigmatic lenses are expensive. Higher negative dioptre lenses tend to be from material with higher refraction indexes (to avoid the very thick outer sides) and as such also more expensive. (Multi-) Coated lenses are even more expensive.
I've given up trying to explain to other glasses wearers (usually + or - 1 or 2) why my super ultra thin lenses (+5) are so expensive, especially in Cambodia ($600 + frames).
Got mine online (UK company) for $300, including DHL delivery, for two pairs, normal and sunglasses.
I hate having to wear glasses (since I was 8yo; anyone remember National Health specs?). That's why I get riled at hipster types wearing fake glasses.