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    Zeiss Glass Lenses: $1400 !!! Really ???

    I'm looking to replace my prescription lenses. I just had an eye exam and I'm getting progressive lenses. I want to get Zeiss real glass lenses. Today, my optometrist said that Zeiss progressive glasses lenses, with my mild prescription will cost $1400. This seems outrageously expensive. Zeiss SmartLife High Index 1.67 polycarbonate lenses are $1100. Am I messing something? Am I being ripped off?

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    While I don't work with glass lenses or ZEISS at all, I know that they are quite expensive, especially if you're going for 1.9 index lenses, I've heard ZEISS is very high quality but that does seem a little extreme!
    Progressives add a lot of cost on too, I could see them being sold at such a price but it does seem a little high...
    Would like to hear from others what different glass lenses retail for at their locations!
    As for the 1.67 lenses, I assume you meant plastic not polycarbonate as poly can't be 1.67 index, unless you're referring to the fact CR-39 is technically a polycarbonate, if so I would avoid using the term due to potential confusion(and as far as I'm aware high-index plastics are Thiourethane anyway, right?). Personally I would never dream of selling 1.67 progressives for 1100 but I'm based in the UK, it's most likely vastly different over there.

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      #3
      Originally posted by davidhunternyc View Post
      I'm looking to replace my prescription lenses. I just had an eye exam and I'm getting progressive lenses. I want to get Zeiss real glass lenses. Today, my optometrist said that Zeiss progressive glasses lenses, with my mild prescription will cost $1400. This seems outrageously expensive. Zeiss SmartLife High Index 1.67 polycarbonate lenses are $1100. Am I messing something? Am I being ripped off?
      I would shop around. That does seem a bit excessive. If your RX is mild, and not higher than +/-4 i would not see the reason for doing a 1.67 and could stick to the polycarbonate instead. I know at our office, for the SmartLife high index 1.67 lenses with all the bells and whistles would cost around 500 less than what you were quoted.

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        #4
        Yeah I think I'd have to agree with Madelaine, have a shop around.
        Even our 1.74 Zeiss smartlife individual lenses are only £520 (which I believe is about $623). Obviously you then have the frame price, but even then you'd be hard pressed to get if to $1400, even if you had one of the most expensive designer frames we offer.

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          #5
          Is that $1400 just for the lenses? If it is, I have to ask what sort of glass they're using. Some obscure glass they found in a half million year old cave somewhere that had to be excavated over several years time with just a dental pick and Q-tips?

          We don't use Zeiss lenses where I work, but $1400 seems like over-the-top expensive.

          Self pay, no insurance, with the most expensive frame we sell and all the lens options we offer costs less than $1200.

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            #6
            Does this place take insurance? Because that sounds like insurance pricing.

            For those not in the know: Let's say you have insurance and you get $200 off on a frame. In reality, the optical will only get maybe $50 from the insurance company. So they jack up the price by $150 or so in order to offset the loss when the initial $200 gets shaved off. THIS especially applies to lenses that are outside of an insurance's lens formulary.

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              #7
              OP is a consumer, not an eyecare professional. Thread closed.

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