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    Metal frames and indexes

    Hello,

    If your business primarily sells metal frames and your standard index is 1.56 what powers should you stock up to until you start with a 1.6, Poly or 1.67 index.

    I was thinking 1.56 from -2.50 sphere until -0.75 cyl And start 1.6 from -2.75 and up

    Using 1.56 Aspheric would it be better than using 1.6 in terms of thin and light weight.


    What are your thoughts?

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    Well my first thought would be, why the heck is 1.56 your standard index???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwill212 View Post
    Well my first thought would be, why the heck is 1.56 your standard index???

    Far east supplier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwill212 View Post
    Well my first thought would be, why the heck is 1.56 your standard index???
    Cost price is the same as 1.5.

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    Cost price is the same as 1.5.
    This probably explains why one of my labs has SV Hi-Vex 1.56 lenses priced less than trivex.

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    I'm finding 1.56 is commonly the same price as 1.5 these days on the "less expensive" end.

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