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I just had frames filled yesterday. High-index 1.67, single vision with anti-reflective treatment for $171. My local boutique eyewear retailer wanted something like $350.

I asked the person at the counter about digital lenses and they said it's mostly for people with a higher prescription. Whereas I didn't meet that threshold, so they recommended standard conventional lenses.
 

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Where can one get good quality prescriptions lenses done at “reasonable” prices in NYC?

I have always gotten my lenses done at the eyewear shops from which I purchased the frames. But the shops tend to be very expensive for lenses and the lack of pricing transparency is unnerving. I would like to know my other options.
 

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I believe 1.67 are generally High Index lenses
Just had to look it up. Trivex is 1.53, whereas 1.67 refers to a specific variety of “High Index Plastic” as you say. I’d probably know these things if my vision Rx was stronger
 

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Would be cool if you could get lenses that are 6.9 or 4.20.
 

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Where can one get good quality prescriptions lenses done at “reasonable” prices in NYC?

I have always gotten my lenses done at the eyewear shops from which I purchased the frames. But the shops tend to be very expensive for lenses and the lack of pricing transparency is unnerving. I would like to know my other options.
Sorry might be answering the opposite of your question, but if your doing a tinted rx finding someone who can pick good color combos for JMM can be tricky. Anthony Aiden Opticians in NY, certainly not the cheapest, the owner had a really unique eye for color and his personal lightly tinted/gradiant frames looked sick. If your aren't doing a clear rx id have him run some ideas by you (completely changed what I wanted to do with my Ascari). Just shoot him straight with a budget can't see him wasting your time or up selling.

And now for something completely different

Favorite thing from trunk show Monday:
Not a particular frame, but a new clear glossy green acetate that is just sublime. Think half finished Jolly Rancher. Can't wait to see that material work it's way into some new frames, so far that I know it's just used on an upcoming collab (JMM AND Co) I can't imagine they'd let something so good come and go as a one off.

Also heard talk of an Ascari re release in solid black. New dream frame would the Ascari done in that new jolly rancher green.
 
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Where can one get good quality prescriptions lenses done at “reasonable” prices in NYC?

I have always gotten my lenses done at the eyewear shops from which I purchased the frames. But the shops tend to be very expensive for lenses and the lack of pricing transparency is unnerving. I would like to know my other options.
88 Optical in LES is a supposedly the best place to get cheap lenses. I can't speak to quality comparative to the Anthony Aiden lenses – and specifically the AR coating – we discussed, but presumably they will cost you less. They don't require you to have bought your frames there, which is the other appeal.
 

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Sorry might be answering the opposite of your question, but if your doing a tinted rx finding someone who can pick good color combos for JMM can be tricky. Anthony Aiden Opticians in NY, certainly not the cheapest, the owner had a really unique eye for color and his personal lightly tinted/gradiant frames looked sick. If your aren't doing a clear rx id have him run some ideas by you (completely changed what I wanted to do with my Ascari). Just shoot him straight with a budget can't see him wasting your time or up selling.

And now for something completely different

Favorite thing from trunk show Monday:
Not a particular frame, but a new candy apple green semi clear acetate that is just sublime. Think half finished Jolly Rancher green. Can't wait to see that material work it's way into some new frames, so far that I know it's just used on an upcoming collab (JMM AND Co) I can't imagine they'd let something so good come and go as a one off.

Also heard talk of an Ascari re release in solid black. New dream frame would the Ascari done in that new jolly rancher green acetate.
Interesting but errrr - aren’t candy apples red?
 

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