Well I've had new lenses put into some new frames and so far so good. I don't have private health insurance, so looking for a rebate was out of the question. The frames that I wanted were $AUD 395 at home and was quoted $AUD 600 for my prescription lenses. Grand total of $AUD 995.
Did a fair bit of Internet searching and paid $AUD 142 for the same frames. Paid $AUD 115 for my lenses at Optik Seis at Discovery Mall for a grand total of $AUD 258.
Is the quality of the lenses as good as at home, well only time will tell. I've either scored a real bargin, or the quality that I'm looking for is going to cost me and extra $AUD 115 bucks back home that I paid in Bali.
On a sour note. While the Mrs and daughter did some shopping at Kuta Art Market, the son and I went for a walk along Kuta beach and I've never seen it as bad as it was. The rubbish, coconuts, trees, etc was piled that high that it stretched all the way to Legian. Seriously, you would need 50 dump trucks to move it, and it stinks.
We have friends who haven't been to Bali for a long time and friend who have never been, who want to come with us next time, how do you show them this mess that we call paradise. :-(
Still getting 10.300 to the $ and the weather has been great. A little bit of rain but mostly at night.