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7 hours ago, KittenKong said:

This was for progressive lenses and the total cost was around 5000B.

That's very cheap for Thailand, I have been quoted B8k to B12k around Pattaya.

 

Am getting a new pair of lenses in HCMC next week so will post the price for comparison, I'm expecting it to be around B1,500 max.

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21 hours ago, LongTimeLurker said:

That's very cheap for Thailand, I have been quoted B8k to B12k around Pattaya.

 

Am getting a new pair of lenses in HCMC next week so will post the price for comparison, I'm expecting it to be around B1,500 max.

I was quoted B20k for no line bifocals with the thin lens type. That's just for the lenses. I had my own frame and prescription.

 

(I got them made when I went back to the USA instead)

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On 12/17/2018 at 6:23 PM, LongTimeLurker said:

That's very cheap for Thailand, I have been quoted B8k to B12k around Pattaya.

Yes, I wondered about that too. I suspect that there may have been some major lack of comprehension on one or both sides.

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For a cheap option there's OWNDAYS Japanese brand shop in Central Marina and Terminal 21, they have only their own frame but at fixed price, you shop around for the frame where there's price displayed for a couple of lens option like high index, transition and even progressive or tinted and that's all the price you pay, around 2-3,000 baht and they take you for the eye test,

 

The appeal is that the price sticker is clearly displayed when browsing, including all the lens option and no need to upsell you to more expensive lenses after the eye exam. 

 

then you pay and they make the lens while you wait, around 30- 45 minutes, you can come back and pick up later while you walk around the mall, no need for weeks of waiting for lens, they always have the lens in stock.

 

Compared to ubiquitous Top Charoen, the staff operating the eye exam is probably slightly better trained, but the stock of lens and the style of frames offered for the price all under 4000 baht is appealing and with the fixed price concept, going to get a new glasses can be intimidating when you have a budget but the shop insist that you must have this lens and they only have stock of that lens can balloon into very expensive affair

 

If you're used to expensive glasses and prescription, it doesn't compare of course, but it's good for taking the kids or girlfriend

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Owndays does not do quick progressives. They send them out. Not sure I have confidence in their testing for progressives either. It's kind of an emphasis on fashion place.

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I have a rare condition on my right eye , a mono double vision. 

I don't know if glasses will help, also my right eye can not focus from distance .

Maybe I should just visit First Optics and do a test ? 

 

 

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I've had eye tests in Pattaya (Euro Optics, Pattaya Optical) and would suggest a UK NHS eye test is vastly superior. Retinal imaging, pressure (glaucoma) and peripheral vision all included in the UK test.

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19 minutes ago, HauptmannUK said:

I've had eye tests in Pattaya (Euro Optics, Pattaya Optical) and would suggest a UK NHS eye test is vastly superior. Retinal imaging, pressure (glaucoma) and peripheral vision all included in the UK test.

Yes, I always get mine done at Boots in the UK. Simply no comparison.

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1 hour ago, balo said:

I have a rare condition on my right eye , a mono double vision. 

I don't know if glasses will help, also my right eye can not focus from distance .

Maybe I should just visit First Optics and do a test ?

It cant do any harm to ask him though if you have any sort of medical condition you may need more specialist attention than he can provide.

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On 12/17/2018 at 4:23 PM, LongTimeLurker said:

Am getting a new pair of lenses in HCMC next week so will post the price for comparison, I'm expecting it to be around B1,500 max.

Got my new progressive lenses. US$45 plus $2 for delivery. Same day service (eye test 11 am and glasses delivered at 5pm)

 

$47 ~ Baht 1,504

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On 12/21/2018 at 8:15 PM, digbeth said:

For a cheap option there's OWNDAYS Japanese brand shop in Central Marina and Terminal 21, they have only their own frame but at fixed price, you shop around for the frame where there's price displayed for a couple of lens option like high index, transition and even progressive or tinted and that's all the price you pay, around 2-3,000 baht and they take you for the eye test,

 

The appeal is that the price sticker is clearly displayed when browsing, including all the lens option and no need to upsell you to more expensive lenses after the eye exam. 

 

then you pay and they make the lens while you wait, around 30- 45 minutes, you can come back and pick up later while you walk around the mall, no need for weeks of waiting for lens, they always have the lens in stock.

 

Compared to ubiquitous Top Charoen, the staff operating the eye exam is probably slightly better trained, but the stock of lens and the style of frames offered for the price all under 4000 baht is appealing and with the fixed price concept, going to get a new glasses can be intimidating when you have a budget but the shop insist that you must have this lens and they only have stock of that lens can balloon into very expensive affair

 

If you're used to expensive glasses and prescription, it doesn't compare of course, but it's good for taking the kids or girlfriend

 

Owndays prices are just ridiculous compared to the only honest shop in Thailand, First optic.

Owndays frames are $1 frames that even Chinese people do not want to wear.

Owndays are perfectly ridiculous, and it's very easy to understand for anybody not totally insane.

 

 

 

 

 

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On 12/15/2018 at 9:17 PM, talahtnut said:

I have used Charoen Optics in Pattaya Klang.

Really nice service, a bit cheaper than UK,

They even used my old frames at my request.

Not sure of my spelling of Charoen.

Sorry, but prices have plummeted in the UK, far cheaper than Thailand.

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