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BANGKOK 26 June 2019 20:02
Grin Grasser

Eyeglass shop in Pattaya to recommend ?

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I had a cataract operation on one eye and will probably get an operation on the other eye in a month or two.

 

In the meantime, my opthamologist (sp?) suggested that I replaced one lens in my corrective eyeglasses (prescription) with a clear plastic lens. 

 

In Pattaya on 2nd Road, vicinity of The Avenue mall and soi 13, one optical shop wanted 1,000 baht to put in one clear lens and tried to talk me into replacing the other prescription lens to have two matching lens, after I explained that the other eye would be operated on soon.

 

The price seemed rather high.  And the sales talk on two lenses was off-putting.

 

Any recommendation on an eyeglass or optical shop in Pattaya, where I can pay a lower price for a clear plastic lens?\

 

Thanks in advance.

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Yes definitely go to First Optic.

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I suspect your new eye has good distance vision so you should be able to go without glasses until other eye operation unless driving or need to read.  Or just remove the lens that is not required and forget the looks for a couple weeks.  

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Thanks for recommendations on an eyeglass shop.

 

I thought the 1,000 baht offer for a single clear plastic lens seemed too high, because.  Mr. DIY store sold sunglasses and reading glasses for 40 baht and up, a sidewalk vendor on 2nd Road across from The Avenue mall was selling reading glasses for 100 baht, and a vendor on the ground floor of Tukcom building on Pattaya South Road sold sunglasses and reading glasses for 39 baht.  Maybe I could find a clear lens of approximate shape that I could tape into my eye frame?

I checked for location of First Optical on map.google.com .  Unfortunately, it was in an area that I am not familiar with.  Before trying to find my way there, I thought I give Pattaya Central Road a try.

 

Going to Big C Extra, I have seen several optical shops on Pattaya Central Road, near 2nd Road.  

 

I stopped in two optical stores.  One (I cannot recall the name) was on the first optical store on the NW corner of Pattaya Central Road, near 2nd Road.  The male service rep said that for one clear plastic lens the cost would be 600 baht, a better grade of plastic lens cost 1200 baht, and the replacement lens could be placed in my frame in 10 minutes.

 

The second shop I visited was June Optic.  The lady rep, whose name was June, said that she recommended a clear plastic lens with UV protection for 600 baht, which could be done in 15 minutes.  She said that also available was a non-UV lens for 500 baht.  I selected e UV lens.  The lens was cut and inserted in 10 minutes.  A screw replaced the staple holding an eyepad in place and a cloth wipe for eyeglasses was given to me.  No extra charges.  Highly satisfactory service.

 

Thanks again for your help.

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22 hours ago, Grin Grasser said:

a vendor on the ground floor of Tukcom building on Pattaya South Road sold sunglasses and reading glasses for 39 baht. .....

I checked for location of First Optical on map.google.com .  Unfortunately, it was in an area that I am not familiar with. 

First Optical is about 5 minutes walk from TukCom.

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First optical is number one in my book. Good service fair prices. I have used him for several years, no problems. Just south of tuk com. Google maps knows all. 

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Maria at Euro Optic, opposite Ripleys, has always done a great job for me.

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Maria did vari-focals, with Hoya lenses, photo-chromic and all the coatings and titanium frames for Bht 20,000.

My current ones are from KT Optic in Phitsanulok and are THE BEST I have ever had, Bht 22,000.

You get what you pay for.

 

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5 minutes ago, lopburi3 said:

Guess that is in the eye of the beholder.  I was very happy with glasses I obtained for about 3,000 baht from Zenni. 

As was I, ultra thin progressive lenses, metal frames, nice quality and good service at 4,ooo baht for my selection.

 

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1 hour ago, CharlieH said:

As was I, ultra thin progressive lenses, metal frames, nice quality and good service at 4,ooo baht for my selection.

I went for cheaper ones, $50 was a good price for me, I always scratch them up within a year.

Happy enough with them.

Zenni Rulz!

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Update to this thread, if you ever go to Manila, PI.

 

For a backup pair of glasses (left lens corrective and right lens clear), I thought a second pair would be prudent in case something happens to my current pair.

 

The first optical shop I visited in Manila, I explained that I needed the right corrective lens to be replaced with a clear lens, in accordance with instructions from my opthmalogist.

 

The shop agent asked, what grade?

 

I did not know what the agent was asking.  I said, clear lens.

 

The agent just kept repeating the question, what grade?

 

I visited a second optical shop that I had never entered befpre.  Again I explained.

 

An agent said, no power?

 

I replied, no power, clear lens.

 

The second shop took my second pair of glasses and ground a clear lens to fit the frame in less than 10 minutes.  The charge was 400 pesos (about $8).  Much less than the $20 I paid in Pattaya.

 

The second shop was Ideal Vision, 2nd floor, Padre Faura wing of Robinson mall, Ermita, between Adriatico St, Pedro Gil St, and Padre Faura St.

 

For those looking for free-lancer females, the mall is three short blocks from L.A. Cafe.

 

Thanks all.

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