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I'd like to buy a couple of cheap pairs of Reading Glasses - Non-prescription.

Where in Chiang Mai, OTHER THAN OPTICAL STORES can these be found? I don't need prescription lenses. I want over-the-counter ones, the sort that would be sold in Walmart or Drug stores in the US.

I'm going to try PharmaChoice and Daiso tomorrow, but other suggestions are welcome.

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Boots and other drugstores, some pharmacies. Daiso perhaps, but they sell very cheap stuff and I wouldn´t buy there because with low quality glasses you can ruin your eyes. 

 

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Tesco, big c, tops, most local market stalls, BaoBao, 50bt from markets andBB, upto 150bt supermarkets.

 

Cheap or expensive, glasses only harm your eyes if you buy the wrong strength.

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5 minutes ago, eyecatcher said:

Tesco, big c, tops, most local market stalls, BaoBao, 50bt from markets andBB, upto 150bt supermarkets.

 

Cheap or expensive, glasses only harm your eyes if you buy the wrong strength.

 

Thanks for the suggestions!

Where would I find these in Tops? I shop there often and never noticed.

What is BaoBoa, and where do I find it?

Thanks

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Even some of the small Tesco stores have them. They are generally on a spin rack with the cheap sunglasses. 

 

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I don't know the name of it, but the small bookstore chain (like the one in Big C Hang Dong near the row of ATMs on the left side- there are outlets in other Tesco and Big C complexes) has a good selection of decent reading glasses.

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Thanks again for all the suggestions.

I'm sure I'll be able to find what I need now.

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Wander round the local market, most have a stall/shop selling reading glasses.

If you are near Chiang Mai Gate there is a good one 50 yards North of the gate, also does watch repairs.

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Why not just spend the (very small amount) money and get your eyeballs checked in a proper vision machine and get a proper paper prescription? Its so cheap and easy it makes no sense not to do it. 

 

"Non-prescription" Reading glasses are actually just prescription glasses with single numerical numbers like +2.5. 

 

Im asking this because I recently did it and got an actual prescription pair made and one of the biggest issues with eyeballs is what's called 'astigmatism'. And that does not get fixed with basic glasses like mentioned in the OP. 

 

I was shocked at how much easier it was to read when I got my eyes properly corrected with prescription glasses. 

 

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2 minutes ago, Thainesss said:

Why not just spend the (very small amount) money and get your eyeballs checked in a proper vision machine and get a proper paper prescription? Its so cheap and easy it makes no sense not to do it. 

 

 

 

For me it makes sense not to do it.  I got new lenses in my eyes and everything corrected except reading.  Been this way for 12 years.  Always use the same reading prescription, it will not change.  No reason to get another prescription telling me the same thing again. It may not be proper but I am not either.

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7 minutes ago, Dante99 said:

For me it makes sense not to do it.  I got new lenses in my eyes and everything corrected except reading.  Been this way for 12 years.  Always use the same reading prescription, it will not change.  No reason to get another prescription telling me the same thing again. It may not be proper but I am not either.

 

I mean that's ok and everything but its bad advice that goes against just about all standard medical practice, especially as one gets older, and does not correct astigmatism. 

 

It takes less than an hour to have a proper check done and with the paper prescription you can order glasses on the internet for next to nothing. 

 

Ive youve been using the same prescription for 12 years I would wager that it has probably changed in that time. 

 

I didn't do this for a long time but I'm glad I did and how much more clear my vision is with the correction. 

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Don't waste your money on expensive glasses.

 

Exercise your eyes twice a day (but not with your eyes closed).

 

I'm 72, do not wear glasses and can see a squirel in a tree at 200 metres. and can recognise individual koi carp in my pond when they are half metre down.

 

Try the exercise first.

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3 minutes ago, owl sees all said:

Don't waste your money on expensive glasses.

 

I don't see how a few hundred baht for the exam and another few hundred baht for cheap prescription glasses tailored to your personal eyeballs is classed as 'expensive'?

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5 minutes ago, owl sees all said:

Don't waste your money on expensive glasses.

 

Exercise your eyes twice a day (but not with your eyes closed).

 

I'm 72, do not wear glasses and can see a squirel in a tree at 200 metres. and can recognise individual koi carp in my pond when they are half metre down.

 

Try the exercis first.

And you talk to the fish as well

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