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Has any member had eye test and brought glasses in patts,If so how much did you save:

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Got glasses from Beautiful Optical (there are dozens of these shops over Pattaya).

 

The price in Pattaya are around £100 for lenses, Designer Frames etc, Now my eyes are not the best so the high price but had them done twice in two years and had no problems plus the people in the shop are very helpful also the one I went to was very good looking

 

Now if you go out of town it probably be cheaper.

 

I say well worth doing but do it at the start of your holiday as they do take 4 to 5 days to get them delivered.

 

Hope this helps.

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hi the one i went to is optical 88 in the big C complex very good but the glasses i picked wernt to good i looked like a jap zero pilot 555

cheers chris :rolleyes:

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Had a free eye test in Big-C next to Boots a few months back, my eyes were fine i just must of been drinking to much a few days earlier :rolleyes:

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I went to beautiful optical also... but I went to the one in Jomtein (coming from Pats on just before you get to the beach on the left)

 

Eye test didn't cost a penny and new it was accurate because it matched the one I had in the uk a few weeks prior (which cost £20!)

 

Got a pair of rimless silloette glasses (the ones you can sit on and they spring back to shape) complete with the latest you can't bend it anti-scratch anti-glare anti-reflection lenses for 9000 BHT.

 

looking in the UK I reckon i've saved at least £200 prob more.

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Thanks for the info Gentlemen now to find out how much for the Dentist :GrinNod1:

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I use the optician in Tesco Lotus, South Pattaya.

Free eye-test with the complete glasses, ready in under an hour, at under 1,000 baht.

If you really want to save money and know your prescription you can buy ready made ones for 50-100 baht in the street markets.

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I use the optician in Tesco Lotus, South Pattaya.

Free eye-test with the complete glasses, ready in under an hour, at under 1,000 baht.

If you really want to save money and know your prescription you can buy ready made ones for 50-100 baht in the street markets.

I have used in the past vision express for my eye test. They seem to have a good range of frames, and the price is not too bad, well at least I can afford them. I was told some companies do schemes for their employees so it is free!! Worth checking I guess.

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I just went and got new specs a couple of weeks ago, my last test and new specs was 2 years ago in Oz, that cost me nothing thanks to my health insurance at home, but here it cost me a tad under 7,000 baht with new Titanium rims, and that was with a 40% discount off the tag price on the rims.

 

You can get glasses at home in Oz for damn site less that that, I think they are somewhat expensive here.

 

I had gotten to the point of wearing the cheapies from the market, but they were starting to give me raging headaches, mainly because my eye's are different and need different strength prescriptions for either side.

 

Took my wife down yesterday to get her eyes checked, because she is complaining of headaches, hadn't had hers checked for about 3 years, it is going to cost around 3,000 baht just for new lenses in her old frames which are Jim and Dandy, because she hardly ever wore them, she thinks they make her look like an old lady.

 

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Just been down to collect the wife's new glasses, only to find out she ordered Light Sensitive lenses, don't know what that added to the cost, but all up 2664 baht lens only

 

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Just a quick question are contact lenses available to purchase from these optical stores and what prices are we looking at?

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I always buy my specs here and haven't had a problem, prices around the 7,000 baht for designer frames. The one time i had my eyes tested here though the glasses came back with a completely wrong prescription. So now i get them tested in the UK and give the prescription to the opticians here.

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I got a pair of reading glasses and a pair of driving glasses for 1700bt each. No bells and whistles just a standard clear lense. Lenses were 500bt while the frames were 1200bt. A pair of glasses that did both were around 4000bt. I had a presciption from home. I found you had to shop around as even though same shop ie Beautiful Optical shops prices varied. I think at home they wanted 6000bt for reading glass. I am unsure how much I saved as alot of the price is in the frames.

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Has any member had eye test and brought glasses in patts,If so how much did you save:

 

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Central Festival Mall has a number of upscale places, with major brand frames. Not sure if the quality of the lens is worth the price, as they outsource to the same factories as anyone. I have bought a lot of glasses in Thailand, and find older, more experienced opticians to be far better than the untrained staff that work in these fashion-centered stores. I usually buy frames whereever I can get them, and then go down-market for the lens. Hoya or Nikon lens. Just need to make sure you get a good eye exam, by a trained technician.

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Just been down to collect the wife's new glasses, only to find out she ordered Light Sensitive lenses, don't know what that added to the cost, but all up 2664 baht lens only

 

Bam Bam

 

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I endured a hard-sell for transition (light sensitive) lens and was glad I got em. Thy are mainly sunglasses, with general usage, so would not recommend if you mainly use the glasses inside, but I love these for sports, biking and the sun. Keep in mind that Thailand has really intense sun, and so while these are useful while in-country, they may not be so useful when back home. But I will always have a pair of these in-hand, they are really great.

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I shopped around for quiet a while for getting some prescription reading glasses , my last eye test back home showed one eye is different now and I cant where the cheap 100 baht glasses but trying to find a shop that new what they were doing and could speak some English was hard , I would say can you do prescription glasses and they would look at me with a blank face .

 

But in the end I found this very good lady who is properly trained and has all the equipment to test your eyes for everything, she is a Philippine and speaks very good English.

I had another eye test with her because my prescription was getting old and she did reading glasses for 3000 baht and put new lenses in another frame for 1000 baht.

She was very good to work with and wanted to get the job done for me properly, I was very satisfied with the process and glasses.

 

The place is called EURO OPTIC , her name Dr Maria Abalon she is opposite the Royal Garden mall / Marriott on second road

 

I hope this helps someone to get there glasses, there are so many shops and when they see you coming they only want your money and not care or understand too much.

Cheers

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Recently, had my eyes checked and have a new prescription. How sad!

I need new glasses and in OZ will cost around $AUD450. I can wait for my visit to Pattaya in March 2012. So, EURO Optic sounds good.

Does anyone have the correct address?

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EURO OPTIC 215/59 MOO 10 2RD ROAD PATTAYA www.euroopticpattaya.com :GoldenSmile1:

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Recently, had my eyes checked and have a new prescription. How sad!

I need new glasses and in OZ will cost around $AUD450. I can wait for my visit to Pattaya in March 2012. So, EURO Optic sounds good.

Does anyone have the correct address?

Beautiful optic is good also.

I bought a nice pair of Tag Huir (sp) glasses plus 3 packets of disposable contacts and the eye test with the latest equiptment. This all came to under 10000 baht or $330 Australian.

Comparing the same frames here in Aust I really did get it for a great price!

 

I buy all my contacts over there for Australia...you don't need an eye test either!

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I went to a few Beautiful Optical locations. I was quoted 1500-3000 baht just for lenses. I ended up getting a free eye exam and lenses in my old frames for 1200 baht from 2nd road where I was quoted the 1500. Lenses were plastic with antiglare coating.

 

EURO OPTIC 215/59 MOO 10 2RD ROAD PATTAYA www.euroopticpattaya.com :GoldenSmile1:

Thanks for this info! I'm going to check it out.

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I read the post here as to everyone getting just a eye check and frames but no one seems to be interested in the other aspect of the eye for I believe many old guys like us truly need aside from a simple eye test? First all my experience regarding eye examines in Pattaya is link to my son. I myself get freebies from my cousins who is a Optometrist in the States when I venture home for a visit, She has been in practice for 30 plus years and her office is laced with equipment that would make a hospital like Bangkok/Pattaya look ancient. My routine examine would include, color blindness, macular degenation, cataract, etc etc..now that is a eye test not just checking on your perscription?

 

In Pattaya, the major hospitals like Bangkok/Pattaya, the majority are Opthamoligist and will check for the obvious but even at this hospital who provide all the Lasik stuff have equipment for a simple eye examine dating back to the fifties? They go through their box of lenses to check and then provide you with your perscription which you take to a independent place like Top Choaren, Beautiful Optics ( supposely also own by Top Choaren ) these are what I call fast food eye examine stocked with technicians and not doctors. I find these places overpriced especially in the tourist area and they have a monopoly on eye care in Pattaya. They false advertise so if you live here you need to shop around for promotions, they mark everything up then have their promotions like 2/1 or 50% off. They do have a large selections of frame but within their stock of good brand name frames there are lots of poorly made one too?

 

I use to take my sons perscription from Bangkok/Pattaya to T/C because they have a monopoly and many T/C shops didn't have frames for kids. The only one that seem to have a good selection is the one outside Big C extra on Pattaya Klang. But I noticed that my son frames constantly had problems like the screws falling off and the lens were of poor quality and whenever I brought them back for small repairs they constantly try to sell me a whole new set. A few years ago I went to Euro Optics but since they didn't have any frames for my son I purchased them from T/C and she being a Optometrist Doctor she gave my son a eye examine and was real honest that his vision was within the range of 5%,, she fixes and makes adjustments to my son glasses often, doesn't push her frames, excellent customer service and speak good English. Being a member of the Expat Club I also get a discount too. My cousin Doctor has checked my lenses from Euro and she said they are good quality! The biggest drawback is their lab they use is in Bangkok so it takes a few days but to me it's worth it. Patients bring rewards at times?

 

Don't just look for cheap? you got to balance your budget to make sure you get more than a simple eye examine. Whats the point in getting a cheap eye examine and frame if you are going blind?

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Another word of warning.....glaucoma !!

 

Ten years ago while travelling around australia I lost my glasses in the surf. I went to get a new pair and the optician did a pressure test on my eyes. He told me the pressures were super high and I needed to see a specialist. When I said I would go on my return home, he said.. No, I meant immediately.

 

Long story cut short, I saw a specialist who diagnosed severe glaucoma in my left eye. I referred me to an opthalmic surgeon in my home town who operated when I got home. I had already lost a hell of a lot of my peripheral vision, side and bottom views. I had never noticed this.

 

Glaucoma is very common and it can be hereditary. If you are over say 45 years of age and visiting an optician for any reason, get a pressure check, it can save your eyes.

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