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The End of Exorbitant Prices for Glasses?

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I think there is also one in Central Marina (Second Road - Pattaya). Almost the same pricing structue. Very tempting but first want to hear experiences of customers.

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15 minutes ago, DogNo1 said:

The amount that I've paid for sometimes poorly made progressive and reading glasses in Bangkok is a hundreds of times more than the OWNDAYS price . 

 

According to your post Owndays price for progressive lenses is 4990 Baht ( 1990 + 3000 ) + 1000 Baht for the frame = 5990 Baht.

 

If you paid in the past hundreds times more you clearly been in the wrong places.

 

My last purchase in Pattaya was 4600 Baht for Hoya progressive lenses and a farang sized rimless frame, with spring enabled temples.

 

 

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Go to a different mall... try the local shops outside the malls..

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janclaes47:  You are right.  A couple years ago, I bought replacement lenses at some wrong places.  After shopping around Bangkok a lot, I found a shop in Emquartier that was willing to get me Nikkon progressive lenses for 17,000.  I then talked a shop in Central World into getting the lenses for the same price.  They were Hoya lenses but I paid about three times as much as you did.  I had gone all over Bangkok from optical shops in malls to small stand-alone optical shops and Just couldn't seem to get a better price.  I posted on the forum and several people, as did lopburi3 this time, recommended Zenni Optical.  I didn't get Zenni glasses at that time because I don't like earpieces that are strongly spring-loaded.  I went back to Tokyo at the end of that winter and found that many reasonable optical shops had opened, putting an end to the grip of extortionist optical shops, so I had some reading glasses made in Tokyo.  As someone remarked about the optical shops here, the frames were either too small or the nose pads were not suitable for western noses. To solve this I reused some old frames.  This past summer, I bought three nice frames at Walmart in California for about $45.00 each.  I'll try out the reading glasses that I get in the new frames this time but OWNDAYS, like many other Bangkok shops won't make bifocals.  I can't handle progressives and find that many shops that do make bifocals put the lines too high for me so I've hesitated to order my bifocals online.

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Hope they arebetter then the chap at MBK ground floor...not sure how they did the job but the pair I made there at MBK was with the identical prescription as back home, yet the power seemed higher and was hurting the eyes. So for the moment I stuck to the pair made back home in Europe.

 

However thanks to the posters here for the precious advice and places to go...I'll give them all a try.

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Just been to ,probably the largest optician around, 21K for new prescription, spring frames, tint, (change colour,) progressive lens. But, was offered a fantastic deal, as they advertise, buy one, get one free. The free one costs 20% of the 21K. ( take the 20% discount, or pay the full price to get one pair free. Plain lens)

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There are various types of progressive lenses. The cheap ones will only offer sharp vision in a very small area forcing you to move your head towards what you want to see, the most expensive ones allow you to just move your eyes and still have a sharp vision.
Comparing prices just based on prescription isn't much of a comparison. Quality and technical capabilities come at a cost.

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29 minutes ago, cracker1 said:

I took my prescription to an optical shop in Pnomh Penh last  month and bought new frames (made in Japan) and new lenses (made in Singapore) for 600 TB

Also bought a pair with "Photochromic" lenses that darken in bright sunlight for 1100 TB.

Am very happy.

 

Do you remember the shop name in Pnom penh ? or location ? Thanks.

 

 

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15 hours ago, DogNo1 said:

Frames are 1,000 baht up and single strength lenses are 1,990 baht.  Progressives are about 3,000 more. 

I would be skeptical about the quality of progressive lenses that cheap. You'll feel like you're inside a warped fishbowl.

 

8 hours ago, observer90210 said:

So for the moment I stuck to the pair made back home in Europe.

Usually the progressive lenses I've bought were made in Bangkok. The one time I opted to have the lenses sent out from Germany they were crap. Returned them to Euro Optics and had them replaced with better quality locally made lenses.

 

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