Has anyone bought prescription glasses in Vietnam if so where.. and how much???? Also what were the frames like? We are leaving New Zealand in 3 weeks. Thanks.
I hade a pair made in Hoi An last May and have worn them continuosly since without problem. My glasses are multi focul, treated with anti glare and darken in the sunlight (I cant think of the name for this process, old timers hitting in;)) I can't think of the name of the shop either, but it is in a side street just opposite the Vin Hung 2 hotel. The glasses were ready within 18 hours and cost USD110. There are many places around to get a similar deal.
It just came to me, transitional - gets darker in the sunlight!
My husband and father bought some while in HCMC last year.
My husband bought glasses for reading - at about 6pm got eyes tested, picked up 2 pairs of reading glasses at 11am the next morning for approx AUD$120 for both.
My dad who has more eye issues got 2 pairs - 1 transitional, 1 for long distance. He used one of his frames for the transitional and the two pairs cost him aud$130.
If you're in HCMC the road that runs along the top of Binh Tan Markets there are lots of optometrists. I have posted on this last year, so maybe do a search.
Hmmm.... Hoi An is a bit pricey compared to other cities. InNha Trang, I have light thin lensed tinting progressives made for 60 dollars including an unbreakable titanium frame. This is after 4 other pairs of glasses over the past 2 years (lost or broke) which also cost the same. The same glasses were quoted at 80 dollars in Saigon.
I think the fact that mine are multi focal adds to the price rather than just a standard short/long distance correction.
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