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Discussion in 'Expat Section' started by Texsinbad, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Texsinbad

    Texsinbad DI Junior Member

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    I had my precription glasses stolen in a bag about 8 months ago and have been using my "backup" pair, but I think it is time to get an eye exam and new glasses made.

    Anyone had any experience/knowledge of where to get a a good eye exam and glasses made?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jack Peterson

    Jack Peterson DI Forum Luminary Highly Rated Poster SC Connoisseur Veteran Air Force

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    I have tried 2, Vintage in Ever mall ( also Robinson's) and Santiago's, (next to Uni top.) Both are good and evenly priced. Waiting time to be tested about 20/25 mins depending on the time you go. both have good staff and are attentive. Despensining time to finish about 1 day again depending on time you go there. They both have there own workshops and technicians. There are many others but these 2. I have dealt with




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    expatron DI Forum Patron

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    I have also heard good stories about the shop outside Hypermart.
    Ron
     
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    simple mind DI Forum Patron

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    I have used Santilian, opposite Matiao with about the same experience as Jack is describing...
     
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    Same here, seconded.
     
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    andiflip DI Forum Adept

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    Same here, thirded..hehehehe. Santilan has been here for years and even after having to move 2 or 3 times they are still in business.
     
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    Any experience getting a bifocal? I need a new one and decided to wait until I'm in Duma as the cost of a new one here in The Neth's almost equals the cost of two single airline tickets Amsterdam - Manila...........

    Vicmico
     
  8. Jack Peterson

    Jack Peterson DI Forum Luminary Highly Rated Poster SC Connoisseur Veteran Air Force

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    Bifocals are available from both Outlets I posted, I have moved on to Varifocals now 3.500 for the lenses. I have them put in my own Frame. just as a guide, Frames are from about 1.500p to 6/7.000p depending on your choice. I paid about 2.750p for my bifocal lenses 3 years ago. I just was not happy with them (I found driving Difficult) so i moved on. Have to admit that the varifocals are a challenge too.


    JP.
    ( other prices Quoted, are from 18 months ago but I am sure, costs have not escalated dramatically.)
     
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    Im running on my last set of contacts and I will be going to this place for replacements. I'll post my experience once I decide to get up off my butt and go (which will be when my contacts completely deteriorate).
     
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    Not to get off subject but does anyone know of a place here that does lasic eye surgery that has a good rep?
     
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