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Basel optician - recommendation

Hi,

Can anyone recommend an optician in Basel (or close to).

Looking to get my eyes tested, get some new glasses and probably some contact lenses.
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Re: Basel optician - recommendation

The last pair I bought was from McOptik on Mittlebruke. Good quality and a decent range of frames.

I also got a pair for computer work from the companies contracted optician,
Optiker Reiniger GmbH
Untere Rebgasse 22
4058 Basel

They are a bit more specialised in short sightedness/low vision. Frame choice was less than McOptik.

Both have English speaking staff and decent equipment.

Contacts I get from McLinsen online, good prices and very quick delivery.
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Re: Basel optician - recommendation

Anyone have experience with Ramstein?
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Anyone have experience with Ramstein?
Feckin' expensive, and all the frames are hidden in drawers.
When you go in you are seen by a 'consultant' who then picks frames for you.

The first (and last) frames they showed me cost CHF 2000 !
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Re: Basel optician - recommendation

http://aebischeroptik.ch
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What about over the border ... France, Germany?
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[QUOTE=SwissMorgs;2419087]What about over the border ... France, Germany?

http://www.optik-burkart.de
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Re: Basel optician - recommendation

Fielmann.
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Re: Basel optician - recommendation

I second Fielmann. Great Service, inexpensive. I had them do my eye test as well.
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