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Swiss equivalent of 'specsavers'? Zurich

Is there, on the high street so to speak, an equivalent to Specsavers here in Zurich? It's been a few years since my last eye test but I'm starting to think I need another and would probably want to pick up some cheap frames for work purposes.

However, every time I pass what looks like a specs shop, everything seems to look very shiny and white and boutique-y. Though that might be my poor vision... ha.

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Is there, on the high street so to speak, an equivalent to Specsavers here in Zurich? It's been a few years since my last eye test but I'm starting to think I need another and would probably want to pick up some cheap frames for work purposes.

However, every time I pass what looks like a specs shop, everything seems to look very shiny and white and boutique-y. Though that might be my poor vision... ha.

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Perhaps try Visilab at Bahnhoffstr entrance to Züri HB...


"Cheap" is of course a relative term in this context
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Please be careful about eye tests at opticians in CH - as they do NOT do tests for glaucoma, as routinely done in UK. Glaucoma will lead to blindness if untreated- and so often it is caught too late here in CH for reason above.
I still have my eyes tested in UK for that reason - easier than making an appointment with an ophtamologist here.
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Re: Swiss equivalent of 'specsavers'? Zurich

Fielmann (is that the right spelling??) on Bahnhofstrasse has very affordable frames and glasses compared to the rest of the shops.

Visilab recommended by weejeem above is great for service and you can get those glasses the very same day. I went to the one nearer to Paradeplatz. Not cheap but they do have sales from time to time lessening the pain.

One more tip: do check if your health insurance covers prescription glasses - some do. I had mine made at Visilab last year and my insurance paid for all 300CHF of it. Sweeeeet.
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One more tip: do check if your health insurance covers prescription glasses - some do. I had mine made at Visilab last year and my insurance paid for all 300CHF of it. Sweeeeet.
In the basic insurance it was dropped from the list of things they paid towards on December 31st last year.
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Re: Swiss equivalent of 'specsavers'? Zurich

I agree. Fielmann,in Oerlikon, not sure about the spelling, is quite good re testing and price. Look out for sales in Jan/Feb. I have been there twice. They have a range of ''cheap" to expensive glasses.

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Great - thanks all!
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