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What is the approx cost of a pair of glasses

I broke my glasses at the weekend and need to replace them. What is the approx cost of a normal (non designer) pair of glasses including a sight test. I am shortsighted and have a normal perscription.
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Re: What is the approx cost of a pair of glasses

I got a quote for some sunglasses last week. I have prisms, so yours may come in at less than this (I've taken out the cost of tinting):

'Thin' lenses, unifocal: 189.- chf (per lens = 378.- chf) includes hardening, anti-reflection and easy-clean surface.

'Extra thin' lenses, unifocal: 239.- (per lens = 478.- chf), as above includes hardening, anti-reflection and easy-clean surface.

Frames were quoted as being 'from 39.-'. Mounting was 50.-. Eye exam, I don't know as they already have my stats. But the last time I got glasses here I didn't pay for the exam.

This was at Berdoz Opticians in Morges. They were very happy to give me a quote without obligation. They also told me I could apply for a payment plan (a loan from a bank). I won't (if I get the sunglasses at all)... but the possibility does exist.

They also said if I had a pair of old frames, they'd fit the lenses in them... but there wouldn't be a guarantee.

Hope that helps.

Oh, and just in case you've done a search on here and are misled by old posts, a contribution towards the cost of lenses is no longer covered by basic health insurance.
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Re: What is the approx cost of a pair of glasses

you can order online in the UK after you have a recent eye test, from under 20! including postage to Switzerland.
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Re: What is the approx cost of a pair of glasses

My husband paid approx. 180 chf at McOptick for a pair of single vision glasses with anti glare.

Sign test was 20 chf at Fielmann.

Plus if you have any problems you can easily go back rather than buying in the UK.
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My husband paid approx. 180 chf at McOptick for a pair of single vision glasses with anti glare.

Sign test was 20 chf at Fielmann.

Plus if you have any problems you can easily go back rather than buying in the UK.
Well you could have 6 different pairs from the UK or 1 from McOptic however risk averse you are the UK seems like a better deal.
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Re: What is the approx cost of a pair of glasses

we made last week one by fileman at 484 CHF , i believe he is the top price at switzerland
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we made last week one by fileman at 484 CHF , i believe he is the top price at switzerland
Sounds like its a cheap flight to the UK.
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Sounds like its a cheap flight to the UK.
http://www.glassesdirect.co.uk/
http://www.glasses2you.co.uk/
http://www.spex4less.com

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Just got my new glasses today: 655 CHF... about 150.- per glass (-8, 2nd thinnest possible, anti glare) and 300.- the frame.
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Re: What is the approx cost of a pair of glasses

Never managed to spend less than a 800 Sfr. Glasses are so expensive if you're very short-sighted and wish for extra thin lenses
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Just got my new glasses today: 655 CHF... about 150.- per glass (-8, 2nd thinnest possible, anti glare) and 300.- the frame.
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Re: What is the approx cost of a pair of glasses

Looks like I will take a chance and get them online. May be able to supereglue my old ones in the meantime. Call me tight but I would never want to pay more than CHF200. Where is the best place to get an eye test?


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Looks like I will take a chance and get them online. May be able to supereglue my old ones in the meantime. Call me tight but I would never want to pay more than CHF200. Where is the best place to get an eye test?


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Just got my new glasses today: 655 CHF... about 150.- per glass (-8, 2nd thinnest possible, anti glare) and 300.- the frame.
Yup, sounds about right.
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