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Recommendations for English-speaking optician in Zürich

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OH and I are thinking about getting our UK driving licences converted to CH ones. Can anyone recommend an English-speaking optician in Zürich where we can get the eye-tests done?

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Re: Recommendations for English-speaking optician in Zürich

Why English speaking?
Just show the form and they will know what to do. It is a standard test.
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Old 19.05.2014, 20:58
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Re: Recommendations for English-speaking optician in Zürich

Assuming that it's similar to a UK eye test, they'll ask me which side is clearer/fuzzier/redder/greener/whatever through various lenses. I'd like to know what they're asking me so I can answer correctly and not be declared blind.
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Old 19.05.2014, 22:33
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Re: Recommendations for English-speaking optician in Zürich

Any chance a friend can go with you to translate? It literally takes no more than 5 minutes.
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Re: Recommendations for English-speaking optician in Zürich

I've only been here a few weeks so I haven't got any German-speaking friends here yet. Hence the need for an English-speaking optician.

Any recommendations?
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Re: Recommendations for English-speaking optician in Zürich

I went to Koch Optik on Bahnhofstrasse when I got my license changed over to CH one. It's not a standard eye test. It is slightly different, basically so that they can fill in a few boxes on a form and stamp it.

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Re: Recommendations for English-speaking optician in Zürich

Just to resurrect this thread...

I also need to get the driving license swap form eye test sorted. Any updated recommendations for english speaking opticians in Zurich (I work just off Paradeplatz)? And any clues on how much such a rubber stamping of official form costs?

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Re: Recommendations for English-speaking optician in Zürich

There is a Fielmann branch right down Bahnhofstrasse towards the station; the eye test for the driving license is 15.- or something and takes 10m. I did there; no fuss.
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There is a Fielmann branch right down Bahnhofstrasse towards the station; the eye test for the driving license is 15.- or something and takes 10m. I did there; no fuss.
Was just going to recommend the same. I had help from an English speaking lady optician, in fact from UK who is married to a Swiss and here for 20 years or so.
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Re: Recommendations for English-speaking optician in Zürich

Perfect, just what I wanted to hear!

I have my form and will get myself there shortly. Thanks.

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Re: Recommendations for English-speaking optician in Zürich

I went to Visilab and they also spoke English.
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Re: Recommendations for English-speaking optician in Zürich

I also went to Visilab at HB. They spoke English. I can't recall if there was a fee for the test? It wasn't expensive or time consuming though, because I would remember that!
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Re: Recommendations for English-speaking optician in Zürich

Quick update, went to Fielman on Bahnhofstrasse.

Was served by (probably) the same English lady as the previous poster, plus a very nice young optician who spoke perfectly good english.

I had to wait 5 mins max, test took less than 10 mins, and cost me the never before heard of Swiss bargain price of 10.50 CHF!

Form duly stamped, then off to the Zurich equivalent of DVLA for the swap.

Thanks for the help and advice, all.

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Re: Recommendations for English-speaking optician in Zürich

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There is a Fielmann branch right down Bahnhofstrasse towards the station; the eye test for the driving license is 15.- or something and takes 10m. I did there; no fuss.
Hi, I have just been there, very easy. Cost is officially 10.50 CHF.
Fielmann is a big store, like a small shopping center on its own; vision tests (Sehtest) are indicated at 1st floor, but actually I have been taken to 2nd. Just ask around when you enter, they will call you back in 5'.

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