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Opticians in Basel For Driving License Application

Hi,

Can anyone recommend an opticians in Basel, who can fill out the sight test section on the driving license application form please?

I'm doing the paperwork to convert my UK license, and as I understand it I need to have a sight tests done. Seen as I'm short sighted anyway, I'd like to find a good place so I can go back there for other eye related things in future

Thanks for any help anyone can give
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Old 13.07.2009, 08:23
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Re: Opticians in Basel For Driving License Application

My husband and I went to Fielmann in Oerlikon (Zurich)- they charged us 10CHF each for a simple eyetest for the drivers license. It was very quick, and the lady who helped us spoke decent English.

As they're a chain, I imagine this price would be consistent with all their branches. I'm not sure about the service, but its worth a try.
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Re: Opticians in Basel For Driving License Application

I got my licence sight test done at Koch Optic in Claraplatz (that little shopping centre a couple of doors down from the Migros). The optician spoke good English and it only took about 5 minutes, without appointment.
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Re: Opticians in Basel For Driving License Application

Thanks guys, I'll give Kock Optic a go this evening, as they're a tiny bit closer to my apartment than Zurich!
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Thanks guys, I'll give Kock Optic a go this evening, as they're a tiny bit closer to my apartment than Zurich!
There is a Fielmann in Basel (maybe multiple), I want to say it is in Marktplatz but as I am given to wander a bit when downtown, I can not say for certainty.

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I stopped in there to check them out (I worked in "retail" optics for 16yrs in the US) and it seems they do not have many folks who speak English there... perhaps I was just in on a "bad" day though.
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Re: Opticians in Basel For Driving License Application

Hi!

I took mine at Visilab on Falknerstrasse/Gerbergasse (entrance from either street). Took five minutes, and no previous booking. Think the cost was 20 CHF or something like that.
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Re: Opticians in Basel For Driving License Application

Don't know if this will be too late for you, Butters, but McOptik on Gundelingerstrasse (vaguely opposite the Migros, tram stop Solothurnerstrasse on the no. 16) do the sight test for licence conversion.

When I went in, the optometrist guy spoke good English and seemed ready to do the test then & there but, sadly, couldn't since I 'fessed up to my right eye being classified as 'no recordable sight'. So I'm off to an opthalmologist for my test but a colleague had his test done at McOptik - he didn't tell me what it cost but I bet it was cheaper than the opthalmologist will turn out to be.

The McOptik guy impressed me because I brought my current prescription in and he could've gone ahead with the test, charged me and failed me but he quickly questioned the numbers on my right eye and advised seeing an opthalmologist.
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Re: Opticians in Basel For Driving License Application

If anyone's still interested in this thread, I used one of the McOptik chain here in Basel. Very simple: I just walked in this morning with my form and had the test done there and then. Took about 10 mins and cost me CHF 10.

It was the McOptik right next to the Mittlere Brücke on the Klein Basel side. They offered to speak English and the service was friendly and efficient.
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Re: Opticians in Basel For Driving License Application

I got mine done for free by the onsite doctor at my place of work.
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Hi,

Can anyone recommend an opticians in Basel, who can fill out the sight test section on the driving license application form please?

I'm doing the paperwork to convert my UK license, and as I understand it I need to have a sight tests done. Seen as I'm short sighted anyway, I'd like to find a good place so I can go back there for other eye related things in future

Thanks for any help anyone can give
ANY optician will help you.
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If anyone's still interested in this thread, I used one of the McOptik chain here in Basel. Very simple: I just walked in this morning with my form and had the test done there and then. Took about 10 mins and cost me CHF 10.

It was the McOptik right next to the Mittlere Brücke on the Klein Basel side. They offered to speak English and the service was friendly and efficient.
Yes! same experience here! they're very friendly and they speak english it took about 5 min and done! Other places charge double or more
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Re: Opticians in Basel For Driving License Application

Does anyone know where I can download the form for the eye test, or will every optician have one?
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Re: Opticians in Basel For Driving License Application

I believe it is on the form for changing your driving licence which, I believe, you now have to get from your Gemeinde. Didn't used to be the case but I think things have changed
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Re: Opticians in Basel For Driving License Application

You're right I had downloaded the actual application form and didn't notice it. The form for Basel Stadt is here for anyone that's interested:

http://www.mfk.bs.ch/fuehrerausweise...laendisch.html
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Re: Opticians in Basel For Driving License Application

Hi, hope someone can provide some insight.
I have searched all topics related to driving license conversion in Basel and gathered the info on what documents to bring (I know what I need to do/bring), but, none mention the location/address of the place to get this done. Also, are there different office for BS and BL residence? Thanks much!


Cheers,
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Re: Opticians in Basel For Driving License Application

Here is the one in BS:

Kanton Basel-Stadt
Motorfahrzeugkontrolle
Clarastrasse 38
Postfach
4005 Basel


http://www.polizei.bs.ch/verkehr/mot...kontrolle.html


And here is the one in BL:

Motorfahrzeugkontrolle BL
Ergolzstrasse 1
4414 Füllinsdorf

http://www.baselland.ch/Motorfahrzeu....273487.0.html
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Hi,

Can anyone recommend an opticians in Basel, who can fill out the sight test section on the driving license application form please?

I'm doing the paperwork to convert my UK license, and as I understand it I need to have a sight tests done. Seen as I'm short sighted anyway, I'd like to find a good place so I can go back there for other eye related things in future

Thanks for any help anyone can give
Any optician can do it. The test is the same in all of them
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Here is the one in BS:

Kanton Basel-Stadt
Motorfahrzeugkontrolle
Clarastrasse 38
Postfach
4005 Basel


http://www.polizei.bs.ch/verkehr/mot...kontrolle.html


And here is the one in BL:

Motorfahrzeugkontrolle BL
Ergolzstrasse 1
4414 Füllinsdorf

http://www.baselland.ch/Motorfahrzeu....273487.0.html

Thanks heaps!!
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There is a Fielmann in Basel (maybe multiple), I want to say it is in Marktplatz but as I am given to wander a bit when downtown, I can not say for certainty.

However:
I stopped in there to check them out (I worked in "retail" optics for 16yrs in the US) and it seems they do not have many folks who speak English there... perhaps I was just in on a "bad" day though.
My husband and I both went to Fielmann's in Basel) and yes, it is on the south side of Martkplatz. While not many employees speak English, there are some who do. The key is to find the greeter by the door (who will hunt you down anyway) and tell them you need an optical test for your license. They'll send you upstairs where the colleagues there speak very good English.

It was a quick and inexpensive (!) visit.


Edit: I just realized I replied to a five year old thread
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