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Old 26-03-2016, 10:46 PM   #1
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Making spectacles in Japan?

Just wondering if it is generally cheaper there? Anyone has done it?
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Old 26-03-2016, 10:53 PM   #2
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Yup made zoff and jins
Overall cheaper than sG and better quality vs Sg
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Old 27-03-2016, 12:00 AM   #3
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Yup made zoff and jins
Overall cheaper than sG and better quality vs Sg
Can get on the spot? Is there one in shinjuku to recommend?
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Old 27-03-2016, 12:04 AM   #4
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Just wondering if it is generally cheaper there? Anyone has done it?
Yup, can be as cheap as 5000 yen (frame and multi-coat lenses) collect in 2 hours. Did it in Hiroshima 3-4 years ago.

Will be going back for some anti glare lenses this time
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Old 27-03-2016, 12:07 AM   #5
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Yup, can be as cheap as 5000 yen (frame and multi-coat lenses) collect in 2 hours. Did it in Hiroshima 3-4 years ago.

Will be going back for some anti glare lenses this time
That's like US$50, u sure this price?

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Old 27-03-2016, 01:13 AM   #6
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That's like US$50, u sure this price?
Yup, 5000JPY paid to a specs shop in Hiroshima city . That said it's non designer specs or lenses.

During the prescription process, they would test your eye sight after checking the degree of your existing lenses so better learn how to say Ue, Shita, Migi, Hidari depending on which direction the C is facing.
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Old 27-03-2016, 07:11 AM   #7
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Yup, 5000JPY paid to a specs shop in Hiroshima city . That said it's non designer specs or lenses.

During the prescription process, they would test your eye sight after checking the degree of your existing lenses so better learn how to say Ue, Shita, Migi, Hidari depending on which direction the C is facing.
Uh oh, i would need an optician who speaks english then.
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Old 27-03-2016, 02:42 PM   #8
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Uh oh, i would need an optician who speaks english then.
simpler english is ok
i went to zoff at sunshine city they servive me in english
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Old 27-03-2016, 09:44 PM   #9
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Uh oh, i would need an optician who speaks english then.
i rmb when they check ur eyesight. everytime i did mine, they only had katakana instead of english letters. when my mum-in-law did, they only showed her shapes cos she can't read.
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Old 28-03-2016, 09:06 AM   #10
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For Japanese branded specs you can check out http://www.shinjuku-chuo.com/shop/washin/washin_e.htm at Shinjuku. They also sell affordable lens + frame at less than 4980.
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Old 28-03-2016, 11:59 AM   #11
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go to zoff at harajuku. it's tourist friendly place and as for the "C"s direction, u can just use your finger to point up,down, left and right. collected it after 45 mins depending on the crowd. tax refund available
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Old 28-03-2016, 02:32 PM   #12
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i did at Jins.
eye test was in Japanese.
I think you can request for english.
It cost abt sgd80
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Old 28-03-2016, 03:43 PM   #13
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I got a pair of PC glasses from ALook for myself and a pair of prescription glasses w pc coating for my wife from Zoff. They were both about 10k yen each, a little more expensive cos we chose the more expensive frames.
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Old 28-03-2016, 04:30 PM   #14
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any japan home brands spects lens that is good to go for?

thinking to do a spects there in JP.

Any recommended places to do Spects?
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Old 28-03-2016, 04:32 PM   #15
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i did mine twice at jins. think 5000 yen each time. and collection within 1-2hrs.
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