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    Opticians in Udon Thani

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    Anyone help me please , I am looking for a good optician in Udon who can speak good enough English to test my eyes for me and make me some new glasses .

    I accept that it is probably a big ask , and I am not expecting the Thais to accommodate me , and I know my Thai should be better than it is ,, I am just asking on the off chance that I may be lucky.

    Thanks in advance for any help
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan
    Anyone help me please , I am looking for a good optician in Udon who can speak good enough English to test my eyes for me and make me some new glasses .
    When you find one, ask him to test the rest of your head while he's at it.

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    Are you long or short sighted Nigel ?

    You would be better off getting the free eye test in the UK, then bringing your prescription over, I would think, even in Bangkok they are not as thorough as the UK, the places I tried anyhow.

    Having bad eyesight is good, it's a great excuse when the Missus mates tell her you were seen coming out of the local knocking shop, falling out of the bar etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123
    When you find one, ask him to test the rest of your head while he's at it.
    I'm only over for 3 weeks

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    Thats a good idea Sab ,,, but not free here mate ,, but still a good idea will do

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabai sabai
    Having bad eyesight is good, it's a great excuse when the Missus mates tell her you were seen coming out of the local knocking shop, falling out of the bar etc
    Knockin shop mate ,, !?!?!?!!! I'm on me last bleeding knockins

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    haha,

    I always used to see free eye tests or for a fiver at places like Specsavers, D&A, and Morrisons funnily enough.

    Find your prescription, then pick up some fake Gucci or Dolce & Gabanna sunglasses here, take them to an optician and they will put you some tinted lenses in, for your eyes. I haven't done it myself, but I read somewhere that's a cheap way to go about it


    The sunglasses Nigel, look at the sunglasses

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    There's one on Phosi Road about 50m before the first roundabout on the left (south) side of the road. Speaks good English, is affordable and does a decent job. Has a large choice of frames too.

    Udorn Optical
    042 223038 or 042 340224

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    Thanks for that Marmite , some good local info there ,, the misses knows where your on about will give it a go, its got to be better than spending a fortune in the UK trying to understand Polski or have some garlic induced infusion speaking Injum 2" from my face cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabai sabai
    The sunglasses Nigel, look at the sunglasses
    I wanted to look at the beach . but got distracted by those trendy glasses

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    i use the one in old big c plaza, sakon nakhon rd (22) and ring rd, competent exam, and good pricing.

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    Most opticians here offer same day service so you won't have long to wait.
    Always have my eyes tested here and they have all the equipment and more than you might find in the U.K.

    Top Charoen have branches everywhere but usually try to charge over the top rates. You can get a quote from them then go somewhere else for something cheaper.

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    Thanks lads for all the help ,, I sure need to renew my glasses , and if I can save a good bit from rip off Britain it will be a bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UdornLA View Post
    i use the one in old big c plaza, sakon nakhon rd (22) and ring rd, competent exam, and good pricing.
    Wife used this 1 as well.

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    Top Charoen are good because their staff are often open to offers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Top Charoen are good because their staff are often open to offers.
    Thanks for the tip , but it's bifocals I'm after

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    Went to Udorn optical Fri,day night , about 40 min test , ordered 2 sets of tinted non reflective , plus new frames 115 the lot ! Well pleased , even didn't surcharge me for having eaten a load of fresh garlic about an hour before I went in. I think he is Chinese but speaks fair english. Job done t

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    There's one on Phosi Road about 50m before the first roundabout on the left (south) side of the road. Speaks good English, is affordable and does a decent job. Has a large choice of frames too.

    Udorn Optical
    042 223038 or 042 340224
    my daughter is displaying symptoms of requiring eyesight correction so i will give her a go, rather than my old ladies choice (some bint in the thaisri market.

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    any suggestions in the surin area

    I went to top charoen at big c last time to get the lenses replaced in my reading glasses and at 4200 per pair I think they were taking the piss

    next time I want new frames so I would rather not get gouged by them

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