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Old Jun 8th 2008, 12:30 am
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My OH needs an eye test. Does anyone know of an English speaking optician anywhere between Gandia and Valencia. Alzira, Carcaixent, Cullera, Algemisi etc would be best for us but do not hold out much hope for those towns.

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My OH needs an eye test. Does anyone know of an English speaking optician anywhere between Gandia and Valencia. Alzira, Carcaixent, Cullera, Algemisi etc would be best for us but do not hold out much hope for those towns.

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Theres one in Oliva that I was quite impressed with. I was having trouble with some blurring in my eye and he did all the tests, free of charge and referred me to a good consultant. Spoke english.

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Theres one in Oliva that I was quite impressed with. I was having trouble with some blurring in my eye and he did all the tests, free of charge and referred me to a good consultant. Spoke english.

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You have upset Graham now with your editing because he was going to respond in that vein.

Thanks for the info we will get in touch with him.

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I have used this UK company below for many years,One of the best glasses websites out there. Just send via e/mail and online order form details of your prescription and measure your PD (Pupilliary distance)This is the distance in millimeters from the center of the pupil in one eye to the center of the pupil in the other eye. This measurement is taken to ensure the correct positioning of your lenses within the frames you have chosen. You can do this yourself All explained on website. E/mails are from the man himself not some idiot. All in all a tip top site. Dont buy those cheapo rubbish from the market or get ripped off by the Spanish optician once he hears your accent buy here. You can even have designer frames if you wish or send your old frames and have your updated lenses fitted in them. They post to Spain no problem guy init.


http://www.selectspecs.com/search.ph...e=8&Currency=3

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I have used this UK company below for many years,One of the best glasses websites out there. Just send via e/mail and online order form details of your prescription and measure your PD (Pupilliary distance)This is the distance in millimeters from the center of the pupil in one eye to the center of the pupil in the other eye. This measurement is taken to ensure the correct positioning of your lenses within the frames you have chosen. You can do this yourself All explained on website. E/mails are from the man himself not some idiot. All in all a tip top site. Dont buy those cheapo rubbish from the market or get ripped off by the Spanish optician once he hears your accent buy here. You can even have designer frames if you wish or send your old frames and have your updated lenses fitted in them. They post to Spain no problem guy init.

http://www.selectspecs.com/search.ph...e=8&Currency=3

You need to go to an optician anyway though dont you?
I've found the optician here to be very helpful
My wife has used glasses off the market for reading and has found them to be fine, for €5 - €10!
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You need to go to an optician anyway though dont you?
I've found the optician here to be very helpful
My wife has used glasses off the market for reading and has found them to be fine, for €5 - €10!
The ones from the market are fine if your eyes are not too bad and if they are fairly even. I personally use ones with a slightly stronger lens for when I am stitching so the market ones are great for me. Graham on the otherhand needs two totally different lens so they would not be any good even as a temporary measure so he has to get 'proper' glasses.

He has been saying almost every day for the last few months that his sight is getting worse and it is at least 2 years since his last eye test so he will definitely need to see an optician first and was delighted with your recommendation.

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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
You need to go to an optician anyway though dont you?
I've found the optician here to be very helpful
My wife has used glasses off the market for reading and has found them to be fine, for €5 - €10!

My wife was quoted 450 euros for a none designer pair of Specs. She can not wear the market type due to a problem with her eyes........She can still see enough to empty yours trulys wallet. If you get your prescription the website I quoted is tip top and prices start at 18 euros all in. I was just showing whats out there I found the up market Optician here in Spain very expensive when put alongside a like premises in the UK. Not the hit and miss lucky lucky market trader.
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My wife was quoted 450 euros for a none designer pair of Specs. She can not wear the market type due to a problem with her eyes........She can still see enough to empty yours trulys wallet. If you get your prescription the website I quoted is tip top and prices start at 18 euros all in. I was just showing whats out there I found the up market Optician here in Spain very expensive when put alongside a like premises in the UK. Not the hit and miss lucky lucky market trader.

Oh I agree, not for everyone for sure. I need to go soon and my eyes are really wierd as I had eye surgery when I was young so I wont get away with off the shelf.
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Oh I agree, not for everyone for sure. I need to go soon and my eyes are really wierd as I had eye surgery when I was young so I wont get away with off the shelf.
Getting a regular eye test should be a must for many on this site - it's an age thing!

Seriously, one problem that can sneak up on you is glaucoma and the other is related to diabetes - I know as I have both. Of course as you get even older than me cataracts are another problem - all the more reason for at least a once a year eye test.

Nowadays an optician should pick up on all signs of the above conditions. Beware though of those who use that puffer thing to check eye pressure - I know of quite a few instances where readings were seriously flawed and an urgent referral should have been made to an ophthalmologist.

My glaucoma was only discovered by chance when I returned to the UK after some time in Malaysia. I wear contact lenses - the hard type and I had had new lenses in Malaysia but didn't think they were quite right - when I saw the UK optician all became clear (well not that clear)

I now have an optician who specialises in contact lenses. He is also an academic and tours the world giving talks on latest developments etc. When I eventually get to live in Spain I will be asking him for the name of an optician around Valencia and making sure I take copies of all my records with me.
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