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Old Sep 20th 2015, 5:54 am
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Just had a bad experience with an optician in the UK. The lens seem fine but the frames/fitting are a problem.
As I'm coming over to Spain soon, I was thinking of getting a spare pair.
Question is, would my UK prescription be understood by a Spanish optician - ie are they universal? Alternatively could they tell from the lens?
Thanks for any advice.
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Yes and yes.
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Old Sep 20th 2015, 7:00 am
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Thanks Fred.

There's a local optician nearby and a Spanish Specsavers in Torrevieja. I'll check to see if there are any reviews.
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Originally Posted by lutonlad
Just had a bad experience with an optician in the UK. The lens seem fine but the frames/fitting are a problem.
As I'm coming over to Spain soon, I was thinking of getting a spare pair.
Question is, would my UK prescription be understood by a Spanish optician - ie are they universal? Alternatively could they tell from the lens?
Thanks for any advice.

Have your teeth checked when you're there ...... thats far cheaper in Spain in my experience
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Old Sep 21st 2015, 9:05 pm
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I used the Specsavers in Torrevieja and whilst I found the service/attitude a bit strange from the general attendants the optician was (is) a very nice professional guy. I have just read their advert in todays (Spanish) paper - they have several places along the Costa Blanca.

I like that they do a full eye health check up, some Spanish opticians do not have all the equipment.
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Originally Posted by spainrico
I used the Specsavers in Torrevieja and whilst I found the service/attitude a bit strange from the general attendants the optician was (is) a very nice professional guy. I have just read their advert in todays (Spanish) paper - they have several places along the Costa Blanca.

I like that they do a full eye health check up, some Spanish opticians do not have all the equipment.
Thanks for that.
Is their service efficient? Just wondering how long ordering specs would take.
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Originally Posted by lutonlad
Thanks for that.
Is their service efficient? Just wondering how long ordering specs would take.
Not been in Spain for a few years, but we usedmthe Torre Specsavers when they opened, no problems then with orders, same time as you would get in the UK.
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Took a few days but seemed efficient enough and of course sensible prices, especially if you get in on a special offer.
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I got next day at Specsavers in Barcelona. I guess you would get same service in Torrevieja?
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I got next day at Specsavers in Barcelona. I guess you would get same service in Torrevieja?
That's good. Thanks.
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Specsavers r brilliant being diabetic they keep an "eye" on my sight and check that all is well and write to my doc to make appts for hospital checks if needed
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