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Please recommend a reliable optician in JB

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Please recommend a reliable optician in JB

Hi

I'm recently confirmed to have presbyopia, together with my myopia & astigmatic, plus transition lens I've been quoted exorbitant prices for a new pair of spectacles. This is way beyond what I can afford. Going forward (considering I'd need glasses till...), I'm in urgent need to look across the causeway. Anyone with recommendation of a reliable optician in Johor Bahru that I can visit. Please share shop name, address and price range if you know. Many thanks.

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Hi, it is worthwhile to make a trip to Holiday Plaza at JB to make ur prescription glasses. All the optical shops r qualified like those in S'pore. U can request to see the opticians' qualifications and certificates to practise.

I have found out that City Square and KSL at JB quote higher prices due to their higher rents. Remember the high price we paid for a product goes to pay the shop rent mainly. So a gd location and posh mall demands high rents.

Let me share some inside information regarding the makeup of a pair of prescription glasses from a friend who is in this business. The price quoted is about 5 times. 1 part is the cost and the other 4 parts is to cover the rent, labour, other liabilities and profit. So if u r quoted 200 dollars for ur pair, the real cost is about 40 dollars.

Walk around Holiday Plaza and check up the prices of the various shops. Last year a friend made one on the spot at Holiday Plaza after considering the price she paid for a similar pair in Singapore. She said it is 30 percent cheaper. I am sorry I cannot recall the shop name.

If u have further questions u may pm me.

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Hi Pagodalover

Thanks for the information.

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3. Re: Please recommend a reliable optician in JB

Hi, what about branded specs in JB? like Gucci? Risk of buying a fake one?

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