A chic, fashionable pair of glasses for the price of a dinner - this is not an unfair temptation or a bargain trap. In Turkey you can really save money when you buy glasses. We tell you where most opticians are and what you need to consider when buying glasses.
First of all about the price, the statement made at the beginning is not fictional. We recently paid more for a couple meal at home than we did for glasses in Turkey and we weren't in a fancy restaurant. The glasses were also not a “brand unsightly till frame”, they rather brought compliments such as: “where did you get the chic glasses from” or “what do you think your new glasses look good for”.
Here you will find opticians
In the popular holiday resorts on the Turkish Riviera there are many opticians with a wide range of glasses, contact lenses and sunglasses. The optics shops are close together. So you can use an exploration tour in the pedestrian zones to find out about the offers. You can find more glasses stores in the large shopping centers.
Bring the prescription of your eye doctor with you on vacation, Turkish opticians have no problem with the values specified in it. Of course, if you know the strength of your glasses, this is not necessary. Take a look at the shop displays and ask the price in one or the other shop, so that you get a feel for what a pair of glasses will cost.
If you need normal glasses, buying glasses on vacation is not a problem. So far, only good things have been heard about glasses with normal lenses that were bought in Turkey. But you need to know that many opticians can usually not guarantee the glasses or the frame. Tourists who bought glasses with progressive lenses from non-reputable opticians in Turkey were sometimes not satisfied with it. We cannot judge whether this was due to the performance of the optician or the unusual wearing of progressive lenses.
Since the demand for glasses for tourists in Turkey has increased, we too have been working with the most reputable opticians in the holiday areas. You can see a list of reputable opticians in the most important holiday centers on our respective page. These are open from Monday to Saturday at least from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., some of them also open on Sundays.