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Japan With Kids - Forums: Shopping in Japan: Eye Glasses / Opticians
By Gaijinmom on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 6:01 pm:

Has anyone tried ordering prescription eye glasses in the Tokyo area? I have a US prescription and was wondering whether the opticians here will be able to decipher it and make a pair of glasses for me. If anyone has any recommendations for a good but reasonably-priced optician around Tokyo (especially the Shibuya area), please post it. Thanks.

By Natasha on Sunday, October 12, 2003 - 9:25 am:

I found a great selection of eyewear and good prices at BIC camera in Yurakucho (inside the old Sogo Department Store just next to Yurakucho station Yamanote Line). I did not get a presecription filled there, but I am reasonably certain that they can do it. I didn't ask, but I think there is an optician there as part of the staff. I would also really like to know if it is possible to show them an prescription written abroad.

By Nancy on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 12:54 am:

Although it is not in the area you requested, I understand the eyeglasses at Costco are very well priced.

By Julie Rogers on Saturday, October 18, 2003 - 7:25 pm:

I have recently been seeing the following optician for probs with my hard contacts-it has taken me 3 years to find an English speaking optician who deals with hard lens and even more luckily he is located near my home! I think he can help with prescriptions -- if not he can probably recommend someone.

Koichiro Tominaga
2f Tomonari Foresight Bld, 1-40-18 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112
Tel: 03-5319-3626
Close to Gogokuji station on the Yurakucho line

By Nancy on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 11:04 am:

Just to let you know, Tominaga eye clinic has closed as of December 2003. This information appears on the website.

By Jayne on Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 12:35 pm:

I work at a huge eye clinic/glasses shop in Yokohama. Everything is pretty reasonably priced and a lot of the staff speak English. Email me if you are interested. jayneuruhatyahoodotcom

By Nancy on Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 9:49 pm:

Jayne, not sure why you didn't post the details, but it sounds like Okada Optical Clinic in Yokohama. I highly recommend it. They have an English website.

By Jayne on Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 12:22 pm:

Hi Nancy,
Thanks. Yes - that's where I work. I didn't post the details because I though it might be classed as advertising because I work there. Also the English website is a bit confusing to say the least. I've recently taken on the task of making a new one but it won't be up and running for a few months. Still there are maps on the website so it's worth checking out. If anyone would like more information, please feel free to contact me at the email in the post above.

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