Many expats have prescription glasses made in Hoi An. If you do not have a prescription, it is not a problem. They can work out your prescription from existing glasses or they can do an eye test. Generally, the eye test is free. The turnaround process is quick. Mine (copied from existing glasses) were made in under an hour. It could take a couple of days however if they have to send away for a specific type of lens.
Below is a rough price guide of what you might expect to pay. Be aware some shops will charge more. Prices also vary (quite widely) due to the type of lens and frame you choose.
Standard glasses $US30 – 70
Multi-focals $US70 – 150
Sunglasses $US15 – 70
Contact lenses (3 months) $US10 – 20
*All the shops listed below have been used – and recommended – by expats. Some are more expensive than others.
550 Hai Ba Trung
+84 (0)510 3917 404; +84 (0) 120 4645207
Hours: 7.30 am – 9.30 pm
Sai Gon 2
64 Phan Boi Chau
+84 (0)510 3963 179
Hours: 9am – 8pm
106 Ba Trieu
+ 84 (0) 035 863 798
Hours: 8.30 am – 8.30 pm
400 Hung Vuong Street, (near Big C)
+84 (0) 913 402 829
Email: [email protected]
Hours: 7am – 7pm
Quang Optical is very popular among Da Nang and Hoi An Expats. You can buy contact lenses here. The optician speaks excellent English. Due to its popularity prices are higher than they used to be.
66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street
+84 (0)511 3829 986
Hours: 7.30 am – 7pm
Dr. Ngo Van Tam
55/5 Trần Hưng Đạo Street, opp Ganesh restaurant.
+84 (0) 905 023 037
Hours: 9am – 11am; 4.15pm – 8pm (7 days)
Good service; reasonable prices; fluent in English
239 Hai Phong Street.
+84 (0) 914 088 275
Dr Chi has good English and comes highly recommended by a Korean eye specialist working as an NGO in Da Nang. Her clinic is near Da Nang train station and whilst she is a paediatric ophthalmologist, she is also skilled in treating adults.