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Q: Where can I buy cheap prescription glasses in Beijing?

My glasses just broke, does anyone know where I can buy new ones asap. I've heard that there is some sort of glasses market but I don't know where it is. Thanks.

5 years 39 weeks ago in  Shopping - Beijing

 
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Glasses are cheap compared other countries. Just buy them. I paid 650 for mine, 60 in China.

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The place you are looking for is Beijing glasses city 北京眼镜城 (beijing yanjing cheng). Take line 10 and get off at Jinsong. Exit C will get you right on the way. The building will be about 10-15 minutes south. Once you get close, you will see tons of other buildings that also make glasses, including malls. Avoid those. To be accurate, ask around (especially to security guards or store owners) and show them the chatacters. There are several floors of small shops in the building. Avoid the first floor. And bargain. 2-300 can get you a good pair. You get to choose the type of lenses too. Your glasses can be ready in 30 minutes. Make sure you do a spare pair. Well worth it.

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The glasses market mentioned by JustinF is located right by Panjiayuan. You can take the subway there or ask a taxi driver, they all know the place.

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Thanks guys. Big help! I can see again!!!!!!!!

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