Shanghai Eyewear



Ms. Jocelyn Gibbons, the marketing director of Just Eyewear, found me through this blog and requested data on the cost of prescription eyeglasses in Shanghai. I asked around for prescription prices and determined that the most economic option would be to purchase rims in the States and lenses in Shanghai. Prescription eyeglass prices in Shanghai start at around 80 RMB (11.72 USD). I also witnessed this bucket of non-prescription glasses. The going price was 2 RMB (0.30 USD) each in the old markets. Some market stalls even do eye exams themselves and can have the glasses ready within 30 minutes.

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3 Responses to Shanghai Eyewear

  1. Chris Fisher says:

    I can’t comment on Shanghai prices, but I purchased some eyeglasses here in Zibo for a ridiculously low price. I don’t know about getting rims in the States, I bought a middle-of-the-road pair and only spent about 250 yuan, or $35, for the lenses and rims together.

    I looked at purchasing some before coming to China from Walmart and a few retail outlets, and the cheapest rims I could find was around $35-40–and this was for some real low quality gear. I never did look at the prescription lens prices at home but I’m sure it would have taken me far and above the cost I paid here.

  2. Jocelyn says:

    Awesome! Thanks for the info. And I love the pic of the huge glasses bin.

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