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.