Singapore Expats Forum

Should I buy prescription sunglasses in UK before moving?

Discuss about beauty & health. Need some advice or looking for a particular product? Share your beauty and health tips here.

CaptainBullus
Regular
Regular
Posts: 110
Joined: Wed, 23 Oct 2013
Location: Way out West

Should I buy prescription sunglasses in UK before moving?

Postby CaptainBullus » Thu, 14 Nov 2013 7:34 am

Hi,

Moving to Singapore next year and I was wondering if it is better to buy myself a pair of prescription sunglasses here in the UK or wait until I get to Singapore. Will they be cheaper? (I'd be looking at Rayban or similar) they would cost about £150 with lenses here.
Cheers

User avatar
JR8
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 16514
Joined: Wed, 24 Mar 2010
Location: K. Puki Manis

Postby JR8 » Thu, 14 Nov 2013 8:26 am

Historically it's always been said this is the place to get specs made up, since 95% of the people here are squiff-eyed.

User avatar
the lynx
Governor
Governor
Posts: 5272
Joined: Thu, 09 Dec 2010
Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location:

Re: Should I buy prescription sunglasses in UK before moving

Postby the lynx » Thu, 14 Nov 2013 8:40 am

CaptainBullus wrote:Hi,

Moving to Singapore next year and I was wondering if it is better to buy myself a pair of prescription sunglasses here in the UK or wait until I get to Singapore. Will they be cheaper? (I'd be looking at Rayban or similar) they would cost about £150 with lenses here.
Cheers


I've never bought glasses from UK but the rule of the thumb is that most branded items (prescription ones on top of that) are always more expensive.

An exception though, Sim Lim Tower has a shop that sells discounted branded sunglasses (mostly Rayban) that can work out SGD120 per pair for regular off-season ones. But no prescription.

livingontheedge
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 159
Joined: Tue, 25 Jun 2013

Postby livingontheedge » Fri, 15 Nov 2013 1:02 am

Buy in Batam or Johor, near Singapore. Prices are ridiculously cheap.

User avatar
zzm9980
Governor
Governor
Posts: 6842
Joined: Wed, 06 Jul 2011
Location: Once more unto the breach

Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:16 pm

I don't know how vision insurance works in the UK, but in the US it only covers the lenses not the frames.

Both health plans I've had in Singapore have given me $XXX per year towards vision, including frames. My current company gives $750/year per person on this. I plan to collect my third pair of nice designer glasses I don't really need on Jan 1st. :cool: So just something you may want to consider if the company you'll be working for has a nice health plan.

CaptainBullus
Regular
Regular
Posts: 110
Joined: Wed, 23 Oct 2013
Location: Way out West

Postby CaptainBullus » Sun, 17 Nov 2013 7:38 pm

Cheers All, I'll wait and see what the Medical plan offers.

User avatar
the lynx
Governor
Governor
Posts: 5272
Joined: Thu, 09 Dec 2010
Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location:

Postby the lynx » Mon, 18 Nov 2013 9:07 am

zzm9980 wrote:I don't know how vision insurance works in the UK, but in the US it only covers the lenses not the frames.

Both health plans I've had in Singapore have given me $XXX per year towards vision, including frames. My current company gives $750/year per person on this. I plan to collect my third pair of nice designer glasses I don't really need on Jan 1st. :cool: So just something you may want to consider if the company you'll be working for has a nice health plan.


You and your Tag Heuer. Pfft!

:P


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Beauty, Health & Fitness”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests