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Optician

Posted: Wed 06 Jun 2018 18:21
by Brian
Anybody any experience of opticians/costs? Luckily we live near Spanish border (La Jonquera Grand Commercial), and having got idea of costs from French optician in Le boulou, L'Optica in GC are much cheaper - are there any 'downsides' to using them (they appear to grasp French and even better a bit of English!). Advice welcomed!!

Posted: Wed 06 Jun 2018 18:41
by Nigel
I can really recommend L'Opitica at La Jonquera.

Great service advice and prices.

Clara helped me...she speaks English

They will also give you an eye test by the optician ....an appt was not necessary

Posted: Wed 06 Jun 2018 18:43
by Nigel
forgot to say....once I had chosen frames lenses etc and I had the estimate she told me to come back about 2 weeks later as there was a one day special when I could get an extra 10% discount

Optician

Posted: Wed 06 Jun 2018 20:00
by Brian
Thanks very much for that very useful advice - will have no hesitation in going there.

Posted: Wed 06 Jun 2018 20:21
by Nigel
I am sure you will be happy

Let me know how you get on

Posted: Sat 23 Jun 2018 18:50
by Helen_VDB
Are the doctors and other medical services in Spain THAT cheaper? I see everyone recommending Spanish dentists, opticians etc. I remember reading an article a couple days ago about people buying houses in France (and in other European countries) for health reasons, but Spain wasn't in the list. I just can't find the article, but I'll post it here if I find it.

Edit, found it : https://tranio.com/articles/places-to-b ... nt-abroad/

Posted: Sun 24 Jun 2018 21:23
by Kate
As part of Macron’s election promise, dentists, opticians and hearing aids are expected to be a lot cheaper, maybe even free, over the next couple of years here in France.

Posted: Mon 25 Jun 2018 12:46
by martyn94
Kate wrote:As part of Macron’s election promise, dentists, opticians and hearing aids are expected to be a lot cheaper, maybe even free, over the next couple of years here in France.
I think the idea is that the mutuelles (if you have one) will commit to covering the price of “middle-marketâ€￾ appliances. Probably OK for glasses (unless you think that Christian Dior is especially expert at designing spectacle frames, from the grave) but maybe less so for dental gear or hearing aids. But I suspect that it will still becheaper to avoid the mutuelle, for specs, and go to Spain or the UK. If nothing else, it cuts out the ophthalmo.

Bins

Posted: Wed 27 Jun 2018 00:29
by Perpipal
Very useful information about Spain - seriously Kate do you believe Macron? He spends far to much time and tax payers money on his make-up! As for his performance with Trump ... ooh la la .. he played a cute elf reminiscent of a school play - Unions... strikes ... Brexit ... reasons to be cheerful part 3!

Posted: Wed 27 Jun 2018 13:52
by Kate
seriously Kate do you believe Macron?
I do actually. He’s sticking to his guns on quite a few issues that could bring him trouble in the future and not backing down court popularity. I like that.

Posted: Fri 29 Jun 2018 17:04
by martyn94
Kate wrote:
seriously Kate do you believe Macron?
I do actually. He’s sticking to his guns on quite a few issues that could bring him trouble in the future and not backing down court popularity. I like that.
I think I agree. But the idea that his reforms seem brave only underlines how low the bar has come to be set.

Posted: Fri 29 Jun 2018 17:11
by martyn94
A propos of nothing very much, there’s an article in Le Monde today about the scourge of superfluous regulations. Among many many pages of house rules at the Louvre, there’s apparently one which forbids you to visit in a bathing costume. It leaves me strangely tempted to slip into the Gents and come out in my Speedos (or “budgie-smugglersâ€￾, as Australians say).

Posted: Sat 30 Jun 2018 08:35
by Kate
Haha. Chiche! :lol: