Buying glasses in Hua Hin

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Re: Buying glasses in Hua Hin

Post by migrant » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:21 am

Thank you both!!
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Re: Buying glasses in Hua Hin

Post by HHTel » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:01 am

Myself, as well as others on here, thoroughly recommend Dr. Pairat. Top Charoen are in the business of selling specs whereas Dr. Pairat is in the business true diagnosis. I had cataract replacement surgery some years ago now and have never needed glasses to this day. Even Bangkok Hospital sends him patients for laser adjustment because he has the equipment and they don't.
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Walking south from MV, his surgery is on the right between Soi 88/1 and Soi 88/2.

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Re: Buying glasses in Hua Hin

Post by migrant » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:30 pm

HHTel wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:01 am
Myself, as well as others on here, thoroughly recommend Dr. Pairat. Top Charoen are in the business of selling specs whereas Dr. Pairat is in the business true diagnosis. I had cataract replacement surgery some years ago now and have never needed glasses to this day. Even Bangkok Hospital sends him patients for laser adjustment because he has the equipment and they don't.
Top of the list in Hua Hin!

Walking south from MV, his surgery is on the right between Soi 88/1 and Soi 88/2.
Thanks! Yes I had my doubts about Top Charoen as you said.
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Re: Buying glasses in Hua Hin

Post by handdrummer » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:01 pm

Thanks! Yes I had my doubts about Top Charoen as you said.

I had a pair of glasses made at Top Charoen and they made the wrong prescription. The person in line ahead of me had the same problem. Buyer beware. I ended have mine made at Time Optics, just down the road from the Chinese mall.

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Re: Buying glasses in Hua Hin

Post by egiljohann » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:25 pm

HHTel wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:01 am
Myself, as well as others on here, thoroughly recommend Dr. Pairat. Top Charoen are in the business of selling specs whereas Dr. Pairat is in the business true diagnosis. I had cataract replacement surgery some years ago now and have never needed glasses to this day. Even Bangkok Hospital sends him patients for laser adjustment because he has the equipment and they don't.
Top of the list in Hua Hin!

Walking south from MV, his surgery is on the right between Soi 88/1 and Soi 88/2.
Dr. Pairat now do his cataract laser operations at Bangkok Hospital. So maybe they now have the equipment, or said doctor has moved his equipment over to them. I checked my cataract at his office about a week ago and he told me. I'm in for operation soon.
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Re: Buying glasses in Hua Hin

Post by HHTel » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:05 pm

Mmmm. Bangkok hospital had equipment to perform cataract ops but not laser. The cataract op was more expensive than Dr. Pairat. So I guess he's doing both laser and cataract ops at Bangkok Hospital.

My mother had some laser correction and when we went to his surgery, after looking at her eyes, said "We'll do that now". 5 mins and all done. Won't get that kind of service anymore!

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Re: Buying glasses in Hua Hin

Post by Scout » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:33 am

I followed the recommendations and visited Dr. Pairat to obtain a new pair of glasses. I was very pleased with the entire experience. Dr. Pairat and his staff speak excellent English and he took the time to explain everything in detail and in language I could understand. The vision tests he administered were the most comprehensive I’ve had since I left America. He also diagnosed my current progressive glasses, obtained at Top Charoen, and showed me why they don’t feel quite right, the lens were manufactured in such a way that the center of vision missed the center of my eyes, by just a little on one side and clear up onto my eyelid on the other. I suspect this has also happened with all my previous pairs from Top Charoen and why they’ve always told me I needed to wear the new glasses for a few days until my eyes got used to them. I picked up my new glasses last night and from the first minute of using them my eyes feel at rest and my field of vision is VERY comfortable and greatly improved. All of my future business will be with Dr Pairat, thank you all for your recommendations !

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