When it comes to shopping to shopping on Koh Samui, the island has it all. As a destination for shopping Samui certainly punches well above its weight in terms of choice, value for money and quality of goods that are available.
Whilst shopping on Koh Samui you might notice that are a large number of opticians dotted all over the island. Particularly in areas like Chaweng and Lamai, there seems to be an optician on every single street corner.
Most of the time, you will hardly see any customers inside the store and on the rare occasions that you do, you can guarantee that staff will probably outnumber the customers by about 3 to 1! This does lead to excellent service, with help always being on hand. Also, the members of staff are always immaculately dressed in smart uniforms, which closely resemble those worn by cabin crew on airplanes.
You might even wonder how the opticians all manage to survive with there being so many of them on the island. One can only guess that they must do a steady trade of business otherwise they would not be able to stay open.
No doubt a large number of their trade will almost certainly come from foreign tourists, this is a given on Koh Samui! However, this isn’t all that surprising given the fact that opticians in Thailand are generally much cheaper than they are in the West. Also, there is always a good selection of prescription glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses available, with the cost of any eye test often included in the overall price of the glasses.
The standard of eye examinations is normally very good too in Thailand and you should have no problem in determining the strength or type of prescription required for your new lenses. If you are still a little uncertain about the quality of Thai opticians and eye examinations, you could always bring with you an up to date prescription from home in order to determine what sort of lenses you will need.
All of the opticians that can be found on Koh Samui stock the latest in designer frames and sunglasses from names such as Ray Ban, Gucci, Christian Dior, Police, Playboy, Armani, Oakley and more. The good thing about purchasing designer frames or sunglasses from one of the opticians on the island is that you can be sure that the frames are genuine, which is certainly not the case when you purchase similar sunglasses from night markets or other shops.
Koh Samui Opticians
The different opticians that can be found on koh Samui include branches of Beautiful Optical, Top Charoen Optical and Sawang Optical, as well as a number of smaller independent outlets. As there are so many on the island, you won’t have to look very hard until you find an optician. In order to get the latest information on prices and product range, you might want to visit a number of stores in order to find which opticians offer the best service and value for money.
Here are the address details of just some of the opticians that can be found on Koh Samui:
Address: Thaweeratphakdee, 187/12 Moo 3, Nathon, Koh Samui 84140
Tel: 077 420 500
AddressL 12/38 Moo 1, Main Samui Ring Road, Mae Nam, 84330
Tel: 077 427 505
Address: Tesco Lotus, 1/7 Moo 6, Bo Phut, Koh Samui, 84320
Tel: 077 245 461