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Is there an optometrist or optical store in David that makes or can order eye glasses with glass and not acrylic?

 

I purchased an acrylic pair at Lopez Optical about three years ago for $250 and I'm not satisfied with the performance.

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I spent my career with Carl Zeiss Meditec, selling / marketing various diagnostic and surgical equipment and devices to the global ophthalmology community.  But Zeiss also has the Zeiss Optical division that makes various optical lenses of different materials, including glass -- high index and otherwise.  You may have been recommended plastic lenses earlier if your prescription is high -- meaning lots of base material needed to make the corrections.  If that's not the case, and if you've worn glass lenses in the past (also need to consider frame size and weight along with style), then maybe you can get them again.  Before going to David I'd check the optician shop next to eShop just to see if they can give you options..  Not sure if that's Lopez Optical or some other place.  Wish I could be more help.  Good luck.

  

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The optical shop in Boquete, near eShop and Union Fenosa/Western Union, is Vega Optical. They also have offices in David.

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Dennis,

 

Wow, I've got two pairs of Zeiss glasses that are almost 30 years old, great quality!  My prescription is -1.5 so there's no restriction.  The doctor at Lopez told me that no one in Chiriqui cuts glass eyeglasses.

 

Bonnie,

 

I'll drop by Vega Optical.

 

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The lab doesn't necessarily need to be in Chiriqui.  And ask if they can do High Index lenses (higher index of refraction so the lenses are thinner and lighter).  -1.5 should be quite light and thin and work with almost all frames.  Good luck.

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On 2/21/2017 at 7:46 AM, Bonnie said:

The optical shop in Boquete, near eShop and Union Fenosa/Western Union, is Vega Optical. They also have offices in David.

 

Bonnie & Dennis,

 

I stopped by Vega Optical and unfortunately they do not offer glass lenses.  They can't special order them from Panama City.

 

 

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