Eyeglasses for 20,000 won ($15)?!?
Eye care in Korea is unbelievably cheap and accurate. Before coming to Korea, I spent $400 on a new pair of glasses and bought $200 worth of contacts. I had insurance, but of course, it doesn’t cover much for eye care. In addition, my eyesight is pretty bad, so I always have to wear glasses or contacts. And I hate wearing glasses, so I had to spend a lot of money on contact solution. Fortunately, I had a connection with a friend who works for Lenscrafters, so she helped me with my contacts and solution for a while. But, when Randy and I figured out how cheap it was for eyeglasses in Korea, eye care was no longer a problem! During our first trip in Korea, we went to Jeju Island and went hiking. Randy had changed his eyeglasses to his sunglasses and accidently broke his $400 Ray Ban eyeglasses. After the hike, we went to an eyeglasses shop and he picked out new frames and kept the lenses. It took only 20 minutes and $50 for new frames and for them to change the lenses.