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Affordable Optical Shops in Madrid

Written by Daniella

Sight is one of the most important assets humans have. People with visual issues can encounter many problems in this world, so many of them use eyeglasses or contact lenses, or have an eye operation in order to improve their visual limitations. Wearing glasses is one of the most common ways to correct visual deficiencies, and it can be a true style aspect in your appearance. Some people even wear glasses without needing them, to get a more sophisticated look. But a pair of eyeglasses is not cheap, and for that exact reason, ShMadrid will tell you all about the cheapest optical shops in the capital.

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Buying glasses and cheap contact lenses in Madrid

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A very high percentage of the population has vision problems. At opticians you can buy specific products for vision correction and protection, and this is where professionals work to help you choose the most suitable products, or advise you on the most suitable treatment for your eyes. The most common problem people suffer from is myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism, and it can be corrected with eyeglasses. A pair of glasses consists of frames, which may be a white-label product or from a designer or fashion brand, such as Mango, Emporio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Carolina Herrera and Tous. There are also exclusive premium brands of glasses, such as Ray-ban, Oakley, Polaroid and Carrera. Add to these frames your individually prescribed glass or plastic lenses, and they will correct the visual defects. Eyeglasses are usually not cheap however, although they come in many price ranges. You can also wear contact lenses, a product that fulfils the same function as glasses, but you put these directly on your eye, although you can hardly feel them. Finally, depending on the client’s diagnosis, there are eye problems that can be corrected by laser surgery, and many opticians have incorporated this service into their facilities nowadays.

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Another one of the star products at optical shops are sunglasses. These products help protect the eyes from the sun’s rays, and they have become a symbol of style and beauty. Elegant and stylish sunglasses can be part of your identity, and they are mainly used outdoors to protect the eyes from direct sunlight. There are, however, other reasons for wearing sunglasses,  for instance as a means of creating distance between you and someone else, as the eyes, that are the mirror of the soul, are not directly visible. Sunglasses must be certified to protect your eyesight properly, and therefore it is important not to get carried away by low prices, but to ensure certification when buying a new pair. The most affordable optic stores in the capital are: Ópticas Factory-outlet, located at Carrer General Ricardos 222, in Madrid. They have a wide variety of glasses at good prices. At Soloptical you will also find glasses at reasonable prices. It is on Carrer Arenal 3, near Puerta del Sol. Finally, we also recommend Óptica Arenas, located at Carrer Ventura Rodríguez Street 22. They offer much variety and quality at a good price.

Which optical shop do you go to in Madrid for glasses or contact lenses?

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Daniella loves to write and translate. Her bucket list is filled with beautiful places she still needs to visit.

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