Best affordable spectacle shops in Singapore


As someone who’s been bespectacled since the age of 10, I’m familiar with the struggles of finding cheap spectacle shops in Singapore. Frames can cost as much as $300, and most of the time, these don’t include lenses. 

For those who’re looking for budget-friendly options, check out this spectacle-lar list of shops where you can get affordable and stylish prescription glasses. You can find trendy frames from $12 as well as custom-made prescription glasses in 20 minutes. 


1. Mimeo Optical – Korean-style glasses from $75


We’re no strangers to gushing over our favourite K-Drama stars on the daily. If that’s a style you’re looking to cop for yourself, check out Mimeo Optical’s range of glasses specially designed and made in Korea.

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Their spectacles cost as low as $75 and they currently have promotions including a 1-for-1 Shamir Progressive Lens Package – perfect for those who spend lots of time in front of a computer and need some TLC for their eyes.

Before you even head down to the shop, you can fill out a short questionnaire on their website and get an estimated price quote for your next pair of glasses based on your current prescription and choice of lenses.

Mimeo Optical
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard #02-338 Singapore 039594
Opening Hours: Mon – Tue 11.30AM-5PM | Wed – Thu 11.30AM-7PM
Contact: 8100 9998

Mimeo website


2. Firmoo Optical – Trendy frames from $4.95


Yes, you read correctly – first-time customers of Firmoo Optical can get spectacle frames from as low as $4.95, as well as 20% off accompanying prescription lenses. But don’t worry if you’ve purchased from them before – most of their spectacle frames are marked at an affordable $13

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Shop stylish frames on Firmoo Optical’s website by colour, face shape, size or material. If you’re looking for a cutting-edge design, check out the 2022 eyewear trends section for spectacles modelled by runway models and celebrities.

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If you would like to customise your lenses with blue-light blocking or progressive lenses, the total amount would probably not cost more than $50. You can also check out their new spring collection for two pairs of frames from $19 and 15% off lenses

Firmoo Optical website


3. Glimpse – Custom-made spectacles in 20 minutes, from $88


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You won’t have to go back to the store again just to collect your order. At Glimpse, you’ll be able to get your new custom-made prescription glasses within a speedy 20 minutes. Choose from a wide range of sleek frame designs such as rectangular, round, aviator, half rim and rimless.

In love with their designs? Get your second pair of glasses at just $50 – frame and lens included.

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Glimpse Bugis
Address: 200 Victoria Street, #01-102/103 Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021
Opening Hours: 11AM-9PM, Daily
Contact: 6222 0588

Glimpse The Centrepoint
Address: 176 Orchard Road, #01-33 The Centerpoint, Singapore 238843
Opening Hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Contact: 6262 3133

Full list of Glimpse outlets


4. Lenskart – Try glasses in 3D before buying, from $68


On their website and in store, Lenskart’s 3D Try On technology allows you to see how each frame looks on you without having to try them on. This is perfect for the germaphobe, especially during Covid times.

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A tasteful display of online exclusive designs start from $68, with free shipping for all orders above $40. If adjustments are needed, you can head down to their physical stores.

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Lenskart Suntec City
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-633 Suntec City, Singapore 038983
Opening Hours: 11.30AM-8.30PM, Daily
Contact: 6592 4615

Lenskart Funan
Address: 107 North Bridge Road, #B1-08/09 Funan Mall, Singapore 179105
Opening Hours: 11AM-10PM, Daily
Contact: 6970 1335

Full list of Lenskart outlets


5. Foptics – Frame & lens at $35.90 flat


Foptics sells spectacle frames and prescription lenses at $35.90 nett. You can scan your current lenses to retrieve your optical details for a seamless purchase when you download their application – there’s no need to go through the hassle of yet another eye test.

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Your new spectacles will be ready in 3 working days and shipped to your doorstep for free. Enjoy 10% off your first order with the promo code <ONLINEBETTER>.

Visit their physical stores to try on their frames – you’ll also get a complimentary eye exam with any purchase. 

Foptics Commonwealth
Address: 115A Commonwealth Drive, #05-18/19, Singapore 149596
Opening Hours: Mon, Tue & Thu – Sun 12PM-9PM | Wed 3PM-9PM
Contact: 8874 2863

Foptics Chinatown
Address: 58B Pagoda Street, #03-01, Singapore 059217
Opening Hours: Mon, Tue & Thu – Sun 12PM-9PM | Wed 3PM-9PM
Contact: 8874 2863

Foptics website


6. Zoff – 1-year unlimited lens changes for children from $98


Originating from Japan, Zoff has frame and lens sets from $98. Not to mention, you can head to any physical outlet to get your Zoff glasses cleaned and adjusted – all for free. You’ll also get 10% off a lens upgrade when you purchase them online from Lazada.

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Kiddos below the age of 15 get to enjoy free-of-charge lens exchange for any prescription changes, which is a real money-saver because their degrees can fluctuate. The Kids PC Package ($58) has computer glasses with blue light blocking to protect the little ones’ eyes during iPad screen time.

Paya Lebar outlet
Address: 10 Paya Lebar Road, #01-16 PLQ Mall, Singapore 409057
Opening Hours: 11AM-9PM, Daily
Contact: 6968 1584

ION Orchard outlet
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #B4-11 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: 11AM-9PM, Daily
Contact: 6365 1346

Full list of Zoff outlets


7. Visual Mass – 1-for-1 offer for all glasses, from $98/pair


Grab a friend and elevate your style together at Visual Mass, where there is a 1-for-1 offer for all glasses. From $98 a pair, each pair of prescription glasses comes with multi coated high-index lenses. You’ll also get a free pair of prescription glasses with every $250 spent on contact lenses.

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If you’re looking to try out the transparent frame trend, check out their unique designs from the Crystal Collection and the Synthetic Resins Collection.

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Visual Mass
Address: 277 Orchard Road, #B2-30 orchardgateway, Singapore 238858
Opening Hours: 12.30AM-8.30PM, Daily
Contact: 6702 3480

Visual Mass website


8. New China Opticians – Vintage-style pieces from $65


New China Opticians has a stock of vintage-style eyewear from $65 – think tortoiseshell frames and bamboo-hewn spectacles. 

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You can get your new glasses within 45 minutes – including an eye checkup. There are even marked-down sunglasses from $28 in the sale section of their website, a real value-for-money lobang.

New China Opticians
Address: 3 Coleman Street, #01-11 Peninsula Shopping Centre, Singapore 179804
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 11AM-7.30PM | Sun 12PM-6PM
Contact: 6337 8441

New China Opticians website


9. Eyecon Optical – Prescription lenses from $19.80


You can snag a pair of eyeglass frames ($35) and prescription lenses ($19.80) – that’s a steal at a total of $54.80 – from Eyecon Optical

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The store has eyewear collections spanning Chic & Retro, Classic & Casual, Limited Edition and Titanium. Drop them a visit to receive a consultation from the friendly optician Marcus himself. 

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Eyecon Optical
Address: 200 Jalan Sultan, #08-04 Textile Centre, Singapore 199018
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 11AM-8.30PM | Sat 11AM-5.30PM
Contact: 9668 8027

Eyecon Optical website


10. ORIAN Eyewear – Glasses from $48 nett


If you’d much rather choose the safe option of clean and minimalistic designs, ORIAN Eyewear is the place to go. They have a wide range of Korean-style spectacles at a wallet-friendly price of $48. New and trendy designs are released monthly and available in stores and online.

Don’t miss out on their special online promotion – quote <ORIAN10> for $10 off your online purchase. 

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ORIAN Eyewear
Address: #01-27 18 Tai Seng, Singapore 534013
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 11AM-7PM | Sat – Sun 11AM-6PM
Contact: 6444 4864

ORIAN Eyewear website


11. OWNDAYS – Glasses from $98, in 32 outlets


OWNDAYS is a popular eyewear chain with many mall outlets at various heartland locations. Their frames are priced from $98, such as 2-in-1 spectacles-cum-sunglasses frames from the SNAP collection, which are handy in sunny Singapore. OWNDAYS also has frames made from lightweight and durable materials, like those from the Air Ultem collection.

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You can also find affordable spectacle accessories such as spectacle chains ($20), spectacle pouches ($10) and lens cleaners ($5).

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OWNDAYS Bugis
Address: 200 Victoria Street, #01-58/58A/59/59A Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 11AM-10PM
Contact: 6222 0588

Full list of OWNDAYS outlets


12. Monocle – Italian tortoiseshell spectacles from $85


Monocle’s Italian tortoiseshell spectacles are perfect for those who want to bring their A-game when it comes to dressing up. Made with good-quality stainless steel and titanium, the prices of glasses here start from $85 a pair.

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Fun-fact: The eco-friendly shop plants a tree for every pair of glasses sold. Not only will you save some dollars, but you will be doing a small part in saving the environment.

Monocle
Address: 7A Haji Lane, Singapore 189200
Opening Hours: Wed – Fri 2PM-8PM | Sat 11.30AM-7.30PM | Sun 11.30AM-5.30PM
Contact: 8736 1649

Monocle website


Affordable spectacle shops in Singapore 


Whether you’re looking to change up your style, or need to upgrade your spectacles as your eyesight changes, you’ll have plenty of choices with these affordable spectacle shops in Singapore. There’s no need to fork out a tonne of money to feel confident in your new pair of “eyes”. 

Note: Prices listed in this article are inclusive of frames and basic single vision lenses. Any customisable add-ons such as transition or progressive lenses are subject to additional charges. 

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Cover image adapted from: Firmoo Optical, @glimpseoptician