My last post about Quiapo was more than a year ago na pala.. of course, balik at babalik kame doon specially for cheap eyeglasses in Quiapo.
Quiapo eyeglasses are really cheap. You can find designer eyeglasses in Quiapo at an affordable price. There are many optical shops along Paterno Street but my suki is located at the end of that street, corner Estero Cegado St.
If you’re travelling by car, easiest and most convenient is to park along Quezon Blvd. You can park on that side of Quezon Blvd (the side na kahanay ng simbahan ha). TIP: after coming from the tunnel, igilid nyo na sasakyan nyo and use the hazard light to signal the parking boys na naghahanap kayo ng parking. Nearest to Paterno street is the 2nd Choking from the tunnel.. so mas maganda doon kayo mag park. In between the 2 Chowkings are Raon and Mamon Luk. Chowking 2 is corner Paterno street.. so kung makakapark kayo near that Chowking, just enter that street.. lakad lang kayo hanggang sa makita nyo ang building na ito:
Where to buy Eyeglasses In Quiapo:
If you missed that parking slots along Quiapo church (Mahirap talaga humanap ng parking sa Quiapo!), you can still try the parking lot (legal na parking lot to haha) at the other side of Quezon Blvd. Ikot lang kayo sa dulo before the bridge.. Before the over pass, may makikita kayo na PARKING sign at medyo maliit na iskinita papasok doon sa parking lot. Lakd na lang ng kaunti, tawid sa overpass, lakad pa kaunti sa may Chowking (papunta ng simbahan way ha) then Paterno Street na.
Back to the eyeglasses in Quiapo… when you reach that building, liko kayo sa kaliwa then pasok sa may pinto sa side na iyon. At the right side, you can find this optical shop:
Tanong nyo muna magkano ang lens.. tumawad kayo kung pwede! I can’t remember kung magkano pero if you would ask for a lens, ask for Essilor Crizal Prevencia, bagay sya if mahilig ka mag computer kase may blue light filter na, may UV filter pa.
Pag nagkasundo na kayo sa presyo, they’ll bring you to an optical clinic to get your eye grade (maya bayad yan, 100 Pesos lang naman) better if you already have your grade. Ang ginagawa ko, check up muna sa ophthalmologist then pagawa ng salamin sa Quiapo. It’s just me but I believe mas accurate ang reading ng optha.
Eyeglasses frames for as low as 90 Pesos
After getting your eye grade, ask them where you can buy good quality but cheap frames. They have frames din naman, but better options yung mga tindahan near them. Facing Ariel Optical shop, on your left side,you can find frames for as low as 90 PhP (wholesale price kung 6pcs ang kukunin mo). At the right side of the shop is more updated frame designs:
Designer quality eyeglasses for 500 Pesos
Quality frames for eyeglasses in Quiapo are priced at 500 Pesos and up. Sa sobrang mura, gusto ko kumuha ng 3! Kaso maharlika ang lens ko.. maybe next visit!
Here’s my current eyeglasses from Quiapo:
Aside from buying cheap but quality eyeglasses in Quiapo, here are other things you can do on that side of the Metro:
- buy kiddie bike, adult bike, mountain bike, BMX bike and bike accessories
- buy Excelente Ham
- Check out New Sin Kian Heng for Kitchen Aide Mixer price and other cooking wares
- Visit Killion for cooking and baking ingredients
- Ride a padyak to eat at Waiying
- Walk from Waiying to Ongpin street and buy gold, fruits and cogon grass:
Ang cogon grass ay mabisang gamot sa bato sa kidney. Tried and tested! Uminom ako ng cogon grass tea at lumabas talaga ang bato sa kidney ko.