Modern Namdaemun Market has always been famous for its abundance of glasses shops, which are all over the market. You literally can't walk down any part of Namdaemun Market without seeing a glasses shop. These shops sell very cheap affordable glasses, with quick free eye examinations available to anyone who walks in. Some of these stores are even open 24 hours, perfect in case you break or lose your glasses in the middle of the night. Frames cost anywhere between 10,000 won (about $10) for cheap, plastic ones to 1,000,000 won (about $1,000) for very high-end designer brand frames.
Most stores also have Japanese and English-speaking employees, making the whole process of buying glasses here easy and convenient. Usually, stores that have either Japanese or English service will have it written in their window. Eye exams are free and done on site with a machine, usually taking no more than a few minutes. After finishing the eye exam you can choose from a wide variety of stylish frames, which you can get discounts on if you buy multiple frames. After choosing your frames your glasses will be ready to pick up in either a few hours or the next day. Super simple.
|Company Name||Namdaemun Market Glasses Shops (남대문시장 안경거리)|
|Category||Fashion & Beauty Services Shopping|
|Languages Available||Japanese English|
21 Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea 21
Take Line 4 to Hoehyeon Station and go out Exit 5. -> Turn right and walk straight about 60 meters. You'll start to see glasses shops all over the market.